NoTW case & the BT/Phorm case ... the difference is sickening
This news appearing today at almost the same time as the CPS failing to act over BT and Phorm is sickening in how much it shows how the rich and powerful are protected from spying (in the case of the NoTW) but us peasant serfs of the rich and powerful are not protected in the case of CPS BT/Phorm. So we have this very serious and on going investigation and charges against the News of the World for basically wire tapping and spying. Yet in other news today, BT and Phorm get away with effectively wire tapping style spying on many more people! WTF!
So it really does look like Phorm and BT have rich and powerful friends, whereas the News of the World were pissing off the rich and powerful, by spying on them. So I guess that means us little peasant people don't deserve legal protection. Also shows who the government really protects, their rich and powerful paymasters, but oh no, not us little peasant people. We very evidently are to be exploited by the rich and powerful who spy on us for their gain. Pick any century in more than the past millennia and its this same depressing fucking story! ... The Rich & Powerful get protected, but people like us peasants don't get protected as we peasants exist to be exploited by the Rich & Powerful, so they can get even more Rich & Powerful. :(
@"News International has decided to approach some civil litigants with an unreserved apology and an admission of liability in cases meeting specific criteria"
I guess the NoTW know they are screwed and the Rich & Powerful people going after them are not going to back down, so they are now offering to settle. Shame we can't get BT/Phorm to do the same. So much for Article 1 of the Declaration of Human Rights. NoTW punished, BT/Phorm not punished, yet Article 1 of the Declaration of Human Rights states "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.". So much for All human beings, equal in dignity and rights. Which is the primary principle of the Declaration of Human Rights.
If it wasn't for the technological aspects of these stories, the utter hypocrisy of the government and legal system in how it differs in these news stories, it would sound like a case from hundreds of years ago, back when the rich and powerful were protected and people like us peasants were not protected, (exactly like today!) ... oh thanks very much :( ... so much for progress... Thanks legal system because today it feels like us peasants are to be treated like scum to be stepped on and abused by the rich and powerful for their gain. :( ... Is it any wonder people all around the world are getting angry and very tired of the relentlessly Narcissistic self-interest of our ruling classes, when the way the law treats us is like hundreds of years ago!
Thats what this NoTW story means to me, it makes me feel like Baldrick!