The U.S. Economy Is A Casualty Of NSA Surveillance Programs

Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the true extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, the public debate has focused mostly on issues of privacy and national security. But new evidence shows that the fallout from the NSA backlash is wider than we thought, and could cost U.S. companies billions. » 7/29/14 1:30pm 7/29/14 1:30pm

Second Life Foresaw the US Banking Crisis

Yet another financial casualty: Citigroup just became the latest institution to come crawling to the feds for a bailout. Where will it all end? As industry experts become desperate for any kind of divining rod, some observers pointed out that the failure of unregulated banking has already played out — in Second Life.… » 11/24/08 8:30am 11/24/08 8:30am

Darwinian Stock Market Tanks With The Real One

A new method for evaluating which species are at risk of becoming endangered has put a target on the heads of one group you may be somewhat familiar with: mammals. Rapid-fire estimates have created volatility in the mammal futures market. What groups should you start withdrawing your natural selection dollars from?The… » 10/15/08 2:40pm 10/15/08 2:40pm