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What makes a perfect spy tick?
“You are a perfect spy. All you need is a cause.” — “A Perfect Spy,” John le CarreOn a rainy day in the spring of 1967, I shuffled into a classroom at the U.S. Army…
Author: Jeff Stein
Published: Feb. 9, 2012
Length: 2 minutes (562 words)
David Finkel’s ‘Genius Award’: Read his stories
It was easy for the Washington Post to cover the 2012 MacArthur Fellow “genius awards:” one of them was in our newsroom. On Monday, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Finkel, 56,…
Author: Maura Judkis
Published: Oct. 2, 2012
Length: 1 minutes (320 words)
Fragmentation leaves Android phones vulnerable to hackers
In late October, researchers at North Carolina State University alerted Google to a security flaw that could let scam artists send phony text messages to Android phones — a practice called…
Published: Feb. 6, 2013
Length: 1 minutes (490 words)
Resurfaced: Peter Perl's 'The Spy Who's Been Left in the Cold' (1998)
We’re excited to introduce a recurring series in which we work with publishers to dig up notable stories from their archives that were previously unpublished on the web. And we’re…
Author: longreads
Length: 1 minutes (346 words)
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