Tag: Illegal

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US Court rules NSA spying to be illegal

A court ruling has deemed the NSA’s (National Security Agency) program of mass surveillance of US citizens to be illegal. The program was exposed seven years ago by Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor. Snowden, who has been living in Russia since and still has charges of espionage in the US, said on Twitter: “Seven…

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Police shutdown illegal rave in Thetford Forest

An illegal rave was broken up by over 100 police officers in Thetford Forest. Footage of the event, that was released by Norfolk Constabulary on Tuesday, revealed that at least 500 people attended the rave that took place at Lynford over the bank holiday weekend. The police have stated that this was “a well-established and…

Sex Survey 2019

Facebook doesn’t want you to get laid

Facebook is constantly updating what it deems as acceptable on its site, and the newest weird choice is taking down posts that could ‘facilitate, encourage or coordinate sexual encounters between adults’. It’s a very strange new rule, there is nothing illegal about two consenting adults wanting to have a ‘sexual encounter’, nor is it illegal…

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In brief

Coca-Cola exploring cannabis drinks   Drinks giant Coca-Cola has been in talks with a Canadian producer of marijuana to infuse the ingredient in their beverages. Cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive constituent of cannabis, can help ease inflammation, pain and cramping. It would be the first entry of a major manufacturer of non-alcoholic drinks to enter the market….

Science

Medicinal cannabis on path for legalisation

It is now September. The long days of summer are fleeting, and autumn will soon be in our midst. While the green leaves turn into sunsets on the trees, a different type of greenery is soon to be available to purchase for “exceptional circumstances”. As of this new season, specialist doctors in the UK will…

Science

Transport workers unaware of wildlife smugglers methods

Wildlife crime has long been a problem in international trade, but a summit in Bangkok this week revealed that front-line transport workers have very little knowledge of the methods criminals use to illegally ship wildlife products around the world. The summit was the first of its kind, bringing together transport operators and customs officials with…

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