“I don’t know any case in history where diplomatic asylum did not end in freedom for the person. I hope this will not be an exception in history. Every country must respect the right of the country granting asylum and the person who was granted it.” – Julian Assange
Manchester has been named the piracy capital of the UK, according to a new study seen exclusively by the BBC.
The research said there were more illegal downloads per person in the city than any other in the country, followed by Nottingham and Southampton.
The statistics, from monitoring service Musicmetric, conclude that in the first half of 2012, UK users illegally shared over 40 million albums and singles.
An industry group said the data showed piracy “remains a significant problem”.
Although tablet owners spend more time consuming news than poking around on Facebook, they’re reluctant to pay for news content.
Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard has received death threats from a New York woman who was detained this week and charged with stalking, but then released on bail, local media said Saturday.
Business Insider yesterday posted an article titled “The 19 Most Hated Companies In America.” The data was based on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), which releases industry results monthly and updates its national index quarterly.
Back in March, pics of a bikini-clad Kate Middleton vacationing with Prince William surfaced. The young couple were photographed on a yacht off the coast of Ibiza, Spain in 2006.
His swift burial at sea, in which he was slipped into the Arabian Sea in a weighted body bag, and authorities’ reluctance to release pictures of his corpse have been fuel for the conspiracy theorists.
A hacker who placed pornography on a video billboard above Moscow’s inner ring road has been jailed for one and a half years, Russian media report.
Hacktivists from the online group Anonymous have turned their attention to Yemen as part of their battle for greater net freedoms.
Assange also has “a very free and easy relationship with the truth,” Daniel Domscheit-Berg claims in the book, “Inside WikiLeaks.”