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GTA IV available on torrent sites

llegal copies of the new GTA IV game appear to be available for download from bit torrent file-sharing sites, six days before the game is officially released. According to the games website Kotaku, the first... More...

China Shuts Down Pornographic Web Sites

China shut down 44,000 Web sites and arrested 868 people for Internet pornography last year, state media said Wednesday. China's Public Security Ministry launched a crackdown on Internet pornography last year, saying it had "perverted... More...

UK sites involved in massive website hack

Exploit may track back to Fasthosts compromise, but security researchers warn of its difficulty to track and detect. Many specialist UK websites have been used to spread a particularly difficult track form of malware... More...

Nielsen to rank Web sites by visit lengths

Nielsen/NetRatings, a leading online measurement service, plans to stop ranking sites by number of page views and begin tracking how long visitors spend at the sites. Although Nielsen already measures average time spent and average... More...

YouTube begins rolling out international sites

YouTube has launched nine localized versions of its video-sharing site for the following countries: Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK. YouTube co-founder Steve Chen announced the international sites have... More...

Study Finds 25 Countries Block Web Sites

The OpenNet Initiative, a collaboration between researchers at Cambridge, the University of Oxford, Harvard University and the University of Toronto, had the time and capabilities to study only 40 countries and the Palestinian territories. The... More...

Turkey to block 'insulting' Web sites

A parliamentary commission has approved a proposal allowing Turkey to block Web sites that are deemed insulting to the founder of modern Turkey. Parliament plans to vote on the proposal, which indicates the discomfort that... More...

Wikipedia breaks into U.S. top 10 sites

According to comScore Networks' Thursday report, January 2007 marks the first time when US-based Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia (including Wiktionary, Wikiquote, Wikibooks, Wikinews and of course Wikipedia encyclopaedias) cracked the top ten list of most popular... More...

Song sites face legal crackdown

Thanks DCrad for this submission. The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents US sheet... More...

P2P music sites closing doors in legal fallout

Popular file-sharing site WinMX.com ceased operating and the New York office of another, eDonkey.com, appeared to be closed, in the continuing legal fallout among underworld peer-to-peer music services, industry sources and users said on Wednesday.... More...

MPAA targets TV download sites

Continuing its war on Internet file-swapping sites, the Motion Picture Association of America said Thursday that it has filed lawsuits against a half-dozen hubs for TV show trading. The trade association said that... More...

Yahoo! Unveils Year's Top Sites

A site looking at Britain's ugliest cars; the homepage of comedian Bill Bailey; and the home of the Badger song which spent most of 2004 driving everyone crazy have been voted among the best of... More...

States Threaten Peer-to-Peer Sites

Several states are cracking down on peer-to-peer sites as hotbeds of illegal file-trading. Attorneys general from 47 U.S. states and territories have sent a letter out to P-to-P software vendors, saying they must re-engineer their... More...

BBC sites get culled

Yesterday, a report into the BBC's online services was released. It concluded that some of the corporation's websites exceeded it's public service remit. As such, they would have to be closed. The report also urged... More...

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