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Online News Consumers Become Own Editors

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Online news consumers are increasingly taking charge, getting their news a la carte from a variety of outlets. Rarely do they depend on a single news organization's vision of the day's top stories.

Journalism Teacher Fired for Lewd Blog Comments

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If there was any doubt about the power of blogs, consider the case of Michael Gee. A part-time journalism professor at Boston University, Gee was fired recently after he posted comments in a blog about the looks of a female student in his course.

Bill Would Tax Internet Pornography

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A Democratic lawmaker is planning to propose a new 25 percent federal tax on Internet pornography and new requirements for adult Web sites to help prevent children from looking at them.

Web Users Are Just Chasing Cheesecake

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Quick, what do Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson and Lindsay Lohan have in common? No, it's not some smarmy Hollywood playboy or the same plastic surgeon. These ladies are three of the most searched-for names on the Internet.

Google site 'used by drug gang'

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Ten people have been arrested in Brazil after authorities discovered them allegedly using Google's online community site, Orkut, to sell drugs.

The internet is doing nicely without its own UN

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Who runs the internet? Who cares? As long as your internet browser sends you to the right location in cyberspace, the technical workings of the World Wide Web aren't really of much concern. Right?

Web Publishers Eye Your Wallet

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Remember a time before cable, when everyone just got broadcast TV for free? That's kind of where the internet is right now. Don't expect it to stay that way.

Online pirates pounce on new Harry Potter book

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The sixth book in the Harry Potter series, the fastest-selling book of all time, has become among the quickest to fall prey to Internet piracy, with illicit copies available online within hours of its release.

In Canada: Cache a page, go to jail?

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A bill before Canada's Parliament could make it illegal for search engines to cache Web pages, critics say, opening the door to unwarranted lawsuits and potentially hindering public access to information.

Senators call on DHS to improve cybersecurity efforts

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to develop a recovery plan for widespread attack on the Internet, and it needs stable leadership in cybersecurity, a government investigator told a U.S. Senate subcommittee Tuesday.

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