Monday, January 23, 2023

PWC - The Great Unheralded Wits Of Social Media? State Agencies

Look at the huge success of Fifty Shades of Grey. The girl in the book lets a rich guy beat her and ritually rape her, and she likes it! She finds it erotic! But imagine if Christian Grey wasn't a billionaire. Imagine if he lived in a dirty old trailer down by the river. Then that story wouldn't be a sexy romance novel, but an episode of CSI.
Oliver Markus Malloy, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

Researchers Track GPS Location of All of California’s New Digital License Plates Vice

When Zahawi’s lawyers threatened me, I was a senior tax lawyer with financial resources and legal and media contacts. He threatened other people who didn’t have those advantages (I know of at least three):

Nadhim Zahawi – the whole story

HMRC names three schemes linked to Mone’s husband as tax avoidance AML Tax (UK) Ltd, which ran payment programmes, was ‘part of Doug Barrowman’s Isle of Man-based Knox Group’

The Great Unheralded Wits Of Social Media? State Agencies

Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources: "Update: The Twitter wildfire is at 44 billion acres and 0% contained." NE Ohio Regional Sewer District: "now that sports betting is legal in ohio please remember we’ve been throwing your money down the drain for 50 years with much better returns" - The Guardian


Identifying People Using Cell Phone Location Data Bruce Schneier


PwC partner leaked government tax plans to clients

A second reason is that reporter Craig Unger got a former KGB spy to confirm on the record that Russian intelligence had been working Trump for decades. In his new book, “American Kompromat,” Unger interviewed Yuri Shvets, who told him that the KGB manipulated Trump with simple flattery. “In terms of his personality, the guy is not a complicated cookie,” he said, “his most important characteristics being low intellect coupled with hyperinflated vanity. This makes him a dream for an experienced recruiter.”

USEFUL IDIOT: Former KGB Officer Says Trump Has Been a Russian Asset Since 1987

On 16 November 2022, after completing an investigation, the Tax Practitioners Board (the TPB) decided to impose an Order on PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) under section 30-20 of the Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA).

The TPB found that PwC had breached subsection 30-10(5) of the Code of Professional Conduct in that PwC had failed to have in place adequate arrangements to manage conflicts of interest that arose in relation to its activities as a registered tax agent in the following circumstances:

… As a result of these consultations, he was privy to confidential information including how the proposed legislation and policy might impact the tax position of PwC’s existing clients as well as potential clients. This put Mr Collins in a position of conflict due to the potential market advantage of having knowledge of this confidential information and the fact that it could be utilised to advance the position of PwC’s existing taxation clients as well as marketing its services to attract new clients.

Peter-John Collins Individual Tax Agent | Terminated

Twitter petercollinstax


US Supreme Court Lets Meta’s WhatsApp Pursue ‘Pegasus’ Spyware Suit Reuters 

The First Insider Trading Case Involving Cryptocurrency Reuters

Robinhood Shares Worth Nearly $500M Seized in FTX Case Coindesk

SBF, who was once worth $26 billion, says he tried to survive on a jar of peanut butter when in a Bahamian prison Business Insider

Coinbase CEO Still among those “Who Believe in Crypto,” the Religion, Cuts another 25% of Real-World Staff, Sees another Huge Loss Wolf Richter