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Should Internet Sales be Taxed?

Very soon we may be paying a sales tax for shopping online.

What do you think? Should Internet sales be taxed? Take the poll and sound off with your thoughts.

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Brian’s Blog: Taking a Break From Facebook Is Understandable

 

A recent Pew survey tells us that 61% of Facebook users having been taking a break from the social networking site. I have continued to use it as usual, but I can understand why some are checking out.

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Free Anti-Malware Program For Your Computer

According to the Associated Press, tens of thousands of Americans may lose their Internet service on Monday because of malware that could have been hiding in computers from a year ago. What's malware? Short for 'malicious software', it's a computer virus that has the capability of looking inside your computer for passwords, personal information and can make your computer crash

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Can Internet Usage Predict Depression?

Researchers now say they can tell whether people are depressed without even talking to them first — all they have to do is watch how those individuals use the internet.

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A New Generation of Shoppers Is Taking Over the Internet — Dollars and Sense

A new survey finds the number of people who leave the house for a day of shopping are dwindling, replaced instead by a new breed of “net-savvy” shoppers.

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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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Anti-Porn Politician Resigns After Getting Caught Downloading Porn

Getting caught looking at Internet porn can be embarrassing, but it's rarely a big deal. Unless of course you're a member of a political party railing against pornography.

An Indonesian member of parliament was caught downloading an X-rated video from the Internet. Mr. Arifinto hastily resigned after his screen was photographed during a parliamentary session. He'd previously spearheaded Indonesia's 2008 anti-porn bill.

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3/4 OF KIDS UNDER FIVE ARE ONLINE EVERY DAY

 

A study found that nearly three quarters of children under the age of five use the internet every day. It is feared that spending so much time online will mean they lack reading and writing skills, and scientists believe the glare from the screen may damage the brain development of young children

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Unhappy? See us on Facebook!

Facebook is now the most popular site on the Internet, with more and more people around the world joining every day. But a new article in Slate suggests that the social networking site may in fact be making us unhappy.

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As Egypt's government attempts to crackdown on street protests by shutting down internet and mobile phone services, the US is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet.
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Kill Switch Bill Back in Play

As Egypt's government attempts to crackdown on street protests by shutting down internet and mobile phone services, the US is preparing to reintroduce a bill that could be used to shut down the internet.

The legislation, which would grant US President Barack Obama powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet,

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