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November 16, 2011 Google, Facebook, Twitter, AOL and eBay are among those urging Congress to ditch a piece of legislation they say will cause great harm to the Internet. The legislation, the companies argued, amounts to censorship.
November 7, 2011 As an alternative to vaccinations, a Tennessee woman offered lollipops smeared with chickenpox virus. Health officials said that the chickenpox vaccine is much safer, and that mailing pathogens is both illegal and dangerous.
Those who search for drug information online may be "drowned out in a sea of rogue results."
August 12, 2011 People searching online for information on prescription drugs have a 1 in 3 chance in being secretly hijacked to an online pharmacy instead, according to new research. Legitimate health information sites are being crowded out of search results by these search-redirection attacks.
August 5, 2011 Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.
July 13, 2011 The Internet, as you may have noticed, just seems to keep on growing. But not in China — in fact, Chinese officials said that the country had 41 percent fewer sites at the end of 2010 than existed one year earlier — mostly the result of government restrictions.
June 20, 2011 Companies, cities, countries and others with deep pockets will be able to add unique suffixes to their Web addresses. They can also be in non-Latin script.
Joanne Fraill, who has been sentenced to eight months in jail for contempt of court. She contacted a defendant on the Web.
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June 16, 2011 In the first case of its kind in the U.K., a woman was convicted of contempt of court because she reached out to one of the defendants on Facebook. The clash between social media and the courtroom continues.
May 13, 2011 Eighty percent of adults who use the Internet have looked online for health info. Two-thirds have looked up a specific disease or medical problem. More than half have checked for info on a particular treatment, drug or procedure.
April 1, 2011 Welcome to April Fools' Day in the Internet age! Ever since last year's April 1st, when Google changed its name to Topeka for the day, I have been anxiously awaiting this year, to see what kind of shenanigans the web's most popular sites would pull.
March 2, 2011 The revolutions in the Middle East signal a new world order where the Internet is the main force for social change.
March 1, 2011 Beyond information, many people in the midst of a medical crisis search for and find emotional support online. A survey shows people with rare disease are some of the most sophisticated Internet surfers
February 21, 2011 "Write, don't think," could well be the tag line for the Internet generation as everyone rushes to publish their thoughts before even considering whether what they're saying makes sense.
February 15, 2011 "I urge countries everywhere to join us in a bet we have made — a bet that an open Internet will lead to stronger, more prosperous countries," she says. Read her policy address.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Monday (Feb. 14, 2011) on Capitol Hill.
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February 15, 2011 And in a line that's already getting into headlines, Clinton will pledge that the U.S. will work to promote Internet freedom — but caution that: "There is no silver bullet in the struggle against Internet repression. There's no app for that."
A Chinese customer checks out his newly purchased iPhone 4 at Apple's flagship store in Beijing. Mobile Internet use in China topped 300 million people in 2010.
January 19, 2011 There were 457 million Internet users in China by the end of 2010, according to a new report from the China Internet Network Information Center. That's more than one-third of the Asian giant's population.
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