Wednesday, November 16, 2022

An opportunity to clarify parliamentary roles and responsibilities By Andrew Podge

Tony Burke Modernising Australia’s Workplace Relations

Op risk data: Dodgy tax practices cost Credit Suisse €240m

Bullying is rife in parliament and MPs should be the last people to condone it

The Observer view on the toxic workplace that is Westminster

 An opportunity to clarify parliamentary roles and responsibilities By Andrew Podge

Micromanagers are full of insecurity." The 5 red flags of a toxic boss to look out for.

Limits to Growth: Inconvenient Truth of Our Times

Before the first UN environmental summit, The Limits to Growth showed Earth’s finite resources cannot support ever-growing human consumption

How much more revenue would the Australian government have if it taxed gas companies properly?

Book Review: The Surpisingly Imprecise History of Measurement

Why measurement is hard!

Employers say Labor’s new industrial relations bill threatens the economy. Denmark tells a different story

Labor’s proposed amendment to the Fair Work Act (subtitled its Secure Jobs, Better Pay bill) has drawn fire from Australia’s three leading employer groups: 

FBI warns scammers now impersonate refund payment portals Bleeping Computer: “The FBI warns that tech support scammers are now impersonating financial institutions’ refund payment portals to harvest victims’ sensitive information and add legitimacy. In today’s public service announcement, the federal law enforcement agency said that the fraudsters trick victims (generally someone from within the elderly population) via email or phone calls into giving them access to their computers by impersonating representatives of technical or computer repair services. 

“Within the body of the email, the scammers will indicate the specific service to be renewed with a price commonly in the range of $300 to $500 USD, provoking a sense of urgency in the victims to contact them and provide information for a refund,” the FBI said. “In this case, the scammers claim to aid in securing a refund through remote access to the victim’s computer.” 

While tech support scams have been around for years, the FBI added that since as recently as October 2022, the scammers are using scripts (Windows batch files) designed to display what looks like the user interface of refund payment portals in a command prompt window…”

Rwanda Fed False Intelligence to U.S. and Interpol As It Pursued Political Dissidents Abroad

Rwandan dissidents have claimed that President Paul Kagame has used dirty tactics to go after his critics abroad. Now, a classified FBI report obtained by OCCRP confirms that Rwanda has been conducting “poison pen” operations on American soil for years.