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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘French’

PETA Offering Reward for Squirrel Kicker Identity

In a video that went viral online, an unnamed Frenchman was shown kicking a squirrel into the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Now the UK branch of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is offering a $17,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the squirrel-kicker. PETA urged anyone with details to relay information to …

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UN Inspectors’ Report Suggests Damascus to Blame

The United Nations released its report on the chemical weapons attack that killed masses of civilians in Syria on 21 August and while the conclusions are not definitive in assigning blame, the report suggests the complicity of the Syrian government. The report confirmed that the attack was conducted with chemical arms. The report also included details on the particulars of …

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Destroyers Syria: Latest Chemical Attack Responses

“The President continues to work with his national security team reviewing the options available,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stated at this afternoon’s press briefing in response to questions about the US reaction to the Syrian regime. Briefings from both the White House and the State Department today confirmed that US officials hold the Syrian regime responsible for the …

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Anonymous Announces #OpAnonTrademark In Retaliation To French eBay Store

Well, that didn’t take long. Earlier today, we brought you a story of how one French retailer had trademarked the Anonymous logo for his own use. He is using the faceless man logo and the slogan on a variety of t-shirts at the moment, but that could expand to other products. I guessed that it wouldn’t be long before Anonymous …

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Will Anonymous Allow Their Logo To Be Trademarked?

The Anonymous logo is one of the defining images of our generation. Whether you agree with them or not, Anonymous has had a profound impact on the Internet. That’s why it’s interesting that Anonymous hasn’t tried to monetize their image. Of course, it could be that a French online retailer beat them to it. Twitter user @asher_wolf spotted a trademark …

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Google May Have To Start Censoring Search Results In France

The entertainment industry has a bone to pick with Google. They feel that the search engine directly aids in helping people pirate content on the Web. While there are some legitimately good ideas out there to compete with piracy, the entertainment industry seems content with just censoring the Web. A future of Google censorship may be coming to France soon …

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French Tweeters Use Code Words to Flout Election News Ban

Last week French Twitter users were warned against reporting results from the French Presidential election before polls were closed. France has a strict law banning exit poll results from being published or broadcasted before voting has ended. It was asserted that election results published on platforms such as Twitter and Facebook could fall under the law and incur fines of …

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French Twitter and Facebook Users Warned Against Posting Election Exit Polls

Kim Wilsher of The Guardian is reporting on the conflict between the instant communication social media enables and the French government. With the French presidential election beginning this week, there are worries that a French law designed to prevent the media from influencing elections could also be invoked against individual citizens who use their Twitter or Facebook accounts to publish …

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Jean Paul Gaultier Diet Coke Video Exploits Women

The latest video in Diet Coke’s Serial Designer campaign has been giving viewers the heebie-jeebies. I don’t know if it is Bernadette’s (wooden supermodel puppet) heroine addicted visage or Jean Paul Gautier’s molester like grin and awkward groping of her that is responsible for sparking horror within its audience. This video could be damaging to women because it portrays models …

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Le Huffington Post Québec Goes Live

Today, Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the second Huffington Post expansion into a French language community, as Le Huffington Post Québec is now live. Here’s what she had to say in a blog post this morning: This is the first time we’ll have two HuffPost editions in the same country. But it won’t be a sibling rivalry; it will …

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