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'Blind agreement' and closed-door deals: Report slams TPP negotiations

With sign-off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership edging closer and critics warning the deal could "choke" digital rights, an Australian Parliamentary review has slammed the negotiating process for a lack of oversight.

By June 30, 2015


Almost half of smartphones sold in US linked to installment plans

Instead of hurting smartphone sales, the new installment plans are actually becoming more popular than the standard two-year subsidized agreement, says Kantar analyst Carolina Milanesi.

By October 7, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Verizon abandons contracts: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Confused about Verizon's shake-up of the way you pay for wireless service? CNET has you covered with all of the answers.

By August 12, 2015


TPP trade deal ready for final approval as digital rights groups sound warning

After five years of marathon talks, the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been agreed to. But as trade leaders take the hard sell back home, civil liberties advocates say the deal is bad news for digital rights.

By October 5, 2015


Microsoft, Asus deal combines Android patents, Office bundling

Commentary: Is Microsoft making Office software and services part of its patent-licensing negotiation terms? A new deal between Microsoft and Asus points in that direction.

By October 2, 2015


Europe inks deal with China to develop 5G mobile networks

The goal is to roll out high-speed 5G networks capable of 20 gigabytes per second by 2020. But is that realistic?

By September 28, 2015


Facebook 'unfriending' is workplace bullying, Australia tribunal finds

Technically Incorrect: Australia's Fair Work Commission declares that unfriending a co-worker is mean, so very mean.

By September 25, 2015


Young people think it's OK to track your lover, survey says

Technically Incorrect: An Australian survey of people from 16 to 24 years old suggests the world can't end too soon. Almost half said tracking their partners using technology is just fine.

By September 24, 2015


Snowden backs international campaign to outlaw mass surveillance

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked documents to the press, wants the United Nations to pass a proposal to end mass snooping by governments and also protect whistle-blowers like himself.

By September 24, 2015