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Twitter threat judgement reserved

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Judgement is reserved over whether to quash the conviction of a man for a Twitter message threatening to blow up a South Yorkshire airport....
Twitter threat judgement reserved

Stephen Fry: There’s a generation of judges that just don’t ‘get’ Twitter

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Paul Chambers appeared in court today to appeal against his conviction for sending a joke tweet threatening to blow England’s Robin Hood Airport “Sky High”, if the airport remained closed due to adverse weather. Whilst judgement has been reserved over whether to quash the conviction, one of his most vocal...
Stephen Fry: There’s a generation of judges that just don’t ‘get’ Twitter

The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

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You know them, maybe you’re even one of them. They’re the scumbag lowlifes of the Internet. They are the trolls. Typically hiding behind a mask of supposed anonymity, those who practice Internet harassment are often seen as the neckbeard basement-dwellers of the world. But maybe they’re every bit as scummy...
The BBC confronts an Internet troll on national TV

The UK airport ‘bomb joke’ tweeter appeals conviction today. Will common sense prevail?

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Two years ago, we reported on the story about a UK man who was arrested on terrorism charges after posting a joke tweet on Twitter. Travel chaos caused by heavy snow had led Paul Chambers to quip in a tweet: “Robin Hood airport is closed, you’ve got a week and...
The UK airport ‘bomb joke’ tweeter appeals conviction today. Will common sense prevail?

Airport tweet case back in court

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A man found guilty of posting a comment on Twitter threatening to blow up Robin Hood Airport returns to court in a bid to overturn his conviction....
Airport tweet case back in court

The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

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Today is BlackBerry Jam, RIM’s developer conference or WWDC equivalent. It’s RIM’s moment to redefine, rejuvenate, and re-establish itself in the world. Whether or not the company can pull it off, however, is an entirely different matter. BlackBerry 10, RIM’s brand new platform, has been delayed, run into naming issues,...
The Future Of RIM: “BlackBerry Isn’t For Everyone”

Autodesk Buys Mobile Video Shooting Star Socialcam for $60M

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Socialcam, the quick-growing mobile video start-up, has quickly found a buyer. Autodesk, known for its CAD visual effects software, has agreed to buy Socialcam in a deal worth approximately $60 million, both companies said. They said they expect the deal to close within 30 days. Socialcam — which had only...
Autodesk Buys Mobile Video Shooting Star Socialcam for $60M

Tom Daley, Twitter abuse and the law | Joshua Rozenberg

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Twitter users have to understand that every tweet is a broadcast - even if it's prefaced with an @Debate has been raging in the Twittersphere about whether Dorset police overreacted by arresting a 17-year-old in the early hours "on suspicion of malicious communications".The police were responding to a tweet sent...
Tom Daley, Twitter abuse and the law | Joshua Rozenberg

Tweeter challenges High Court conviction

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Paul Chambers, who was found guilty of sending a menacing ''tweet'', challenges his conviction at the High Court today....
Tweeter challenges High Court conviction

Sexually exploited children are at further risk in care, says Barnardo's

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Charity report claims children's care homes are magnets for groomers and traffickersChildren who have been sexually exploited and trafficked are being put in further danger because of a dire lack of trained foster carers, a children's charity has warned.The most vulnerable children are left in residential care or secure units...
Sexually exploited children are at further risk in care, says Barnardo's

Twitter bomb joke man wins case

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A man found guilty of sending a tweet threatening to blow up an airport wins his challenge against conviction....
Twitter bomb joke man wins case

Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

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In the spring of 2006 a team of 65 Swedish police personnel entered a datacenter in Stockholm. The officers were tasked with shutting down the largest threat to the entertainment industry at the time – The Pirate Bay’s servers. The raid eventually led to the conviction of four people connected...
Leaked: Police Plan to Raid The Pirate Bay

Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

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Police also investigating Sky News after inadvertently displaying a Twitter feed identifying 19-year-old victim in a reportPolice are planning to arrest a number of Twitter users who are alleged to have named the 19-year-old rape victim of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans, and have launched an investigation into Sky News...
Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

Samsung T699 passes federal inspection, lacks naming conviction

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The obtusely-named Galaxy S Blaze Q rumored to be coming to a T-Mobile store near you, has appeared at the FCC labs. It tallies with the magenta mobile network, packing AWS, GPRS 850 and 1900 radio bands. No disassembly shots this time, so you'll have to combine the above...
Samsung T699 passes federal inspection, lacks naming conviction

Man who racially abused Stan Collymore on Twitter spared prison

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Joshua Cryer initially claimed his Twitter account had been hacked but was spared jail after pleading guilty to offenceA law student who bombarded the football commentator Stan Collymore with racist tweets has been sentenced to two years community service and ordered to pay £150 legal costs.Joshua Cryer had initially claimed...
Man who racially abused Stan Collymore on Twitter spared prison

Court upholds Twitter joke trial appeal: Britain has a sense of humor after all

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Britain’s High Court has overturned the case of a man whose exasperated Twitter joke left him criminalized under anti-terrorist laws, in a high profile case that supporters say is a victory for free speech online. Paul Chambers, 28, became the first person in the U.K. to be found guilty of...
Court upholds Twitter joke trial appeal: Britain has a sense of humor after all
News publishers need to get with the program

Code 'not physical property', court rules in Goldman Sachs espionage case

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Code cannot be stolen under federal law, a court has ruled, in the case of a former Goldman Sachs employee who had his conviction for code theft and espionage overturned....
Code 'not physical property', court rules in Goldman Sachs espionage case
Court overturns conviction for theft of Goldman source code

Twitter joke trial defendant wins appeal against his ridiculous conviction

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The man at the centre of what is known as the ‘Twitter joke trial’, has won his High Court challenge against conviction. Paul Chambers was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet, threatening to blow up Robin Hood airport. The result sparked outrage and created a ‘Spartacus effect‘ on the...
Twitter joke trial defendant wins appeal against his ridiculous conviction

MPAA Using Megaupload Case as Backdoor SOPA, Court Hears

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Demand Progress is joining the Megaupload case as a non-party. The group has filed a brief refuting claims made by the MPAA, and asking the Court to consider the many innocent users who are still unable to access their personal files. The MPAA previously told the court that Megaupload users...
MPAA Using Megaupload Case as Backdoor SOPA, Court Hears

Goldman Cuts Its Apple Price Target (AAPL)

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After Apple's weaker than expected quarter, Goldman Sachs analyst Bill Shope is cutting his price target on the stock to $790 from $850. Shope still considers Apple a "conviction buy" despite the price chop. Here's the high-level takeaway from the note: "While we had expected some weakness as a result...
Goldman Cuts Its Apple Price Target (AAPL)

Don't let extreme anti-abortion groups infiltrate the mainstream | Kate Smurthwaite

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Attempts to access abortion data have left women scared and intimidated. We must guard against a rise in extremist activitiesIn the past five weeks 2,500 attempts have been made to hack into private data at the abortion provider The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), according to a BBC report. Though...
Don't let extreme anti-abortion groups infiltrate the mainstream | Kate Smurthwaite

How Google's Designers Got the Company on the Same Page

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You know how Google last year redesigned its products to align their design, with more white space and more consistent navigation schemes? You might not have liked all that change. I know I found it jarring, to put it nicely — and I still bristle at some of the things...
How Google's Designers Got the Company on the Same Page
Infamous Twitter joke conviction overturned by UK High Court in a victory for common sense

Anonymous Courtroom Notes Raise Serious Questions About SurfTheChannel Conviction

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We just wrote about the extremely troubling ruling in the UK that has left Anton Vickerman, the operator of the TV linking website SurfTheChannel, facing up to ten years in jail. The charge is the rather ambiguous "conspiracy to defraud", which is not surprising, because it's still not clear what...
Anonymous Courtroom Notes Raise Serious Questions About SurfTheChannel Conviction

The Pirate Bay co-founders file appeal with EU court

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The Pirate Bay’s co-founders Peter “brokep” Sunde and Fredrik “TiAMO” Neij filed an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights Wednesday to get the Swedish court verdict against them overturned. “Essentially we’re arguing that Sweden is disregarding our human rights since they haven’t agreed to EU legislation in our court...
The Pirate Bay co-founders file appeal with EU court

9,000 People Sign Petition to Honor Alan Turing by Putting Him on the £10 Note

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Just last month the government there refused to pardon his conviction for the crime of "moral turpitude," that is, that he was gay....
9,000 People Sign Petition to Honor Alan Turing by Putting Him on the £10 Note

Yulia Tymoshenko appeal to be heard during Euro 2012

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Country delays trial of former Ukrainian prime minister after threats of a political boycott of the tournamentUkraine, threatened with a political boycott of the European football championship it co-hosts next month over the jailing of opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko, has put off a ruling on her appeal until the tournament...
Yulia Tymoshenko appeal to be heard during Euro 2012

Peter Sunde, The Pirate Bay Spokesperson, Details Why His Conviction Was A Farce

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Last week, I noticed that former Pirate Bay spokesperson Peter Sunde had posted the letter that he sent to the Swedish Administration as part of his plea to be pardoned. It was written in Swedish, and I wasn't comfortable that the Google translation was accurate enough. Thankfully, however, Rick Falkvinge...
Peter Sunde, The Pirate Bay Spokesperson, Details Why His Conviction Was A Farce
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