Nobel peace committee aims to stop eavesdroppers

Jul 27 2013

OSLO (Reuters) – The Nobel Peace Prize committee is tightening security to prevent eavesdroppers on decisions that can infuriate the powerful. “We have taken certain precautions,” Geir Lundestad, the head of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told Reuters in his office in central Oslo. The winner has already been chosen from about 230 candidates, but his or her name will remain secret until the formal 2012 award on October 12. “Leaks in general have not been a problem. But we want to protect that record.” One fear is of lip-readers, perhaps using telescopes from nearby buildings. …

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