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CPS to prosecute 'trolls' who use fake online profiles - BBC News

CPS to prosecute 'trolls' who use fake online profiles - BBC News | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Lawyers will be advised to prosecute people who create fake online profiles to harass others, under guidelines being proposed in England and Wales.
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How safe is voice recognition and fingerprint ID?

How safe is voice recognition and fingerprint ID? | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
As HSBC rolls out biometric identification for its customers, how do these methods work and can these systems be fooled?
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Joint enterprise law 'wrongly interpreted' for 30 years, Supreme Court rules - BBC News

Joint enterprise law 'wrongly interpreted' for 30 years, Supreme Court rules - BBC News | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
The law which allows people to be convicted of murder even if they did not inflict the fatal blow has been wrongly interpreted for more than 30 years, the Supreme Court rules.
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Woman that makes $160,000 a year helping university students cheat

Woman that makes $160,000 a year helping university students cheat | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Chinese-born Yingying Dou, 30, reportedly runs a website called MyMaster that has helped over 900 students cheat from an office in Sydney.
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ShortList.com: Ricky Gervais adds voice to social media

ShortList.com: Ricky Gervais adds voice to social media | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Not content with acting, directing, writing and, er, comedianing, Ricky Gervais is now branching out into the world of technology by launching a voice-based iPhone app.
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Ricky Gervais Announces ‘Learn English,’ Web Series with Karl Pilkington

The first glimpse of the pilot episode of Learn English with Ricky Gervais. With Ricky Gervais and Karl Pilkington.
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BBC: Facebook has 83 million 'fakes'

BBC: Facebook has 83 million 'fakes' | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Facebook estimates that more than 83 million of its 955 million active users may not be real people.
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The Social Linguist: Birmingham English and the attribution of guilt (via Dr_Bob82)

The Social Linguist: Birmingham English and the attribution of guilt (via Dr_Bob82) | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

'Brummie' accent and the perception of guilt. Blog post by Dr Robert Lawson, Birmingham City University. 

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BBC: Italian university switches to English

BBC: Italian university switches to English | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
One of Italy's top ranking universities is switching to teaching in English for most of its degree courses.
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Could Apple lose its iPad trademark to the English Language? - Fox News

Could Apple lose its iPad trademark to the English Language? - Fox News | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

iPad may join Aspirin, Heroin, as generic name, branding experts say, "and There's nothing that can be done to prevent it"

 

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BBC: Why is 'literally' such a troublesome word?

BBC: Why is 'literally' such a troublesome word? | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Nick Clegg's remark that people who are paying incredibly low rates of tax are "literally in a different galaxy" has highlighted what is arguably one of the most commonly misused words in the English language.
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The Guardian: Sexist remarks and wolf-whistles could become criminal offences

The Guardian: Sexist remarks and wolf-whistles could become criminal offences | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

PM to announce today that UK will sign up to Council of Europe's convention on violence against women, which could mean criminalising unwanted verbal conduct

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How police witnesses could be misled by a simple wave of the hand

How police witnesses could be misled by a simple wave of the hand | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Research shows hand gestures used in the right way can help implant false memories, with serious implications for police interviews.
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Council launches bizarre public order notice banning people from swearing at Salford Quays

Council launches bizarre public order notice banning people from swearing at Salford Quays | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
People caught swearing at the Quays could be hit with an on-the-spot fine - but human rights group Liberty question how it will work
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Watch your step—forensics close in on footwear analysis

Watch your step—forensics close in on footwear analysis | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
First it was your fingerprint that gave the game away and then DNA analysis transformed forensic science. But 'watch your step' because an expert in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Nottingham has ...
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''Ey up - wotcha mean?'' Brits baffled by regional accents understand French ... - Mirror.co.uk

''Ey up - wotcha mean?'' Brits baffled by regional accents understand French ... - Mirror.co.uk | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Fewer Britons recognise regional sayings than those from across the continent like Spanish 'hola' and Italian 'ciao'
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Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer)

Boston Globe: 'How Twitter language reveals your gender' (via @bgzimmer) | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

Researchers can use Twitter data to predict your gender with 88% accuracy

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New textbook teaches Shanghai dialect - People's Daily Online

New textbook teaches Shanghai dialect -  People's Daily Online | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
New textbook teaches Shanghai dialectPeople's Daily OnlineStudents are using a new textbook featuring Shanghai dialect poems and folk songs this semester amid the efforts to rescue the city's quickly fading mother tongue.
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Total Essex: Teacher 'sacked' for bemoaning the Essex accent

Total Essex: Teacher 'sacked' for bemoaning the Essex accent | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
A PRIMARY school music teacher says she has been sacked after writing a newspaper article bemoaning the Essex accent.Ruth Travers, 51, says she was dismissed from Newlands Spring Primary School in...
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BBC: "Weight neutral language" ?

BBC: "Weight neutral language" ? | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
An MPs' report on body image has advocated the use of "weight-neutral language". So should we stop calling people "overweight"?
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BBC: Met Police to extract phone data

BBC: Met Police to extract phone data | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

Mobile phone data of suspects in police custody is to be extracted and retained, regardless of whether charges are brought

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Did Shakespeare Have a Co-Writer?

Did Shakespeare Have a Co-Writer? | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
Two be, or not two...Oxford scholars say Shakespeare may have collaborated with another on his plays...
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So what did the troll actually say?

So what did the troll actually say? | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it

Liam Stacey wrote vile things. But do you know why he went to jail?

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BBC: 'Interviews Before Execution': China's death row TV hit

BBC:  'Interviews Before Execution': China's death row TV hit | Forensic Lingustics | Scoop.it
An extraordinary television programme, which interviewed convicted murderers before their execution, was a big hit in China's Henan province until axed on Friday.
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