• In early August, indigenous artists from the Australian state of Queensland collaborated in an exhibition. They wove thousands of metres of discarded fishing nets into sculptures. Much marine life gets trapped in these nets.
• Switzerland's data protection watchdog demanded that Google immediately withdraw the "Street View" facility it has started offering on its map of Switzerland. The country's data protection and transparency officer Hanspeter Thuer warned the US-based Internet giant was not respecting personal privacy in Switzerland.
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