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ACLU Takes Carriers To Task For Slow Android Updates
2013-04-18 09:29:57

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, security firm NQ Mobile released a report which found Android to be the mobile platform most targeted by hackers. Along with being the largest mobile platform — and therefore a large target for hackers — it also has a bad reputation for being a fragmented OS. Though Google frequently releases new updates to Android which generally include security updates, these patches often never reach the...

Occupy Wall Street Tweets Surrendered To Court
2012-09-16 05:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Much to the chagrin of online privacy advocates, Twitter has surrendered messages written by an Occupy Wall Street protester to a New York criminal court judge. More than three months´ worth of messages had been sought by the Manhattan district attorney's office in the trial of 23-year-old Malcolm Harris, one of approximately 700 protestors arrested during a mass protest that took place on the Brooklyn Bridge last October. He...

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2012-06-02 07:08:15

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com When someone is caught, charged and prosecuted as a sex offender, they lose a great many rights they once had. Depending on the state, they have to register themselves as an offender, alert their neighbors and even keep a safe distance from any public place where children congregate. It´s likely a majority of Americans feel that these restrictions are warranted and even wise, but now some sex offenders are fighting against rulings that ban them from...


Word of the Day
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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