November 2010 Leeward Community College Newsletter

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Important Information about Google Buzz Class Action Settlement

Google rarely contacts Gmail users via email, but we are making an exception to let you know that we’ve reached a settlement in a lawsuit regarding Google Buzz (http://buzz.google.com), a service we launched within Gmail in February of this year.

Shortly after its launch, we heard from a number of people who were concerned about privacy. In addition, we were sued by a group of Buzz users and recently reached a settlement in this case.

The settlement acknowledges that we quickly changed the service to address users’ concerns. In addition, Google has committed $8.5 million to an independent fund, most of which will support organizations promoting privacy education and policy on the web. We will also do more to educate people about privacy controls specific to Buzz. The more people know about privacy online, the better their online experience will be.

Just to be clear, this is not a settlement in which people who use Gmail can file to receive compensation. Everyone in the U.S. who uses Gmail is included in the settlement, unless you personally decide to opt out before December 6, 2010. The Court will consider final approval of the agreement on January 31, 2011. This email is a summary of the settlement, and more detailed information and instructions approved by the court, including instructions about how to opt out, object, or comment, are available at http://www.BuzzClassAction.com.

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This mandatory announcement was sent to all Gmail users in the United States as part of a legal settlement and was authorized by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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Community Event Calendars (November & December)

Click HERE to view November’s calendar.

Click HERE to view December’s calendar.

Mahalo nui loa to “Ka Wahi Kaiaulu – Waianae Neighborhood Place” for compiling and sharing these community event calendars for the residents of the Wai`anae Coast!

Court rules Army failed to provide crucial info on damage, contamination at Makua – The Hawaii Independent

Court rules Army failed to provide crucial info on damage, contamination at Makua – The Hawaii Independent

Click HERE for a link to a Star Advertiser article on the same subject.

“The Army’s study says that, if the arsenic it found in limu at Makua is present in its toxic form, even recreational consumption of that limu would pose the same cancer risk as smoking a pack of cigarettes each day, but then it didn’t bother to figure out if the arsenic was or was not toxic,” said Malama Makua board member Vince Dodge. “I’m glad the court recognized I have a right to know if military training at Makua is poisoning the food I put on my family’s table.”

Guerrero joins Honolulu Board of Water Supply – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home

Guerrero joins Honolulu Board of Water Supply – Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL Home