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  • 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...