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New York’s state health department levied a fine against St. Joseph’s Hospital for a mere $22,000 for almost harvesting the organs from a living patient back in 2009.
The incident was deemed “unacceptable” and a federal agency criticized the hospital for not properly “investigating the cause of the incident”. Yes, seriously. Jesus.
In what will easily go down as the biggest, “What the fuck?” moment of 2013 as far as gaming news is concerned, Xbox boss Don Mattrick has stepped down from Microsoft to become the new CEO of ailing gaming giant Zynga. Mattrick replaces founder Mark Pincus.
But wait – there’s more! Instead of looking for someone to replace Mattrick, Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer will now oversee the Xbox brand himself. Because of course he will.
This is boggling my fucking mind.
CIA Director John Brennan is launching a new campaign to stop leaks at the agency.
How do we know this? Because the plan to stop leaks was leaked. Absolutely hilarious.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just dropped a ban hammer on 1,677 websites that were selling illegal prescription drugs. It also seized over $41 million worth of drugs.
Because fuck you for trying to buy drugs for cheaper online. Or something.
A 41 year old Columbus, Ohio, man is recovering after he ripped off part of his own penis outside of a middle school in Ypsilanti Township.
I don’t really know what else to say about this story. Jesus Christ.
It sounds as though the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may finally relax its insane rule that prohibits fliers from using their electronic gadgets – namely tablets, cell phones, and handheld gaming devices – during airplane takeoffs and landings.
It’s about fucking time. Jesus H Tap-dancing Christ, what a ridiculous rule.
The NSA has had a really bad week. First, their super-secret domestic wiretapping program PRISM was outed by The Washington Post and The Guardian. Bricks were shat.
Now, The Guardian has blown the lid on another dubious NSA program; a global surveillance data tracking tool called Boundless Informant. It’s a tool for recording and analyzing where all of the NSA’s intelligence comes from – something the NSA told Congress it couldn’t do.
This is thirty-one flavors of fucked up. The conspiracy theorists were right.
Last night, the Washington Post and The Guardian both blew the lid on a nasty NSA program called PRISM. It’s a collaboration between the NSA, FBI, and almost every tech company we use daily. PRISM has given these agencies access to our information for six years.
Gizmodo has a full breakdown on the incredibly invasive program.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has dropped its plan to let passengers carry small knives and other potential weapons on airplanes because of intense criticism and pressure from Congress. Yes, that’s right: Congress did something intelligent for once.
I really don’t understand why anyone at the TSA thought this would be a good idea.
Police in Tallahassee, Florida used a Taser to bring down a six-foot llama named Scooter after he escaped his enclosure and ran around a local neighborhood for several hours.
Scooter, 7, is now back at home. Authorities are investigating why he was Tasered.