Reprinted with permission from DCReport. James S. Henry, an economist and expert on global tax avoidance, reports that the new Trump tax law gives Apple and other multinational companies a sweetheart deal—several sweetheart deals, actually—that could total as much as $2.6 trillion. This is an important story that the mainstream news missed. We have it all […]
The hustlers claim that job incentives are a sound investment of our tax dollars, because those new jobs create new taxpayers, meaning investments soon pay for themselves. Hmmm … not quite. In fact, not even close. Last year, a watchdog outfit called Good Jobs First tracked the 386 incentive deals since 1976 that gave at […]
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this week that the company would repatriate $252 billion, give or take a few billion, then create some American jobs and invest in America – for a change. This is a result of the massive tax cut Congressional Republicans awarded corporations like Apple that were hoarding trillions in profits overseas. […]
The app world throws an unprecedented amount of new product at users every day. If you’ve got a Mac, you can choose from tons of new system optimization, productivity and entertainment apps — but with so much unveiled so quickly, it’s tough to know which ones are actually worth your time and hard drive space. […]
A federal magistrate judge felt the Justice Department went too far in using an 18th century law, the All Writs Act, to have Apple unlock the phone.
The Department of Justice announced on Monday that the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook has been cracked, ending the two-month struggle between the federal government and Apple over encryption in the age of terrorism attacks.
Suppose Belgian investigators cleaning up the body parts came across an encrypted iPhone of a terrorist impressed by Apple’s promise of privacy. Would Apple refuse to help uncover accomplices in that bloodbath, as well?
Mark Zuckerberg has taken a side in the fight between Apple and the FBI in regards to the on-going issues with the San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s phone.
The executive said Apple was stunned that such a legal request had come from the U.S. government rather than a country with weaker traditions of protecting privacy and civil liberties.
Apple was hailed as a champion of digital privacy this week after refusing to help the FBI hack into an iPhone belonging to a suspect in the San Bernardino shooting. But the firm hasn’t always been so scrupulous about user data, especially in China.
It’s been said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and for good reason. Apples are low in fat, have fiber and lots of nutrients, and they’re a delicious alternative to eating processed sugar and carbohydrates. As a fruit in our culture, apples and apple products like juices are omnipresent. The good news for […]
New York (AFP) — Wall Street stocks were little changed in early trade Wednesday with Apple posting modest gains after unveiling a spate of new products, including a mobile-payment system and a smartwatch. About 40 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 3.01 points (0.02 percent) to 17,010.86. The broad-based S&P 500 shed […]
By E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times Shoppers can use Apple’s newest iPhone instead of their credit and debit cards to buy goods and services from retailers who install the required technical system. But nearly two-thirds of Americans express little or no interest in making payments by tapping their cellphones at a register, according to […]
San Francisco (AFP) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled two new versions of the iPhone, boosting the screen size of the iconic smartphone to 4.7 and 5.5 inches. Unveiling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple chief Tim Cook said the company was launching “the biggest advancement in the history of iPhones.” Apple senior vice […]
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy has canceled the $1 billion program to provide all students with an iPad after public records showed he and his top deputy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding. Recently released emails showed that […]
Seoul (AFP) – Arch-rivals Samsung and Apple decided Wednesday to drop all patent disputes outside the United States, marking a partial ceasefire in a long-running legal war between the world’s two largest smartphone makers. Both companies have been locked in a three-year battle of litigative attrition in close to a dozen countries, with each accusing […]