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Submission + - Verizon Wireless launches 'Share Everything' family plans with shared data (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced the immediate availability of its new “Share Everything” family plans, which include shared voice minutes, text messages and data. The new plans are compatible with smartphones, tablets and feature phones, and they start at $30 per device for basic phones and $40 per device for smartphones, plus a minimum of $50 for 1GB of shared data as well as unlimited voice calling and text messaging. Plan members can share as much as 10GB of data each month along with unlimited voice and SMS for $100 plus the monthly fees for each device...

Submission + - Stroke risk spikes in healthy adults who don't get enough sleep (msn.com)

hessian writes: "Attention, busy middle-aged folks. You may be healthy and thin, but if you habitually sleep less than six hours a night, you still could be boosting your risk of a stroke.

That’s the surprising conclusion of a new study being presented Monday at SLEEP 2012, the annual meeting of the nation’s sleep experts."


Submission + - House of Commons could force social networks to identify internet trolls (techworld.com)

concertina226 writes: Websites such as Facebook and Twitter could be forced to unmask so-called internet trolls, under new government proposals in the Defamation Bill.

The move comes after a British woman won a landmark case to force Facebook to reveal the identities of internet trolls. On 30 May, Nicola Brookes from Brighton was granted a High Court order after receiving “vicious and depraved” taunts on Facebook.

The bill, which is being debated in the House of Commons today, will allow victims of online abuse to discover the identity of their persecutors and bring a case against them. The move also aims to protect websites from threats of litigation for inadvertently displaying defamatory comments.

“As the law stands, individuals can be the subject of scurrilous rumour and allegation on the web with little meaningful remedy against the person responsible,” said Justice Secretary Ken Clarke.

Comment Questionable Funding? (Score 1) 6

The Witherspoon Institute is a faith based organization with connections to Family Research Council and Roman Catholic traditionalists. There is a lot of potential for bias here. Their site doesn't really back their claims at all or list sources. Also their FAQ states that their claims came out a three day conference and not a scientific study. Also they go as far to recommend in their FAQ the removal of sexually arousing images in sex manuals. Sources: http://activistcash.com/organization_overview.cfm/o/515-witherspoon-institute and http://www.socialcostsofpornography.org/faq.php

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