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Google snubs press in privacy fury

Google has thrown a hissy fit and blacklisted tech news site CNET's News.com - vowing not to provide quotes or statements to the site for a year.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2005
Broken CD with wrench

FCC opens door to ISP wipe-out

US telecoms regulator the FCC has signaled the end of the independent ISP, a move which will leave DSL provision concentrated in the hands of just a few large providers. The move, which turns local DSL provision from a regulated monopoly into an unregulated monopoly, also has repercussions for rural telephony providers, who will lose a chunk of subsidy, and has potentially chilling consequences for free speech.
Andrew Orlowski, 06 Aug 2005
For Sale sign detail

MSI signs Northamber

MSI this week launched its latest Intel 945P-based motherboard, which it claims it's the first in the world to support DTS surround sound.
Tony Smith, 06 Aug 2005