Friday, October 07, 2022

Big prizes to counter fears of AI risk

The optimist says: “The glass is half full.” The pessimist says: “The glass is half empty.” The engineer says: “The glass is twice as big as it needs to be.”

International fraud syndicate turned Australians’ super into diamonds and crypto

The NACC Bill: Public hearings crucial to integrity

While the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) Bill is a major achievement, there

In this episode, we are joined by Gary Busby and Bronwyn Dumont from the Australian Taxation Office to provide Insights into the Collections Team. In the market's insolvency and restructuring situations, the collections team is essential.

Gary and Bronwyn head up the lodge and pay management team and in this episode, we learn more about Brownyn and Gary and hear their views on the market and where they anticipate it going.

Insights into the Collections Team of the Australian Taxation Office

New Zealand is generally proud of being a world leader, but there’s one claim that might not be universally admired: being home to the longest running English-language market for illegal drugs on the so-called “darknet”.

Known as “Tor Market”, it has been active since March 2018 and has outlived several larger and better known operations such as “Dream Market”, “Hydra Market” and “Empire”. The longevity of Tor Market is surprising, given so many darknet drug markets have only lasted relatively briefly

The dark web down under: what’s driving the rise and rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs?

The 50 Most Powerful Women in Business of 2022 Fortune

 Big prizes to counter fears of AI risk.  Very big.  Are AI programs eligible?

Police officer son of former senator Kristina Keneally charged with fabricating evidence

Anna was ready to buy her first home - but then her details were leaked in the Optus data breach and everything changed

Telstra rocked by data breach after hackers access info of tens of thousands of workers

Reboot Digital PR Services have created a danger index score judging the safety of working online.

The index score used python data mining tools to gauge the number of phishing sites, malware hosting sites and compromised computers on a per 100,000 urls basis.

The safest and most dangerous countries when it comes to cybersecurity

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cybersecurity issues – October 2, 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. Five highlightsfrom this week: Google Rolls out ‘Results About You’ for Personal Info Removal; I Said No to Online Cookies. Websites Tracked Me Anyway; Bosses spying on you? Here’s the most disastrous truth about surveillance software; How does identity crime affect victims?; and Say Goodbye to VPNs.

The world’s longest immersed tunnel will connect Germany and Denmark

How Tolkien inspires Italy’s potential new leader(NYT).

The godwit’s amazing journey (NYT)

NYT Kripke obituary.

Caruana podcast, lays out what is going on in #chessdrama.

 Dubai simulated moon hotel?

From the bottom to the top of society, white men are angry. This paper provides a reputation-based rationale for this anger. Individuals care about their social reputation and engage in belief-motivated reasoning. In the presence of uncertainty, white men tend to have too high an opinion of their group, whether they belong to the elite or not. When new information reveal that the elite is biased in favor of white men, their reputation of all white men decreases causing a payoff loss and the anger that comes with it. I also show how policies in favor of disadvantaged groups can be supported by some white men and opposed by some individuals from the minority when social reputation is taken into account. Reducing white men’s privileges can have a very different effects from disclosing the advantage this group enjoys.

That is the abstract of a new paper by Stephane Wolton.  The piece has some subtle and oft-overlooked ideas

The dark web down under: what’s driving the rise and rise of NZ’s ‘Tor Market’ for illegal drugs?