Friday, October 21, 2022

California makes it illegal for doctors to disagree with politicians

 What makes me worry today is the alarming decline in the trust in democratic institutions - political parties, parliaments, political leaders. Less and less people are going to the polls in most advanced democracies. 

--Ivan Krastev, political scientist 
  Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

On the scale of seriousness, the Optus cyberattack may have been highly damaging but the Medibank data breach is a disaster.

The cybersecurity arms race is running hot and the hackers are winning

New laws target NSW crime gangs' riches

Iceberg lettuce in blond wig outlasts Liz Truss

Sometimes the truth has to be said About Trusses and other taxing Characters

THE GHOST OF TROFIM LYSENKO SMILES: California makes it illegal for doctors to disagree with politicians

Winners of the ATO's 2022 Tax, Super + You competition announced!

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEFING: Forget the Red Wave. It’s Tsunami Time. “My gut instinct is that the red wave is going to hit harder than most people think. This isn’t based on deep analysis, it’s just a feeling I have. If I’m wrong I’ll own up to it immediately.”

Two men sentenced to 40 years jail for Malta reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia’s car-bomb murder

The Comanchero gang boss known as the 'Bathrobe Bikie' after posting Instagram photos of himself in a Versace dressing gown as well as images of designer jewellery, clothing and a custom gold bike has had his bank accounts frozen.

The flamboyant national 'Commander' of the outlaw gang, Allan Meehan, and prominent Comanchero members have been raided in a crackdown by detectives as a direct result of their 'flaunting their wealth and possessions'.

Comanchero boss 'Bathrobe Bikie' Allan Meehan has bank account frozen in cop crackdown

Debates from antiquity on whether wise men should get drunk.

Manchester - UK foreign minister says beating of protester at Chinese consulate 'unacceptable'

Good obituary on the import of talent discovery(NYT).  Patricia Cloherty RIP.

New EU border fingerprint checks could ruin British families’ summer getaway next year – with Dover especially-badly hit, the port’s boss has warned Daily Mail. Wellie, no more EU visits for me. Not that my actions matter.

Former WSJ Reporter Says Law Firm Used Indian Hackers To Sabotage His Career Reuters

Meta’s New Headset Will Track Your Eyes for Targeted Ads Gizmodo

Consumer privacy tension increases with voice and face biometrics cases across the USBiometric

Digital License Plates Bruce Schneier

After Work from Home is Work from Pub.

COMPETENCE:  How a Microsoft blunder opened millions of PCs to potent malware attacks.

Assisted Suicide is “the new social safety net.”