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Recommended from Around the Web (Week Ending November 15, 2014)

A roundup of the most interesting stories from other sites, collected by the staff at MIT Technology Review.

  • November 13, 2014

Crystal Ball
He’s a tech prophet, a follicle wonder, and a scent connoisseur. Is there nothing Shingy can’t do?
—Colin Jaworski, deputy art director

The Creepy New Wave of the Internet
The Internet of things could take digital invasions of privacy to a new level.
Will Knight, news and analysis editor

The Real Story of U.S. Coal
A colorful story about the world’s largest coal mine, located in Wyoming.
—Will Knight

Tristan Walker: The Visible Man
Fast Company’s profile of entrepreneur Tristan Walker opens a window on race in Silicon Valley.
Brian Bergstein, deputy editor

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails
Forged 12-inch spikes welded together with the meticulousness of an engineer and the intensity of a mad geometrician.
—J. Juniper Friedman, associate Web producer

The Great Depression
This Nature special series on depression takes on the fallout, both scientific and personal, from the stigma of living with mental disorders.
—Kyanna Sutton, senior Web producer

U.S. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks
A good in-depth analysis of some of the cybercrime-related challenges facing the federal government. While not surprising, it is alarming.
Mike Orcutt, research editor

The Mercenaries: Ex-NSA Hackers and Their Corporate Clients Are Stretching Legal Boundaries and Shaping the Future of Cyberwar.
How a new “military Internet complex” is forming in Washington, D.C., to help the U.S. government – and maybe even corporations – attack their enemies.
Tom Simonite, San Francisco bureau chief

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