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Politics

+ - Arrested Man Sues Under Anti-Slavery Amendment->

Submitted by OopsIDied
OopsIDied (1764436) writes "Finbar McGarry is suing the state of Vermont for $11 million after being forced to work washing other inmates' laundry at 25 cents an hour while being held for trial. McGarry claims that prison officers threatened to place him in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day if he refused to work. McGarry was eventually tried, and his charges were dropped."
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Twitter

+ - Student Expelled From School For Tweeting Profanity->

Submitted by OopsIDied
OopsIDied (1764436) writes "A senior student at Garrett High School was recently expelled after tweeting profanity (f**k) from his own home. Supposedly the school has a system which tracks students' social networks after they have logged in at school. Although the tweet was done at home at 2 AM, the school decided that such behavior was unacceptable and that the most fitting punishment was expulsion. He did use a school computer, but it was set up to use the school network even when used outside the school because the school claimed the tweet was associated with the school's IP address."
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+ - Congressman Young Gets "Pissed"-> 1

Submitted by OopsIDied
OopsIDied (1764436) writes "At a hearing regarding an arctic wildlife refuge, Rep. Don Young claims that the board has made up its mind and argument is futile while calling Doug Brinkley "Mr Rice." An interesting verbal battle ensues. It's good to see some people standing up to what I see as unacceptable rashness and hard mindedness."
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Sony

+ - Euopean Customs to Seize PS3 Shipments->

Submitted by OopsIDied
OopsIDied (1764436) writes "After complaining to the ITC that Sony was infringing on some of its patents (http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/02/08/1320256/LG-Wants-PlayStation-3-Banned-From-US-Market), LG has had an injunction in Europe approved. This orders customs officers in the UK and the rest of England to confiscate PS3 systems being imported. In the Netherlands alone, over 10,000 PS3s have already been confiscated, and Sony is fighting to have the order repealed as the PS3 supply in Europe decreases."
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Sony

+ - George Hotz aka 'geohot' sued by Sony->

Submitted by OopsIDied
OopsIDied (1764436) writes "geohot, well-known for his iphone jailbreak and work opening the PS3 to homebrew http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/01/03/1856210/PS3-Root-Key-Found?from=rss is now being sued by Sony. Members of failoverfl0w, a group that recently uncovered major security flaws in the PS3, has also been sued by Sony. The company claims that geohot tried to extort a job from them by releasing the key, and that he made profit from his circumvention of the PlayStation's security model. The court documents given to geohot can be found at his website: http://geohot.com/"
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