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Washington Psot

A government consultant, using computer programs easily found on the Internet, managed to crack the FBI's classified computer system and gain the passwords of 38,000 employees, including that of FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III. The break-in

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Los Angeles Times

MY CYBER WAR with the Chinese Communist censors began in 2002. We had another battle last month when Beijing launched a massive campaign aimed at blocking access to banned Internet websites, around the anniversary of the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Squar

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AP

China has launched a campaign to enforce curfews at Internet cafes before schools let students out on summer vacation, a news report said Monday. The focus of the weeklong crackdown, launched Saturday, "is to prevent the entry of kids under t

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Short News

Google is getting ready to unveil a new product today, Google Checkout. Checkout is a new online payment sysems that is designed to make online shopping easier for Google users. The company doesn't see Checkout as a Paypay competitor.

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BusinessWeek

Maxthon, a browser made by a tiny Beijing company, has attracted millions of users in China for functionality that can funnel traffic through a Web proxy and circumvent government controls on information in search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, Bai

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USA Today

Newspapers have been doing a lot of hand-wringing lately over the decline of the print media. Any day now, says the conventional wisdom, they'll be gone, replaced by blogs and other websites used by a generation that holds print in contempt.

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PC World

TorrentSpy named the hacker who it claims broke into its computer systems on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America, as part of a legal request that would force the MPAA to turn over documents stolen from the Internet file-searching comp

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AP

A Long Island politician has dropped a federal lawsuit that had claimed the search engine company Google Inc. profits from child pornography. Toback dropped the lawsuit because "Google has offered to sit down and discuss the issues. They didn

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Christian Science Monitor

As the Senate takes up the first overhaul of the nation's telecommunications laws in a decade, this week's debate will pitch one of the most unlikely lineups in recent political history against an entrenched industry lobby.

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AP

Microsoft Corp.'s latest instant messaging program is ready for prime time. Windows Live Messenger, which had been available in test form, will officially launch Tuesday. The free program is an upgrade to MSN Messenger, the previous nam

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BusinessWeek

The job for advertisers who want to know how many people are watching a certain program at a given time is getting a lot harder. Would-be product buyers aren't just tuning into television anymore. They're getting programming on a wider range

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PC World

Fusion Telecommunications International believes international phone calls should be free. Yesterday, the Dubai company announced the public beta version of Efonica, a VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) service that allows users to make calls from a

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PC World

Opera Software today will use Seattle as the venue for the launch of the next version of its desktop browser and a marketing campaign to lure more users, according to blogs that track the company's moves.

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PC World

[This is the most dangerous phishing scheme!] A cross-site scripting flaw in the PayPal Web site allows a new phishing attack to masquerade as a genuine PayPal log-in page with a valid security certificate, according to security researchers.

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USA Today

Without a Net neutrality law proponents say providers would be able to "look at the packets going over their lines, and block or degrade access based on how much protection money their clients have paid them." Not long ago, I was very much

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Associated Press

Customers shopping for books, DVDs, clothing and toys on Amazon.com can now add groceries like canned tuna to their shopping cart. Began testing the grocery site on May 25, is offering 15,000 nonperishable items, about half in organic products.

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Associated Press

Google wants to be a top source of information from the federal government. The company plans to announce a new product today that aims to be a one-stop site for searching the Web sites of government agencies.

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Reuters

EBay has 200 million registered users of its online auction services, which would make it the 5th-largest country in the world if its members could form a nation, its CEO said. Only, China, India, the US and Indonesia are larger in terms of populatio

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Commondreams(Lessig and McChesney)

Congress is about to cast a historic vote on the future of the Internet. It will decide whether the Internet remiains a free and open technology fostering innovation, economic grwoth and democratic communication, or instead becomes the propety of ca

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Associated Press

Targeting rural homes, satellite-TV providers EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV Inc. will resell broadband Internet access via satellite from WildBlue Communications Inc., WildBlue said.

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Associated Press

"The state of the independent ISPs today is a sad one," said Dane Jasper, president of the California ISP Association. "What we are selling today is by and large a commodity. Fast Internet is fast Internet."

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ZDNet News

Google is committed to doing business in China despite criticism the company has faced for abiding by Chinese government censorship restrictions, co-founder Sergey Brin said. He reiterated Google's intention to move ahead with its google.cn site—

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IDG News Service

In another boost to Mozilla, Google has created a tool that lets users synchronize the settings of their Firefox browsers across multiple computers. Users will maintain the same bookmarks, Web site visits log, saved passwords and persistent cookies i

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IDG News Service

Google held on to its commanding lead as the preferred search engine in the U.S. in May, processing almost 60% of all queries filed, way ahead of its two closest competitors Yahoo (22%) and Microsoft (12.1%).

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