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Windows 10 calls home a lot; Russia hikes tech tax and intends to switch to Linux

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    “We are breeding the cow and they are milking it” - German Klimenko, Vladimir Putin’s new Internet czar on Google, Microsoft, and Apple doing business in Russia
    [​IMG] Keith Weller, USDA / Wikimedia

    When it comes to high tech, American companies dominate the Russian market and, perhaps not surprisingly, that doesn’t site well with the Russian government which would prefer to see homegrown offerings such as Yandex and Mail.ru get more market traction. The consequence, according to Bloomberg, is a plan by the Russian government to increase the taxes the American tech giants by 18 percent.

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