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Keys to the Internet up for grabs at global summit

An international conference is underway, discussing the transition plan for Internet governance and how multiple "stakeholders" will play a role in that transition.

By April 22, 2014

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Web founder: Europe's 'right to be forgotten' rule is dangerous

Tim Berners-Lee thinks scrubbing false information off the Web is fine, but the truth should be preserved for reasons of free speech and history. Also: the robots are already here.

By December 10, 2014

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UK slaps tax dodgers with 25 percent 'Google tax'

The UK has announced a new 25 percent tax for multinational companies that dodge taxation in the region, with big tech companies called out as major culprits.

By December 3, 2014

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IBM, Nvidia land $325M supercomputer deal

US Energy Department funds two huge machines that combine IBM and Nvidia chips with Mellanox networking. A further $100 million goes toward making faster next-gen supercomputers.

By November 14, 2014

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FBI director demands access to private cell phone data

To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey.

By October 16, 2014

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Twitter staff received death threats from ISIS, admits CEO

Twitter is removing the militant group's accounts as they crop up, citing such accounts as violations of its terms of service.

By October 10, 2014

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Zuckerberg is world's best CEO, Twitter the eighth wonder, says Marc Andreessen

The venture capitalist has been tweeting up a storm, sharing his thoughts on everything from startups to activist shareholders. In an exclusive interview, Andreessen offers his take on the Apple Watch, bitcoin and dot-com blunders.

By October 7, 2014

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One million SIM cards sold in a month in Myanmar

Mobile adoption is hitting warp speed in emerging markets, with Myanmar showing how eager users can be, once competitive services land in underdeveloped countries.

By October 2, 2014

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Apple and Google could be in crosshairs of Australian tax inquiry

Major international companies such as Apple and Google could soon have their accounts put under the microscope in Australia as part of a crackdown on corporate tax avoidance.

By October 2, 2014

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

The former head of the CIA has said "we kill people based on metadata", but as Australia introduces new data retention laws, the country's security chief says he's "not quite sure" what the fuss is about. So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By August 13, 2014