Something Old, Something New: Securities Enforcement in the Age of Social Media (New York Law Journal)

New York Law Journal: Something Old, Something New: Securities Enforcement in the Age of Social Media. “At a time when breaking norms has become the new normal, the recent battle between Tesla’s charismatic chief executive, Elon Musk, and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulatory enforcers captured the attention of the public. Musk’s seemingly deliberate use of Twitter to pick a fight with the SEC, combined with his track record of fostering paradigm shifts in several industries, suggested to securities lawyers and white-collar practitioners that we would soon see something new under the sun. It was not to be. Although Musk himself has earned a reputation for being incredibly innovative, the SEC’s case against him was not. We believe the absence of innovation provides an important opportunity to consider the road not taken, at least not yet.”

Econometrics Beat: A New Canadian Macroeconomic Database

Econometrics Beat: A New Canadian Macroeconomic Database. “Thanks to Olivier Fortin-Gagnon, Maxime Leroux, Dalibor Stevanovic, &and Stéphane Suprenant we now have an impressive addition to the available long-term Canadian time-series data. Their 2018 working paper, ‘A Large Canadian Database for Macroeconomic Analysis’, discusses their new database and illustrates its usefulness in a variety of ways.”

Lifehacker: Use These Websites to Find Cheap Air Fares

Lifehacker: Use These Websites to Find Cheap Air Fares. “There’s no shortage of travel websites and online agencies to search and book flights, but when it comes to getting the best deal, using a combination of sites will often give you the best results. If you have a little time and flexibility to play around, here are some to bookmark for your next trip.”

The Next Web: Details of 170,000 Pakistani debit cards leaked on dark web

The Next Web: Details of 170,000 Pakistani debit cards leaked on dark web. “Last week, we reported that nearly 20,000 Pakistani debit cards were put up for sale on the dark web. Now, cybersecurity firm Group-IB has found out that earlier this week, a new dump of whooping 177,878 appeared on the dark web. The report noted that the new dump appeared on the dark website Joker Stash on November 13. From the total number of cards, there were 150,632 cards of Pakistani banks, 16,227 cards of other regions’ banks, and 11,019 cards of undefined banks.”

Global News: Statistics Canada failed to disclose key info about project to harvest bank data

Global News: Statistics Canada failed to disclose key info about project to harvest bank data. “Statistics Canada failed to disclose key details to Canada’s privacy commissioner about a controversial plan to harvest detailed financial transaction data about 500,000 Canadian households, a failing that commissioner Daniel Therrien said contributed to the agency falling ‘way short’ of its stated objective of being transparent.”

The Conversation: How we arrived at a $1 billion annual price tag to save Africa’s lions

The Conversation: How we arrived at a $1 billion annual price tag to save Africa’s lions. “A billion dollars. That’s approximately what it would cost, to save the African lion. That’s a billion dollars each year, every year into the foreseeable future. The startling price tag comes from a calculation we did, starting with a new database we compiled of available funding in protected areas with lions. To our knowledge it’s the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of its kind.”