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School Quits Video Calls After Naked Man 'Guessed' the Meeting Link

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently "guessed" the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are "looking" for links. Last ...
Tags: Tech, Norway, WebEx, NRK


Norwegian school ditches video calls after naked man ‘guessed’ meeting link

It’s not the lesson anyone expected. A Norwegian school is ditching popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man “guessed” the link to an online video tutorial and exposed his erect penis to a group of nine-year-olds. The despicable man addressed the students, encouraging them to talk to him as he engaged in lewd activities on camera, local broadcaster NRK reports. One of the student’s parents eventually noticed what was happening after seeing parts of the conversation. The incid...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Netflix, NRK, Coronavirus


A Norwegian school quit Zoom after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using Zoom, the popular video conferencing service, after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that ...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, Zoom, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway, Zoombombing


A Norwegian school quit using video calls after a naked man ‘guessed’ the meeting link

A school in Norway has stopped using popular video conferencing service Whereby after a naked man apparently “guessed” the link to a video lesson. According to Norwegian state broadcaster NRK, the man exposed himself in front of several young children over the video call. The theory, according to the report, is that the man guessed the meeting ID and joined the video call. One expert quoted in the story said some are “looking” for links. Last year security researchers told TechCrunch that malici...
Tags: Health, Security, Technology, Privacy, Tech, Norway, Video Conferencing, WebEx, NRK, Web Conferencing, Groupware, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Johns Hopkins University Norway


Norway out for North American World Cups due to Covid-19 Precautions

According to several news reports, including a story from Norwegian Broadcaster NRK, the Norwegian Ski Federation has pulled its World Cup team from competing at the upcoming North American series of World Cups. “It is a total assessment of the situation we see in Norway and the rest of the world.   We do not want to contribute to more infection,” cross-country manager Espen Bjervig told NRK according to a translation. It was also announced on Tuesday that the Norwegian Birkebeiner has been ca...
Tags: News, Sport, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, NRK, Ski Federation, Norwegian Ski Federation, Espen Bjervig


The Devon Kershaw Show: Calling it what it is, the Mostly Junior World’s Relay Episode

Straight up this is mostly about Junior Worlds — specifically the junior women’s 4 x 3.3 k relay and the 4x 5 k relay for the junior men. A good day all around: U.S. men in first, Canada second. And in the women’s race, U.S. junior women in second overall. We do discuss the World Cup sprints from this past Wednesday…but not a big discussion. In this episode, Kershaw also mentions a video interview published by Norwegian broadcaster NRK, in which Jessie Diggins discusses her new book and her cha...
Tags: Sport, Canada, Skiing, Kershaw, Jessie Diggins, NRK, Devon Kershaw


Stress Fracture Ends Østberg’s Season Prematurely

Ingvild Flugstad Østberg is forced to end her season early after sustaining a stress fracture in her heel. (Photo: Terje Bendiksby/NRK) Earlier this morning, the Norwegian news outlet NRK posted that Ingvild Flugstad Østberg has been forced to end her season early after sustaining a fracture in her heel. The news was announced by the Norwegian Ski Federation, after Østberg spoke with the press while carrying crutches and wearing a protective boot, which she will be wearing for the next f...
Tags: General, News, Sport, Skiing, World Cup, Community, Oslo, Lahti Finland, Holmenkollen, NRK, Canmore Alberta, Ingvild Flugstad Østberg, Østberg, Ski Federation, Therese Johaug, Female Athlete Triad


Sweden’s SVT Orders Crime Drama ‘Blackwater’ From ‘The Killing’ Producer Piv Bernth

Swedish broadcaster SVT has ordered a six-part TV adaptation of Kerstin Ekman’s crime novel “Blackwater” from Piv Bernth’s Apple Tree Productions. The series will be coproduced with ARD Degeto in Germany, and Filmpool Nord, and distributed internationally by ITV Studios. It has pre-sold to DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, YLE in Finland, and RUV […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Germany, Global, Itv, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Blackwater, NRK, YLE, Piv Bernth, ARD Degeto, Apple Tree Productions, Kerstin Ekman, Filmpool Nord


Holland’s Big Blue Boards Norwegian NRK Sci-fi Series ‘Dome 16’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Dome 16,” a futuristic sci-fi climate drama from creator Thomas Seeber Torjussen and Norway’s Tordenfilm, has a new co-producer in Fleur Winters from Dutch production house Big Blue. It’s the second time the companies have joined forces, previously co-producing NRK’s popular teenage series “ZombieLars.” In addition to creating the series, International Emmy nominee Seeber Torjussen […]
Tags: News, Holland, Norway, Big Blue, NRK, Dome 16, Thomas Seeber Torjussen, Fleur Winters


Norway’s Golberg and Valnes Go 1-2 in Falun Classic Sprint: Bolshunov Third

Erik Valnes of Norway (bib 1) and teammate Pål Golberg (bib 2), and Lauri Vuorinen of Finland, (l-r) during the quarterfinals of the classic sprint in Falun, Sweden. (Photo: NordicFocus) Thousands of spectators, slate skies, and a manmade loop of snow laid down in the otherwise green-brown Falun, Sweden ski stadium greeted the World Cup on Saturday. After a weekend hiatus last week, racers contested a 1.4-kilometer classic sprint in one of Sweden’s skiing epicenters. The main World Cup spr...
Tags: Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Andrew Young, Pellegrino, Falun Sweden, Federico Pellegrino, NRK


’22 July’ Writer Sara Johnsen Scoops Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

Norway’s Sara Johnsen has won the 2020 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize for her writing on NRK’s “22 July,” a six-part painstaking – and often inevitably pained – reconstruction using fictional composite characters but often meticulously recreated scenes of how Norway reacted to its 2011 terror attacks. The award, for outstanding screenwriting, was presented […]
Tags: News, Global, Norway, NRK, Goteborg Film Festival, Sara Johnsen, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Scoops Nordisk Film amp


Third Consecutive Distance Win for Bolshunov in Oberstdorf; Norris 28th

The men’s podium in Oberstdorf, Germany. Alexander Bolshunov (RUS) took the win in the 30 k skiathlon ahead of Norway’s Simen Hegstad Krüger and Sjur Røthe. (Photo: NordicFocus) And the World Cup beat goes on. Nearly 70 men lined up in Oberstdorf, Germany for a 15/15-kilometer skiathlon, battling across techniques in front of a Bavarian Alp backdrop. The venue will be the home of the 2021 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The 3.75 k course in Oberstdorf featured a variety of terrain, with ...
Tags: Germany, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Switzerland, Norway, Fis, Seefeld, Lillehammer, Norris, Kruger, Lahti, Oberstdorf, Iversen


Norway Government Crisis Brews Over ISIS Prisoner Return

(Bloomberg) -- Norway’s government risks splitting after a coalition partner threatened to pull its support over the repatriation of a woman who joined Islamic State in Syria.The anti-immigration Progress Party threatened to abandon the Conservative-led administration in the next few weeks if a number of demands aren’t met. Such a move would deprive Prime Minister Erna Solberg of her majority in parliament, and possibly even topple the government.“We’ve had enough,” Finance Minister and Progress...
Tags: Isis, News, Islamic State, Bloomberg, Syria, Norway, Conservative Party, Oslo, Jensen, Erna Solberg, Christian Democrats, Solberg, NRK, Progress Party, Siv Jensen, Bloomberg Norway


Sara Johnsen on NRK’s ’22 July,’ Norway, Its Systems, New Public Management Thinking

On Friday, July 22 2011, Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian,  drove a white van from Skoyen to the Government quarter in Oslo, where he parked at 3.17 pm. In the van was a 2,100 pound home-made bomb, with a seven-minute fuse, whose explosion killed eight people. He then travelled to the island of Utoya, […]
Tags: News, Global, Norway, Oslo, Anders Behring Breivik, NRK, Utoya, 22 July, NRK Drama, Sara Johnsen, Skoyen


Jacobsen Shines in Stage 5 While Johaug Takes Home the Wooden Medal; Maubet Bjornsen 7th

The women’s podium after Stage 5 of the 2019/2020 Tour de Ski in Val di Fiemme, Italy. Astrid Uhrenholdt Jacobsen (NOR) took the win ahead of Ebba Andersson (SWE), and Katharina Hennig (GER). (Photo: NordicFocus) The 100th Tour de Ski Stage in Val di Fiemme, Italy, featuring a four lap 10-kilometer mass start classic. Coupling the results in distance racing over the last 14 months since Therese Johaug returned to the world cup and those of Stage 4 , it seemed like a safe bet to predict a re...
Tags: Sweden, Germany, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Oxford, Andersson, Jacobsen, Val, Ogden, Brennan, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, ZDF


’22. Juli,’ ‘Caliphate,’ ’The Paradise’ Up for 2020 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize

DR’s “When the Dust Settles,” NRK’s “22. Juli” and SVT’s “Caliphate” will compete for 2020’s 4th Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, as terrorism strikes to the heart of three of the five Nordic dramas nominated for the award for outstanding screenwriting announced at Sweden’s Göteborg.Film Festival on Jan. 29. Two other titles – YLE/Mediapro’s […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Global, Markets & Festivals, Festivals, Juli, NRK, Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, Göteborg Film Festval, 4th Nordisk Film TV


Russian submarines power into north Atlantic in biggest manoeuvre since Cold War

Norway said it has discovered 10 submarines of the Russian northern fleet heading toward the Atlantic Ocean in the biggest such operation since the Cold War.  The deployment began just before Russia's foreign minister and the commander of the northern fleet visited Norway to commemorate 75th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Kirkenes from the Nazis.  Meanwhile, the recently floated Prince Vladimir submarine test-fired a Bulava ballistic missile from the White Sea near Arkhangelsk acros...
Tags: UK, News, Russia, US, Atlantic, Britain, United States, Nato, Alaska, Arctic, Moscow, Orion, Norway, Pacific, North Sea, Kamchatka


'Russian spy' whale has defected to Norway, locals claim

As experts fear for its survival, Tufjord residents told not to feed beluga so that it can learn to forageA beluga whale that may – or may not – have been trained to spy for Russia appears to have defected to Norway, refusing to stray more than a few miles from the small northern harbour where it was found on Monday and entertaining locals with tricks.“He’s so comfortable with people that when you call him he comes right up to you,” Linn Sæther, a resident of Tufjord on the Arctic island of Rolv...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Environment, World news, Wildlife, Marine Life, Arctic, Norway, Whales, Cetaceans, NRK, Tufjord, Linn Sæther, Rolvsøya


Is This Beluga Whale Spotted Off Norwegian Coast A Russian Asset? Uh… Maybe?

A beluga whale with a peculiar harness spotted off of Norway’s northern coast has led to speculation it may be a Russian military asset. Fishermen spotted the whale last week and soon realized it was wearing “some sort of harness,” fisherman Joar Hesten told Norwegian broadcaster NRK, as quoted by The Guardian. The harness was removed, and the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg” were found printed on it. Joergen Ree Wiig of the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries   told the Associated Press ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Cbs News, Russia, Ap, Noah, United States, Arctic, The Guardian, Guardian, Associated Press, Norway, St Petersburg, Arctic Norway, Smithsonian Magazine, Wiig


Nokia Firmware Blunder Sent Some User Data To China

HMD Global, the Finnish company that sublicensed the Nokia smartphone brand from Microsoft, is under investigation in Finland for collecting and sending some phone owners' information to a server located in China. From a report: In a statement to Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, the company blamed the data collection on a coding mistake during which an "activation package" was accidentally included in some phones' firmware. HMD Global said that only a single batch of Nokia 7 Plus devices wer...
Tags: Microsoft, China, Nokia, Tech, Finland, Helsingin Sanomat, NRK


Canada's Alex Harvey caps historic cross-country ski career with home race

Alex Harvey isn't planning to manage his emotions on the Plains of Abraham.The World Cup starting Friday in Quebec City is both a homecoming and a swan song for arguably the best cross-country skier Canada has ever produced.Harvey, from the nearby municipality of Saint-Ferreol-les-Neiges, Que., wants to feel every sentiment over the final three days of his racing career."I'd rather just live it and really soak it in," Harvey told The Canadian Press. "I'm expecting to feel a bit of...
Tags: News, Russia, Canada, International Olympic Committee, Alex, Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec City, Harvey, The Canadian Press, Pierre, Kershaw, Alex Harvey, Norway Sweden, Donna Spencer, Falun Sweden, Beckie Scott


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Manchester United clause in Cardiff & Molde contracts

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed a special clause in both his contracts with Cardiff City and Molde FK. The Norweign manager claims he has always dreamed of managing the club at Old Trafford. Solskjaer looks set to be handed the job full-time in the summer following his incredible journey as interim. Ole reveals Manchester United clause in Cardiff and Molde contracts MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28: Cardiff City Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer salutes the crowd prior ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Old Trafford, Real Madrid, Cardiff City, Cardiff, Emirates Stadium, Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal Fc, Barclays Premier League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Molde, Ole, London England


Big Norwegian Aluminum Producer Suffers Extensive Cyber Attack 

Norsk Hydro ASA, one of the world’s biggest aluminum producers, suffered production outages after a cyber attack affected operations across Europe and the U.S. Norway’s security agency said Hydro was the subject of a ransomware attack called LockerGoga, according to state-broadcaster NRK that cited unidentified people. Prior to Norsk Hydro companies from zinc smelter Nyrstar NV to Saudi and Russian oil giants Aramco and Rosneft PJSC, shipping company AP Moller-Maersk A/S and agriculture trader...
Tags: Europe, Science, Norway, Aramco, Hydro, Archer Daniels Midland Co, NRK, AP Moller Maersk, Rosneft PJSC, Norsk Hydro, Norsk Hydro ASA, Nyrstar NV


Finding his Top Gear, Klæbo is Gone in Drammen

A classic run-stride from Johannes Høsflot Klæbo during the finals of the 2019 Drammen city sprint. (Photo: NRK screenshot) For the rare athlete the field of play is truly a stage. A place to perform in the moment and seemingly acknowledge the moment as it happens. Johannes Høsflot Klæbo appears to have many of these days. And as he crossed the line in today’s 1.2-kilometer classic sprint in Drammen, Norway, Klæbo may as well have taken a bow. It was again a virtuoso sprint performance. In...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Norway, Quebec, Logan, Ben, Grover, Federico Pellegrino, Simi Hamilton


Falla Locks Up Drammen Sprint; Diggins Strides to Fifth

Falla in first for her fifth Drammen sprint. (Photo: NRK screenshot) The World Cup entourage gathered Tuesday at the head of the Drammensfjord in Norway. The 1.2-kilometer classic sprint in Drammen, Norway — the post-Holmenkollen sprint stop on the calendar — was held under overcast skies and within a city center jammed with fans. Coming into Tuesday’s classic sprint, Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla had claimed two individual World Cup sprint victories this season and a World Championship sp...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Nilsson, Jacobsen, Jessie, Caldwell, Diggins, Jessie Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen, Sophie Caldwell


Apple Watch ‘fall detection’ feature credited with saving man’s life

One of the more interesting things about the Apple Watch is how the narrative behind the wearable has seemingly done a 180. Early on, the Apple Watch was positioned as something of a fashion accessory. Remember, for instance, the outrageously expensive Apple Watch Edition? Today, in sharp contrast, Apple prefers to tout the device as a fitness tracker and health monitor. Over the last few months, we've seen quite a few stories involving the heart rate monitor on the Apple Watch being used t...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Watch, Norway, NRK, Toralv Østvang, Østvang


’22 July’ Drama Series Looks at Aftermath of Norway Terror Attacks

A new Norwegian drama will tell the story of the people who responded to the horrific 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway that left 77 dead, most of them teenagers. “22 July” is being produced by Norwegian pubcaster NRK’s drama arm and will be distributed by DRG, which landed the international rights. The first footage of the […]
Tags: News, Global, Norway, DRG, NRK, Goteborg Film Festival, 22 July


Stars Bjørndalen, Domracheva and Shipulin Bid Adieu at Biathlon auf Schalke

Italy’s Dorothea Wierer and Lukas Hofer in first place (center), Germany’s Franziska Preuß and Simon Schempp in second place (left), and Darya Domracheva of Belarus with her husband Ole Einar Bjørndalen of Norway in third place (right) on the podium of the 2018 “Biathlon auf Schalke” event. The invitational was billed as the last international race for Domracheva and Bjørndalen, the winningest biathlete of all time. (Photo: Event organizer) The “Biathlon auf Schalke” two-person mixed relay sh...
Tags: Europe, News, Instagram, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Racing, Skiing, Italy, Belarus, Norway, Schalke, Ioc


Klæbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway down the finishing stretch in Davos, Switzerland. He won the day’s skate sprint while Italy’s Federico Pellegrino (green suit) was second. (Photo: FIS-Ski.com screenshot) As seems fitting for all things Davos, Switzerland: the racers enjoyed a bluebird day for the 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday. And just when we thought Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway might be too spent from a year of media coverage and big-effort racing, he scored his first win of...
Tags: France, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton, Davos Switzerland, Harvey, Lillehammer Norway, U S ski, Pellegrino


Kælbo Takes Davos Sprint for First Win of the Season; Simi Hamilton in 12th

Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway down the finishing stretch in Davos, Switzerland. He won the day’s skate sprint while Italy’s Federico Pellegrino (green suit) was second. (Photo: FIS-Ski.com screenshot) As seems fitting for all things Davos, Switzerland: the racers enjoyed a bluebird day for the 1.5-kilometer freestyle sprint on Saturday. And just when we thought Johannes Høsflot Klæbo of Norway might be too spent from a year of media coverage and big-effort racing, he scored his first win of...
Tags: France, Sport, Davos, Racing, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Finland, Norway, Fis, Hamilton, Davos Switzerland, Harvey, Lillehammer Norway, U S ski, Pellegrino