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Wow. This just gets better.

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company

"The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals."

"A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive, but has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology."

"Data it claims to have legitimately obtained from more than a thousand hospitals worldwide formed the basis of scientific articles that have led to changes in Covid-19 treatment policies in Latin American countries. It was also behind a decision by the WHO and research institutes around the world to halt trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine."




#Surgisphere #fraud #hydroxychloroquine #science #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #WHO
 
Wow. This just gets better.

Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US company

"The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals."

"A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive, but has so far failed to adequately explain its data or methodology."

"Data it claims to have legitimately obtained from more than a thousand hospitals worldwide formed the basis of scientific articles that have led to changes in Covid-19 treatment policies in Latin American countries. It was also behind a decision by the WHO and research institutes around the world to halt trials of the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine."




#Surgisphere #fraud #hydroxychloroquine #science #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic #WHO
 
Watch this short video. This is the impact that fraud has on real people.

Also: The state should have been better prepared -- people are doing this stuff in private industry are protect large-scale network systems from fraud like this every day.

State makes gains against false jobless claims but troubles persist for many seeking aid

"State unemployment officials on Thursday announced progress in speeding up payments to those who’ve sought aid during the pandemic, but the agency is still facing criticism from many claimants over delayed payments."

"Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than a million people have filed unemployment claims with the state, with 807,071 individuals who have filed an initial claim having received their benefits, according to figures released Thursday by the state Employment Security Department."

"Fraud investigations into a massive load of false filings coupled with a massive influx of new claims since March has led to problems across the system."

#WashingtonState #unemployment #fraud #cybersecurity #pandemic #crisis
 
Whistleblower: Wall Street Has Engaged in Widespread Manipulation of Mortgage Funds

"Among the toxic contributors to the financial crisis of 2008, few caused as much havoc as mortgages with dodgy numbers and inflated values. Huge quantities of them were assembled into securities that crashed and burned, damaging homeowners and investors alike. Afterward, reforms were promised. Never again, regulators vowed, would real estate financiers be able to fudge numbers and threaten the entire economy."

"Twelve years later, there’s evidence something similar is happening again."

"Some of the world’s biggest banks — including Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank — as well as other lenders have engaged in a systematic fraud that allowed them to award borrowers bigger loans than were supported by their true financials, according to a previously unreported whistleblower complaint submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission last year."

#Trump #GOP #banksters #wallstreet #fraud #corruption #inequality
 
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#music #tomwaits #steprightup #conDon #snakeoil #music #musica #musique #fraud #MakeAmericaSaneAgain
 

Yeah, so, ABOUT THAT FRENCH CHLOROQUINE STUDY.


https://twitter.com/kennwhite/status/1243152451139784711

You know, the non-randomized study on the chloroquine/azithromycin "coronavirus cure" that Trump has been touting to the credulous?

Turns out the lead French investigator and team behind the paper _ who, by the way, has a history of faking data and being banned from journal publications — is ALSO the Editor-in-Chief of the sole journal that published it and falsely claimed it had been peer-reviewed.

What an AMAZING coincidence, huh…?

Also, you remember how the the marketing of this study and its alleged treatment claimed that 100% of the patients in the group that received the treatment recovered?

That’s because they dropped the patients who got worse, died, or couldn’t tolerate the drug cocktail.

#coronavirus #fraud
 

Yeah, so, ABOUT THAT FRENCH CHLOROQUINE STUDY.


https://twitter.com/kennwhite/status/1243152451139784711

You know, the non-randomized study on the chloroquine/azithromycin "coronavirus cure" that Trump has been touting to the credulous?

Turns out the lead French investigator and team behind the paper _ who, by the way, has a history of faking data and being banned from journal publications — is ALSO the Editor-in-Chief of the sole journal that published it and falsely claimed it had been peer-reviewed.

What an AMAZING coincidence, huh…?

Also, you remember how the the marketing of this study and its alleged treatment claimed that 100% of the patients in the group that received the treatment recovered?

That’s because they dropped the patients who got worse, died, or couldn’t tolerate the drug cocktail.

#coronavirus #fraud
 
This is a popular new scam called BEC, or Business E-mail Compromise. It has it’s own wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_email_compromise

#cybersecurity #BEC #scam #fraud
 
Wow. The corruption runs far and deep in this administration....

Agency saved by DeVos appears to have accredited a college with no students, faculty or classrooms

"...the ACICS accredited Reagan National University in Sioux Falls following Trump's inauguration, when its future was still in doubt. Years later, the college appears to have no social media presence and its website is riddled with error pages. The only mention of the college on Twitter was in reference to a politician in Ghana accused of having a fake degree, according to the report."

"Four faculty members listed on the university's website told USA Today they never worked at Reagan and taught at other colleges. Others, including the university's supposed president, appeared not to exist online at all."

#Trump #GOP #Education #fraud #corruption #ACICS
 
Quote of note:

"The longer the supply chain, the more difficult it is to keep watch over it."

Via How the Navy SEALs wound up buying 450 counterfeit radio antennas

#fraud #supplychain #counterfeit #cybersecurity #MilitaryContracting
 

Abbreviating 2020 on legal documents: Does this leave you open to fraud?

"When signing and dating legal documents, do not use 20 as the year 2020. March 3rd, 2020 being written as 3/3/20 could be modified to 3/3/2017 or 3/3/2018. Protect yourself. Do not abbreviate 2020," the meme, posted to East Millinocket Police Department's Facebook page, read.

Al Redmer, Maryland's insurance commissioner, also noted that someone, like a landlord, could easily change the abbreviated date "20" to "2021," giving the appearance that a payment never went through.
#fraud #2020 #abbreviations
 

Abbreviating 2020 on legal documents: Does this leave you open to fraud?

"When signing and dating legal documents, do not use 20 as the year 2020. March 3rd, 2020 being written as 3/3/20 could be modified to 3/3/2017 or 3/3/2018. Protect yourself. Do not abbreviate 2020," the meme, posted to East Millinocket Police Department's Facebook page, read.

Al Redmer, Maryland's insurance commissioner, also noted that someone, like a landlord, could easily change the abbreviated date "20" to "2021," giving the appearance that a payment never went through.
#fraud #2020 #abbreviations
 

‘Smishing’: the new SMS fraud | TechRadar

While most people now know to ensure they have antivirus software to help protect themselves from malware, fraudsters are getting more clever, and are now turning their attention to SMS fraud.
Phishing? Smishing!

#technology #SMS #messaging #fraud #security #privacy
 
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Is America great again?


Remember had to buy antibiotics for my (back then) girl friend, they asked. $75 for the type I knew costed about $7 in Sweden without insurance!

This is just sick and criminal. Still don't understand that there hasn't been no low cost medical company selling products not covered by pharmaceutical patents?

#politics #healthcare #economy #fraud #UniversalHealthcare
 
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Is America great again?


Remember had to buy antibiotics for my (back then) girl friend, they asked. $75 for the type I knew costed about $7 in Sweden without insurance!

This is just sick and criminal. Still don't understand that there hasn't been no low cost medical company selling products not covered by pharmaceutical patents?

#politics #healthcare #economy #fraud #UniversalHealthcare
 
Adam Neumann is not “quirky,” he is not “charismatic,” and he does not have “an unorthodox leadership style.” He is an untalented and abusive monster who lies to get what he wants. And he was given an unlimited credit line from which he could legally steal.
-- #MattStoller, on #WeWork

#monopoly #fraud #ipo #vc #siliconValley
 
"Dozens of wealthy families in Illinois have reportedly been using a controversial tactic to help their children pay for college: They give up legal guardianship so the teenagers can claim dramatically lower incomes and earn need-based financial aid, according to reports from two news organizations published Monday."

"ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal each detailed the efforts in separate articles after uncovering dozens of applications filed by Chicago-area parents to financially divorce themselves from their kids over the past year and a half."

"As part of the strategy, wealthy parents allegedly file paperwork to transfer legal custody of their kids to other relatives, friends or even co-workers. When the transfers are complete — often during their junior or senior years of high school — students are then able to declare themselves financially independent on college applications. In one instance detailed by the Journal, a student whose parents owned a $1.2 million home only had to declare $4,200 in income from a summer job."

"That student was able to obtain about $47,000 in scholarships and federal Pell grants to attend a private university that costs $65,000 per year."

"The practice is legal, but the Journal notes that the Education Department is looking into the matter. The agency did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment."

#fraud
 

Google Legally Profits from Fraud on Its Platform


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20442478
Posted by rahuldottech (karma: 1188)
Post stats: Points: 138 - Comments: 47 - 2019-07-15T16:37:55Z

\#HackerNews #fraud #from #google #its #legally #platform #profits
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How Google Legally Profits From Massive Fraud on Its Platform (and What You Can Do About It)
 
Because of course she did, Cruella DeVos.

More Trump administration fuckery.

DeVos rolls back Obama-era policy that aimed to curb abuse from for-profit colleges

"Education Secretary Betsy DeVos moved Friday to roll back a policy created under the Obama administration that aimed to prevent for-profit colleges from predatory practices."

"The Department of Education posted a notice online, saying the Gainful Employment rule created in 2014 would be repealed entirely starting July 1, 2020."

"Under Gainful Employment rules, for-profit colleges were required to share student debt-to-earnings ratios to prove their programs were worth the cost and adequately educated students. Colleges that consistently left graduates with low incomes and high debt would lose federal funding."

"In the notice posted Friday, however, DeVos officials argued that the rule was flawed and other factors outside of program quality could contribute to a graduate's future salary."

#Education #Fraud #GOP
 

Everything everywhere is securities fraud


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20295229
Posted by dwohnitmok (karma: 412)
Post stats: Points: 161 - Comments: 55 - 2019-06-27T15:24:42Z

\#HackerNews #everything #everywhere #fraud #securities
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War is a Racket. Major General Smedley Butler....Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933,by Major General Smedley Butler,USMC.
War is just a racket.A racket is best described,I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight.The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here,then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent.Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.
I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket. There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies, its “muscle men” to destroy enemies, its “brain men” to plan war preparations, and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.
It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison.Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps.I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General.And during that period,I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers.In short,I was a racketeer,a gangster for capitalism.
** I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time.Now I am sure of it.Like all the members of the military profession,I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups.This is typical with everyone in the military service.**
I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914.I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in.I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street.The record of racketeering is long.I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?).I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.During those years,I had,as the boys in the back room would say,a swell racket.Looking back on it,I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints.The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts.I operated on three continents.
#War is a Racket #Major General Smedley Butler #usa #conspiracy #fraud #gangster #USMC #GENERAL #BUTLER #WAR #ANTI WAR

https://archive.org/details/ButlerMajorGeneralSmedleyWarIsARacket1935
 

They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia. Now They Say It Was a Fraud


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19891084
Posted by pfortuny (karma: 2350)
Post stats: Points: 114 - Comments: 130 - 2019-05-12T10:17:47Z

\#HackerNews #appalachia #coding #fraud #jobs #now #promised #say #they #was #were
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GM lays off engineer who helped expose VW’s diesel fraud


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19855541
Posted by sundvor (karma: 2676)
Post stats: Points: 105 - Comments: 77 - 2019-05-08T02:59:10Z

\#HackerNews #diesel #engineer #expose #fraud #helped #lays #off #vws #who
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Nasa Says Metals Fraud Caused $700M Satellite Failure


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19795802
Posted by pseudolus (karma: 21488)
Post stats: Points: 101 - Comments: 39 - 2019-05-01T10:11:57Z

\#HackerNews #700m #caused #failure #fraud #metals #nasa #satellite #says
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Popular Google Play Store Apps Are Abusing Permissions and Committing Ad Fraud


HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19686622
Posted by mzs (karma: 2181)
Post stats: Points: 163 - Comments: 59 - 2019-04-17T21:24:46Z

\#HackerNews #abusing #and #apps #are #committing #fraud #google #permissions #play #popular #store
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