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Physicists prove Einstein's 'spooky' quantum entanglement

Multiple research teams claim to have conclusively demonstrated quantum entanglement, which had been disdainfully dubbed "spooky action at a distance" by Albert Einstein.

By November 19, 2015


Ireland to close tax loophole favored by US tech giants

Come 2015, Ireland plans to start doing away with the "Double Irish" tax structure, which has allowed companies like Apple, Google and Facebook to shelter billion of dollars in profits from taxes.

By October 14, 2014


Secret loopholes drive NSA's 'unrestrained surveillance' on Americans

Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.

By June 30, 2014


World Wide Web creator makes last-minute bid for open Internet in Europe

Tim Berners-Lee pushes for amendments to a proposed European Parliament law that he believes could impede the equal treatment of online traffic, a concept known as Net neutrality.

By October 26, 2015


Facebook paid £4,327 in UK corporate tax in 2014

The social network's UK branch paid less in corporation tax than the country's average worker pays in income tax, following a trend of Silicon Valley behemoths avoiding the taxman.

By October 13, 2015


Behind Kickstarter's bold move to focus on 'positive impact' (Q&A)

CEO Yancey Strickler says the crowdfunding site's new status as a public benefit corporation will further its goal to be a "place of empowerment for artists," even if the decision puts a pinch on profits.

By September 28, 2015


Microsoft hopes iPad users won't exploit Office loophole

Microsoft wants users to pay for its $100 Office 365 subscription. Turns out, though, that it can be bypassed for Office apps on iPad.

By March 28, 2014


Feds make it even harder for telemarketers to annoy you

The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.

By June 18, 2015


Snapchat update to close loophole after mass hack

Snapchat is updating its app to close a loophole that saw millions of Snapchatters' details leaked by hackers.

By January 3, 2014


Apple may owe a lot of back taxes in Ireland

The company, which two years ago testified to the US Senate that it's not a tax dodger, is facing an European Commission investigation into whether tax breaks from Ireland were illegal state aid.

By April 29, 2015