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Nov 19, 2014 A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

QUOTE: UVA's emphasis on honor is so pronounced that since 1998, 183 people have been expelled for honor-code violations such as cheating on exams. And yet paradoxically, not a single student at UVA has ever been expelled for sexual assault. "Think about it," says Susan Russell, whose UVA daughter's sexual-assault report helped trigger a previous federal investigation. "In what world do you get kicked out for cheating, but if you rape someone, you can stay?"

Rolling Stone
Jun 23, 2013 Anger mounts after Facebook's 'shadow profiles' leak in bug

QUOTE: Facebook said Friday it fixed a bug that exposed contact info for over six million accounts. The admission revealed its 'shadow profile' data collection activities, and users are furious.

Feb 25, 2013 Why I'm quitting Facebook

QUOTE: In my upcoming book "Present Shock," I chronicle some of what happens when we can no longer manage our many online presences. I have always argued for engaging with technology as conscious human beings and dispensing with technologies that take that agency away. Facebook is just such a technology. It does things on our behalf when we're not even there. It actively misrepresents us to our friends, and worse misrepresents those who have befriended us to still others.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Oct 14, 2012 Christian Group Finds Gay Agenda in an Anti-Bullying Day

QUOTE: The program, started 11 years ago by the Southern Poverty Law Center and now in more than 2,500 schools, was intended as a way to break up cliques and prevent bullying. But this year, the American Family Association, a conservative evangelical group, has called the project “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools”...

New York Times
Aug 04, 2012 Against Enthusiasm: The epidemic of niceness in online book culture.

QUOTE: The problem with Liking is that it’s a critical dead-end, a conversation nonstarter. It’s opinion without evidence—or, really, posture without opinion....A better literary culture would be one that's not so dependent on personal esteem and mutual reinforcement. It would not treat offense or disagreement as toxic.

Sep 19, 2011 In Small Towns, Gossip Moves to the Web, and Turns Vicious

QUOTE: In rural America, where an older, poorer and more remote population has lagged the rest of the country in embracing the Internet, the growing use of social media is raising familiar concerns about bullying and privacy. But in small towns there are complications. The same Web sites created as places for candid talk about local news and politics are also hubs of unsubstantiated gossip, stirring widespread resentment in communities where ties run deep, memories run long and anonymity is something of a novel concept.

New York Times
Jun 18, 2011 Friendship of Justice and Magnate Puts Focus on Ethics

QUOTE: The publicity-shy friend turned out to be Harlan Crow, a Dallas real estate magnate and a major contributor to conservative causes. Mr. Crow stepped in to finance the multimillion-dollar purchase and restoration of the cannery, featuring a museum about the culture and history of Pin Point that has become a pet project of Justice Thomas’s. The project throws a spotlight on an unusual, and ethically sensitive, friendship that appears to be markedly different from those of other justices on the nation’s highest court.

New York Times
May 21, 2011 Not Going to the Chapel

QUOTE: I’m boycotting all heterosexual weddings. How utterly absurd to celebrate an institution that I am banned from in most of the country...Do devout evangelicals crash couple-swapping parties? Do undocumented immigrants march in Minuteman rallies?

New York Times
Feb 14, 2011 Web of Popularity, Achieved by Bullying

QUOTE: Highly publicized cases of bullying typically involve chronic harassment of socially isolated students, but the latest studies suggest that various forms of teenage aggression and victimization occur throughout the social ranks as students jockey to improve their status.

New York Times
Jan 17, 2011 Facebook con artists on the rise

QUOTE: Leaving your social network profiles public could leave friends and colleagues at risk of fraudulent acts

Dec 13, 2010 How spammers will poison your social network: Spammers wrecked e-mail, then they ruined search, and soon they'll go after your friends and family

QUOTE: your social graph is the next ripe target for shady marketers. As services increasingly enable you to search for things influenced by your social graph, spammer types will try to infiltrate your social group and sway the results. Here's how they'll do it:

Jun 27, 2010 Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray

QUOTE: Affronted by cyberspace’s escalation of adolescent viciousness, many parents are looking to schools for justice, protection, even revenge. But many educators feel unprepared or unwilling to be prosecutors and judges.

New York Times
May 22, 2010 In shoppers' online networks, privacy has no price tag

QUOTE: Blippy, a sort of Twitter for shopping that allows users to automatically broadcast what they bought using credit and debit cards to the rest of the world....privacy advocates say that users are divulging a dangerous level of personal financial information...

Washington Post
Jun 22, 2009 Thinking of going into business with a close friend? Think again

QUOTE: There are plenty of reasons not to partner professionally with a buddy, starting with how much you value your friendship

May 12, 2009 Co-signing a loan can be calamitous

QUOTE: ...I never believe that co-signing is a good idea. The risks far outweigh the benefits. What benefit will you get by co-signing? Your daughter will keep a house that might be too difficult to afford. She might lose the house and the lender might have the right to come after you for the money that it lost.
Mar 25, 2009 Students Sue Prosecutor in Cellphone Photos Case

QUOTE: When a high school cheerleader in northeastern Pennsylvania learned that she might face criminal charges after investigators reported finding a nude photo of her on someone else’s cellphone, she was more confused than frightened at being caught up in a case of “sexting”...

New York Times
Nov 26, 2008 Verdict in MySpace Suicide Case

QUOTE: A federal jury here issued what legal experts said was the country’s first cyberbullying verdict Wednesday, convicting a Missouri woman of three misdemeanor charges of computer fraud for her involvement in creating a phony account on MySpace to trick a teenager, who later committed suicide.

New York Times
Nov 14, 2008 We're divorced -- you're not my friend

QUOTE: The case files of divorce simmer with the resentment created when an ex-spouse constantly pleads for favors. The routine exchanges of marriage (Will you fix the sink? Lend me $20? Pick up the kids?) can become bitter boundary issues if they continue after the divorce.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jun 13, 2008 Manners For Social Networking: Five golden rules

QUOTE: created after research by telecoms company Orange found that 62 percent of social networking users are confused or frustrated by online etiquette. It found that 26 percent were unsure about how to respond to unwanted pokes or messages.

Nov 30, 2007 CA: Facebook's Beacon more intrusive than previously thought: A CA security researcher has found that Facebook's Beacon ad system goes much further than originally thought in tracking users' Web activ

QUOTE: ...Facebook's controversial Beacon online ad system goes much further than anyone has imagined in tracking people's Web activities outside the popular social networking site. Beacon will report back to Facebook on members' activities on third-party sites that participate in Beacon even if the users are logged off from Facebook and have declined having their activities broadcast to their Facebook friends.

Nov 28, 2007 A Hoax Turned Fatal Draws Anger but No Charges

QUOTE: In response to the events, the local Board of Aldermen on Wednesday unanimously passed a measure making Internet harassment a misdemeanor punishable by up to a $500 fine and 90 days in jail.

New York Times
Nov 25, 2007 The Truth About Lying: Our Lives Are Filled With Untruths. But Why Do We Lie, And How Can We Tell When Others Are Full of It?

QUOTE: So many reasons to lie. So many ways to lie. How do we cut through the thick crust of deception....When it comes to teaching the art of detecting deception, Ekman is the man. His 1985 book "Telling Lies" is a benchmark work on the topic, and he has tested the lie-detection ability of more than 12,000 people...

Washington Post
Oct 19, 2007 Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

QUOTE: Magid argues the focus on sexual predators on social networking sites is largely political grandstanding. Much less sensational, and far more common, he contends, are cases where kids simply post too much sensitive or compromising information about themselves on social networks or blogs, leading to incidents of cyberbullying and embarrassment.

Oct 07, 2007 Readers: The Burden of Being an Executor

QUOTE: "Poring over IRS documents to make sure I submitted all the required forms became like a second job. It was a labor of love, but it's still not over yet. While the court closed the probate and discharged us of our duties in January 2007, the IRS will not release us as fiduciaries of the estate until September 2008."

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Aug 11, 2007 Slipstream: Who Owns the Concept if No One Signs the Papers?

QUOTE: WHO owns a bright idea? If the technology associated with an idea is new and the opportunities it offers are valuable, it will have many authors — most of whom may argue over ownership.

New York Times
Jul 15, 2007 A Zone To Stay Out Of

QUOTE: Is life "on the record"? Seriously, should someone going out on a date clarify whether the evening's events are on "background"? ... These are journalistic conventions, you say, not applicable to ordinary folks. But nowadays, in the age of blogs, everyone is a journalist...

Washington Post
Feb 25, 2007 Fictional Favoritism (The Ethicist)

QUOTE: It is not favoritism to single out excellent work for special consideration...Your colleague did err in neglecting to get the student's consent before submitting the story.

Jan 12, 2007 You co-signed, your friend defaulted, now what?

QUOTE: if asked to co-sign for anyone -- a friend, a child, even your mother -- the best answer is "no," unless you are currently prepared to take on the debt for yourself. That said, let's talk about your options, which I'm afraid are fairly limited.
Sep 07, 2006 In Online Social Club, Sharing Is the Point Until It Goes Too Far

QUOTE: Denizens of one of the Web's most popular student hangouts are in an uproar over changes to the site that they say make their online musings much too public, turning their personal lives into a flashing billboard.

Washington Post
Aug 29, 2006 Discerning network marketing businesses from scams

QUOTE: Incentive is a mighty motivator in the world of network, matrix or multilevel marketing, often known as "MLM"...some who answer the siren's call of quick money find they've landed in a scam...
Aug 29, 2006 Inquiry Criticizes U.S. Broadcasting Official Over Hiring

QUOTE: State Department investigators have concluded that Kenneth Y. Tomlinson, the head of the federal agency that oversees most government broadcasts to foreign countries, improperly hired a friend on the public payroll for nearly $250,000 over two and a half years.

New York Times
Jun 26, 2006 FCC Head 'in Bed' With Business in Magazine Spread

QUOTE: why is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin standing on an unmade bed in a hotel room in a glossy magazine photograph that also features an influential lobbyist and a communications executive?

Washington Post
Jan 15, 2006 Readers: Feeding Neighbors, Hiring Friends

QUOTE: ..."friends-and-family discount may be appropriate for corporations seeking to generate incremental income from an established infrastructure, but not for someone who is self-employed and has a limited number of hours per week from which to generate income."

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Dec 25, 2005 The High Cost of Hiring Friends

QUOTE: It's a problem lots of us stumble into when doing business with family, friends or friends of friends. The usual steps you take when hiring somebody -- the estimates, the haggling, the references -- are bypassed. You figure you're safe with a friend. And then, it all comes back to haunt you.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Dec 11, 2005 The High Cost of Feeding the Neighborhood

QUOTE: ...I like that my son and his friends spend so much time at our house -- if only because I know he's safe. We just have to learn to better impose limits so that we don't end up feeling like we're feeding the whole neighborhood.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Nov 13, 2005 Reckless Parking

QUOTE: Next time your friend borrows your car, tell her not to use it for anything that would put you in an awkward position - sloppily conducted illicit liaisons, liquor-store robberies.

New York Times
Oct 26, 2005 Faint Praise

QUOTE: Are you suggesting that since she has waited 10 years for a husband and children already, she might as well wait another year so that you can have the spotlight all to yourself?

Washington Post
Sep 18, 2005 How Good a Good Samaritan ?

QUOTE: People with no place to go are calling on anyone they know to put them up -- not for a night or two, but for weeks, possibly even months, as they seek to restart their lives....The Good Samaritan in you immediately wants to do everything you can, for as many people as you can. But then you stop and think about the logistics of it all, the impact on your life and your family.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Aug 13, 2005 Race for Ownership Of Nationals Isn't Open to Everyone: Approved Team Buyers Likely To Have League Connections

QUOTE: ...the auction of the Washington Nationals by its owners -- Major League Baseball's 29 other teams -- could result in an equally surprising outcome. Money, of course, will play a huge part in the decision... But... Teams get sold to the people the commissioner likes.

Washington Post
Jul 03, 2005 Don't Leave Home With Them

QUOTE: Miss Manners hopes it will help if she lets vacationers in on an apparently well-kept secret: There is nothing rude about deciding to spend the day differently from others with whom one is traveling.

Washington Post
Jun 26, 2005 Office Ours

QUOTE: When contemplating taking a new job, Miss Manners would consider it prudent to inquire the amount that the salary will be depleted by paying good fellowship dues.

Washington Post
Jun 22, 2005 Housework and Houseguests

QUOTE: That's all they do while you're down on your hands and knees scrubbing up after them -- look on? Don't any of them ever say, "You missed a spot over there"?

Washington Post
Apr 24, 2005 Embraceable? Eew.

QUOTE: Miss Manners had always understood the difference of opinion to be whether embraces should be used to inspire warm human feelings or warm human feelings should be present before people are inspired to embrace.

Washington Post
Apr 06, 2005 Food Fight!

QUOTE: The ancient and noble tradition of hospitality has come to this: Hosts and guests are squabbling over who gets possession of the leftovers.

Washington Post
Feb 02, 2005 Share And Beware: What Cooks Do to Keep Recipes Close

QUOTE: Many a warm relationship has been cooled over a shared recipe. Rivalry, rudeness, envy, embarrassment, regret, theft and sins of omission are included in my own collection of "sharing" stories during my 46 years as a food journalist.

Washington Post
Jan 27, 2005 No Thank You? When did it become OK to not RSVP or write thank-you notes?

QUOTE: My concern is that a number of the invited guests did not R.S.V.P. "regrets only" as indicated on the invitations (and in the follow-up e-mail), and the guests who did attend the party did not bother to write thank-you notes....My boyfriend and I have been together for a little over thee years. However, the last seven months of our relationship have been long-distanc...He said that either I move after my first year of classes in May or we are breaking up.

Aug 25, 2004 The FBI's Pre-Emptive Interrogations Of "Possible" Demonstrators: Chilling political speech

QUOTE: The Department of Justice, aware of the FBI memo, was concerned that it would be seen as urging law enforcement to begin monitoring persons who might be contemplating staging political protests protected by the First Amendment....the Department of Justice, which oversees the FBI, issued its own memo - addressing, and dismissing, these constitutional concerns.

Aug 20, 2004 Risk-Taking Friends May Be Hazardous to Teens

QUOTE: A national survey of 1,000 teens, released yesterday by Columbia University, confirms what you already suspect: It's dangerous for teenage girls to date older boys, particularly boys two or more years older. It's also dangerous for girls or guys to spend a lot of time with a boyfriend or girlfriend, and to hang out with a group of sexually active friends.

Washington Post
Jul 29, 2004 Amazon halts tit-for-tat critics: Authors and publishers face credit card barrier to anonymously puffing their books

QUOTE: After mounting concern about abuse of its open door policy regarding feedback, Amazon has begun a new system, Real Names, which requires reviewers to provide their credit card details before posting a comment.

Guardian Unlimited
Jun 30, 2004 A Dispirited Host

QUOTE: I have just hosted the fourth get-together with friends and work acquaintances where invitations clearly stated BYOB and no one brought any beverages.

Washington Post

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