India, along with six other countries, has released an international statement calling on technology companies to provide backdoor encryption access to law enforcement agencies under certain circumstances.

India, along with Japan joined members of the intelligence sharing alliance Five Eyes, comprising the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to detail their stance on encryption and public safety in a statement released over the weekend.

The seven signatories in their statement, began by highlighting the importance of end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in protection privacy and safety of an individual, citing a report by UN Human Rights Council.

“Encryption is an existential anchor of trust in the digital world and we do not support counterproductive and dangerous approaches that would materially weaken or limit security systems,” the statement read.

However, the statement then pivots to the “challenges” posed by E2EE in maintaining public safety.

“Particular implementations of encryption technology,

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(Bloomberg) — The U.K. reached a 9.8 million pound ($12.7 million) settlement in its first successful use of a controversial power designed to crack down on dirty money.



a sign on the side of a building: LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 07: A general view of The National Crime Agency building in Westminster on October 7, 2013 in London, England. The NCA replaces SOCA, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which was formed in 2006. Dubbed "the British FBI", the NCA will be tasked with tackling the most serious of crimes in the UK and replaces a number of existing bodies. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)


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LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: A general view of The National Crime Agency building in Westminster on October 7, 2013 in London, England. The NCA replaces SOCA, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, which was formed in 2006. Dubbed “the British FBI”, the NCA will be tasked with tackling the most serious of crimes in the UK and replaces a number of existing bodies. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

The National Crime Agency settled a so-called Unexplained Wealth Order with Mansoor “Manni” Mahmood Hussain, a Leeds businessman, the agency said Wednesday in a statement. The 40-year-old handed over more than 45 properties in London, Leeds and Cheshire, four parcels of land, and nearly 600,000 pounds in cash.

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The L.A. County assessor says a recent GOP fundraising letter seems to have tried to trick recipients into thinking it was from his office. <span class="copyright">(Photo illustration by Jerome Adamstein / Los Angeles Times)</span>
The L.A. County assessor says a recent GOP fundraising letter seems to have tried to trick recipients into thinking it was from his office. (Photo illustration by Jerome Adamstein / Los Angeles Times)

The upper left-hand corner of the envelope says “Los Angeles County Area Assessment,” which is strikingly similar to the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor.

There’s an official-looking seal featuring an eagle and stars. “DO NOT TAMPER OR DESTROY,” the envelope warns ungrammatically but officiously.

But it’s not official correspondence. It’s a fundraising mailer from a Republican Senate group that L.A. County officials say may have violated state law.

“We’re very sensitive to this,” Assessor Jeff Prang told me. “The envelope clearly resembles letters from my office, right down to the typeface.”

The letter within, signed by Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, more clearly defines the mailer as a “Republican

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Investment Thesis

Realty Income (O) remains my largest holding of an individual stock. It is a real estate investment trust that owns over 6,500 net lease properties across the United States and the United Kingdom. The “net lease” part indicates that all or most of the property-level expenses — taxes, insurance, building maintenance — is contractually handled by the tenant rather than the landlord.

From late 2004 to mid-February, 2020 (before the onslaught of COVID-19), O has performed phenomenally well for its shareholders, edging out its closest net lease peers and blowing away the REIT market as a whole:

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This excellent past performance goes a long way in explaining why Realty Income Is My Largest Holding, as I explained in a May, 2020 article on Seeking Alpha.

But, going forward, I don’t plan to add any more to my position unless the share price falls back to

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NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rosen Law Firm, a global investor rights law firm, continues to investigate potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) resulting from allegations that Las Vegas Sands may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.

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Rosen Law Firm, P.A. Logo

On September 16, 2020, Bloomberg reported that the Company’s Singapore casino, Marina Bay Sands, “has hired a law firm to conduct a new investigation into employee transfers of more than $1 billion in gamblers’ money to third parties[.]” Further, the article quoted Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority stating “there were weaknesses in [Marina Bay Sands’] casino control measures pertaining to fund transfers[.]”

On this news, Las Vegas Sands stock price fell $2.18 per share, or 4%, to close at $49.67 per share on September 16, 2020.

Rosen Law Firm

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ALBANY — Dozens of business advocacy and local government groups penned a letter to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday calling for him to include a repeal of a state law that has been on the books since the 1800s that puts the blame for workplace accidents solely on the shoulders of the business — regardless of the worker’s relative responsibility in their own injury.

The statute, known as the Scaffold Law, holds employers and building owners to an “absolute liability” standard whenever a worker is injured or killed in an accident involving a fall from an elevated surface. New York is the only state in the country with such a law.

Imagine the famous photo “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” in which the construction workers building 30 Rockefeller Plaza sit with their lunches on an outstretched steel beam, nothing beneath them to stop them from falling to their deaths if

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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired OneSpan Inc. (“OneSpan” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: OSPN) securities between May 9, 2018 and August 11, 2020,  inclusive (the “Class Period”).  OneSpan investors have until October 19, 2020 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

(PRNewsfoto/The Law Offices of Frank R. Cru)
(PRNewsfoto/The Law Offices of Frank R. Cru)

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

On August 4, 2020, OneSpan announced that it had identified errors relate to certain contracts with customers involving software licenses. As a result, the Company estimated that it had overstated revenue by $2 to $2.5 million between first quarter 2018 and first quarter 2020.

Then, on August 11, 2020, OneSpan disclosed that it could not timely file its

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IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. citizens with overseas assets or offshore bank or financial accounts are required to report these holdings to the IRS each year on a “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts,” or “FBAR.” Failure to do so can result in fines that will be enhanced if your actions are deemed to have been willful. Aside from this, taxpayers who fail to file FBAR can also be subject to the “fraudulent failure to file” penalty relating to your overall return, but only if their actions were sufficiently deliberate. Since the standards for both of these actions seem essentially the same- the deliberate attempt to avoid tax liability by failing to file documents- you might think that if a court were to sustain the application of one of these penalties, they would sustain the other.  

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Logo (PRNewsfoto/Tax Law Offices of David W Klas)

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  • A federal judge granted TikTok an injunction Sunday, temporarily blocking the US government’s attempt to block new downloads and software updates of the app in the US.
  • According to the injunction, unsealed Monday, the judge said the restrictions imposed on TikTok “likely exceed” the authority of IEEPA, the law giving the president broad authority over economic transactions Donald Trump used to issue the app ban.
  • TikTok also proved it would “suffer irreparable harm” if a ban occured, according to the judge. In court documents, TikTok said 80% to 90% of its US userbase would disappear if the ban lasted six months.
  • Another hearing on Trump’s attempted ban is expected before November 12, when the rest of the ban’s “phased approach” is scheduled to go into effect.
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The US government’s attempts to ban TikTok “likely exceed” the legal bounds of Donald Trump’s executive authority,

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By Neha Arora and Mayank Bhardwaj

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s president on Sunday approved three controversial agricultural bills amid nationwide protests by farmers who say the new laws will stunt their bargaining power and instead allow large retailers to have control over pricing.

Farmers’ organisations say one of the three laws could lead to the government stopping buying grain at guaranteed prices, a move that would disrupt wholesale markets which have so far ensured fair and timely payments to farmers.

President Ram Nath Kovind’s approval is likely to further stir protests, leading farmers’ organisations said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already lost a key political ally from the northern Indian state of Punjab, one of India’s two bread basket states, where farmers form an influential voting bloc.

The country’s main opposition Congress party has also backed the protests.

Under the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill

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