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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.

Apple Faces Fresh Criticism of Factories

Hilmar Schmundt and Bernhard Zand Spiegel Online International
Apple might have abandoned manufacturing supplier Foxconn in the wake of a scandal over deplorable working conditions in its Chinese factories, but it seems that labor rights violations are also rife at Pegatron, its new partner.

Apple Antics

Henry Blodget | Daily Ticker Yahoo Finance
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