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International News Archive - January 24, 2012

20,000 Wireless Frequencies Will Set Olympic Record In London This Summer

The upcoming 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to require up to 20,000 separate wireless frequency assignments, nearly doubling the number assigned the previous year, according to various media reports.

EU Proposes Tougher Web Rules For Personal Data

The European Union (EU) is set to propose a more stringent new set of rules this week to regulate how companies operating in Europe manage the personal data of Internet users, a move that industry insiders say could have significant ramifications for how the world’s web giants do business on the Old Continent.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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