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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.”
  • NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

    The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month....

    NSA ending once-secret collection of Americans' phone records

    NSA ending once-secret collection of Americans' phone records
    The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month....

    After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program

    After Senate vote, NSA prepares to shut down phone tracking program
    Hours after the Senate balked at reauthorizing the bulk collection of U.S. telephone records, the National Security Agency began shutting down a controversial program Saturday that senior intelligence and law enforcement officials say is vital to track...

    Senate rejects action on Patriot Act; NSA spying powers likely to lapse

    WASHINGTON The National Security Agency's power to collect domestic phone records is likely to expire with the Senate paralyzed over what to do about the Patriot Act. The Senate left Washington for a weeklong vacation after an early morning session...