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THE DARTH SIDE: MEMOIRS OF A MONSTER

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Yes, even the dark lord of the Empire has a blog now, and it turns out he's a sensitive soul who, like anybody, has to put up with foolish underlings and cybernetic body malfunctions.

Poisoned web poses risk to security

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COMPUTER criminals are coming up with ever stealthier ways to make money. Rather than attack PCs or email inboxes, their latest trick is to subvert the very infrastructure of the internet, the domain name system (DNS) that routes all net traffic. Internet poisoning returned to the fore in early March, now new loopholes have opened and poisoning appears to be back.

EU to launch its own web domain

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The European Commission has said that the new internet domain name ".eu" will be up and running by the end of 2005.

Google Continues To Dazzle

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Google continued to dazzle Wall Street in its third quarter as a publicly traded company, blowing past analysts' estimates after the close on Thursday.

Army of zombies invades China

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China's rapid Internet growth has brought with it a somewhat disturbing side effect: multiplying zombies up to no good.

eBay 'most popular brand' online

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eBay is the top brand name on the net, according to calculations by net monitoring company Envisional. Microsoft was the most prominent company name in the index, but it was the sixth most negatively perceived. McDonald's came in as the least popular.

Google Sues for Halt of Froogles.com Domain

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Google Inc. asserts that Froogles and Froogles.com, a Web site that links to Web-based shopping deals, infringe on the Google trademark and dilute the value of the Google name. Richard Wolfe a sole proprietor operating this from his home.

20 Arrested in Crackdown on Internet Drugs

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Twenty people in the United States and abroad were arrested on charges they ran Internet pharmacies that illegally shipped narcotics, steroids and amphetamines to teenagers and other buyers around the world, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

OMB highlights best practices in federal information dissemination

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Citizens' access to federal information is increasing thanks to best practices of federal depository libraries, federal-funded community technology centers, public libraries, and the National Archives and Records Administration, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Extend Internet Tax Ban

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If passed, bill would permanently bar Internet access levy, among others.

Associated Press to impose online licensing fees

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The Associated Press will begin charging newspapers and broadcasters to post its stories, photos and other content online, a pricing shift that reflects the growing power of the Internet to lure audiences and advertisers from more established media.

Tomorrow's Net speeds could be up to 1,600 percent faster

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If you think today's high-speed Internet connections are fast, wait until you see what cable operators plan.

The industry's standard-settings unit, CableLabs, plans this month to endorse technology that will let operators boost speeds 400 percent to 1,600 percent above current levels.

Area 51 Secrets Revealed

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TheInquirer is linking to a blog describing how to use Google Maps to peek into the uber-secret Area 51, complete with screenshots. They are quoted as saying, "Homeland security? We've heard of it." Big Grin

How Google Threatens French Culture

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In response to Google's effort to add major American libraries to it's database, French National Library's president, Jean-Noel Jeanneney responded. In a Jan. 23 article in the newspaper, Le Monde, entitled "When Google Challenges Europe," he warned of "the risk of a crushing domination by America in the definition of the idea that future generations will have of the world."

Legislation to prevent federal Internet tax

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A U.S. senator said today that he will soon introduce a bill that would prevent Congress from extending a long-standing telecommunications tax to Internet access.

The Evolution Of Web Search

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Conceived by Tim Berners-Lee, a computer scientist generally considered the father of the World Wide Web, the semantic Web isn't an entirely new network. It's a vision of a world where "tags," or code, is hidden inside Web pages to help computers understand meaning.

yagoohoogle.com?

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Can't decide which is a better search engine, yahoo or google? Well, wonder no more, yagoohoogle.com is online. It's actually a little more than a joke as it actually queries both search sites and produces results from both in a split window browser. Kinda cool. Example.

Google feature incorporates satellite maps

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Sci/Tech

Online search engine leader Google has unveiled a new feature that will enable its users to zoom in on homes and businesses using satellite images, an advance that may raise privacy concerns as well as intensify the competitive pressures on its rivals.

CMS gives the public access to hospital care data

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services yesterday launched a Web site that lets the public compare hospitals based on their quality of care in treating certain medical conditions.

The Well celebrates 20th birthday

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One of the oldest and most celebrated online communities is celebrating its 20th birthday on Friday.

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