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Berlusconi Gets 1 Year in Wiretap Case

But prison sentence won't start immediately

(Newser) - Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to a year in prison today in his wiretapping case, but don't look for him to be wearing stripes anytime soon, Reuters reports. He can appeal the decision, and a jail term won't start until all possible appeals are exhausted, ANSA explains. This sentence... More »

Foreign Firms Helped Gadhafi's Online Spies

Phone, online monitoring aided by advanced tech

(Newser) - As the Arab Spring swept around the Middle East in February, Moammar Gadhafi's regime stepped up its online spying of Libyan citizens thanks to a lot of technical support from Western companies, reports the Wall Street Journal . On February 15, the day uprisings started in Benghazi, Libyan officials met... More »

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