You might think that data extracted from a phone in a lab or police station can be a good thing. But what if the owner is a journalist? Questions: Source: Earp, M. (2023) Forensic Tools Open New Front for Using Phone Data to Prosecute Journalists. Global Investigative Journalism Network, Jan. 6 (Retrievable online at https://gijn.org/2023/01/06/forensic-tools-open-new-front-for-using-phone-data-to-prosecute-journalists/)
Posts Categorized: Ethical Dilemma
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear or Read!
You try to help those you know that are struggling with serious diseases or addiction, but can you believe treatment promises? Questions: Source: Rayo, A. (2023). Before you believe addiction or cancer claims, read this. The FTC.gov, March 16 (Retrievable online at https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2023/02)
Three Long Years!
According to The New York Times, the Securities and Exchange Commission ended its investigation into former Senator Richard Burr, three years after he sold more than $1.6 million in stocks following Covid-19 briefings. Questions: Source: Kelly, K. S.E.C. Inquiry Into Former Senator’s Stock Sales Is Closed Without Charges. The New York Times, Jan. 6 (Retrievable… Read more »
A Yeezy Problem?
According to the Washington Post, Adidas has more than $500 million of Kanye West sneakers, with no good options for getting rid of them. (See the video for new developments.) Questions: Source: Mark, J. (2023). Adidas has $500 million worth of Kanye West sneakers and no good options. The Washington Post, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online… Read more »
Dilbert Canceled By Many Newspapers
According to a number of sources, Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, has sabotaged his brand through racist rants he made on a weekday morning show. Questions: Source: Rhaman, K. (2023). Dilbert Creator Takes to Twitter After Comic Dropped Over Race Comments. Newsweek, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online at https://www.newsweek.com/dilbert-creator-twitter-comic-dropped-race-comments-1783856)
TD Bank settles Ponzi Scheme case
According to the New York Times, TD Bank agreed to pay $1.2 Billion to settle a Ponzi Scheme Case. Question: Source: Goldstein, M. (2023). TD Bank Agrees to Pay $1.2 Billion to Settle Ponzi Scheme Case. The New York Times, Feb. 27 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/27/business/stanford-ponzi-scheme-settlement.html).
A Scam Called “Pig-Butchering”
According to the Washington Post, federal law enforcement and major crypto exchanges appear to be behind in cracking down on fraud growth. Questions: Source: Newmyer, T. (2023). Crypto scam aimed at online acquaintances costs victims billions. The Washington Post, Feb. 14 (Retrievable online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2023/02/14/crypto-scam-lost-billions/)
The top 10 tax “crooks” for 2022
According to Accounting Today, the Criminal Investigation (CI) division of the IRS has released its top 10 cases for 2022. Which of the agency’s most prominent and high-profile investigations have you heard about? Questions: Source: Stimpson, J. (2023) The top tax crooks of 2022. Accounting Today, January 16 (Retrievable online at https://www.accountingtoday.com/list/the-irs-names-the-top-tax-crooks-of-2022)
Monopoly May End Soon!
According to the New York Times, the curtain is expected to come down next week on a monopoly for the anti-inflammatory medication, Humira, that has generated $114 billion in revenue for AbbVie just since the end of 2016. Questions: Source: Robbins, R. (2023). How a Drug Company Made $114 Billion by Gaming the U.S. Patent… Read more »
How Common is Securities Fraud?
According to a new study, ten percent of public companies commit securities fraud each year. Questions: Source: Livni, E. (2023) Just How Common Is Corporate Fraud? The New York Times, Jan. 14 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/14/business/dealbook/how-common-is-corporate-fraud.html?)