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Mandatory Data Retention laws pass Australian Parliament

Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.

By March 26, 2015


European Parliament vote promotes idea of a Google breakup

A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.

By November 27, 2014


European Parliament to call for breakup of Google, report says

The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.

By November 21, 2014


Twitter's cultural clout crosses borders

While the microblogging service trails Facebook in usage and revenue, Twitter's impact on society can't be matched.

By October 6, 2015


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


India's Modi, in Facebook talk, pushes Internet as key way to govern

In a question-and-answer session at Facebook's headquarters, Indian prime minister discusses governing through social media and expanding Internet access.

By September 27, 2015


Parliament's Web porn habit exposed as Cameron clamps down

People in Parliament tried to view online porn more than 300,000 times in the last year, figures have revealed.

By September 4, 2013


Sennheiser unveils magical mystery marble something

The mysterious product celebrates 70 years of the family-run German audio company.

By August 27, 2015


Dragon-slaying politician masters art of wacky campaign ads

An alien, a dragon and an oversize goose make cameo appearances in Canadian politician Wyatt Scott's political ad, the nuttiest of the year.

By August 12, 2015


Chinese police to set up shop at major Web companies

The government says it will help catch "criminal behavior online" more quickly -- though increased censorship could be the actual result.

By August 5, 2015