News tagged with legitimacy

Indian land program shows tech's limits

(AP)—For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, hopes emerged that ...

dateDec 25, 2012 in Environment
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Data on financial crime is not credible

The Government and police efforts to tackle financial crime – from business fraud to tax evasion – are hampered by a lack of accurate data about the nature and extent of offending, according to new research.

dateDec 13, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Web access battles brew before UN conference

(AP)—An upcoming U.N. gathering about Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics, including the U.S., tech giants such as Google and rights groups, concerned that changes could ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in Internet
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Official requests up for Web data: Google

Google said Tuesday the number of government requests to hand over data from users or to take down Web content rose in the first six months of 2012, extending a trend of recent years.

dateNov 13, 2012 in Internet
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Coke, Samsung pull Vietnam site ads

(AP)—Coca-Cola and Samsung have pulled their advertising from a popular Vietnamese website notorious for providing unlicensed downloads of Western and local songs, in a rare victory against online piracy in a country where ...

dateOct 03, 2012 in Internet
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Postpone the nuclear waste decision

Although nuclear waste has been produced for a long time, there is still no good way to discard the highly toxic material, which remains hazardous for up to 130 000 years. In his new book titled Nuclear Waste Management and ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Stuxnet was 'good idea': former CIA chief

The Stuxnet computer virus sabotage of Iran's nuclear program was a "good idea" but it lent legitimacy to the use of malicious software as a weapon, according to a former CIA director.

dateMar 02, 2012 in Internet
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