2006 International Privacy Survey
Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. Recently, it issued the 2006 results of the ranking assessment of the state of privacy in the world.
The aim of this survey was to find countries with nurtured privacy protection and respect for privacy. The survey does not want to humiliate the worst ranking countries but to show that good privacy environment is possible.
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CAPE TOWN, Feb 23 (Reuters Life!) – A South African device that claims to put a condom on a man with ease in less than three seconds has been named the “most beautiful object” at a design show in Cape Town.
Roelf Mulder’s plastic condom applicator won top prize at the Design Indaba Beautiful Objects exposition in the tourist resort city, beating out 14 other products, including an ultra-modern pre-fabricated house.
A recent study confirmed what men knew all along.
Women who perform the act of fellatio and swallow semen on a regular basis, one to two times a week, may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent, a North Carolina State University study found.
Doctors had never suspected a link between the act of fellatio and breast cancer, but new research being performed at North Carolina State University is starting to suggest that there could be an important link between the two.
Britney went straight from the rehab, to the barber’s and then get herself tattoed.
Top 10 reasons why Beer is better than Religion
10. No one will kill you for not drinking Beer.
9. Beer doesn’t tell you how to have sex.
8. Beer has never caused a major war.
7. They don’t force Beer on minors who can’t think for themselves.
6. When you have a Beer, you don’t knock on people’s doors trying to give it away.
5. Nobody’s ever been burned at the stake, hanged, or tortured over his brand of Beer.
4. You don’t have to wait 2000+ years for a second Beer.
3. There are laws saying Beer labels can’t lie to you.
2. You can prove you have a Beer.
1. If you’ve devoted your life to Beer, there are groups to help you stop.
Everyone knows The Solitaire Guy. He’s the one with the red message light on his phone always blinking, the one that gives the “I’ll get to it, I’ll get to it” brush-off whenever he’s asked when he’ll get his tasks done. He’s late to meetings, forgets to return phone calls, his desk is cluttered and nobody can remember the last time he did any significantly helpful work.
But hey, everyone is that Solitaire-playing loafer from time to time: the CIO with the suspiciously low golf handicap; the woman in telecom who does the vanishing act everyday at 4:45 p.m.; your buddy in the next cube who is always “too busy, can’t talk” but nobody knows quite with what.
Asking questions is a fundamental part of finding information and for subtle (and otherwise) persuasion. Here are various pages on questioning:
- Chunking questions: Chunk up and down for more or less detail.
- Clear questions: That are simple and unambiguous.
- Columbo technique: Asking stupid questions that get the answers you want.
- Double bind questions: Whichever way you answer, the result is the same.
- Funnel questioning: Seeking more detail or more general information.
- Group questioning: Tips for asking questions of many people at once.
- Interrogation questions: Questions that lead to answers.
- Kipling questions: Rudyard Kipling’s six servants.
- Leading questions: That may or may not be a good thing for you.
- Open and Closed questions: yes/no or long answer.
- Positive questions: Deliberately leading the other person.
- Probing: Digging for more detail.
- Probing questions: Specific questions for finding detail.
- Questioning traps: A few pitfalls you may like to avoid.
- Responding to questions: Turning questioning to your advantage.
- Rhetorical questions: Questions without answers.
- Selling with questions: how to sell by asking instead of telling.
- Socratic questioning: Socrates’ method of questioning in order to elicit learning.
- Tag questions: Some questions encourage agreement, don’t they?