As far as I know, the following is absolutely true...
Scientists have discovered that when two photons are emited from the same molecule at the same moment, they are "entangled." So, if one such photon flies left, and the other flies right, each will possess its own "strangeness" -- rotation. No matter how far apart the two particles are, "entanglement" is the characteristic such that, if one photon is interfered with, the other instantaneously, at that moment, loses its "strangeness," or rotation. This has been proven experimentally. Information -- that the other particle has been interfered-with -- thus moved from one to the other particle faster than light speed.
The other way is just as amazing. If certain molecules are lined-up like soldiers on parade, as in a crystal, if light is flashed into one side, as a photon enters one side of the molecule, a photon leaves the other side. The effect seems to be instantaneous. As the new photon traverses the space between its parent molecule and the new receiving molecule, and enters the new receiving molecule, a new child molecule comes out the other side of the second molecule, and so on.
In this way, no time is ever "wasted" traversing the space occupied by the molecules. As a consequence, a photon coming out of the other side of the crystal comes out at a point ahead of a photon traveling alongside the crystal, thus effectively "beating" the speed of light.