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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • House unveils cyber bill and signals bipartisan compromise

    House intelligence committee leaders unveiled a bipartisan cybersecurity bill Tuesday amid signs of broad agreement on long-sought legislation that would allow private companies to share with the government details of how they are hacked, without fear...

    Outgoing NSA lawyer helped preserve controversial programs

    When news of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs began breaking in June 2013, even government insiders had questions. Often, Raj De was the man with the answers. The Harvard-trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general counsel,...

    ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance

    ACLU files suit against NSA 'Upstream' surveillance
    The publishers of Wikipedia and several rights groups became the latest plaintiffs to challenge the National Security Agency's surveillance programs in court, alleging that the Fort Meade-based organization conducts "mass Internet spying" on Americans'...

    Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do

    Don't want NSA to spy on your email? 5 things you can do
    More than half of Americans are worried about the U.S. government's digital spies prying into their emails, texts, search requests and other online information, but few are trying to thwart the surveillance. That's according to a new survey from Pew...