As Internet-based economies edge closer to their real-world counterparts, one country is apparently trying to build a wall between the two. China has announced new rules that prevent “virtual currencies” like Linden Dollars and QQ coins from being traded for real cash.
The Obama administration has endangered Americans and opened the country to further attack by reversing Bush administration anti-terrorism policies such as harsh interrogations of suspects, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday. Cheney told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the Bush administration’s “alternative” interrogation techniques were “absolutely essential” to preventing further assaults like the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Critics said those techniques amounted to the torture of prisoners in American custody.