News highlights – 31 August

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Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook
REUTERS/Stephen Lam

News highlights – 31 August

Apple will bring profits back home next year

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Apple expects to repatriate billions of dollars of global profits to the United States next year, Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a radio interview on Thursday, but did not specify exactly how much would be returned. Read more…

And Tim Cook says tax demand political crap

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The European Union’s imposition of a 13 billion euro ($14.5 billion) back tax bill on Apple is “total political crap”, Chief Executive Tim Cook said, and anti-U.S. bias may have played a role. Read more…

Nazi sympathisers and right wing activists more common on Twitter than militant Islamists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday found. Read more…

Orange is in talks with Iran’s MCI about potential co-operation

PARIS (Reuters) – French telecoms operator Orange is in negotiations with Mobile Telecommunication Company of Iran (MCI), “regarding a number of areas of potential cooperation and business topics,” a spokesman said. Read more…

BEREC scores own goal in Net Neutrality guidelines

Guidelines published yesterday by BEREC, declared that ISPs would be forbidden from implementing any traffic control at all, seemingly including parental access controls and preventing advertising traffic from spamming connected devices, even when requested by consumers. Read more…

Chinese spending on IoT set to soar

Beijing, September 01, 2016 — Chinese manufacturing enterprises’ spending on the Internet of Things (“IoT”) is expected to reach US$127.5 billion (approximately RMB848.3 billion) by 2020, with a compound average growth rate of 14.7% during 2016 to 2020, according to IDC. Read more…

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