FROM Nicole Perlroth
ISIS and Encryption Why didn’t the French have advance intelligence about Friday’s attacks? With all the surveillance going on, how could they have missed what had to be elaborate planning? For some, including California Senator Diane Feinstein, one answer is encryption. The terrorists may have used tools that evaded surveillance.
The US, China and a New Round of Cyberwarfare It's not just defense contractors and diplomats any more. Hackers traced to China have broken into the New York Times , Wall Street Journal , Washington Post and other major news outlets. Reporters themselves are not the targets. The most likely ones are the Chinese sources for reports on the personal fortunes of Party leaders. Are liberty -- and even lives -- at risk as they try to polish their own images and control the narrative both outside and inside the country? The Obama Administration is weighing retaliation if China won't play by the rules, but what are the rules? If the US was responsible for Stuxnet , how can it complain now?
Bill Condon on the challenges of adapting a 'tale as old as time' Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon is no stranger to musicals -- he wrote the screenplay for movie versions of Chicago and Dreamgirls -- the latter of which he directed as well. But when Disney approached him about making a live-action adaptation of its famous animated classic he was initially hesitant take it on. He talks about what changed his mind and how he set about making the movie his own.
California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.
What do Trump's new emissions standards mean for fuel efficient cars? With President Trump unveiling lower fuel economy standards, will carmakers build more gas guzzlers? Also, an investigation looks into the risks of shipping nuclear warheads across the country on old 18 wheelers, driven by underpaid and overworked drivers. And, six years after Fukushima, nuclear waste has reached parts of the U.S. west coast.
Building homes near freeways, 'Rick Owens: Furniture' The White House wants to roll back fuel economy standards. Could that mean more air pollutants coming out of car tailpipes -- just as LA is seeing a surge of home construction along freeways? And a fashion world provocateur, Rick Owens, talks about designing furniture inspired by land art and brutalist architecture, and raising existential questions on the runway.