13 Current Events as Understood by a 5-Year-Old – [Cracked]
The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center – [Wired]
Rather than Bibles, prophets, and worshippers, this temple will be filled with servers, computer intelligence experts, and armed guards. And instead of listening for words flowing down from heaven, these newcomers will be secretly capturing, storing, and analyzing vast quantities of words and images hurtling through the world’s telecommunications networks. In the little town of Bluffdale, Big Love and Big Brother have become uneasy neighbors.
Invisible Children Co-founder Jason Russell Probably Wishes He Was Invisible – [NBC San Diego]
Jason Russell, 33, one of the co-founders of Invisible Children, makers of last week’s viral Kony 2012 video, was detained in Pacific Beach, Calif. on Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.
Study: Men Turn Dumber Around Women – [Global Post]
In two separate studies, the subjects performed the Stroop test twice: once while they believed they were alone, and a second time after being told someone of the opposite sex was watching them via webcam. In both cases the women’s performance during the second test was unchanged, but for the men, the mere thought of being watched by a woman caused their performance to plummet.