Tag Archives: Apple

CEO Decides Apple Doesn’t Have to Pay Corporate Tax Rate Because It’s “Unfair”

“Wouldn’t it be great if you could refuse to pay your taxes until you decided your tax rate was “fair”?

That is, of course, not the way it works. Unless you’re Apple.”

https://theintercept.com/2016/08/16/ceo-tim-cook-decides-apple-doesnt-have-to-pay-corporate-tax-rate-because-its-unfair/

Apple’s iBooks, iTunes Movies mysteriously suspended in China; customers want refunds – LA Times

The Chinese government has not issued any statement on the matter. However, the New York Times, citing two anonymous sources, said the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television had ordered the services offline, though it was unclear why.

http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-china-apple-ibook-itunes-movies-20160422-story.html

Apple Remains in Dark on How FBI Hacked iPhone Without Help | Industrial Equipment News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can’t keep their most personal information safe. Meanwhile, Apple remains in the dark about how to restore the security of its flagship product.The government said it was able to break into an iPhone used by a gunman in a mass shooting in California, but it didn’t say how. That puzzled Apple software engineers — and outside experts — about how the FBI broke the digital locks on the phone without Apple’s help. It also complicated Apple’s job repairing flaws that jeopardize its software.

Source: Apple Remains in Dark on How FBI Hacked iPhone Without Help | Industrial Equipment News

Did the FBI Just Unleash a Hacker Army on Apple? – The Daily Beast

Cellebrite, an Israeli company, has been identified in some news accounts as the company that came to the FBI’s rescue. It signed a contract with the bureau worth more than $15 million last week.

In other words: The American government may have used foreign hackers to crack the signature product of America’s top technology company.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/29/did-the-fbi-just-unleash-a-hacker-army-on-apple.html

Beyond surveillance: what could happen if Apple loses to the FBI | Technology | The Guardian

“This is how a former White House technologist envisions a future in which Apple loses its privacy battle with the US government.

The year is 2026. You get in your new Tesla for a milk run. You place your fingertip on the door handle, the door unlocks, and the car knows it’s you as you step inside because it read your fingerprint.

The car, on its own, pulls out of the garage while you scroll through live streams broadcast by your friends on whatever app has succeeded Instagram.

The doors lock. The car passes the convenience store and its dairy aisle. Instead, it makes two lefts then a right before pulling up to the local police station. The cops are waiting outside. They got a judge to make Tesla update your car’s self-driving software to lock the doors and deliver you to the local precinct. You looked like a guy caught on surveillance camera and the police had a few questions.”

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/mar/21/apple-fbi-encryption-battle