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NY Times

BetOnSports, the sports gambling Web site indicted by United States prosecutors last month for taking bets from hundreds of thousands of Americans, told employees yesterday that it planned to shut down most of its operations, a spokesman said.

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AP

Although he was alarmed by AOL's haphazard release of its subscribers' online search requests, Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt said the privacy concerns raised by that breach won't change his company's practice of storing the inquiries m

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by Joshua M. Parker (FEE)

Two years. That’s how long Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is requesting that internet service providers retain data concerning websites that users visit and logs of their online communication -- including both e-mail and instant messaging.

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by Declan McCullagh (CNET)

AOL's publication of the search histories of more than 650,000 of its users has yielded more than just one of the year's bigger privacy scandals. The 21 million search queries expose an number of life stories ranging from the mundane to the i

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PC World

The cached copy of the page said the data comprised about 19 million Web searches performed by 658,000 users from March through May. The page warned of sexually explicit language in some of the queries, and said of the data, "This collection is

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By Nichola Groom - LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

Some of the world's biggest record labels sued the makers of the file-sharing program LimeWire on Friday, saying the software allows users to download music without paying for it.

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by Andrew Kantor (USA Today)

Once again, our esteemed legislators are acting as if something done online is somehow different than if it's done offline. [election year] A bill to ban libraries from offering access to MySpace is a perfect example. There are a lot of places in

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PC Magazine

The FCC commissioners affirmed that broadband-over-power-line technology providers have the right to provide data access using power transmission lines, provided they don't interfere with existing radio services.

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www.playfuls.com

Together with Google and Real Networks, Firefox is now part of an alliance whose first consequence is the fact that the browser can be downloaded by anyone who gets Real Player, along with the Google Toolbar.

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USA Today

Mainstream media may be able to breathe a sigh of relief: A study finds that although the Internet has grown significantly in the past decade, it is supplementing traditional outlets such as newspapers and television, not replacing them.

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BusinessWeek

When YouTube was sued on July 14 for copyright infringement, the shock wasn't that the video-sharing service was being yanked into court. Questions had been swirling for months about whether the upstart, which now dishes up 100 million daily vide

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AP

Amnesty International accused Yahoo, Microsoft and Google of violating human rights principles by cooperating with China's efforts to censor the Web and called on them to lobby for the release of jailed cyber-dissidents.

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Reuters

The U.S. House approved a Republican-written bill to crack down on Internet gambling, in what critics said was an election-year appeal to the party's conservative base. The House voted 317-93 to impose a ban on most forms of Internet gambling

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Reuters

The British music industry stepped up its campaign against illegal file-sharing by demanding that two Internet service providers suspend 59 accounts it believes are being used to swap copyrighted songs.

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Daily Kos

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping, CNET News.com has learned. FBI A

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cNET

The FBI has drafted sweeping legislation that would require Internet service providers to create wiretapping hubs for police surveillance and force makers of networking gear to build in backdoors for eavesdropping.

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AP

Gamblers who prefer their laptops to blackjack tables won't like what Congress is doing. On Tuesday, the House plans to vote on a bill that would ban credit cards for paying online bets and could padlock gambling Web sites. The legislation wou

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