The Monday Catchup

You're not safe from the NSA, even on World of Warcraft.

You’re not safe from the NSA, even on World of Warcraft.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The NSA isn’t just listening in on your phone calls, they’re spying on your online gaming, too. American and British intelligence agencies have been monitoring games like World of Warcraft and Second Life in order to intercept communications between criminal networks who might use the games as a cover, according to a new report by ProPublica.

The Huffington Post reports:

The spies have created make-believe characters to snoop and to try to recruit informers, while also collecting data and contents of communications between players

Next time you’re talking to that level 50 Shaman, keep your personal stories to yourself!

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Survivor Tips: The BFEC

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Like many students at Kenyon, the outdoors scare me. Going out of range of a strong WiFi connection is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone without proper training. However, I understand that there are some who are daring enough to risk life and limb by going out into the wilds which lie so close to our school. Yes, I am talking about the BFEC. The 380 acres of untamed, uncharted territory given to the school by the Brown family are tempting for some who want to venture off this hill, but the journey should not be taken lightly. Here are some tips for surviving a BFEC excursion: Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

This guy means business.

This guy means business.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The United Nations will release a report today that will likely confirm the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This comes as Syria has assented to joining the 1992 Chemical Weapons Convention, a move agreed to by the US and Russia over the weekend as a way to move forward without US military intervention. In order to join the Convention, Syria will have to identify and destroy its chemical weapons stockpile.

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