Recommendation 1 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:China and cyberwar

By: Editorial

The United States have spent billions of dollars defending its computer netwroks.

Summary:

The article states that China’s computer hackers are engaged in an aggressive and increasingly threatening campaign of cyberespionage directed at a range of government and private systems in the United States, including the power grid and telecommunications network.

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Intrusion: illegal act of entering
Rein: controlling or directing power

Recommendation 2 from ‘The Guardian’

Article Name:A gun made on a 3D printer has been fired – let’s look at its perspective

By: Alex Hern

It won’t herald an age of widespread weapon ownership, but it does illustrate the impact these printers will have on our lives

Summary:

The article states that the gun – called the ‘Liberator’ and produced by Defense Distributed has been successfully fired in the US. All the necessary parts of the gun can be printed from a 3D printer except for the metal firing pin.

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Herald: a royal or official messenger
Whack: to strike with a smart blow
Lethal: deadly

Recommendation 3 from ‘The New York Times’

Article Name:A carbon trading system worth saving

By: Editorial

What is most worrying about the drop in the price of carbon is that is could discourage policy makers elsewhere in the world from addressing climate change if they conclude that Europe’s experience is a bust.

Summary:

The author states that The European Union became a pioneer in tackling climate change by starting the first major cap and trade system designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by putting a price on them. The author further states that Europe’s prolonged recession and the failure of policy makers to strengthen the system is undermining its effectiveness.

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Pioneer: a person who is among those who first enter or settle a region, thus opening it for occupation and development by others.
Torpedoed: s self propelled missile containing explosives.

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