In the USA:
The FBI used to settle a billing dispute?The raids are the result of complaints filed by AT&T and Verizon about small VoIP service providers whom the telecoms say owe them money for connectivity services. But instead of focusing the raid on those companies, Faulkner and others say the FBI vacuumed up equipment and data belonging to hundreds of unrelated businesses.
In the UK:
Cops attacking bystanders, likely with impunity.Dramatic footage obtained by the Guardian shows that the man who died at last week's G20 protests in London was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground by a baton–wielding police officer in riot gear.
In the USA:
Unless the government admits they broke the law, you can't sue them for doing it.the Obama DOJ has now invented a brand new claim of government immunity, one which literally asserts that the U.S. Government is free to intercept all of your communications (calls, emails and the like) and -- even if what they're doing is blatantly illegal and they know it's illegal -- you are barred from suing them unless they "willfully disclose" to the public what they have learned.
Lie, cheat, kill, and pay peanuts for the privelege.[Pfizer] relied on a falsified ethics approval letter. Researchers also gave children substandard doses of a comparison antibiotic, the articles added.
Pfizer defended itself by saying its antibiotic did better than than another that was being given at too low of a dose. The result? Pfizer gets fined about 14 hours of its fiscal 2008 revenue. The equivalent of fining me about $750.
Businesses now control your ability to get online. Why suffer them the burden of proof?a new government agency will be set up to to investigate file-sharing complaints made by copyright holders. If it believes there's been infringement, it will send out a first letter to the ISP account holder, warning them and recommending they make sure their WiFi is secure; a second offense within six months will generate a second letter, and if they're busted within a year of that notice, the agency can cut them off from the internet for anywhere from a month to a year. The agency has a lot of discretion on who to cut off and for how long,