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Getting the blog spammers to hang up their affiliations

Affiliate schemes have been described as a good way to earn money without lifting a finger. Say you’re a classic car enthusiast and create an interesting website about them: you’ll attract like-minded visitors who might be interested in buying spare parts. You…
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Turkish court bans Richard Dawkins website

A Turkish court has banned internet users from viewing the official Richard Dawkins website after a Muslim creationist claimed its contents were defamatory and blasphemous. Adnan Oktar, who writes under the pen name of Harun Yahya, complained that Dawkins, a fierce critic of…
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Could WordPress be the next Tumblr?

Giant media and internet companies keep scooping up social-media services: among others, MySpace went to News Corp, YouTube to Google, Instagram to Facebook, and now Tumblr to Yahoo. For the young founders and their investors, the trajectory in each case has been 1) create a…
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WordPress makes a stand for open source morality

Matt Mullenweg, the 23-year-old who is the founding developer of the open source blogging software WordPress, woke up in March to find that disaster had struck. “A cracker gained user-level access to one of the servers that powers WordPress.org,” he later…