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There are those who misguidedly think that the world would be better off without lawyers. The UK legal profession's problem is that it has for so long abandoned its long-standing principles that it's become utterly rotten from within. Add in the deliberate destruction of the profession by successive governments and it's no surprise that there is a crisis from which few will emerge unscathed.

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It would be the most anticipated mobile phone launch - bar none - if Samsung wasn't such a media tart that it places PR stories across the spectrum of press and lazy bloggers pounce on their every word, "revealing" "leaks" and providing fodder for indiscriminate search engines that these days are seemingly just as likely to be seeing requests for information on the company's products as they are for porn.

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On 18th February 2011, when Nokia announced that it would hitch its operating system wagon exclusively to Microsoft's mobile Windows, we said "What Nokia has now done is to become fiscally dependent on Microsoft. MS have got a phone company with a huge market share without paying a penny for it. And as Nokia declines, as many expect it to do, it will - ultimately - prove a potential takeover target for Microsoft." We had an opinion on whether it was a good idea. Has anything changed?

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The actions of terrorists are always unacceptable. But history shows that changing attitudes accept the results of terrorism and, in some cases, see the results as worthy of the action. As we come up to two weeks before the 12th anniversary of 11 September 2001, it is clear some, perhaps unintended, consequences may prove to be beneficial to the entire world, including Muslims.

A contentious thought: please set aside emotional considerations when reading.

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Cairo is becoming a place not to be. With snatch squads picking people up from the street and the British Embassy trying without much success to find out who's been caught up in the trawl and a raft of problems from other factions, this is starting to have all the hallmarks of a very dangerous situation.

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The USA is to close embassies and consulates over Hari Raya / Eid (the end of Ramadan / Muslim new year). It's a PR snafu.

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Last week, a spokesman for the UK's Sky TV told his own news channel that the company would continue with 3D TV. But increasingly, that's an isolated stance. The basic problem is that consumers don't want a new TV as often as they want a new phone.

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My personal experience with IKEA is never happy, but things are getting worse. It's about time things were told as they are.

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Digital Dollars, Virtual Payments, Real World Risk and Regulation.

The risks and regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Author Jefferson Galt gives a personal view of the weekend's wheeled sport including the Tour de France, F1's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, MotoGP at Assen and World Superbikes at Imola.

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20130613 Few really willing to fight child marriages - IPP Media

This story - which may actually be a thinly disguised re-write of an article from elsewhere, opens the door to a much wider debate - and many more sources of information of varying degrees of reliability
and credibility. But there is an overall thrust....

For all aircrew and other travellers (which is, of course, pretty much all of us) - the US Border Security says that it has the same rights as Australia's Customs to examine the contents of portable data devices without warrant (remember various aircrew have been arrested over pornography on their laptops going into Aus?)

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Internet start up PitchMyBook.com is shaking up the publishing industry with a mission to reduce the friction within the publishing process. In creating the industry's first paradigm shift for at least half-a-century, the service delivers increased performance while reducing both time spent and cost across the publishing sector.

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A remarkably simple phishing spam may be one of the most successful at gathering debit card data and therefore giving access to bank accounts.

As if it wasn't bad enough that a BA aircraft went tech and caused huge disruption, then the Royal Air Force had to escort a Pakistan International Airlines flight away from potential areas until it could land at an airport designated for dealing with suspected terrorist incidents.

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