Tuesday, October 04, 2022

Current cybersecurity laws ‘absolutely useless’, Clare O’Neil says – as it happened

 Billionaire Monopolist Jeff Bezos Is Buying Up Single-Family Homes to Rent-Trap Humanity Forever Surviving Tomorrow

‘Actions speak louder than words’: 150,000 passport numbers in Optus hack

The British government has dropped plans to cut income tax for top earners, part of a package of unfunded cuts that sparked turmoil on financial markets and sent the pound to record lows.

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  • The federal government has called on Optus to tell Services Australia how many and which Medicare numbers were compromised in the company’s data breach, as 10,200 customers are informed by the telco their personal information has already been posted online.

  • The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, has flagged new cybersecurity legislation in response, stating the current laws were “absolutely useless” in the wake of the Optus breach.

  • The attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, has said the federal government’s proposed anti-corruption commission would not be an “exercise in political payback” and has defended the decision to keep most hearings of the commission in private.

Current cybersecurity laws ‘absolutely useless’, Clare O’Neil says – as it happened

Natural Inspiration Science. “Far from being passive vessels at the mercy of their circumstances, organisms can influence evolution directly.”

Nasa’s Dart probe to smash into asteroid in first Earth defence test Guardian

Ravi Menon: Critical economic uncertainties Bank of International Settlements. Menon is Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Beware the ‘Cover Curse:’ How to Tell When a Market Meltdown Is Overdone Bloomberg

Crypto industry is not as ethical as private equity, says buyout billionaire FT.

Berlin Has a Surprising Soft Spot for Its Soviet Memorials Bloomberg

 The EU is sleepwalking into anarchy Unherd

The Utterly Engrossing Search for the Origin of EelsSmithsonian Magazine

NASA’s DART Spacecraft Slams Into Asteroid in Effort to Alter Its Orbit 

Chess world champion Magnus Carlsen explicitly accuses rival Hans Niemann of cheating CNN

Putin grants Russian citizenship to former US security contractor Edward Snowden Firstpost (J-LS) 

The Many Lives — and Credit Suisse Accounts — of Gaddafi-Linked Lobbyist Hassan Tatanaki OCCRP

Chasing Steel LRB

The Uber Hack Exposes More Than Failed Data Security NYT

Paul McCartney’s freakish memory

“That which does not kill us…”The crisis of men, at the margin (NYT)

 Fresh Peter, the Marcionites as “the Woke,” and Constantine.

How China removes illegally parked cars

How much should economists from non-English-speaking countries do their work in English?  An important but oddly underexplored question.  Why is that?