Islam ultimately pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to commit computer hacking, among other offenses tied to his activities on CarderProfit. In March 2016 a judge for the Southern District of New York sentenced (PDF) Islam to just one day in jail, a $500 fine, and three years of probation. [emphasis added]
Considering how they used to 'record' interrogations, I'm not surprised, one bit: one agent would ask the questions, the other would hand write down questions and your answers.
No possibility of abuse there, eh.
Quoting from a May 2014 AZCentral article: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/05/21/fbi-reverses-recording-policy-interr ogations/9379211/ Put simply, in the absence of recorded interviews, defense lawyers have been able to undermine honest testimony by some FBI agents while, in other cases, agents misremembered, distorted or lied about suspect statements. ... In 2006, the New York Times uncovered another explanation for the DOJ policy, spelled out in an internal FBI memorandum. Basically, it argued that jurors might be offended, possibly to the point of acquitting defendants, if they observed the deceit and psychological trickery legally employed by agents to obtain information and confessions.
If it's your job to know stuff - the police: the laws they're paid to enforce; - politicians: things like The Geneva Convention, your government's laws, policies and procedures, the electors' wishes, etc, etc; - journalists: all of the above; - Level-one/phone tech support: how the stuff works; - the public: things like, y'know, science, basic math, etc; and you don't know that stuff, all you need to do is .. nothing. Nothing will happen to you.
Unless, of course, you're a standard-issue citizen, then YOU pay. Through the nose!
"The ultimate political triumph of European institutions and of austerity over the Greek government, [Yanis] Varoufakis believes, is producing a vicious cycle of recession and further political repression."
If you are force-armed to install some cameras, make sure you install a redundant system with some pinhole lenses in the walls. Feed the video and sound to a local amateurish-looking cache (a laptop running a VM?) and copy it to the cloud; if the cops find the local copy, they might stop looking.
It might be part of the problem: without an body of what Canadians call 'sober second thought', the Kiwi government has no backstop to prevent it from going completely stupid.
Also: there's a minimum number of countries which, if it's met, puts the TPP in effect for the other countries, even if they didn't agree to the agreement. From the Wiki page: ".. it will enter into force after ratification by at least 6 states which together have a GDP of more than 85% of the GDP of all signatories."