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If you think that commercial software designed to spy on computers is problematic, you're not alone. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's UK contact has determined that Gamma International's approach to selling its FinFisher spyware violates human rights guidelines. The de...

February 26th 2015 at 4:41pm 0 Comments
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Apple and other tech giants had better not lean too heavily on Ireland's super-favorable tax environment; at least one big perk is going away. Finance minister Michael Noonan has detailed a new budget that, among other things, will phase out the "double Irish" system that let companies operating i...

October 15th 2014 at 10:04am 0 Comments
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An EU commission has accused Ireland of granting "state aid" tax breaks to Apple that may break market rules. That was the result of an investigation by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) over Irish deals brokered in 1991 and 2007. It has now asked Ireland to provide...

September 30th 2014 at 5:03am 0 Comments
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Color us surprised, it seems the market leader for cellular penetration -- at least in the 30 "Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development," or OECD countries -- is Luxembourg. With some 153.7 subscribers per 100 people -- apparently attributed to multiple SIM cards per person -- they are...

July 26th 2007 at 11:12am 0 Comments