October 20, 2021
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Does nuclear secrecy make us more secure? New book offers counterargument

Enlarge / A "Restricted Data" classification stamp on a document from the US Atomic Energy Commission in the early 1950s. The document pertains to the classification of opacity calculations that were part of the work on the hydrogen bomb. The document is no longer classified and is available in the US National Archives.Alexander Wellerstein/CC-BY-3...
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Microsoft follows Epic’s lead, lowers its cut of PC game sales to 12%

Enlarge / Developers of games like these will soon earn more money when they're sold through the Microsoft Store.MicrosoftMicrosoft is lowering the revenue cut it takes on games sold through its Microsoft Store on PCs from 30 percent to 12 percent, marking a new front in its uphill battle to take on competing game distribution platforms like Steam ...