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Let's put internet porn on a new top shelf

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What it proposes to do is to regulate the behaviour of computer users who are resident in the UK by making it an offence to access or download certain kinds of online material.

File Sharing Emerging in 'Walled' Environments

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The CEO of Playlouder, Paul Hitchman, said he is "confident" other music labels will sign similar arrangements soon with ISPs in America and Europe. He called the deal between his company and Sony BMG the "most important development in digital distribution since the invention of the MP3 format."

How The Woman Who Owned Katrina.com Started Helping Victims

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Online scammers are registering domain names with Katrina in them to trick people out of their money. However, the domain Katrina.com has been owned for many years by a web designer in Virginia, she realized that she could help.

Pirates of the high Cs put new Stones album on Internet

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The Rolling Stones' first studio album in eight years has reportedly been illegally posted on the Internet.

Student finds term paper for sale online

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Blue Macellari wrote the term paper back in 1999 while studying abroad, so the Duke University graduate student didn't understand why it was found on someone else's Web site -- or why it was for sale.

Hurricane Katrina overwhelms weather Web sites

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Several U.S. Web sites, including Weather.com, became temporarily unavailable as hordes of people went online seeking emergency information and news on Hurricane Katrina, which battered the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Flickr Fans to Yahoo: Flick Off!

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Bugged by changes imposed after the portal's purchase of the hip photo site, some irate Flickr members plan a mass ID suicide to show their disapproval.

Google Anything, so Long as It's Not Google

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Last month, Elinor Mills, a writer for CNET News, a technology news Web site, set out to explore the power of search engines. When the article appeared the company reacted in a way suited to a 16th-century monarchy. But two months prior, it was Mr. Schmidt who had explained his company's ambitions so boldly: "When we talk about organizing all of the world's information, we mean all."

Google endorses open source XMPP with Google Talk

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Google Talk was the talking point this week. It was long speculated about a possible web browser and an instant messaging client from the world’s most popular search engine after they showed interest in directly competing with Microsoft’s MSN and Yahoo! in various similar fields

Talkin' about a revolution?

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Google watching has replaced Microsoft watching as a popular tech-lover's pastime, says technology analyst Bill Thompson.

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