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The Federal Trade Commission is accusing Facebook of misleading more than 800 million users of the site.  It is alleged that Facebook exposed details about users’ lives without getting legally required consent. Allegedly, potentially sensitive details were passed along to advertisers and software developers looting for customers.  Facebook has agreed to submit to government audits of its privacy practices every other year for the next two decades.


Deer season
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The Department of Environmental Conservation has charged more than 70 people with violating hunting laws this deer season.  According to a spokesman for the DEC, the crackdown stems from illegal poaching in multiple New England states, including New York.  The arrests ranged from using bright lights to “jack” deer at night to shooting near homes and across roads.  Many of the arrests were in the months of October and November and spread across 13 Capital Region counties.


A local doctor is accused of inappropriately touching a female patient.  Dr. Richard Wilmot, who practices at 2 Executive Plaza Drive behind Stuyvesant Plaza, signed a consent agreement with the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct admitting to poor record keeping, but not inappropriate touching.  The agreement is basically a settlement and requires chaperones to be present while Wilmot treats female patients.  Wilmot specializes in treating fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disease that is 10 times more likely to affect women.


AIDS Memorial Quilt On Display
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The  AIDS Memorial quilt is on display at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for a few days this week. Last time the entire quilt was on display was back in 1996.  The AIDS quilt was started back in 1985.  When it was here in 1996, it had 43,000 panels.  Currently, there are now over 46,000.  The quilt will be on display until Thursday.

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