Friday, February 24, 2023

Riots erupt in Nigerian cities as bank policy leads to scarcity of cash

Memories of Brisbane and travel through Queensland in 2000s are triggered …

Former accountant gets six years’ jail for $2.8m tax fraud 


The court also orders repayment of $2.6 million for false income returns and BAS over three years.

A former Brisbane accountant has been sentenced to six years’ jail and ordered to repay more than $2.6 million after he was found guilty of submitting false income tax returns and BAS.

Craig William Morrissey, 55, was sentenced by Brisbane District Court on this week after previously being found guilty of 14 counts of obtaining money by deception.

Craig William Morrissey former accountant

Ireland warns that scam gangs are planting people at banks and tech companies to aid fraud

Cash is no longer King Riots erupt in Nigerian cities as bank policy leads to scarcity of cash

A gunman has opened fire on two television journalists reporting on a murder near Orlando, Florida, killing one and wounding the other, before fatally shooting a nine-year-old girl and wounding her mother in a nearby home, authorities said.

TV journalist shot dead while reporting on a murder

Silicon Valley goes to war TechCrunch

Israeli high tech’s ‘political awakening’ evades a violent truth +972 Magazine

Eric Schmidt Is Building the Perfect AI War-Fighting Machine Wired

Google and Amazon want more defense contracts, despite worker protests Ars Technica

Tech Layoffs Threaten Unions’ Plan to Draw White-Collar Workers Bloomberg Law

New Social History ‘Palo Alto’ Tells a Story of Laborers and Exploiters KQED

Why Exactly Is That BBC Documentary About Narendra Modi So Controversial? (An Explainer)

For a start, the TV film — titled India: The Modi Question — deals with a very sore subject for the Prime Minister: his role, when he was chief minister of Gujarat state, in the 2002 sectarian riots that saw more than 1,000 people killed, most of them Muslims. - The Guardian

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 18, 2023 – 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 <strong>Pete Weiss</strong> 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. <strong>Four highlights from this week</strong>:
 GAO Cybersecurity High-Risk Series: Challenges in Protecting Privacy and Sensitive Data; Now for sale: Data on your mental health; How to Prepare for a Lost, Stolen or Broken Smartphone; and ChatGPT Amendment Shows the EU is Regulating by Outrage.