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 Clearly? What's the proof of that? The article certainly doesn't provide any evidence that the interest in cracking iOS security is not national security related. People need to abandon the conflation and focus on actual proof of abuse. Do you think a hacker that tries to crack security is definitely guilty of trying to do something nefarious without proof?
Why is Sandia National Laboratories in quotes? That's not a secret organization. 
So you're calling the Heritage Foundation liars? http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/cloud-centers-bring-high-tech-flash-but-not-many-jobs-to-beaten-down-towns/2011/11/08/gIQAccTQtN_print.html http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-new-data-center-north-carolina-created-50-jobs-2011-11
 https://twitter.com/heritage/status/472161734191751168 http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/053014-702871-the-dead-hand-of-crony-capitalism-exposed.htm Also, in the past 20 years, the Fortune 500 has received $63 billion in tax subsidies from government. People like to talk about "barriers" to doing business in the U.S., but the reality is that there are mostly open floodgates of cash in the form of tax breaks for big business.
Just an example: Apple received $370 million in tax breaks from North Carolina for creating 50 jobs. Does that seem like a big win for North Carolina taxpayers? Or more like a meaningless giveaway?
Marc Newson, who has been working with Apple recently, did a concept car design for Ford in 1999...the 021C.
The cash is already in the United States sitting in NYC banks. It's a complete myth that the actual money is "outside" the U.S. 
 Most of it is already in the U.S., which is what a lot of people don't realize when they start talking about "overseas" money. Most of Apple's cash hoard from "overseas" is actually sitting in NYC banks. They can borrow against it at will, and interest rates that are below the rate of inflation mean that the U.S. government is paying Apple to borrow money.
Companies with "overseas" profits can easily leverage them for bond offerings used to partially finance share buybacks. Apple and Microsoft have both used their very large "overseas" profit to get extremely low bond rates…in some cases, rates that are even lower than the expected rate of inflation, which means they're essentially being paid not to repatriate their money.
Anyone interested in how "overseas" profits and taxation ACTUALLY works should read this link...   https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/tax-reform/report/2014/01/09/81681/offshore-corporate-profits-the-only-thing-trapped-is-tax-revenue/   FROM THE ARTICLE: "To qualify as “offshore” for tax purposes, U.S. corporate money must be controlled by a foreign subsidiary, but it does not have to be invested abroad. In fact, for many corporations, these foreign profits...
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