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Senate wiretapping debate comes to an end

The U.S. Senate has taken one step closer to a final vote on changing the government’s controversial program to freely tap and monitor citizens’ phones. Senators voted 83-14 to end debate on the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights…Read more ›

Senate clears bill that will make it easier to unlock phones and switch carriers

You should be able to easily switch carriers in the U.S. once you fulfill your two-year contract, but most of the time it’s easier said than done. A new bill being reviewed in Washington plans to let you unlock your phone to…Read more ›

Tim Cook, tech leaders urge Senate to curb government surveillance

  Congress has dropped the ball on surveillance reform, according to Tim Cook and a host of other top tech CEOs throughout the country. In a full-page ad printed in today’s Washington Times, the tech companies tell the Senate it’s been…Read more ›

John Stewart Debutes ‘The Tax Code Nano’ In Response To Apple Senate Hearing


Tim Cook survived his grilling during his appearance before the U.S. Senate Sub-Committee Hearing to Examine Offshore Profit Shifting and Tax Avoidance by Apple Inc. Even though some of the senators still aren’t happy with Apple’s international tax practices, a solution to the problem wasn’t given.

Not one to pass up the opportunity to make fun of senators, John Stewart broke down the Senate hearing on his show last night and jokingly  [Read More…]

Apple Publishes Opening Statements From Today’s Senate Hearing On Taxes

21bits-cook-tmagArticleApple has published the opening statements read by CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer earlier today at the U.S. Senate Subcommittee hearing on corporate taxes. The hearing lasted several hours and was televised live on CSPAN. Senators like Carl Levin, John McCain, and Rand Paul were present to lead the committee and hear from industry […]

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Apple To Be Grilled By U.S. Senate On “Extensive Tax-Avoidance Strategies” At Hearing Tomorrow

apple-money-store-640x480Apple CEO Tim Cook is scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee tomorrow as part of a probe into tax evasion strategies among American corporations. Apple released its official testimony for the hearing earlier today, noting that is is one of the biggest taxpayers in the country. Among the witnesses tomorrow will be Apple […]

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Tim Cook Defends Apple’s Offshore Cash Hoard Before Senate Hearing


Tim Cook is going to Washington to testify before a Senate committee next week, but the Apple CEO is pulling a rare move for the company and going on the offensive early by giving media interviews to explain its position.

During an interview with Politico, Cook addressed the controversy surrounding Apple’s cash hoard by explaining where its offshore cash comes from, how Apple plans to bring more manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.,  [Read More…]

Senate Summons Apple’s Tim Cook To Testify On Storing Cash Overseas To Avoid Taxes


Apple has fallen under plenty of scrutiny for storing a majority of its $ 100+ billion cash horde overseas to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes, the highest tax rate in the world. Now Apple CEO Tim Cook has been summoned to speak at a Senate hearing next week as part of an investigation into the offshore tax practices of U.S businesses.

Politico reports that Cook will testify before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee  [Read More…]

Apple Executive Tells US Senate that iOS 5 will Encrypt Location Tracking Cache

Click the image to open in full size. Heavyweights from Apple, Google, and other tech giants showed up on Capitol Hill today for some grilling before a panel of US lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. Members of Congress are looking to probe potential privacy and security threats born of the location tracking attributes of some of today’s most popular mobile operating systems, including Apple’s iOS. "I am  [Read More…]