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Watch out, tech firms: Governments plan to curb tax-skirting

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has a 15-point plan designed to stop corporations from moving profits overseas and thus saving billions of dollars from being taxed.

By Jul. 19, 2013


Tim Berners-Lee warns against governments controlling the Web

With NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in mind, Berners-Lee says the Web should be protected against control by governments and corporations.

By Jun. 26, 2013


'Red October' malware spies on governments worldwide

It might have taken five years to discover, but a government-snooping spying campaign dubbed Red October has been exposed by Kaspersky Lab.

By Jan. 14, 2013


Google to governments: Legalize gay love

In an effort to make gay relationships be seen legally as identical to heterosexual ones, Google announces "Legalize Love," a campaign that pressures governments to do the right thing.

By Jul. 8, 2012


'MiniDuke' malware takes aim at Euro governments via Adobe

According to security researcher Kaspersky Lab, the malware made its way onto infected computers through PDFs.

By Feb. 27, 2013


Here's how governments might stalk you via social media

Defense contractor Raytheon shows off RIOT, its very clever way of knowing when to nab your laptop -- say, during your daily trip to the gym.

By Feb. 11, 2013


How far will tech firms go to help oppressive governments?

Pew Study surveys industry experts to see what they think the future holds for corporations and their relationships with governments and consumers when it comes to Internet repression.

By Jul. 5, 2012


Governments press Sony on PlayStation breach

Officials in Taiwan, Canada, Britain, and the U.S. want to know how Sony will make things right for customers stung by the PlayStation Network security lapse.

By Apr. 29, 2011


Governments to debate Kyoto climate dilemma

Developed and developing nations are at odds over the future of the Kyoto Protocol. Negotiators are meeting in Bangkok early next month to tackle the issue.

By Feb. 17, 2011


Governments press ICANN over new domain rules

A rare rift develops over suffixes for top-level domains, with national governments pushing for more authority for themselves and trademark holders.

By Mar. 8, 2011