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DoC shrugs off Simsgate to rubber stamp VeriSign monopoly

Checklist: water the rubber plants for the weekend, turn all the office lights out and, oh yes - sign-off the VeriSign dot.com domain name monopoly for another five years. Then home.
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Google Usenetters get posting rights

Google continues to claw back the functionality lost when it bought out the Deja Usenet archive, and threw the UI overboard.
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Online Scientology critic seeks political asylum

A couple of weeks ago computer engineer Keith Henson was found guilty in California of a criminal act related to posts he made in the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology, which contained obviously comical (all right, Sophomoric) references to targeting Scientologists with a nuclear missile.