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Ever since search ads took flight, advertisers have been in a quandary. How do they determine whether the people clicking on their ads are real customers or fraudsters looking to game the system?

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CNET

New broadband taxes may be on the horizon, if an influential senator and his like-minded colleagues get their way. Several senators from largely rural states called for expansion of the Universal Service Fund, a multibillion-dollar pool of tax money

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By Elise Ackerman - Mercury News

Google has begun offering a new payment option for a handful of people who had listed items for sale on the Google Base posting service, a step that could eventually put the Mountain View Internet giant in direct competition with eBay and PayPal.

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Timothy Karr - mediacitizen.blogspot.com

The profit motive of a few corporations would supplant the freedoms of all users, determining which innovations end up shaping our digital future. The threat is real. These companies could block us from viewing a favorite podcast or blog, cut off net

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The Register

Yahoo! is banning the use of allah in email names - even if the letters are included within another name. This was uncovered by Reg reader Ed Callahan whose mother Linda Callahan was trying to sign up for a Verizon email address. She could not get it

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Washington Post

Zhao told fellow bloggers not to worry. If the government objected to his blog, he predicted, Microsoft would "sell me out" and delete it rather than risk being blocked from computer screens across China. He was right. Officials called Micr

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USA Today

Free-speech advocates have blasted Google and other Internet companies for bowing to China's demands that they censor or turn over information on the communist government's behalf. Congress has proposed legislation to hobble the companies as

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IDG News Service

The Internet industry needs to create "self-regulatory regimes" and come up with new technologies to battle online dangers such as spyware, said the chair of the Federal Trade Commission. Called for "appropriate" law enforcement a

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Newsfactor

The debate over controlling access to the Internet took center stage in the U.S. Senate this week during a hearing that focused on "network neutrality" and possible new legislation that advocates say would protect the Internet from being fr

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Associated press

2 of the world's biggest e-mail account providers, Yahoo Inc. and America Online, plan to introduce a service that would charge senders a fee to route their e-mail directly to a user's mailbox without first passing through junk mail filters

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Reuters

Microsoft's Bill Gates said government attempts to censor Web sites or blogs would fail since the banned information could get out in defiance of official efforts. "If there's a desire by the population to know something, it's going

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InformationWorld

Word that the government has been seeking search data from Google has struck fear into the hearts of Internet Explorer and Firefox users. Here are 5 simple steps to keep outsiders from uncovering private information about your Web browsing habits.

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The Nation

The nation's largest telephone and cable cos. are crafting an alarming set of strategies to transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do onli

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By Adam Brookes - BBC

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

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Financial Times

Google will be called to task in Washington next month following a controversial decision by the internet search engine to launch a China-based version of its website that will censor results to avoid angering the country’s Communist government.