Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You

Parrots can make economic decisions.  Article here, it turns out the African grey parrots had an independent demand to hold the tokens (as stores of value? consumption objects?).

Social media has ruined the internet—and our brains—by treating the mundane and the urgent as the same.↩︎ Kotaku

About to Learn How Rich They Really Are Bloomberg

2600 graphs from the AER (video), and text version: “…of the more than 2,600 graphs in total, more than 80% are line charts.”

How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam

Threats, intimidation and high-pressure tactics are classic signs of a scam. Learn how to stay ahead of clever crooks with these practical tips, and check out the ways you can keep your personal information secure…”

Dave Pell with 6 reasons why email newsletters will never die
Hacking elections CNN

Between online competition, traffic jams, and Chelsea rents, New York’s Flower District is dying.

How Russia’s cyberattack targeting Ukraine quickly spread, causing $10 billion in damages worldwide. ↩︎ WIRED

It may feel like the internet has decimated your privacy, but that was the goal of corporations all along. ↩︎ The Atlantic

Hacker could find out what’s on your monitor by detecting the ultrasonic sounds emitted by your screen

Exempt: how Defence dodges the taxman Michael West Biz
‘Foreign military contractors have been awarded a staggering $73 billion in contracts, apparently tax-free, because successive governments have struck contracts directly with offshore companies’. See alsoDefence giants: the “Valley of Death” is really a Mountain of Moneyand Defence responds on weapons-grade tax leak.

Global Politics for a Globalized Economy Project Syndicate
‘Allowing major multinational companies, which are already reaping massive profits and crowding smaller players out of entire industries, to avoid paying much tax does far-reaching damage, not least by exacerbating inequality and weakening public budgets.’

Have a Cryptocurrency Company? Bermuda, Malta or Gibraltar Wants You The New York Times
And, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Wyoming and Delaware …