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Royals Hide Their Wealth. Rule the World. Music is not for Ears.

How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth

Records from an offshore hideaway show how an American billionaire grew one of the world’s largest trusts and another owned part of a company accused of exploiting the poor.

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Facebook and Google Are Actually 'Net States.' And They Rule the World

Like nation-states, they’re a wildly diverse bunch. Some are the equivalent to global superpowers: the Googles, the Facebooks, the Twitters. Others are mere gatherings of pranksters, like Lulzsec (whose sole purpose for action is “for the lulz”—the laughs). Others still are paramilitary operations, such as GhostSec, an invite-only cyberarmy specifically created to target ISIS.

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How Facebook Figures Out Everyone You've Ever Met

Shadow contact information has been a known feature of Facebook for a few years now. But most users remain unaware of its reach and power. Because shadow-profile connections happen inside Facebook’s algorithmic black box, people can’t see how deep the data-mining of their lives truly is, until an uncanny recommendation pops up.

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Music Is Not for Ears

We never just hear music. Our experience of it is saturated in cultural expectations, personal memory and the need to move.

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Skinny Love: Why Players Across the NBA Are Slimming Down

The days of bulk and big muscles are gone. Today’s NBA is all about speed and space, and players are rapidly cutting weight to fit in.

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The Case Of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion

So began the mystery of Wilbur Ross' missing $2 billion. And after one month of digging, Forbes is confident it has found the answer: That money never existed. It seems clear that Ross lied to us, the latest in an apparent sequence of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers that have been going on with Forbes since 2004.

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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

Employers are using a range of technologies to monitor their staff’s web-browsing patterns, keystrokes, social media posts and even private messaging apps.

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The Untold Stories of Election Day 2016

On November 8, 2016, America's chief storytellers—those within the bubbles of media and politics—lost the narrative they had controlled for decades. In a space of 24 hours, the concept of "conventional wisdom" seemed to vanish for good. How did this happen? What follows are over 40 brand new interviews and behind-the-scenes stories

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