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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


Yahoo to go ahead with Alibaba spinoff without IRS approval

Internet giant plans to pursue spinoff of stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant, which is valued at more than $23 billion.

By September 28, 2015


Expedia's $1.3B acquisition of rival Orbitz wins US approval

Antitrust officials close six-month investigation, finding no competitive harm coming from a merger of the two online travel-booking companies.

By September 16, 2015


AT&T agrees to stricter Net neutrality rules to get its DirecTV deal approved

The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.

By July 21, 2015


Pebble credits fans for successfully nudging Apple to approve app

Technically Incorrect: The smartwatch maker claims its updated app was being kept in Apple's review purgatory. It pushes its fans to pressure Apple and is now claiming victory.

By June 5, 2015


Obama approves sweeping reforms to NSA phone surveillance

Passage of the USA Freedom Act revises the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By June 2, 2015


House approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Opponents worry that data-sharing legislation could lead to increased government surveillance.

By April 22, 2015


Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

A hack of Experian, the company that handles credit checks for the wireless carrier, results in the loss of T-Mobile customers' Social Security numbers, birth dates and names.

By October 1, 2015


Samsung's pricey induction oven promises chef approved skills

At almost $3,700 the Samsung Slide-In Induction Chef Collection Range has a steep sticker price but impressive performance and lots of style.

By March 22, 2015


Senate panel approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Despite privacy concerns, committee passes bill that encourages US companies to share information about security breaches with each other and government agencies.

By March 12, 2015