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Ireland expected to dissolve 'Double Irish' tax loophole benefitting Apple, others

Oct 13 2014 7:28pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

After pressure from the European Union's antitrust watchdog, Ireland's government is expected to announce changes to its tax residency, phasing out the popular multinational tax loophole employed by Apple to save bi ...
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Apple and Samsung Pushing EU for Restricting Patent Troll’s Power

Source: Apple Balla | Feb 25 2014, 12:43pm CST | by Ehsanul Haque Kanan

Apple and Samsung Pushing EU for Restricting Patent Troll’s Power
Apple and Samsung pushed their past rivalry aside, as they decide to join in a group of 19 companies to send a letter to the EU with a view to restricting the patent trolling power
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Replacement of conventional lighting with LED picks up pace in US, Europe

Oct 13 2014 9:12am CDT | Source: Digitimes

As power utilities in the US have offered subsidies for LED lighting products with Energy Star certification and the European Union will lower RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive maximum mercury content from 5mg to 3mg for conventional lamps of below 30W by the end of 2017, the replacement of conventional lighting with LED lighting has picked up speed in the US and Europe markets, according ...
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Amazon also facing tax showdown with European Union regulatory agency

Oct 7 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: MacNN

Similar to Apple's arrangement in Ireland, Amazon has a special, and legal, tax arrangement with Luxembourg. Amazon's, like Apple's, is now under fire by the European Commission for corporate tax avoidance. The European Commission is claiming that despite its legality, a favorable tax rate deal with Amazon's own patent holding company in Luxembourg violates European Un ...
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European Commission finds Ireland's tax deal with Apple amounts to illegal state aid

Sep 30 2014 5:13am CDT | Source: Apple Insider

In an official preliminary finding published on Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust watchdog said it believes Apple is receiving special treatment from Ireland in the form of tax agreements, a situation that constitutes state and could therefore be viewed as ille ...
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EU plans to publish details of Apple’s alleged tax evasion

Sep 29 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Cult of Mac

Regulators are set to break down the reason tax deals given to Apple in Ireland violate EU laws, according to people familiar with the matter. The European Commission began formal investigations into the tax a ...
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Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations

Sep 29 2014 3:02am CDT | Source: GigaOm: Apple

Back in June, the European Commission started sniffing around Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland, to see whether the Irish government’s acceptance of the firm’s elaborate tax avoidance tricks amounted to unlawful state aid. According to a Sunday Financial Times report, the Commission now has its preliminary […] Apple could be liable for billions of euros in fines, as EU reportedly prepares tax accusations originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue readi ...
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EU to report findings on Apple, Ireland tax details this week

Sep 28 2014 4:16pm CDT | Source: MacNN

A report from the European Union that investigated tax deals between Apple and Ireland could be coming as soon as tomorrow. The European Commission will offering its findings from its formal investigation that was launched in June, showing that Apple benefited from illegal state aid from the I ...
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60 percent of apps fail basic privacy tests, finds international cross-governmental study

Sep 12 2014 7:10am CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

A review of 1,211 apps carried out by a coalition of privacy officials across 19 countries found that 60 percent of them failed at least one basic privacy test, reports the WSJ. The officials found that 60% of apps raised privacy concerns, based on three criteria: They did not disclose how they used personal information; they required that the user give up an excessive amount of personal data as a condition of download ...
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