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+ - Wikipedia COO was Convicted Felon-> 4

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An anonymous reader writes "From the Register:

"For more than six months, beginning in January of this year, Wikipedia's million-dollar check book was balanced by a convicted felon. When Carolyn Bothwell Doran was hired as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Florida-based Wikimedia Foundation, she had a criminal record in three other states — Virginia, Maryland, and Texas — and she was still on parole for a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol) hit and run that resulted in a fatality. Her record also included convictions for passing bad checks, theft, petty larceny, additional DUIs, and unlawfully wounding her boyfriend with a gun shot to the chest.""

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+ - Brit social services try to censor Youtube

Submitted by Kedyn's Crow
Kedyn's Crow (566552) writes "Britain's social services, citeng the Data Protection Act, are trying to remove a audio recording from youtube. The recording posted by expectant parents Vanessa and Martin Brookes , shows social services attepting to force the adoption of her unborn child in spite of their own belief that there was "no immediate risk to your child from yourselves""

+ - Elderly Woman Jailed for Not Watering Lawn

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i_like_spam (874080) writes "BBC news is running a story about Betty Perry, a 70-year-old resident of Orem, Utah. Betty was cited and sent to jail for not watering her lawn. Like many other communities around the country, Orem (aka 'Family City USA') has rules mandating that residents maintain and water their lawns. In terms of privacy, is it right for communities to enforce lawn maintenance? And, in this day and age of energy and water conservation, shouldn't well-manicured lawns be a thing of the past?"
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+ - Should Social networking sites be banned at work

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nytrokiss writes "MySpace and Facebook have quickly become some of the top websites on the internet. Our IT department has recently seen a massive spike in traffic pointed to social networking sites and is debating if we should ban them. IT departments have banned high bandwidth applications like Skype and "Work Reducing/Insecure" applications like AIM . So the big question arises do these sites need to be included in the "Ban" list or not? What does your company do? Do they ban social networking sites or do they let them pass."

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