As journalists and others continue to sift through the Paradise Papers, the large trove of documents stolen and leaked from Appleby, a Bermuda law firm serving high-net-worth individuals and various corporations, the optics aren't good. It's unclear that any laws were broken (except by the unknown parties who obtained the leaked documents by unknown means) but the appearance of widespread tax avoidance by offshoring wealth is an unpleasant one. Much comment is drawn by the appearance of prominent public figures (the British Royal Family, the Canadian Prime Minister, various British politicians and Russian oligarchs, US political figures who evidently had to do with Russian oligarchs, etc.).
Apple is among the corporations mentioned in the leaks, and Apple says that its own use of various instruments available in the Channel Islands were not intended to avoid paying (for example) Irish taxes, but were in fact an effort to ensure that tax revenues properly went to the United States.
US election authorities keep an eye out for off-year election finagling this week. Not just vote manipulation (a potential risk) but influence operations (a known threat) are of concern. Troll-hunting has proven both difficult and interesting. One Russian troll, a fictitious person known in social media as "Jenna Abrams," had around 70,000 followers and a couple thousand friends. On the other hand, a number of real and innocent people have been booted from social media because the providers mistook them for trolls or catphish.
Symantec has announced its acquisition of VPN provider SurfEasy.