Monday, October 23, 2023

Why Big Tech, Cops, and Spies Were Made for One Another Cory Doctorow

ATO claws back record $6.4 billion in multinational crackdown

HOW MANY WAYS CAN US FUND ITS ENEMIES? House subcommittee hears all about the many ways foreign criminal and terrorists hackers, many linked to China and other U.S. adversaries, fraudulently obtainbillions of dollars in federal benefit programs intended to provide COVID relief.

Anti-waste and fraud controls were so lax on trillions of tax dollars being spent by federal and state government agencies on COVID-19 pandemic relief benefits that as much as half of those funds actually went to entities in China, Russia, and other U.S. adversarial nations, a congressional panel was told on Thursday.

Operation Phobetor-Enyo - Organised Crime Squad charge seven people, as international money laundering syndicate is dismantled

Why Big Tech, Cops, and Spies Were Made for One Another Cory Doctorow, The Intercept

Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling. New York Times. 

Times does not make sufficiently clear that you can opt out rather than be photographed (the set up at airport gates winds up, Temple Grandin-like, having passengers act as if it is mandatory). This is about airline convenience (and probable sales of your biometric ID), not TSA or DHS rules. 

Can open source be saved from the EU’s Cyber Resilience Act? The Register

Secret audio, a star witness, and ‘Thai prostitutes’ complicate Sam Bankman-Fried’s defense CNN 

FTX Plans to Return 90% of Customer Funds, But There’s a Catch Coindeak

How to finance a faster shift to a better worldMartin Wolf, FT

       Salman Rushdie Q & A 

       At Deutsche Welle Stefan Dege has a Q & A with Salman Rushdie: 'Writers have no armies'
       Rushdie picked up the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade this weekend