Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Time – 50 Best Inventions of 2018: New Insights into the MEdia Dragon's Fraud Brain

'Enough, enough, enough': Scott Morrison says he will cut Australia's ...

China's peak security agency has directed a surge in cyber attacks on Australian companies over the past year, breaching an agreement struck between Premier Li Keqiang and former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to not steal each other's commercial secrets.

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Chinese spies using fake LinkedIn profiles have fooled " hundreds" of France's top civil servants 

For example, many readers reported that the password they received was the one compromised in LinkedIn's massive 2012 data breach.
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“Every year, TIME highlights the Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun. (See last year’s list here.) To assemble our 2018 list, we solicited nominations across a variety of categories from our editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Then TIME evaluated each contender based on key factors, including originality, creativity, influence, ambition and effectiveness. The result: 50 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what’s possible.”

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South Sudanese general caught by George Clooney 'laundering' money in Melbourne
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The case against General James Hoth Mai emerged when police became interested in his family's Australian assets after a report by George Clooney

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Fairfax-Ipsos poll: Australians split on Muslim migration ahead of new population policy

Poll also highlights the challenge facing Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he attempts to regain political support.

Liberal Party backs independent candidate who says homosexuals can be cured

Far-right independent Dianne Colbert is ranked second on the how-to-vote card of the Liberal Party's Buninyong District candidate, Andrew Kilmartin

Her inside information was used in a $US6 billion bank case. She got little in return

She spied on her boss and helped build a legal case against her big German bank. Now a court has ruled on her bid for compensation.

Royal commission lights a fuse under mortgage broker payments

The secret reform that was pulled at the 11th hour.

'One big party': Ex-tech boss jailed for fraud after 'living the high life'

John Falconer, former director of technology company TZ, told a court he bought cocaine and lavish meals but didn't splash out on designer suits or cars.

New Insights into the Aging Brain EurekaAlert

Milan Kundera may have Czech citizenship restored, says prime ...

Joe Hodnick – “Holochain is a protocol for encrypted computer communications that is designed to run entirely on distributed networks of home computers and smartphones, on a peer-to-peer, give-and-take basis. Because apps built using the holochain protocol will live exclusively on distributed networks of consumer-owned computers, these apps won’t need to interact with corporate server farms at all. That means the corporations that own those server farms won’t be able to strip-mine your personal data as it passes through their corporate computers, because your data won’t pass through those computers. Who knows, holochain may be one killer app away from replacing blockchain for some uses. For a not too technical overview, see WTF is Holochain. For a detailed discussion, see Bitrates two-part series: Part One and Part Two.”

Everything You Thought You Knew About Western Civilization Is Wrong: A Review of Michael Hudson’s New Book, And Forgive Them Their Debts

Why debt unforgiveness is the original and incurable curse on our post-eighth-century-B.C. Western Civilization,

Passports and residency for sale: the OECD is sitting on its hands. Here’s how to fix the problem…

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New report on European tax administrations’ capacity in preventing fiscal fraud and tax avoidance

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