Week InReview

Bots all around you
Disinformation campaigns  and the marketplace of ideas.

But fake news has a cure. 
Inoculation  based on cognitive psychology.
Fri Jun 2, 2017
Let's recap
In case you missed it . . .
Ex-Obama adviser aims to bridge divide that doomed 2014 bill; lawmakers split over rules for low-income, minority borrowers (May 31)

Under pressure from Congress, the SEC may be preparing to review the responsibilities that brokers have to their clients (May 30)

Dodd-Frank overhaul poised for House floor week of Jun. 5
A far-reaching bill that would overhaul the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act is set for the House floor, according to a notice  posted on the chamber's website (May 30)

CFTC proposal holds harsh surprise for asset owners
Aggregation limit on some commodities has potential for trouble (May 29)

Trump budget threatens SEC's technology spending
It proposes axing a fund the agency uses to build tools for spotting insider trading (May 29)
The Cyber Cafe
Cybersecurity news every Friday
Hackers are hiding computer viruses in film subtitles to take control of devices
Millions of people may be at risk from a new method of hacking that infects devices with hidden computer viruses in the subtitles of online videos, according to security researchers.

Hackers hide cyberattacks in social media posts
It took only one attempt for Russian hackers to make their way into the computer of a Pentagon official. But the attack didn't come through an email or a file buried within a seemingly innocuous document.

Smarsh survey highlights firms' struggle to keep up with electronic communications
Firms are struggling to keep up with the multitude of electronic communications channels, with 52% of respondents citing text messages as their current No. 1 source of non-email content compliance risk. One-third of respondents cited social media communications as the greatest compliance risk, and 8% cited instant messaging.
Revamping fiduciary rule
SEC to give Wall Street another shot

(Jun 1) -- In his first policy announcement since becoming the Securities and Exchange Commission's chairman last month, Jay Clayton said the SEC plans to seek public comment on a range of issues related to a controversial Obama-era rule that makes brokers put clients' interests first. 

Binge reading disorder
Hand-curated, chosen with love
If offices go old school, I need booze
A retro twist in modern workplace culture has columnist Jason Gay considering his options. And cocktails.

Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history?
What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly turned into something much greater, uncovering a vast and intricate web of political and corporate racketeering,

How corporate values get hijacked and misused
Leaders know company value statements often become nothing more than cosmetic window  dressing.