The New Zealand Herald is bringing back some of the best stories of 2019 from our premium international syndicators, including The New York Times, Financial Times, The Times of London and Harvard Business Review.
This morning we look at life in the White House, the woman scammed via Facebook, hacking the hackers, global marathons and the fake CEO.
Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on Meghan and growing up in the White House
To have been a global household name since one's early teens is an experience ordinarily confined to child stars and sporting protégés.
The few who owe their fame to their parents' jobs belong to an even smaller category. To owe it more to the work of one's mother rather than one's father places Chelsea Clinton in a category so vanishingly tiny, she may well be its only member.
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Facebook connected her to a tattooed soldier in Iraq. Or so she thought
Renee Holland sent her Facebook friend thousands of dollars. She became entwined in a global fraud that the social network and the United States military appear helpless to stop.
Fighting cybercrime: Meet the woman who hacks the hackers
It's the murkiest of worlds – and most cybercrimes go unreported. For the criminals, the money to be made is worth the risks. But how do they do it? One insider, Kate Fazzini, has broken ranks to reveal the world of digital fraud and corporate extortion.
Cool runnings: Destination marathons from Antarctica to Nepal
Michael Clinton has been a runner in more than 60 countries, including seven marathons on all seven continents.
The real story of the fake story of one of Europe's most charismatic CEOs
Laboratories Berden had quite a run. Founded in 1996 by Eric Dumonpierre, who also served as CEO, Berden successfully commercialised a drug to treat obesity.
Dumonpierre was celebrated at industry conferences and political forums, and was cited in the media.
The only problem? The CEO wasn't real. Neither was his company. So why then was he cited in media for years?