Al Jazeera Gets a US Voice
Al Jazeera isn't what it used to be, but honestly a Bozo the Clown News Network would probably improve the quality of US cable news.
- Marc Lynch
French ISP Blocking Web Ads By Default
Google Analytics are blocked too: http://www.numerama.com/magazine/24672-free-ne-bloque-pas-que-la-publicite.html
(in french, Free only operates in France)
Australian Comedy Group Prods APEC Security
6 months ago, I ran into the president of my country (Switzerland) while shopping for groceries in a mall. Although she most surely had body guards or what not around, I didn't saw any and she was very happy to chat with random people and have people taking pictures with her. Her weird hairdo makes her very recognizable from afar, I would probably have not recognized last year president...
I thought it was rather cool, but nothing extraordinary. Not like if I lived in country with free speech zones...
The president of Sweden was murdered walking home from a cinema with no protection, though.