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Journal 202

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This week — Yuval Noah Harari, Dominic Cummings, marathon cheating, and the interplay between physical and social technologies.

If you only read one thing — The Washington Post on a major espionage coup is worth the time.


‘The intelligence coup of the century’ | The Washington Post | Politics

The explosive story of Crypto AG, a Swiss firm that for decades supplied cryptography technology to numerous world governments, and provided a back door to US and West German intelligence services in the process.

Yuval Noah Harari’s History of Everyone, Ever | The New Yorker | Life

An expansive profile of the author of two of the last decade's biggest non-fiction hits - Sapiens, and Homo Deus.

Dominic Cummings and the battle for Downing Street | BBC | Politics

A profile of Dominic Cummings by the Newsnight political editor.

Going the Distance (and Beyond) to Catch Marathon Cheaters | Wired | Life

A man who made it his mission to catch marathon cheats encountered a case that was to have unforeseen, and tragic, consequences.

Collaborators in creation | Aeon | Society

A look at the interplay between "physical and social technologies" in driving human progress.


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