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Senator Tom Coburn says he’s “absolutely livid” about Apple’s tax practices

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Skip to 10:41. Republican Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma appeared on Morning Joe earlier this morning to talk the debt crisis. During the interview, a question came up about a piece the New York Times ran this weekend that discussed Apple’s tactics of legally skirting billions in taxes each year by using tax...
Senator Tom Coburn says he’s “absolutely livid” about Apple’s tax practices

Facebook's Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports 'outrageous', says company has received no blanket orders

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One day after news of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the U.S. government to tap directly into the central servers of U.S.-based Internet companies — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has released a statement claiming that his company takes no part in PRISM. This statement, pasted below, mirrors Google’s response quite closely,...
Facebook's Zuckerberg calls PRISM reports 'outrageous', says company has received no blanket orders

Chris Dodd: Bogus Facebook 'Copyright' Declaration Proves Everyone Loves Copyright

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Over the past few days, a post concerning copyright claims began making the rounds on Facebook, presumably written in response to the news that Facebook would no longer be letting its users vote on site policies. This announcement arrived with the news that Facebook would also be combining profiles across...
Chris Dodd: Bogus Facebook 'Copyright' Declaration Proves Everyone Loves Copyright

How the law dictates data gravity in the cloud

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I’ve spoken quite a bit to date about the application-centric nature of cloud computing, and how this changes the nature of operations for the enterprise. That’s all well and good, but it should be quickly apparent that there are some constraints out there that limit what options a team has...
How the law dictates data gravity in the cloud

What the Tech Industry and Politicians Are Saying About NSA's Massive Data Collection

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The tech industry had a lot to say this week amid reports of massive government surveillance of Internet and telephone activity. The Internet giants accused of giving the government access turned to the Web to defend themselves, while others in the industry voiced strong criticism over the apparent government activity....
What the Tech Industry and Politicians Are Saying About NSA's Massive Data Collection

Facebook Users Have 7 Days Starting Now To Vote On Clarified Policy Changes And If They'll Keep Voting

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Facebook has integrated feedback from regulators and users into a clarified set of site governance and privacy policy changes, and starting now users will have seven days to vote for or against them. They’ll lose the ability to vote on future changes unless 30% of all users vote and the...
Facebook Users Have 7 Days Starting Now To Vote On Clarified Policy Changes And If They'll Keep Voting
Facebook & Google on PRISM: 'It wasn't me'

Apple’s Accountants Are Apparently Insanely Great at Their Jobs

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Braeburn Apples (flickr.com/deborahfitchett) Apple is famously innovative on the product side, but what of the corporate accounting team? Not a discipline known for its “Think Different” ethos, right? Well, judging from this New York Times piece outlining in excruciating detail how the company reduces its tax liability, the accountants may...
Apple’s Accountants Are Apparently Insanely Great at Their Jobs

Why Bitcoin lives in a "legal gray area"

arstechnica.com
When news of Silk Road, the secretive online marketplace that allows drugs to be purchased with bitcoins, broke last year, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) was not pleased. He denounced the currency as a "an online form of money laundering." Despite the Senator's bluster, though, the Bitcoin network continues to operate...
Why Bitcoin lives in a "legal gray area"

To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

arstechnica.com
With the government shutdown of Megaupload and voluntary disabling of file sharing at sites like FileSonic and FileServe, the remaining file lockers are naturally getting hit with tons of traffic. One such site—RapidShare—has decided to handle the influx by slowing download speeds for non-paying users, in an effort to...
To reduce piracy, RapidShare throttles download speed for free users

No, a legal notice won't protect you from Facebook -- so stop posting them

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Here we go again — Facebook users want to ward off Mark Zuckerberg and his friends by posting random legal mumbo jumbo on their profile. This is ridiculous. Stop it. In case you missed it, an old hoax has resurfaced that suggests Facebook users can tell the company what to...
No, a legal notice won't protect you from Facebook -- so stop posting them

Nokia factory raided due to massive unpaid tax bill

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A Nokia (NOK) factory in Chennai, India has reportedly been raided by authorities due to a massive unpaid tax bill. According to The Economic Times, tax authorities in India have confirmed that Nokia owes roughly $542 million in taxes and the raids will continue through much of Tuesday. At the time...
Nokia factory raided due to massive unpaid tax bill

Apple responds to tax accusations: we pay an "enormous amount of taxes"

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Apple has responded to a New York Times piece accusing the company of "[sidestepping] billions in taxes" by arguing that it has created hundreds of thousands of US jobs while focusing on innovation. The company says it "pays an enormous amount of taxes" to local, state, and federal governments,...
Apple responds to tax accusations: we pay an "enormous amount of taxes"
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers

Google, Facebook And Apple Deny Participation In NSA PRISM Surveillance Program

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The Washington Post today reported that Google, Apple, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Paltalk, AOL (TechCrunch’s parent company) and Yahoo participated in the so-called PRISM program which provided the NSA with what looks like virtually direct access to their servers and their users’ data. We have now reached out to all of...
Google, Facebook And Apple Deny Participation In NSA PRISM Surveillance Program

Facebook and Apple deny participation in US government spying program PRISM

thenextweb.com
Shortly after reports of PRISM surfaced — a program which reportedly enables the US government to tap directly into [the] central servers of nine US-based Internet companies — two of the major tech companies involved, Apple and Facebook, have vehemently denied involvement. According to the Washington Post, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, AOL and PalTalk are...
Facebook and Apple deny participation in US government spying program PRISM

Following Google's Lead, Zuckerberg Says Facebook Isn't Giving Govt "Direct Access" Either

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Mark Zuckerberg has just taken to Facebook to personally respond to the accusations that Facebook is involved in PRISM, an alleged secret government program that gives the government access to user information, denying that Facebook has ever given any government “direct access” to its servers. This comes just hours after...
Following Google's Lead, Zuckerberg Says Facebook Isn't Giving Govt "Direct Access" Either

SingTel denies claims that it provided telecom services in India without a license

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SingTel has denied claims of wrongdoing after India’s telecom authorities launched an enquiry into claims that the Asian operator provided services in the country without holding necessary permits. Media yesterday reported that India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was investigating claims into whether SingTel and two Indian mobile operators — Bharti Airtel and...
SingTel denies claims that it provided telecom services in India without a license
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