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July 13th, 2011 by in Images, Links

7 Terrifying Things They Don’t Tell You About Pregnancy[Cracked]

10 Animals With More Social Media Fans Than Major Media Outlets – [Mashable]

Former Child Actors You Might Not Recognize in Their Adult Roles – [Flavorwire]

Facebook Has Secretly Been Giving User Info to Cops[GOOD]

According to a new report from Reuters and Westlaw, federal judges have granted at least 24 search warrants since 2008 allowing law enforcement officials to snoop around people’s Facebook accounts. Some of the warrants sought things as innocuous as status updates, but others gave access to friend requests, photos, event calendars and personal messages. And because of Facebook’s inherent interconnectedness, it’s presumed that police got to see not only their targets’ information, but that of their friend groups, too. How many times did Facebook users challenge these searches as illegal under the Fourth Amendment? Zero, but experts theorize that’s because Facebook hasn’t been letting users know when cops are tossing their online lives.

Three Explosions In Mumbai Kill At Least 13 – [LA Times]

Three explosions rocked Mumbai on Wednesday evening, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens more, officials said. The blasts set nerves ajar in India’s financial capital, where memories of a huge terror attack in late 2008 are still raw.

The explosions occurred in a series about 6:45 p.m. as people were headed out for dinner or traveling home after work. Police attributed at least one of the blasts to a bomb.

One of the blasts took place in the crowded Dadar neighborhood in the center of the city near a major railway station. The other two were in south Mumbai, one in Zaveri Bazaar, a famous jewelry market, and the other in the busy business district of Opera House, a major diamond district.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. Drops BSkyB Bid in Rare Defeat – [Business Week]

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. abandoned a 7.8 billion-pound ($12.5 billion) bid for full control of British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc after allegations of phone-hacking prompted an unprecedented political backlash.

In a rare defeat for the 80-year-old Murdoch, the New York- based company said it would withdraw the offer for the 61 percent of BSkyB it doesn’t already own 13 months after it first made the bid. The announcement came two hours before a vote in the U.K. parliament supported by Prime Minister David Cameron calling on Murdoch to abandon the deal.

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