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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


'Blind agreement' and closed-door deals: Report slams TPP negotiations

With sign-off on the Trans-Pacific Partnership edging closer and critics warning the deal could "choke" digital rights, an Australian Parliamentary review has slammed the negotiating process for a lack of oversight.

By June 30, 2015


Spotlight on digital rights as full Trans-Pacific Partnership text finally revealed

After years of secret closed-door negotiations, the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been revealed, shedding light on how the technology world will change under the massive trade deal.

By November 5, 2015


Wikileaks publishes draft of secretive TPP trade pact

Comparing the Trans-Pacific Partnership to SOPA, critics say the 12-nation treaty currently being secretly negotiated could limit Internet freedoms.

By November 13, 2013


PlayStation 4 to get 1-terabyte treatment in July

The new console, doubling the storage of the current model, will follow a 1TB version of Microsoft's Xbox One arriving this month.

By June 22, 2015


Experience the world from a third-person perspective

A rig for the Oculus Rift VR headset lets you view the world in real-time as though you're experiencing your own life in third-person.

By June 30, 2014


5.5-inch iPhone 6 reportedly faces delay over battery

The much-rumored large-screen phone, aka phablet, may not launch until 2015, according to the latest scuttlebutt from a Taiwanese news site.

By April 22, 2014


Twitch Plays Pokemon: In conversation with the phenomenon's creator (Q&A)

One month after this 'social experiment' redefined online multiplayer, we virtually sit down with the unnamed creator to discuss the initial goals, what changed along the way, and what comes next.

By March 12, 2014


Australia to support geo-blocking as part of Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

Despite the recommendations of the IT pricing inquiry, Australia is supporting a proposal to prohibit the circumvention of "technological measures" such as geo-blocking.

By November 13, 2013


'Say no to Internet censorship' petition nears 100K signatures

One of the topics at the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement talks is how to better control the Internet. Some people don't like this.

By October 2, 2013