FIDE is initiating a bi-weekly newsletter service. The idea is to "to provide timely information from the chess world". They must just be talking about FIDE-related business because there's no way they could hope to be "timely" if it's a bi-weekly exercise. Not in this day and age. When I think "timely" I'm thinking about all the popular chess news sites out there (i.e. Chessdom.com, Chessbase.com) and my fellow bloggers.
In any case my curiosity got the better of me, so I did sign up. They asked for "affiliation" and "phone number". I didn't bother putting those in but apparently my sign-up worked anyway.