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Google Blocks Brazil Videos
2012-09-28 23:06:40

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Earlier this week, Google´s head of operations in Brazil was briefly detained after his company refused to remove two user-uploaded videos from YouTube. The videos in question allegedly slander a candidate in the mayoral race of Campo Grande in Mato Grosse do Sul. Google had promised to appeal the decision, maintaining their long-held belief that they, as a company, are not responsible for user-uploaded videos. Google, it...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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