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Shopping by smartphone is taking off. Credit card and mobile phone via shutterstock.com

Cyber Monday gives a big boost to mobile commerce

Americans' reliance on their smartphones and tablets will drive online shopping revenue to new heights – and could introduce new buying experiences as well.
All indications are that voting was not subject to a cyberattack. Ballot box via shutterstock.com

This election was not hacked – but it was attacked

Though there is no indication hackers affected the outcome of the election, we still must act to improve the cybersecurity of American elections.
Check up. Mike Blake/Reuters

Why insurance companies control your medical care

Cost and quality issues have long plagued the U.S. health care system because insurance companies both finance and manage medical care. So how did we get stuck with this system in the first place?
The U.N. General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Trump, Clinton and the future of global democracy

Will the next U.S. president continue to champion democracy around the world? Not meeting this challenge could have dangerous consequences, says former U.S. diplomat.
Le combat du Capitaine Kirk pour son appartenance identitaire peut-il devenir un exemple pour expliquer des problématiques actuelles ? James Vaughan

Explorer « Star Trek » pour comprendre les problématiques sociales d’aujourd’hui

« Star Trek, sans limites » sort aujourd’hui dans nos salles obscures. Au-delà de la science-fiction, l’univers de la série originale nous apprend beaucoup sur les enjeux sociaux contemporains.
A voting station in London where the remain vote was strong. Only the London region, Scotland and Northern Island voted to remain. Neil Hall/Reuters

The geography of Brexit: what the vote reveals about the Disunited Kingdom

The London area has been the U.K.'s political and economic power center, causing the social inequality with other parts of England and Wales that fueled the leave campaign.
Purportedly Chinese dredging vessels are building up land around Fiery Cross Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea last year. U.S. Navy via Reuters

Troubled waters: conflict in the South China Sea explained

The Philippines is cheering a ruling that China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea have no legal basis. But the ruling will also ratchet up military tensions with the U.S.
Inside the U.S. Army’s Cyber Operations Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Army-Cyber/flickr

America is ‘dropping cyberbombs’ – but how do they work?

The country's actual offensive cyber capabilities remain shrouded in the classified world. But what is public is enough to discuss potential cyber weapons and how they might be used.
Maintenance has been pushed off so much that the D.C. Metro needs to shut lines down for months for repairs. momentsnotice/flickr

Why is the U.S. unwilling to pay for good public transportation?

How did urban public transport in America, like much of our infrastructure, get to be in such bad shape? Will millennials help turn it around?

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