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Is That a Nancy Heinen Windsock Twisting Over Apple HQ?

scapegoat.jpgThe Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Apple CEO Steve Jobs in connection with a backdating lawsuit against former Apple General Counsel Nancy Heinen. Seems the SEC wants Jobs to testify against Heinen, whom it sued in late April for allegedly backdating stock-option grants to Jobs and other Apple execs.

And that puts Jobs in an uncomfortable position. Because while Apple has cleared him of any wrongdoing, former Apple CFO Fred “It was you, Fredo” Anderson did try to implicate him in the scandal (Post continues after video … ).

Though Apple dismissed Anderson’s accusations as the ravings of a madman, they’re still not the sort of thing you want hanging over you when you’re testifying before an SEC panel. Because though the agency has said it will take no action against Apple, it hasn’t ruled out continued scrutiny of Jobs.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik