The Chinese Version Of Amazon Is Already Using Drones To Deliver Stuff To Customers:

Vox | By: Zeeshan Aleem May 26, 2017, 8:50am EDT: BEIJING — In 2013, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos used a 60 Minutes segment to demonstrate his company’s newest innovation: a drone that he said would be capable of delivering packages to a customer’s doorsteps within 30 minutes of an order. Four years later, the so-called “Amazon Prime Air” has yet…

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You Can Protect Yourself From Fake Check Scams:

FINRA | May 2017: FINRA has received a number of calls recently from individuals who have received unexpected checks, some from organizations whose names are household words. To those callers, we offer a concise response: Don’t cash the check, it’s almost certainly counterfeit. In many instances, the name of a real company appears on the check, as well as real…

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IRS Joins Fight Against Corruption In Offset Trade Deals:

The FCPA Blog | By: Selva Ozelli | Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:22AM: Bill Steinman recently wrote a post for the FCPA Blog about compliance risks in offset obligations. I’d like to continue that discussion, this time with some information about international cooperation to clean up offset transactions, and how the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is playing a role.…

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China’s Cyber Security Law Rattles Multinationals:

Financial Times | 31 May 2017: Businesses warn rules will increase costs and leave them more vulnerable to spying. China’s first cyber security law will increase costs for multinationals, leave them vulnerable to industrial espionage and give Chinese companies an unfair advantage, business representatives and analysts have warned. Aspects of the measure, which comes into force on Thursday, have been…

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One Way To Hide Your Data from Digital Border Searches:

NextGov | By: Caitlin Fairchild | May 26, 2017 Password manager service 1Password has introduced a new feature designed to protect the privacy of people traveling abroad. The Trump administration has attempted to introduce new security procedures for people coming into the United States, such as requiring them to hand over their smartphones as well as social media and email…

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TSA Hints At New Screening Procedures:

Security Today | May 26, 2017: After the summer rush, TSA may change up their security procedures. Travelers should expect more changes at airport security checkpoint lanes in the coming months, according to an article by The Wall Street Journal. The Transportation Security Administration has been playing around with new procedures at airports around the country, asking travelers to remove…

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Australian Government Delays First Payment Of $4.6 Billion Bank Tax:

Reuters | By: David Gray |Tue May 30, 2017 | 1:31am EDT: The Australian government has delayed the date of the first payment of its A$6.2 billion ($4.60 billion) bank tax by three months and excluded some liabilities from the levy, according to proposed legislation released on Tuesday. The legislation did not include any sunset clause, which had been sought…

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UK Breaks Solar Record; Generates 24 Percent Of Power From Solar:

Renewable Energy World | By: Renewable Energy World Editors | May 26, 2017: On Friday, May 26, on what was expected to be one of the hottest days of the year, solar panels in the UK generated a record amount of power, enough to meet almost 25 percent of demand. This is according to data compiled by National Grid Plc…

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Chinese Enterprises In Kenya Integrate Social Responsibility In Key Operations:

Xinhua| 2017-05-30 06:25:43|Editor: Zhang Dongmiao: NAIROBI – Robust involvement in activities that promote social good and ecological sustainability has become the defining feature of Chinese firms that have invested in Kenya, a report said on Monday. The 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, launched by the China Communications Construction Company (CCCC), revealed great enthusiasm by Chinese firms to advance the…

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UK’s ‘Big Brother’ Anti-Terror Strategy Is Flawed, U.N. Expert Says:

Reuters | World News | By; Tom Miles | Mon May 29, 2017 | 3:33pm EDT: Britain is undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards criminalizing peaceful protest and free expression, said a U.N. report on Monday that likened it to a “Big Brother” state of surveillance and suspicion. The highly critical report covers many policies overseen by Prime Minister…

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Swiss Bankers Fear The Risks Associated With The Patriot Act:

Tribune De Geneve: Financial Spot: The President of the Swiss Bankers Association expresses concern about the automatic exchange of tax information with the United States. Since New Year, Swiss banks collect data on the assets of the majority of their foreign customers in order to send them to the federal government. It will begin to practice automatic exchange of tax…

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Major U.S. Tech Firms Press Congress For Internet Surveillance Reforms:

Reuters | By: Dustin Volz | Technology News | Fri May 26, 2017 | 11:56am EDT: Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort…

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U.K. Information Commissioner On GDPR: “Go Back To the Basics”:

Wall Street Journal | By: Adam Janofsky | May 25, 2017 11:02 a.m. ET: As companies rush to comply with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the United Kingdom’s data regulator said Thursday that businesses must be prepared to “tell it all and tell it fast” if they experience a breach. U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham advised organizations to…

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Deloitte – WSJ: Taking A Risk-Based Approach To Online Authentication:

Wall Street Journal | Deloitte | Risk & Compliance Journal: Twenty years ago, the typical consumer had only one password—for email—and it was likely an easily guessed word or name. Today, users visit countless online resources and seem to create a new account every few days. Whether it’s to access sensitive account information, pay a utility bill or just order…

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FCPA Blog – Whistleblowing Doctor Collects $5.4 Million In False Claims Settlement:

The FCPA Blog: By: Richard L. Cassin and Qui Tam | Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:22AM: A doctor who worked for a hospital in Missouri will received $5.4 million from the settlement of a false claims lawsuit he filed against his employer and another hospital. Dr. Viran Roger Holden alleged the hospitals made improper payments to oncologists in exchange…

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Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize:

About The Video Above: People would care more about privacy if they knew how exposed they already are online, says WSJ Personal Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler. In an experiment, he showed a handful of strangers their own personal info—and managed to shock every one. Photo/Video: Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal The Wall Street Journal | By: Geoffrey A. Fowler…

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Private Money Might Yet Save Trump’s Infrastructure Plans:

Financial Times | May 26th 2017: The Blackstone-Saudi deal can help the president deliver his campaign promise. When the White House caravan headed to the Arabian Desert last weekend, Donald Trump’s team were keen to score big “wins”. Stephen Schwarzman, head of the president’s business advisory council, duly obliged: on Saturday Blackstone — which Mr Schwarzman just happens to run…

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