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Monthly Archives: July 2015

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قتل شاب فلسطيني برصاص الجيش الإسرائيلي وأصيب آخر قرب بلدة بيت لاهيا في شمال غرب قطاع غزة، حسبما أعلن الناطق باسم وزارة الصحة في غزة، الجمعة، في وقت اندلعت مواجهات في رام الله بعد أن أحرق مستوطنون طفلا في نابلس في حادثة أثارت استنكارا عربيا ودوليا.

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In the novel 1984, Room 101 was said to contain the ‘worst thing in the world’, it even inspired a BBC comedy series of the same name where celebrities would consign their pet hate to oblivion behind the door of another Room 101.

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Many observers are wondering if MTV’s time has come. After upending the music business after its launch 29 years ago tomorrow, MTV is hoping for some sort of coda. But it would appear the on-demand world supplied by YouTube satiates the public’s need for music videos. Music videos, what a seemingly ancient art form. When MTV launched its service on August 1, 1981 (with the incredibly prescient “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles), no longer would the listener wonder what the songwriter was contemplating. Rather, increasing budgets would explore what could be visually done in the relatively short form pop song. Brilliant works by Michael Jackson and Madonna built their fan base by the millions. Even more ethereal artists like Peter Gabriel enjoyed exploring the boundaries of the genre. Some artists were ahead of the curve, having cut their teeth in a pre-MTV era with the burgeoning video technology. Devo, for instance, was genetically ready for MTV.

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Last week, Facebook lost a bid to protect 381 users from search warrants issued by the Manhattan District Attorney in connection with an alleged Social Security disability fraud case. Facebook argued both that search warrants were overly broad and that the users in question should have been notified about them. But according to the New York Daily News, a panel of Appellate judges ruled Facebook didn’t have legal standing to contest the warrants and had to hand over access to the accounts with no notification to the users.

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