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December 7, 2007 | From Times Wire Services
JetBlue Airways Corp. will start offering limited e-mail and instant messaging services free on one of its planes next week. Web surfing and e-mail attachments won't be permitted because of bandwidth constraints, and services on laptops and hand-helds with wireless access will be limited to e-mail and messaging from Yahoo Inc. Passengers can check other personal and work e-mail, but only on two BlackBerry models that have Wi-Fi capabilities.
December 6, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Judy Rose, a volunteer coordinator for Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign in Jones County, has resigned after forwarding a chain e-mail that suggests rival Barack Obama is a Muslim who wants to destroy the United States by being elected to its highest office. Obama, a Democratic senator from Illinois, is a member of the United Church of Christ and has never been a Muslim. The hoax e-mail has been widely circulated.
December 1, 2007 | E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writer
A former Broadcom Corp. executive has agreed to plead guilty to instructing a subordinate to delete a damaging e-mail, court documents disclosed Friday. Federal prosecutors had alleged that the note had provided evidence of stock manipulation by senior executives, including Broadcom founders Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III. Prosecutors filed an obstruction-of-justice charge against Nancy Tullos, a former human relations vice president at the Irvine chip maker.
November 21, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge has ruled that Kentucky must turn over e-mails to a man who wants to see messages sent between his wife and a male co-worker at a state office. The man said his wife had acknowledged an affair but no longer had access to the e-mails and could not provide them herself.
November 13, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A federal judge on Monday ordered the White House to preserve copies of all its e-mails, a move that Bush administration lawyers had argued strongly against. U.S. District Judge Henry Kennedy directed the president's executive office to safeguard the material, in response to two lawsuits that seek to determine whether the White House has destroyed e-mails in violation of federal law. The White House says it has been taking steps to preserve copies of all e-mails and will continue to do so.
November 8, 2007 | Laura King, Times Staff Writer
A blogger alerts fellow students to an imminent campus demonstration. A chat room user offers up a poignant Urdu-language poem. Another message has more practical advice: a homemade tear-gas remedy. In the days since President Pervez Musharraf's imposition of emergency rule, many Pakistanis have found a haven in cyberspace, where they can share information, keep up with the news and stay in touch with friends and associates amid a roundup of thousands of opposition activists.
October 31, 2007 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
Real estate agent Xu Jianzhong is wired -- but in a way that few in the e-mail addicted, BlackBerry-packing West would understand. The 20-year-old from China's rural Henan province doesn't own a computer. He visits the local Internet cafe to check his e-mail every couple of weeks. That's not to say Xu is out of touch.
October 26, 2007 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
Even as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended her department's oversight of private security contractors, new evidence surfaced Thursday that the U.S. sought to conceal details of Blackwater shootings of Iraqi civilians more than two years ago. In one instance, internal e-mails show that State Department officials tried to deflect a 2005 Los Angeles Times inquiry into an alleged killing of an Iraqi civilian by Blackwater guards.
October 25, 2007 | From the Associated Press
The post office forwards letters when a person moves, and telephone companies likewise forward calls. Should Internet companies be required to forward e-mails to customers who switch providers? There is no mandate governing e-mail forwarding, and industry officials say imposing one would be costly and unnecessary.
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