Morning Media Summary


Google: Who cares where your data is:

“Security professionals should not worry where their data is located in cloud computing models, according to Google.”

“Lawmakers Pushing Bill That Could Land YouTube Lip-Synch Artists Behind Bars”:
“Record labels are clamoring for a chance to have their artist lip-synch alongside 16-year-old YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill in, of all places, his bedroom.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy:

The Earth is Full… of Hypocritical Eco Blowhards:
“Thomas Friedman had a column in Wednesday’s New York Times entitled “The Earth is Full.” In the column, Friedman called for people to work less and own less in order to save the planet. Bla bla bla.”

Insurance / Gambling:

County Gambling Seizure Draws Ire of Poker Players:

“News last week that the Anne Arundel County Police Department had received more than $470,000 in seized funds from a federal investigation into online gambling has raised the ire of poker players both locally and from around the world.”

Health / Safety:

Germany: Sprouts are cause of E. coli outbreak:
“Investigators have determined that German-grown vegetable sprouts are the cause of the E. coli outbreak that has killed 29 people and sickened nearly 3,000, the head of Germany’s national disease control center said Friday.”

HealthWatch: Sitting Vs. Smoking:
“Smoking cigarettes is the cause of so much preventable, deadly disease. But now new research shows sitting for long stretches of time may be just as dangerous.”


Ohio restaurant referenced by Obama is closing:
“An Ohio restaurant mentioned last week by President Barack Obama as an indirect beneficiary of the government’s Chrysler bailout will go out of business Sunday after a more than 70-year history.”


Help Us Investigate the Sarah Palin Email Records:

“On Friday, the State of Alaska will release more than 24,000 of Sarah Palin’s e-mails covering much of her tenure as governor of Alaska. Times reporters will be in Juneau, the state capital, to begin the process of reviewing the e-mails, which we will be posting on starting on Friday afternoon.”


SEIU vows to play a role in Republican races for Legislature, elect more moderates [updated]:
“California’s largest labor union announced the launch of a new political action committee Thursday aimed at electing moderate Republicans to the state Legislature.”

Transportation/ Land Use:

High speed rail: America is left at the station:
“Tax dollars have built this nation’s transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you’re paying for your transportation, but that’s only the vehicle — most of the thoroughfares you will travel were built and maintained by various taxes and fees.”