News tagged with convictions

UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.

dateDec 23, 2013 in Mathematics
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Training soldiers to disobey 'illegal' orders

The military should be cautiously training soldiers to disobey unlawful superior's orders as a way of legally protecting them against a criminal conviction, according to QUT legal expert Dr Carmel O'Sullivan.

dateMar 27, 2013 in Other
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Fines not fair for vulnerable

Despite recent amendments, Victoria's infringement system does not adequately consider the circumstances of disadvantaged and vulnerable people, new research has revealed.

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Italian court overturns Google convictions

(AP)—An Italian appeals court on Friday overturned the convictions of three Google executives found criminally responsible for a video on a Google site that showed a disabled teen being bullied.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Internet
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US demanding harsh penalties for price fixers (Update)

(AP)—The U.S. Department of Justice is demanding that a Taiwanese company pay a $1 billion fine and two former top executives each serve 10 years in prison for their central roles in what prosecutors called the most serious ...

dateSep 20, 2012 in Business
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