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The Profitable Business of Enslaving Third World Countries
Back in the good old days, if you were an empire builder, you’d just round up the troops and invade where-ever you please.
Your private WhatsApp group chats could be a Google Search away from being compromised
The "Invite to Group via Link" feature allows groups to be indexed by Google and they are generally available across the internet. With some wildcard search terms you can easily find some… interesting… groups. All it takes is a simple Go...
WhatsApp is fixing a bug in its desktop app that allowed access to files on your computer
Last month, WhatsApp fixed a bug in its desktop app that allowed attackers to read files from your computer. A post published by security firm PerimeterX last night suggests the bug affected folks who used either WhatsApp’s Mac or Window...
Some of the world's biggest economies are on the brink of recession
Markets closed out last week on an anxious note. It's not difficult to see why: the coronavirus continues to spread, and there are signs that some of the world's top economies could slide into recession as the outbreak compounds pre-exis...
Europe unveils a new plan to compete with Silicon Valley
Europe knows it fell behind the United States and China on the technologies that dominated the past decade. Now it has a plan to catch up.
The UK is in the middle of what many describe as a housing crisis
Demand for homes has increased, fuelled in part by a rising population, but construction work has failed to keep up with the pace of that demand
Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film)
An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world - and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.
Coronavirus compounds the hurdles and uncertainties for global companies doing business in China, as Apple loses US$43 billion in market value
Apple warns that the outbreak will affect its first-quarter revenue as other companies with wide exposure to the Chinese market weigh the potential impact. ‘We expect an avalanche of companies to follow suit’ with a warning on earnings, ...
Indonesian minister found the solution for poverty! calls on the rich to marry the poor as a way to cut country's poverty rate
An Indonesian minister on Wednesday proposed for the rich to marry the poor as a means to reduce the country’s poverty rate. So, instead of 1% rich Indonesia will have 2% rich and only 98% will remain poor...
What are the rules on workplace surveillance?
Barclays has faced a backlash after it piloted a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks. The company has since scrapped the system - but how common is workplace surveillance and what lengths are employers allowed to ...
Barclays scraps 'Big Brother' staff tracking system
Barclays says it has scrapped a system that tracked the time employees spent at their desks and sent warnings to those spending too long on breaks.
Uncovered: CIA Secretly Owned Crypto, the Swiss Company That Ruled Global Spy Comms for Decades, Says Report
For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret, while for decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and ad...
Fair Taxation (from the takers point of view): EU updates list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions
The Council completely delisted Armenia, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bermuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cabo Verde, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Montenegro, St Kitts and Nevis, Vietnam. Cayman Islands, Palau and Seychelles wer...
Cayman ranks #1 worst offender on 2020 Financial Secrecy Index
The Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index 2020 has found that Cayman is the top enabler of financial secrecy in the world. This is the first time that Cayman has topped the ranking.
US tax authorities have eye on crypto investors
Failure to report transactions could lead to an audit, fines or even jail time
US Attorney General William Barr mulls making Facebook and Google liable for user’s posts
Social media companies in the US are, at present, mostly exempt from liability involving content posted by their customers. Lawmakers from both major political parties have called for Congress to change the rules in ways that could expos...
Why doesn’t Jeff Bezos pay more tax instead of launching a $10bn green fund?
If the Amazon owner wants to give something back, he could look at staff welfare – and paying dues where he makes money (Editor comment: bullshit. If he pay taxes that money will go to finance politicians, bureaucrats and bribe. How much...
Leavism: the troubling truth behind the trend to keep working while on holiday
Overworked employees are using their annual leave to catch up on tasks they should have left behind at the office. And it isn’t just precarity and smartphones to blame
Global Tax Rewrite Estimated to Raise $100 Billion Heads to G-20
The OECD is preparing to ask the Group of 20 finance ministers for an endorsement of its plans for a global tax overhaul estimated to bring in roughly $100 billion annually.
GoDaddy acquires Cayman domain registrar Uniregistry
GoDaddy Inc. has struck a deal to acquire Uniregistry’s domain registrar and marketplace businesses.
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