Paul Paolucci, the top cop for one of the world’s biggest credit card companies, sure had some interesting friends. One made a fortune fronting for pornography websites that needed access to Mastercard’s and Visa’s payment networks. Paolucci, who oversaw Mastercard’s merchant fraud control, was photographed cavorting around the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel with him and a group of women in white corset minidresses. A second was a Lamborghini-driving e-commerce mogul with whom Paolucci used to celebrate family holidays. The mogul ended up in prison for a financial crime he committed, in part, using Mastercard’s network. An executive at a famously corrupt European bank claimed to have dined with Paolucci and gotten his help evading Mastercard’s regulations. It was Paolucci’s job to make sure that the banks and companies using Mastercard’s network were playing by the rules. He bent those rules himself by getting close to the very kinds of high-risk businesses he was supposed to be … [Read more...] about Two-Card Monte: Why Mastercard And Visa Rarely Shut Down Scammers Who Are Ripping Off Consumers
Published 9 hours ago comments Comments Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Netflix has laid off about 150 staff, just a month after the entertainment giant said it was losing subscribers for the first time in a decade. The redundancies, announced by the streaming service on Tuesday, will mainly affect its US office in California. They account for about 2% of its North American workforce. Netflix said the job losses were due to the slump in the company's revenue. The streaming service is battling an exodus of viewers this year. "These changes are primarily driven by business needs rather than individual performance, which makes them especially tough as none of us want to say goodbye to such great colleagues," the company said in a statement. It wasn't disclosed which parts of the business would see job losses, but the Los Angeles Times reported that … [Read more...] about Netflix cuts 150 US-based jobs after losing subscribers
The US Transportation Security Administration said a recent screening of a breastfeeding mother "did not meet our standards." The agency also said it apologised to Emily Calandrelli in the days after a viral tweet on her security screening at Los Angeles International Airport. Calandrelli, host of Emily's Wonder Lab on Netflix, was travelling Monday when a TSA agent flagged ice packs in her carry-on bag. Away from her 10-week-old son for the first time, the mother of two had packed a breast pump and two gel ice packs ahead of a two-day work trip, and was hoping to pump one last time before departing for a flight to D.C. READ MORE: Shawn Johnson says TSA agent 'groped' her when she traveled with breast milk Mum says airport staff ordered her to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating What are the rules about taking breast milk on a plane? Because one was semi-frozen and the other was room temperature, the officer said they were in violation of its liquids … [Read more...] about US airport security apologises for treatment of breastfeeding mum
Our Father: Sibling recalls ‘worst day of my life’ Sign up for the big storylines FIRST , star interviews and exclusive access SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info The new Netflix documentary, Our Father, tells the story of Donald Cline, who secretly used his own sperm to impregnate numerous women without their consent. The documentary follows just a handful of the (at least) 94 biological children of Dr Cline and how it turned their world upside down. Siblings Jason Hyatt and Jacoba Ballard joined This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to share their stories and how it impacted their life. Related articles Richard Madeley hits out he blames Brexit for UK economy Coronation Street … [Read more...] about ‘Worse day of my life’ Our Father sibling recalls reaction to Dr Cline discovery
NCIS: Hawaii sneak peak of season finale Sign up for the big storylines FIRST , star interviews and exclusive access SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info NCIS season 19 has been one to remember with more casting changes than ever before. Agent Alden Parker (played by Gary Cole) was welcomed to the team and in some respect, is considered as Agent Leroy Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) replacement. Still, little has been revealed about his life up until now but this will change with the upcoming season finale on CBS . Related articles Richard Madeley hits out he blames Brexit for UK economy Coronation Street theory: Debbie Webster reports Abi in revenge twist WARNING: This article contains spoilers from … [Read more...] about NCIS season 19: Who plays Agent Parker’s ex-wife Vivian Kolchak?