Today’s Tech Sightings:
That sentiment sums up Apple’s official response to the EU’s decision that the company received illegal state aid and should pay Ireland nearly $13 billion in back taxes. But the situation is complicated due to an understanding between Apple and Ireland that provides thousands of jobs in exchange for low tax rates. Moreover, Apple is the largest single taxpayer in Ireland right now. The U.S. Treasury Department has also expressed disappointment over the EU’s decision.
A 17-year-old Sri Lankan who thought scheduling exams around Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations was a bad idea, hacked into the president’s website to demand the exams be rescheduled. The hacker’s message included additional rants before it was taken down. The teen now faces a $2,000 fine and up to three years in jail.
IFA 2016, Europe’s biggest consumer electronics show, will run September 4-7 in Berlin, Germany. All the big names will be there. Expect announcements about new Android Nougat and Windows phones, virtual reality headsets, wearable health gadgets and more.
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