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The plaintiff in the case, Carla Gericke, was arrested on wiretapping allegations in 2010 for filming her friend being pulled over by the Weare Police Department during a late-night traffic stop. Although Gericke was never brought to trial, she sued, alleging that her arrest constituted retaliatory prosecution in breach of her constitutional rights. The department, without admitting wrongdoing, settled Thursday in a move that the woman's attorney speculated would deter future police "retaliation."
The First US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) in Gericke's case last week that she was "exercising a clearly established First Amendment right when she attempted to film the traffic stop in the absence of a police order to stop filming or leave the area.""
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According to results, Wikipedia is better than it’s reputation: seventy per cent of the articles got good points for accuracy. But in many ways the Finnish Wikipedia is also far from flawless.
Read the story in English (17 000 characters) here. You can also download the result dataset as an open data here.
The story also states that Finnish Wikipedia is largely written by only three hundred active writers, and could use some more."
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Though he didn’t specifically mention “NSA”, he had said that Microsoft was alarmed by allegations that “some governments” had collected customer data from the Internet without warrants.
He is telling about below three action items for preventing such snooping activities.
- Expanding encryption across Microsoft services.
- Reinforcing legal protections for customers’ data.
- Enhancing the transparency of software code, making it easier for customers to reassure themselves that Microsoft products do not contain back doors.
Brand Smith says Microsoft will pursue a comprehensive engineering effort to strengthen the encryption of customer data across networks and services. This effort will include major communications, productivity and developer services such as Outlook.com, Office 365, SkyDrive and Windows Azure, and will provide protection across the full lifecycle of customer-created content."