Like agents in real world, however, software programs operating in background of online session can be designed to conduct a helpful or harmful mission called Spyware. The difference between ""good"" and ""bad"" software, therefore, is determined by intent and behavior of those that develop and distribute the software, not interactive software technology itself. This paper explores publics understandable confusion surrounding spyware, describes applications of technology which are useful and beneficial as well as those that are problematic, even illegal; and discusses how attempts to legislate or regulate spyware could introduce very negative unintended consequences for other types of interactive software.
Innovation At-the-Edges mission is to educate, inform and organize opinion around the value proposition of emerging ""Edge of the network"" applications. WiFi or Wireless Fidelity refers to the technology surrounding the radio transmission of internet protocol data from an internet connection wirelessly to a host computer. Most often the internet connection is a higher speed one such as satellite, DSL or cable rather than slower dial-up connections. This paper from Information Technology Association of America focuses on the adoption of WiFi for the home consumer and describes some of the important considerations when deciding to implement it.