Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead. Supported by ByCade Metz and Raymond Zhong Dec. 3, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would be far more powerful than today’s computers. This device could break the encryption that protects digital information, putting at risk everything from the billions of dollars spent on e-commerce to national secrets stored in government databases. An answer? Encryption that relies on the same concepts from the world of physics. Just as some scientists are working on quantum computers, others are working on quantum security techniques that could thwart the code-breaking abilities of these … [Read more...] about Race Is On to Protect Data From Next Leap in Computers. And China Has the Lead.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses) Supported by ByIan Johnson Nov. 24, 2018 BEIJING — Rising out of the farmlands of southern Beijing in a web of concrete, rebar and glass, one of the world’s largest airports is preparing to open after just five years of construction — a striking contrast to the infrastructure travails of far richer places. (See: New York City, subway; Britain, train service; Berlin, airport.) Just as impressive as its speed are the airport’s broader goals. It is meant to shift the Chinese capital’s center of gravity away from its high-tech university district in the north toward its poorer southern suburbs — part of an even more ambitious plan to remake Beijing and its hinterland into an 82,000-square-mile … [Read more...] about A Big New Airport Shows China’s Strengths (and Weaknesses)
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByMichael Tackett Oct. 12, 2018 OWINGSVILLE, Ky. — Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in some of his harshest criticism of President Trump to date, said on Friday that the president was “trashing American values” and undermining institutions to “amass power,” as he appealed to his party to not give up on winning the votes of the white working class. Campaigning in rural Kentucky for a Democrat running in one of the nation’s most watched House races, Mr. Biden appeared to be testing themes for a potential 2020 campaign to unseat Mr. Trump. “He is just trashing American values the way he talks about people, the way he makes fun of people, the way he denigrates folks,” Mr. Biden said. “I got to tell you, I think there is a method to … [Read more...] about He’s ‘Trashing American Values’: Biden Doesn’t Hold Back on Trump
Driving the Day BULLETIN -- “MOSCOW (AP) - Russia’s foreign ministry: Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree 'in principle' to meet in Moscow for talks.” Good Thursday morning. We are exactly two months out from Election Day. Last night, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared at a “Commander in Chief Forum” on NBC. Matt Lauer, the host, was panned for not challenging the candidates enough. Clinton was put on the defensive over her email issues and promised not to put troops back into Iraq or into Syria. Trump falsely asserted he was against the war in Iraq, came out for separating men and women in the military, railed against the nation’s top military brass and praised Russia’s Vladimir Putin as a better leader than the U.S. president. He said, “If he says great things about me, I’m going to say great things about him,” citing the strongman’s 82 percent approval ratings.Story Continued Below [email protected]: “If … [Read more...] about SIREN: NANCY PELOSI in the Playbook Interview — Dems could take back the majority — CHRISTIE in D.C. holding transition meetings — AMY SCHUMER, Sen. Al Franken hosting CLINTON fundraiser
Driving the Day WE TOLD YOU SO! -- ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH: “During last year’s campaign, Roy Blunt had no interest in country club. Now he does,” by Chuck Raasch: “Days before the 2016 election, Missouri Democrats tried to make an issue of a report that Sen. Roy Blunt’s wife, lobbyist Abigail Blunt, was trying to join a tony suburban Washington, D.C., country club. Allies of Blunt’s opponent, Jason Kander, said it was an example of Blunt’s distance from Missourians. Blunt’s campaign spokeswoman said in October that the senator ‘had never applied to be a member of a country club and has no plans to join one.’ “But now Blunt and his wife are listed as ‘candidates enjoying summer privileges’ at that very club -- the Chevy Chase Club. The country club is one of the capital region’s oldest, where Politico last year reported that membership begins with $80,000 up front, plus $600 in monthly fees. A person … [Read more...] about TRUMP works the phone, calling leaders in Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, France, Germany, Qatar and Abu Dhabi — CHRIS CHRISTIE’S beachgate — RAHM throws shade at CUOMO — WILL KINZEL’s new kid — B’DAY: Stew