Well actually they’ve seized the assets of an alleged couple of members of the HerbalKing gang who are responsible for all the sex drug messages you get each day. It wont immediately reduce the amount of spam in our inboxes. The gang controls a botnet of 30,000 zombie computers. This sends out 10 billion messages a day. Keep scanning your system!
Seems like a good idea. As long as it isnt just an excuse for big dinners masquerading as cooperation. Drugs and cigarettes the prime targets, but trafficking in human beings also a problem.
Ah me! Once we used to say that the continental police were surveillance agents of the state and our police were servants of the public. Remember how recently the state was supposed to be reducing its role and even withering away? Another victory for the enemies of democracy, or the unholy alliance of spooks and terrorists. [Discuss]
Article also mentions banned gas refrigerants…presumably CFCs? Report from the Environmental Investigation Agency. http://www.eia-international.org/ This is a UK-based charity.
I missed this in last week’s news. This is the Northern Bank robbery in Belfast of which the IRA have been accused and Sinn Fein have denied involvement. Evidence against an individual alleged by prosecutors to be the “inside man” turns out to have been circumstantial and open to a totally different interpretation, so prosecution withdrawn and he has been declared innocent.