Scandal

Faux French: Not so ‘original’ condom

Faux French: Not so ‘original’ condom

A brand of condoms failed to meet French people’s expectations after it turned out they were made in Malaysia, instead of the famous Bordeaux town of Condom, as advertised. A court in the city of Bordeaux has ordered the firm, run by two Frenchmen, to remove references to the town from its advertising after it […]

No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

No shooting at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple

Apple has patented a piece of technology which would allow government and police to block transmission of information, including video and photographs, from any public gathering or venue they deem “sensitive”, and “protected from externalities.” In other words, these powers will have control over what can and cannot be documented on wireless devices during any […]

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Disabled Pakistani girl framed in Koran-burning case? Imam arrested for falsifying evidence

Pakistani police arrested an Imam on Sunday over accusations he had planted evidence on a Christian girl accused of burning a Koran, allegedly to frame her. Witnesses say the cleric tore pages from the Koran and planted them in the girl’s bag. Imam Khalid Chishti had previously presented police with evidence that Rimsha Masih – […]

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

Pentagon threats won’t delay Bin Laden kill mission book’s release

The publisher of a book purporting to chronicle an insider account of the Navy SEAL operation to raid Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound will begin sales on Tuesday, ignoring the Pentagon’s legal threats against the author. Despite a potential lawsuit against the author of “No Easy Day,” Penguin Books is not delaying or canceling its […]

Jews refuse to shop at ‘Hitler’ store in India

Jews refuse to shop at ‘Hitler’ store in India

There’s one shop in India that local Jews won’t stop by at any price: the one called “Hitler”. The owner of the clothing outlet in Ahmedabad claims it’s merely a “nickname given to one of the proprietors’ grandfathers.” “Hitler was a nickname given to my business partner Manish Chandani’s grandfather because of his strict nature. […]

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

‘Toughest sheriff in America’ under fire for warrantless arrests of critics in the middle of the night

Self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is facing a lawsuit for ordering police to break into the homes of two journalists and arresting them in the middle of the night. The Phoenix New Times paper has long been a critical of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose questionable actions have included organizing detention facilities for illegal […]

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

Germany backs law that would charge Google for linking to news

The German cabinet backed a draft law requiring Google and other news aggregators to pay for summarized information they display before linking to a source – a move that has outraged the Internet giant, politicians and bloggers alike. The move, backed by publishing giants like the Axel Springer group, was originally proposed by the Federation […]

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

Nearly two weeks after he was hauled off by authorities and admitted to a psych ward over his own Facebook postings, retired Marine Brandon Raub is speaking out about his detainment and what Americans should know about their right to free speech. Raub, a 26-year-old decorated military vet that served two tours overseas, was visited […]