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Good day, bad day: February 3, 2012
Hackers successfully foil the FBI, while Germany grapples with the disturbing rise of "animal brothels" — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Members of hacking group Anonymous successfully eavesdropped on an FBI conference call that dealt with plans for future Anonymous arrests.
Members of hacking group Anonymous successfully eavesdropped on an FBI conference call that dealt with plans for future Anonymous arrests.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Italians
Italy's controversy-prone former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has no plans of returning to politics, despite a flurry of rumors to the contrary. [Financial Times]

Flouting authority
Hacker group Anonymous releases a 17-minute clip of an FBI conference call it tapped. During the call, investigators discuss plans to arrest some of Anonymous' vigilantes. [Wired]

Pranking the police
After allowing prison inmates to create official cop-cruiser decals, Vermont State police realize that one widely circulated decal includes the image of a pig hiding in plain sight. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR:

Separation of church and state
An Alabama lawmaker cites "Biblical principle" when explaining why he thinks public school teachers should not be paid more. [Newser]

Animal rights
A German official says her country is seeing a rise in "animal brothels," and that bestiality has become a "lifestyle" for some Germans. [Business Insider]

Rocky Mountain cheese lovers
As a monster blizzard sweeps through Colorado, a local grocery store employee says residents are quickly emptying the shelves, and that "the cheese wall is hammered." [MSNBC]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 2, 2012

 

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