Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures

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TweetYumShareThis Senate committee approves new whistleblower protection measures 07 Nov 2013 A new Senate bill authorizing the next year’s worth of intelligence operations would force the public disclosure of civilian deaths in drone strikes and add protections for spy-sector whistleblowers that are being hailed by advocates. The bill, which was approved in the Senate intelligence […]

Australia urged to formally recognise climate change refugee status

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TweetYumAustralia, a close neighbour of small, low-lying South Pacific states at the frontline of climate change, should be the first country to formally recognise climate change refugees, the country’s main refugee advisory body has said. The Refugee Council of Australia has told the Australian government that it should create a new refugee category for those […]

Websites Can Legally Pirate Porn Movies, Prosecutors Rule

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TweetYum Torrent Freak March 23, 2013 For years Japan’s leading producers of pornographic movies have been battling to protect their content overseas. In particular they have focused on Taiwan where websites openly sell their videos and TV channels air their content without permission. The studios eventually took legal action, but to no avail. This week […]

Smoking Banned Inside Santa Monica, CA Residences

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TweetYumSmoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near buildings in Santa Monica, but Tuesday night the city council sought to expand that prohibition and voted 4-2 to ban smoking for all new tenants of apartments and condos inside their residences – with one exception. “It also requires existing residents to designate their units […]

Assange refuses to surrender

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TweetYumShareThis Assange refuses to surrender 30 Jun 2012 Julian Assange has defied a police order to turn himself in and will remain holed up in Ecuador’s embassy, his spokeswoman said. Mr Assange, who has applied for asylum in Ecuador, was served notice to surrender himself to a central London police station, but has decided not […]