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July 7th, 2011 by in Images, Links

The 7 Sleaziest Mating Rituals in the Animal Kingdome - [Cracked] How 8 Famous Acquitted Defendants Spent The Rest of Their Lives - [Mental Floss] 5 Ways Google+ Could Steal Music Fans From Facebook - [Wired] Rupert Murdoch Shuts Down News Of The World Amid Phone-Hacking Scandal - [BBC]

This Sunday's issue of the News of the World will be the last edition of the paper, News International chairman James Murdoch has said. In the past few days, claims have been made that the paper authorised hacking into the mobile phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler and the families of 7/7 bombing victims. Mr. Murdoch said proceeds from the last edition would go to good causes.

The News of the World is the UK's biggest selling newspaper and has been in circulation for 168 years. No advertisements will run in this weekend's paper - instead any advertising space will be donated to charities and good causes.
Reflections Of An Egyptian Assassin - [MSNBC] (via)
On Oct. 6, 1981, assassins posing as soldiers opened fire on Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as he watched a military victory parade to mark Egypt’s 1973 war with Israel. The assassination ushered in three decades of rule by Sadat’s Vice President Hosni Mubarak. The assassination defined Egyptian, and in many ways, Middle Eastern politics for a generation. But according to one of the assassination’s masterminds recently released from an Egyptian prison after nearly 30 years, if social network technology like Facebook and Twitter had existed in the 1980s, Sadat might never have been killed at all.
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