Detailed review of the Metropolitan Police's fuckups that lead to the killing of Jean-Charles de Menezes.
"gives the lie to Met Commissioner Sir Ian Blair's claim that the incident was an "isolated breach", and that there is "no evidence at all of systematic failure by the Metropolitan Police." On the contrary, the systems of command, control and communications used were as a matter of design virtually pre-programmed to fail, to the extent that the life of Jean Charles de Menezes was in severe peril from the moment he stepped into the street. His death was not an 'unfortunate accident' but a direct consequence of systemic failure of the Metropolitan Police systems and procedures deployed (in this instance) for the surveillance and interception of suspected suicide bombers."
Proprietary software industry pressure group the Business Software Alliance says Glasgow is the software "piracy" capital of the UK. It's giving businesses 30 days to get "legal" or prepare to repel boarders.
Expect high-profile pre-Xmas raids on the Barras.