News bites: Surveillance review group 'effectively frozen'

The shutdown has "effectively frozen" the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, which was tasked with evaluating the U.S. government's surveillance programs, Politico reports.

Analysts predict that Twitter could be worth as much as $20 billion once it begins trading, according to Bloomberg.

As expected, Apple filed its appeal last week in the antitrust lawsuit over e-book price-fixing claims, the AP reports.

European regulators are trying to find ways to keep Europeans' data protected as it travels across countries through the cloud, according to The New York Times