Close this menu

Latest on Internet taxes

In a roundup of the latest on proposals to tax Internet access and force online retailers to collect local sales taxes on Internet purchases, CNET News cites our objections to both ideas.

According to the AP, the Federal Trade Commission has opened a widely expected antitrust investigation of Google’s proposed $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick.

According to the Chicago Tribune, cyber-attacks on the tiny Baltic nation of Estonia are raising concerns about the Internet as the battlefield of the future. NATO experts are helping Estonia track down the source of the attacks. But NATO defense ministers have also putting cyber-security on the agenda for their meetings next month in Brussels.