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IBM says it has not given client data to the US government

IBM is one of several U.S. tech companies hit by the growing government spying scandal.

US to relinquish key oversight role for Internet

The move "marks the final phase of the privatisation" of the Internet domain system, a statement said.

EU demands protection against US data surveillance

The European Commission called on Tuesday for new protection for Europeans under United States` law against misuse of personal data, in an attempt to keep in check the US surveillance revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

EU urges US legal redress to protect personal data

The EU pressed US politicians Tuesday to give EU citizens the right to legal redress to protect their personal data, after US spying revelations soured ties with major allies.

EU, US resume trade talks despite spy scandal

The EU and United States resume talks Monday on the world`s largest free-trade accord aiming to make progress despite damaging revelations of US spying on its allies.

EU executive wants 'strong, united' stand on US spying

The EU's executive Thursday said the latest reports of covert US surveillance in Europe showed it was time for "a strong and united" stand on data protection.

Facebook's Zuckerberg says US spying hurt users' trust

Earlier this year, Facebook said some 1.1 billion people around the world used its site each month.

France warns US spying claims threaten trade talks

France warned Monday that allegations of Washington spying on its European allies were threatening talks on a crucial free trade pact, as US President Barack Obama vowed to respond to Europe's concerns once he had all the facts.