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posted in July 2006

Web Brings War Home

It has become common for soldiers to take digital cameras, video equipment, and laptops to war. They carry the devices or attach them to their gear and capture sights and sounds that range from gory to mundane, and then share their images via the Internet.

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Google Gives Advertisers Click Fraud Tool

The company maintains it has been trying to prevent click fraud, invalid clicks on Internet advertisements that falsely inflate the number of people reading ads, which in turn drives up ad rates. A judge is expected to decide by Friday whether to accept Google's $90 million settlement offer in one click fraud case.

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Lawmakers Take Up NSA's Once-Secret Surveillance Program

A bill sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Penn), would give the closed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authority to approve government requests for warrantless electronic surveillance. A number of groups opposed to the practice are also opposed to the bill for two primary reasons: it does not require the government to go through the secret court, but it could force lawsuits related to the practice before the court and out of the public realm.

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Half Of Online Child Porn Pics From U.S.

On the other hand, the number of incidents in the United Kingdom is falling, which could have some lessons for how to attack the problem in America, according to a new report from the Internet Watch Foundation.

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Judge Denies Request To Throw Out AT&T Spy Suit

That means the lawsuit will go forward. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is charging that AT&T broke the law by assisting the National Security Agency's efforts in eavesdropping on millions of Americans' telephone conversations.

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Senate Science Leader Ridiculed For Remarks

Sen. Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, is being made fun of far and wide for his explanations about how the Internet and e-mail "work"--statements made while justifying his vote against a net neutrality provision in a law being discussed.

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Vets Rip VA And Data Breach Report

The Vietnam Veterans of America says an Inspector General's report on the Veterans Administration data breach leaves too many unanswered questions, including why the VA was collecting all that data in the first place.

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MySpace Soars; Hitwise Defends Figures

MySpace accounts for 4.5% of all U.S. Internet domain name visits, according to the metrics company Hitwise, which is explaining the methodology behind its research in light of the extreme growth it says MySpace has experienced over the past two years.

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'Digital Dirt' Derailing Job Seekers

Careful what you blog, record, or videotape on the Net. More and more employers are searching online for information about job applicants, and what you post could come back to haunt you.

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FBI Warns Job Hunters Of Online Scams

Be extra careful when looking for work in cyberspace. The FBI is investigating some cases that involve fake job interviews and offers of employment that are actually ways to lure people into helping crime rings.

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Yahoo Offers New Vacation Planning Tools

Yahoo Trip has several new features compared to the beta version that's been available for some time, including personalized formats for journals with text and photos, as well as simple search functions to help find other users' journal entries for help with planning.

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