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Google invades privacy, gets off easy

Google invades privacy, gets off easy


Google invades privacy, gets off easy

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:54 AM PDT

This week Germany levied a fine against Google for one of the biggest wiretapping violations in history. The fine? Less than $200,000. Google's net profits in 2012? More than $10 billion. Imagine a driver of a fancy car caught for speeding and then asked to pay a nickel. Google got off easier.

Do Muslims really hate terrorism?

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 12:39 PM PDT

This week on The Big Three, we tackled the George W. Bush library opening, frustration over flight furloughs (complete with congressional finger-pointing) and Dean Obeidallah's CNN.com column, "I'm a Muslim and I hate terrorism," which seems sadly necessary in the wake of Boston.

Russia holds 140 suspected extremists

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 08:59 PM PDT

Russian authorities detained 140 people -- more than 30 of them foreign nationals -- on Friday in a raid targeting suspected members of Islamic extremist groups, state media reported.

Mississippi man arrested in ricin case

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 08:30 AM PDT

James Everett Dutschke was taken into custody in the investigation into ricin-tainted letters sent to President Barack Obama and other officials, Tupelo Police Sgt. James Hood said.

FAA suspends furloughs, typo or not

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:33 AM PDT

A typo is keeping President Obama from signing legislation designed to end budget-related FAA air traffic controller furloughs blamed for widespread flight delays, a congressional source told CNN Saturday.

Afghanistan plane crash kills 4

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:07 AM PDT

A plane crashed in southern Afghanistan Saturday, killing four international service members, NATO spokesman Capt. Luca Carniel said.

Boeing Dreamliner back in skies

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:41 AM PDT

More than three months after safety issues grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Ethiopian Airlines became the first to resume service with a commercial flight Saturday.

Woman, 4 children die in house fire

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:53 AM PDT

Five family members -- including four children ages 5 and under -- died in an overnight house fire in Newnan, Georgia, authorities said Saturday.

Perry wants apology over blast cartoon

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 10:56 PM PDT

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.

Presidential humor on the big night

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 09:25 AM PDT

At the White House Correspondents' Dinner, everyone is fair game. Brianna Keilar takes a look at presidential jokes.

8 arrested after deadly building collapse

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 02:59 AM PDT

Below is an urgent update to this story

Report: American on trial in North Korea

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 09:21 PM PDT

North Korea plans to begin a trial against a U.S. citizen detained there last year, state media said Saturday, complicating tense relations between the two nations.

Copter gets view of Saturn's rings

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 09:45 AM PDT

A WPVI television news crew on a helicopter got a nice view of Saturn and its rings.

Online magazine teaches terrorism

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 06:25 AM PDT

CNN's Nic Robertson reports on an al Qaeda propaganda magazine that teaches bomb making and suggests targets.

S.Korea pulls out of joint factory

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 03:32 AM PDT

South Korea started withdrawing its last remaining citizens Saturday from the manufacturing zone jointly operated with North Korea following weeks of tensions between the two.

Plane part wedged between NY buildings

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 04:39 PM PDT

The part was found behind the planned site of an Islamic community center near ground zero. The plane part is about 5 feet long, police said.

Suspect deleted Instagram account

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 08:25 AM PDT

An analyst says what Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deleted might matter most. Traces of the account were still visible this week.

Dzhokhar mum after Miranda rights read

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:28 AM PDT

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has become less talkative since authorities read him his rights before charging him.

Bostonians 'shaken' but resolute

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:25 AM PDT

From her perch atop a church bell tower high above downtown Boston, Nancy Taylor watched as runners from all over the world trudged down Boylston Street for the final stretch of the city's 117th annual marathon.

Carjack victim's time of terror

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 12:54 AM PDT

CNN's Brian Todd traces the details of the Tsarnaev brothers' alleged carjacking of a young Chinese national.

Is there a link to 2011 murder?

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 12:56 AM PDT

CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports on what a gruesome 2011 murder has to do with one of the Boston bombing suspects.

Suspects' mom 'of interest'

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 06:45 PM PDT

Erin Burnett talks to Rep. Ed Royce about a hearing that he chaired on Islamic terrorism in Chechnya.

Empty nets on Gulf 3 years after BP spill

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 07:21 AM PDT

BP points to record tourism revenues and strong seafood catches as evidence the Gulf is rebounding. But in fishing communities, people say that greasy tide is eating away at their livelihoods.

Check out the sweet swag Obama scored

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 12:19 AM PDT

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.

Richard Branson's retro '80s speedboat

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:23 AM PDT

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Admittedly, it helps if the trash comes from one of the most famous billionaire businessmen on the planet.

Put down that cell phone, concertgoers

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:17 PM PDT

"Wow! I totally just watched the awesome cell phone video you shot at that concert!"

Dove's viral beauty ad parodied

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 07:18 AM PDT

CNN's Jeanne Moos gets all lathered up to highlight the numerous spoofs of Dove's viral "Beauty Sketches" campaign.

Mr. Irrelevant: Last picks in NFL draft

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 02:34 PM PDT

Check out the sweet swag Obama scored

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 12:19 AM PDT

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.

Put down that cell phone, concertgoers

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:17 PM PDT

"Wow! I totally just watched the awesome cell phone video you shot at that concert!"

Fictional secretaries: Real skills

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 04:45 PM PDT

Administrative Professionals Week is coming to a close. Here are a few examples of efficiency, smarts and loyalty shown by admins throughout the years.

The Alternative Limb Project

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:19 AM PDT

The Alternative Limb Project

Strutting their stuff for limb loss awareness

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 10:17 AM PDT

Peggy Chenoweth woke up angry the first time she dreamed of herself as an amputee.

How iTunes changed world

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 01:21 PM PDT

And took only a decade to do it.

Empty nets 3 years after the spill

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:33 AM PDT

BP points to tourism revenues and strong seafood catches as evidence the Gulf is rebounding. But in fishing communities, that greasy tide is eating away at livelihoods.

NY police: Landing gear part apparently from 9/11 hijacked jet found in Manhattan

Posted: 26 Apr 2013 03:52 PM PDT

An aircraft part apparently from one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, has been found in Lower Manhattan, New York police said Friday.

Boston investigation

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 05:14 AM PDT

The surviving Boston bombing suspect has become less talkative since authorities read him his Miranda rights before charging him with the use of a weapon of mass destruction. They also moved him from a private to a prison hospital.

Bangladesh building collapse

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 02:28 AM PDT

Eight people, including two factory owners, were arrested in connection with the deadly building collapse in Bangladesh as the death toll continued to climb, the country's state-run news agency reported Saturday.

Landing gear found

Posted: 27 Apr 2013 02:02 AM PDT

A piece believed to be from one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, has been found behind the site of an Islamic community center near ground zero, the New York Police Department said Friday.

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