Two stories in the Washington post worthy of note today: firstly, Heralded Iraq Police Academy a ‘Disaster’. Unfortunately they’re not talking about a remake of the “classic” 80s comedies, it’s grim reading.

Also Congress blasts HP tactics. This is to do with the fact that Hewlett Packard executives had their phones and other communication monitored by the company in order to find out who was leaking stories to the press. Or something (here’s a timeline). The reason I’m noting it is that HP testifying to Congress, who are all up in arms about the awfulness of unauthorized wiretapping, when in fact that’s exactly what they’re suggesting the National Security Agency does to, potentially, every person in the country.

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