Saw this over at SNN
In the UK it's almost accepted to have to pay more than most of the other counties in the world for such things as cars, fuel, tobacco, and alcohol. However, these things could be regarded as "discouraged" products, to save the environment and encourage good health, that sort of thing. Now the UK also has the most expensive DSL access, almost 450% higher than Taiwan!! Not surprisingly, the UK only represent a miserable .7% of the world's 5.6 million people with DSL.
The FBI last week quietly expanded its use of the polygraph to cover systems administrators and all other employees with access to sensitive computer networks and databases, marking the first time that IT specialists in the government have been singled out for the controversial lie detector test. Sounds pretty scary. Full story is here.