Web Борис Шаров в разговоре с RSpectr отмечает, что в крайнее время воровать базы стали достаточно юные правонарушители. То, что ранее было доступно лишь посвященным, сейчас предлагается в открытую подписчикам телеграм-каналов. Причина проста — цифровизация общества приводит к сбору все большего размера данных юзеров со стороны компаний.
Для защиты от утечек потребуются не лишь законодательное ужесточение, но и завышенная внимательность самих людей. Юристы советуют покупателям на веб-сайтах разных магазинов запрашивать информацию о уровне защиты индивидуальных данных. Он отмечает, что при игнорировании запросов нерадивые компании можно быстро приструнить, обратившись в Роскомнадзор.
Прочитайте условия обработки личной инфы. Ежели нет согласия либо политики по обработке индивидуальных данных — сделайте скриншот и направьте жалобу через веб-сайт Роскомнадзора: это онлайн и безвозмездно. Позвоните торговцу и уточните, как обстоят дела с ПД, как они защищаются, попросите прислать текст согласия на обработку данных и не оставляйте никакой инфы, пока не ознакомитесь с таковым документом. Ежели вы чрезвычайно желаете приобрести продукт на определенном веб-сайте, но в сохранности данных не убеждены, то стоит изучить политику обработки данных и порядок их отзыва.
Запрос на отзыв собственных ПД необходимо выслать сходу опосля получения продукта. Ежели компания не отреагировала, то сможете смело писать жалобу в Роскомнадзор. Обладатель юридической компании в сфере цифровых технологий «Катков и партнёры» Павел Катков отмечает в разговоре с RSpectr, что данные утекают из-за слабенькой позиции «истца», то есть гражданина, у которого нет ресурсов защищать в судах свои права.
В этом случае ситуация может поменяться в топовую сторону», — считает П. В статье КоАП «Нарушение законодательства РФ в области индивидуальных данных» практически не предусматривается наказание за утечку ПД, поведал RSpectr ведущий консультант центра компетенций по информационной сохранности компании «Техносерв» Алексей Карягин. Раз никто не жалуется, означает, ни один оператор штрафа не опасается. Ежели он вырастет до тыс. Также ответственность необходимо персонализировать.
Ее принципиально предугадать для всех, кто работает с индивидуальными данными. Оказывается, посреди IT-компаний чрезвычайно много посредников, которые не взаимодействуют впрямую ни с обладателями ПД, ни с операторами данных. Это различного рода агрегаторы агрегаторов, субподрядчики субподрядчиков. Коляда говорит, что эти промежные звенья на данный момент нереально привлечь к ответственности — нет доказательств. Поэтому что субъект индивидуальных данных просто не знает, к кому его данные попали.
Для решения данной для нас трудности можно, как в ЕС, ввести в закон новейшего субъекта ответственности — контролера индивидуальных данных или выпустить разъясняющие акты на уровне Роскомнадзора либо Минцифры, где будет указано, как необходимо вести расследование и кого завлекать. Или это может быть определение Верховного суда, которое создаст практику, благо данный механизм в Рф реально работает», — считает М.
Парфентьев дает внести ясные поправки в закон. Неувязка в том, что бизнесу эти требования непонятны. В особенности это касается малого бизнеса, который в CRM хранит персонализированную информацию о клиентах. Необходимо очевидно указать, что индивидуальные данные должны быть защищены от утечки и разглашения — в том числе с внедрением автоматизированных систем предотвращения утечек.
В свою очередь, Борис Шаров считает, что законы сверхизбыточны, а ответственности по ним никто не несет. Хоть какое хищение ПД обязано расследоваться, а виновные наказываться», — считает он. Глава Dr. Web уверен, что в будущем конкурентнсть меж операторами данных будет вестись как раз по степени защищенности клиентской инфы. Люди будут выбирать тех, кто не допускает проколов в сохранности.
Хакеры берут в заложники бизнес Спасти данные от вирусного шифрования можно в облаке и бэкапом. Основная Статьи DarkNet дает «цифровые профили». Биться с массовыми утечками личных данных нужно не лишь регуляторам, но и самим гражданам В году специалисты зафиксировали активный рост продаж индивидуальных данных ПД на черном рынке. Самыми дорогими оказались данные от Tele2: «пробив» номера телефона и данных обладателя — от 4,5 тыс. Эксперт уточняет, ежели не так давно провели спецоперацию против «пробивок» либо массовых сливов данных, то цены подрастают Стоимость банковского «пробива» в даркнете: Сбербанк.
За месяц — от 12 тыс. За месяц — от 5 тыс. Уязвимости серверов и доступные базы данных за январь-апрель года: Январь: найден открытый сервер Elasticsearch с данными оператора по обслуживанию грузовых и почтовых авиаперевозок «Москва Карго». Во всех вариантах обладатели ПД были уведомлены о дилемме.
Оганесян считает, что львиную долю работы делают не «безопасники», а силовики. По данным DLBI, львиная толика пойманных — сотрудники МВД, сотовых операторов и салонов мобильной связи, а также представители банков На черном рынке банковского «пробива» чрезвычайно не достаточно настоящих продавцов и много посредников, при этом их цены могут быть в четыре раза выше.
Алексей Парфентьев, «СёрчИнформ»: — Традиционно это происходит так: компания фиксирует возникновение данных из собственной базы в даркнете. Не считая паспортных либо платежных данных на 1-го человека можно разом получить все — от выписок по штрафам ГИБДД до видео с камер внешнего наблюдения Алексей Парфентьев, «СёрчИнформ»: — Пока на муниципальном уровне лишь разрабатывают «цифровые профили» людей, в даркнете они уже в ходу — инфы из различных скомпрометированных баз наиболее чем довольно, мошенникам остается лишь свести их воедино.
Борис Шаров, Dr. Web: — Быстрее всего, конкретно вовлечение в эту деятельность школьников и приводит к тому, что тема утечек выплескивается на странички СМИ и соц сетей. Макар Коляда, «Касторама РУС»: — Каждый раз, когда вы делаете заказ, не вводите никакие данные, пока не нажмете на галочку «согласен на обработку индивидуальных данных». С тех пор этот термин нередко заимствовался и в том числе употреблялся в таковых больших СМИ, как Rolling Stone  и Wired . Даркнет является предметом исследования нетсталкеров.
Журналист Дж. Лазика в собственной книжке «Даркнет: Голливудская война против цифрового поколения» англ. Потом, в году, журналист Джейми Бартлетт, в собственной книжке «Темная сеть», употреблял его для описания ряда подпольных и эмерджентных подкультур , в том числе эротических видеочатов , криптоанархистов , теневых рынков  , сообществ самоповреждений , групп самоубийц  , расистов в соц сетях и трансгуманистов .
В подкультуре нетсталкеров даркнет принято располагать на 3-ем « уровне веба », опосля « видимой » англ. Surface Web и « глубочайшей » англ. Deep Web сетей . Telegram Open Network из-за особенностей собственного функционирования  также можно отнести к даркнету  . У лежащего в его базе мессенджера Telegram тоже имеются зашифрованные каналы, которые могут употребляться как для торговли запрещёнными веществами  , воплощения вербовки разными организациями   , координации антиправительственных действий  , так и для противодействия преступности  .
Когда этот термин употребляется для описания файлообменной сети, DarkNet нередко употребляется в качестве синонима фразы « friend-to-friend » «от друга к другу» — эти два понятия обрисовывают сети, в которых прямые соединения инсталлируются лишь меж 2-мя пирами, которые друг другу доверяют. Такие сети по-другому именуются закрытый p2p Private peer-to-peer. Более распространённые файлообменники, к примеру, BitTorrent , на самом деле не являются даркнетами, так как юзеры могут связываться с кем угодно в сети  .
Практически все известные даркнеты децентрализованы и, следовательно, числятся одноранговыми. В даркнете употребляются домены, на которые нереально зайти через обыденную сеть, используя обычные браузеры. Часто, это — псевдодомены в доменной зоне. Для адреса веб-сайта нередко употребляется случайный набор знаков либо шифр, к примеру facebookcorewwwi. В году английскими спецами по кибербезопасности был проведён анализ содержимого подборки сайтов сетей даркнет с помощью поисковой машинки , настроенной на отслеживание и категоризацию отысканного контента по ряду главных слов англ.
Weapons — орудие, англ. Illegal Pornography — нелегальная порнуха , англ. Extremism — экстремизм и др. Посреди общего количества 5 обследованных веб-сайтов было найдено лишь 2 активных, а нелегальный контент удалось найти на 1 веб-сайтах. Как представляется создателям исследования, более обширно распространёнными в сетях даркнет являются виртуальные площадки для торговли наркотическими веществами и совершения денежных преступлений  .
Почти все теневые сети требуют установки специального программного обеспечения для получения доступа к сети. Материал из Википедии — вольной энциклопедии. Не следует путать с Глубочайшим вебом — обилием веб-страниц Глобальной сети, не индексируемых поисковыми системами. Медиафайлы на Викискладе.
Ниже пойдет речь о специальной версии Brawl Stars года, которая скачана прямиком с даркнета. Индивидуальности игры Обыденные модификации для мобильных проектов уже не доставляют много наслаждения игрокам — большая часть насытилось нескончаемыми средствами, бессмертием и иными обычными читами. Так и фанаты Brawl Stars повсевременно отыскивают новое для себя развлечение. В этот раз мы предлагаем для вас ознакомиться с неповторимым клиентом, который вначале публиковался в даркнете — он различается необыкновенными эффектами, подменой текстур и почти всеми иными качествами.
О данной версии Brawl Stars с черной стороны веба прогуливается много слухов и легенд, так как игра может даже испугать юзера в некие моменты — так она различается от оригинала. Но бояться здесь нечего, поэтому что в данной модификации изменены только текстуры, а никакой опасности для юзера либо личных данных на телефоне она не несет. Достоинства и недочеты Плюсы: необыкновенная задумка для модификации; самая актуальная версия игры Brawl Stars; занимает не достаточно места; низкие системные требования; настоящий перевод на российский язык.
Минусы: клиент из даркнета не получает автоматических обновлений. Скачивайте необыкновенную и неповторимую версию Brawl Stars, которая обновлена до патча года. Игра даст для вас новейшие эмоции и чувства, которые вы могли испытывать в самом начале знакомства с экшеном. Как установить Brawl Stars с даркнета Для установки взломанных игр отключите вход в Google Play Игры , при установке удалите оригинальное приложение с телефона.
Чтоб установить. APK файл включите установку с неизвестных источников на вашем телефоне. APK файл приложения либо игры. Ежели есть кеш также кеш может быть встроен - распакуйте его по указанному пути через файловый менеджер. Как разобраться куда кидать кэш Ежели файлы заканчиваются на. Что ежели взлом не работает? Ежели игра не работает напишите комментарий либо запросите обновление либо просто рабочего мода нет и сможете его даже не находить.
The actor made it clear while doing press for his latest movie "The Greatest Showman" that he believes his time is done as Wolvie even if it means working with the Avengers. And every time I saw an Avengers movie I could just see Wolverine in the middle of all of them like punching them all on the head," said Jackman, according to Collider. As of mid-week, Shinsuke Nakamura remains the favorite to win the Royal Rumble.
Some books have the Japanese star at even money. Oddsmakers have also taken shine to the possibility of Daniel Bryan coming out of retirement to win the man over-the-top-rope match. Aside from Nakamura, the only other wrestler with shorter odds is Roman Reigns. In the other Royal Rumble match, the undefeated Asuka favored to win the historic inaugural bout for the women.
As was the case with Daniel Bryan, oddsmakers are also keen on the idea of Ronda Rousey being a surprise entrant, and some sports books actually have the ex-UFC titan ahead of Asuka. The latter is facing the longest odds to walk out of the ring as champion. Like The Young Bucks, Oster was elite and we were anything but.
But the calendar has flipped to , and the slate is wiped clean. The redemption tour begins now. Frankly, the riots would extend beyond Philadelphia, where the match is being held, and spill onto streets as far as Paris. Pick: Shinsuke Nakamura. There has been something missing from the way Nakamura has been portrayed and used in WWE since he arrived from the main roster.
A win in the Royal Rumble match gives him something to build upon, renewing his image as a viable threat for the WWE championship. Imagine the papers in Japan if there is such a milestone. Aaron: I spent a long time in this build thinking that John Cena was going to win it.
However, it seems like Cena has other plans for WrestleMania. Of course, Roman Reigns is near the top. However, are they really going to have him win in Philly again? He could very easily win the Elimination Chamber to get his title shot.
Braun Strowman is a really interesting possibility, especially if he gets screwed over somehow in the title match at the Rumble. Thus, I look at someone challenging for the WWE title. He should, and either match would bring the house down.
And if you want a result that would cause the rowdy fans in Philly to lose their minds, this is it. Pick: Asuka. Who on the roster would benefit most from winning the Royal Rumble? A case can be made for others like Bayley. However, I think this would be an ideal situation to solidify Jax on the main roster. The other has an unprecedented win streak to hang their hat on.
Jax can go on to have a program with Alexa Bliss, which has enough backstory to develop without Enzo Amore. Pick: Nia Jax. Aaron: To me, this comes down to two people. One, obviously, is Asuka. So why am I going another way? The other name has the potential to set up one of the biggest mainstream matches WWE could do. That, of course, is have Ronda Rousey win it, and have her challenge Charlotte Flair. Pick: Ronda Rousey. Braun Strowman vs. Chuck: Braun Strowman has been built up to be a mega-force during this feud, and WWE should be close to pulling the trigger and putting the title on him.
I expect Brock Lesnar will enter WrestleMania with gold around his waist, meaning Strowman will continue waiting in the wings. Sadly, Kane is pretty much an afterthought in this one. Pick: Brock Lesnar. Scott: There are rumblings of a Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar showdown at WrestleMania, and we can see the makings of that match begin to formulate at the Rumble. The selfless veteran has other aspirations, like becoming mayor of Knoxville County.
Aaron: Braun Strowman should win this match. However, I keep coming back to this: if Braun Strowman was winning, why is Kane in this match? Thus, I think Brock wins this match. Will the next chapter in their feud steal the thunder from the championship match? Does that mean another triple-threat title defense?
Pick: AJ Styles. It benefits nobody. Although a screw-job finish involving Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon is not out of the realm of possibility. That said, Styles should walk away from the Rumble with the gold going into Mania. Aaron: This match is going to be messy. Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are going to get involved, and probably have a direct impact in the result. Because of that, this match is hard to get a really good grasp on.
Could Owens and Zayn win? But if this match is more about Daniel Bryan and Shane, which I think it will be, it makes more sense to have the single champ walk out. But I think AJ Styles walks out with the belt. I can see a scenario where Jason Jordan goes full-blown heel after dropping the gold and beginning a short feud with his current tag team partner Seth Rollins. While their feud seems like a certainty, the timing of it does not. WWE may opt to save that match for WrestleMania, meaning the champs would retain.
There has been a slow burn with the eventual heel turn of Jordan. One would expect the emerging talent to show his true form in the weeks leading up to Mania. Maybe even in a match against Rollins? Just not in this spot. Then Jordan can turn on him and make the moment meaningful. Scott: The Usos have no doubt been one of the best tag teams in recent memory. Doing it for a second time I feel would do irreparable harm if WWE is serious about building up this duo.
Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. To be the first to know, please click here. Tencent plans to invest in the Chinese division of Carrefour SA, a France-based retail company, according to Bloomberg. The company, along with recent investment Yonghui Superstores, a local supermarket operator, has agreed to take a stake in Carrefour, and intends to improve its operations. Carrefour has over hypermarkets in China, but its sales have slid as of late.
Tencent will certainly try to turn its performance around. Tencent is the biggest stakeholder in JD. It could also lend them its logistics capabilities to help with fulfillment. The e-commerce titan may also help revolutionize their in-store experiences, as it recently developed an unmanned store concept that would allow these stores to offer a unique and convenient shopping experience.
Additionally, there are pieces of technology that can be added to existing stores to upgrade them. This omnichannel fulfillment report also detail the benefits and difficulties involved with specific omnichannel fulfillment services like click-and-collect, ship-to-store, and ship-from-store, providing examples of retailers that have experienced success and struggles with these methods.
Lastly, it walks through the steps retailers need to take to optimize omnichannel fulfillment for lower costs and faster delivery times. Interested in getting the full report? Here are two ways to access it:. Every long-term investor should own some Amazon shares, according to T. Akin Oyedele: Amazon is one of the biggest weights in your fund. So, a two part question: what do you find most interesting about the company, and are you concerned about all the regulatory chatter as the company spreads its tentacles into more industries?
Maybe Whole Foods becomes more successful than people think. Whole Foods is an interesting way for Amazon to invest. One piece that probably is somewhat missed about Amazon is their ability to generate profits from advertising. I think Amazon is a titan and a stock you can own for a very long time. Oyedele: What are some other examples of stocks or sectors that have been home runs for you, and why are you excited about them?
Eiswert: We often talk about being on the right side of change and having an insight about improving returns. They basically are able to remove your cells, infect your cells with a virus, change the DNA of your cell to fix it, and put the red blood cells back into your body. Sickle cell anemia is one of their targets. Illumina in gene sequencing: The insight the analyst had a couple of years ago was Illumina would be able to drive down the unit cost of gene sequencing, which would lead to acceleration of volume, which would lead to more consumables, leading to higher returns.
Intuitive Surgical in robotic surgery is another one in healthcare. Lumentum has a really nice position in 3D sensing. As the year rolls out, our insight is that Apple is going to diffuse 3D sensing across their whole platform. We really like Tapestry, which is the former Coach , the Kate Spade brand, and the Stuart Weitzman brand all under one umbrella.
We think having that multi-brand platform is going to make Coach a more durable grower. Eiswert: Our research platform — analysts around the world, regional portfolio managers — is the magic. This is a global platform. We think about quality. The letter, signed by 18 members of the House and Senate intelligence panels, expressed concerns first voiced in by congressional investigators.
The document said that later information obtained by the panels "only reinforces our concerns regarding Huawei and Chinese espionage". It added that the FCC should receive intelligence briefings "on the threat Huawei and other Chinese technology companies pose". China firmly opposes any form of trade or investment protectionism.
Yu did not directly address the Congressional concerns but said it was a "big loss" for Huawei and consumers that it would not be selling in the US through carrier channels. A potential agreement with another major wireless carrier, Verizon, was also in jeopardy, according to media reports. The company said in a written statement that it would release new products to US consumers as unlocked devices through retail channels, reaching a smaller market.
At Huawei, privacy and security are always our first priority," it said. He called on Washington to help "strengthen cooperation and act in the same direction as China to create a more open, transparent and convenient" trade environment. However, foreign businesses operating in China routinely complain of an array of market-protecting barriers, a trend that Western trade lobbies say has worsened since Chinese President Xi Jinping took power in Samsung, LG Electronics, Panasonic and others touted a future in which homes, cars and pockets brim with technology that collaborates to make lives easier.
Google and Amazon are key players in the trend, with their rival Assistant and Alexa voice-commanded virtual aides being woven deeper into consumer electronics and vehicles. Samsung meanwhile is playing catch-up with its Bixby assistant.
If voice-commanded assistants become the new norm for interacting with computers and the internet, being the virtual aide of choice could be a powerful and profitable position. Apple and Google have big leads, since their rival digital assistants are already on millions of smartphones and computers, according to Blau.
But, Moorhead countered, Microsoft is likely playing to its strength by angling to be the dominant digital assistant in workplaces and Cortana is already on some half a billion computers powered by Windows 10 software. Consumer electronics titan LG proclaimed this year a "tipping point" for smart homes during a press event that featured an ignoble on-stage fail.
A cute, table-top smart hub called CLOi went awry, with the voice-commanded, small snow-person shaped device quickly ignoring an LG executive. LG is developing technology designed to enable its appliances, televisions and other devices adapt to users and collaborate to handle tasks. The AI platform is "open" to utilizing software made by other companies, LG chief technology officer I.
Park said. LG collaborators include Google and Alexa creator Amazon, according to the South Korea-based consumer electronics titan. Google Assistant is being integrated into LG products including televisions, headphones and smart speakers. Interacting with computers by speaking has proven a hit, and the ability of virtual aids to converse with people is expected to improve quickly, according to researchers from the Consumer Technology Association behind the annual CES gathering.
A new SmartThings application to be released by mid-year will consolidate command of Samsung devices and be a "remote control for your connected life," Kim said. Samsung is investing in improving Bixby so that it "intuitively understands you and figures out what you need before you ask," according to Kim. Samsung televisions sold in the US will have Bixby to respond to spoken requests or control other home devices. Bixby was also being built into a "family hub" smart system in Samsung refrigerators with large touch-screens on doors.
Panasonic announcements included that it is working with Amazon to build Alexa smart assistant into "infotainment" systems it sells to carmakers. The bold and flamboyant Son was one of the first personalities from the business world to meet another unconventional tycoon -- Donald Trump -- last year after his election victory.
And on Thursday, Softbank and Uber announced that the tech titan would take a large stake in the US ridesharing giant -- 15 percent of the equity according to a source familiar with the terms of the deal. His family scratched a living raising poultry and hogs in a country where Koreans have long faced discrimination stemming from the Japanese occupation of the peninsula between and It was so slimy that I felt sick. My grandmother, who is dead now, was pulling the cart," Son recalled in a speech when accepting a business award.
It was slimy. We worked hard," he said. Son went to the US as a year-old and later studied at the University of California at Berkeley where he began his business career. His first big success came when he invented a computer system to translate English into Japanese. He later sold it to Sharp for one million dollars. In , a year after returning from the US, he founded SoftBank as a software wholesaler and publisher of computer magazines.
Since going public in , SoftBank has consistently made headlines with its aggressive strategy of taking over Japanese and foreign businesses, a jolt to the staid world of corporate Japan. The company was once the top shareholder in Yahoo and it has been credited with pushing broadband Internet access in Japan.
Son also expanded into the solar power sector as Japan searches for safe and clean alternatives to nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima atomic crisis. The tycoon became a massively followed presence on Twitter at the time of the nuclear crisis, using the social media platform to rail against nuclear energy. Odey Asset Management was founded by Crispin Odey, an investor famed for his successful trading of the financial crisis.
The hedge fund manager believes the world is heading for another crash, driven by loose monetary policy and Chinese debt, but his bets against bonds and assets inflated by recent loose monetary policy have so far failed to pay off. Young is a poet as well as a critic, author, and professor—he directs the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and recently became the poetry editor of The New Yorker —and Bunk is accordingly deep in its research, profound in its insights, and lyrical in its prose.
The best books are like the best meals. After the last word, the reader must hunger for more, a sensation that always exists in opposition to the fullness of the work. But Sing, Unburied, Sing is also broadly familiar for all readers in the way that the best coming-of-age novels are.
Newkirk II , staff writer. But more than recognition, Evie is bewitched: How can she be like Suzanne? And she decides to claim some of that for herself. The inverted expectation here is spectacular. Then slowly, inexorably, the patina wears off and Suzanne and the others are revealed in a more complicated and dangerous light.
Instead, the novel is driven by conversations—by the detailed accounts that a range of strangers and acquaintances give to the narrator about their lives, worries, recent failures, and hopes. The result is something thoroughly immersive, an intimate portrait of people stumbling toward truths that are always almost within reach. What kept me turning the page, though, was the compulsion toward empathy that Cusk so beautifully captures in her characters and provokes in her readers.
Outline is a book that illuminates the persistent need we humans have to reveal ourselves to each other, even as it points to the places where our understanding falls short. Not so for the people he follows through Milwaukee in the following chapters. For them, eviction has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, part of the cycle of impossible choices that arise out of poverty. Meanwhile, their landlords usher one family out of a squalid rental just to usher a new one in, and vacation in the Caribbean on the profits.
Ask the Dust is best remembered as a canonical Los Angeles novel—but its appeal extends far beyond any kind of California regionalism. He spends much of the novel agonizing over his work, staving off poverty and starvation barely , and pining for a waitress who will have nothing to do with him. Standard fare for a writer, but the book is undergirded with a humorously adolescent vacillation; Bandini is given to extreme changes in mood on topics ranging from love to Catholicism to prostitution.
The novel is funny and brief, but it has an outsized vitality that defies its narrative scope. Then men seemed brave to me, and I was proud to be numbered among them. All the evil of the world seemed not evil at all, but inevitable and good and part of that endless struggle to keep the desert down. When the New Yorker scribe David Grann writes something—anything—you should read it.
Whether searching for a lost civilization in the Amazon, chasing giant squid, or probing the horrific possibility that the state of Texas executed an innocent man, Grann has a rare gift for wrapping meticulous, deep-dive reporting in gorgeous prose and spinning out a compulsively readable narrative. Having bitten into a topic, he cannot stop until he has consumed everything there is to know about it.
This is central to how he does what he does. Grann tells this murder mystery from the perspective both of the Osage victims and of the FBI agents sent in to investigate. This was back when the still young bureau was struggling to become a modern law-enforcement agency. Along the way, as he often does, Grann lets readers watch him at work, laying bare the nuts-and-bolts reporting required to bring this story to life.
Put this at the top of your holiday reading list. Jane was in law school when she was shot and strangled in , and the investigating detectives assumed she was the victim of a serial killer who was subsequently arrested. Nelson is a lyrical writer but a surgical critic, and her target in The Red Parts swings from a culture cynically fixated on the deaths of young, beautiful white women to herself. To practice for death by feeling completely empty, but somehow still alive.
The political, cultural, and economic distortions of America circa have given me an insatiable hunger for chronicles of how the country fared during its previous debauched and dissatisfied Gilded Ages. Like everything Dreiser wrote, Tragedy is too long overall some pages , and sentence-by-sentence is full of weird and clumsy expressions. The drama of the flawed, dreaming, grasping, and wholly American anti-hero of the book, Clyde Griffiths, has stayed with me since I was first assigned to read it in high school English, and is the more compelling on reexposure.
Class and ambition, opportunity and injustice, sexual passion and sexual inequality, crime and punishment, religious sincerity and hypocrisy—these and other big themes of national life ring through a jolie-laide version of the great American novel.
This is one of many analytical provocations in what would have already been a splashy book, thanks to reported tidbits about Wenner ogling the naked Allman Brothers Band and sustaining a one-sided jealous rivalry with Paul Simon. Sexual harassment in the media office? Vendetta-settling masquerading as truth-telling? Social upheaval defanged and resold, corporation-style?
Journalistic derring-do applauded by its funders and then exploited? Readers catch glimpses of Kyung-hee through the eyes of a group of South Korean expats: The book opens with these unidentified narrators recounting their memories of meeting and talking with her, reporting dialogue that is by turns mundane and esoteric. Gradually, Bae introduces slippages in perspective, making the reader less and less certain of who is doing the talking, and whose story is really being told.
Sebald, because she clearly belongs in this cohort of experimental writers who pushed at the boundaries of time and memory. She tugs at the unreliability of recollections, the perpetual strangeness of passing minutes and years, the frustration of yearning for something that cannot be returned to. When the narrators eventually return home and try to look up Kyung-hee, Recitation makes its most entrancing argument: that the realm of memory is just as banged-up and dusty and real as the buildings in the city where you grew up.
There are the obligatory, but fresh, assessments of figures like Buddha and Ghandi, but also explorations of artists like Amrita Sher-Gil, who worked in the s, painting intimate, richly colored self-portraits, out of which she stares, as though toward the future.
Another essay takes up the legacy of Basava, a 12th-century mystic poet who used his skill with language to disperse the radical idea that humans are equal across caste. Khilnani shows us these people in motion within larger worlds. Each of his artful, compressed essays talks to the others, hinting at unseen historical webbing between them.
Incarnations is a corrective, a reminder of how very many kinds of lives have been lived on the subcontinent since civilization took root in the Indus Valley. You might, as I did, find yourself pondering half the book on a gloriously bright Saturday afternoon, sprawled across the sun-submerged corner of a gray IKEA couch.
Then a short paragraph, at a two-top, waiting for a friend to arrive to breakfast. Most recently, I savored chapters on the train home from work, looking up only when motion sickness finally took over and realizing I had missed my stop.
The collection invites the reader on an intimate, meandering journey that weaves together deep pop-cultural knowledge, immigrant family memories, and a big-hearted examination of the self. I was born in and, embarrassingly, had pretty much assumed personal computers sprouted up alongside me.
I learned, instead, that the Macintosh was released two years before I was even born. Soon I was managing to work this book into everyday conversations. A friend would mention the new Lizzo album. You cannot exactly read Fates and Furies , though you may try.
The astonishing structure! The dazzling prose! Fates and Furies is the story of a marriage and its mythologies, told in halves, first by the husband, Lotto, and then by the wife, Mathilde. It is a masterpiece of splintering perspectives, emotional crescendo, and existentialism—every bit the epic its title suggests. The novel is also a puzzle, one that becomes more complex even as it becomes more clear. If the first half is a gathering storm, the second is a downpour.
The effect is disorienting and kaleidoscopic. Sentence by sentence, page by page, Fates and Furies offers an awe-inspiring view of the simultaneously sweeping and intimate textures of living. Again and again, Groff pinpoints the extraordinary in the mundane—how every millisecond is meaningful when you examine it, and how rarely two people arrive at the same meaning. This insight turns out to be more dark than it is depressing: There is rage and manipulation just under the surface of so many scenes, made visible only as the book unfolds, and in ways that are at times genuinely shocking.
Fates and Furies ends up being a meditation in how little we actually control, and a reminder that any life, even a long and happy one, unspools far too quickly. Andrew Solomon has mastered this skill. His mission in Far From the Tree is building bridges into lives that are unimaginable for most people parenting a teenaged sex offender, say, or caring for a child with multiple severe disabilities and guiding readers into those worlds.
The diversity and breadth of the topics he covers are incredible; each chapter could be multiple newspaper feature stories. But by taking on such an ambitious project, compiled over a decade or more, Solomon is able to show the commonalities among these extraordinary lives—and just how common extraordinary lives are. A few pages into Exit West , the scene is this: A woman is sleeping at home alone, her husband away and her house alarm disabled, when a strange man appears in her closet doorway.
He makes his way into her bedroom, writhing on the floor. A reader might cringe, fearing violence to follow. But the man leaves as quickly as he arrived, sliding out a window onto the street below. The book mostly centers around a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, who begin seeing each other while their city is on the edge of war. Their intimacy is accelerated as the pair become refugees, moving around a conflict-ridden world. His last name being Me, the case itself is aptly titled Me v.
The book revolves around the narrator, whose efforts are received with varying degrees of disapproval and, surprisingly, some approval from those around him. Eros is a verb. I decided to read Call Me by Your Name before watching the film adaptation, which debuted this fall to widespread acclaim. It was the right choice. As a child, Elisabeth lived next door to Daniel, who shaped her understanding of the world. As Daniel drifts in and out of consciousness and Elisabeth reads Brave New World at his bedside, Britain itself seems lost in a muddle of very different versions of reality.
In a year where the news seemed, not infrequently, to be stranger than fiction, reading fiction inspired by the news proved oddly comforting. Both novels ask what it means to be a young person in a world of shifting borders, and their meditations on nationality and belonging take on new dimension in dialogue with one another.
Unlike most Catholic capital-F Fathers, Father Greg Lockwood is also a lowercase father; he got a special dispensation from the Pope to convert after having already had children. His daughter is the derangedly hilarious poet Patricia Lockwood. Second of all, thorns. Third of all, put dirt on your forehead. Do it right now. But the fact that life has blessed Lockwood with such a perfect elevator pitch for her book is merely the icing on the cake. The great joy of this story is how she tells it.
It is the funniest book I read this year, and also the most beautiful. No one wields the English language like Lockwood. This summer, before I moved to Washington, D. Political Fictions , one of the only essay collections of hers I had not yet read, turned out to be startlingly relevant. And this approach lays bare the truth always lurking in politics: The world of Washington is more a story, a function of language, than anything else. In a year that spilled news events like spiders from a crushed sac, Barkskins looked to me like an escape: a classic multigenerational family epic.
What did you expect? Proulx plays with time like putty, crossing the globe in one sentence before spending years, and pages, over a company negotiating table. And the body count! A few are red herrings: One character complained of an ominous cough and died in a shipwreck a page or two later. They are so, and we are so, and they and we go very well together. Nothing started nowhere; everything has consequences. One can only wait for them. Its narrator is a Harvard freshman named Selin, who, like Batuman, is Turkish American, and has a crush on an older Hungarian math student named Ivan.
In her interactions with other students, teachers, family members, and strangers in the Hungarian countryside where she spends the last third of the book, Selin evinces a unique—and hilariously discerning—world view. So many novels I read this year were heavy and filled with sorrow thanks for nothing, My Absolute Darling — The Idiot was a nice reminder that fiction can be playful and smart and a little absurd.
In both works, Han coaxes the reader to stare long and hard at bodies that have known brutality, in physical and psychological forms. The persistence of the soul is central to Human Acts , which revolves around the student protests that gripped the South Korean city of Gwangju in , leading government troops to kill scores of civilians. Each chapter is told from a different perspective, and takes place in a different year, stretching to Han begins with a teenage boy who volunteers to watch over the unclaimed, decomposing bodies of the victims.
Most are trying to do the impossible work of wanting to forget but needing to remember. In this beautiful and difficult novel, Han pays tribute to those who were slaughtered by their own government, and those left behind she herself is from Gwangju. Erik Larson tells the story of William E. Yet independent of any comparisons to the modern day, In the Garden of Beasts is riveting history.
A family that at first viewed dire warnings about Hitler with skepticism came to see, over the course of several months, that they were more than justified. The Art of Topiary is a poetry collection of indescribable wonder.
Each poem is a force unto itself, evoking reverence for the most common animals and household objects. The formal restraint of these poems, with their soft end rhymes, never undermines the tenderness with which each is saturated. The Art of Topiary will stick with you long after its poems have been thoroughly devoured.
In her debut novel, Angela Flournoy follows one family in their Detroit home of three generations. The house on Yarrow Street has seen 13 Turner children grow up, the loss of a father, and now a mother ailing from cancer forced to move out of the declining neighborhood. The Turner House is, in one sense, about the history of Detroit, from the Great Migration through white flight and early gentrification.
Cha-Cha the eldest of the Turner children deals with the questionable reappearance of a ghost from his youth. Lelah the youngest struggles with a gambling addiction that fractures her relationship with her daughter and leaves her without any money. I walked away feeling like I had gotten to know this family as well as any real family, with all of the complications of history and the compromises made in the name of getting along.
Find this list on Goodreads here. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The e-commerce titan drew in a total of Notably, most retailers had a higher number of transactions on Thanksgiving than Black Friday, with the exception of Amazon. Old Navy saw 9. Bean had an 8. Most retailers are still not prepared for the influx of online shoppers during this time. As sales during the holidays increasingly move to online channels, retailers will need to ensure their sites are working optimally, or risk losing out on revenue during this critical season.
In full, the report:. В PlayStation Store началась новенькая распродажа. Со скидкой предлагается множество инди и не совершенно игр доступных лишь в цифре. The U. These space systems provide timely warning of missile launches, precision navigation and timing, secure and survivable communications, critical intelligence on our adversaries and myriad other services. Over the years, our dependency on these capabilities has grown dramatically as space has become a clear and unique U.
The policy means that the U. NSS launch failures in and resulted in the loss of extremely important payloads. These two launch failures bookended the Challenger failure in January , with the tragic loss of our astronauts and profound impacts to our manned space program. The net effect of these three failures was an extended period 30 months wherein the U. When we recognized that time was running out on this aging legacy, the U. The stated purpose of this program was to improve the reliability of heritage systems and reduce the cost of space launch.
Regarding the first objective, the EELV has far exceeded reliability goals. The program has had over launches without a failure—a success rate that was heretofore inconceivable for large launch systems. A key enabler of this reliability was the implementation of certification and quality-control processes for mission assurance which emphasized comprehensive review and insight on parts, components, and procedures to ensure launch readiness and high reliability. As for the second objective, the cost of the EELV is significantly lower than past systems but still too expensive.
But we are now at a critical juncture. However, due to the current strained relationship with Russia, the long-term use of this engine has been precluded by Congress. The Delta launch family, including a variant that is the only current launch system for our largest NSS payloads, is very expensive. So our current systems are too costly; are becoming obsolete; and are restricted by congressionally mandated prohibitions against the use of Russian engines.
Fortunately, we see innovation being offered by new approaches from current providers, and by new entrants some with commercial offerings into the launch industry. These innovative approaches offer the potential to fundamentally alter the marketplace. To address our challenges and to exploit innovative approaches that can enable our ability to provide the launch services that we need at a cost we can afford, the U. The Air Force must be willing to tailor existing certification and control processes when they can accept best commercial practices.
And launch providers must be willing to tailor commercial practices to meet NSS needs. The Air Force should use a similar approach in Launch Services Agreements LSA for commercial space launch suppliers in which the providers are compensated for the cost of certification and tailoring of their commercial best practices to meet NSS needs.
The emergence of a small launch market and new small launch capabilities can provide the nation with new opportunities to enhance resilience and robustness. Innovation: To overcome obsolescence and meet future needs, the Air Force needs to incent innovation and exploit commercial developments, making government investment when required to address NSS needs.
Competition: Finally, the Air Force should leverage the competitive environment to maintain at least two viable launch service providers who can provide the enhanced capabilities and reliability necessary to meet future needs and control costs. So, why do we need to act now? The Air Force has proposed a carefully considered and constructed LSA approach that addresses these four needs. But this is a fragile environment with conflicting objectives and the imposition of serious limitations and constraints.
We are now at an inflection point to bring the key stakeholders together using these well-structured agreements. Paul Kaminski, a U. Thomas Moorman, a former Air Force vice chief and Space Command commander, has over 40 years of experience in the research, development and operation of military and intelligence space system. Apparently someone forgot to tell Walmart. The biggest brick-and-mortar store of all is arguably doing better than ever, fresh off a blockbuster earnings report that saw the company smash Wall Street estimates and post its best sales growth in more than eight years.
And the future certainly does look bright for Walmart, even in a retail landscape constantly under pressure from online retail titan Amazon. Those figures now include Jet. Walmart has now expanded US revenue for 13 straight quarters. This can be seen in a measure called short interest, which tracks bets that a stock will fall. Walmart investors are looking similarly confident going forward. Still, it would be unwise for both Walmart traders and the company to get too comfortable with current conditions.
Astronomers are seeing these galaxies in their infancy - and the light from the galaxies have taken nearly 13 billion years to reach our eyes. The merger of the two galaxies has triggered violent, ongoing star formation and lead to the growth of a very massive galaxy in later cosmic epochs, Riechers said. Leung explained that this pair must have formed efficiently in early cosmic time, forming the foundation of massive galaxies and clusters astronomers see today.
In other words, this discovery is helping astronomers to understand the timeline of the cosmos. It appeared as a red dot. This one popped out because of its color. Earlier this year, this group of astronomers using the ALMA radio telescope examined the red dot and saw two galaxies that have about 50 times the amount of star-forming gas as the Milky Way.
Riechers said an enormous amount of observed gas will be converted into new stars quickly as the two merging galaxies produce stars at a "breakneck pace," about 1, times faster than in the current Milky Way. Leung said that the ALMA telescope has revolutionized our understanding of young galaxies with its unprecedented resolution. Riechers, Nov. A mix of inspirational, and entertaining, presentations with thoughtful discussions of pertinent issues to the current state of the space industry was offered for the well over participants to enjoy.
A variety of formats was used to keep participants engaged, which was a refreshing change of pace from more typical conferences. She gifted the audience with beautiful pictures of Saturn and spoke about the moons Enceladus and Titan, and possible future missions there. An inspirational talk and discussion was delivered by Susmita Mohanty , co-founder and chief executive of Earth2Orbit.
She is a serial entrepreneur, who spoke of future space activities by private entrepreneurs. Turning her vision to the future, Susmita said she will begin work on climate change research, and will eventually launch an earth observation constellation of satellites. The concept is to use ordinary open standard technology, wrapped around with intellectual property and invention for added value. One main track of the discussion about the role of public funds in space technology development was led by Garver, who explained at length the analogies between civil aviation and space.
His Space Angels fund has issued a new space investment report the Space Angels Investment Quarterly Q3 that makes this claim, and shows the rise of equity investment in the sector. With billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos putting their own funds into developing space transportation systems, the certainty in future markets gains legitimacy, and follow-on investment is happening in new systems, especially the Big Data remote sensing constellations.
Speaking on behalf of the Moon, Jain made the feistiest jokes and boldest statements, often peppering his claims with profanity which created an even larger impact on the audience. Lewicki presented his case with the calm cool precision of a planetary scientist and engineer, arguing that we will find many more riches in asteroids than those spread very thinly on the Moon. As for Logsdon, well, despite his personal desire to see all of these scenarios succeed, he is convinced that humanity will not succeed at any of them.
Fortunately, most of the rest of the people attending the conference were much more enthusiastic. Allison Rae Hannigan , is an impassioned space industry specialist focused on development opportunities, marketing, communications and business related to microgravity research.
S he is also a free-lance consultant who has helped set up and manage email marketing campaigns, newsletters, and customer relationship management applications. She can be reached at [email protected]. Donald Trump appeared in many guises—billionaire real-estate tycoon, golf-course mogul, beauty-pageant impresario, reality-television star—before his blindsiding rise to the presidency of the United States last year.
One of his least recognized roles is also one of the most revealing: success writer. In language alternately disarming and appalling, they explain his view of the world, and the values that drive him. To be sure, he borrows certain tried-and-true elements from Franklin, Alger, and Carnegie—unstinting labor, positive thinking, careful delineation of goals, mental focus.
But he also peddles directives that ignore what these writers perceived as their obligation to shape good people and a good society. They have jettisoned its moral ethos for one of bristling self-regard. The notion of making it—achieving a higher social status, earning more money, gaining respectability—is almost embedded in the genetic code of Americans. Whether chasing trade profits in tobacco or establishing representative assemblies, colonial Americans idealized the individual released from traditional restraints.
The American socioeconomic landscape burgeoned in the early s, due to the explosive growth of steamboats and railroads, factories and commercial farming, geographic expansion and trade networks. Reflecting on this new fluid society, success writers extolled individual opportunity in a market society. Alger, the most influential of them, published a series of mass-market novels from mid- to late-century with titles such as Struggling Upward and Ragged Dick.
They romanticized the self-made man who rose from modest circumstances through hard work, emotional self-control, and upstanding moral character. Readers devoured these books. As literature, the Alger tales were trainwrecks with their fanciful plots and sentimental language. But as cultural documents they brilliantly captured the desires of an attainment-minded age.
By the early 20th century, the U. A fittingly revamped success ideology emerged. Decades later came Trump, who followed this well-worn path with his own formula for success. First, his books stress that defeating or crushing, if possible your opponents is the key to upward mobility. Economic and social life is an arena for survival where the soft perish and the alpha male prevails.
Those are your friends; your enemies are even worse! Young Donald took to this naturally. You do your thing, you hold your ground, you stand up tall, and whatever happens, happens. The successful person, according to Trump, must strike back at anyone who crosses him. Trump accepted, but then publicly humiliated the man at every opportunity. I get screwed all the time. I go after people, and you know what? People do not play around with me as much as they do with others.
But he forbids retreating. Early on in his career in the New York real-estate market, Trump learned to capture the public imagination by playing the media. Controversy, in short, sells. At the heart of the Trump formula for winning, however, lies the larger-than-life persona. Let everything you do and own convey an image of importance. Own a first-class car, carry first-class luggage, go to first-class restaurants, and shop in first-class stores. People want to believe that something is the biggest and the greatest and the most spectacular.
I call it truthful hyperbole. In primitive times, women clung to the strongest males for protection. The women I have dated over the years could have any man they want; they are the top models and the most beautiful women in the world. I have been able to date screw them all because I have something that many men do not have. The payoff for following his formula is wealth, and the flashier the better.
His books are replete with paeans to gold-spangled display. From renovating glitzy hotels in Manhattan to building a lavish casino in Atlantic City, Trump relishes glamorous business projects. These creations, along with his opulent penthouse apartment in New York and spectacular residence in Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, comprise the hard-earned fruits of success.
Build it bigger and they will come. The Art of the Deal , after all, gained more than a million readers while his other books have sold briskly. Clearly, his approach guided his victorious presidential campaign: Denigrate any opposition, employ bravado, manipulate the media, elevate personal image over substance, eschew structured organization, and depend on your family. The appeal of his extravagant level of wealth reveals the deep hold of consumerism in modern American life. In a society where religious guidelines, loyalty to social institutions, and standards of bourgeois morality have waned over the last century, material accumulation has emerged as one reliable measure of value and achievement.
No wonder he created a reality-television show called—what else? Unlike his predecessors, Trump offers a particularly empty sketch of American attainment. Readers get the sense that success-seeking is an addictive, even amusing compulsion, but not a very meaningful one. Dimly aware of this problem, Trump turns to a set of banal rationalizations. I love to crush the other side and take the benefits. Because there is nothing greater.
One wonders if Trump watched the film all the way through before claiming it as his favorite movie. It is, after all, a tale of an entrepreneur who rises to fortune and fame through media manipulation, develops an enormous ego, enters politics as a populist celebrity before falling into disgrace, spends much of his life bullying others until they desert him, and dies without grasping the meaning of his life.
Citizen Kane offers an American vision of personal improvement and social advancement that has shrunk to the vanishing point. It has much in common with The Art of the Deal and its ilk, works that put forth a grandiose portrait of winning where big, bigger, biggest actually materializes as small, smaller, smallest. Stocks fell across the board in trading on Monday, as political events dominated the day and a slew of merger news crossed the wire.
Steve Bannon is reportedly on the warpath against hedge fund titan Paul Singer. Russian oil behemoth Rosneft reportedly suspends an oil project in the Black Sea because of western sanctions. Sign up here to get the best of Business Insider delivered direct to your inbox. You can read the interview here. And Steve Bannon is reportedly on the warpath against hedge fund titan Paul Singer. The investigation is making the Republican tax plan rollout a "sideshow" — but that might not be a bad thing for Republicans.
Akzo Nobel is in talks to merge with a smaller US rival. Lastly, a "private palace" with a person dining room and columns from the ruins of Pompeii is on sale in London. As footballing victories go, this was pretty symbolic. Newly promoted Girona, the club supported by Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, beat the defending champions just two days after Catalonia declared independence from Spain.
Spanish midfielder Isco gave Real a lead after just 12 minutes. Enhorabona, i seguim! A number of Girona fans showed support for the independence cause by holding up Catalan flags during the match at the Montilivi Stadium. With the win, Girona climbed to 12th in the La Liga table.
Real, meanwhile, slipped to third and is now 8 points behind league leaders FC Barcelona. Today, political mapmaking is a multimillion dollar enterprise, with dozens of high-profile paid consultants, armies of lawyers, terabytes worth of voting data, advanced software, and even a supercomputer or two. Republicans certainly maintain the advantage in that game right now.
First, on the strength of fundraising efforts in pivotal states with changing demographics—places like Wisconsin and North Carolina that have become new swing states—Republicans overran state legislative races in backwoods districts, to the tune of nearly state legislative seats , the largest increase in modern electoral history.
And in a case currently before the Supreme Court, the power to engineer gerrymanders that entrench political power for one party could soon be limited —or forever given the imprimatur of legitimacy. To be sure, the extent of those advantages is still a matter of debate. The party line among Republicans is that Democrats have used the specter of gerrymander as a way to excuse lackluster politics. Over time, more protections against rampant party manipulation have been built.
The first layer of defense against politicians creating totally incoherent maps and gaming the republican system is found in the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. As outlined in the Supreme Court ruling in the Baker v. Carr case , states have to redistrict every ten years in a way that keeps up with population shifts and keeps every district roughly equal in population.
Layered over that basic foundation are the laws that have dictated just how to truly guarantee equal protection under the law. Chief among those is the Voting Rights Act of , which both prohibits the use of maps to dilute minority voting power and also dictates certain conditions under which creating special districts to protect them is required. On top of the VRA are further layers of court interpretations, tests, and principles—including the compactness and contiguity of districts and how well they preserve special communities of interest—that guide court decisions.
Under those rules, politicians are free to some extent to use redistricting for partisan advantage, sometimes bending or breaking the rules in the process. In practice, that means that national party infrastructures build coordinated redistricting efforts across states, during which they pour money into winning states each decade and then bring small armies of lawyers, consultants, and cartographers to create the new maps, which they then shephard through rounds of public scrutiny, legislative battles, and then the inevitable court challenges and legal reviews that come up for any remotely controversial maps.
The incentive to gerrymander—or create irregular and incoherent districts that may or may not be legal—is strong.