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 "irs.com" and "irs.org" that sound like the names of official government agencies.
CNET.com 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.