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The subject of "digital identity" suffers from one big problem: what does it mean?

In researching this article, I concluded that it is so imprecise as to be meaningless except as an umbrella term covering a wide range of loosely connected topics. Perhaps, one day, these topics will converge but that day isn't now nor is it any time soon.

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The US government, acting through the US Department of the Treasury and the Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued a second set of sanctions against foreign cryptocurrency exchange, this time as part of a larger action against the biggest and longest established Dark Web Market, which is also subject to sanctions. That's all very interesting but buried in the story is something fascinating: a one-stop, global, hawala service.

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Much store is placed on "mixers," which are also known as "blenders" and "tumblers." Let's strip away the myth.

Open Letter to ( CEO ): 
Mr Lutz Schuler
Open Letter to ( Company ): 
O2, part of Virgin-02
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At what point does the customer give up and say "this has to be a con?"

For me, it was the point when 02 sent an SMS saying that benefits that were advertised and confirmed by a shop assistant were denied.

But that's the spoiler. How we got there is a story of either willingly stringing customers along or of utter ineptitude.

To say that the the 2021 season of Formula One ended on a sour note would be the understatement of all time.

The series faced an existential crisis. When the teams assembled for testing, nothing would be the same.

When the lights went out for the first race, in Bahrain, only one question mattered: had Formula One survived?

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Australia's Consumer and Competition Commission has sued two companies within Meta, the parent group of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp over crypto-ads by celebrities. The companies are Meta Platforms, Inc. and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited

The action is intended to establish that social media and other platforms are responsible for what appears there, something that all social media - and even online versions of established media have long fought against.

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"Crypto ATMs offering cryptoasset exchange services in the UK must be registered with us and comply with UK Money Laundering Regulations). None of the cryptoasset firms registered with us have been approved to offer crypto ATM services, meaning that any of them operating in the UK are doing so illegally and consumers should not be using them."

Thus said the Financial Conduct Authority today after receiving the judgment in Gidiplus v The Financial Conduct Authority.

Buried in a long and complicated judgment there is a short and simple answer to the question "can a company sue for defamation?"

Here it is.

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The statement below, from the UK government's website for the Department of Business sets out the immediate and short-term plans for, inter alia, the registration of foreign companies operating in the UK. The statement was published on 28th February 2022. The Bill was introduced to Parliament hours later.

Nigel Morris-Cotterill will publish a BLOG/cast on the companies registration portion of the Bill on 10th March 2022 at www.financialcrimebroadcasting...

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BIG YELLOW (WARNING) FLAG

Something happened this week that raises some serious questions.

And there are no clear answers.

The ACCC’s 2022/23 compliance and enforcement priorities include manipulative or deceptive advertising in the digital economy, environmental claims and sustainability, and disruptions to global and domestic supply chains.

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If there was ever a unifying speech by an American President, this was probably it.

Only the most hard-line Republicans, determined to complain no matter what, will have much to say that doesn't support the vast majority of Biden's proposals. Yes, it was loaded with tacky rhetoric and tub-thumping and he lost his way from time to time but the general thrust of his speech was this: capitalism and social responsibility can live side by side and in doing so create a fairer and more wealthy society.

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In a world where hundreds, even thousands, turn up in public spaces to protest against whatever is the current fancy, there is question that needs to be answered: why aren't the large protest movements that can drive such action encircling Russian missions around the world? Where are their apparently tireless keyboard warriors? How come they aren't driving trending hashtags across social media?

Is the answer that they are, in some way, beholden to Russia and its money?

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Luke Raven provides an accessible and clearly set out explanation of the issues surrounding the imposition and effect of financial sanctions.

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