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Week in Review
This week featured the ongoing battle surrounding technology, the workplace and privacy.  Employees of the Food and Drug Administration sued the agency over its surveillance of their personal e-mail.  A New York judge overturned a teacher's firing that was based on a Facebook posting expressing the wish that her students drown.  Despite the conflicts, a recent report predicts that fewer companies will block social media sites in the workplace by 2014.

Technology and the Workplace
FDA Staffers Sue Agency over Surveillance of Personal E-mail (WashingtonPost)
Companies Opening Networks to Social Media (TimesofIndia)
N.Y. Teacher's Firing Overturned, Despite Facebook Wish That Students Drown (DelawareEmployment)

Technology and the Law
Was That Twitter Blast False, or Just Honest Hyperbole? (NYTimes)
Government Pressuring Publishers to Adjust Pricing Policy on E-Books (NYTimes)
Five Arrested in High-Profile Cyberattacks (CNN)

There's an App for That
New Apps Connect to Friends Nearby (NYTimes)
Apple Unveils New iPad (WashingtonPost) (abcNews) (USAToday)
March Madness: 10 Top Apps for Following the Matchups (abcNews)

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