Top IT news for April 24: FBI wants to monitor Internet, strong earnings from Apple, Vista SP1 goes automatic

Top IT news stories for April 24, 2008: FBI wants to do widespread monitoring of the Internet, Apple releases strong earnings report, Vista SP1 starts delivering automatically, U.S. Department of Justice looks into the Google/Yahoo ad test, Steve Ballmer says Microsoft won't raise its bid for Yahoo, and much more.

Top five headlines

  1. FBI eyes widespread monitoring of Net
  2. Apple blows through estimates; Ships 2.29 million Macs; Outlook light by design?
  3. Microsoft begins automatic distribution of Vista SP1 today
  4. Report: Yahoo, Google talk with DOJ on ad test
  5. Ballmer: We don't need Yahoo and we aren't raising our bid

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