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Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

Silicon Valley Has Lost Its Way. Can Skateboarding Legend Rodney Mullen Help It?

More than 30 years after he invented most of the gravity-defying maneuvers that still form skateboarding’s basic vocabulary, Rodney Mullen is enjoying a strange sort of second act as a Silicon Valley thought leader.

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No, the NSA Isn’t Like the Stasi—And Comparing Them Is Treacherous

No, the NSA Isn’t Like the Stasi—And Comparing Them Is Treacherous

Ever since Edward Snowden handed thousands of National Security Agency documents over to filmmaker Laura Poitras and writer Glenn Greenwald in a Hong Kong hotel room, the NSA’s mass surveillance of domestic phone calls and Internet traffic has been widely compared to the abuses of East Germany’s secret police, the Stasi.

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