Who Is Maria Belen Rodriguez? And Why Is She Suing Google?

Maria Belen Rodriguez is an Argentina-born model, actress and TV personality who successfully sued Google and Yahoo in 2006 after alleging that her likeness was wrongfully appropriated by websites and then entered into search results.

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The precise legal claims made by Belen Rodriquez are not entirely clear. They probably involved misappropriation of her likeness and related damage to her reputation.

I haven’t been able to locate the complaint.

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How Major News Outlets Pay-To-Trend Using Facebook Boost

ONLY ON THECOUNT.COM: Check out the list below. It is meant for publishers-only.. Basically, it’s a charting, in order of popularity, of the world’s most shared stories according to Facebook and Twitter combined..

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As you can see, Yahoo bought their way to the top of the coveted chart utilizing Facebook’s new “Boost” pay-to-play algorithm..

The problem is, this chart is supposed to give us a general consensus of stories based on popularity. But this isn’t popularity, this is paid for propaganda.

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March Sadness! No One Picks Perfect Billion Dollar Bracket

There are no longer any perfect brackets remaining in the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge! Better luck next time!Warren Buffetts Woodstock

Though the contest captured the imagination of many seeking fabulous riches, not one single billion-dollar entry was able to escape the round of 64 without picking at least one game incorrectly. Memphis’ 71-66 win over George Washington eliminated the final three brackets that were eligible to win $1 billion. Continue reading

NSA Caught Using Webcams To Capture Faces WIth Yahoo

The NSA, in cooperation with the British spy agency GCHQ, captured and kept millions of webcam captures from unsuspecting users, none of which were suspected of committing any crimes.nsa_ap_328

And a “substantial quantity” of the images were sexually explicit, according to the Guardian, via Gawker. One of the documents estimated that between 3% and 11% of the images gathered contained “undesirable nudity.” From the document:

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Gwyneth Paltrow Cookbook Vetted $120 Tuna Salad $71 Fish Fingers $25 Jar Honey

The name of Gwyneth Paltrow‘s new cookbook is, “It’s All Good,” and by ‘all good‘ I assume the actress is talking about her finances… It has been revealed that some of Paltrow’s dishes could cost hundreds of dollars to prepare, leaving her style of good eating out of the reach of most of us.gwyneth_paltrow_instyle photoshop

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Michael Jordan is Turning 50!

Oh… My… God… (done in the voice of ‘Janice’ from Friends), Michael Jordan is turning 50 on February 17, 2013! The great heir-ness has been retired from the league for a decade. Now we’re all anticipating and in wonderment if he’ll stay true to his words when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. “One day you might look up and see me playing the game at 50.” Yahoo!!

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I would sooo love to see the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) make a return back into the NBA. It’s Michael F***ing Jordan! He’s a Legend! According to NNL Whiteboard he can at least contribute an average of 10 points per game. That’s still putting up some points! Check out the video where NNL Whiteboard break it all down. And let me know what you think if Michael Jordan decides to return to the game of basketball.