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Current Internet addresses are limited, and Vint Cerf predicted we would run out by 2010. Now pundits say the new date is 2012. The problem is that Internet protocol version 4 (IPv4) is mathematically limited with 32 bits and the shift to IPv6, which

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AFP

Irish rock star Bono called Sunday for tougher controls over the spread of intellectual property over the Internet, arguing that file swiping and sharing hurt creators of cultural products. "The only thing protecting the movie and TV industries f

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Time magazine

But wait a minute. The U.S. military invented the Internet 40 years ago. Why can't it simply hunt down and destroy the web sites that inspire murderous fanatics? While the Saudi government estimates there are 17,000 such websites, most experts say th

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AP

The White House tapped a corporate cyber security expert and former Bush administration official to lead the effort to shore up the country's computer networks and coordinate with companies that operate 80% of those systems.

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Mondo Frazier

Did elements of Iran's unpopular regime hack into social site Twitter last night? Only a cryptic message was left behind, but only minutes ago, Reuters reported that an Iranian dissident site was also hacked. Iran was said to be upset at Twitter and

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AP

Over the past week, Facebook has been nudging its users — first gently, then firmly — to review and update their privacy settings. You may have procrastinated by hitting "skip for now," but Facebook eventually took away that button and forced you to

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Washington Post

The Federal Communications Commission unveiled a laundry list of proposals to meet a congressional mandate to give every U.S. home access to high-speed Internet service. Include revising a rural phone subsidy program, revamping the market for televis

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Financial Times

In summer 2005, having spent the best part of four decades ­building a newspaper, film and television empire, Rupert Murdoch decided that the time had come to get serious about the internet. He acquired Myspace. And ran it aground.

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Reuters

Comcast Corp struck a deal to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal from General Electric Co, creating a media superpower that would control not just how TV shows and movies are made, but how they are delivered to the home. The deal has been discu

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