FriendlyLurker writes: The British Columbia Supreme Court uncovered what it says is an "egregious abuse of process" by U.S. law enforcement in collusion with Cisco in order to put ex-Cisco executive Peter Alfred-Adekeye behind bars in Canada. Adekeye had recently filed a whistle-blower suit against his former employer in civil court that could compel Cisco to pay millions in damages for allegedly "forcing customers to buy a maintenance contract to cover future software-bug fixes, patches and updates for its operating system and applications.".
FriendlyLurker writes: The U.S. State Department pressured Google to restore YouTube videos showing torture and murder by Egypt's state police. A prominent Egyptian blogger had previously reported the YouTube takedown to the U.S. State Department.
FriendlyLurker writes: U.S. authorities said they'd executed more than 40 search warrants in the U.S. in connection with last month's Web-based attacks against companies that had severed ties with WikiLeaks.
FriendlyLurker writes: Potemkin numbers, disestimation and "apple polishing" — many of the ways that numbers are being twisted around in the media, according to NY University science writer Charles Seife.
FriendlyLurker writes: An Icelandic parliamentary commission has recommended that some of the country's former ministers, including the former Prime Minister Geir Haarde, be "tried and punished" for their role in the Icelandic financial crisis.