Tuesday, May 10, 2022

How London became the dirty money capital of the world

Hung parliament no nightmare scenario, candidates tell political forum

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Intuit Will Refund $141 Million to Low-Income TurboTax Users. They misled millions of Americans into thinking their tax software was free only to hit them with hidden fees. (Ok, now ban tax season!)

How London became the dirty money capital of the world | FT Film YouTube

Two new Omicron variants detected in the U.S. could spark another COVID wave. Research shows these people will fare bestFortune

Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 30, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Amazon Workers Can Now Keep Cell Phones at Work; Best Reverse Image Search Tool: Google, Bing, Pixsy, Tineye; Google adds more ways to remove yourself from Search results; and Shut Stalkers Out of Your Tech.

The $89 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy rushed in during the pandemic cost about $112,819 per annual job saved, according to a new independent analysis by economists for the Australian National University.

Some 812,000 jobs were saved out of the 3.6 million workers who qualified for the wage subsidy, estimated Timothy Watson, Juha Tervala and Tristram Sainsbury.

Following criticisms about businesses using the subsidy to increase profits, the analysis found that about 60 per cent of the wage subsidy went to wages.

The cost of JobKeeper was $112,819 for every job saved

Title: Strange Mars rock type points to extremely violent volcanic eruptions Space.com 

Can pee help feed the world? France24 

Record-breaking camera keeps everything between 3 cm and 1.7 km in focus New Atlas

A Portable Wind Turbine “About the Size of a 1-Liter Water Bottle” Core77 

Darwin Was Wrong: Your Facial Expressions Do Not Reveal Your Emotions Scientific American 

How to Stop Speeding Drivers? Scare Them. New York Times 

The Vandal LA Review of Books 

The musical note that can trigger cold sweats and sightings of the dead The Spectator