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Newspaper Takes A Stand On Anonymous Commenters

The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash., found itself in court when it tried to protect the anonymity of a reader who posted a snarky, and possibly defamatory, comment. The paper says it had an obligation to protect her identity, but there's growing pressure on news sites to reconsider the practice of allowing anonymous comments.
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With A Tiger's Help, Orange Juice Helps Lighten The Mood At Olympics

When you spend hours on end at a media center, even if it's on an assignment as terrific as the Summer Olympics, the refreshments can get to be, well, familiar. But Innocent juices are a welcome sight in the media center.
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London 2012 Lives Up To 'Social Games' Title, In Unwelcome Ways

The London 2012 Games have been touted as the first Olympics to live fully in the age of social media. But a rash of scandals related to Twitter has put a new mark on the face of the London Games. The stories range from a journalist's suspended account to a tweeting teen who has been arrested.
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Let's Catch Up: Olympics Set Record Ratings; Venus Rolls To Third Round

Stories that caught our eye this morning include a ratings coup for NBC, progress for Venus Williams, and a 33-megapixel broadcast of the opening ceremony.
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Did Twitter Go Too Far? It Suspended Critic Of NBC's Olympics Coverage

Guy Adams of The Independent was among many contributing to the #NBCFail trending topic. Twitter suspended his account after he posted an NBC executive's email address. Adams says he didn't post private information, just something that was already public.
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Critic Of Olympics Telecast Says Twitter Blocked Him

Guy Adams, a reporter at the British daily The Independent, says his Twitter account was shut down after he urged followers to contact an NBC executive with their gripes about the delayed broadcast. He included the name of the network's Olympics president and his e-mail address. NBC filed a complaint with Twitter, arguing the tweet violated the service's privacy rules because it included personal information.
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London's Opening Ceremony Gets Rave Reviews; NBC, Not So Much

The London Olympics are in full swing, after an opening ceremony Friday that was chock-full of historic and cultural imagery drawn from Britain's past. Critics are gushing over Queen Elizabeth's role in the spectacle — along with James Bond. But there is room for debate — especially among viewers here in the U.S.

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