Calling all sleuths: Panama Papers trove goes online (The 3:59, Ep. 41)

Information on more than 200,000 offshore entities is now in a searchable database online.

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The Panama Papers helped reveal a global web of offshore wealth.

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An important piece of the Panama Papers will now be in the hands of the public. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on Monday was set to release a searchable database including information on more than 200,000 offshore entities mentioned in the papers. The Panama Papers contain more than 11.5 million leaked files, exposing the names behind many offshore businesses and accounts. It's important to note, though, that there are many legal reasons for having such accounts.

On today's podcast, we also talk about Twitter's move to cut off US intelligence agencies from using some of its analytics services.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by CNET Executive Editor Roger Cheng (currently on parental leave), Senior Writer Ben Fox Rubin and Producer Bryan VanGelder.

Calling all sleuths: Panama Papers trove goes online (The 3:59, Ep. 41)

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