Arik Hesseldahl

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Intel Challenges Record-Setting $1.4 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

Chipmaker Intel went to court in Luxembourg today to try to overturn a $1.45 billion antitrust fine imposed by European Union regulators in 2009, according to Reuters. The EU imposed the penalty — its largest ever — after finding that Intel had used anticompetitive tactics against rival Advanced Micro Devices. In a filing, Intel argued that the evidence investigators used was “profoundly inadequate.”


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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