Patt Morrison for August 9, 2012

Google has agreed to pay the largest penalty ever imposed on a single company to settle charges filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it evaded the default privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser.

Facebook and the First Amendment

The Founding Fathers didn’t include specific language in the Bill of Rights regarding Facebook. Now, the ACLU has teamed with the social media giant to appeal a court ruling that said “liking” something on Facebook is not protected speech.
Claressa Shields of the USA (R) celebrates

Women bring home the bling in London

More Gold today for U.S. Women. 17-year-old boxer Claressa Shields beat her Russian opponent today to capture the gold medal in the 75 kilogram weight class. She is the only person on the 12-member national boxing team to capture gold, and is the youngest boxer to win a gold medal since 1924, according to Reuters.
Tonight marks the return of the Downtown LA Art Walk since last month's ‘Chalk Walk’ incident, when Occupy LA and other protesters staged a demonstration that ended in violence and arrests by police.
Number Of Foreclosures
Customers headed to local Bank of America branches in southeast San Diego Tuesday might have found themselves obstructed by junk furniture such as the old sofa that local protesters dumped in front of one location to protest the banks’ neglect of foreclosed homes.

Happy 30th birthday Diet Coke!

Thirty years ago today, depending on which historian you talk to, Diet Coke made its somewhat inauspicious debut. But thirty years on, Diet Coke has become the second most popular soft drink in the world.
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