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Survey: 1 in 3 US Adults Has Self-Diagnosed Online

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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If you have ever turned to the Internet to find out what is wrong with you when experiencing a pain or other health issue, you are not alone. The Pew Research Center says 35 percent of U.S. adults have gone online to figure out what medical condition they or someone else might have. The survey […]

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Online Tool Launched to Preserve Hmong Language

Posted April 5th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Almost every day, Chue Her sits down at his computer, pulls out his Hmong-English dictionary and starts typing 10 to 20 words into an online translator. He hopes his contribution to Microsoft’s translation project will be the key to reviving the Hmong language that he worries is disappearing. “I believe if we don’t have the […]

US Senate Vote on Controversial Online Piracy Bill Postponed

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate is postponing next week’s vote on a bill targeting online piracy, after Internet companies staged an online blackout to protest the legislation and a similar bill in the House of Representatives. Wednesday’s protest caused some lawmakers to withdraw support for the bills — the Stop Online Piracy Act before the House, and […]

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U.S. Investigating Online Attacks on FBI, Justice Dept.

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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The FBI says it is investigating why the websites for the FBI, the Department of Justice, and several entertainment industry sites all went down Thursday after the government shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites. The hackers’ group calling itself “Anonymous” claimed credit for the attacks, which kept the sites offline for several […]

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File-Sharing Site Shut Down for Copyright Infringement

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Federal authorities in the United States have shut down one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites, and its founder and six others have been charged with violating piracy laws. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom was arrested in New Zealand Thursday along with three other top executives at the request of U.S. authorities. Three others facing charges […]

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Online Blackout Shrinks Support for Anti-Piracy Bills

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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An online blackout in protest of U.S. anti-piracy proposals has whittled away support for the bills, which are designed to crack down on sales of pirated U.S. products overseas. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blacked out its English language website for 24 hours Wednesday, along with the popular blog, Boing Boing. Social news website Reddit also went […]

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Internet Blackout Has US Lawmakers Thinking Twice

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Some of the most popular sites on the Internet have gone dark, part of a protest that appears to be making some inroads with U.S. lawmakers on Web piracy measures. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blacked out its English language website for 24 hours, Wednesday, along with the popular blog, Boing Boing. Social news website Reddit also […]

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Major Websites Protest US Anti-Piracy Legislation

Posted January 18th, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Blacked out homepages and links to petitions are greeting U.S. online visitors Wednesday, as several major websites protest anti-piracy legislation under consideration in the U.S. Congress. Online encyclopedia Wikipedia blacked out its English language website for 24 hours, alongside blog Boing Boing. Social news website Reddit plans to go dark for part of the day, […]

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