Trust Digest 151 (August 8, 2016)
Password Hacking Forces Big Tech Companies to Act
Twitter, Facebook and others react to stolen credentials, in some cases risking the loss of users by making them reset their passwords.
Key Words: Big Tech, hacking
Trust Issues: Integrity, Risk Tolerance, Capability, Benevolent Concern
AbbVie Files Patent Suit Over Amgen’s Copy of Humira
Lawsuit claims biosimilar version infringes patents on a top-selling anti-inflammatory drug.
Key Words: AbbVie, Amgen, patent infringement lawsuit
Trust Issues: Similarities, Integrity, Conflict of Interests
German Court Allows Lawsuits Against Volkswagen to Move Forward
Collective complaint was launched on behalf of investors who lost billions when Volkswagen’s shares plunged after emissions cheating was revealed.
Key Words: Volkswagen, emissions cheating, lawsuits
Trust Issues: Integrity, Interests, Adjustment
Amazon Japan Offices Searched on Suspicion of Antitrust Law Violations
E-commerce firm had allegedly forced retailers to set their prices lower on Amazon’s site.
Key Words: Amazon, Japan, antitrust
Trust Issues: Capability, Interests, Integrity
Russia Antitrust Body Opens Case into Possible Price-Fixing Against Apple
Body says it was investigating claims that Apple and 16 resellers colluded to fix prices of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Key Words: Russia, Apple, possible price-fixing
Trust Issues: Integrity, Interests, Risk Tolerance
Russia’s Yulia Efimova, caught up in doping scandal, booed in Olympics debut
Last month, the International Swimming Federation announced Efimova’s Olympic ban as part of Russia’s doping scandal. She was one of seven Russian swimmers barred from the Games who had either failed doping tests or were names in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into state-sponsored doping.
Key Words: Rio de Janeiro, Olympic Games, Russia, doping
Trust Issues: Integrity, Risk Tolerance, Security
Turkey detains 10 foreigners over suspected ties to Gulen
Turkish authorities have detained at least 10 foreign nationals suspected of ties to a U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup, a senior official said Monday.
Key Words: Turkey, failed coup, Fethullah Gulen
Trust Issues: Risk Tolerance, Relative Power, Conflict of Interests
Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan’s roads and sewers
Even as authorities insist they leave, Kurdish migrants are working without permits on governments projects. Japan’s strict immigration rules combined with a shrinking work population has spawned a black market in labor.
Key Words: Kurds, Japan, asylum seekers
Trust Issues: Conflict of Interests, Risk Tolerance, Capability