At Home: BC gang files action against revenue minister
As the government tries to curb the growing gang violence in BC, one criminal organization has filed a court action over alleged leaks of Canada Revenue information.
As the CBC reports, the United Nations gang is ?alleged to be one of the West Coast’s most powerful criminal organizations.?
In late 2007, It’s alleged that personal tax information was leaked from the Canada Revenue Agency?coincidentally, just before members of the UN Gang began to be targeted in a rash of violence.
It isn’t known whether the information leak was the result of a hacker or an insider working on behalf of gangs. Information stored by Revenue Canada includes personal data such as work and home addresses.
The allegation by the UN Gang is that information about their members was part of the leak, and the data could have been used by rival gangs. The UN Gang has since ?filed actions in the Federal Court of Canada against the minister of national revenue.? The allegations have not been proven in court and a decision is expected in April.
In Foreign News: Moroccan authorities target McDonalds’s, Wikipedia in border dispute
Since Morocco began its occupation of Western Sahara in 1975, it has insisted the former Spanish colony is an ?integrated part? of the country. While Western Sahara struggles to establish independence, the Moroccan government has taken the border battle international, targeting McDonalds’s and Wikipedia in its effort to maintain control.
International standards chart Western Sahara as a separate country, and when Happy Meals in Morocco were discovered to contain tiny maps with a border between the countries, officials immediately insisted the ?offending toys? be removed from the market. The Moroccan subsidiary of McDonalds’s backed down, issuing a statement that ?the toys included a small map on which the borders were incorrectly drawn. We profoundly regret making this mistake and we apologise to our loyal customers and our fellow citizens.?
The Moroccan government is also promoting its stance internationally by investing in lobbyists, lawyers, and ?independent? pressure groups. One such group, the US ?Morocco Board,? is urging Moroccans to use Wikipedia as a tool in the propaganda war.
As afrol News reports, the Morocco Board (which enjoys royal backing) is urging ?Moroccans to enter Wikipedia articles about the Kingdom and the Western Sahara conflict and to edit them, giving instructions about how this is made and how they can avoid being banned by Wikipedia editing rules.?