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Confessions of a Political Hacker

How Andrés Sepúlveda rigged elections across Latin America.

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The Art of the Smear

A journalist on the troll who tried to destroy her.

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What Happens When the Surveillance State Becomes an Affordable Gadget?

Your local police department probably has a $400,00 device that listens in on cellphones. Soon your neighbor will be able to buy the same thing for $1,500.

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The Incredible Rise and Final Hours of Fracking King Aubrey McClendon

He made billions. He lost billions. He was fired as CEO of the company he created. And on March 2, just hours after he was accused of rigging oil deals, he died in a one-car crash.

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This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America

Meet Steve Bannon. He’s a former naval officer and Goldman Sachs banker who, as executive chairman of Breitbart News and the founding chairman of the Government Accountability Institute, is set on driving the narrative of the 2016 presidential election.

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How Two Guys Lost God and Found $40 Million

They were raised Hasidic in Brooklyn. Now Abe Zeines and Meir Hurwitz live a decadent, booze-filled life in Puerto Rico. They are in their early 30s and rich enough to retire, while Wall Street is busy adopting the shady loan scheme they pioneered.

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How Much of Your Audience Is Fake?

For online advertisers, probably most of it. An investigation.

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Thirteen Months of Working, Eating and Sleeping at the Googleplex

Meet Ben Discoe, a programmer who did it from October 2011 to November 2012.

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Cheating, Incorporated

On the adultery website AshleyMadison.com.

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This Is How Uber Takes Over a City

The ride-share company has 250 lobbyists and 29 lobbying firms registered in capitols around the nation, a third more than Wal-Mart Stores. Among other things.

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The People’s Republic of Cruiseland

The author boards the Costa Atlantica for several days of line dancing, burlesque and buffets as part of the cruise industry’s new foray into China.