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French court slaps down Google’s appeal against $57M GDPR fine 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 01:01 pm

France’s top court for administrative law has dismissed Google’s  appeal against a $57M fine issued by the data watchdog last year for not making it clear enough to Android users how it processes their personal information.
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NAB committed to logical conclusion of mega corruption cases

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 01:00 pm

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Justice (R) Javed Iqbal said that NAB is committed for logical conclusion of mega corruption cases and eradication of corruption from the country is the top most priority of NAB.
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The corruption problems sinking Latin America 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:58 pm

In recent years, Latin America has been in the world’s spotlight for several corruption cases. Currently, there is a large mobilization of the population to demand more equity, justice and transparency, despite this, a percentage of the investigations that are open today are of presidents and members of governments, some of them re-elected after suspicions and investigations had already arisen.
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Experts worry COVID-19 among Latinos will get dire without support 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:57 pm

Like many Central American immigrants, José Cruz Hernández had lived for decades in the United States. He built a life first in California and then settled in North Carolina with his wife, Irma Ramos. They raised their three adolescent children in Asheboro.
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2 million Aussies at risk of $12k fine

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:56 pm

Australians caught attempting to withdraw their super without meeting the eligibility requirements will face fines of $12,600, the tax office has warned.
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Bulgarian PM says opponents trying to undermine him to block euro entry 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:55 pm

Borissov, 61, whose third government took office in 2017, has come under pressure this week due to an audio file published by some local media in which a voice similar to Borissov’s is heard making offensive remarks about the head of parliament and a deputy minister.
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Corruption seen rising during pandemic

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:52 pm

Even as Latin America has emerged as an epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with deaths and infections soaring, efforts to contain the crisis have been undermined by a litany of corruption scandals.
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Wirecard′s missing billions not in the Philippines, central bank says 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:51 pm

The Philippines' central bank said on Sunday that $2.1 billion (€1.9 billion) belonging to German payment firm Wirecard had not entered the country's financial system.
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Malaysia drops another high-profile corruption case

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:49 pm

Malaysian prosecutors on Tuesday dropped dozens of corruption and money laundering charges against a former state leader, the latest high-profile graft case to be abandoned since a change of government.
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Muis names key people leading probe into alleged corruption in halal certification process

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:40 pm

SINGAPORE - The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) on Wednesday (June 17) named key people leading the investigations into allegations of questionable halal certification practices, after the council received submissions from members of the public about the matter.
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Zimbabwe anti-corruption body starts audit of the rich 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:06 pm

Zimbabwean authorities say people who cannot explain where their wealth came from are in danger of having their assets seized even if courts clear them of a corruption allegation.
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Zimbabwe Health Minister Detained on Corruption Charges

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 12:00 pm

HARARE, ZIMABABWE - Zimbabwe's health minister was released from police custody Saturday on about $600 bail after being arrested the day before on corruption charges related to the illegal procurement of COVID-19 medical equipment.
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Amazon ‘thwarts largest ever DDoS cyber-attack’

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 08:01 am

Amazon says its online cloud, which provides the infrastructure on which many websites rely, has fended off the largest DDoS attack in history.
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How Students Can Spot Fake News On Social Media

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:59 am

There is no denying that the country is as divided as ever – and those on both sides of the political spectrum continue to present their side of the story. On social media this has "increased the volume," but it has made it especially difficult to tell fact from fiction.
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Lion faces further ‘setbacks’ as it recovers from ransomware attack 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:58 am

Following Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Friday morning saying Australian organisations are currently being targeted by a sophisticated state-based cyber actor, local beverage giant Lion provided an update on its own cyber battle.
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Australia cyber attacks: PM Morrison warns of ‘sophisticated’ state hack 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:56 am

Australia's government and institutions are being targeted by ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber hacks, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
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No, The U.S. Has Not Suffered The Biggest Cyber-Attack In History

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:50 am

As hundreds of thousands of people reported mobile carriers and internet services down, and 'DDoS' started trending on Twitter, 'Anonymous' laid the blame on China and suggested a major cyber-attack was underway. Here's what actually happened.
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Kochavi: Iran is the most dangerous country in the Middle East

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:49 am

Despite its distance from Israel, Iran is the most dangerous country in the Middle East, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said Sunday evening.
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China cyber attacks: Beijing’s misinformation war against Australia

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:47 am

Our hearts and minds are under attack. The battlefields are social media, news services and parliaments. Lies are its weapons. Democracy is its target. And we’re losing. Badly.
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Protecting Worker Safety and Economic Security During the COVID-19 Reopening

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:43 am

The debate over the next stages of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has often been erroneously framed as one over whether or how quickly to open up the economy. Instead, the question at hand is really about two different visions of what it means to return to work—and, eventually, an economic recovery.
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China-proposed cyber security mechanism blocks 2.8m attacks in 48 hours at intl contest 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:37 am

China-proposed Cyber Mimic Defense (CMD) system successfully blocked 2.8 million times of attacks from top world white-hat from 14 countries in 48 hours at a cyber security contest.
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Baltimore CBP seizes fake COVID-19 tests, drugs and masks

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:36 am

US customs report more seizures of counterfeit coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) and pharmaceutical products, this time in Baltimore.
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Older devices pose major security risk when working remotely

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:34 am

The Covid-19 outbreak has highlighted the significant security risk posed by old and obsolete hardware, according to a new report from NTT.
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Saudi Arabia amends counter-terrorism law

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:33 am

Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s counter-terrorism law has been amended, allowing Public Prosecution to release detainees temporarily, according to Umm Al Qura, the official gazette.
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How ransomware evolved from consumer trickery to deep enterprise hacks 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:32 am

Ransomware is undoubtedly one of the most unnerving phenomena in the cyber threat landscape. Numerous strains of this destructive code have been the front-page news in global computer security chronicles for almost a decade now, with jaw-dropping ups and dramatic downs accompanying its progress.
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Europe must ‘stop treating Islam as a security threat’ 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:30 am

European governments, opinion leaders, and policymakers "must stop" treating Islam as a security threat and Muslims as potential criminals, a top Turkish government official said.
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Allegion Middle East introduces Touchless Access Solutions for Middle East Markets

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:29 am

Allegion Middle East a pioneer in seamless access and provider of safety and security products, today unveiled its comprehensive portfolio of smart, secure, touchless access solutions with the focus on multifamily properties, healthcare facilities, commercial offices and education campuses. Allegion is providing that portfolio to businesses in the UAE and across the Middle East, actively addressing the unique and growing needs of the safety and security sector there.
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GM Sectec and Visa promote the adoption of secure payment technologies and practices in Latin America

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:28 am

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico and MIAMI, June 18, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — GM Sectec, a global leader in cybersecurity, and Visa, the world’s leader in digital payments, have announced the development of a virtual initiative – following a series of successful roadshows in Latin America in 2019 – where they will work together, with the objective of evangelizing, educating and guiding companies in the adoption of secure payment technologies and practices, taking into consideration the moment that we are living in worldwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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UAE affirms solidarity with Egypt in protecting its security, stability 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:26 am

The UAE has expressed its support for the statements made by Egyptian President Abdul Fattah Al Sisi in Sidi Barrani on Libya.
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5 important things happening in South Africa today

By Anti-Corruption Digest on Jun 22, 2020 07:16 am

Coronavirus: Global Covid-19 cases have passed 8.3 million in total, with the death toll climbing to almost 450,000. In South Africa, another daily jump of over 3,400 cases takes the country’s total to 83,890. So far, 1,737 people have died from the virus, and 44,920 have recovered, leaving the country with 37,233 active cases that need to be resolved.
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