Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Malta MP: Police Tipped Off Alleged Killers of Caruana Galizia OCCRP

Dual citizenship: high court rules Labor senator Katy Gallagher ineligible

Malta MP: Police Tipped Off Alleged Killers of Caruana Galizia OCCRP

The monitoring culture that is China

…the workers wear caps to monitor their brainwaves, data that management then uses to adjust the pace of production and redesign workflows, according to the company.
The company said it could increase the overall efficiency of the workers by manipulating the frequency and length of break times to reduce mental stress.
Hangzhou Zhongheng Electric is just one example of the large-scale application of brain surveillance devices to monitor people’s emotions and other mental activities in the workplace, according to scientists and companies involved in the government-backed projects.
Concealed in regular safety helmets or uniform hats, these lightweight, wireless sensors constantly monitor the wearer’s brainwaves and stream the data to computers that use artificial intelligence algorithms to detect emotional spikes such as depression, anxiety or rage.
The technology is in widespread use around the world but China has applied it on an unprecedented scale in factories, public transport, state-owned companies and the military to increase the competitiveness of its manufacturing industry and to maintain social stability.

That is from STephen Chen at SCMP, via someone forgotten over at Twitter

Giuliani says Trump doesn’t have to comply with a Mueller subpoena and could invoke the Fifth Amendment WaPo

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Gender, Taxation and Equality in Developing Countries UN Women

Offshore laws remain ‘weak’ for majority of G20 two years after Panama Papers ICIJ

Cayman Islands considers legal action to stop public scrutiny by UK The Guardian

The Cayman conundrum: why is one tiny archipelago the largest financial centre in Latin America and the Caribbean? The London School of Economics and Politic Science (LSE) – Blog

Thousands of Scotland’s tax haven firms face being struck off Herald Scotland

As U.K. moves to shut down tax-haven secrecy, Canada seen lagging CBC

India: Government panel lists parameters that define a shell company; Centre urges whistle-blowers to report suspicious activity Firstpost

Irish SMEs ‘losing out to FDI firms’ on tax breaks The Irish Independent

Malta MP: Police Tipped Off Alleged Killers of Caruana Galizia OCCRP

Australia: Tax Office targets $900m linked to 106 secret Credit Suisse accounts The Australian Financial Review

Australia: ‘Big nursing home’ industry is aggressively minimising tax The Sydney Morning Herald
Tax activists slam U.S. reporting exemption for defense firms Reuters

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Shell companies: Under U.S. gaze, Latvia votes to dismantle banking bridge to Russia Reuters

London Apartments Show Ongoing Ties of Odesa Mayor to Oil Mafia OCCRP

Maltese Taxpayers Losing Out in Gas Deal with Azerbaijan OCCRP

‘No more pipelines’: First Nations women hold Swiss banks accountable NITV

Spotify founder Daniel Ek gets his way on tech tax – after emailing Swedish PM Nordic Business Insider

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FastCompany – This Map Of All The Nuclear Reactors In The World Is A Reality Check: “There are fewer nuclear reactors than you may realize. And by the time more are financed and built, the Arctic ice will be all gone anyway…A new map from Carbon Brief shows the location of every reactor ever built around the world, including the 400 nuclear power stations now in use and others under construction. “Once you see it visually like that, you really get a sense of where the history of nuclear power is, and where it’s future is going to be,” says Simon Evans, policy editor for the U.K.-based Carbon Brief. Some countries have given up on nuclear power completely, such as Germany, which closed eight reactors after the disaster at Fukushima in 2011 and plans to close the rest by 2022. Lithuania and Italy have shut down their reactors. Sweden’s national power company announced in January that its nuclear plants are losing money, and may shut down for financial reasons…”