Amazon, Google and Apple won’t need to pay tax, despite goverment threats

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Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/amazon-google-and-apple-wont-need-pay-tax-despite-goverment-threats

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc.

It’s been a busy week for technology companies explaining their tax situations.

Bitcoiners crave coders to cope with demand

From: Hack in the Box
Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/bitcoiners-crave-coders-cope-demand

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_coin

Bitcoin is not going away, the digital currency’s developers say, and they’re craving more technically savvy people to support its use.

“Our bottleneck is not new code, it’s code review and testing,” said Gavin Andresen , chief scientist at the Bitcoin Foundation, which provides most of the core backend development for the currency.

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We Steal Secrets: the rise and fall of WikiLeaks in classic Hollywood terms

From: Hack in the Box
Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/we-steal-secrets-rise-and-fall-wikileaks-classic-hollywood-terms

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GUdon-sy3rw

All movies have heroes and villains and Alex Gibney’s documentary, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, felt like vintage silver screen. Two-thirds of the way through, the film established clear roles. Our protagonist is Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder and underdog hacker hero. His evil nemesis is actually information-silencing bureaucracy but the US government largely plays this role (voiced often by Michael Hayden, former director of both the NSA and CIA). It’s a classic conflict: a battle waged over censorship and the public’s right to know.

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“Julian and WikiLeaks, the very ideals of WikiLeaks, are not one in the same”

From: Hack in the Box
Source: http://news.hitb.org/content/julian-and-wikileaks-very-ideals-wikileaks-are-not-one-same

http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/AA18_FP_00493-640x360.jpg

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney doesn’t shy away from controversy. In fact, he may gravitate towards it. His previous works cover the fall of Enron (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), the Elliot Spitzer saga (Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer), and torture during the war in Afghanistan (Taxi to the Dark Side).

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