A settlement in a federal lawsuit in Ohio means two websites can no longer charge people to remove mugshots from the sites, according to the Associated Press. Not all mugshot sites are bound by the settlement. Only BustedMugshots.com and MugshotsOnline.com were named in the suit. The AP reports that a number of states have similar… Continue reading Ohio lawsuit stops websites from charging to remove mugshots
A fun one from the Romenesko blog today: [The Stamford Advocate in Connecticut has banned the word “fracking” in its comment section](http://jimromenesko.com/2012/10/17/hearst-site-bans-the-word-fracking-in-comments/), citing how it’s often used as a replacement for certain versatile curse word that starts with an F. Upset is Sharon Wilson, a Texas advocate for people negatively affected by [hydraulic fracturing](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_fracturing), aka… Continue reading Fracking ban
Facing massive protests, the government of Egypt today cut off Internet and cell service to almost all of the country’s 80 million residents, hoping to remove the ease with which protesters have coordinated and communicated.