Thursday, September 29, 2022

Tax chiefs meet in Sydney to address multinational tax issues

Tax chiefs meet in Sydney to address multinational tax issues

Big Four accounting firms dodge a bullet

Tax chiefs meet in Sydney to address multinational tax issues

Ex-AFP officer warned alleged NAB fraudster her home may be bugged, court told

The $8.6 Billion Startup That Helps Governments Trace Crypto Bloomberg

The Most Stinging Resignation Letter Ever Written The Atlantic

 Beware Italy’s ‘Mafia Entrepreneurs’ Bloomberg

Beware the rise of the black box algorithm FT. “The factors underpinning the Compas system, used in the US to measure the likelihood of reoffending, are not publicly available because they are treated as company property.” 

How to Ditch Facebook Without Losing Your Friends (Or Family, Customers or Communities) Electronic Frontier Foundation

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas Social Media LawLawFare. NetChoice v. Paxton (PDF). Czech out the opening salvo

Trouble in paradise Times Literary Supplement. The deck: “Why is economic progress so little cause for celebration?” Review of DeLong’s book.

Reading Betty Friedan After the Fall of Roe Men Yell at Me

Algorithms and the Future of Work NIOSH Science Blog, CDC

The Easiest Ways to Open a Can Without a Can Opener LifeHacker

Kia and Hyundai Are Being Sued Because Viral TikToks Showed How Easy It Is to Steal Their CarsVice

Rattling the Cage The Baffler

A man who was part of a syndicate that stole identities before laundering millions of dollars through jewellers and a coffee shop has been sentenced to six years in jail.

Karthik Pappu, who pleaded guilty to one charge of money laundering, was identified by police investigating a cold calling scheme in which victims provided offenders with access to their computers before being tricked out of money, a Brisbane court was told on Wednesday.

The now 36-year-old admitted being part of the group that transferred money into accounts they opened using the details of 190 identity theft victims.

Chief judge Brian Devereaux said Pappu could be linked to the laundering of $562,490, but it was impossible to determine how much he made.

Pappu was “not at the helm” of the operation, but in the middle, active in most stages, Devereaux added.

He answered to syndicate members overseas, but also directed others in Australia and once sent a summary of the day’s transactions to another person.

Man jailed over involvement in identity theft syndicate that laundered millions of dollars