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  • Netflix earnings beat estimates; stock soars 17%

    01/22/2014 3:03:54 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 22, 2014 | Andrew Harrer
    Netflix reported higher profit for the fourth quarter as the company added 2.3 million customers to its TV and movie streaming service in the United States, sending its shares up more than 17 percent in after-hours trading. (Click here to get the latest quote.) The company on Wednesday reported net income of $48 million for the quarter, up from $8 million a year ago. Earnings-per-share were 79 cents, Netflix said in a statement.
  • Tim Berners-Lee: UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy

    11/24/2013 10:56:17 AM PST · by kobald · 4 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 22, 2013 | Charles Arthur and agencies
    The UK and US must do more to protect internet users' privacy, the inventor of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has warned as a survey of online freedoms is released. Berners-Lee warned that "a growing tide of surveillance and censorship" posed a threat to the future of democracy, even as more and more people were using the internet to expose wrongdoing. His remarks came before the second annual release of a global league table that classifies countries according to a set of freedoms. Since last year, the US has dropped from second place to fourth, while the UK...
  • Thousands may lose Internet access when FBI shuts down servers (Monday)

    07/07/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/06/12 | Brendan Sasso
    Thousands may lose Internet access when FBI shuts down serversBy Brendan Sasso - 07/06/12 10:45 AM ET Hundreds of thousands of people could lose Internet service on Monday when the FBI shuts down servers from an online fraud ring that allegedly planted a virus among computer users. The FBI says about 252,000 computers worldwide could be affected and that about 45,000 of those computers are in the United States. Users can check whether their computer is infected with the malicious software — often called malware — by visiting dcwg.org, a site run in cooperation with the FBI, or by visiting...
  • Internet Access Is Not a Human Right

    01/14/2012 6:05:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 4, 2012 | Vinton G. Cerf
    From the streets of Tunis to Tahrir Square and beyond, protests around the world last year were built on the Internet and the many devices that interact with it... It is no surprise, then, that the protests have raised questions about whether Internet access is or should be a civil or human right.... ...technology is an enabler of rights, not a right itself. There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or...
  • Google to be monitored for anti-Islamic content by Pakistan

    06/27/2010 3:43:31 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/27/2010 | Andy Bloxham and Asif Shahzad
    Seven major websites, including Google and Yahoo, will be monitored and 17 lesser-known sites are being blocked outright for alleged blasphemous material under court orders. The moves follow a temporary ban that Pakistan imposed on Facebook in May. The sites to be monitored include Yahoo, Google, YouTube, Amazon and MSN, Hotmail and Bing from Microsoft, according to a spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority. He added: "If any particular link with offensive content appears on these websites, the (link) shall be blocked immediately without disturbing the main website." Scott Rubin, a spokesman for Google, responded that the company intends, in...
  • The President's Trick Or Tweet

    05/10/2010 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 782+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 10, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Free Speech: President Obama, while addressing college graduates, condemns our access to new media as a subversion of democracy. Is the iPad a threat to democracy or exactly what Thomas Jefferson had in mind? At Hampton University in Virginia on Sunday, the president lamented that in an age of text messaging, the Internet and the iPad, information and its unfettered exchange had become a diversion that was putting a strain on democracy. We are not making this up. The "24/7 media environment," he told the students, "bombards us with all kinds of comments and exposes us to all kinds of...
  • Internet Tops Newspapers as a Source of News

    12/29/2008 12:47:39 PM PST · by Enchante · 14 replies · 621+ views
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | 12/29/08 | Barry Levine
    Just by reading this online story, you are part of a groundbreaking trend. According to a new study from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released last week, the Internet has passed newspapers as the most popular source for news. Only television surpassed the Net, with about 70 percent of Americans saying they get most of their national and international news from the ubiquitous box. About 40 percent say they get most of their news from the Net, an increase of 16 percent from September 2007. Newspapers are the main source for about 35 percent. This...
  • World Wide Web

    12/19/2008 8:43:36 AM PST · by dbz77 · 1 replies · 193+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 19, 2008 | Brent Bozell III
    Even in economically troubled times, Christmas is still a prime opportunity for children to be showered with the latest in electronic gadgetry, from iPods to laptops. For decades, parents have worried about children wandering into the scariest corners of television. But with new technologies come a lot of new and even scarier trails to follow. Imagine a young teen with a new laptop, and add YouTube, now owned by Google, which performs 63 percent of the world's Internet searches. It's not a farfetched thought: Nearly half of boys and a third of girls ages 13-17 name YouTube as one of...
  • Google Wants Its Own Fast Track on the Web

    12/15/2008 8:39:47 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,709+ views
    WallStreetJournal ^ | 12/15/08 | VISHESH KUMAR and CHRISTOPHER RHOADS
    The celebrated openness of the Internet -- network providers are not supposed to give preferential treatment to any traffic -- is quietly losing powerful defenders. Google Inc. has approached major cable and phone companies that carry Internet traffic with a proposal to create a fast lane for its own content, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Google has traditionally been one of the loudest advocates of equal network access for all content providers. At risk is a principle known as network neutrality: Cable and phone companies that operate the data pipelines are supposed to treat all traffic...
  • FCC Expands Use of Airwaves: 'White Space' To Be Opened To Devices Connected To Web

    11/05/2008 5:52:10 AM PST · by steve-b · 23 replies · 928+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 11/5/08 | Cecilia Kang
    Preachers on the pulpit, Guns N' Roses and others who fear their wireless microphones would be disrupted by widespread public access to certain unused airwaves were drowned out by high-tech titans Google and Microsoft in a federal ruling yesterday. The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan that would allow those airwaves, called white spaces, to be used by gadgets such as cellphones and laptops connected to the Internet once that spectrum becomes available after the national transition from analog to digital television in February. Opponents of the plan, including preachers and entertainers, say such devices could interfere with broadcast channels...
  • Warning Sounded on Web’s Future

    09/21/2008 12:22:44 PM PDT · by Delacon · 27 replies · 208+ views
    Blue Marble Climate ^ | September 17, 2008 | John Nicklin
    BBC News (09/15/08) Ghosh, Pallab Sir Tim Berners-Lee is helping to create the World Wide Web Foundation, a new organization that will certify Web sites it finds to be trustworthy and a reliable source of information. Berners-Lee says there needs to be a new system that will give Web sites a label for trustworthiness once they have proven to be a reliable source. “On the Web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable,” he says. “A...
  • New Firefox Web browser to be released Tuesday

    06/12/2008 6:02:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 86 replies · 332+ views
    One News Now ^ | June 12, 2008 | Anick Jesdanun (Associated Press)
    A new version of the Firefox Web browser is scheduled for release Tuesday with improvements in security, speed and design. Many of the enhancements in Firefox 3 involve bookmarks. The new version lets Web surfers add keywords, or tags, to sort bookmarks by topic. A new "Places" feature lets users quickly access sites they recently bookmarked or tagged and pages they visit frequently but haven't bookmarked. There's also a new star button for easily adding sites to your bookmark list-similar to what's already available on Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer 7 browser. Other new features include the ability to resume downloads...
  • Teen Millionaire

    03/15/2008 10:13:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies · 3,266+ views
    Yahoo! News People of the Web ^ | October 30, 2007 | Kevin Sites
    Ashley Qualls doesn't sound like a typical high school student. Maybe that's because the 17-year-old is the CEO of a million-dollar business. Ashley is the head of whateverlife.com, a website she started when she was just 14 — with eight dollars borrowed from her mother. Now, just three years later, the website grosses more than $1 million a year, providing Ashley and her working class family a sense of security they had never really known. It all started with capitalism 101, the law of supply and demand. Ashley became interested in graphic design just as the online social networking craze...
  • Conservative (Balanced Search engine):

    02/14/2008 2:12:29 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 23 replies · 89+ views
    myself/vanity | Feb 14, 2008 | Myself/Vanity
    This is a question to all you freepers (the last 2-4) years I have really notices that there is ~NOT~ balance in the search results I have recieved from googe + yahoo. In fact if you look for alternate search engines from those websites they don't lead you anywhere either.. I am SO Sick of the liberal bias- I never used to get unbalanced results from these website engines. Please IF anyone knows about any good alternate search engines: Please tell me!! I am trapped..!
  • Rep. Bachus and the Intertrons (Blames the Internet for underage gambling 30 years ago)

    06/20/2007 10:45:26 AM PDT · by SubGeniusX · 11 replies · 333+ views
    The Agitator ^ | June 19, 2007 | Radley Balko
    I just received the transcript to my testimony before Congress earlier this month on Internet gambling. I thought you might enjoy one of the odder exchanges I had at the hearing. The exchange was with Rep. Spence Bachus, and I guess this was supposed to be his "gotcha" question for me. To be honest, I was so floored by the sheer ignorance of the question, I didn't quite know how to respond. To set up the exchange, one of the points of contention during the hearing was the reliability of age verification systems. Enjoy. Mr. Bachus: Mr. Balko, in your...
  • The worldwide whatever (The Web is 15, Happy Birthday)

    08/06/2006 9:55:21 AM PDT · by fanfan · 30 replies · 622+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | Aug. 6, 2006 | DAVID OLIVE
    "Legend has it that every new technology is first used for something related to sex or pornography. That seems to be the way of humankind." — Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web Last week, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. teamed with a Toronto-based specialist in gambling software to announce the launch later this year of the first Playboy-branded online poker website. CryptoLogic Inc.'s president, Lewis Rose, lauded Playboy as "one of the world's premier entertainment brands." And Christie Hefner, CEO of Playboy, blew an air kiss Rose's way, heaping praise on his firm's "technical and industry strength." In the United...
  • Growing concern over Internet addiction

    05/19/2006 10:05:24 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 138 replies · 2,134+ views
    cnn ^ | 5/20/06
    For some, the Internet it has become an addiction, adversely affecting their lives and their family's lives. While not yet defined as a true addiction, many people are suffering the consequences of obsession with the online world, warns Dr. Diane M. Wieland, who treats patients with computer addiction in her practice in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. For some people, the Internet may promote addictive behaviors and pseudo-intimate interpersonal relationships, reports Wieland in the journal, Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. "Such cyberspace contacts may result in cyber disorders such as virtual relationships that evolve into online marital infidelity (cybersex) or online sexually compulsive behaviors,"...
  • 694 million people online worldwide: survey

    05/05/2006 8:57:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 334+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | May 05, 2006 May 05, 2006 May 5, 2006 | AFP
    Some 694 million people worldwide over age 15 are now using the Internet, about 14 percent of the total population in this age group, according to a survey released Thursday. The report by research firm comScore Networks claims to be "the first true estimate of global online audience size and behavior" using consistent methodology. The estimate was based on a survey of major markets including China and India. "Today, the online audience in the US represents less than a quarter of Internet users across the globe, versus 10 years ago when it accounted for two-thirds of the global audience,"...
  • How the US is defending its world dominance on the web.

    11/15/2005 5:51:44 AM PST · by Red6 · 16 replies · 665+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 14 November 2005 | Marcel Rosenbach
    Unnoticed by the public the fight for control of the only allegedly anarchischen InterNet escalates far away. The fronts are clear: the USA against the remainder of the world. With the information summit in Tunis this week hard arguments are approaching. Who travels in these days after Tunesien, already in the airport terminal by Postern and posters with strange abbreviations one welcomes. The "gate to the Orient", admits spectacular excavation places and Kamel-safari, welcomed on it proudly and wide the participants of the "WSIS 2005", for the beaches by Djerba or Monastir, for its the world summit of the information...
  • World Wide (Web) Takeover... The United Nations wants the Internet.

    10/01/2005 7:31:02 AM PDT · by Bob Eimiller · 46 replies · 2,034+ views
    National review online ^ | September 28, 2005 | By Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky & Joseph Barillari
    "In my opinion, freedom of speech seems to be a politically sensitive issue. A lot of policy matters are behind it." So observed Houlin Zhao, the man who wants to control the greatest forum for free expression in history. Zhao, a director of the U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and a former senior Chinese-government official, is a leader in the United Nations's effort to supplant the United States government in the supervision of the Internet. At a series of conferences called the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), held under the aegis of the ITU, and set to culminate...
  • The constant forward - (humorous one about how internet traffic from elections has lost its frenzy!)

    06/07/2005 8:37:38 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 340+ views
    JEWISH WORLD REVIEW.COM ^ | JUNE 7, 2005 | ANDREI CODRESCU
    Has anyone noticed the degradation of political activism as reflected in the quality of e-mail forwards? During the election, when this country was in the grip of political passion, the internet hummed with outraged forwards explicating and excoriating the current snakepits and malevolence of public policy. Every citizen in possession of a computer (and that's every citizen! Some citizens have several, one in every color for every mood!) forwarded madly his or her opinions. These forwards, judging by volume and pitch, were not just opinions: they were expressions of the forwarder's innermost soul, as radical in their way as the...
  • Congress proposes tax on all Net, data connections (Spanish American War law used to tax internet!)

    01/30/2005 11:52:01 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 44 replies · 1,314+ views
    An influential congressional committee has dropped a political bombshell by suggesting that a tax originally created to pay for the Spanish American War could be extended to all Internet and data connections this year. The committee, deeply involved in writing U.S. tax laws, unexpectedly said in a reportThursday that the 3 percent telecommunications tax could be revised to cover "all data communications services to end users," including broadband; dial-up; fiber; cable modems; cellular; and DSL, or digital subscriber line, links. Currently, the 3 percent excise tax applies only to traditional telephone service. But because of technological convergence and the dropping...
  • U.S. Spews More Spam Than Any Other Country

    12/30/2004 11:59:43 AM PST · by Willie Green · 16 replies · 545+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | Dec. 27, 2004
    The United States was the 800-pound spam-spewing gorilla throughout 2004, a spot it held from wire to wire throughout the year, an anti-virus firm announced Monday. According to researchers at U.K.-headquartered Sophos, the U.S. accounted for 42.1 percent of the world's spam, more than three times the next-guiltiest nation, South Korea, which launched 13.4 percent of the globe's junk mail. China, Canada, and Brazil rounded out the top five. "When we first reported on the top spamming countries back in February 2004, the U.S. had the excuse that the CAN-SPAM Act had been in existence for a couple of months,"...
  • THE MATHEMATICAL SIGNATURE OF GOD IN THE WORDS OF SCRIPTURE [INCREDIBLE PROOF]

    11/28/2004 4:42:56 PM PST · by Quix · 368 replies · 4,970+ views
    NOTE: If I know anything about the rabid naysayers on FR, at least some of the RELIGIOUS [vs spiritual] types will wail and rant that ANYTHING having to do with numbers and The Bible has to be crossing the line into dealing with Biblically forbidden NUMEROLOGY. This is nonsense. The dictionary definition of “numerology” makes clear that numerology is the study of numbers, as the figures designating the year of one’s birth, “to determine their supposed influence on one’s life, future, etc.” [Quix color, bold emphasis on the definition from: HERE: http://www.infoplease.com/ipd/A0562554.html Clearly, the Biblically prohibited issue is INTEREST IN,...
  • American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videos

    10/18/2004 1:05:54 AM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 35 replies · 8,779+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17th October 2004 | SHARON CHURCHER
    American internet link to Ken Bigley torture videosby SHARON CHURCHER, Mail on Sunday 11:44am 17th October 2004Terror: Hostage Ken Bigley blindfolded in Iraq The brutal videos of British hostage Ken Bigley begging for his life were distributed on the internet by a radical Islamic website hosted by an American firm with ties to the Bush administration. The Mail on Sunday began investigating the site, hostinganime, after it showed images of Mr Bigley being held in a cage, shortly before he was decapitated by the Al Qaeda cell known as Tahid wal Jihad. The site posted links to footage in...
  • Best Punditry on the World Wide Web

    09/30/2004 4:12:53 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 177+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/30/04 | Pat Fish
    9/26/2004 Best News and Punditry on the Web============================== Grandmother thought she would take this pause before the first of the great presidential debates in this year of our Lord, to offer up those web sites that offer the quickest, wittiest, wisest comments, punditry and unbiased presentation of the political or cultural facts as are currently occurring. We begin with the slickest, then onto those sites famous for “community blogging” onto the best Blog on the Internet as Grandmother currently envisions this new medium. The BEST-The American Spectator This site offers up only a few pundits for mental digestion. It features...
  • Not so fast, Tribune, in dismissing Swift Boat Vets' testimony

    09/02/2004 6:24:11 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 26 replies · 1,645+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | September 02, 2004 | Peter LaBarbera
    OPINION -- There was something almost quaint about the Chicago Tribune’s editorial assertion August 24 declaring that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth controversy surrounding John Kerry’s war record was over. Forgetting that we are in the midst of a “new media” revolution that allows everyday Americans to investigate truth claims on their own - without the clouded filter of biased journalists - the Tribune editors wrote, “That should be the end of the debate about John Kerry's experience in Vietnam.” Days before, the Tribune had injected itself prominently into the presidential campaign and the Swift Boat controversy by giving...
  • Web Turns 35, but Still Work in Progress

    08/29/2004 1:27:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 19 replies · 589+ views
    My Way News ^ | 8/29/04 | ANICK JESDANUN/AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Thirty-five years after computer scientists at UCLA linked two bulky computers using a 15-foot gray cable, testing a new way for exchanging data over networks, what would ultimately become the Internet remains a work in progress. University researchers are experimenting with ways to increase its capacity and speed. Programmers are trying to imbue Web pages with intelligence. And work is underway to re-engineer the network to reduce spam and security troubles. All the while threats loom: Critics warn that commercial, legal and political pressures could hinder the types of innovations that made the Internet what it...
  • Kerry pulls Joe Wilson website link - 'restorehonesty.com'

    07/24/2004 8:31:47 AM PDT · by CT · 251 replies · 7,194+ views
    Looks like they are closing up at Joe Wilson's little shop of horrors. And the Keery wen search function returns nothing when Joe Wilson's name is entered.
  • Kerry Edwards: I was offered $150K for my Web site

    07/11/2004 6:04:29 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 61 replies · 2,628+ views
    cnn.com ^ | July 11, 2004 | Carol Lin
    KerryEdwards.com is getting a lot of attention, but you won't find any pictures of the Democratic presidential candidate and his running mate. The online address belongs to Kerry Edwards, a bail bondsman from Indianapolis, Indiana. He joined CNN's Carol Lin to discuss the coincidence and the Web site. (snip) LIN: Now, you voted for President Clinton. Why not help out the party again? EDWARDS: How do you mean? LIN: Sell it to the Kerry people for whatever they're willing to pay for it. EDWARDS: For whatever they're willing to pay for it? LIN: Yeah. EDWARDS: I don't think they're willing...
  • From Shared Resources, Your Personal History

    04/21/2004 11:27:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 183+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 22, 2004 | PETER WAYNER
    LARS LUNDIN and his database are matchmakers of a sort, trading in information about matches made long ago. Genealogists send him family trees, and his computer compares them with other family trees in a database of more than two million current and former Danish citizens. Each month, he estimates, his computer finds more than 1,000 connections between cousins. Projects like Mr. Lundin's are becoming increasingly common as both amateur and professional genealogists use the Web to pool resources, compare notes and connect family histories. Some, like Mr. Lundin, do it for fun, while others are building companies that offer higher-quality...
  • Kerry gets served up with 'waffles' (THIS IS FUNNY)

    04/11/2004 7:58:09 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 53 replies · 1,066+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4-11-04 | Mark Memmott
    Some jokers who don't like the Democratic presidential candidate are trying to make his campaign Web site, johnkerry.com, the first answer to a search of the word "waffles" on Google, the No. 1 Internet search engine. They've nearly succeeded on the No. 2 search engine, Yahoo. By Sunday, eight days after the prank began, johnkerry.com was listed second among 703,000 results of a Yahoo search of the word "waffles." At the No. 3 search engine, MSN Search, johnkerry.com was also the second Web page result of a search Sunday for "waffles." On Google, johnkerry.com was not in the top 1,000...
  • MUST SEE (Pro Islamic Jihad Website) JIHAD UNSPUN(English well organized)

    04/02/2004 2:24:32 AM PST · by A_Niceguy_in_CA · 6 replies · 753+ views
    JihadUnspun.com ^ | April 2, 2004 | Khadija Abdul Qahaar (aka: Bev Kennedy and Paul Morris-Read
    I found this website by accident on Google. It's a very well organized Pro Islamic Jihad website in English with many articles and pictures including: An insiders look at the Iraqi Resistance A Rational for American Hegemony Bin Laden's Network Islam under Attack 9-11 Theories Many "newstories":Apr 01, 2004 US Military Vows Revenge For Attacks On American Civilians In Iraq Apr 01, 2004 Iraqi Resistance Sources: US Lost More Than 20 Soldiers In Fallujah Apr 01, 2004 Puppet Police Try To Win Over Iraqi Resistance In Fallujah Apr 01, 2004 Spain Names Madrid Bombing 'Mastermind' Apr 01, 2004 Taliban Kill...
  • Internet blamed in spread of syphilis among gays

    03/11/2004 8:06:29 PM PST · by missyme · 56 replies · 402+ views
    Yahoo ^ | March 11th, 2004 | Jon Hurdle
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Internet has played a significant role in the latest increase in cases of syphilis among gay men by introducing partners more likely to practice high-risk sex, according to a study released on Wednesday. About 22 percent of homosexual men diagnosed with early stage syphilis reported meeting one or more of their sexual partners through the Internet around the time they were infected, said the study by the Los Angeles Health Department. Researchers at a national conference in Philadelphia on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases also said they found gays who used the Web to meet...
  • Pornographer to Sell Whitehouse Web Site

    02/10/2004 6:54:30 AM PST · by Sabertooth · 31 replies · 1,052+ views
    CNN/AP ^ | February 10th, 2004 | TED BRIDIS
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - The Whitehouse.com Web site, one of the best examples that the Internet isn't always what it seems, is getting out of the pornography business. Its owner says he's worried what his preschool-age son might think.</p> <p>"He'll be going to kindergarten next year,'' said Daniel Parisi, who started the Web site in 1997 that is frequently confused with the official government site, www.whitehouse.gov. Parisi, 44, said he worried that his son's classmates might taunt him about the family's business.</p>
  • Spyware cures may cause more harm than good

    02/05/2004 7:40:54 AM PST · by justlurking · 151 replies · 3,425+ views
    C/Net News.com ^ | 2/4/2004 | John Borland
    Web surfers battling "spyware" face a new problem: so-called spyware-killing programs that install the same kind of unwanted advertising software they promise to erase. Millions of computers have been hit in recent years by ads and PC-monitoring software that comes bundled with popular free downloads, notably music-swapping programs. The problem has attracted dozens of companies seeking to profit by promising to root out the offending software. But some software makers are exploiting the situation, critics allege, turning demand for antispyware software into a launch pad for new spyware attacks. A small army of angry Web users has set up a...
  • Satanists hack Nelson Mandela's Aids awareness site

    01/04/2004 10:14:46 PM PST · by Destro · 10 replies · 546+ views
    iol.co.za ^ | December 12 2003 at 09:56PM | The Independent On Saturday
    Satanists hack 46664 site December 12 2003 at 09:56PM The Independent On Saturday Nelson Mandela's 46664 Aids awareness campaign is synonymous with good intentions and positive messages. But web users eager to give a minute of their time to the fight against Aids may be in for a nasty surprise when they hit the site and antichrist symbols and degrading images of Christ appear. When a Cape Town web user, who did not want to be named, logged on to the site earlier this week to find out why the official 46664 T-shirts were sold only in the United Kingdom,...
  • That Would Be Sir Berners-Lee

    12/31/2003 7:45:27 AM PST · by GigaDittos · 3 replies · 193+ views
    internetnews.com ^ | December 31, 2003 | Clint Boulton
    Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with the creation of the World Wide Web, will be anointed a knight by Queen Elizabeth. Berners-Lee, 48, is being knighted in recognition of his "services to the global development of the Internet" for helping to invent the Web. Buckingham Palace announced the news yesterday as part of its 2004 New Year's Honours list. Berners-Lee is a British citizen who lives in the U.S. and serves as director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which he also helped found. He will be officially made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE). The rank...
  • Web's inventor gets a knighthood

    12/30/2003 7:46:53 PM PST · by 4mor3 · 55 replies · 196+ views
    Web's inventor gets a knighthood Sir Tim says his invention was 'just another program' The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has been awarded a knighthood for his pioneering work. Dubbed the "Father of the Web", he came up with a system over 10 years ago to organise, link and browse net pages. The famously modest man said he was "quite an ordinary person", and although it felt strange, he was "honoured". Sir Tim was recently reunited with the machine he used to invent the web when he e-mailed 80 schools from the UN's summit on the information...
  • Rush shuts down DU again!

    12/15/2003 10:30:42 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 489 replies · 1,161+ views
    Rush is quoting posters from DU again. They're server crashed! He was quoting about how posters thought Bush was more of a danger than Saddam!
  • U.S. control of Internet rankles developing nations

    12/10/2003 12:31:46 AM PST · by sarcasm · 37 replies · 334+ views
    AP ^ | December 10, 2003 | Anick Jesdanun
    GENEVA — Worried over U.S. domination, a group of developing nations wants to put control of the Internet into the hands of the United Nations, an issue that likely will overshadow a summit on information technology opening today. Key decisions on Internet issues, such as domain names and addresses, now reside in a private agency spun off from the U.S. government — and the United States wants to keep it that way. But if countries do not think their concerns are adequately heard by the Internet's key decision-makers, a U.N. official warned yesterday, they may create conflicting national policies and...
  • Plan for UN to run internet 'will be shelved' (but now on international agenda)

    11/10/2003 3:26:49 PM PST · by Mark Felton · 102 replies · 789+ views
    Financial Times ^ | 11/10/03 | ft
    An attempt by developing countries to put management of the internet under United Nations auspices is likely to be shelved at next month's world information summit in Geneva - but the issue is now firmly on the international agenda, summit sources say. It will be one of the main bones of contention this week as government negotiators and non-governmental organisations descend on Geneva for the final round of preparatory talks on the draft declaration and plan of action due to be endorsed by heads of state and government at the summit on December 10-12. However, UN officials say they see...
  • Europeans Outlaw Net Hate Speech

    11/10/2003 7:55:07 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 42 replies · 1,048+ views
    Wired News ^ | Nov. 09, 2002 | By Julia Scheeres
    <p>Council of Europe has adopted a measure that would criminalize Internet hate speech, including hyperlinks to pages that contain offensive content.</p> <p>Specifically, the amendment bans "any written material, any image or any other representation of ideas or theories, which advocates, promotes or incites hatred, discrimination or violence, against any individual or group of individuals, based on race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin, as well as religion if used as pretext for any of these factors."</p>
  • Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence [well, at leat they didn't blame Dubya]

    07/29/2003 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 29, '03 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A growing number of gay and bisexual men in the United States are engaging in risky sex with partners they meet on the Internet, raising fears that the AIDS virus could be poised for a major comeback in the group hardest hit by the epidemic. Online chatrooms and Web sites are replacing gay bathhouses and sex clubs as the most popular meeting point to arrange high-risk sex, according to two new studies presented on Tuesday at the 2003 National HIV (news - web sites) Prevention Conference. The findings come amid growing evidence of an apparent resurgence of...
  • Internet gay cannibalism net widens

    07/17/2003 10:46:08 PM PDT · by knak · 181 replies · 3,406+ views
    expatica ^ | 7/17/03
    KASSEL - Prosecutors Thursday said they have filed a murder indictment against one of two gay men who met in an Internet chat room, where it allegedly was agreed that one of them would kill and devour the other. And in a stunning new development, prosecutors in Kassel said they are broadening the investigation to include some 430 other persons believed to have been involved in the Internet gay cannibalism chat room that led to the death of a 42-year-old man in March 2001. Prosecutors are convinced that the victim, a computer analyst from Berlin, agreed to be killed and...
  • Teacher quits rather than take down nude web photos (picture)

    07/07/2003 12:37:59 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 79 replies · 2,899+ views
    AFP ^ | July 4 2003
    Ooops. No picture. Sorry.
  • Parents sue school over locker room cameras -Images accessed 98 times in 6 months

    07/05/2003 2:58:26 AM PDT · by weegee · 8 replies · 1,821+ views
    AP via CNN ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2003 Posted: 9:50 PM EDT (0150 GMT) | no byline
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A Tennessee middle school allowed security cameras to film children undressing in locker rooms and then stored the images on a computer accessible through the Internet, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of angry parents.</p>
  • Tech: Building a Bigger Search Engine

    04/20/2003 8:35:52 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 189+ views
    Wired ^ | Apr. 17, 2003 PT | Leander Kahney
    <p>Web-search company LookSmart has ambitious plans to do for Web searching what SETI@Home did for the hunt for E.T.</p> <p>Last week, LookSmart released a screensaver that harnesses the spare computing power of volunteers whose machines are indexing the Web.</p> <p>Like SETI@Home, LookSmart's Grub screensaver runs in the background or when the computer is idle. But instead of searching for signs of intelligent aliens, Grub crawls the Net to build an index for Web searches.</p>
  • Fuzzy Strands Fill Skies Over Texas City (tinfoil alert)

    12/21/2002 7:33:13 PM PST · by Dallas · 48 replies · 1,441+ views
    GALVESTON, Texas -- Galveston residents are still trying to figure out what caused the skies over their coastal city to literally be filled on Friday with floating strands of wads that looked like spider webs. The webs were visible in the air for five hours, and poles were left wrapped with the sticky strands and fuzzy wads. "It blew my mind. I have never seen anything like it before," said Lorenzo DeLacerta, who saw the webs about noon when he delivered building material to a site a mile east of the San Louis Pass Bridge. DeLacerta said he called...
  • Recaption This Cartoon

    10/29/2002 12:04:12 AM PST · by corsair · 3 replies · 428+ views
    PRIVACY Cartoons by Chris Slane!