Americas Coalition Suggests Marijuana Laws Be Relaxed
A report released by the Organization of American States encouraged “flexibility” in how the drug war is carried out, including considering the legalization of marijuana.
OAS Calls for Softer Approach Toward Illegal Drug Users
The Organization of American States on Friday published a report calling for decriminalization of drug use and for greater coordination between nations in tackling the scourge.
Health: Single Yellow Fever Shot Offers Lifetime Protection, W.H.O. Says
One shot confers lifetime protection and the “booster shot” given at 10 years is no longer necessary, the World Health Organization said.
OAS Drug Study Eyes Decriminalization
A new Organization of American States study commissioned in response to calls by some Latin American leaders for rethinking the drug war discusses possible decriminalization of consumption of marijuana as part of a public health approach.
Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox
hypnosec writes "Mozilla is not going ahead with its plans to block third-party cookies by default in the Beta version of its upcoming Firefox 22. Mozilla needs more time to analyze the outcome of blocking these cookies. The non-profit organization released Firefox Aurora on April 5 with a patch by Jonathan Mayer built into it which would only allow cookies from those websites which the user has visited. The patch would block the ones from sites which hadn't been visited yet. The reason for Mozilla's change in plans is that they're currently looking into 'false positives.' If a user visits one part of a group of site, cookies from that part will be allowed, but cookies from related sites in the group may be blocked, and they're worried it will create a poor user experience. On the other side of the coin, there are 'false negatives.' Just because a user may have visited a particular site doesn't mean she is comfortable with the idea of being tracked."