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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.However, both Phorm and BT have said the technology is not in violation of any UK laws.  And indeed many companies, such as BT, Talk Talk and Virgin, have signed on to use Phorm, which targets advertisements to...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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