Ah JIDF. Thing is I can spot propaganda from both sides.
The lighting on the faces is consistent with light bouncing off the building and onto the people.
Not HDR. You need multiple exposers for that and the people look like they are moving too fast to make that viable. Its dodging and burning combined with a lot of messing with the colour curves.
Not so. Check out the local history section of your local library sometime.
Could be a marketing strategy. This kind of stuff is of limited interest to conventional security firms (a focused attack by someone with more resources than you isn't something you can do much about and isn't a very large market) but it does make your company look like they know what they are doing. US and European companies may use different marketing strategies.
Define modern because the East India company got up to some interesting stuff. Otherwise you would be looking at the activities of various mining companies in the DRC in the 90s.
All the alternatives are worse. Remember we are not dealing with subtle grades of fair use of complex issues over how long certain copyrights last. You can deal with them at a rate of about 1 a minute assuming you've got everything other than Y/N/Escalate automated. Assuming a 38 hour working week that's 110 people. The other half of the budget goes to the 10 lawyers or so needed to deal with the messy stuff. For a company of google's size that's quite doable.
Depending on how you read the DMCA that would ever be perjury or straightforward fraud.
Google isn't going to do anything that would risk its safe harbour statements. At the same time sending these requests already costs Microsoft money
Science has pretty much always involved scrambling for parts not least because a lot of stuff needed is a one off. Jodrell Bank Observatory for example was built with a lot of former military kit including bits of battleship turret. Scavenging stuff from previous experiments is a pretty standard skill across the sciences.
Except technology improves which means it will likely take less effort and less cost as time goes by. In fact that has already happened. The reason these systems seem to appear out of the blue is that they don't require major capital expenditures and large departments managing them. They can also be retrofitted to existing systems.
You also don't need every street corner. Major roads and areas of interest will give you enough information for most purposes.
No he's logical. When you are campaigning you pick and chose your cases. Rosa Parks was selected as the person to campaign over because she had a pretty respectable background. You want to demonise drugs? Ignore the deaths on sink estates and focus on any deaths of pretty middle class girls (Leah Betts).
For copyright you want to stick to cases involving respectable parents doing things that are borderline fair use in any case.
Leave Kim DotCom to the lawyers. He can afford them.
When you consider the importance of sports TV rights and how badly they risk getting mangled online the appearance of the United States Tennis Association is understandable.
Ah you forget this is Wales. The economy is something of a mess due to well various factors but Thatcher's reforms are probably a significant reason. The result is the area is on the receiving end of a lot of regeneration projects. These tend to have arts funding in the pot which results in random artworks being attached to the strangest things.
Alternatively it could have been a member dying and leaving them a one off payment or something.