News tagged with embarrassment

New app helps Icelanders avoid accidental incest

You meet someone, there's chemistry, and then come the introductory questions: What's your name? Come here often? Are you my cousin? In Iceland, a country with a population of 320,000 where most everyone is distantly related, ...

Apr 18, 2013
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Fields for feelings

While some people experience great benefit when visiting churches, mosques and similar holy sites, she notes that others get a similar reward from crop-circle tourism. Enthusiasts refer to the circles as ...

Nov 26, 2012
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Japan lawyer calls for Google autocomplete change

A Japanese lawyer on Tuesday urged Google to makes its "autocomplete" function more flexible, after a court ordered the search giant to modify the feature to prevent embarrassment for his client. ...

Mar 27, 2012
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WikiLeaks scandal sparks US intelligence reform

The WikiLeaks document dump, which saw hundreds of thousands of classified US files leaked, rattled US intelligence officials, forcing them to implement reforms to prevent another such breach.

Jan 27, 2012
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