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2008-03-18 15:00:00

Britain’s Foundation for Information Policy Research (FIPR) has argued in an open letter that the online advertising system Phorm is illegal, claiming it violates the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) that protects users from unlawful interception of information.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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