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Tax time phishing scam

The Washington Post reports that the IRS is warning taxpayers about a dangerous new phishing scam that lures visitors to bogus tax assistance sites masquerading as an official IRS taxpayer assistance service.

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports on a bill pending in Congress that would prohibit for-profit companies from using domain names such as "" and "" that sound like the names of official government agencies. has a story warning that tax free online shopping may soon be a thing of the past, especially since the new Democratic Congress seems more open to new taxes, even those that pose a burden for business.

Coverage of Google’s planned acquisition of Double-Click continues, with questions being raised about Google’s real motivation for buying the company, as well as anti-trust issues the merger might raise. Other internet giants, including Yahoo, Time Warner, and Microsoft are urging federal regulators to scrutinize the transaction closely.