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UK resists radical net overhaul

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The firm that runs the .uk net domain name, Nominet, says there should be no radical change to the way that the internet is managed globally.

Is Google taking over the universe?

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Seemingly every week brings a new announcement from the Mountain View Googleplex, each one bigger than the last and each provoking wide-eyed speculation -- and confusion -- about the 7-year-old company's ambitions.

Breaking America's grip on the net

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After troubled negotiations in Geneva, the US may be forced to relinquish control of the internet to a coalition of governments.

Net blackout sparks talk of new rules

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A feud between big network companies that has blacked out swaths of the Internet for thousands of people is prompting calls for government involvement, and may help trigger a rewrite of telecommunications laws affecting the Net.

Online Library in the Cards

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Yahoo has thrown its weight behind a San Francisco group that hopes to develop an online library of digitized texts and films in the public domain, available for download and reuse in high-resolution formats.

VU moves to unload downloading burden

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Just up the road from me, Vanderbilt University will block Internet traffic from three programs used to download everything from pirated music to pornography to full-length movies after finding that such activity consumes more than a third of the school's Internet capacity, starting at 8 a.m. Monday.

Two die in online suicide pact

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The death of two strangers, who killed themselves in what is believed to be Britain's first Internet suicide pact, has prompted calls for websites promoting suicide to be banned, a newspaper reported on Friday.

Google to Remove Boast About Index Size

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Google Inc. will stop boasting on its home page about the number of Web pages it has stored in its index, even as the online search engine leader continues a crusade to prove it scans substantially more material than its rivals.

Browsers Battle for Second Place

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In the Internet-browser game, the idea of beating No. 1 Microsoft, whose Internet Explorer comes automatically bundled on most Windows computers, is so far out of reach that other players try for the next best thing: second place.

Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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The recently released security update of XFree86 in DSA 816 for sarge and woody had caused the host of security.debian.org to saturate its 100MBit/s network connection entirely this past week.

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