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NYT ad tech blocks UK web visitors from terror plot article

August 30, 2006

NYT ad tech blocks UK web visitors from terror plot article

Posted: August 30th, 2006, 3:41am CEST
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Xeni Jardin:
The NYT website is using geo-targeting ad technology to block UK visitors from accessing a news article about the investigation surrounding the alleged UK airline terror plot. The technological self-censorship is an attempt to comply with UK law. The Times’ Tom Zeller explains how the block works and why it’s in place here.

Snip from MSNBC article:

“We had clear legal advice that publication in the U.K. might run afoul of their law,” Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty said Tuesday. “It’s a country that doesn’t have the First Amendment, but it does have the free press. We felt we should respect their country’s law.”

Visitors who click on a link to the article, published Monday, instead got a notice explaining that British law “prohibits publication of prejudicial information about the defendants prior to trial.” The blocked article reveals evidence authorities have in the alleged plot to use liquid explosives to down U.S. airliners over the Atlantic.

Link to MSNBC coverage, here’s an item on Foreign Policy blog, Link to Guardian UK coverage. Here’s what web visitors identified as UK-based will see:

“On advice of legal counsel, this article is unavailable to readers of nytimes.com in Britain. This arises from the requirement in British law that prohibits publication of prejudicial information about the defendants prior to trial.”

Of course, proxy servers and tools like Tor can help users route around efforts like this. And any number of blogs or other online sources could republish geo-forbidden content. The point here seems to be for the Times to demonstrate a good faith effort to comply with UK law. But determined users can easily route around the restriction.

(Thanks, Larry Campbell, Chris, and Cyrus — who has a new gig writing for Engadget, btw!)

Week’s wackiest videos

August 25, 2006

Week’s wackiest videos

提交: August 25, 2006, 10:15am CDT
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Week’s wackiest videos

Amazing Phoenix water rescue

August 25, 2006

Amazing Phoenix water rescue

提交: August 25, 2006, 10:15am CDT
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Amazing Phoenix water rescue

VIDEO – Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme

August 23, 2006

VIDEO – Science sans conscience n’est que ruine de l’âme

Publié: août 2, 2006, 12:00am CEST par admin
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* V I D E O S

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sciences,
physique,
Etienne KLEIN

LA MATIERE DE L’ESPRIT OU L’ESPRIT DE LA MATIERE

August 20, 2006

LA MATIERE DE L’ESPRIT OU L’ESPRIT DE LA MATIERE

Publié: août 9, 2006, 12:00am CEST par admin
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Le fait de vouloir déposséder l’esprit de sa matière est la plus grave erreur qu’engendrent ceux qui, par conviction religieuse et/ou passion sectaire, défendent les intérêts des institutions susceptibles de conduire l’Humanité vers les lumières. A les entendre parler, l’aveugle de naissance croirait qu’un corps luisant tient ses éclats des facteurs biologiques purs, exclusivement mécanistes et non subtils, qu’un psychopathe ne doit point consulter un médecin somatique. Il (…)


Vincent Akoué

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matière,
esprit,
Akoué

Association A M E S S I: Le journal sant� : R�gime pauvre en sucres : bon pour le cholest�rol

August 20, 2006

Association A M E S S I: Le journal sant� : R�gime pauvre en sucres : bon pour le cholest�rol

Publié: juin 28, 2006, 4:57pm CEST par Association AMESSI
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Association A M E S S I: Le journal sant� : R�gime pauvre en sucres : bon pour le cholest�rol

L’HISTOIRE VRAIE DU SILICIUM ORGANIQUE G5

August 20, 2006

L’HISTOIRE VRAIE DU SILICIUM ORGANIQUE G5

Publié: août 4, 2006, 5:07pm CEST par admin
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OUVRAGES LE SILICIUM ORGANIQUE DE LOIC LE RIBAULT
G5 L'HISTOIRE VRAIE
Laure Pouliquen, fondatrice-présidente de l’association AMESSI (Association de Médecines Evolutives Santé et Sciences Innovantes) est journaliste scientifique. Cette nutritionniste combattante s’insurge avec force contre la pensée unique et tout ce qui en (…)


LE SILICIUM ORGANIQUE G5

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Loïc Le Ribault,
Laure Pouliquen,
silicium organique G5,
Norbert Duffaut,
Jacques Breton,
ouvrage sur le silicium G5

ECRAN TACTIL XGL LINUXIEN

August 20, 2006

ECRAN TACTIL XGL LINUXIEN

Publié: août 17, 2006, 11:58am CEST par LeCollagiste.
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XGL ET ECRAN TACTIL LINUXIEN.

Linux-Watch: Why Red Hat Wasn’t at LinuxWorld

August 19, 2006

Linux-Watch: Why Red Hat Wasn’t at LinuxWorld

Fetched: August 19th, 2006, 11:36pm EDT
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People were continuing to ask where Red Hat was at San Francisco’s LinuxWorld on Thursday morning. Now, we know…

solje like the sun

August 19, 2006

solje like the sun

Posted: August 19th, 2006, 6:19pm Central Europe Standard Time
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Donnatella G has added a photo to the pool:

solje like the sun

solje from Norway I found in an antiques mall; now I have three