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Jamir Pahn

Malaysia

Member since June 13, 2013


  • Westhill Consulting Travel and Tour

    Community, Communication Design

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    The Lugger, Cornwall The setting for this 17th-century inn could not be better. Sandwiched between the cliffs in the tiny fishing village of Portloe – the fiercely sloping landscape of which has spared it from development – this whitewashed hotel looks out across the harbour. But it is not just about the location – the 22 rooms are as bright and welcoming as the amiable staff, while the food (given its seafront position, fish features heavily) is superb. If you plan to push the boat out, opt to stay in the miniature cottage for something a bit special.

    Mama Shelter, Paris Cheap but chic, with quirky decor by Philippe Starck, and a buzzing bar and restaurant attracting cool Parisians. Beds feel luxurious; standard extras include Kiehl's toiletries, free Wi-Fi and iMac televisions. The bedside fancy-dress masks are possibly not for everyone, but the price is.

    Hotel Alpenrose, Wengen, Switzerland This is the best sort of traditional, family-run hotel. You won't find designer furnishings or trappings, but it's a comfortable, well-run three-star set on a plateau at the edge of a pretty Alpine village, with great views over the valley below (opt for a south-facing balcony room). It has a welcoming lounge with log fire, books, games and Wi Fi, friendly owners and staff, and a loyal band of regulars who return year after year to ski or walk in the mountains.

    Palazzo Zichy, Budapest This elegantly refashioned former Hungarian count's palace is an i...

  • http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1112871882/internet-takeover-concerns-tim-berners-lee-061213/

    Worldwide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee is sounding the alarm bell about how much companies know about what we do online, saying forces are “trying to take control of the Internet” in a way that is undermining the founding principles of the Web.

    The warning follows recent revelations about the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, under which the spy agency reportedly extracts vast amounts of personal information from Google, Facebook, Apple and other Internet companies.

    These reports are “deeply concerning”, Berners-Lee said.

    “Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society,” he said in a statement sent to the Financial Times.

    “I call on all web users to demand better legal protection and due process safeguards for the privacy of their online communications, including their right to be informed when someone requests or stores their data.”

    “Over the last two decades, the web has become an integral part of our lives. A trace of our use of it can reveal very intimate personal things. A store of this information about each person is a huge liability: Whom would you trust to decide when to access it, or even to keep it secure?”

    A number of major tech companies issued statements last week denying their reported role in the NSA’s PRISM program.

    In a blog posting ...