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March 24, 2014
This is the first time in Egyptian judicial history that more than 500 are referred to the death penalty.
An Egyptian lawyer says on the Monday verdict that ruled 529 suspected pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood members the death penalty for a violent attack last August after the Morsi ouster. source
16:50 // 6 months ago
(Celebrities) want their cake and eat it, too. They want free publicity, and they want to be left alone when they’re out in public, and the rest of the world doesn’t have that choice.
Mickey Osterreicher says on celebs trying to push back on the paparazzi in regards to privacy. Source
15:24 // 6 months ago
October 13, 2012
newsweek:

Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed

I remember feeling stunned, then sick. Sitting at my desk at a New York City consulting firm in 2009, I had randomly Googled my name. The jarring result: a series of strange montages on YouTube—all containing snapshots of me, along with the label “whore.” The photos, cobbled together from various corners of the Internet, were shots from a beauty pageant and a few acting jobs I had held in the past, when I was signed with a regional modeling agency. My mind raced. Who hated me this much to post these things? Who would call me a whore?
And then I knew exactly who had done it.

Carla Franklin shares her story.

A worthy read, even beyond the insights into Franklin’s compelling and creepy personal story, as it relates to laws (and the lack thereof) on internet harassment.

newsweek:

Busting a Cyberstalker: How Carla Franklin Fought Back—and Triumphed

I remember feeling stunned, then sick. Sitting at my desk at a New York City consulting firm in 2009, I had randomly Googled my name. The jarring result: a series of strange montages on YouTube—all containing snapshots of me, along with the label “whore.” The photos, cobbled together from various corners of the Internet, were shots from a beauty pageant and a few acting jobs I had held in the past, when I was signed with a regional modeling agency. My mind raced. Who hated me this much to post these things? Who would call me a whore?

And then I knew exactly who had done it.

Carla Franklin shares her story.

A worthy read, even beyond the insights into Franklin’s compelling and creepy personal story, as it relates to laws (and the lack thereof) on internet harassment.

14:56 // 1 year ago
August 25, 2012
It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies.
A statement from Samsung • Expressing anger over yesterday’s ruling in their patent case against Apple, in which a jury largely ruled in favor of Apple, pushing a $1.05 billion fine on Samsung. For what it’s worth, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out with a statement of his own: “We owe a debt of gratitude to the jury who invested their time in listening to our story. We were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to tell it,” Cook said. “The mountain of evidence presented during the trial showed that Samsung’s copying went far deeper than we knew.” Samsung plans to appeal.
13:04 // 2 years ago
July 25, 2012
Get rid of ObamaCare! Now! It’s a really good idea … if your plan is to do the exact opposite of what you’re trying to achieve on controlling the deficit. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday said ObamaCare will actually work to shrink, not enlarge, our fiscal budget headache.
More details from the CBO here. Important story for truth. (via hypervocal)

For fans of effects that are literally the opposite of what’s intended. 

(via hypervocal)

9:25 // 2 years ago
July 19, 2012
17:31 // 2 years ago
February 1, 2012
reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.
Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]
Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

reuters:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Supreme Court in London February 1, 2012.

Assange was detained in Britain in December 2010 on a European arrest warrant issued by a Swedish prosecutor after two female former WikiLeaks volunteers accused him of sexual assault. [REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth]

Read more: Julian Assange appeals extradition to UK’s top court

In case you’d like to follow along at home, ABC (Australia) has live video from the event.

10:13 // 2 years ago
December 3, 2011
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July 4, 2011
10:42 // 3 years ago
May 12, 2011

A bad day for former Senator John Ensign

  • attempt When John Ensign resigned from his position as Nevada’s junior senator on May 3rd, it was widely believed he was trying to halt an ethics investigation into his affair with a staffer, and subsequent alleged payoffs to her family.
  • failure The Senate Ethics Committee isn’t letting their old buddy John off that easy. They’ve forwarded their findings to the U.S. Justice Department, saying they found that Ensign violated the law. Jeez, all that resigning for nothing. source
16:42 // 3 years ago