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Actor Sues Wikipedia “Vandal”

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 11, 2009

Here is an interesting piece from Wired: the actor Ron Livingston, who starred in the very good 1999 movie Office Space, is suing an as-of-yet-unknown Wikipedia editor for changing his Wikipedia entry to indicate Mr. Livingston is gay (even though he was married to a woman in November). Livingston believes the same hacker has been…


Bruno Works the Press

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 3, 2009

So is former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno crazy… or crazy like a fox? Bruno, on trial for public corruption at the federal courthouse in Albany, New York, has been serving as his own personal spin doctor at the courthouse each day, as detailed in today’s New York Times: For the last…


UPDATE: AT&T Drops lawsuit

posted by James Haggerty  |  December 2, 2009

Just found out that, after a torrent of negative publicity that seemed to do nothing but hurt the company’s cause, AT&T; has withdrawn its misleading advertising lawsuit against Verizon (see my earlier post, here, and a MacWorld story on the lawsuit being dropped, here). Not surprised, although the classic PR technique would have been to…