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Have a question? Just ‘Ask’

Has your mind been plagued by a question? Are you desperately looking for a straight answer and not just a bunch of links? All you have to do is ask, or rather go to ask.com.

Afghan War Diary: The 21st century’s Pentagon Papers?

A relatively unknown website has released what is comparable to the 1971 publication of the Pentagon Papers relating to the Vietnam War.

Woot to the AP: Thanks for covering us, now pay up

Woot, the popular deal-a-day site recently acquired by Amazon, has called the Associated Press out on one of the wire service’s more controversial decisions — the move to charge non-subscribers for using its content.

Lieberman’s Internet ‘kill switch’ legislation advances

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental affairs Committee unanimously approved a piece of legislation that could ultimately give the federal government unprecedented control of the Internet.

Amazon acquires Woot

Woot, a site Tech Talk told you about last year, will become an independent subsidiary of Amazon, the item-a-day site announced Wednesday on its blog.

Press, public connect on social media during storm

As Thursday’s storm ravaged Southern Connecticut, the news media joined forces with the public to tell an effective and dynamic story.

Start spreading the news — on Twitter

Thursday afternoon’s devastating storms illustrated the potential social media offers news organizations.

Report: Google collected sensitive data

Google collected sensitive data, including passwords, a French data protection agency examination has found.

Lieberman sponsors Internet ‘kill switch’ bill

Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., is sponsoring a disturbing bill that would grant the president far-reaching powers to take control of, or even shut down, parts of the Internet.