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United States of Secrets

How the NSA’s Secret Elite Hacking Unit Works

The NSA is thought to deploy the Tailored Access Operations (TAO) unit for specific hard-to-get targets.

United States of Secrets

How the NSA Can Get Onto Your Computer

Security expert Ashkan Soltani explains how the NSA can get onto a user’s computer via the web browser.

United States of Secrets

How the NSA Can Get Onto Your iPhone

Security expert Ashkan Soltani breaks it down.

TB Silent Killer

Map: TB’s Global Reach

As TB cases declined in the Western world in recent decades, so did the funding to deal with the disease. But TB, an airborne bug that spreads best when the infected are left untreated in crowded areas, continued to flourish in poorer nations.

Generation Like

What Are Teens Doing Online?

A look at how they connect, where they go, and what they share.

Syria at War

Map: Syria’s Shifting Battle Lines

Since the uprising began nearly three years ago, the war has become increasingly diffuse. This map shows the most up-to-date regions of control.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

How CTE Affects the Brain

It’s the disease linked to brain trauma in football players – here’s how it works.

Revolution in Cairo

Tensions Rise Between Muslim Brotherhood & Egyptian Military

FRONTLINE’s cameras were there when deadly clashes killed seven and wounded more than 260 last night.

Two American Families

Photos: Milwaukee’s Industrial Past

There was a time, not long ago, when Milwaukee factories made many of America’s most iconic products: leather saddles, tractors, motors and, of course, beer.

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