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2012-09-03 07:48:46

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of illegal file-sharing website Pirate Bay´s cofounders has been detained in Cambodia, as local authorities consider a request from Sweden to have him extradited. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was held in Phnom Penh after an international warrant was issued for his arrest in April for failing to show up for the start of his one-year prison sentence for copyright violations. Warg, 27, has been living in Cambodia for four years,...

2012-02-28 16:00:00

Recruiters posted more than 400 online job ads for Privacy Analysts and Specialists in the past 90 days, growing 56% year-over-year, according to WANTED Analytics. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2012 During the past 90 days, more than 400 job ads were posted online for Privacy Officers and Consultants, according to WANTED Analytics (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. With consumer privacy concerns growing,...

Climate Change Could Cause Mass Migrations In 2060
2011-10-20 12:27:00

According to a new report, climate and other environmental changes will cause "major challenges" for world leaders over the next 50 years. The researchers said the impact of climate change and degradation of land and oceans will play an increasingly important role in massive migrations in the future. Experts said governments must also be prepared for the millions who will be "trapped" in dangerous areas and for the vast numbers who will flock to vulnerable urban areas in search of work....

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'