TopFinds: Google's new privacy policy, rosemary's health benefits

Posted Mar 3, 2012 by David Silverberg
How to prepare for Google's new all-encompassing privacy policy. A photo of two gay marines kissing goes viral. How can rosemary help your brain? These are the top stories on
This sign welcomes visitors to Google s corporate headquarters  also known as the Googleplex  in Mou...
This sign welcomes visitors to Google's corporate headquarters, also known as the Googleplex, in Mountain View, California, United States.
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories and compiled them on one page. Digital Journalists found important breaking news in Internet news and also kept us informed about the latest celestial stories.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

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Top Digital Journal Reports

Op-Ed: Activists slam, Hong Kong Air and secure wins in court (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
From successful court cases in Japan and the US, to threatened boycotts of Hong Kong Airlines and, cetacean activists are on a roll.
Report: Will online digital lifestyles change our brains? (Includes interview) by Lesley Lanir
Pew Research Center together with Elon University investigated whether young people growing up in today’s internet world will demand instant gratification and make hasty, superficial choices or have analytical minds and become good at making decisions?
After the eviction, Occupy London prepares for Occupy 2.0 (Includes interview) by Duncan Hall
Less than 24 hours after their tents were removed from outside St. Paul's Cathedral in London, the Occupy protesters were back for their General Assembly, planning the next stage of their campaign. Earlier I interviewed supporter Tina Bakolitsa.
Colin Firth on the UK spy classic 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Earl Dittman
A penultimate spy mystery on '60's British telly, writer John Le Carré's Cold War classic ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’(now on Blu-ray & DVD) has been adapted for the big screen with a cast that includes last year’s Best Actor Colin Firth and Gary Oldman
Colin Firth in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Colin Firth in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
New cable services to counter Net-connected TV (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jack Kapica
Toronto-based Rogers Communications acknowledges loss of monopoly status as it beefs up content and services to fend off new services from TV set makers

Top Images

Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday  25 February 2012.
Sydney Zombie Walk on Saturday, 25 February 2012.
Every April an international fair is held in Fuengirola - Israel in the street parade.
Every April an international fair is held in Fuengirola - Israel in the street parade.
A car covered in snow and blocked in by snow kicked up by the plows.
A car covered in snow and blocked in by snow kicked up by the plows.
Visitors were able to learn about the value of worms  as well as how to keep them.
Visitors were able to learn about the value of worms, as well as how to keep them.

In the Media

Video: Spectacular dolphin stampede at Dana Point harbor by JohnThomas Didymus
A video showing a breathtaking stampede of common dolphins in the Californian ocean off the Orange County coast is going viral online. Tourists on a whale-watching tour filmed the dolphins, hundreds of them splashing in water alongside the boat.
Florida woman charged with burning down 3,500-year-old tree by Arthur Weinreb
One of two women arrested on drug charges is also alleged to have burned down The Senator Tree, one of the oldest bald cypress trees in the world.
Google's new privacy policy under investigation in Europe by Carol Finch
The French data protection regulator, the National Commission for Computing and Civil Liberties, has announced an official European investigation into the March release of Google's new all-in-one privacy policy.
How to delete your Google Browsing History before new policy by JohnThomas Didymus
With just a week to go before Google changes to its new privacy policy that allows it to gather, store and use personal information, users have a last chance to delete their Google Browsing History, along with any damning information therein.
Astronomers say massive asteroid 2011 AG5 could hit Earth in 2040 by JohnThomas Didymus
NASA has identified a near-Earth object (NEO), an asteroid 460 feet (140 meter) wide, that may hit the Earth in 2040. Asteroid 2011 AG5, discovered in January 2011, is now considered "high risk" and could be in a catastrophic collision course with Earth.
Pennsylvania judge rules in favor of Sharia law by Katerina Nikolas
Pennsylvania Judge Mack Martin has incited controversy after making a ruling in favor of Sharia law. Not only did he rule against an atheist who was attacked by a Muslim but he lectured the victim on the culture of Islam.
Want to be smarter? Get a good whiff of rosemary by Sean Fraser
People are always looking for ways to improve their brains, whether it's with vitamins, exotic potions, or homeopathic herbal concoctions. However, studies have shown that all one needs to do to be smarter is sniff a bit of rosemary.
Photo of gay Marine's loving homecoming kiss goes viral by JohnThomas Didymus
A photo of a gay U.S. Marine, locked in passionate homecoming kiss with his partner, has gone viral online after it was posted on Facebook. The photo has collected over 14,000 likes and over 3,000 comments.
Sgt. Brandon Morgan and his partner Dalan Wells sharing a loving welcome home kiss in Hawaii
Sgt. Brandon Morgan and his partner Dalan Wells sharing a loving welcome home kiss in Hawaii
Brandon Morgan
Sacha Baron Cohen escorted off the Oscars red carpet after stunt by Kev Hedges
British comedy actor Sacha Baron-Cohen was ordered off the red carpet at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony after pulling a stunt publicising his new film, The Dictator.
Celestial spectacle awaits as 4 planets to appear in conjunction by Kev Hedges
Sky-watchers are in for a celestial treat on Monday with four planets poised to appear in conjunction after sunset. The planet Jupiter will be visible with the moon in the western sky after sunset.
Op-Ed: Santorum sickened by JFK's 1960 religion speech by Bill Schmalfeldt
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) reprised a well-worn talking point as a guest on ABC's "This Week" program Sunday morning. JFK's 1960 speech on religious freedom "makes him want to throw up."
Carnival cruise passengers robbed at gunpoint in Mexico by Leigh Goessl
On Thursday, several passengers traveling aboard the Carnival Splendor were robbed at gunpoint in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
New video footage of Challenger Space Shuttle disaster unearthed by Kim I. Hartman
Previously unseen footage of the Challenger disaster has surfaced over a quarter of a century after the tragic explosion that claimed the lives of seven crew members including school teacher Christa McAuliffe.
Giant 27-pound lobster caught in Maine released back to sea by Leigh Goessl
A giant 27-pound lobster caught last week in the waters off the Maine coast has been released back to the sea after a brief stay at the Maine State Aquarium.

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how to create random thoughts by Lynn Herrmann
while many of us have been struggling to publish over the course of two days, the down time afforded random thoughts...
How much of a French success story is "The Artist"? by Johnny Summerton
Over the past couple of days the media here in France has been basking in the success of "The Artist" at this year's Oscars...
Tips for a poor journalist stuck where nothing big happens by Sean Fraser
I know there has to be lots of DJ's on here in the same predicament as me. I live in a small town on the west coast of...

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