... Or as in this case it is used for by the Police as an after arrest bail if no charge has been laid though an investigation is ongoing. The person has a duty to return to police station for questioning (they don't have to specifically answer questions just attend) if the police have further evidence JUSTIFYING an arrest.
Also Id be very hard pressed to acknowledge the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State and Office of Foreign Asset Control when you are dealing with Coursera MOOCs run by NON US Universities and Educational Institutions..
I'm ABSOLUTELY positive the Australian, Hong Kong, UK, Israel (maybe), German, and other worldwide Uni's would be very concerned and would basically be willing (if not mandated) too supplying these Free short courses to these countries.. Especially Cuba where no-one other than the idiot USA actually sanctions them.
Prostitution and more importantly Escort agencies that are fully regulated by the Government are quite legal in a LOT of EU countries as well as Australia and New Zealand..
But hey it's unlawful in the USofA so it must be STOPPED!!! with force and much banging of drums etc etc yadda yadda by idiot American buffoons whenever they get their sexually repressed knickers in a twist
Becasue most recruitment companies (and by extension Big firms) use the MS certification as a way to thin the herd of applicants.
The MS certification has no meaning in the grand scheme of things at all and is basically next to useless, especially since it has to be renewed often (read as "pay MS more money for a piece of useless paper")
A better example of certification though (and ones that would probably suffice for both John and mason) would be CISCO certifications on networking (Generic for networks) and/or SANS certifications for Security protocols etc.
Seeing as how Google also admits and states unequivocally how it adheres to numerous Self-Regulatory frameworks ( https://www.google.co.uk/intl/en/policies/privacy/frameworks/ ) as well as doing actual commerce in trade within the member countries of these agreements (ie: UK in this instance) then Google Inc like any other organisation can and always will be liable to any statutory regulations, laws, etc within that jurisdiction.
The USA requires it for companies doing business with it's citizens, as does every other country for the last 100 yrs under reciprocity and specific consumer, trade, privacy, tax, etc laws.
As Apple, IBM, and even McDonalds (to name a few) have found out within places like Australia (and the UK is no different) ... the courts have always stated that if you do not want to abide by the laws of the country you are within (and being on the Internet is irrelevant) DO NOT DO BUSINESS THERE!
Their lawyer, Karen Vernon, has argued that five of the seven charges against her clients should be thrown out because the evidence does not support the allegations against them.
Does this mean that the other two charges they are making admissions too? *snorts*
Actually this is pure theater on behalf of Ms Vernon who is a standard Local Court Solicitor.
Also it's not actually a Judge in charge here but instead is a Magistrate and most likely is NOT in front of a standard jury. Only in District and Above courts are there Judges in Aust. In fact this is most likely a committal mention to see if it should be sent up to the District Court (or higher in Western Australia) for trial in front of a Jury.
Also it's of note to know that Tasers are classified as "less-lethal weapons" and not Non-lethal weapons in Western Australia, which is highly significant for this case where the LEO's have also been stripped of their Qualified Immunity.