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Time to Stand Up to Apple

Robert Reich Robert Reich blog
Designs, software, and patented ideas, which are at the core of Apple's business model, are a perfect vehicle for tax avoidance.

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Tech Workers Should Unionize

Hamilton Nolan Gawker
The fact that your company gives you good free lunches and shuttles to work and nice paycheck does not change the fact that you could get more by negotiating together, as a union. Anyone smart enough to get a job at Google is smart enough to grasp these facts.

Apple Champions Privacy; Government Seeks to Trash It

Alfredo Lopez This Can't Be Happening
Apple Computer is the current champion of privacy against U.S. government attempts to expand its spying on us. The company, a frequent NSA and FBI collaborator in the past, finds itself in the strange position of confronting a federal court order to dislodge its iPhone security system, an action Apple insists will cripple encryption as a privacy-protection measure.

Secret Memo Details U.S.'s Broader Strategy to Crack Phones

Michael Riley and Jordan Robertson Bloomberg
Security specialists say the case carries enormous consequences, for privacy and the competitiveness of U.S. businesses, and that the National Security Council directive, which has not been previously reported, shows that technology companies underestimated the resolve of the U.S. government to access encrypted data.
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