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Comment apple has a "secret list" too it seems (Score 1) 345

Apple has a "secret list" too it seems, I had one case of this with one domain. When I called I explained to normal tech support the issue, they had me escalated where I explained the issue in a bit more detail. Within an hour or two I had a call back from Apple support telling me that the domain had been removed, I didn't pry any more I just figured since they have the right to deny email for whatever reason then have the right to do this. This came after looking over logs, and some packet captures, to make sure it was being delivered to their servers before making the call to Apple. Nothing indicated any type of failure/deferred/blocked from looking at those logs/captures.

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Outrage At Microsoft Offshoring Tax In the UK, Google Caught Avoiding US Taxes 768

Master Of Ninja writes "After the ongoing row about companies not paying a fair share of tax in the United Kingdom, and with companies such as Starbucks, Amazon and Google being in the headlines, focus has now turned to Microsoft. Whilst the tax arrangements are strictly legal, there has been outrage on how companies are avoiding paying their fair share of tax generated in the country." And over here in the U.S., dstates sent in news of Google getting caught doing something similar: "Bloomberg reports that Google is using Bermuda shell companies to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes worldwide. By routing payments and recording profits in zero-tax havens, multinational companies have been avoiding double digit corporate taxes in the U.S. and Europe. Congressional hearings were held in July on the destructive consequences of off-shoring profits. Why aren't the U.S. and Europe exerting more diplomatic pressure on these tax havens that are effectively stealing from the U.S. and European treasuries by allowing profits that did not result from activities in Bermuda or the Cayman Islands to be recorded as occurring there?"

Comment Re:Leave Tech/IT alone! (Score 1) 518

Please don't bring the "cloud" into it, it has "clouded" enough minds already. A bunch of computers on various kinds of networks....it is really amazing how they can re-invent and convince so many. I love real new technology, I wish we would invest in that as an industry a bit more.

Comment Re:FFS (Score 1) 392

Covering up the signs for a bit isn't in my opinion that bad...akin to protesting in front of the building. But doing something else detrimental to the business...that would become dangerous to more than the specific parties mentioned and I would regard it as a form of terrorism for profit or not. I think Anonymous wouldn't take it much further than organizing a bigger group to run whatever code they need.

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