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[News] [OT] Freedom of Speech Stolen to Cover Up Corruption

  • Subject: [News] [OT] Freedom of Speech Stolen to Cover Up Corruption
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 03:15:51 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Vietnam Looks To Regulate Blogs

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| The idea of free speech and free press is perhaps one of the most dangerous 
| threats to governments seeking to control the population. This is precisely 
| what made the founders of the United States so revolutionary – the ability to 
| share information allows the people to control the government, not the other 
| way around.    


On the other hand:

Malls may not regulate content of free speech, says California Supreme Court

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| While a mall has the right to regulate where and when a free speech activity 
| like leaflet distribution can take place, it cannot regulate what is said or 
| written, the California Supreme Court says in its ruling Monday.  


Examples below.


Chinese anti-corruption site crashes

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| THE CHINESE government had a wizard idea that would allow the workers to make 
| complaints against corruption. 
| They set up a website yfj.mos.gov.cn as part of the National Bureau of 
| Corruption Prevention. Workers could finally email details of corrupt 
| officials and how they suffered.  
| Unfortunately a day after it was launched, the server was clogged with so 
| many complaints that it crashed. 


Wis. Bill to Require Tax Loophole Data

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| Wisconsin Bill Would Require More Reporting on Tax Loopholes
| [...]
| A message left with Microsoft was not immediately returned.



Ecuador Tax Agency Closes Microsoft Branch Offices For 7 Days

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| "We have twice requested balances, payment reports and complete tax 
| information, but the company hasn't given it to us, so in accordance with our 
| laws we have proceeded with the closure," the SRI official in charge of the 
| proceeding said.   


Microsoft Office raid in Hungary

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| "Such behavior could lead to the exclusion of competitive products from 
| the market and violate European Union rules, according to the authority 
| known as the GVH."


Microsoft's past stock options practice poses questions

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| Microsoft in 1999 announced that it would end a policy of awarding
| options at monthly lows and said it would take a $217 million charge,
| though many details of that discontinued practice haven't been widely
| known, The Wall Street Journal said Friday.
| Those details raise questions about how Microsoft began the practice,
| what prompted the company to end it and whether the way the options
| were dated--at 30-day lows the month after they were
| granted--influenced other companies, it said.


Microsoft Hides Its Mobile and Business Apps Divisions

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| The company is folding its two worst-performing divisions -- Microsoft
| Business Solutions (its business applications unit) and its Mobile and
| Embedded units -- into the Microsoft Business Division and Microsoft Home
| and Entertainment units, respectively.


Microsoft exec dumped stock prior to Red Ring announcement

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| To make matters more murky, the sales were not registered with the Securities 
| and Exchange Commission within the mandatory two days of the transaction, a 
| result of an alleged "administrative error." Microsoft has since remedied the 
| issue by following the "procedures required of late-filers."   


Microsoft's Bach sold more stock before Xbox news

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| Microsoft Corp. executive Robbie Bach sold $3 million more in company stock 
| during the period leading up to an announcement about a costly flaw in its 
| Xbox video game console than previously reported, according to a filing 
| Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.   


Insider Trading Hasn't Affect Microsoft Stock - Yet

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| MarketWatch.com reports that Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's
| Entertainment and Devices division, sold $6.2 million of Microsoft
| stock just prior to announcing that Microsoft was going to have to 
| extend XBox 360 warranties to three years because of extensive 
| failures. The filings note that this was not part of any 
| scheduled diversification or selling program; this was a 
| conscious, unscheduled sale by the guy in charge of releasing 
| news that could affect the value of Microsoft stock.
| [...]
| Insider trading is a very serious violation of the law; just 
| ask Martha Stewart, who served five months in prison for 
| avoiding losses of $43,000 through trades that just had suspicious 
| timing (no insider trading was actually proven). This is $6.3 
| million that went straight into Robbie Bach's pocket.


Gritty AMD's chips are still down

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| Hector Ruiz, AMD CEO, says his company has been at the forefront of 
| innovation in computing technology and accuses Intel of abusing its monopoly 
| in world markets.  
| [...]
| "If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations 
| have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from 
| AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel," he claimed.  
| "So I would say that Intel is trying to catch up with us in that respect."
| Ruiz accuses Intel of trying to use their market share and production 
| capabilities to squeeze AMD out of the market. 
| "Intel continues... to abuse their monopoly and that's why around the world 
| governments and regulatory agencies continue to go after them." 


Intel: doing the dirty on OLPC

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| Intel’s agreement with the OLPC Foundation included a ‘non disparagement’ 
| clause, under which Intel and One Laptop promised not to criticize each 
| other, according to Nicholas Negroponte in the latest article in the Wall 
| Street Journal.   
| Still Intel tactics have violated that repeatedly to kill OLPC efforts in 
| Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan, India, China and Intel is also still trying to pull 
| those tactics in Mexico, Brazil.  
| This is simply disgracefull of Intel, scandalous.
| But Negroponte has signed an agreement saying that he is not allowed to 
| criticize Intel, so he is not allowed to talk about these shameless tactics 
| even though Intel is the one violating the agreement.  
| So only independant voices on the Internet can get those messages of truth 
| out about Intels tactics. 
| In Nigeria, Intel came and donated 3000 laptops to counter OLPC efforts, then 
| sells 17 thousand Classmates to Nigeria at a loss. 
| Then Microsoft corrupted Nigerian officials with 400 thousand dollars to 
| install Windows XP on those instead of Mandriva Linux. 


EU issues antitrust charge sheet against Intel

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| The European Commission issued formal charges against Intel on Thursday for 
| allegedly using illegal tactics against smaller rival Advanced Micro Devices, 
| a European Commission spokesman said.  


Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself" 

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| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious 
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.


AMD chief condemns Intel 'abuses'

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| In 2005, after the Japan Fair Trade Commission found Intel guilty of 
| offering illegal rebates to Japanese PC makers, AMD filed an anti-trust 
| suit against its competitor in the U.S. District Court in Delaware. The 
| case has not been decided.


AMD: Intel Destroyed Evidence in Antitrust Case

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| In an unpublished statement to the U.S. District Court of Delaware,
| AMD alleges Intel allowed the destruction of evidence in pending
| antitrust litigation.


Video: Henri Richard comes out swinging at Intel during AMD press conference

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| [AMD's Henri Richard:] "I am sick and tired of being pushed around
| by a competitor that doesn't respect the rules of fair and open
| competition."


Investors sue Dell on payments from Intel: WSJ

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| An investor lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses Dell Inc. of
| improper accounting in its relationship with chip giant Intel,
| according to a media report published Thursday evening.
| [...]
| The suit alleges that Dell received at times as much as $1 billion
| a year in "secret and likely illegal" kickbacks in the form of
| "e-Cap" or "exception to corporate average pricing" payments"
| from Intel to ensure that Dell used no other chip supplier,
| according to The Journal.


Lenovo got financial help from Intel, claim 

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| Journalists on the title said Lenovo is being paid a "pretty
| penny" from Intel to use its chips.


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| In 2005, a unit of Shenzhen Donjin countersued, saying Intel engaged
| in monopolistic practices.


Intel's anti-trust memos started vanishing from the top

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| Chairman Craig Barrett, CEO Paul Otellini and sales chief Sean Maloney
| have appeared on a list of Intel employees thought to have deleted 
| e-mails possibly relevant to AMD's anti-trust lawsuit against its
| larger rival. The missing e-mails have thrust a livid state of mind
| onto AMD's lawyers who have very serious problems with Intel's
| rather lax document retention policy.
| [...]
| CEO Otellini appears to have been one of these troublesome employees.


U.S. judge orders Intel to try to recover e-mails

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| Farnan gave Intel 30 days to recover as many of the missing e-mails
| as possible and to draw up a report on the steps it is taking to do
| so, Mulloy said.


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