In political news, Congress continues its attempt to restrict NSA bulk data collection. At the same time, this article describes Facebook’s hopes to use phone microphones for data collection of its own.
Meanwhile, the USDA continues to push local food.
According to this piece, researchers in Australia have identified localism as a strong factor in advocating a response to climate change.
Finally, this article indicates that many find work less stressful than they do life with their families.