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May 03, 2011


1. QUOTE: Sony Gets Blasted for PlayStation Security Breach http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news43
“As much as I think what the hackers did was downright criminal, the fact of the matter is they have done a marvelous job of showcasing Sony's ignorance.” â€" TOKYO GUY, a commenter on AOL's Engadget blog, discussing Sony's monumental PlayStation Network security collapse (via Vancouver Sun)

2. QUOTE: Sony Gets Blasted for PlayStation Security Breach http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news44
Today is a day to celebrate, reflect and mourn. More than 17 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly declared that on May 3 of each year, we should honor the principles of a free press, remind governments of their duty to uphold the right to freedom of expression, and pay tribute to those journalists [...]

3. The Unlikeliest Post-Osama Anthem: Miley Cyrus' 'Party in the U.S.A.' http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news45
Every celebration needs a theme song. But why did many flock to Miley? Americans stayed up past their bedtimes to watch Obama pronounce Osama dead on live TV. After, since we were made wide-awake by the announcement, we promptly flooded the nation's streets in celebration, chanting, singing, and toasting to America's future. Instead of a [...]

4. QUOTE: Stephen Harper to Lead Canada Yet Again http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news46
"We are intensely aware that we are and must be the government of all Canadians, including those that did not vote for us." -- STEPHEN HARPER, Canadian Prime Minister, after his Conservative Party earned the majority of seats in the Canadian Parliament during Monday's election (via The Globe and Mail)

5. Tumblr of the Week: Writers and Kitties http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news47
What do writers love as much as words? Cats! This week's Tumblr is called Writers and Kitties and it's home to a collection of photographs of writers with their beloved felines. From Mark Twain to Margaret Atwood, it would seem that the most esteemed of authors all have a particular pet preference. (More on TIME.com: [...]

6. Osama's Death Announced Exactly Eight Years After 'Mission Accomplished' Speech http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news48
In addition to occurring the same day that Hitler was announced dead, Osama bin Laden's death offers recent historical coincidence by marking the eighth anniversary of another significant event in the war on terror. (More on TIME.com: See the Top 10 Defining Moments of the Post-9/11 Era) On May 1, 2003, President George W. Bush [...]

7. Why Did a Las Vegas Casino Open and Close in the Same Day? http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news49
As the saying doesn't go, what opens and shuts in Vegas, stays open and shut in Vegas. Fear not, there is a somewhat reasonable explanation behind the story of why a 20-by-20 tent emerged across from the entrance to the Las Vegas Convention Center for only a matter of hours. (More on TIME.com: See 10 [...]

8. Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship in Latest Comic Book http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news50
Truth, justice and not just the American way â€" Superman decides it's time to become a global citizen in the 900th issue of Action Comics. “I'm tired of having my actions construed as instruments of U.S. policy,” says the man of steel after both U.S. and Iranian officials criticize him for attending a peaceful anti-Ahmadinejad [...]

9. Reading While Eating for May 3: A Dog's Life http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news51
Take a break from bin Laden and look at some terrific tail-wagging animals in today's links. After all, a dog is man's best friend. Operation K9:  Learn about the Navy SEAL's secret weapon: an elite dog team. (Discovery News) Frankfurter Theft: In a different kind of dog news, a Washington jury acquitted a man of [...]

10. After bin Laden's Death, (Mostly) Fake MLK Quote Goes Viral http://time.chtah.com/a/tBNwG1BBASRffB8H3lrNs-NWTVE/news52
Want to see a quote go viral? Slap a Martin Luther King, Jr. attribution on that baby and watch it go. In the wake of mass celebrations and social media jubilation over the death of Osama bin Laden, a quotation began spreading around the Internet. You've probably seen a tweet or Facebook status update along [...]


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