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Labor board: Newspaper can legally fire reporter for ‘inappropriate’ tweets

The Arizona Daily Star had the legal right to fire its crime and public safety reporter for a series of morbid tweets he posted on his personal Twitter account, according to the National Labor Relations Board. Business Insurance reported the federal labor agency found that the reporter’s termination did not…

Huffington Post rebuffs union boycott call

WASHINGTON — The Huffington Post rebuffed a union boycott call over its practice of using unpaid bloggers, saying most of them are “thrilled to contribute” despite not being paid. The Newspaper Guild, a union of US media workers with 26,000 members, urged contributors to The Huffington Post earlier this week…

Explosions rock Swedish capital: Authorities claim connection to Afghan war

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Two blasts rocked the center of Stockholm on Saturday in a possible attack inspired by Sweden’s presence in Afghanistan, killing the bomber and wounding two other people, police and media said. Swedish news agency TT said that 10 minutes before the first blast, when a car exploded…

Report: Facebook apps transmitted personal info

Newspaper report: Facebook apps transmitted personal information to tracking companies The Wall Street Journal is reporting that 10 popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users’ personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies (link). The newspaper said Monday that the breach also includes users who set all…

Newspaper chain astroturfs its ‘right-wing’ editorials

When you read an editorial in your local newspaper, your natural assumption is that it expresses the views of that paper’s staff and reflects local concerns. This, however, does not appear to be the case with the many small-town papers owned by Ogden Newspapers, Inc. On March 31, an editorial…

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