Alphabet Inc’s Google has agreed to pay 306 million euros ($334 million) to settle a tax dispute with Italy, the company and the country’s tax authority said on Thursday.Last year Italian tax police alleged that Google had not paid tax on about 1 billion euros of Italian revenue between 2009 and 2013.”In addition to the taxes already paid in Italy during those years, Google will pay another 306 million euros,” a spokeswoman for the U.S. company said in an email.Both Google and the Italian tax office said the agreement covered the years between 2002 and 2015.Alphabet has been accused in Italy and other countries of avoiding taxes by booking income earned in higher-taxing European markets through a unit based in low-tax Ireland.The U.S. company has previously said it complied with tax rules in every country it worked.
The Google Doc phishing scam that started spreading Wednesday compromised more than one million Gmail users.We have taken action to protect users against an email spam campaign impersonating Google Docs, which affected fewer than 0.1% of Gmail users, a spokesperson said in a statement. We were able to stop the campaign within approximately one hour.There were 1 billion active Gmail users every month as of February 2016, a figure that has undoubtedly increased since.Gmail users started tweeting on Wednesday about the scam, in which email address firstname.lastname@example.org sent messages to users under the name of someone in their address book, inviting them to view what appeared to be a Google Doc.If you clicked, the hacker gained access to your emails and email contacts, and was able to send and delete emails in your account, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
In the real world, your personal life is a private space. But in tech, your personal data is a ripe resource for businesses to harvest in their own interests.That was the broad takeaway from last weeks New York Times profile on Uber, the car-summoning service, and its chief executive, Travis Kalanick. Among other revelations, the report illuminated that to stay competitive, Uber bought information about its main American ride-hailing competitor, Lyft, from Unroll.me, a free email digest service.How did Unroll.me get data about Lyft? While people could use the service free of charge to unsubscribe from marketing emails, Unroll.me made money by scanning the contents of its users inboxes and selling anonymized data, information that did not have individuals names attached to it (in this case, emailed Lyft receipts), to other companies, including marketers. Many consumers found Unroll.mes practices misleading.
Qualcomm, in a smartphone chip licensing spat with Apple, will reportedly ask a U.S. government agency to ban the import of iPhones into the country.Qualcomm plans to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to ban imports of iPhones, which are built in Asia, according to a Bloomberg Technology report. The news report cited an unnamed person familiar with Qualcomm’s strategy. A Qualcomm spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the news report.The USITC has the power to ban imports into the U.S. for patent infringement, and the agency is frequently used by patent holders as an alternative or addition to slow-moving patent infringement lawsuits in U.S. courts.Qualcomm’s request for an import ban could come before Apple plans to release its iPhone 8 later this year.
Det handlar om två kriminella och ett rån i denna mycket välgjorda animerade (3D) kortfilm.
Låt oss säga att rånet inte riktigt går som brottslingarna vill eller önskar. Det går faktiskt inte alls som tänkt. Rån och brott är allvarliga saker och du ska kanske inte skratta åt sådana saker men det är svårt att låta bli. Filmen är mycket välgjord med ett sinne för även de minsta detaljerna.
Director : MEGACOMPUTEUR
Team 3D: Léo Brunel, Quentin Camus, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet, Corentin Yvergniaux
3D Supervisor: Benoit Revilliot
Short film made during our summer internship at WIZZ Design, Paris.