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Twitter makes donating to your favorite politician just a tweet away

Just in time for Wednesday night's presidential debate, the social network teams with mobile-payments company Square to let US users give money to campaigns via a tweet.

By September 15, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 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


Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politician

In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.

By May 12, 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


Chasing the Silicon Valley dream is harder than you'd think

The CNET News team ventured out this summer to see how the world's innovation hot spots compared with the San Francisco Bay Area. Here's what we learned during Road Trip 2015.

By September 27, 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


Darth Vader trounces top US politicians in popularity poll

Whether running for office on Tattooine or in Washington, D.C., some of the nation's top political leaders would get walloped by Jedi, Sith lords, and even Jar Jar Binks.

By July 23, 2014


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join Facebook Q&A

Modi, one of the world's most tech-savvy politicians, will join Mark Zuckerberg to discuss a variety of subjects, including how communities can address social and economic challenges.

By September 13, 2015


Carly Fiorina leaps to second place in Republican race

Technically Incorrect: A new CNN/ORC poll shows that the former HP CEO is now seen as a strong challenger for the Republican nomination.

By September 20, 2015