Bribe, a reward promised or given to a person in order to corrupt his or her judgment or conduct. Bribery is the crime of offering, giving, or accepting a bribe. Public officials are sometimes bribed to grant favors or to permit the violation of law. Other persons who are sometimes offered bribes include voters, witnesses in courts, judges, jury members, labor union officials, employees, and athletes.
If you need an analogy for PRISM, one apt comparison would be to HBO's show "The Wire." Just swap "U.S. government" for Baltimore police, "Internet data" for phone wiretaps, and name the target as "really anyone" instead of drug traffickers. Got it?
You probably hear about lawsuits a lot -- neighbors suing neighbors over an overgrown tree, customers suing grocery stores over spilt milk, employees suing employers over unlawful termination. Whatï¿½s involved in taking someone to court? Find out all about lawsuits and see how a civil case unfolds.