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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
Agence France-Presse (AFP) is an international news agency headquartered in Paris, France.
Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones and From Hell.
All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller.
All Things Considered (ATC) is the flagship news program on the American network National Public Radio (NPR).
The newsgroup alt.religion.scientology (often abbreviated a.r.s or ARS) is a Usenet newsgroup started in 1991 to discuss the controversial beliefs of Scientology, as well as the activities of the Church of Scientology, which claims exclusive intellectual property rights thereto and is viewed by many as a dangerous cult.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States." Officially nonpartisan, the organization has been supported and criticized by liberal and conservative organizations alike.
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights.
Andrea Seabrook (born 1974) is an American radio and podcast reporter.
Andreas Heldal-Lund (born 10 December 1964 in Oslo) is a Norwegian anti-Scientology activist best known for operating the website Operation Clambake.
Anonymous is a decentralized international hacktivist group that is widely known for its various DDOS cyber attacks against several governments, government institutions & government agencies, corporations, and the Church of Scientology.
APC (formerly known as Australian Personal Computer) is a computer magazine in Australia.
Arbor Networks is a software company founded in 2000.
Arnaldo Pagliarini "Arnie" Lerma (November 18, 1950 – March 16, 2018) was an American writer and activist, a former Scientologist, and a critic of Scientology who appeared in television, media and radio interviews.
Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright, essayist, and figure in twentieth-century American theater.
The Associated Press (AP) is a U.S.-based not-for-profit news agency headquartered in New York City.
Attack of the Show! (AOTS) is an American live television program that initially aired from 2005 until 2013, weeknights on G4, G4 Canada Fuel TV, HOW TO Channel, and Maxxx.
In the Church of Scientology, auditing is a pseudoscientific practice wherein an "auditor" interrogates another individual who is not yet indoctrinated into Scientology, known as a "preclear", and records sensitive information disclosed during the procedure.
Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
Baltimore City Paper was a free alternative weekly newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland, founded in 1977 by Russ Smith and Alan Hirsch.
BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.
The Bild newspaper (or Bild-Zeitung, literally Picture) is a German tabloid published by Axel Springer AG.
The term black fax refers to a prank fax transmission, consisting of one or more pages entirely filled with a uniform black tone.
Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
A botnet is a number of Internet-connected devices, each of which is running one or more bots.
British English is the standard dialect of English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom.
Brussels (Bruxelles,; Brussel), officially the Brussels-Capital Region (All text and all but one graphic show the English name as Brussels-Capital Region.) (Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest), is a region of Belgium comprising 19 municipalities, including the City of Brussels, which is the de jure capital of Belgium.
The Brussels Stock Exchange (Bourse de Bruxelles, Beurs van Brussel), abbreviated to BSE, was founded in Brussels, Belgium, by decree of Napoleon in 1801.
The Bryant Park Project was a short-lived morning radio newsmagazine from National Public Radio.
Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.
Business is the activity of making one's living or making money by producing or buying and selling products (goods and services).
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.
Canoe.com is an English-language Canadian portal site and website network, and is a subsidiary of Postmedia Network.
The Catholic Church in England and Wales is part of the worldwide Catholic Church in full communion with the Pope.
Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The Church of Scientology is a multinational network and hierarchy of numerous ostensibly independent but interconnected corporate entities and other organizations devoted to the practice, administration and dissemination of Scientology, a new religious movement.
Claus Philipp Maria Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg (15 November 1907 – 21 July 1944) was a German army officer and member of the Bavarian noble family von Stauffenberg, who was one of the leading members of the failed 20 July plot of 1944 to assassinate Adolf Hitler and remove the Nazi Party from power.
Clearwater is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida, United States, northwest of Tampa and St. Petersburg.
CNET (stylized as c|net) is an American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally.
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.
Commonwealth Avenue (colloquially referred to as Comm Ave by locals) is a major street in the cities of Boston and Newton, Massachusetts.
Computerworld is a publication website and digital magazine for information technology (IT) and business technology professionals.
In American procedural law, a continuance is the postponement of a hearing, trial, or other scheduled court proceeding at the request of either or both parties in the dispute, or by the judge sua sponte.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is the principal public prosecuting agency for conducting criminal prosecutions in England and Wales.
CTV News is the news division of the CTV Television Network in Canada.
The CTV Television Network (commonly referred to as CTV) is an English-language broadcast television network in Canada launched in 1961.
Cult of the Dead Cow, also known as cDc or cDc Communications, is a computer hacker and DIY media organization founded in 1984 in Lubbock, Texas.
The Daily Nexus is a campus newspaper at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).
Dailymotion is a video-sharing technology platform.
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
DeKalb County is a county in the U.S. state of Georgia.
In computing, a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is a cyber-attack in which the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users by temporarily or indefinitely disrupting services of a host connected to the Internet.
Deventer is a city and municipality in the Salland region of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands.
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (sometimes abbreviated as DMSMH) is a book by L. Ron Hubbard about Dianetics, a system of psychotherapy he developed from a combination of personal experience, basic principles of Eastern philosophy, and the work of psychoanalysts such as Sigmund Freud.
Digg is a news aggregator with a curated front page, aiming to select stories specifically for the Internet audience such as science, trending political issues, and viral Internet issues.
Disconnection is the severance of all ties between a Scientologist and a friend, colleague, or family member deemed to be antagonistic towards Scientology.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
The Eastern Time Zone (ET) is a time zone encompassing 17 U.S. states in the eastern part of the contiguous United States, parts of eastern Canada, the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico, Panama in Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
The Edmonton Sun is a daily newspaper and news website published in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Emory University is a private research university in the Druid Hills neighborhood of the city of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
Encyclopedia Dramatica (often abbreviated ED and æ) is a satirical website, consisting of a wiki that uses MediaWiki software.
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.
Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.
Facebook is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), formerly the Bureau of Investigation (BOI), is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States, and its principal federal law enforcement agency.
The federal government of the United States (U.S. federal government) is the national government of the United States, a constitutional republic in North America, composed of 50 states, one district, Washington, D.C. (the nation's capital), and several territories.
Flickr (pronounced "flicker") is an image hosting service and video hosting service.
Fox News (officially known as the Fox News Channel, commonly abbreviated to FNC) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Fox Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.
The Free Zone, also called Independent Scientologists or Scientology Freezone, comprises a variety of non-affiliated independent groups and individuals who practice Scientology beliefs and techniques independently of the Church of Scientology (CoS).
Freedom of speech is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or a community to articulate their opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, censorship, or sanction.
G4 (also known as G4tv) is a defunct American digital cable and satellite television channel that was owned by G4 Media, a joint venture between the NBCUniversal Cable division of NBCUniversal and Dish Network.
Gawker was an American blog founded by Nick Denton and Elizabeth Spiers and based in New York City focusing on celebrities and the media industry.
Gold Base (also variously known as Gold, Golden Era Productions, Int Base, or Int) is the confidential de facto international headquarters of the Church of Scientology.
Golden Era Productions is an organization operated by the Church of Scientology that produces promotional material for the Church's membership, as well as many of the restored lectures, E-meters, training films and other materials related to the works of church founder L. Ron Hubbard.
Google Blog Search was a specialized service of Google used to search blogs.
The terms Google bomb and Googlewashing refer to the practice of causing a website to rank highly in web search engine results for irrelevant, unrelated or off-topic search terms by linking heavily.
Guerrilla warfare is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605, in earlier centuries often called the Gunpowder Treason Plot or the Jesuit Treason, was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.
Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
In Internet activism, hacktivism or hactivism (a portmanteau of hack and activism) is the subversive use of computers and computer networks to promote a political agenda or a social change.
"Happy Birthday to You", also known as "Happy Birthday", is a song traditionally sung to celebrate the anniversary of a person's birth.
A hate crime (also known as a bias-motivated crime or bias crime) is a prejudice-motivated crime which occurs when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership (or perceived membership) in a certain social group or race.
Heinz Heise is a publishing house based in Hanover, Germany.
Hemet is a city in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California.
Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity is a book and website authored by Mark Ebner, with co-author Andrew Breitbart.
The House of Lords of the United Kingdom, also known as the House of Peers, is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
The Ides of March (Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March.
An imageboard or image board is a type of Internet forum which operates mostly via posting images.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet enacted by regulators, or on their own initiative.
An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase, or piece of media that spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via the Internet.
Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.
An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides services for accessing, using, or participating in the Internet.
Jason Beghe (born March 12, 1960) is an American film and television actor.
Sir John Brinsmead Latey, MBE, PC (7 March 1914 – 24 April 1999) was a British judge.
John David Roberts (born November 15, 1956) is a Canadian-born television journalist currently working for the Fox News Channel, as their chief White House correspondent.
Jonathan Holmes is a British-born Australian television journalist and producer who was the presenter of the ABC1 weekly programme Media Watch from 2008 until July 2013.
A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public.
Kareen Wynter is a general assignment reporter for Los Angeles-based television station KTLA, joining the station in July 2013.
Karin Pouw is a French-born American official of the Church of Scientology International.
Karin Spaink (born December 20, 1957 in Amsterdam) is a journalist, writer and feminist.
Kate Noelle Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress.
KNBC, channel 4, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Know Your Meme (KYM) is a website and video series which uses wiki software to document various Internet memes and other online phenomena, such as viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, internet celebrities and more.
KNTV, virtual channel 11 (VHF digital channel 12), branded as NBC Bay Area, is an NBC owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States and serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Ku Klux Klan, commonly called the KKK or simply the Klan, refers to three distinct secret movements at different points in time in the history of the United States.
KXAN-TV, virtual channel 36 (UHF digital channel 21), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Austin, Texas, United States.
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), often referred to by his initials LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.
LA Weekly is a free weekly alternative newspaper in Los Angeles, California.
Legality can be defined as an act, agreement, or contract that is consistent with the law or state of being lawful or unlawful in a given jurisdiction.
Liberty, formerly and still formally called the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), is an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom, which campaigns to protect civil liberties and promote human rights – through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community.
Lincoln Square is the name of both a square and the surrounding neighborhood within the Upper West Side of the New York City borough of Manhattan.
Lisa McPherson (February 10, 1959 – December 5, 1995) was an American member of the Church of Scientology who died of a pulmonary embolism while under the care of the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc. Following the report of the state of Florida's medical examiner that indicated that Lisa was a victim of negligent homicide, the Church of Scientology was indicted on two felony charges, "abuse and/or neglect of a disabled adult" and "practicing medicine without a license." The charges against the Church of Scientology were dropped after the state's medical examiner changed the cause of death from "undetermined" to an "accident" on June 13, 2000.
Litchfield Towers, commonly referred to on campus as "Towers", is a complex of residence halls at the University of Pittsburgh's main campus in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies.
London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Daily News is the second-largest-circulating paid daily newspaper of Los Angeles, California.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), officially the City of Los Angeles Police Department, is the police department of Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Macquarie National News is the name of the news service provided by Macquarie Media, providing half-hourly radio news bulletins to radio stations across Australia.
MailOnline (also known as dailymail.co.uk) is the website of the Daily Mail, a newspaper in the United Kingdom, and of its sister paper The Mail on Sunday.
Manchester is a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 530,300.
Mark Bunker is an American broadcast journalist, videographer and documentary filmmaker.
Mark Ebner (born Mark Charles Ebner; September 6, 1959) is an American journalist and a New York Times bestselling author who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for Spy, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Premiere, Salon, Spin, Radar, The Daily Beast, Gawker, BoingBoing, and New Times.
Media Watch is an Australian media analysis television program currently presented by Paul Barry for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
The megabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information.
A megaphone, speaking-trumpet, bullhorn, blowhorn, or loudhailer is usually a portable or hand-held, cone-shaped acoustic horn used to amplify a person’s voice or other sounds and direct it in a given direction.
Mein Kampf (My Struggle) is a 1925 autobiographical book by Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Mission: Impossible is a series of action spy films based on the television series of the same name, produced by and starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, an agent of the fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF).
Morning Edition is an American radio news program produced and distributed by NPR.
A nail is a horn-like envelope covering the tips of the fingers and toes in most primates and a few other mammals.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
The National Post is a conservative Canadian English-language newspaper.
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
NEE (Dutch for no) is a political protest group whose goal was to provide an alternative for voters who are unhappy with all political parties at hand in Belgium, where voting is compulsory.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers treat all data on the Internet equally, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.
The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is a song by British singer and songwriter Rick Astley, released as a single on 27 July 1987.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.
The New York Post is the fourth-largest newspaper in the United States and a leading digital media publisher that reached more than 57 million unique visitors in the U.S. in January 2017.
News broadcasting is the medium of broadcasting of various news events and other information via television, radio, or internet in the field of broadcast journalism.
News Corp Australia (formerly News Limited) is one of Australia's largest media companies, employing more than 8,000 staff nationwide and approximately 3,000 journalists.
news.com.au is an Australian news and entertainment website owned by News Corp Australia.
Newsweek is an American weekly magazine founded in 1933.
Nicholas Xenophon (né Xenophou; 29 January 1959) is an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia from 2008 to 2017.
Nine News is the national news service of the Nine Network in Australia.
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity or non-profit institution, is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.
Nonviolence is the personal practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition.
National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.
The Office of Special Affairs or OSA (formerly the Guardian's Office) is a department of the Church of Scientology International.
Operation Clambake, also referred to by its domain name, xenu.net, is a website and Norway-based non-profit organization, launched in 1996, founded by Andreas Heldal-Lund, that publishes criticism of the Church of Scientology.
Operation: Leakspin was conceived by Anonymous, with the purpose of sorting through recent WikiLeaks releases to identify and raise awareness of potentially important and previously overlooked cables.
Operation Payback was a coordinated, decentralized group of attacks on high-profile opponents of Internet piracy by Internet activists using the "Anonymous" moniker.
The Orange County Register is a paid daily newspaper published in California.
The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida region.
Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County.
The Ottawa Sun is a daily tabloid newspaper in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.
PC World, stylized PCWorld, is a global computer magazine published monthly by IDG.
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
The Pennsylvania State University (commonly referred to as Penn State or PSU) is a state-related, land-grant, doctoral university with campuses and facilities throughout Pennsylvania.
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.
Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable items or properties.
Pittsburgh is a city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and is the county seat of Allegheny County.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, also known simply as the "PG", is the largest daily newspaper serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
A prank call (also known as a crank call, phony call or hoax call) is a telephone practical joke.
A press release, news release, media release, press statement or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at members of the news media for the purpose of announcing something ostensibly newsworthy.
Prolexic Technologies, is a subsidiary of Akamai and is a U.S.-based provider of security solutions for protecting web sites, data centers and enterprise IP applications from Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks at the network, transport, and application layers.
A protest (also called a remonstrance, remonstration or demonstration) is an expression of bearing witness on behalf of an express cause by words or actions with regard to particular events, policies or situations.
Pubic hair is terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans.
Queen Victoria Street, named after the British monarch who reigned from 1837 to 1901, is a street in London which runs east by north from its junction with New Bridge Street and Victoria Embankment in the Castle Baynard ward of the City of London, along a section that divides the wards of Queenhithe and Bread Street, then lastly through the middle of Cordwainer ward, until it reaches Mansion House Street at Bank junction.
Radar Online is an American entertainment and gossip website that was first published as a print and online publication in September 2003 before becoming exclusively online.
The Regina Leader-Post is the daily newspaper of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and a member of the Postmedia Network.
The Religious Technology Center (RTC) is an American non-profit corporationLetter by the Internal Revenue Service to Flemming Paludan, Regional Director, Danish Tax-Office, Washington, D.C., USA, December 22, 1993 that was founded in 1982 by the religious cult the Church of Scientology to control and oversee the use of all of the trademarks, symbols and texts of Scientology and Dianetics.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Renée Montagne (pronounced Mon-TAIN) is an American radio journalist and was the co-host (with Steve Inskeep and David Greene) of National Public Radio's weekday morning news program, Morning Edition, from May 2004 to November 11, 2016.
Richard Paul Astley (born 6 February 1966) is an English singer, songwriter and radio personality.
Rickrolling, alternatively rick-rolling, is a prank and an Internet meme involving an unexpected appearance of the music video for the 1987 Rick Astley song "Never Gonna Give You Up".
Riverside County, California, is one of fifty-eight counties in the U.S. state of California.
Rocketboom is a daily vlog produced by Andrew Baron in the format of a newscast with a comedic slant.
RTL Television (formerly RTL plus), or simply RTL, is a German commercial television network distributed via cable and satellite, as well as via digital terrestrial (DVB-T2) in more highly populated areas.
Ryan Singel is a San Francisco-based blogger and journalist covering tech business, tech policy, civil liberty and privacy issues.
The Santa Barbara Independent is a news, arts, and alternative newspaper published every Thursday in Santa Barbara, California, United States.
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is an eleven-day film festival held in Santa Barbara, California since 1986.
Santa Barbara (Spanish for "Saint Barbara") is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California.
Scientology is a body of religious beliefs and practices launched in May 1952 by American author L. Ron Hubbard (1911–86).
The Church of Scientology has been involved in court disputes in several countries.
There are a number of disputes concerning the Church of Scientology's attempts to suppress material critical of Scientology on the Internet, utilizing lawsuits and legal threats. In late 1994, the Church of Scientology began using various legal tactics to stop distribution of unpublished documents written by L. Ron Hubbard. The Church of Scientology is often accused of barratry through the filing of SLAPP suits. The official church response is that its litigious nature is solely to protect its copyrighted works and the unpublished status of certain documents. Various critics of the Church of Scientology have characterized the organization as a confidence scam and claim that these secretive writings are proof, or allege that they contain evidence that the Church of Scientology's medical practices are illegal and fraudulent. Scientology has been convicted of fraud in the courts of several nations, although not those of the United States. Others have claimed that the Church of Scientology is abusing copyright law by launching lawsuits against outspoken critics.
Since its inception in 1954, the Church of Scientology has been involved in a number of controversies.
The Sea Organization (Sea Org) is a Scientology organization, which the Church of Scientology describes as a "fraternal religious order, comprising the church's most dedicated members".
Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States.
A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place.
A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.
Sharmishta Chakrabarti, Baroness Chakrabarti, (born 16 June 1969), commonly known as Shami Chakrabarti, is a British Labour Party politician and member of the House of Lords.
Social bookmarking is a centralized online service which allows users to add, annotate, edit, and share bookmarks of web documents.
A social networking service (also social networking site, SNS or social media) is a web application that people use to build social networks or social relations with other people who share similar personal or career interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.
In the United States, a Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number issued to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and temporary (working) residents under section 205(c)(2) of the Social Security Act, codified as.
Spiked (also written as sp!ked) is a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and society.
Stephen A. Kent, is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Stockton is a city in and the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California.
The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death.
A summons (also known in England and Wales as a claim form and in the Australian state of New South Wales as a Court Attendance Notice (CAN)) is a legal document issued by a court (a judicial summons) or by an administrative agency of government (an administrative summons) for various purposes.
Sun Media Corporation was the owner of several tabloid and broadsheet newspapers in Canada and the 49 percent owner of the now defunct Sun News Network.
Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Tampa Bay Times, previously named the St.
Tax exemption is a monetary exemption which reduces taxable income.
Tennessee (translit) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States.
The Advertiser is a conservative, daily tabloid-format newspaper published in the city of Adelaide, South Australia.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) is the only major daily newspaper in the metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
The Boston Globe (sometimes abbreviated as The Globe) is an American daily newspaper founded and based in Boston, Massachusetts, since its creation by Charles H. Taylor in 1872.
The Communist Manifesto (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Daily Telegraph is an Australian daily tabloid newspaper published in Sydney, New South Wales, by Nationwide News Limited, a division of News Corp Australia, formerly News Limited.
The Desert Sun is a local daily newspaper serving Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley in Southern California.
The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.
The Emory Wheel is the independent, student-run newspaper of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Irish Times is an Irish daily broadsheet newspaper launched on 29 March 1859.
The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment.
The Phoenix (stylized as The Phœnix) was the name of several alternative weekly periodicals published in the United States of America by Phoenix Media/Communications Group of Boston, Massachusetts, including the Portland Phoenix and the now-defunct Boston Phoenix, Providence Phoenix and Worcester Phoenix.
The Plain Dealer is the major daily newspaper of Cleveland, Ohio, United States.
The Register (nicknamed El Reg) is a British technology news and opinion website co-founded in 1994 by Mike Magee, John Lettice and Ross Alderson.
The Scotsman is a Scottish compact newspaper and daily news website headquartered in Edinburgh.
The Sun is a tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
The Tampa Tribune was a daily newspaper published in Tampa, Florida.
The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
Time Warner Center is a mixed use (office/commercial and residential) twin-tower building in New York City.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue.
Today Tonight is an Australian current affairs television program produced by the Seven Network.
Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and producer.
Thomas William "Tommy" Davis (born August 18, 1972) is an American financial executive.
Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.
The Toronto Sun is an English-language daily newspaper published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tory Christman is a prominent American critic of Scientology and former member of the organization.
United Press International (UPI) is an international news agency whose newswires, photo, news film, and audio services provided news material to thousands of newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations for most of the 20th century.
The United States Attorney General (A.G.) is the head of the United States Department of Justice per, concerned with all legal affairs, and is the chief lawyer of the United States government.
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ), also known as the Justice Department, is a federal executive department of the U.S. government, responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice in the United States, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries. The department was formed in 1870 during the Ulysses S. Grant administration. The Department of Justice administers several federal law enforcement agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The department is responsible for investigating instances of financial fraud, representing the United States government in legal matters (such as in cases before the Supreme Court), and running the federal prison system. The department is also responsible for reviewing the conduct of local law enforcement as directed by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The department is headed by the United States Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Jeff Sessions.
The United States Tax Court (in case citations, T.C.) is a federal trial court of record established by Congress under Article I of the U.S. Constitution, section 8 of which provides (in part) that the Congress has the power to "constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court".
The University of Alberta (also known as U of A and UAlberta) is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
The University of California, Santa Barbara (commonly referred to as UC Santa Barbara or UCSB) is a public research university and one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system.
The University of Manitoba (U of M, UMN, or UMB) is a public university in the province of Manitoba, Canada.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (often referred to as UMBC) is an American public research university, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, mostly in the community of Catonsville, approximately 10 minutes (8.3 miles) from downtown Baltimore City.
The University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) is a public liberal arts college and a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges located in Morris, Minnesota.
The University of Nebraska Omaha, often referred to as Omaha or UNO, is a public research university located in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.
The University of Pittsburgh (commonly referred to as Pitt) is a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Usenet is a worldwide distributed discussion system available on computers.
A Usenet newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users in different locations using Internet.
V for Vendetta is a British graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd (with additional art by Tony Weare).
V for Vendetta is a 2005 dystopian political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by The Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 DC/Vertigo Comics limited series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd.
Valkyrie is a 2008 historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during World War II.
Vaseline Also pronounced with the main stress on the last syllable.
Vimeo is a video-sharing website in which users can upload, share and view videos.
On April 16, 2007, a school shooting occurred at West Ambler Johnston Hall and Norris Hall at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Warren Girard Ellis (born 16 February 1968) is an English comic-book writer, novelist, and screenwriter.
Watchdog journalism informs the public about goings-on in institutions and society, especially in circumstances where a significant portion of the public would demand changes in response.
WFAA, virtual and VHF digital channel 8, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Dallas, Texas, United States and serving the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex.
A wiki is a website on which users collaboratively modify content and structure directly from the web browser.
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes secret information, news leaks, and classified media provided by anonymous sources.
Wikinews is a free-content news source wiki and a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Willamette Week (WW) is an alternative weekly newspaper and a website published in Portland, Oregon, United States, since 1974.
Wired is a monthly American magazine, published in print and online editions, that focuses on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy, and politics.
WKMG-TV, virtual channel 6 (UHF digital channel 26), is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Orlando, Florida, United States.
WSMV-TV, virtual channel 4 (VHF digital channel 10), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Nashville, Tennessee, United States.
Xinhua News Agency (English pronunciation: J. C. Wells: Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, 3rd ed., for both British and American English) or New China News Agency is the official state-run press agency of the People's Republic of China.
Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!.
Yonge Street ("young") is a major arterial route connecting the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto to Lake Simcoe, a gateway to the Upper Great Lakes.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
A zombie (Haitian French: zombi, zonbi) is a fictional undead being created through the reanimation of a human corpse.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
4chan is an English-language imageboard website.
A 501(c)(3) organization is a corporation, trust, unincorporated association, or other type of organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.
The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks in London, United Kingdom, which targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour.
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