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Terrorists Turn to the Web as Base of Operations

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Al Qaeda has become the first guerrilla movement in history to migrate from physical space to cyberspace. With laptops and DVDs, in secret hideouts and at neighborhood Internet cafes, young code-writing jihadists have sought to replicate the training, communication, planning and preaching facilities they lost in Afghanistan with countless new locations on the Internet.

CA auto club fires 27 for Web posts

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A California automobile club has fired 27 workers for posting messages on a popular social networking Web site.

Pentagon Troop-Morale Site Censors Political Messages

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Since the new policy was adopted, many messages, including all those found two weeks ago by washingtonpost.com using search terms such as "George Bush," "RNC" and "John Kerry," have been removed.

One blog created 'every second'

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The blogosphere is continuing to grow, with a weblog created every second, according to blog trackers Technorati.

FCC may change Internet service rules

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The Federal Communications Commission could make it more difficult for independent Internet providers to offer high-speed service.

Army punishes soldier for blog posts

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The U.S. military has demoted and fined a soldier for publishing "classified" information on his personal blog, an Army spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

Man Sued in eBay Dispute Over Elvis Car

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A 66-year-old man has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against a New York man who reneged on a bid he made on eBay to buy a 1969 Mercedes Benz that was once owned by Elvis Presley.

BitTorrent gears up for online distribution of large files

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Cohen's bid to commercialize BitTorrent is a measure of how far the entertainment industry has come since the late 1990s, when Napster introduced millions of people to the power of peer-to-peer technology for downloading songs -- and mobilized scores of lawyers to shut it down.

Calls to end US domination of the internet

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A group convened by the UN last week to thrash out the future of the net is calling for an end to US domination of the net, proposing that instead a multinational forum of governments, companies and civilian organisations is created to run it.

Internet Ad Pioneer Now Shunning Pop-Ups

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A pioneer of software that tailors pop-up ads to Internet users' browsing habits is beginning to shun a practice that has invited much derision and plenty of lawsuits. A new service Claria Corp. is launching this month will still deliver advertising to the computer desktops of Web surfers. Only this time, they won't be annoying pop-ups.

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