US government has “tapped directly into international fiber optic internet cables”, does not have direct access to tech company servers
When details on the NSA’s secret surveillance program called PRISM first emerged, much of the fear stemmed from the idea that the government had “direct access” to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Many of the companies unsurprisingly denied allegations of direct access to [...]Read More »
Facebook and Microsoft reveal NSA data request numbers in transparency reports, Google and Twitter refuse due to restrictions
More than two weeks after the NSA’s secret surveillance program, PRISM, was leaked to the world, the companies involved are understandably still taking some heat from its users. Facebook and Microsoft, however, have worked out a deal with the US government to begin including national security-related requests in its transparency [...]Read More »
US government accuses Apple of dodging billions of dollars in taxes, CEO Tim Cook calls for tax reform
Apple has almost $100 billion of cash offshore, and the company doesn’t pay US taxes for this large amount. They also recently took on billions in debt to buy back shares instead of bringing over money from their massive offshore cash reserve. On May 21st, Tim Cook testified on behalf [...]Read More »
The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 has been passed by the US Senate. The bill gives states the authority to collect sales tax from online sellers — meaning sales-free online purchases could soon come to an end.
While the bill only applies to online businesses that make at least $1 [...]Read More »
Alleged Chinese spy’s laptop found to contain porn and pirated movies, not classified information from NASA
Bo Jiang used to work for NASA. He was let go by his employer because congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia claimed that he and other Chinese engineers were a security risk. This was a statement in a press release issued by the congressman:
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“I am particularly concerned that (the) information
French magazine L’Express is reporting that, last May, the computers in the offices of Nicolas Sarkozy (who was still president back then) were hacked by the “Flame” malware. This is that same malware that made headlines for being developed by the United States and Israel for intelligence and disruption purposes [...]Read More »
We had earlier reported Google Nexus Q is made in USA. The details of Nexus Q were revealed at the Google I/O 2012 developers conference last week, courtesy of a “Designed and Manufactured in USA” tag at the bottom of the device. Obviously Google’s move to manufacture Nexus Q in [...]Read More »
Are you among the ones who have always been worried about the “Made in China” tag on your electronic device(s)? If so, Google is now bringing something new and quite exciting to many classes of the community; Google Nexus Q, to shake off your worries.
Google’s Nexus Q is the [...]Read More »