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Aug 01, 2010 In India, Using Facebook to Catch Scofflaw Drivers

QUOTE: The traffic police [of New Dehli] started a Facebook page two months ago, and almost immediately residents became digital informants, posting photos of their fellow drivers violating traffic laws. As of Sunday more than 17,000 people had become fans of the page and posted almost 3,000 photographs and dozens of videos.

New York Times
Jul 24, 2009 Gates Faults U.S. on Data Privacy and Immigration

QUOTE: In a far-ranging speech on Friday, Bill Gates criticized the American government’s policy on immigration and data privacy....He was also critical of Congress’s stance on immigration, and said he would like to see immigration exceptions for “smart people.”

New York Times
Jul 15, 2009 Retailer Knockoffs Abound in India

QUOTE: as brands look to India as one of the few opportunities for growth in an anemic global market, foreign companies and governments alike are protesting the country’s lack of intellectual property protections...

New York Times
May 28, 2009 2 Auditors Held in India Fault System

QUOTE: Satyam’s top managers confessed and were jailed, the board was fired, and the giant outsourcing company was sold. But Satyam’s independent auditors say they are innocent and remain in prison, charged with multiple offenses, including dishonesty, cheating, falsification of accounts and using forged documents....the accountants said they were scapegoats for a system that failed to catch years of wrongdoing.

New York Times
Apr 21, 2009 Report Details Broad Scope of Fraud at Satyam

QUOTE: Managers at the outsourcing company Satyam Computer Services spun an elaborate web of fraud to attract customers and investors, while using stakes in the company to raise cash for themselves, according to a report filed by India’s top investigation agency.

New York Times
Jun 28, 2008 In a Season of Discontent, Many Protests Sweep India

QUOTE: Nationwide protests also occurred in response to a 10 percent increase in the price of fuel on June 4. Trains were disrupted and schools closed. Rising prices for food and other essentials also led to scattered demonstrations in pockets of India. The most recent protests, in Jammu and Kashmir, touch on a particularly delicate subject, the status of Muslims in the state, the only one in India with a Muslim majority. Tens of thousands took to the streets on Friday night in Srinagar, Kashmir’s main city, demanding independence.

New York Times
Mar 02, 2008 Online Scrabble Craze Leaves Game Sellers at Loss for Words

QUOTE: In January, [Hasbro and Mattel] denounced Scrabulous as piracy and threatened legal action against its creators...The threat of legal action has not gained the companies many admirers.

New York Times
Nov 26, 2007 New York Manhole Covers, Forged Barefoot in India

QUOTE: Seemingly impervious to the heat from the metal, the workers at one of West Bengal’s many foundries relied on strength and bare hands rather than machinery. Safety precautions were barely in evidence; just a few pairs of eye goggles were seen in use on a recent visit.

New York Times
Aug 16, 2006 British Airport Operator Faulted for Not Hiring Temps

QUOTE: Some analysts said the BAA decision not to have additional security personnel was a financial, not a logistical, one. Critics said that because of BAA’s limited ability to pass any additional costs on to the airlines, it had no real incentive to spend money.

New York Times
Jun 29, 2005 Bond Trades Far Too Agile Cost Citigroup $25 Million

QUOTE: A British regulator fined Citigroup more than $25 million on Tuesday for its rapid trades of billions of dollars of Eurobonds last summer, which caused prices to plummet and stirred the anger of other trading houses.

New York Times
May 02, 2002 Spitzer: "My Job Is to Protect Investors"

QUOTE: Maybe there are moments where we step back and we say, "Wait a minute. We have to reapply the rules of law and the rules of behavior, be it not-for-profits, or Wall Street, or our religious institutions."

BusinessWeek
Oct 29, 2001 A Debt Trap for the Unwary

QUOTE: Credit counselors pose as nonprofit saviors, but some only get consumers deeper into the hole.

BusinessWeek