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Google Releases Latest Transparency Report
2013-01-24 04:30:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Requests by law enforcement agencies for Google´s user data have skyrocketed more than 70% since 2009, the Internet search giant revealed on Wednesday in its latest Transparency Report. The report is Google´s voluntary disclosure of how many times it removed data from its services, or submitted user information to government agencies during the last six months. The company said it received 8,438 U.S. government...

Dinosaur Fossil Smuggler Pleads Guilty
2013-01-01 05:47:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Eric Prokopi, a Florida fossils dealer, has pled guilty to smuggling charges. He has agreed to give up the $1 million Tyrannosaurus bataar skeleton seized by the U.S. government earlier this year after he attempted to auction it through Heritage Auctions. Prokopi is giving up "Ty," the T. bataar that will eventually be returned to Mongolia, along with six other dinosaurs and various other bones in a deal that might win him a little...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.