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Sanjay Sanghoee is the author of Merger, a corporate thriller praised by Chicago Tribune, BARRON’s and others. He is also a commentator.

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What Apple Is Missing About Cyber Security

(0) Comments | Posted February 15, 2015 | 8:13 PM

Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a cyber security conference sponsored by the White House, in which he signed up for a framework to share information on cyber threats between companies.

However, in an impassioned speech, he made the case for not violating user privacy even to protect...

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In Defense of 'American Sniper'

(76) Comments | Posted January 24, 2015 | 12:27 PM

Let me start by agreeing with the critics of American Sniper on one point. The movie does present Iraqis in a one-dimensional way and doesn't spend much time trying to understand the complexities of the war.

Yet the fuss over the film is still ridiculously overblown.

Snipers have a...

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Why Suppressing Free Speech to Protect Religion Is a Bad Idea

(6) Comments | Posted January 19, 2015 | 4:50 PM

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, much of Europe and now the U.S. it seems is edging towards censorship of anything that could be construed as offensive to a religion. This includes a report compiled by the NYPD on Islamic terrorism, which some Muslim organizations

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What the Paris Attacks Teach Us About Policing in America

(3) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 2:00 PM

The recent terror attacks in Paris should teach the U.S. two things.

The nature of terrorism has changed dramatically. While we continue to worry about dirty bombs in crowded cities, the real threat now is more subversive and unpredictable -- the specter of individual gunmen wreaking havoc in smaller,...

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To Mourn Charlie Hebdo, Stop Making Excuses for Terrorism

(4) Comments | Posted January 10, 2015 | 2:35 PM

This week saw one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in Europe's history, not because of the body count but because of the guerrilla nature and the deliberate target of the attacks. What the Charlie Hebdo episode and its aftermath tells us is that the terrorism of the future may...

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How Police and Protestors Can Make Progress in 2015

(2) Comments | Posted January 3, 2015 | 2:59 PM

2014 was a tumultuous year for relations between police departments across the country and the communities they police. In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the country erupted in protests against police brutality, which ultimately culminated in the tragic and cold-blooded murder of two NYPD officers...

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Why 2014 Was a Good Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 24, 2014 | 2:56 PM

This year, Facebook has done something novel. It provides users with the ability to compile a quick collage of pictures and posts to celebrate the past year. Innocuous as the gimmick is, it is interesting to note how some people view its optimistic tone as objectionable, and what that says...

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Why We Should Respect Law Enforcement

(7) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 11:49 AM

This weekend two good police officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, were gunned down in cold blood while sitting in their squad car in New York, apparently in revenge for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police. This incident should give us serious pause...

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Can Uber Fix Itself?

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Online car-booking company Uber has recently lurched from one public relations crisis to another, including bizarre comments by an Uber executive about taking revenge on critical journalists.

But Uber's problems run far deeper than that.

This week the company is dealing with the fallout from rape allegations...

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Who Will Acquire Netflix?

(4) Comments | Posted December 2, 2014 | 2:24 PM

After Netflix's stock dropped recently, billionaire Mark Cuban raised his stakes in the company on the conviction that the online video streaming service is a prime takeover target. Regardless of whether he's right, the more interesting question is: Who could be the most logical buyer?

With 50.1 million...

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Why Online Privacy Protection Is Not Just About the NSA

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 11:32 AM

When news broke that the NSA had been intercepting communications and gathering large amounts of data on ordinary Americans, technology and communications companies across the spectrum from Google to Verizon rushed to assure consumers that they would stop helping the agency spy on its citizens. That was good news to...

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Taboo Nation: Bill Maher, Islam and the Censorship of Ideas

(27) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 6:58 PM

It's a familiar feeling. Post anything in the press or on social media that is unpopular and be prepared for a venomous backlash by those who disagree with you. That, of course, is the essence of free speech, but it is no longer free when the outrage expressed against unpopular...

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Why Narendra Modi's Critics Are Wrong

(14) Comments | Posted October 1, 2014 | 4:25 PM

As they say: It's the economy, stupid.

Lately, it has become fashionable to criticize everything, no matter what the validity or consequences of that criticism. Nowhere is it more on display than in the aftermath of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to the U.S. and his speech at...

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When Will NYC Crack Down on Reckless Cyclists?

(9) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 12:42 PM

This really should be the last straw.

A 59-year old mother of two from Connecticut, Jill Tarlov, who was struck by an allegedly speeding cyclist last week, has died. An accident for sure but one that could have been prevented if the cyclist, Jason Marshall, had not been...

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Clean Energy and the Path to U.S. Energy Independence

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:53 AM

As tensions in the Middle East rise, and show every likelihood of continuing for a long time, the U.S. needs to step up its efforts to achieve energy independence and take advantage of every possible source of energy. Historically, the U.S. has been able to rely on Arab nations to...

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Why India Should Take Al Qaeda's Threat Very Seriously

(3) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 6:41 PM

On the heels of the carnage spread by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Al Qaeda released a video declaring the creation of a South Asian wing to wage terror in India. India, of course, has suffered from protracted religious strife between its native Muslims and Hindus, who outnumber the former...

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Why We Should Tip Service Workers Generously

(37) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 12:25 PM

There are few topics on which Americans disagree as much as tipping. While some tip generously as a matter of habit, others find the practice offensive and unfair.

The latter is because of common misconceptions about tipping.

Contrary to popular opinion, tipping service workers such as at a restaurant or...

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How ISIS Could Change the War on Terror Dramatically

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 6:27 PM

As the U.S. government debates the best strategy to neutralize ISIS, it should also consider the wider aspects of the War on Terror it has been fighting for more than a decade.

After September 11, 2001, the U.S. found itself in uncharted territory. Unlike previous wars, our nation...

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Will the Middle East Achieve Peace Out of Conflict?

(1) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 11:42 AM

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. After a deceptive period of relative internal stability under the iron hand of despotic rulers, the region has fallen victim to the very fundamentalism that it allowed to breed in its midst and exported to the world. That fundamentalism has now reached...

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How Ukraine Can Avoid Russia's Cold War Trap

(3) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 2:48 PM

Earlier this week I wrote about why Russia might invade Ukraine to precipitate a new Cold War, with long-term economic concerns driving Vladimir Putin's actions. Now, Russia is moving an aid convoy, consisting of 280 trucks, toward Kiev with the ostensible goal of providing humanitarian relief to pro-Russian...

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