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.
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.
The Internet giant faces yet another tussle with European officials, who want Google to split off its search business.
A vote in the European Parliament sees politicians agree that Edward Snowden should be given protection in Europe -- but that doesn't mean he will be.
The European Parliament passes legislation that would let companies pay to prioritize their Internet traffic. Opponents included Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and the likes of Netflix and Reddit.
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.
Europeans have finally been given a date for the abolition of roaming charges across the EU.
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.
While the microblogging service trails Facebook in usage and revenue, Twitter's impact on society can't be matched.
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.