Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger—-or friend—-can upload your keys to their online collection.
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) is packed with judges who own stock in the telecom companies handing over data to the government.
Mark Cuban isn’t a fan of tax inversions, either.
Last night, President Obama spoke with CNBC’s Steve Liesman, and their first topic of conversation was the issue of tax inversions, or mergers where U.S.-based companies acquire foreign companies and move their tax base overseas to enjoy lower rates.
Obama said this strategy, among other things, “undermines people’s confidence in how companies are thinking about their responsibilities to the country as a whole.”
Cuban took his rhetoric a step further: he said he’s selling stock in companies that move for tax reasons.
I absolutely love Mark Cuban. For an excellent example of a tax-paying
startup company, check out the Finnish SuperCell. Last year they benefited the Finnish taxman by over 260 million euros (approx. 350 million dollars).
Airhelp helps you get money when a flight is delayed or canceled. Fixed fights parking tickets for you. Startups are helping you know and enforce your rights.
Unsurprisingly, the blame game is now playing out on Wikipedia, where editors battle to record the polemics that best reflect their side of the story. Earlier this morning, the Russian-language Wikipedia entry for commercial aviation accidents hosted one such skirmish, when someone with an IP address based in Kyiv edited the MH17 record to say that the plane was shot down “by terrorists of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic with Buk system missiles, which the terrorists received from the Russian Federation.” Less than an hour later, someone with a Moscow IP address replaced this text with the sentence, “The plane was shot down by Ukrainian soldiers.”
Thanks to a Twitter bot that tracks anonymous Wikipedia edits made from IP addresses used by the Russian government, we know that the second edit to the MH17 article came from a computer at VGTRK, the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company.”
The Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine has reportedly claimed the lives of some of the world’s top medical researchers, who were heading to Melbourne.
Members of the House of Representatives are trying to sneak through a dangerous amendment that will strip the FCC of its power to enact meaningful net neutrality. The provision will prevent the FCC from treating the Internet like an essential telecommunications service, thwarting any chance of creating clear rules that would prevent Internet service providers from unfairly discriminating against how we access parts of the Internet, such as creating “fast lanes” for those who can afford them.
The Representative tacked this amendment on to legislation that otherwise has nothing to do with net neutrality, in the hopes that no one will notice. WE NOTICED.
We expect the House of Representatives to vote on this today or tomorrow, so we must ACT NOW.
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