On Jan 2 2021, the newsrack service has been shut down permanently.
It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.
So, it was time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.
This is an archive of previously crawled content that will be kept around for a few weeks.
Register with News Rack
News Monitoring via NewsRack requires you to be able to spend a little effort
writing news filters in a relatively easy-to-learn, but non-trivial, format.
This is still text-based and there is no easy graphical interface to make this
process easier. Familiarity with writing filters using AND, OR, NOT will be helpful.