Author Leonid Bershidsky

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How I’m beating my smartphone addiction

Most of the research on phone addiction and deprivation is done on students. It’s not just the “kids these days”, though. At 45, I’m a recovering addict. It’s been four months since I uninstalled social networking apps, three

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It’s time to write the rules of cyberwar

A new report by Bloomberg News about Russia being suspected of recently hacking a dozen US power plants, including a nuclear one, is far more serious than any possible attempt to influence an election. It could be a sign

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Latest cyberattack is more than it seems

It’s almost a reflex to blame Russians for cyberattacks these days, even on the sketchiest of evidence. But such accusations certainly seem justified regarding the novel ransomware attack that has swept the world in recent days – known as

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Why cash is still king in the digital age

We don’t have to like the way technology is changing the world. Given the technological disruption that’s happening everywhere, it’s reasonable to expect a little Luddite pushback. The growing share of cash in advanced economies might fall in