Liz Gannes

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Social Networking Privacy Bill Stalls in California Senate

The California Senate bill that has social networking companies worried about government regulation of their user privacy settings failed to gain a majority of votes on Friday. Bill author Ellen Corbett said she would try for another vote next week. Companies like Facebook are pushing the angle that the work needed to comply with more restrictive privacy settings would have a negative effect on the California economy.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus