When discussing the Oct. 13 debate, perhaps it’s worth noting that CNN’s Anderson Cooper is richer than all of the top five Democratic candidates combined; scientists are still trying to figure out where dogs come from; meanwhile, a writer suggests different ways Bernie Sanders could do a better job of answering questions about democratic socialism. These discoveries and more below.

Nobody’s Business: Data Barons and Digital Sneaks What’s troubling those growth-obsessed purveyors of platform profits?

What Happens When a Software Bot Goes on a Darknet Shopping Spree? The Random Darknet Shopper, with bitcoin to burn, has purchased counterfeit jeans, master keys, dodgy cigs and even a bag of ecstasy tablets. Who is legally liable?

Anderson Cooper Offers No Apology for Slandering Bernie Sanders Who was the richest person in CNN’s Democratic presidential debate?

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, the 9/11 Bullies Nothing about the latest spat between Donald Trump and Jeb Bush will reassure those worried about Bush’s competence on the campaign trail.

Pope Francis’s First Crisis The honeymoon for Pope Francis is over—at least in Rome.

A Genetic Study Writes a New Origin Story for Dogs But it probably won’t be the last word.

Why Democratic Socialism? Clearly, Bernie Sanders needs to do a better job when it comes to answering these questions: “Why democratic socialism?” and “Are you a capitalist?”

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