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Swiss Banker Found Guilty of IRS Fraud

Swiss Banker Found Guilty of IRS Fraud

By Sean Patterson March 12, 2014

The Swiss banking system, and Swiss bankers in particular, were portrayed in the 2013 Oscar-nominated Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street as outright corrupt. Though the movie, its events, and its characters are based on real-life events, Jean Dujardin’s …

Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam Stanislas Wawrinka Wins His First Grand Slam

Swiss tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka nabbed his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Sunday. In an interview with CNN, the 28-year old Wawrinka seemed thrilled and maybe even a little surprised. “I never dreamed about that, never …

Tina Turner Relinquishes Her American Citizenship Tina Turner Relinquishes Her American Citizenship

Singing legend Tina Turner has formally relinquished her American Citizenship. The singer, who has been living in Switzerland for over twenty years, has declared that she has no ties to the United States “except for family, and has no plans …

Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics Higgs Boson Team Wins Nobel Prize for Physics

LiveScience and Reuters both report that Peter Higgs of Britain and Francois Englert of Belgium have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for physics yesterday. Their prediction of the Higgs boson’s existence helps to explain how the stars and planets …

'Sex Boxes' Installed in Zurich to Cut Out Pimps 'Sex Boxes' Installed in Zurich to Cut Out Pimps
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The UK’s Telegraph reports that Zurich officials are trying a new method to manage prostitution and cut out the black market pimps who handle hookers: “sex boxes” that are to be utilized by johns and their dates are being installed, …

CERN to Open For Tourists in September CERN to Open For Tourists in September

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has announced it will be opening its doors to the public this fall. On September 28 to 29, the organization’s installations, including the Large Hadron Collider, will be open for tourists and gawkers …

Shakira Ex Loses Court Battle For Account Access Shakira Ex Loses Court Battle For Account Access

For over one decade, Colombian pop star Shakira dated Antonio de la Rúa, the son of former Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa. The couple split in early 2011, but Rúa claims the couple continued to work together on the …

This Robot Cat Has Dreams Of Becoming A Cheetah This Robot Cat Has Dreams Of Becoming A Cheetah

What’s up with researchers making robots that mimic terrifying animals? MIT has already doomed us all with its cheetah bot, and now researchers in Switzerland want to finish the job with a small robot cat that will worm its way …

Swiss Nurse Posts Corpse Photos on Facebook Swiss Nurse Posts Corpse Photos on Facebook
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Every week, it seems like somebody is making the news for forgetting that Facebook is a public forum and that people can actually see the things they post. A lot of the time, this lesson is learned in the form …

This Robot Cube Can Walk, Jump And Balance Itself This Robot Cube Can Walk, Jump And Balance Itself

Cubes are relatively stationary objects. You can throw them around, sure, but it’s hard to see them as being autonomous. One robotics lab did just that, however, with its newest invention. Robohub reports that the Institute for Dynamic Systems and …

Roboy Will Destroy You With Its Cuteness Roboy Will Destroy You With Its Cuteness

Robots have never been exactly cute. In fact, our metal friends are generally more terrifying than anything else. Some researchers are fixing this by creating the first robot that may be able to pass as being “cute.” Meet Roboy, a …

Swiss Railways Accuses Apple Of Copying Their Clock Swiss Railways Accuses Apple Of Copying Their Clock
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Things got a little strange in the copyright world a few weeks ago when Apple sued a grocery store. They claimed that the store was using its iconic logo to trick people into buying groceries instead of iPhones. It was …

Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland Google Street View Can Stay in Switzerland
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Google was given the green light to continue driving its Street Cars around in Switzerland today, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, but the permission carries with it a series of regulations that Google must comply with in order …

26 More Cities Get Google Maps 45° Imagery 26 More Cities Get Google Maps 45° Imagery

Google Maps has waved its Wand o’ 45° Imagery again, this time bestowing another 26 cities with fully rotatable views. As I’ve said before in these update pieces, the 45° angles give users a superior vantage of a building’s architecture, …

Google Loses Swiss Street View Case Google Loses Swiss Street View Case
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The way Google’s Street View program operates in Switzerland may soon change in dramatic fashion.  A Swiss court has ordered that (among other things) Google must ensure all faces and license plates are unrecognizable, even if that means employees have …

Google Headed To Swiss Court Over Street View

The Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner of Switzerland, Hanspeter Thür



, still isn’t happy with Google.  Thür




Street View: Soon With More Blurriness
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On August 18th, Google released Street View imagery of Switzerland.  A few days later, Switzerland’s Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner complained.  Now, it looks like the two sides have reached an agreement that will have some rather far-reaching effects.