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Obama approves sweeping reforms to NSA phone surveillance

Passage of the USA Freedom Act revises the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By June 2, 2015


US court says NSA phone data program is illegal

The US government has long argued that the program is legal under the controversial Patriot Act, but a federal appeals court sees things differently.

By May 7, 2015


Jay Z turns the Tidal, and we discover the man who invented stereo in CNET UK podcast 427

Madonna, Kanye and Beyoncé are taking on Spotify, and Amazon has the best April fool prank that's actually real. We think.

By April 2, 2015


NSA considered ending phone surveillance program -- report

Some officials at the spy agency reportedly felt the phone record collection program was too costly and offered little benefit in the fight against terrorism.

By March 30, 2015


13 things you need to know about the FCC's Net neutrality regulation

Having trouble digesting all 400 pages of the FCC's Net neutrality order? Have no fear, CNET's Marguerite Reardon is here to tell you what you really need to know.

By March 14, 2015


Google+ divided into Photos and Streams, with new boss

Google's social network gets a new leader in Brad Horowitz, and likely will see the Hangouts communication service stand alone, too.

By March 1, 2015


Web tech helps Telefonica and O2 move calling beyond the phone

European carrier giant Telefonica, parent company of the UK's O2, has embraced WebRTC technology so its customers just need a browser to make calls. Too bad about Apple's Safari, though.

By February 26, 2015


Mark your calendars: FCC to hold Net neutrality vote on Feb. 26

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announces the date to a CES crowd, indicating that the proposal on the table will include reclassifying broadband as a utility.

By January 7, 2015


​Verizon CEO throws cold water on AOL deal rumors

Lowell McAdam says Verizon doesn't want to become a content company and denies serious acquisition talks. But he leaves open the possibility of a future partnership.

By January 6, 2015


Triby, the fridge friendly family phone

This magnetic speakerphone for your fridge includes an e-ink messaging display, radio, and a hefty one month battery life.

By January 4, 2015