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Storm Worm Hits Computers Around the World

from Scientific American Computer virus writers started to use raging European storms on Friday to attack thousands of computers in an unusual real-time assault, head of research at Finnish data security firm F-Secure told Reuters. The virus, which the company named “Storm Worm” is sent to hundreds of thousands of email addresses globally, with the […]

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Telecommuting’s Patently Obvious Gains

from cNet News Employees telecommuting from home for work is becoming a fact of life in the Internet age. Employers are embracing such arrangements, such that they now are beginning to reimburse employees for the Internet services they use at home for work purposes. A case in point is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. […]

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Global Digital-Music Sales Nearly Doubled in 2006

from cNet News Global digital-music sales almost doubled in 2006 to around $2 billion, or 10 percent of all sales, but have not reached the industry’s “holy grail” of offsetting the fall in CD sales, a trade organization said. In its 2007 Digital Music Report, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said on […]

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Web Sites Challenge the Textbook Goliaths

from BW.com The college textbook market has functioned as a near-perfect monopoly. Consider: How often does someone have the authority to order consumers to purchase a product with a limited number of vendors? University professors have just that power, requiring students to purchase particular books for their courses. The often obscure titles must typically be […]

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Congress to Take Up Net’s Future

from NYTs Senior lawmakers, emboldened by the recent restrictions on AT&T and the change in control of Congress, have begun drafting legislation that would prevent high-speed Internet companies from charging content providers for priority access. The first significant so-called net neutrality legislation of the new Congressional session was introduced Tuesday by Senator Byron L. Dorgan, […]

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Net Neutrality Push Expected to Resume in Congress

from cNet News The nation’s soon-to-be largest telephone company may have caved to certain Net neutrality commitments for the sake of a merger blessing, but a renewed push for more sweeping rules could return to Capitol Hill as soon as this month. Breaking months of partisan deadlock among the four voting members of the Federal […]

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