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Open Season on Spain’s Royal Family – NYTimes.com

MADRID — For decades, the members of Spain’s royal family were treated with profound deference by the public, politicians and the media. Their private lives generally went uninvestigated, their whereabouts unreported, and the sources of King Juan Carlos’s vast personal wealth were not discussed, even though he came to the …

Here’s What Social Networks Know About You

A read through most online privacy policies is enough to make your stomach acid curdle. And social media companies have more access to personal data than most. Some collect information you expressly give them, like your credit card and telephone numbers. Others gather data based on how and where you …

Amazon, Up in Flames – NYTimes.com

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever,” George Orwell wrote in “Nineteen Eighty-Four.” In “Animal Farm,” he concluded that revolutions are inevitably betrayed by their leaders. His novel “Burmese Days” ends with the hero killing himself because he is …

Will Anderson Cooper Come Out on His New Talk Show?

 Anderson, just weeks away there’s speculation that CNN’s biggest closet case will be coming out during the daylight hours. So will he? And just when would he do it? Let’s speculate. Anderson has always avoided talking about his confirmed bachelorhood with the old “I don’t talk about my personal life” …

A Certificate of Embarrassment – NYTimes.com

With sardonic resignation, President Obama, an eminently rational man, stared directly into political irrationality on Wednesday and released his birth certificate to history. More than halfway through his term, the president felt obliged to prove that he was a legitimate occupant of the Oval Office. It was a profoundly low …