Google Seeks to Exploit Sony Cyberattack for Its Own Self-Interest
The Sony cyberattack - apparently state-sponsored - obviously raises solemn concerns, including national security and the very safety of American citizens.
Accordingly, immediate public discussion should focus primarily upon the gravity of the attack and how the Internet, one of the most transformative and beneficial innovations in human history, can sometimes become a tool for those with destructive and even deadly intent. While Sony Pictures, its employees, and its customers were the immediate victims this time, the reality is that this could happen to anyone and any enterprise. In fact, such attacks on other companies and individuals occur at an alarmingly accelerating pace.
Leave it to Google, however, to attempt to profit from the attack and leverage it on behalf of its own…[more]
What’s so affordable about a health care law that imposes $100 billion in sales taxes on consumers?
That’s the question being asked by small business owners as they prepare to start paying ObamaCare’s health insurance tax or HIT.
HIT is a sales tax imposed on each policy sold in the fully covered insurance market. The tax is projected to yield $8 billion in 2014, $14.3 billion by 2018 and rise steadily thereafter, according to AHIP, a health insurance trade association. A study by the Joint Committee on Taxation estimates that the tax will generate more than $100 billion in…
"Obama is hardly the first president to seek rapprochement with our adversaries and reconciliation with our enemies, of course. But his determination to make nice -- even in the face of clear and repeated rejection from the other side -- is unparalleled. For Obama and his team, diplomacy with rogue regimes is an end in itself, and any deal, however one-sided, is a win, especially one that the White…[more]