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NATIONAL
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.
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BUSINESS
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.
NATIONAL
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.
NATIONAL
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.
WORLD
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.
NATIONAL
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.
BUSINESS
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.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Spam is now being served in audio form. The latest in unwanted electronic communication is an MP3 file that began landing in in-boxes around the world last week. It features a spooky, synthesized Darth Vader-sounding female voice touting the over-the-counter stock of Exit Only Inc. "Hello, this is an investor alert!" the halting, at times unintelligible, voice says. Her pitch invokes the growth prospects of Exit Only, a website operator that runs Text4Cars.
WORLD
October 22, 2007 | Marjorie Miller, Times Staff Writer
Subject: Don't Freak Out. I was halfway across the world, halfway around the clock, when I saw that header on an e-mail from my 14-year-old daughter back home in Los Angeles. Now, I'm a big fan of the Internet. I carry my BlackBerry with me to the supermarket, never mind all the way to India. I have instant messaging and a Facebook page.
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