After years of negotiation, the 12 countries behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership have finally signed off on a trade deal worth almost half the world's GDP. So how did we get here? And what exactly have we walked into?
We need a treaty to ban autonomous killing machines before it's too late, The Campaign to Stop Killer Robots warns. Hear their arguments in this video.
United Nations summit breaks down after U.S., Canada, and other democracies refuse to sign treaty that would hand a U.N. agency more authority over how the Internet is managed.
Comparing the Trans-Pacific Partnership to SOPA, critics say the 12-nation treaty currently being secretly negotiated could limit Internet freedoms.
The European Parliament has voted down ACTA, the controversial antipiracy and anticounterfeit treaty, blocking any signing EU member state from ratifying it into law.
Dozens of countries have had closed-door meetings in preparation for an upcoming worldwide debate over changes to a telecommunications treaty, which threaten to block Internet freedom.
Most of the EU member states have signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, or ACTA, but opponents are urging citizens to lobby European Parliament members not to give their approval.
A trade group that represents Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and other tech giants is pushing new language for an international treaty that one watchdog group says could open the floodgates to toxic e-waste exportation.
commentary Leaked document from upcoming treaty negotiations reveals Russia wants transfer of authority over Net to national governments. The U.N.'s increasingly shrill denials are ringing ever more hollow.
The House is expected to advance a resolution condemning efforts by the U.N. to insert itself into governance of the Internet. But some interpret leaked documents as suggesting that the U.S. is being far too tepid in its responses to a key international communications treaty being negotiated in secret.