Interesting news breaking on the Internet from the AJC

Google pays woman for Street View cleavage

4:06 pm Oct. 30, 2014

Cleavage is everywhere.

Movies, TV shows, magazine covers, advertisements and many other mediums commonly feature ample samples of the feminine form.

Google is everywhere too. Recently, the two ubiquitous forces met in a Canadian lawsuit and the search giant was ordered to pay $2,250 for showing a revealing picture of a woman on Street View.

Maria Pia Grillo, of Montreal, filed a lawsuit claiming $45,000 in emotional damages after she saw Google’s Street

Red Cross storm response called ‘secret disaster’

4:54 pm Oct. 29, 2014

Volunteer organizations do a world of good, but the largest one in the U.S. — the American Red Cross — is more concerned with looking good than doing good, according to a critical report published Wednesday.

“The Red Cross’ Secret Disaster,” a joint effort by non-profits NPR and ProPublica, says the humanitarian organization “botched key elements of its mission … leaving behind a trail of unmet needs and acrimony” after

Ga. man texts probation officer for weed

3:42 pm Oct. 22, 2014

You don’t have to be stupid to go to prison, but it helps.

A few news articles I read today prove that maxim.

In Albany, Georgia, a man who texted “You have some weed?” to his probation

Georgia prisoners may replace county firemen

3:58 pm Oct. 10, 2014

Firefighters typically wait for disasters to happen.

In south Georgia’s Camden County, where firefighters may soon be required to oversee state prisoners as they fight fires, an entirely new kind of disaster is waiting to happen.

The Florida Times-Union tells us the rural county, home to Cumberland Island, a nuclear submarine base and the lovely St. Marys, is trying to improve its insurance rating to save money on insurance costs.

One of

DEA uses woman’s seized phone photos on Facebook

6:14 pm Oct. 7, 2014

When you go online, your personal data is being mined. Your name, search history, location, the words you type and the images you post are all being scanned and collected.

Curiously, those doing the most to defend privacy rights in the U.S. may be the corporations doing the scanning and collecting. Apple and Google, for instance, have angered law enforcement by saying they will make it easy for users to