Let us not go faster than God. It is our emptiness and our thirst that He needs, not our plentitude— Jacques Maritain, born in 1882
Last week the NSW Legislative Council introduced a standing order requiring that all government bills include a Statement of Public Interest (SPI). This is the first time in Australia that a public policy framework for interrogating bills has been given legal force. It’s a big breakthrough that other governments and parliaments should emulate.
Meta/Facebook security guards accessed user accounts and took bribes. “As part of the alleged abuse of the system, Meta says that in some cases workers accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from outside hackers to access user accounts, the people and documents say.”
Democrats help the gig economy expands its reach as it brings pain and suffering to more American workers.
HE COMMITTED SUICIDE, SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE CHEST FIVE TIMES: Vadim Boyko, Russian colonel tied to mobilization, dies mysteriously.
- Should the UK have a wealth tax? Almost certainly (16 Nov 2022)
- Tax squeeze on British business leaves UK shareholders worse off than French (16 Nov 2022)
- Impose climate tax on fossil fuel giants, media groups urge (16 Nov 2022)
- Should We Have A Robot Tax? Part 2 (15 Nov 2022)
- Pertemps tycoon Timothy Watts faces huge tax-avoidance bill (15 Nov 2022)
- Global corporations ‘cheating public out of billions in tax’, say campaigners (15 Nov 2022
- I was the chairman of Greggs. The wealthy should be paying more tax (14 Nov 2022)
- Should We Have a Robot Tax? Part 1 (3 Nov 2022)
- Sunak explores tax rises and spending cuts of up to £50bn (28 Oct 2022)
- UK should match Norway’s 78% North Sea oil and gas tax, thinktank says(28 Oct 2022)
- Three million workers risk being dragged into higher tax bands (25 Oct 2022)
- Cut capital gains tax to unleash Britain’s potential (10 Oct 2022)
- Tax on private jets to get French government backing (8 Oct 2022)
- Wall Street finds a tax silver lining in down market (8 Oct 2022)
- ‘Windfall tax’ on wind and solar companies set to be unveiled next week (7 Oct 2022)
- UK households to lose more than they gain from Kwarteng tax cuts (7 Oct 2022)
- IFS: Millions in Britain ‘face stealth tax raid’ under Liz Truss’s plans (6 Oct 2022)
- Facebook UK pays £29m corporation tax despite record £3.3bn sales (6 Oct 2022)
- Gordon Brown says there will be a 'national uprising' if Tories slash benefits for poor (5 Oct 2022)
– Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 12, 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. Four highlights from this week: Researchers Devise Wi-Peep Drone That Can ‘See Through Walls’; Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Anything More Than PR?; The Fallout From the First Trial of a Corporate Executive for ‘Covering Up’ a Data Breach; and What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked.
JUST SO WE’RE CLEAR: ThERe iS ABsoLuTeLY nO fRAud!
MURDERED FOR OPPOSING COMMUNISM: ‘Shocking’ discovery of huge 100-year-old Jewish mass grave.
Meeting between Xi Jinping and British PM Rishi Sunak called off South China Morning Post
The Burning of Witches Will Continue Matt Taibbi
Musk delays Twitter relaunch after fake account frenzy Agence France-Presse
Elon Musk’s useful philosopher New Statesman
Talking With Russia Is Tempting—and WrongForeign Policy
Putin said that banks “drink the blood of pensioners to the grave” (Google Translation) Aftershock. Original (tip: Google translates this as expected when I set my VPN to RU). No wonder the West hates him.
Guyana Is the Most Exciting Story in the World Oil Market (podcast) Odd Lots