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Apple Paid $6 Billion in Federal Income Tax in 2012, 1/40 of All U.S. Corporate Income Tax Collected

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The New York Times reports on a congressional investigation into the tax policies of technology giants, including Apple. The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations is nearly finished with a year-long investigation into the methods that large technology companies use to avoid paying U.S. corporate income tax. Apple, for its part,...
Apple Paid $6 Billion in Federal Income Tax in 2012, 1/40 of All U.S. Corporate Income Tax Collected

Consumers, privacy advocates call for investigation into PRISM

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The backlash against the PRISM surveillance program, which The Washington Post reported gives the U.S. government a direct pipeline to data from major consumer technology companies -- is in full force, with several groups calling for a full Congressional investigation of the program. Read full article >>...
Consumers, privacy advocates call for investigation into PRISM

Homeland Security 'Fusion' Center Director: We're Not Spying On Americans... Just Anti-Government Americans

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You may recall that, last fall, a Congressional investigation completely slammed Homeland Security's "Fusion Centers" -- noting that despite DHS insisting that they were critical to "fighting terrorism," the actual evidence showed that they had done nothing helpful in the fight against terrorism, but were instead chock full of wasteful...
Homeland Security 'Fusion' Center Director: We're Not Spying On Americans... Just Anti-Government Americans

Anti-Islam YouTube video wasn't to blame for Libya attack

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Congressional investigation reveals Americans were murdered in well-planned attack that, contrary to what Obama administration said at the time, had nothing to do with a crude anti-Islam video on YouTube. [Read more]...
Anti-Islam YouTube video wasn't to blame for Libya attack

U.S. Lawmakers Say Huawei Poses Security Threat

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A Chinese telecommunications giant that has been attempting to expand in the U.S. poses a national-security threat and may have violated U.S. laws, according to a congressional investigation. The year-long investigation by the House intelligence committee concluded the firm, Huawei Technologies Inc., and a second firm, ZTE Inc., pose security...
U.S. Lawmakers Say Huawei Poses Security Threat

3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes

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Kudos to Apple’s finance lawyers, who are the Cirque Du Soleil of legal contortionism. On the eve of live testimony from CEO Tim Cook, CFO Peter Oppenheimer and Phillip Bullock, head of Apple’s tax operations, a scathing congressional investigation of Apple’s tax dodging strategy reveals how the computer giant avoided...
3 Mindbending Ways Apple Dodged $13.8B In Taxes

Daily Report: Apple's Tax Practices Under Scrutiny

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A Congressional investigation on Apple's tax practices, laying out the use of a complex web of foreign subsidiaries to minimize tax liability, set the stage for a potential confrontation with Apple's chief at a hearing on Tuesday....
Daily Report: Apple's Tax Practices Under Scrutiny

Cisco's CEO Rips Into The Patent System & All Who Abuse It, Big Or Small

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There are plenty of discussions about the problem of patent trolls, but if you think that's the only problem with the patent system, you haven't been paying attention. There have been a ton of major clashes going on between big companies, spending billions buying up patents, suing each other... and...
Cisco's CEO Rips Into The Patent System & All Who Abuse It, Big Or Small

Facebook Users Protest Susan G. Komen De-Funding Planned Parenthood

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The group famous for the breast cancer pink ribbon faces about 20 negative posts per minute on Facebook over the sudden decision to pull funding of preventative breast cancer programs, such as mammograms, for low-income women at Planned Parenthood affiliates. Komen claims that since Planned Parenthood is facing a congressional...
Facebook Users Protest Susan G. Komen De-Funding Planned Parenthood

China's Huawei and ZTE deemed security threat by US Congress

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A congressional investigation has labeled Chinese telecommunications equipment firms Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security and will advise government departments and US companies to steer clear of their products, The Wall Street Journal reports. The House Intelligence committee report, which sums up a year-long investigation, is set to...
China's Huawei and ZTE deemed security threat by US Congress

New Evidence: Homeland Security Spied On Peaceful Protestors; Worried About Protests Getting News Coverage

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We just recently had a post on the head of one of Homeland Security's "Fusion Centers" (the same Fusion Centers found by a Congressional investigation to be a near total waste of time and money, finding no terrorists, but violating the public's civil liberties) who claimed that the DHS centers...
New Evidence: Homeland Security Spied On Peaceful Protestors; Worried About Protests Getting News Coverage

Congressional Investigation Slams DHS Anti-Terror Centers: Wasted Taxpayer Funds, Created No Useful Intelligence & Violated Civil Liberties

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Since September 11th, the government has often had something of a blank check (and the equivalent lack of oversight) for anything labeled as being part of an anti-terror effort. As such, it should hardly come as a surprise that programs are wasteful, possibly fraudulent, bad for civil liberties and (oh...
Congressional Investigation Slams DHS Anti-Terror Centers: Wasted Taxpayer Funds, Created No Useful Intelligence & Violated Civil Liberties
"Aaron's law," Congressional investigation in wake of Swartz suicide

[Poll] Developers: Why Did You Upload iOS Contacts Without Consent?

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Whenever user privacy comes into question, the reaction is predictable. The tech media will flare up with outrageous and accusatory headlines, the mainstream media will pick up on it and put a couple talking heads on air to decry the practice and users will start talking in bars about how...
[Poll] Developers: Why Did You Upload iOS Contacts Without Consent?
Congress Whacks Apple With The Tax Avoider Stick

FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

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We've discussed how the government often seems much more focused on silencing leaks of information, rather than recognizing that those leaks are often highlighting serious misconduct. The latest example involves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who apparently started trying to find the source of a leak, but in the...
FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

There Are Many Reasons Not To Give The NSA The Power To Spy On Your Info

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We were just noting that the Senate is undergoing a fight concerning whether or not the Cybersecurity Act is going to go anywhere, with much of the fight being a tug of war over your privacy. Senators Franken, Paul and Schumer are supporting an amendment to add in more privacy...
There Are Many Reasons Not To Give The NSA The Power To Spy On Your Info

Sources: Congressional inquiry into tech giant taxes closing

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According to a report at the New York Times, and confirmed by our own sources, the Congressional investigation in to the accounting practices of technology companies with offshore properties used as tax havens is drawing to a close. The year-old investigation involves a minimum of seven large technology companies, including...
Sources: Congressional inquiry into tech giant taxes closing

DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrest

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As the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's prosecution of Aaron Swartz has continued, apparently a DOJ representative has admitted that part of the reason it insisted on having Swartz plead guilty to a felony and go to jail, no matter what, was that it feared the public backlash for the...
DOJ Admits It Had To Put Aaron Swartz In Jail To Save Face Over The Arrest

FBI Didn't Even Inform Fusion Center About Tamerlan Tsarnaev

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Last year we noted that a Congressional investigation revealed that Homeland Security's "anti-terrorism fusion centers" were a complete joke. They created no useful intelligence, even though they cost a ton of taxpayer money, and they regularly violated American's civil liberties. In the wake of the Boston bombings, then, it might...
FBI Didn't Even Inform Fusion Center About Tamerlan Tsarnaev
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