Morning Media Summary


Street View cars grabbed locations of phones, PCs:
“Google’s Street View cars collected the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices around the world, a practice that raises novel privacy concerns, CNET has confirmed.”

Thieves use Facebook and Twitter to co-ordinate ‘flashrob’ raid of Victoria’s Secret Store:
“A group of men and women robbed a Victoria’s Secret lingerie store after organising a ‘flashmob’ style robbery using Facebook and Twitter, police have revealed.”

Global Warming / Environment / Energy

What happened to global warming?:
“This week’s heat wave notwithstanding, scientists have been puzzled as to why global warming has occurred at a slower pace since 1998, following decades of increasing temperatures.”

Insurance / Gambling:

New Jersey Renews Commitment to Legalize Online Gambling:
“The State of New Jersey was one of the first to crack down on online gambling in the USA. Now the state has issued a statement from its legislators indicating to the Department of Justice that the jurisdiction has every right to enact intra-state Internet gambling, and that the actions are permitted under current federal rules.”

Health / Safety:

FBI NJ launches health care fraud awareness drive:
“Federal authorities in New Jersey rolled out a pilot program Monday aimed at encouraging the public to report suspected health care fraud.”


Program Offers Cash Incentives To Live Downtown:
“Employees of five downtown-based companies are being given financial incentives to live where they work.”

Geithner: “We Write 80 Million Checks A Month”:
“”Just remember, this is the United States of America. We write 80 million checks a month. There are millions and millions of Americans that depend on those checks coming on time,” Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told “FOX News Sunday.””


Mom convicted in son’s jaywalking death: ‘This will never end for me’:
“A Marietta, Ga., mom who was convicted of jaywalking after her 4-year-old son was run over and killed in a hit-and-run said on the Today Show that the worst part of going to jail would be the separation from her two remaining kids.”


SEIU, Wells Fargo exchanged letters on school loans before shutdown
“SEIU Local 284 President Carol Nieters sent a letter, cosigned with other groups, to Wells Fargo and U.S. Bank, telling officials, “You must know these schools can’t afford to pay your profits.””

Transportation/ Land Use:

China Orders High-Speed Rail Review, Fires Officials After Crash Kills 39:
“China ordered a two-month inspection of rail safety and fired three officials after 39 people were killed in a high-speed train crash three days ago.”