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Russian coach blames laser beam for team's World Cup exit

Fabio Capello says his goalkeeper was blinded by a green beam, just before conceding a vital goal.

By June 26, 2014


U.N. summit rejects U.S., Europe hands-off-the-Internet plea

Nigeria, Cuba, Algeria, and Saudi Arabia persuade a majority of summit delegates to support giving a United Nations agency a more "active" role in Internet governance.

By December 12, 2012


U.N. summit derailed over human rights controversy

Telecoms summit grinds to halt after China and Algeria object to human rights language, an interruption that follows a vote to give a U.N. agency a more "active" role in shaping the Internet.

By December 13, 2012


Policy and privacy: Five reasons why 2012 mattered

It was the year of Internet activism with a sharp political point: Protests derailed the Stop Online Piracy Act, assisted in imploding a United Nations summit, and helped to postpone a data-sharing bill.

By December 24, 2012


U.N. summit's meltdown ignites new Internet Cold War

New geopolitical rift isn't east-west or north-south: it roughly tracks commitment to free expression. The U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, and their allies are now facing off against the likes of China, Russia, Libya, Nigeria, and dozens of other nations.

By December 17, 2012


U.N. summit implodes as U.S., others spurn Internet treaty

United Nations summit breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed.

By December 13, 2012


The U.N. and the Internet: What to expect, what to fear (FAQ)

The U.S., Canada, and European allies are squaring off against Russia and China at a U.N. Internet summit. At stake: the future of how the Internet will be run.

By December 6, 2012


Opera reaches 200M active users; Facebook tops Africa sites

The mobile browser company says it has reached the milestone of 200 million users, a massive increase year over year, as users in Africa reach out to social networks and more.

By July 30, 2012


Middle East cyberwar hits Israeli banks, stock exchange, airline

Some Israeli banks are blocking, or say they will block, access to sites from Middle Eastern countries in the wake of attacks on banks, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and El Al Airline.

By January 17, 2012


Spain says it has arrested Anonymous hackers

Spanish national police accuse three suspected members of the "hacktivist" group of allegedly targeting governments, banks, Sony, and other businesses.

By June 10, 2011