News@5: Google Music, Apple Censors Erotic Fiction & The Key To The Internet

Search giant Google is rumoured to be planning to launch its Google Music service as early as Christmas. Google Vice President Andy Rubin is said to be holding "accelerated" talks with the Harry Fox Agency, in a bid to acquire the rights for a sizeable catalogue of online digital music.

Apple has been accused of censorship after a number of novellas, described as highly erotic by author Carl East, were removed from the iTunes store. The novellas were also removed from the list of top 10 best selling iPad books.

Not even a tiny percentage of users would pay for micro-blogging site Twitter, a study conducted by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism has revealed.

Google has unveiled a new Google Apps software suite designed for government use. The new Google Apps online software suite is based on the US Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) security standards specified by the US government.

The CEO of a UK-based Domain Name Server company, CommunityDNS, has become one of only seven people in the world entrusted with a cryptographic key required to restart the world's internet DNS servers if a catastrophic event occurs.