This is a well researched and written article about the fraud that underpinned the entire business. Of course, this fraud was pretty widely known, indeed it was one of the justifications used by the hackers for releasing the material.
Also an interesting window into the future of online interactions. Bots of different levels of sophistication are already managing customer service interactions for many companies. I wonder at what point it will become required (either socially or legally) to declare whether you are dealing with a bot or human.
Over the last few years The Verge has been creeping up the scores given to the latest iphones - from high 8's to low 9's. The very best android devices have always come in on par or just below. But the latest Samsung Galaxy Edge device finally breaks through the glass ceiling [intentional use of dubious metaphor] and gets a score higher than the incumbent Apple device. Kudos!
After winning the Davis Cup for Great Britain (their first in 79 years), Andy Murray's first reaction after sheer relief was to thank and congratulate his opponent and the entire Belgian team. Before returning to his own team and rightly being held aloft. An outstanding player and true sportsman.
So let me say this: please go to Egypt. Go to the Red Sea, go to Cairo, go to Luxor, go to Aswan. These are amazing places to visit, that we shouldn't be put off from visiting because of fears about the wider region. In terms of terrorist attacks, Egypt ranks lower than Thailand. In terms of homicides, Cairo ranks lower than New York.
Does Egypt as a country have issues? Hell yes. Should that stop sensible travelers from visiting? Hell no.
And no matter whatever else is going on with their governments, or in the region around them, the Egyptians are beautiful people, with an amazing culture and history, who we all deserve to learn from.
[Also, who doesn't love a gratuitous wing / engine / sun / clouds photo - a view that's hard to beat at the best of times :)]
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