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Submission + - Mike Rogers: "You Can't Have Your Privacy Violated If You Don't Know About It" ( 1

fish waffle writes: Techdirt and Popehat are reporting that during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on NSA surveillance, and in defense of accusations that he had installed a digital camera in the women's bathroom in his office, Intel Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers makes the astounding declaration that "You Can't Have Your Privacy Violated If You Don't Know About It."

Submission + - Fukushima clean up could take a century (

gbrumfiel writes: "Today Japan declared that the accident that the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was on a par with Chernobyl, and clean up may end up taking just as long or longer. Nature News reports that the amount of nuclear waste involved, together with the specifics of the reactors involved, will make clean up a protracted struggle. Experts visualize a Chernobyl-style dome over the buildings, complete with robotic cranes and special waste-water disposal facilities. Others advocate just sealing up the site for a century and then starting cleanup. Given Japan's earthquake and tsunami hazards, that may not be an option."

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