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25
Nov

Streets of Ferguson Smolder Day After Jury Declines to Indict | CNN.com

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I will read the entire transcript before I make my complete views known. In short, I believe justice was not served. A trial would have sufficed. It would have shown the world, not just Americans, the world we truly believe in our penal system of justice. Right now it seems to serve “just-us” and I do not mean just us African Americans either. ~ @CALLISTE

According to Holly Yan, Greg Botelho and Moni Basu 2014, “More than a dozen buildings charred, set ablaze in a wave of fury. Stores — many owned by locals — looted, with shattered glass covering the asphalt outside. Shell casings on the ground, having been fired by unknown shooters. Welcome to Ferguson, Missouri.

This is what Tuesday looked like in Ferguson, hours after an eruption of rage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Many of those who took to the streets late Monday into Tuesday to vent their feelings about racial injustice — rooted in the fact that Brown was black and Wilson is white — and police violence did so peacefully. Others did not, hurling bottles, batteries and rocks at police.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/25/justice/ferguson-grand-jury-decision/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

20
Nov

Google To Merge User Data Across Its Services – CNN

#it #privacy #tech #consulting #google #cnn #calliste

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According to Mark Milian 2012, ” — Google plans to start combining information the company collects about each user of its various websites and services into a single profile, the company announced on Tuesday.

Previously, Google said it did not create comprehensive profiles across its various properties, including its leading search engine, Android smartphone operating system and YouTube video site.

In a statement, Alma Whitten, a Google privacy director, wrote that the changes “will mean a simpler, more intuitive Google experience.” She added, “Our recently launched personal search feature is a good example of the cool things Google can do when we combine information across products.”

That change, called Google Search Plus Your World, brought criticism from rivals Facebook and Twitter, which said that Google+ content now buries their own pages in Google’s search engine, and from people who do not care to use Google’s new social network.” > Click to Read More http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/24/tech/web/google-privacy-policy/index.html

25
Jan

Video: Where Did Wolf Blitzer Get That Name? | CNN.com

#wolfblitzer #cnn #thedougie #nelsonmandela #andersoncooper #ellen According to CNN.com 2011, “Did CNN’s Wolf Blitzer make up his name for TV? How does he grow such a great beard? He answers your iReport questions.”

25
Jan

Nude Iranian Movie Star Ignites Firestorm | This Just In | CNN.com

#movie #showbiz #iran #GolshiftehFarahani #celebrity According to Ashely Fantz and Mitra Mobasherat 2012, “A photo and video of a famous Iranian actress baring her breasts have gone viral this week, igniting a fiery debate among Iranians.

Golshifteh Farahani appears topless, cupping her breasts, in a photo in the French magazine Madame Le Figaro. Also, a video apparently made by a French film academy, features the actress looking directly into a camera as she disrobes. She stands with her breasts uncovered. Soon after the images hit the Web, reaction was swift inside Iran, where Farahani gained fame in state-sponsored movies that forbid the mere touching of hands.” Read More > http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/20/nude-iranian-movie-star-ignites-firestorm/?iref=obnetwork

25
Jan

Organize Your Mind To Organize Your Life | CNN.com

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Dr. Paul Hammerness and Margaret Moore co-authored "Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life."

#mindcontrol #mind #health #adhd #margaretmoore #paulhammerness According to Margaret Moore 2012, “If there’s one big lesson I’ve learned over the past decade while training thousands of health and wellness coaches and coaching many clients, it’s this: An organized mind enables full engagement in a health-giving style of life.

So I jumped at the opportunity to co-author “Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life” with Harvard psychiatrist Paul Hammerness, where we translate the science of brain organization into six principles, or “rules of order,” and offer self-coaching solutions.

The kind of organization I’m talking about is not decluttering your office or home, or purchasing the latest app to organize to-dos and projects. I’m talking about the mind’s ability to attain a higher order of order — a calm, wise, positive, strategic perspective — and the skills it takes to get there in small or large domains of life, including health and well-being.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/22/health/how-organize-your-mind/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

14
Jan

U.S. General Warns Troops To Treat Dead With Dignity And Respect | CNN | (incl. Video)

#usmarines #afghanistan #peeing #desecration #dishonorable According to CNN Wire Staff 2012, “The deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan ordered troops Friday to treat the corpses of slain insurgents and civilians with “appropriate dignity and respect.” The order follows a video that appears to show four U.S. Marines urinating on bodies, images that sparked swift condemnation from the United States and Afghanistan at a particularly crucial period in the U.S.-led war.
“We must treat the living and the dead with dignity and respect,” Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti said in the directive, which was published Friday on the website of the NATO-led force in Afghanistan. He said troops must follow the rules of armed conflict and “act honorably at all times.” Read More > http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/13/us/video-marines-urinating/index.html?hpt=wo_c2

28
Dec

Google+ Off To Better-Than-Expected Start | CNNMoney

Google+#business #socialnetwork #internet #google+ #google According to David Goldman 2011, “The Google+ social network has topped 60 million users, according to Ancestry.com founder Paul Allen, who also made the bold prediction late Tuesday that Google+ would reach 400 million users by the end of 2012.

Allen, who calls himself the “unofficial statistician” of Google+, runs hundreds of queries on various surnames on the social network each week. He has been tracking those names since Google first announced that Google+ had reached 10 million users in July.” Read More > http://money.cnn.com/2011/12/28/technology/google_plus/index.htm

28
Dec

Experts: Twitter Account Case May Blaze New Trails In Social Media Law | CNN

twitter-logo-1#legal #law #cnn #twitter #socialmedia According to Laurie Segall and Julie Cannold 2011, “Who, exactly, owns your Twitter account? It’s a potentially complicated question when an account is used both professionally and personally. Now a case regarding whether a Twitter account belongs to a company or its former employee has raised questions about the use of the social media phenomenon.

PhoneDog, a website devoted to all things mobile products and services, sued former employee Noah Kravitz for $340,000, according to the complaint filed in US District Court in the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit, which was filed in July, alleges that Kravitz’ continued use of a Twitter account he was “given use of” while employed with PhoneDog was a misappropriation of trade secrets and damaged the company’s business, goodwill, and reputation.” Read more > http://www.cnn.com/2011/12/27/tech/lawsuit-who-owns-twitter-account/index.html

22
Dec

Black Girls Code Tackles Tech Stereotypes | In America Blogs | CNN

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According to Stephanie Siek, CNN, 2011 “Kimberly Bryant knows what it is to yearn and to succeed. The electrical engineer and mobile health technology entrepreneur works for pharmaceutical giant Novartis and is in the midst of launching her own company.

But she also knows what it’s like to be “the only one” – the only woman, the only African-American.

That’s why Bryant started Black Girls Code, a volunteer organization in San Francisco that’s dedicated to teaching young girls of color about computer programming and technology. She hopes they will be better prepared to experience that yearning and success instead of loneliness and isolation. By giving them an early intro into the world of computing, she hopes they’ll see it as a potential career path.” Read more > http://inamerica.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/16/black-girls-code-tackles-tech-stereotypes/?hpt=us_t5