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VA Whistleblower Protection Office Retaliated Against Its Own Whistleblowers

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 10:05 am

The office set up within the Department of Veterans Affairs to protect whistleblowers has itself engaged in retaliation against its own staff in policy disputes, according to a report by the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight (POGO).
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UAW’s ‘Systemic’ Corruption Puts Union on Path to U.S. Takeover 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 10:04 am

The federal government looks increasingly likely to take over the United Auto Workers union, with the U.S. attorney leading a years-long criminal investigation citing “systemic” corruption and one of its top leaders sounding resigned to the prospect.
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Ray-Ban Maker Considered Removing Executive After Fraud

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 10:02 am

EssilorLuxottica’s management dispute flared up again as French directors blocked a plan by their Italian counterparts to oust the head of the Essilor lensmaking business.
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Contra-supporting CNN pundit Ana Navarro lobbied for corrupt right-wing Latin American governments 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 10:02 am

In the era of President Donald Trump, a clique of neoconservative talking heads have rebranded themselves as moderate voices of reason.
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Iraqi protesters stand firm, say corruption worse than coronavirus

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 09:59 am

BAGHDAD — A group of protesters in Saadoun Tunnel under Tahrir Square in the center of Baghdad were chanting on Friday night, March. 6, calling on Coronavirus to come to Iraq and take revenge from the militias and corrupt politicians who killed them during the 5 months of protests.
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Mohammed Naveed wants to clear his name of corruption charges

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 09:55 am

Mohammed Naveed remains intent on clearing his name of corruption charges but accepts his international career for UAE might be over.
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South Africa: Application to Reveal Apartheid Corruption Secrets Goes to Supreme Court 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 09:53 am

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday heard the appeal by the SA History Archive Trust against a ruling that will allow the SA Reserve Bank to keep records of significant fraud, corruption and gold smuggling under the apartheid government a secret.
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The intelligence community is developing its own AI ethics

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:41 am

The Pentagon made headlines last month when it adopted its five principles for the use of artificial intelligence, marking the end of a months-long effort with significant public debate over what guidelines the department should employ as it develops new AI tools and AI-enabled technologies.
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The world’s greatest leader’s governance gospel: Unite and rule 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:41 am

In an era when the word "polarisation" has become a popular euphemism for fiercely divisive politics, international history buffs have voted Maharaja Ranjit Singh the greatest leader of all time.
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Genpact looks to ethical artificial intelligence to chart path ahead 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:40 am

With artificial intelligence (AI) continuing to play a strong role in 2020, the road ahead will be built on “augmented Intelligence” — a mix of human and machine intelligence that will give an edge to companies, says Genpact’s chief digital officer Sanjay Srivastava.
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Armenian municipalities to focus on ethics and integrity in local governance 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:39 am

Around 80 representatives of Armenian local and national authorities, civil society and international organisations met on 4 March 2020 during the Conference on political integrity of local elected representatives, held in Yerevan, Armenia.
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Private lenders faced tough times due to poor corporate governance

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:38 am

It has not been a very smooth ride for private sector lenders in the banking history of India with the latest case of YES Bank falling into the RBI's interim management before a bigger sovereign structure is worked under the central bank's supervision.
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The impunity of money laundering

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:34 am

It was painfully frustrating to watch the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee hearing last week where incensed legislators skewered and charred the Bureau of Customs (BoC), Department of Finance, Bangko Sentral, Bureau of Immigration, Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Philippine National Police and the overseer Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for their delayed reaction on the alleged $447 million (P22.68 billion) that entered the Philippines from September 2019 to February 2020, suspected to be from online gambling operations (Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators or POGOs). AMLC chief Mel Racela said that the multimillion-dollar inflows that were flagged by Committee Chair Senator Richard Gordon as “suspicious” were “not unlawful” just yet.
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Japan’s National Police: 537 Arrests for Money Laundering in 2019

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:34 am

Anti-money laundering regulations on cryptocurrency and blockchain transactions may be having a positive outcome in East Asia.
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FG uncovers 23 ways officials divert public funds 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:34 am

In its determination to fight corruption in the polity, the Federal Government has identified at least 23 means through which politicians and other government officials divert public funds.
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Yes Bank founder held in money laundering case 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:31 am

The founder of India’s Yes Bank was arrested on allegations of money laundering Sunday, amid efforts to formulate a rescue plan for the country’s fourth-largest private lender.
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Advanced Tech Needs More Ethical Consideration & Security

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:26 am

Even the best inventions and intentions can result in unintended consequences. Email vastly improved many forms of communication and information sharing — but it also begat spam, phishing, and an entire industry in cybersecurity. Social media connected billions of people and spread democratic ideals — but it also wrought hacked accounts, stolen data, "fake news," and election meddling.
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Protect yourself from a Cyber Hack Attack 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:25 am

Better Business Bureau warns small business owners of recent ransomware attacks on East Texas agencies. Hackers encrypted files and denied access to computers demanding money for recovery rendering them inoperable. Ransomware is a type of malware which targets computer systems, essentially holding files and critical information hostage until the victim receives payment. BBB advises both businesses and consumers to be vigilant in their cybersecurity practices to avoid being hacked.
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Over a billion Android phone worldwide unprotected from cyber threats

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:24 am

These unprotected and unsupported Android phones number more than one billion around the world, indicating that the number of Android device users across the world who are vulnerable to malicious cyber operations is extremely high.
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Smart cameras and baby monitors vulnerable to hackers, warns British cyber security agency

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:23 am

LONDON - Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security experts warned on March 3.
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Brazil ranks third in email security threats

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:18 am

Brazil tops the global ranking in cyber threats distributed via email and ransomware, according to a new study by software firm Trend Micro.
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Former UAW President Gary Jones charged in U.S. corruption probe 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:15 am

Jones, 62, of Canton, Michigan, was charged in an information, a court document typically used when the government has reached a plea deal with a defendant. J. Bruce Maffeo, a lawyer for Jones, declined to comment. The documents were filed previously and unsealed on Thursday.
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Bank fraud suspect back in Taiwan after US arrest 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:13 am

A woman accused of defrauding nine Taiwanese banks out of NT$38.6 billion (US$1.28 billion at the current exchange rate) yesterday arrived in Taiwan to stand trial after being arrested in the US late last year, the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau said.
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Coronavirus’s Spread Could Complicate Corporate Anti-Bribery Efforts 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:12 am

Travel restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus could complicate companies’ efforts to prevent bribery and other corporate misconduct, lawyers say.
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Saudi Aramco shares fall below IPO price, Gulf stocks plummet after OPEC deal failure

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:09 am

Shares of Saudi state oil giant Aramco traded below their original IPO price for the first time Sunday, at 30.90 riyals ($8.24) at 12:30 p.m. in Riyadh compared to the listing price of 32 riyals in December. That’s down 6.36% on the day.
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ICC Allows Probe Into U.S. Actions In Afghanistan 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:08 am

The International Criminal Court has cleared the way for its prosecutor to investigate possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, including those allegedly committed by U.S. forces and the CIA.
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India intensifies Airbus probe

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 02:07 am

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has intensified its probe into the Airbus bribery case to understand whether a US $2.2 billion Airbus SE jetliner sale to a state-owned airline involved bribes.
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Tracking corruption and arresting the corrupt 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 01:55 am

The Gleaner’s ‘Tracking Corruption’ investigations, in partnership with the National Integrity Action (NIA), provide new evidence to support the view of the majority of our people that corruption remains a serious problem in successive governments.
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Former Peruvian prime minister arrested for alleged corruption

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 01:54 am

Lima, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Ex-Prime Minister Yehude Simon was included in the list of former Peruvian presidents and politicians who have been arrested for alleged corruption, as he was detained for ten days, after which the imprisonment may be extended.
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Guyana election: US concerned over ‘electoral fraud’ 

By Paul Mackessey on Mar 09, 2020 01:53 am

The US and other countries say they are concerned by "credible allegations" of fraud in Guyana's election.
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