EU probes Apple’s tax affairs
The European Commission plans to investigate Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland following an initial probe starting in June. The commission says it believes the tax deals agreed between Apple and the government of Ireland amounted to illegal state aid for the company, and that other firms would not have received the same support. A spokesman for the Irish government said it is “confident that there is no breach of state-aid rules” in the case and that his country had already submitted a formal answer in response to the investigation. The EC can demand the return of any unpaid taxes or even levy a fine. The investigation is part of a wider attempt to limit corporate tax avoidance. not exposed to remote exploits of Bash unless users configure advanced Unix services.” The patch should help advanced users remain secure.