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InternetN.Y. lawmakers want sex offenders' email addresses
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York lawmakers proposed legislation on Tuesday that would provide new protection from convicted sex offenders hanging out on social networking sites like Facebook and MySpace. The bill would require sex offenders to register...
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InternetYahoo's woes vex employees, shareholders
SAN FRANCISCO - It's not a pleasant time to be a Yahoo Inc. employee or shareholder. Hoping to snap out of a financial malaise, Yahoo is preparing to lay off as many as 1,000 workers in the Sunnyvale-based company's biggest purge since it was scramb...
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InternetInternet disrupted in Egypt and India
CAIRO (Reuters) - A breakdown in an international undersea cable network disrupted Internet links to Egypt, India and Gulf Arab countries on Wednesday, and Egypt said it could take several days for its services to return to normal. It was not immedi...
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InternetFTC settles with advertiser for spam campaign
San Francisco - An online advertiser that drove traffic to its Web sites by sending out spam with misleading subject lines has agreed to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint charging that it failed to tell consumers they had to spe...
Author:Grant GrossDate:03/25/14Click:7672 Full Story »
InternetNew York Proposal Would Restrict Sex Offenders Online
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has proposed strict legislation that would ban some sex offenders from using social-networking services like MySpace or Facebook. At a press conference on Tuesday in Albany, Cuomo outlined the Electronic Securi...
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InternetHannah Montana concert movie sets presale records
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's Hannah Montana concert film dominated U.S. online movie ticket sales on Wednesday, a day ahead of its debut, despite opening in fewer than 1,000 theaters. The 3D movie, which features a filmed concert by Hann...
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InternetCable damage disrupts Egypt, Gulf telecoms and Internet
CAIRO (AFP) - Damage to a submarine cable in the Mediterranean caused disruption to Internet services in Egypt and Kuwait and to telephone services in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, officials said. A communication cable in the Mediterranean...
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InternetReview: Wi-Fi messaging devices improve
Perhaps it was wishful thinking, but I thought by now I'd be able to sit at any city cafe, park bench or airport bar across the country and jump on the Internet via a free Wi-Fi connection. Such ubiquitous Wi-Fi is still years away. But several comp...
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InternetForbes.com dubs Madonna "Cash Queen of Music"
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Madonna is still the material girl, earning $72 million in a recent 12-month period to top a Forbes.com list of female singers whom the financial Web site dubbed Cash Queens of Music. Madonna, who rose to recording s...
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InternetInternational sales double Amazon profit
SEATTLE - Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled, helped by fast-growing international sales. The Web retailer also issued better-than-expected sales guidance and appeared unconcerned about a possible recession. B...
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InternetYahoo's stock sinks as turnaround stalls
SAN FRANCISCO - Yahoo Inc.'s sagging stock drooped to a four-year low Wednesday as impatient investors expressed their exasperation with a turnaround strategy that seems to be progressing at the stuttering speed of a dial-up Internet connection. The...
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InternetEuropeans uneasy on online data safety
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Three out of four Europeans are worried about posting their personal information on the Internet. Franco Frattini, the European Union's top law enforcement official, said Monday that an upcoming poll will show people were concern...
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InternetCritic: Tech companies trying open spectrum too much
San Francisco - Tech companies pushing for access to spectrum white spaces and for net neutrality and open access on broadband and wireless networks have an antiproperty agenda, said one critic on Wednesday. Open access and other conditions on the 7...
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InternetStudy: US broadband goal nearly reached
WASHINGTON - In 2004, President Bush pledged that all Americans should have affordable access to high-speed Internet service by 2007. A report to be released Thursday by the administration says it has succeeded mostly. Networked Nation: Broadband in...
Author:JOHN DUNBARDate:03/25/14Click:7668 Full Story »
InternetEBay's tweaks to feedback worry sellers
SAN FRANCISCO - EBay Inc. says it's changing its user-feedback system to keep buyers from leaving, but the plan has sellers worried they'll no longer be able to weed out untrustworthy shoppers. Buyers and sellers have been able to rate each other at...
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