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Fraud Analytics: Strategies and Methods for Detection and Prevention

- This quick read offers an introduction to employing analytic tools to correlate and analyze large amounts of data. This book is an excellent over­view of using those tools to discover fraud. The book is not complicated by the overuse of technical terms; it is user friendly.

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- Courts consider the rights of whistleblowers and whether the removal process for the U.S. government’s No-Fly List is constitutional.

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- The Supreme Court rules on using deadly force to stop a high-speed chase, a federal appeals court rules that tracking Americans’ movements using data from their cell phones requires a warrant, and both the United Kingdom and France have enacted laws stripping rights from terrorists.

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CIA Admits to Breaching Senate Intelligence Committee Computers

- The CIA has admitted to spying on computers used by the Senate Intelligence Committee, an allegation the agency had previously denied.

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- Courts consider whether Transportation Security Administration officers are immune from civil suits, and legislatures tackle data breaches and privacy.

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- More than one in four people report having paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services and governments are not perceived as doing enough to hold the corrupt accountable. In the 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, Transparency International breaks down how widespread corruption is globally and how individual countries are handling the problem.

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- Courts consider whether the FTC can sue a hotel chain for inadequate information security and whether a whistleblower can collect twice on similar information. Australian legislators define privacy, and U.S. legislators address government surveillance.

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- Australia has enacted a new amendment that will broaden the definition of personal information and require more transparency from organizations on how that personal information is stored. The new law, The Privacy Regulation 2013, is part of the broader Privacy Amendment Act of 2012 and applies to companies with revenues of more than AUD 3 million that collect information, such as names, contact details, payment information, or other details related to a specific person, for any purpose.


- A federal court has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can advance with a lawsuit against a hotel group for allegedly failing to safeguard consumers’ personal information. The FTC accused the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation of failing to implement adequate security in its computer system, which led to three data breaches between April 2008 and January 2010.

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