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PhilHealth corruption probe results out soon- anti-corruption commissioner

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 09:05 am

MANILA - Results of the Presidential Anti-Crime Commission's (PACC) investigation into state insurance agency PhilHealth will be released "very soon," an official said Thursday.
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UAE oil trader GP Global files complaints over employee fraud

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 09:03 am

SINGAPORE: UAE-based oil trader GP Global has uncovered fraud within the company and filed criminal complaints against some of its employees, its legal representative said in a letter to the company’s clients on its behalf.
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Thousands Of Bolivian Workers Go On Strike To Protest Election Delay 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:55 am

BOLIVIA: Thousands of Bolivians marched in El Alto yesterday on the first day of a general strike to protest a decision to delay the presidential election again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bolivian Workers’ Center union (COB), which organized the strike, is demanding that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal reverse
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UK fraud office charges former Airbus subsidiary over Saudi contract

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:54 am

Paris — A former Airbus subsidiary will face trial on corruption charges in Britain in September over Saudi Arabian contracts dating back a decade, the company and the UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Thursday.
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Bulgaria’s Kleptocracy Owes to Its Economic Model, Not Just Its Corrupt Politicians

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:52 am

Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest member state, is currently in the fourth week of the largest anti-government mobilization in years. Despite fears surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of protestors are taking to the streets every night in the capital Sofia and other cities. They are demanding the resignation of attorney general Ivan Geshev and long-serving prime minister Boyko Borissov, who has governed the country on and off for over eleven years.
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Iraq: 560 killed in anti-government protests since October 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:51 am

The Iraqi government on Thursday said that 560 people were killed in the mass popular protests across the country against the former government led by Adel Abdul-Mahdi, Anadolu Agency reports.
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Abu Dhabi Police warning: Dh3,000 fine if caught not wearing face mask in public place 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:50 am

Those caught not wearing face masks in public places or closed crowded areas will be slapped a fine of Dh3,000 immediately, Abu Dhabi Police have said in a renewed warning.
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China denies harboring alleged 1MDB mastermind Jho Low 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:48 am

KUALA LUMPUR – China denied Thursday it was harboring a fugitive financier wanted over the massive 1MDB corruption scandal, after Malaysian police said he was hiding in Macau.
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Ex-Malaysian PM to Appeal Conviction on Corruption Charges, Prison Sentence

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:47 am

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Tuesday he will appeal his conviction of seven criminal charges in connection with the looting of state-owned 1MDB (1Malaysia Development Berhad) investment fund and the 12-year prison sentence imposed on him.
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Top Nigerian banker Akinwumi Adesina cleared after corruption probe 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:45 am

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been cleared of corruption charges after a review by an independent panel.
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South Africa: Province to Disclose PPE Procurement Details to Avoid Corruption 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:43 am

The first details of the Western Cape government's new central personal protective equipment procurement details emerged during a sitting of the legislature. The ANC accused the DA of portraying the Western Cape as a province left on its own.
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In Latin America, Corruption Is Resurgent at the Worst Possible Time

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:19 am

Until recently, it was one of the brightest, most promising trends in Latin America, and one of the strongest arguments for optimism about its future. But tragically, the fight against corruption, which had made determined strides in its drive to uproot graft, influence peddling and venal misuse of resources, has not only stalled—it has shifted into reverse. The backsliding is now converging with the scourge of the coronavirus, adding to the many challenges that Latin Americans face, and raising the barriers to recovery after the pandemic ends.
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 It’s ethical to test promising coronavirus vaccines against less-promising ones

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:17 am

Some approaches to research ethics would suggest that no participants should get a less-promising intervention tested on them than ones offered in any other arm or trial, or otherwise available. Is this the right path in such a situation? Or how otherwise to handle the situation?
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EY global study finds disconnect on ethical artificial intelligence (AI) priorities between public and private sector

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:14 am

LONDON, July 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today releases findings from a global survey finding significant differences in how the public and private sectors view the future of ethics, governance, privacy, policy and regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. According to the Bridging AI's trust gaps report, developed in collaboration with The Future Society, AI discrepancies exist in four key areas: fairness and avoiding bias, innovation, data access and privacy and data rights.
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Canada’s Trudeau denies charity received preferential treatment 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:13 am

The escalating scandal over a multi-million-dollar program granted to WE Charity Canada has hurt Trudeau in the polls, with his Liberal Party slipping to a 4-point lead over the opposition Conservatives, an Abacus Data poll showed Thursday.
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‘HR, good governance key to COVID-19 recovery in SEA’

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:12 am

MANILA, Philippines — Upholding human rights and good governance will be critical for Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said yesterday.
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UN chief calls for “a new model for global governance” 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 08:10 am

In what The Guardian newspaper called “his most stinging speeches to date”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the global crisis of inequality as “a growing threat to our future” that should be addressed with a “New Global Deal” before it “destroys our economies and societies”.
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Finnish crypto exchange bulks up anti-money laundering protocols

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:22 am

Today, Danny Nelson at Coindesk reports that LocalBitcoins a Finland-based P2P crypto exchange, is investing in better Know Your Customer and anti-money laundering provisions.
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Local men arrested in connection with illegal gambling ring 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:21 am

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and its investigative partners have laid more charges and charged additional persons after warrants were executed at a number of Ontario locations.
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Why Rwanda amended anti-money laundering law

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:19 am

Rwanda recently amended anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing law and regulations leading to questions on the necessity of the move. Was it out of a rise in cases and incidences? Was it to improve attractiveness to investment?
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Kuwait bans 14 prominent figures from travel over corruption

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:18 am

Kuwait yesterday ordered an immediate travel ban against 14 public figures over “money laundering” charges.
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 Europe working with partners despite hard line on money laundering, terrorism

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:17 am

The timing of the announcement of the blacklisting of Jamaica and other African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states was unfortunate, Malgorzata Wasilewska, the outgoing European Union (EU) ambassador, has said.
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Comparing Money Laundering With Cryptocurrencies and Fiat

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 06:16 am

There is no doubt that digital currencies provide benefits for an individual, a company and an institution by facilitating better access to financial products and services.
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Why remote working isn’t a cyber security risk 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:41 am

Working from home is not a new concept. Many employees have been working remotely for the past few years, and the vast majority have managed to do so without falling victim to a craftily-worded phishing attempt or downloading credential-stealing malware onto our devices.
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Hacker was paid ransom after NUI Galway alumni data targeted in worldwide cyber attack

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:38 am

NUI GALWAY HAS confirmed it was one of more than 20 institutions across the world affected by hackers attacking a cloud provider.
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The Steps CIOs Must Take To Deal With Ransomware Attacks Like The One That Hit Garmin

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:37 am

It’s rare these days for a week to go by without hearing about another big ransomware event that has either disabled a company or cost an organization millions
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FBI warns of new DDoS attack vectors

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:36 am

The Federal Bureau of Investigation sent an alert last week warning about the discovery of new network protocols that have been abused to launch large-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
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Bring robust cybersecurity policy

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:34 am

People are increasingly shopping, banking and entertaining online, which requires them to share their personal information – phone numbers, addresses, credit card details, and so forth. This makes both people and businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks. In times to come, managing privacy and securing data will be the new normal while paying electricity bills, taxes, etc.
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Coronavirus: Scaled back Hajj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:33 am

The annual Hajj pilgrimage performed by Muslims from around the world has begun in Saudi Arabia, dramatically scaled back because of coronavirus.
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Foreseeing Cyber Vulnerabilities Of Nuclear Facilities In South Asia 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jul 31, 2020 03:31 am

In this era of rapidly evolving technology, nuclear facilities are exposed to dynamic and evolving spectrum of cyber vulnerabilities.
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