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Amazon affiliate program ends in Illinois

Mar 11, 2011
The mega retailer is closing down its affiliate program in the state of Illinois after Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that would require...
Posted In: Amazon, business, government, Law, Taxes, Web Culture

Google offers person finder tool for people affected by tsunami

Mar 11, 2011
Right now, the site only has about 5,500 records, but if you go to Person Finder: 2011 Japan earthquake, you can offer information about someone...
Posted In: Google, government, Science, tsunami, world

Earthquake warning system alerted people in Tokyo before they felt the quake

Mar 11, 2011
It's the world's first early warning system for earthquakes. It was developed by Japan meteorological agency, and as the earthquake shook the...
Posted In: government, Japan, Science, tsunami

Tweets From Tahrir

Mar 7, 2011
Two political activists have gathered tweets from the Egyptian revolution and put them in a book called Tweets From Tahrir. It's scheduled to be...
Posted In: copyright, government, privacy, Twitter, world

Global Network Initiative is withering on the vine

Mar 7, 2011
Three years ago, Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft signed on to a code of conduct designed to protect free speech and protect privacy online. The Global...
Posted In: Egypt, Facebook, Google, government, Microsoft, privacy, social media, Twitter, Web Culture, Yahoo

China to track cell phone users

Mar 4, 2011
The government of China says it will track the movements of 17 million citizens in Beijing. The government says they're doing it in hopes of...
Posted In: business, Cellphones, China, gadgets, government, world

Online gambling for Atlantic City?

Mar 3, 2011
Today, Gov. Chris Christie will decide whether to allow New Jersey residents to gamble online. Something that's illegal on the federal level, but...
Posted In: business, gambling, government, Law, new jersey

Lots of fuss about the D-block

Mar 3, 2011
We're coming up on the 10 year anniversary of September 11th, and there's still a lot of squabbling about creating a separate network for public...
Posted In: at&t, Congress, government, Law, spectrum, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

States pushing online gambling

Mar 2, 2011
The Wall Street Journal reports that New Jersey seems to be the first state to make a major effort to legalize online gambling as a means of...
Posted In: business, Entertainment, gambling, government, Law, new jersey

U.S. puts Chinese search engine on "notorious" list

Mar 1, 2011
The U.S. Trade Representative's office released a list Monday of "notorious markets" for counterfeit goods. At the top, China's search engine Baidu...
Posted In: China, Congress, government, Law, security, world

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