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International law is seen by many to have been shunted aside by Western powers when launching their most significant military operations in the past decade.

2007-09-20

 peace war pre-emptive illegal law NATO imperialism colonialism
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was a forward-looking statute when enacted in 1986. It specified standards for law enforcement access to electronic communications and associated data, affording important privacy protections to subscribers of emerging wireless and Internet technologies. Technology has advanced dramatically since 1986, and ECPA has been outpaced. The statute has not undergone a significant revision since it...
 USA privacy Internet surveillance law
A British couple jailed in Dubai for kissing in public have lost their appeal against their conviction.

2010-04-04

 Dubai decency kiss law
The first involves barring online gaming access to young people of school age between 12am (midnight) and 8am. The other policy suggests slowing down people's internet connections after they have been logged on to certain games for a long period of time...

2010-04-13

 game South Korea addiction Internet curfew limit law
A seaside city in Italy is planning to ban miniskirts and other revealing clothing to improve what the mayor calls standards of public decency. Castellammare di Stabia is trying to be the latest location in Italy to make use of new powers to crack down on what is deemed to be anti-social behaviour.

2010-10-25

 Italy decency fashion skirt incredible law religion
Evidence of events that happened before the Big Bang can be seen in the glow of microwave radiation that fills the Universe, scientists have asserted. Renowned cosmologist Roger Penrose said that analysis of this cosmic microwave background showed echoes of previous Big Bang-like events. The events appear as "rings" around galaxy clusters in which the variation in the background is unusually low...
 Roger Penrose physics cosmology astronomy Big Bang universe philosophy constant nature law cycle aeon time space microwave galaxy
Earlier this year a judge in Manchester had to dismiss a jury and restart a trial, The Sun reported, after a juror went onto her Facebook page, gave details of a trial and asked friends: "Did he do it?" Lord Judge, who is the most senior judge in England and Wales, said it was too easy for campaigners to bombard Twitter with messages in a bid to put pressure on jurors who might be looking at it...

2010-11-19

 judge UK social network Facebook Twitter law court legal bias social control independence justice
Some of the toughest anti-smoking measures to be adopted in a major city have been approved by councillors in New York. The measures are set to extend a smoking ban to municipal parks, beaches and even Times Square.

2011-02-03

 New York City smoking incredible park USA law
Material that is published on Twitter should be considered public and can be published.

2011-02-08

 Twitter privacy public message law
The team allowed the photons to pass through a thin sliver of the mineral calcite which gave each photon a tiny nudge in its path, with the amount of deviation dependent on which slit it passed through. By averaging over a great many photons passing through the apparatus, and only measuring the light patterns on a camera, the team was able to infer what paths the photons had taken. While they were able to easily observe the interference...

2011-06-03

 quantum physics uncertainty particle wave interference law physics philosophy

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