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Issue 117

FBI plot hatched over beers

Over 800 suspected criminals were arrested across the world earlier this month "after being tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app". The plot was concocted back in 2018 while Australian authorities and the FBI were knocking back a few… Read on →

Delivered on 21 June 2021. About a 3 min read.

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Issue 116

Regulating crypto

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is gearing up to regulate banks that hold cryptocurrency, as "the growth of crypto assets and related services has the potential to raise financial stability concerns and increase risks faced by banks". Unfortunately its… Read on →

Delivered on 14 June 2021. About a 3 min read.

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Issue 115

A big success

The Australian government's attack dog has given itself a big pat on the back for successfully shaking down Google and Facebook with its News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code: Rod Sims, chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer… Read on →

Delivered on 08 June 2021. About a 3 min read.

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Issue 114

Facebook's data problem

Facebook is a data leviathan, gobbling up anything and everything it can on its users and non-users alike. It does that for a reason – Facebook is not a social network but an advertising company. It needs as much data as… Read on →

Delivered on 31 May 2021. About a 2 min read.

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Issue 113

Bubble risks

Bloomberg published an article on Sunday looking at asset bubbles in China: Home prices are soaring, prompting officials to revive the idea of a national property tax. A surge in raw material prices spurred pledges to increase domestic supply, toughen… Read on →

Delivered on 24 May 2021. About a 3 min read.