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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: Brown v. Board of Education Decided (1954)


Brown v. Board of Education Decided (1954)

In 1951, a class action suit was filed against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas, by 13 African-American parents on behalf of their children. The plaintiffs argued that segregating schools along racial lines violated the students’ 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law. The case was heard by the US Supreme Court, which unanimously agreed that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” What future Supreme Court judge represented the plaintiffs? More… Discuss

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New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International)


New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International)

New lawsuit takes aim at Facebook privacy (from France 24 International) (click to access story)

From the article: “AFP – A new lawsuit consolidating several complaints about Facebook’s privacy policies was filed Friday in California, seeking damages for US users of the social network for improper tracking.

The class action suit alleges that Facebook was improperly tracking Internet use of its members even after they logged out of their accounts.

It consolidates 21 related cases filed in more than a dozen states in 2011 and early 2012.”

I’d say rename it: FaceOpenBook or just OpenBook!