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Foxconn: We Hired Underage Interns

Company sends 14- to 16-year-olds back to school

(Newser) - A Foxconn internal investigation found the company employed underage interns for three weeks, the firm tells Bloomberg . An advocacy group yesterday cited a "small number" of summer interns between the ages of 14 and 16. "Any Foxconn employee found, through our investigation, to be responsible for these violations... More »

Cops Investigate Weiner's Tweets to Girl, 17

Embattled rep says direct messages were 'neither explicit nor indecent'

(Newser) - When Anthony Weiner wasn't palling around with porn stars or blackjack dealers, he was apparently sending messages to high school girls. Police in Delaware yesterday were questioning a 17-year-old girl about her interactions with the congressman, Fox reports, which a Weiner rep characterized as "neither explicit nor indecent.... More »

Facebook Dumps 20K Underage Users Daily

US, Australian lawmakers voice privacy concerns

(Newser) - Facebook kicks 20,000 users under the age of 13 off the site daily, its privacy chief told Australian officials. “There are people who lie,” he said, adding that the site’s methods of catching them aren’t “perfect,” reports Australia’s Daily Telegraph . Almost half... More »

Prosecutors Link 2nd Teen to Berlusconi

Investigators hand over 227-page dossier in case

(Newser) - Things keep getting messier for Silvio Berlusconi: Now prosecutors claim there’s a second underage girl mixed up in his series of sex scandals. Brazilian showgirl Iris Berardi was just 17 when she visited the Italian prime minister at his summer villa and his palazzo, prosecutors hold. Meanwhile, another woman... More »

Berlusconi Is Sick: Catholic Media

Italian PM accused of intervening in teen girl's theft case

(Newser) - A major Catholic magazine in Italy has blasted Silvio Berlusconi for having what it calls “a disease, something uncontrollable” when it comes to women, the Daily Telegraph reports. The latest accusation in the PM’s never-dull love life: That he stepped in and helped get an underage girl out... More »

French Soccer Stars Held in Kid Hooker Probe

They 'didn't know she was underage,' says attorney

(Newser) - Two French soccer stars were grilled yesterday about sex with a teen prostitute by Paris officials investigating an underage sex ring operating out of nightclubs. A teen prostitute working for a Paris nightclub told police she had sex with the players, but attorneys for both Franck Ribéry, 27, and... More »

Why Facebook Booted My Baby

(Newser) - Joel Stein’s 3-month-old son Laszlo wasn’t a model Facebook citizen—“he threatened to pee on some, cut others,” and would routinely comment “I’d hit that” on other babies’ photos—but that’s no reason to kick him off the site, right? Turns out Baby... More »

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