Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th Dec 2007 10:22 UTC
Legal As we say in Dutch, de kogel is door de kerk: Think Secret will cease all activities after reaching a settlement with Apple in a lawsuit Apple had filed against the website. In exchange for closing down Think Secret, Nick DePlume, its owner, will not have to reveal its sources to Apple. The press release on the Think Secret website reads: "Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published." My take: I have respect for the way DePlume protected his sources; very commendable. I have, however, little respect for Apple in this case (I have written, rather controversially, about it before), and it just scares the living daylights out of me that a company can exert this much power over independent websites.
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RE[3]: Pardon?
by tyrione on Fri 21st Dec 2007 12:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Pardon?"
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Governments work for their Citizens and are accountable to them.

Corporations work for their Stock Holders and are accountable to them. Staff working for the Corporation are accountable to the Stock Holders.

Leaking company classified information damages the value of a Company. It's violating their contract as an employee. They are costing the stock holders equity and thus should be found out.

Governments violating the laws that are for all citizens should be discovered. Such abuse puts the nation at risk by the abuses of power done by any government on the world stage.

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