Three years ago today, Corinne Vella received a call that would forever change her family, her life, and even her homeland, the small Mediterranean island of Malta.
Companies spun off from Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm continue to offer similar services with little oversight.
A 2018 protest in London over the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. (Credit: Jwslubbock/CC-by-SA 4.0)
It was 7:40 a.m. when the chief officer of the MV Duke called Captain Ripusad Prasad in his quarters to say that a boat was following them.
An undated photo of West African pirates. (Credit: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
As Argentina has been renegotiating its US$65 billion debt with foreign creditors, it is also grappling with the fact that up to six times that amount is believed to be held by its citizens and companies offshore.
Jordan’s recent crackdown against corruption and tax evasion has left the country’s previously untouchable business and political elite flabbergasted by the sudden raids of their homes and offices.
Adding insult to injury, images and information of the raids and investigations were leaked to websites and circulated on social media to the amusement of the public.
A busy intersection in downtown Amman, Jordan’s capital and political center. (Credit: Yadid Levy / Alamy Stock Photo)