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Noah Shachtman

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They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, and Found a Secret Society Inside

How a small group academics revealed an ancient order of opthamologists.

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Russia's Top Cyber Sleuth Foils US Spies, Helps Kremlin Pals

A profile of Eugene Kaspersky, KGB-trained online security mogul.

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The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War

In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that soldiers would refuse to acknowledge its existence, and reporters mentioning the gear were promptly escorted out of the country. That equipment—a radio-frequency jammer—was upgraded several times, and eventually robbed the Iraq insurgency of its most potent weapon, the remote-controlled bomb.
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Anthrax Redux: Did the Feds Nab the Wrong Guy?

Investigating the investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks.