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Bolivia’s health minister held for ‘ventilator corruption’ 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:56 pm

Bolivia's health minister was arrested on suspicion of corruption related to the overpriced purchase of ventilators to fight COVID-19 before being sacked by interim President Jeanine Anez.
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Italy bribery probe nets Sicily coronavirus response chief 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:52 pm

The contracts go as far back as 2016 and total nearly €600m (£540m; $660m).
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The corruption of Mike Pompeo 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:50 pm

Al Qaeda stages its first successful attack on American soil since 9/11, exposing America’s broken relationship with Saudi Arabia. Mike Pompeo fires the man investigating his corruption. Israel accelerates plans to annex West Bank settlements and engages in cyber warfare with Iran.
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Ousted whistleblower warns US facing ‘darkest winter in modern history’ 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:48 pm

Americans should brace themselves for the risk that they will suffer their “darkest winter in modern history” due to the ongoing federal government failures in addressing the coronavirus pandemic, a recently ousted public health official turned whistleblower warned the US Congress.
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All corrupt presidents and leaders must face prosecution

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:44 pm

The beauty of discourse lies in opinion engendering debate and different views. My recent article in Daily Maverick on Jacob Zuma and dictators generated interesting reviews given the political landscape in South Africa. But, I may have been misunderstood by others or perhaps my viewpoint was shrouded in ambiguity. In particular, one comment reads as follows:
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In Argentina, The Next Generation Finds Its Voice 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:41 pm

“How scared you are of a girl, you chicken sh*ts,” tweeted Ofelia Fernández the day her trolls took it to a new level. It was November 2019, and she had just been elected as the youngest lawmaker in Latin America as a member of the Buenos Aires City Legislature. At only 19 years old, she won a seat in the local capital with the Frente de Todos party—the same that took the Alberto Fernández-Cristina Kirchner formula to the presidency.
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South Africa: Four Suspects Arrested for Corruption in Potchefstroom 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:38 pm

Three suspects are re-appearing today in the Potchefstroom Magistrates' court on charges of corruption and contravention of the Customs and Excise Act.
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Guatemala angry over coronavirus-infected deportees

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:28 pm

Guatemala's president Alejandro Giammattei has questioned his country's relationship with the United States, revealing frustration over the US continuing to send deportees infected with COVID-19.
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Creditors of Brazil’s Odebrecht ethanol unit approve restructuring plan 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:26 pm

SAO PAULO, May 21 (Reuters) - Creditors of Odebrecht’s ethanol unit Atvos have approved a restructuring plan, the Brazilian firm said in a statement late on Wednesday.
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‘This is war’: Virus charges beyond Latin American hot spots 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:25 pm

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Beyond the hot spots of Brazil and Mexico, the coronavirus is threatening to overwhelm Latin American cities large and small in an alarming sign that the pandemic may be only at the start of its destructive march through the region.
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Sergio Moro Talks His Resignation, Clash With Bolsonaro 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:23 pm

A scowl on Sergio Moro’s face tends to be a bad omen for Brazilian presidents. As the lead judge of Brazil’s landmark “Car Wash” corruption investigation, in 2016 Moro helped unleash a wave of anger at the political class that triggered Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. In 2017, he convicted Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Rousseff’s hugely popular p
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Puerto Rico to spend $2B to fight COVID-19 as concerns grow over allocation 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:22 pm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday revealed how the U.S. territory will spend more than $2.2 billion in federal aid to fight the new coronavirus amid concerns that the money will not reach those in need soon enough.
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Espionage or Journalism? After the Snowden NSA Leaks

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:11 pm

What time exactly does your clock say?” asked the voice on the telephone, the first words Edward Snowden ever spoke to me aloud. (Our previous communications had all
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Magecart malware merrily sipped card details, evaded security scans on UK e-tailer Páramo for almost 8 months

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:08 pm

A card-skimming Magecart malware infection lingered on a British outdoor clothing retailer's website without detection for nearly eight months despite regular security scans.
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Security experts confront the threat landscape at home 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:04 pm

Working from home, enterprise security strategies have to contend with internet-connected refrigerators, decades-old routers and teenagers on TikTok hogging bandwidth.
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Security cooperation with Israel is ongoing 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:03 pm

Palestinian Authority () authorities have actually restated to Israel Hayom paper that security cooperation with Israel is ongoing, Safa information firm reported the other day.
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How to Prevent Latin America’s Prisons from Becoming Covid-19 Incubators 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:02 pm

If one were intent on spreading coronavirus, one would pack many people into tightly crowded, unhygienic spaces with poor ventilation, irregular access to water, deficient medical care, and little testing to know who is infected with the virus. One would, in other words, open a Latin American or Caribbean prison.
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UAE- Virtual session held on ‘Food Security and Consumption Rationalisation’

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 04:01 pm

DUBAI, 21st May 2020 (WAM) - Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, hosted Mariam Bint Mohammed Al Mheiri, Minister of State for Food Security, in a remote awareness session entitled: "Food Security and Rationalisation of Consumption", as part of the virtual sessions "From home", organised by the "UAE Volunteers" campaign through the volunteers.ae platform.
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CHINA – HONG KONG Beijing planning a national security law against Hong Kong ‘terrorism’

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:59 pm

Rome (AsiaNews) – China’s parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), opens tomorrow. One of the items on its agenda is a national security legislation in Hong Kong.
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Cybersecurity Whistleblowing in a Pandemic

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:45 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to convert all or nearly all their employees to remote work in efforts to continue operating. While many companies had remote work capabilities in place before, few had the infrastructure to seamlessly host their entire workforce. Within days, companies had to create that ability. Compounding
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Hackers steal 9m Easyjet customers’ data in cyber attack 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:41 pm

Low-cost airline Easyjet said this morning that hackers had obtained the email and travel details of 9m customers, and the credit card details of a further 2,000.
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Dealing with Russia’s brazenness in cyber space

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:39 pm

The most recent cyber attack publicly attributed to Russia by Western governments took place against Georgia in October 2019: a number of websites of state authorities, public services, media, and other organisations were brought offline and defaced. In February 2020, the governments of the US, the UK, and a few other countries publicly blamed Russia  for those events; in reference to those events, the European Union called for “responsible behaviour in cyber space  ”, but stopped short of accusing Russia.
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Cyberbullying victim found dead after viral Tik Tok video

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:36 pm

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 20-year-old girl, believed to be a victim of cyberbullying, was found dead at her family home in Bukit Tengah on Tuesday night.
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Cyber-Attack on EasyJet

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:34 pm

A cyber-attack on budget airline EasyJet that has resulted in the exposure of the email addresses and flight details of 9 million of its customers and the credit card details of 2,208 of them is a reminder to all of the vulnerabilities, risks and obligations in relation to personal data.
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Iran accused of cyber-attacks on Israel websites 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:31 pm

Multiple Israeli websites have been reported to be the targets of a cyber-attack on Thursday, with their homepages being disabled and replaced by a threatening message.
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Singapore companies insufficiently prepared for cyber-attacks 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:26 pm

Senior decision-makers in Singapore believe their organisations are more susceptible to serious cyber-attacks during COVID-19, although many of them are not sufficiently prepared.
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New firm responding to rising fraud and financial crime amidst COVID-19 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:15 pm

Accountants, auditors and companies managing increasing incidents of fraud, misconduct and financial crime as a result of COVID-19 now have a trusted specialist professional services firm to turn to with the opening of specialist firm Duxton Hill.
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Scandal-hit states oppose plan for EU scrutiny of money laundering 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:14 pm

A plan to boost European Union powers to curb the flow of dirty money through banks faced resistance at an EU meeting from member states recently hit by major money-laundering and financial fraud scandals, three officials told Reuters.
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Chinese police arrest 12 in digital currency money laundering scam 

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:11 pm

Police in China have arrested 12 individuals in connection with a money laundering scam involving digital currency OTC transactions through the Huobi platform.
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Nigerian sentenced to 54 months for money laundering, fraud in WI

By Anti-Corruption Digest on May 22, 2020 03:08 pm

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)-- The DOJ's Western District of Wisconsin says that a Nigerian national will spend 54 months behind bars for money laundering and wire fraud.
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