Secrecy is often used as a legal shield to cover up illegal actions by businesses. Anti-corruption activist and TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch explains why we should care — and what we should do.

Ready to go beyond this week’s headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next—about Egypt, Al Jazeera, and international reporting.

The “app generation” struggles with creative writing — as a new study shows, they’re turning into realists. Here’s a mini summer reading list that might inspire some wild thinking.

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At TED2014, Charmian Gooch made the TED Prize wish to launch a new era of openness in business and end the phenomenon of anonymous companies. So how do anonymous companies work? This infographic explains all.

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Physician Larry Brilliant shares data from his digital system for early detection of pandemics.