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Intricate family connections bind several of America's worst charities

BY KRIS HUNDLEY AND KENDALL TAGGART Times/CIR special report Carol Smith still gets angry when she remembers the box that arrived by mail for her dying husband. Cancer Fund of America sent it when he…
PUBLISHED: June 13, 2013
LENGTH: 13 minutes (3367 words)

Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.

This 12-story building on the outskirts of Shanghai is the headquarters of Unit 61398 of the People’s Liberation Army. China’s defense ministry has denied that it is responsible for initiating…
PUBLISHED: Feb. 18, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3009 words)

Welcome to the Malware-Industrial Complex

Every summer, computer security experts get together in Las Vegas for Black Hat and DEFCON, conferences that have earned notoriety for presentations demonstrating critical security holes…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1455 words)

What Brand Is Your Therapist?

In the summer of 2011, after I completed six years of graduate school and internship training and was about to start my psychotherapy practice, I sat down with my clinical supervisor in the Los…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 23, 2012
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4111 words)

The Zombie Hunters

One afternoon this spring, a half-dozen young computer engineers sat in the headquarters of Prolexic, an Internet-security company in Hollywood, Florida, puzzling over an attack on one of the…
PUBLISHED: Oct. 10, 2005
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4366 words)

Google Gets A Second Brain, Changing Everything About Search

In the 1983 sci-fi/comedy flick The Man with Two Brains, Steve Martin played Michael Hfuhruhurr, a neurosurgeon who marries one of his patients but then falls in love with the disembodied brain…
AUTHOR:Wade Roush
PUBLISHED: Dec. 12, 2012
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4630 words)

Cyber Dudes to the Rescue

November 17, 2002|Janet Reitman | Janet Reitman's last story for the magazine was a profile of David Rosenthal, a television writer who left Hollywood, at least temporarily, and moved to New York.The…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 17, 2002
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3822 words)

What Makes Us Happy?

Case No. 218 How’s this for the good life? You’re rich, and you made the dough yourself. You’re well into your 80s, and have spent hardly a day in the hospital. Your wife had a…
LENGTH: 45 minutes (11403 words)

2 Good 2 Be 4Gotten: An Oral History of Freaks and Geeks

In prime time’s world of wish fulfillment, Freaks and Geeks was the opposite: 18 episodes that nailed the sad, hilarious unfairness of teen life. The cult following for its single, 1999 season—still…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 33 minutes (8465 words)