Lydia DePillis

How to Prevent Chinese Employees From Stealing Secrets: Drunk Karaoke
June 14, 2013

That's one consultant's advice, anyway, for paranoid companies.

Speaking Fees of the Rich and Marginally Famous

In February, the Knight Foundation—a nonprofit devoted to the future of journalism—paid disgraced science writer Jonah Lehrer $20,000 to speak at a conference, only months after he was nailed for plagiarism and fabricating quotes.

Google's Latest Product Isn't Free: It's Called 'The Internship'
June 07, 2013

It should come as no surprise that The Internship, Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's dude flick about being 40-something summer interns at Google, is a two-hour infomercial for the famously fun-loving company.

Why Tech Companies Are Better Than Phone Companies at Protecting Your Privacy
June 06, 2013

Verizon may not have been able to fight a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, revealed last night by the Guardian, to hand over subscribers’ call data to the National Security Agency.

The Guilt Index: Tag Check
June 03, 2013

Just how guilty you should feel when your new shirt says “made in X.”

The Myth of the ‘Twitter Police’
June 02, 2013

What a Washington Post story gets wrong about online outrage.

The Drain Catcher
May 31, 2013

Even superstar athletes fall for get-rich-quick schemes. Managing them is Corey Galloway's business.

Why Did Apple Hire Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson?
May 29, 2013

It's a clever move by the embattled company.

Immigration Reform's Unwanted Foreigners
May 24, 2013

Could the bill before Congress ignite a trade war with India?

Grilled Apple
May 21, 2013

The political theater of CEO Tim Cook's congressional testimony.