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  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

    07/25/2013 9:55:36 PM PDT · by Errant · 45 replies
    CNet ^ | 24 July, 2013 | Declan McCullagh
    The U.S. government has attempted to obtain the master encryption keys that Internet companies use to shield millions of users' private Web communications from eavesdropping. These demands for master encryption keys, which have not been disclosed previously, represent a technological escalation in the clandestine methods that the FBI and the National Security Agency employ when conducting electronic surveillance against Internet users. If the government obtains a company's master encryption key, agents could decrypt the contents of communications intercepted through a wiretap or by invoking the potent surveillance authorities of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Web encryption -- which often appears...
  • Web guru advice needed

    05/17/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT · by papineau · 6 replies
    vanity | 06/17/2012 | papineau
    I'm looking for a little advice on automated test tools or techniques for testing an extension for Firefox. Specifically it's an extension that works with Firebug and analyzes html for accessibility issues. Anyone here ever test extensions? Use Selenium or other open source tools?
  • F.C.C. Plans to Overhaul Telecom Fund to Focus on Expanding Broadband

    10/07/2011 4:31:19 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 7, 2011 | Edward Wyatt
    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday outlined a plan to transform the Universal Service Fund, an $8 billion fund that is paid for by the nation’s telephone customers and used to subsidize basic telephone service in rural areas, into one that will help expand broadband Internet service to 18 million Americans who lack high-speed access. The chairman, Julius Genachowski, said the overhaul of the fund would eliminate waste and inefficiencies in a program that is outdated, unfair and not accountable to the consumers who support it through monthly assessments on their phone bills. An F.C.C. official, who...
  • The Last Page Of The WWW (This is cool)

    08/08/2011 4:58:23 PM PDT · by John 8_58 · 16 replies
    Make sure you click on the image and it will take you to a real cool image of space that you can zoom in on. Here is the link, This Is The Last Page Of The WWW
  • Protests in Egypt Spark Fears in Cuba Over Growing Internet Opposition Movements

    02/10/2011 9:18:32 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 10, 2011 | Serafin Gomez
    As a result, the Castro regime has intensified its crackdown on dissident groups in an attempt to ensure that what is happening in Cairo will not happen in Havana, according to some observers. "We do see instances of repression starting since the Egyptian upheaval. There have been brutal beatings on dissidents," said Susel Perez, of the Cuba Transition Project, at the University of Miami. " It is a direct sign from the Cuban government that this is something that will not be tolerated on the island." In a 53-minute video leaked last week, a Cuban counter-intelligence staffer warned an audience...
  • Liveblogging the Vote on Rules Protecting the Open Internet

    12/21/2010 12:31:45 PM PST · by abb · 13 replies
    OpenInternet.gov ^ | December 21, 2010 | George Krebbs
    I realize this has been posted several times over the past few days. However, this blog notes the six "principles" today's order covers. And all of us here at FRee Republic know that what is WRITTEN in federal rule means nothing. It's what the FCC's lawyers SAYS it means is all that counts. 1) Transparency. Consumers and innovators have a right to know the basic performance characteristics of their Internet access and how their network is being managed. 2) No Blocking. A right to send and receive lawful traffic. This prohibits blocking of lawful content, apps, services, and the connection...
  • Net Neutrality Still on the Agenda

    12/15/2010 9:45:29 AM PST · by abb · 12 replies
    Broadcasting & Cable ^ | December 14, 2010 | John Eggerton
    The FCC released its agenda for the Dec. 21 public meeting and a vote on proposed network neutrality rules remains on the docket. "The Commission will consider a Report and Order adopting basic rules of the road to preserve the open Internet as a platform for innovation, investment, competition, and free expression," the sunshine notice says, which is issued a week before the meeting. But the item is actually second on the agenda after a vote on transitioning voice-only 911 to a broadband-enabled network. Chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed expanding and clarifying network neutrality rules under Title I authority, which...
  • November 30th Could Be the Day the Government Seizes Control of the Internet

    10/12/2010 3:04:44 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 28 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 12, 2010 | Seton Motley
    November 30th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could potentially engage in one of the largest federal power grabs we have ever seen. After two years of this Presidential Administration and this Congress, that is saying an awful lot about an awful lot. And what’s worse, the FCC would be doing it without Congress weighing in. At the FCC’s November meeting – note the coincidental date of choice, AFTER the impending election – three unelected bureaucrats (of five) could simply vote themselves rulers of 1/6th of our entire economy – the information and technology sector. Meaning the Internet that you currently...
  • UN chief calls for treaty to prevent cyber war(And called “driver’s license” for internet users)

    02/01/2010 12:34:05 AM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies · 505+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | January 30th, 2010
    (AFP)DAVOS, Switzerland - The world needs a treaty to prevent cyber attacks becoming an all-out war, the head of the main UN communications and technology agency warned Saturday. International Telcommunications Union secretary general Hamadoun Toure gave his warning at a World Economic Forum debate where experts said nations must now consider when a cyber attack becomes a declaration of war. With attacks on Google from China a major talking point in Davos, Toure said the risk of a cyber conflict between two nations grows every year. He proposed a treaty in which countries would engage not to make the first...
  • World Wide Web May Split Up Into Several Separate Networks

    01/26/2010 12:35:28 PM PST · by kingattax · 16 replies · 479+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 01/25/2010 | REINHARDT KRAUSE
    Google's threat to exit China is igniting worries that the Web, a linchpin of globalization, may fracture into regional fiefdoms. The U.S. and China are ratcheting up rhetoric over the Internet's future. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday warned that "a new information curtain is descending across much of the world." China says it'll make no exception for Google (GOOG) or other U.S. firms on its Internet policies. China's government has lashed back at Clinton's speech, saying it damaged bilateral ties. On Monday, the Communist Party's People's Daily accused the U.S. of using social Web sites like Twitter to...
  • THE GOOD DOCTOR? (DEAN-MAINE GOVERNOR(D)SNEAKS AWAY FROM FANCY DEMOCRATIC SHINDIG)

    08/10/2003 6:08:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    Portland Phoenix ^ | August 10, 2003 | LANCE TAPLEY
    Dr. Howard Dean’s fans come out for the big Democratic summer shindig As Tom Andrews, the director of the leading national antiwar coalition, began his speech at the Maine Democrats’ big outdoor summer shindig in Falmouth, John Baldacci signaled his bodyguard/driver to move the large, dark SUV up the driveway. The vehicle soon hid in the trees, its engine quietly humming. At first, the governor seemed to be paying attention as Andrews, the former First District congressman, launched into rousing tales of how the country, under President George W. Bush, had gone "from peace and prosperity to war and recession."...
  • Web founder warns against website snooping (Tim Berners-Lee)

    03/13/2009 2:14:56 PM PDT · by xtinct · 24 replies · 601+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 3/13/09 | Jonathan Lynn
    * Governments, corporations snooping on website visits... * Next big thing on Web is linked data...* Berners-Lee says future of Web is on mobile phones Surfers on the Internet are at increasing risk from governments and corporations tracking the sites they visit to build up a picture of their activities, the founder of the World Wide Web said on Friday. Tim Berners-Lee, whose proposal for an information management system at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research CERN 20 years ago led eventually to the World Wide Web, said tracking website visits in this way could build an incredibly detailed profile...
  • 20 Years Ago, World Wide Web Was Born

    03/12/2009 3:06:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies · 1,628+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 03/12/2009 | Elise Ackerman
    <p>It all began 20 years ago today with a frustrated 29-year-old programmer who had a passion for order.</p> <p>Tim Berners-Lee, now famous as the founder of the World Wide Web, was working as an obscure consultant at Cern, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, in the suburbs of Geneva. Berners-Lee loved the laboratory. It was full of stimulating projects and creative people, but his work, and the work of his colleagues, was stymied by the lack of institutional knowledge.</p>
  • 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...
  • Google Chrome web browser announced: integrated search, improved JavaScript

    09/01/2008 1:37:34 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 553+ views
    slashgear.com ^ | September 1, 2008 | Chirs Davies
    Excerpt - Google have announced plans to take on Microsoft and Firefox with their own open-source browser, codenamed Chrome, by releasing a specially drawn comic by Scott McCloud explaining the app. Based on the existing Webkit rendering engine, Chrome will integrate not only tab-based browsing but Google Gears and a newly integrated search and address system called Omnibox. ~ snip ~
  • Internet regulator expected to approve plan for unlimited top-level domains

    06/25/2008 5:19:46 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 121+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt) ^ | June 26, 2008 | Ben Worthen
    Excerpt - The organization that oversees Internet addresses is expected Thursday to approve a proposal to create an unlimited number of so-called top-level domains -- the familiar suffixes like ".com" at the end of Web addresses. Under the plan, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will allow organizations to apply for any top-level domain. Businesses, for example, could use brand names such as ".ibm" or ".ebay" in their Web addresses. Cities could sign up for names like ".nyc" or ".berlin." It will also be possible to apply to use more general terms, such as ".news" or ".sports," to...
  • RIP Netscape Navigator (1994 - 2008)

    12/28/2007 8:40:14 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 47 replies · 297+ views
    tuaw.com ^ | December 28, 2007 | Christina Warren
    Excerpt - Soon, Netscape Navigator - the first highly successful graphical web browser (yeah, yeah, I know Mosaic came before Netscape, but I don't remember seeing Mosaic floppy-disks bundled with my PC World and Macworld magazines in 1995, at least not under the name "Mosaic") - will be nothing more than a footnote in Internet history. Let's take a moment of silence for the big N. OK, that was long enough. AOL, the parent company of this blog and Netscape, has announced that they will cease support for the current version of Netscape as of February 1, 2008. Netscape, which...
  • Fred Thompson Grabs Top Presidential Site Traffic Seat

    10/12/2007 7:39:36 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 34 replies · 877+ views
    ClickZ.com ^ | Oct 12, 2007 | Kate Kaye
    Former Senator Fred Thompson topped the presidential campaign site traffic charts in September, surpassing all other presidential candidate sites. The TV star pushed Congressman Ron Paul out of the number one position held by his site among Republican candidates since May, while longtime site traffic leader Barack Obama maintained his top ranking among Democratic presidential hopefuls. Notably, according to exclusive information provided to ClickZ News by Hitwise, while Yahoo and Google drove about a third of the traffic to the top Republican and Democratic candidate sites, some site traffic to RonPaul2008.com actually arrived from the site of his opponent, Mitt...
  • 365 Main outage causes aftershocks in Web world

    07/24/2007 10:55:22 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 800+ views
    Valleywag.com ^ | July 25, 2007 | Owen Thomas
    Excerpt - We've now learned more about the outage at 365 Main's San Francisco datacenter that knocked some of the Web's most popular sites offline. The latest theory: An employee, reportedly drunk, hit the emergency-power-off switch in 365 Main's Colo 4 room. Other sites located in other rooms were unaffected. This isn't the first time 365 Main has suffered an EPO-induced outage; a major one still remembered by customers occurred back in April 2005, and another took place last year. After the jump, a gallery of the carnage caused, and a roundup of reactions. Some of the affected websites --...
  • Power Outages In San Francisco Bring Down Major Websites

    07/24/2007 3:24:54 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 1,415+ views
    laughingsquid.com ^ | July 24, 2007
    6 back-to-back power outages hit the SOMA neighborhood of San Francisco Tuesday afternoon causing major havoc with popular web services. 365 Main is down, along with craigslist, Netflix, Technorati, Yelp, AdBrite and SixApart. Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is currently working on the issue. It is now estimated that over PG&E 51,000 customers are with out power. So the big question, where is the backup power at the data centers used by these services? UPDATE 1: Digg is still up UPDATE 2: Some services, like Technorati are starting to come back online.
  • Profits, politics and the information pipeline - FReeper PHDs Needed!

    03/04/2007 5:40:13 PM PST · by Tunehead54 · 33 replies · 583+ views
    The Milford Daily News ^ | Sunday, March 04, 2007 | Rick Holmes-Opinion editor
    Anyone over 40 can remember a time when you could count the available TV channels on the fingers of one hand. Now they come in the hundreds. But that's nothing compared to the Internet, with its millions - is it billions yet? - of sites that can do just about anything but wash the dinner dishes. Online, you can find any fact you need, and any lie you'd prefer to believe is true. You can make new friends and keep up with your old ones. You can buy and sell anything, make phone calls, import and export photos and movies,...
  • Dana Priest's Husband Gets Joe Wilson Media Gigs

    04/22/2006 3:22:34 PM PDT · by Sam Hill · 107 replies · 7,101+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | April 22, 2006 | N/A
    Pulitzer Prize winning Dana Priest is married to William Goodfellow. William Goodfellow is the Executive Director of the the Center for International Policy (CIP).Here is what Discover The Networks has to say about the Center For International Policy: Dana Priest on left.America’s Red ArmyOne of the most sophisticated of Fenton’s anti-war projects is the co-mingling of Win Without War and the Center for International Policy (CIP). Before 9/11, CIP, a Fenton Communications client, mainly acted as Fidel Castro’s greatest “think tank” ally. Much of its million-dollar budget was spent lobbying to end economic sanctions and travel restrictions against Cuba.Now, it...
  • Internet piracy site in bid for own island to beat copyright laws (WWW changes the world we live in)

    01/12/2007 11:45:04 PM PST · by RunningWolf · 48 replies · 1,185+ views
    News.Yahoo. ^ | Fri Jan 12, 12:12 PM ET | (AFP)
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular websites for the illegal downloading of films through filesharing, has said it wanted to buy its own island in a bid to avoid copyright laws. ADVERTISEMENT "It's not only about Pirate Bay, it's more about having a nation with no copyright laws,"
  • Norfolk-based sailor uses Web to channel opposition to war (Halp me Jon Carry!)

    11/05/2006 8:29:24 PM PST · by SlowBoat407 · 57 replies · 2,088+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 11-5-06 | Louis Hansen
    Norfolk-based sailor uses Web to channel opposition to war By LOUIS HANSEN, The Virginian-Pilot © November 5, 2006 NORFOLK - Jonathan Hutto graduated from Howard University with a degree in political science and a résumé of social activism. He worked for the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International after college. He whipped up grass-roots protests against police departments and college administrators. One day in 2003, broke and seeking direction, Hutto enlisted in the Navy. The Navy couldn't have known it then, but they know it now: They had signed up a sailor strongly opposed to the Iraq war. Seaman...
  • NEW LAW CRIPPLES INTERNET GAMBLING

    10/13/2006 10:16:57 PM PDT · by sinanju · 107 replies · 2,316+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2006 | Frank Ahrens
    Placing bets over the Internet was effectively criminalized by the federal government yesterday, as lawmakers work to eliminate an activity enjoyed by as many as 23 million Americans who wagered an estimated $6 billion last year. Attached to a port-security bill signed by President Bush yesterday was the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, which prohibits online gamblers from using credit cards, checks and electronic fund transfers to place and settle bets. The law puts enforcement on the shoulders of banks and other U.S. financial institutions, some of which fought the legislation. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.), said...
  • 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,"...
  • BellSouth wants new Net fees

    01/16/2006 2:00:35 PM PST · by abb · 11 replies · 552+ views
    MarketWatch.com ^ | Jan 16, 2006 | Frank Barnako
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- BellSouth Corp. confirmed Monday that it is pursuing discussions with Internet content companies to levy charges to reliably and speedily deliver their content and services. Bill Smith, chief technology officer at BellSouth (BLS: BellSouth Corporation, justified content charging companies by saying they are using the telco's network without paying for it. "Higher usage for broadband services drives more costs that we have to recover," he said in a telephone interview. He suggested that Apple Computer might be asked to pay a nickel or a dime to insure the complete and rapid transmission of a song via the...
  • Creator of World Wide Web Starts Blog (Tim Berners-Lee)

    12/21/2005 10:34:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 475+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/05 | Anick Jesdanun - ap
    NEW YORK - World Wide Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has started a blog just in time for the 15th anniversary of his invention. In his first entry, Berners-Lee remarked on how the Web took off as a publishing medium rather than one in which visitors not only read but also contributed information. "WWW was soon full of lots of interesting stuff, but not a space for communal design, for discource through communal authorship," he wrote. That has changed lately with the growing popularity of blogs, which are online diaries that often let visitors submit comments, and wikis, which are sites...
  • US endorses Internet Governance Forum United Nations

    11/16/2005 7:55:33 AM PST · by cope85 · 48 replies · 1,480+ views
    news.zdnet.co.uk/ ^ | Wednesday 16th November 2005 | Declan McCullagh
    US endorses Internet Governance Forum The US has inked a broad agreement at WSIS but that does not mean it relinquishes its influence over Internet operations The Bush administration and its critics at a United Nations summit at Tunis in Tunisia have inked a broad agreement on global Internet management that will preclude any dramatic showdown this week. By signing the statement, the Bush administration formally endorsed the creation of an "Internet Governance Forum" that will meet for the first time in 2006 under the auspices of the UN. The forum is meant to be a central point for global...
  • U.S. to retain oversight of Web

    11/16/2005 2:15:34 AM PST · by advance_copy · 23 replies · 1,195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/16/05 | Dan Caterinicchia
    Efforts to replace U.S. oversight of the Internet with an international committee were defeated yesterday during U.N.-sponsored meetings. Hundreds of government, nonprofit and industry delegates meeting at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis, Tunisia, agreed to establish a new international forum to discuss Internet issues, but it would not have any policy-making power. "No new organizations were created," said David Gross, the State Department's Internet policy chief and head of the U.S. delegation. "No oversight mechanisms were established by anyone over anyone. There was also no change in the U.S. government's role in relation to the Internet,...
  • 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...
  • Just Googling It Is Striking Fear Into Companies

    11/06/2005 5:51:08 AM PST · by summer · 130 replies · 3,190+ views
    The NY Times, Technology ^ | Nov. 6, 2005 | Steve Lohr
    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, often intimidates its competitors and suppliers. Makers of goods from diapers to DVD's must cater to its whims. But there is one company that even Wal-Mart eyes warily these days: Google, a seven-year-old business in a seemingly distant industry."We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board.In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the seed of a threat, said Mr. Breyer, who is also a partner in a venture capital firm. The worry is that by making information available everywhere, Google might soon be able to tell...
  • Just Googling It Is Striking Fear Into Companies

    11/06/2005 7:25:34 AM PST · by XR7 · 18 replies · 1,201+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/6/05 | STEVE LOHR
    Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, often intimidates its competitors and suppliers. Makers of goods from diapers to DVD's must cater to its whims. But there is one company that even Wal-Mart eyes warily these days: Google, a seven-year-old business in a seemingly distant industry. "We watch Google very closely at Wal-Mart," said Jim Breyer, a member of Wal-Mart's board. In Google, Wal-Mart sees both a technology pioneer and the seed of a threat, said Mr. Breyer...The worry is that by making information available everywhere, Google might soon be able to tell Wal-Mart shoppers if better bargains are available nearby. Wal-Mart...
  • War on web terror

    09/26/2005 7:04:54 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 2 replies · 254+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 27 September 2005 | Nick Butterly, Jason Frenkel and Ian McPhedran
    COMMENTS posted on a website praising a terrorist attack anywhere in the world could land a person in jail under tough new laws to be debated by state and federal leaders today. Australians could also find themselves in breach of federal law for distributing books or other literature urging people to travel overseas to kill coalition soldiers or for praising a terror attack as a brave act that should be repeated. New incitement and sedition laws on the table at today's Council of Australian Government terror summit could place some Australian organisations and businesses in danger of breaching the law....
  • US soldier fined for posting classified information

    08/29/2005 1:09:43 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 5 replies · 598+ views
    Mail&Guardian ^ | Amanda Keim
    An Arizona national guardsman serving in Iraq has been demoted for posting classified information on his blog, an army official said. Leonard Clark (40) was demoted from specialist to private first class and fined $1 640 said Colonel Bill Buckner, a spokesperson for the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, on Monday. Soldiers in Iraq are allowed to maintain blogs but cannot post information about army operations or movements. They also are barred from posting information about the death of a soldier whose family hasn't yet been notified. "The intent of the policy is not to violate soldiers' rights, but to safeguard soldiers," Buckner...
  • Islamists seek to organize hackers' jihad in cyberspace

    08/25/2005 10:23:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 6 replies · 388+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 August 2005 | Shaun Waterman
    A Web forum for Muslim extremists is calling on its members to organize an Islamist hackers' army to carry out Internet attacks against the U.S. government. The site has posted tips, software and links to other resources to help would-be cyber-warriors. The Jamestown Foundation, a District-based nonprofit with a history of extensive ties to the CIA, said that it has monitored postings on a new section of an extremist bulletin board called al-Farooq. According to Jeffrey Poole, a researcher for the foundation, the forum "represents a how-to manual for the disruption and/or destruction of enemy electronic resources, including e-mail, Web...
  • In Re: 37 CFR Part 202 [Berners-Lee responds to Copyright Office IE-Only]

    08/23/2005 10:46:56 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 15 replies · 553+ views
    World Wide Web Consortium ^ | 22 August 2005 | Tim Berners-Lee
    22 August 2005 By Hand and on the Web at http://www.w3.org/2005/08/22-w3c-prereg-standards-comments.html Office of the General Counsel U.S. Copyright Office James Madison Memorial Building, Room LM-401 101 Independence Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20559-6000 In Re: 37 CFR Part 202 [Docket No. RM 2005-9] The United States Copyright Office has requested [1] comment on whether a requirement that certain online forms be submitted only through the use of a single vendor's World Wide Web browser, to the exclusion of any other hardware or software product or service designed to conform with Web standards. Such a policy, even if implemented for a short...
  • Web boosts glare on Roberts

    08/22/2005 11:45:50 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 5 replies · 337+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 August 2005 | Stephen Dinan
    John G. Roberts Jr. will end up the most-scrutinized Supreme Court selection in history, due in large part to the Internet, which has made it easier to look at his writings and to rally for or against his nomination. Thousands of pages of his writings are available on the National Archives' Web site, and every opinion that Judge Roberts has written during two years on a federal appeals court also is available. Unlike earlier nominations, this time the press is no longer the sole source of information. This time, senators, lawyers and laymen alike can dissect Judge Roberts' record firsthand...
  • Two Dutch men suspected of running sex Web sites killed in shootout with local police

    05/26/2005 6:56:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 1,110+ views
    PhilStar ^ | 26 may 2005 | Staff
    Two Dutch men suspected of running sex Web sites killed in shootout with local police. 05/26 2:51:31 PM   MANILA (AP) - Two Dutch brothers suspected of running pornographic Web sites from their Manila house were killed in a shootout with government agents who were serving them arrest warrants, officials said Thursday. Willen Cornelis "Cheri" Van Engelenburg, 44, and his brother Hendrikus Erik Van Engelenburg, 38, resisted arrest and opened fire at police officers during a raid in suburban Quezon City late Wednesday, authorities said in a statement. The raid was one of two simultaneous operations against "cyber sex...
  • 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...
  • Web inventor voted top Briton

    01/27/2005 5:45:13 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 30 replies · 601+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 28 January 2005 | Jeremy Lovell
    TIM Berners-Lee, the man who invented and then gave away the World Wide Web, was picked today as epitomising the Greatest of Britishness – a quality finance minister Gordon Brown said was unique. His selfless act added to modesty and ingenuity were deemed by a panel of judges to make Berners-Lee the Greatest Briton of 2004 in the first of what organisers said they hoped would become an annual event. Mr Brown, who opened the glittering award ceremony, said Britons were a wonderful people and invoked the bulldog spirit of World War II leader Winston Churchill – which he said...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Canadian arm of Heinz-Kerry electronic octopus hooked Cuba up to Worldwide Net

    07/19/2004 11:32:42 AM PDT · by Grig · 27 replies · 3,089+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Judi McLeod
    Uncle Sam officially broke off relations with Havana under the 1961 Trading with the Enemy Act. Not so for Teresa Heinz-Kerry, who in 1991, using a Canadian connection funded by her Tides Foundation, linked the communist country up to the World Internet. The Toronto-based Web/Nirv, Canadian affiliate of the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) and its offshoot the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), used a 64 KBPS undersea cable IP link from Havana to Sprint in the United States, linking Cubans to the Information Highway. IGC and APC are one of the Tides Foundation’s largest ongoing projects. A massive, 24-hour,...
  • Creator of the web turns knight

    07/17/2004 4:57:23 AM PDT · by tjwmason · 7 replies · 376+ views
    B.B.C. ^ | 17 July, 2004
    Creator of the web turns knight Tim Berners-Lee, the British inventor of the world wide web, has received his knighthood from the Queen. The "father of the web", who already has an OBE, went to Buckingham Palace to get his reward for "services to the global development of the internet". In 1991, the knight of the web came up with a system to organise, link and browse pages on the net. Famously modest, he said he had just been "in the right place at the right time" and did not want his photo taken. During the hour-long ceremony held in...
  • 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...