A human rights lawsuit filed on behalf of prominent US government agencies - including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base - has been filed in a European Court. The lawsuit, which plaintiffs also sent to Foreign Minister David Miliband - asks that British websites cease engaging in "cruel, unusual …
hold on is it...
*checks calander* yes it is...
Nice one !
Come on, you can do better than this! :)
Happened to me too
I arrived at Heathrow and they asked me to see my mobile phone. I showed them and they started laughing and pointing saying "look at that guy, not even a iPhone".
Terrible, just terrible
I almost died choking on my breakfast reading that article!
Upon reading the title, I smirked thinking "Pot, Kettle, black?", but I could not stop laughing, and spilling the cereal when I read it!
Kudos to the last paragraph, as well... simply the best :D
better than the penguins on the BBC
ROFL good done
happy April 1 el reg.
This would, of course, be a follow on to the (failed) attempt at getting the Eurovision Song Contest classified as "cruel and unusual" punishment.
April 1, how we've missed you!
/me checks date
and avoids the anal probe. :P
Not as good as previous Reg April Fools..
Well, I think :)
Cruel and unusual
Heh - typical Yank idiocy, but then what do you expect with a president who can't spell 'Guantemanomo' without the aid of My First World Dictionary, eh?
They're even giving this technique a name: Billboarding
did I miss something or is "amanfrommars" writing for the "The Register" . its 12:18 after a nice poker night and did not make any sense of that or I am I looking at a parallel world version of the reg and the rest of the WWW. is there some IP geo locator running looking for poor CIA men to interrogate. Would be nice if true :-)
come on guys
Americans who don't think flash improves a website? Seriously?
Anne L Proeb
i'm sure i've got one or two of those videos you did at college
sad to see you've dropped out of a nice respectable porn career
to become a journo
Document on the court's website
Makes and interesting read and also refers to violation of right to privacy
Most informative, thanks.
But I think we've reached the limit of what Anne L Proeb (-ing) can teach us.
That's the best by-line I've seen today.
in the words of MrT...
I aint no Fool...
just a bit too obvious... 5/10
Oh...it's April 1st, isn't it? Ho ho! Well done lads and lassie's....it was almost a bit too subtle for a thicko like me.
Up Yours ?
That's what I like about all ANNE L PROEBS articles, they get you where other articles just don't go.
Violation by flash site
That actually was pure torture when i was forced to browse via ISDN. I still deeply despise Flash for a number of reasons and totally support the move to have that banned.
Of course browsing forums for useful information is still much more of a pain in the butt.
Ya got me.
Looks like I am the first to own up to being an April fool.
Paris? Because she is a lot smarter than me.
you gotta love that name :)
Satirical Pots & Kettles or just April 1st?
They're obviously referring to the new "improved" mortgage application process from some of the banks. SPeaking of which, gotta go - my cavity search and 1hr session on the rack is scheduled for this morning.
Not upto Reg standards
Lacks bite; worse yet: not believable.
What, couldn't schedule one ahead of time?
By god, I've been waiting seven hours for a suitable April Fools to appear.
The Register has disappointed me before, when they lost any semblance of journalistic principles, but this takes the cake!
Not so much for the article as the byline. Best. Pseudonym. Ever :-)
Paris Hilton because I'd like to... no, perhaps best not to got there.
They have got a cheek
If anyone is first in heavy handed interrogation, is the yanks. Look at the various banshee warbling sirens they foist upon us - like April Levine. Talk about 'Sigh'ops.
CIA = AF
Sounds like something the CIA would do. Why just last week, er what's that, what do you mean look at the calendar... oh, nevermind.
Maybe you should send them copies of TheRegister stories to make their days complete ... we'll help with a fighting fund when the litigation is directed towards you ... honest we will.
Is this an April fools prank, or did someone get up on the wrong side of the bed.
Is it that day already?
And I'm only just recovering form getting 'pinch-punched' this morning.
Cruel and Inhumane Amusement?
Oh, but we can wish it were true!
I call it!
If only it were true.
Not very clever though, but better than the BBCs flying penguins.
Damn them, they've discovered our tactics!!
LOL- love the April Fools ;) - Or is it.......
yes, mines the long black leather one...
Good first try
There is potential here. Too far off base to be even remotely believable, but it's a nice first try. Hint: if you want to lie, start with truth and slowly change it. Good educational books are, for instance, "Wilt" and "The throwback" from Tom Sharpe.
Especially in "Wilt" can you see how to develop (on the surface) totally innocent circumstances a point where it's impossible to read on without laughing your head off.
Anne L Proeb? Must be those damn rainbows - I hate those things.
About time too.
As any fule kno, sites such as this have a duty of care towards the less-able visitors - such as Americans. Bomabarding those less gifted with complex questions and a barrage of colours and shapes will only cause them to express their insecurities through inappropriate actions.
I smell a joke here. Not a bvery good one either
oh dear lord...
so it's started then
..paris...well she has no clue either
This is an April Fool's article,,, right?
Whats the date?
Cheers El Reg, good April fools
Paris because, well she appreciates being interrogated.
april fools.......i hope
hello pot, meet mr kettle
For once there's a justification to NOT use the Paris icon.
Got it in one. Nice try. For once there's a justification to not use the Paris icon.
Nice April Fool
Especially as El Reg is one of the worst offenders...
Took me 2 articles on my "hunt the april fools" endeavour before finding it. Jolly good show.
Can only guess there's no PH-angle so as not to confuse...
Are we supposed to call 'April Fool' or just make some rant about the predictable hypocrisy of those crazy yankees?
<Checks the calendar> Yeah right!