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Krishnadev Calamur

Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
Digital Government

The Watch That Went to the Moon

Fifty years ago, Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster Professional on the lunar surface. It’s been an icon—and a bestseller—ever since.


The U.S. System for ‘Skilled’ Migrants Is Broken

Obtaining an H-1B visa was always complicated. Now it’s even harder to get one.


Trump Believes Putin, Rejects American Findings on Election Hacking

“I do not see any reason why it would be” Russia, he said when asked if he believed Vladimir Putin over U.S. intelligence agencies.


The Smartphone App That Tells You An Earthquake Is About to Hit

A deadly quake in Central Mexico on Tuesday was yet another test for the country’s sophisticated earthquake warning system.

Digital Government

NSA Is Changing Some of the Information It Collects

The agency says it’s stopping the controversial practice of collecting Americans’ emails that mention foreign intelligence targets.


Questions at the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

Did Moscow influence the U.S. election? Who else has been hacked? Could the CIA be wrong?

Emerging Tech

SpaceX's 'Difficult and Complex' Failure

Elon Musk says his company is investigating why the Falcon 9 rocket exploded last week before a scheduled launch.

Digital Government

A Win for 'Net Neutrality'

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the government's rules, which ensure consumers get equal access to internet.


FBI Director: Apple Case Doesn’t Set Encryption ‘Precedent’

The FBI director says the litigation with the tech company is about justice for the victims of the San Bernardino attack.

Digital Government

Apple vs. the FBI

The company says it will fight an order that instructs it to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers.