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Submission + - How can a rape crisis center best use Web 2.0?

andrewman327 writes: "I am performing an unpaid program evaluation for a regional rape crisis center. As a geek I am disappointed by how poorly many established programs in this field have utilized the Internet to assist their clients. They provide great information but they generally do not allow any interactivity between victims and counselors. How can sites like this and this update their websites in order to reach a victim population that is generally web-connected?"
The Internet

Submission + - 16-year-old girl convicted for child porn

Skiing writes: "From Internet Cases: A state appellate court in Florida has affirmed the decision of a trial court that adjudicated a 16-year-old girl a delinquent based on her violation of the state's anti-child pornography statute. The case complicates the analysis as to what kind of privacy rights minors have, and it also raises a fundamental question as to how laws should be enforced to effectuate their purposes. If anti-child pornography statutes are intended to protect minors from exploitation, doesn't it seem at least a bit anomalous to prosecute the very persons who are being exploited?"

Submission + - Woman dies from drinking water to win a Wii

An anonymous reader writes: CNN reports that a woman in Rancho Cordova, California, died of water intoxication after drinking a large amount of water in a contest held by radio station KDND 107.9 called "Hold Your Wee for a Wii". She was trying to win a Wii for her children.

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