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posted in July 2006
Daylife, backed by Craig Newmark, will "gather, analyze, organize, and create a new, distributed platform for the world's news," in the words of one participant.
There seems to be another rift among the Linux faithful.
It has become common for soldiers to take digital cameras, video equipment, and laptops to war. They carry the devices or attach them to their gear and capture sights and sounds that range from gory to mundane, and then share their images via the Internet.
The company maintains it has been trying to prevent click fraud, invalid clicks on Internet advertisements that falsely inflate the number of people reading ads, which in turn drives up ad rates. A judge is expected to decide by Friday whether to accept Google's $90 million settlement offer in one click fraud case.
A bill sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter (R-Penn), would give the closed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court authority to approve government requests for warrantless electronic surveillance. A number of groups opposed to the practice are also opposed to the bill for two primary reasons: it does not require the government to go through the secret court, but it could force lawsuits related to the practice before the court and out of the public realm.
The FBI arrested the CEO of an online investigative service just before he was set to speak at an NYC hackers conference. He faces various charges and will be speaking to a judge.
When asked to describe the circumstances under which they would turn their phones off or silence them, more people listed movies, restaurants, meetings, or nighttime than sex.
On the other hand, the number of incidents in the United Kingdom is falling, which could have some lessons for how to attack the problem in America, according to a new report from the Internet Watch Foundation.
Yahoo is selling personalized Jessica Simpson music without digital rights management.
Bloggers are requesting that India's prime minister lift a ban on Web sites and blogs.
That means the lawsuit will go forward. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is charging that AT&T broke the law by assisting the National Security Agency's efforts in eavesdropping on millions of Americans' telephone conversations.
It's the third health-related project for the charity community program, which allows anyone with a computer to donate idle processing power and time.
In response to allegations about its customer privacy practices, the company agreed to, among other measures, supervision and review of its opt-out processes for releasing proprietary customer network information.
Vault ID, a single-function USB token, contains a smart-card chip that stores usernames and passwords for all online accounts.
Robert Tur, a reporter and owner of the Los Angeles News Service, argues that YouTube is encouraging copyright infringement by hosting his footage, including the beating of trucker Reginald Denny, on YouTube servers.
Sen. Ted Stevens, a Republican from Alaska, is being made fun of far and wide for his explanations about how the Internet and e-mail "work"--statements made while justifying his vote against a net neutrality provision in a law being discussed.
Instead of encouraging users to list their friends, former Microsoft and Amazon developers are encouraging Blue Dot's new community to link to products, services, articles, and other Web content they like.
VeriChip's medical implants contain 16-digit numbers that will link to patients' medical histories and family contact information stored in databases.
The upshot: A May 2006 legal decision handed down in favor of bloggers and the Electronic Frontier Foundation will stand.
But laptop and notebook sales are doing just fine, being driven by low-cost, high-speed, and wireless Internet service, according to a new study.
The Vietnam Veterans of America says an Inspector General's report on the Veterans Administration data breach leaves too many unanswered questions, including why the VA was collecting all that data in the first place.
MySpace accounts for 4.5% of all U.S. Internet domain name visits, according to the metrics company Hitwise, which is explaining the methodology behind its research in light of the extreme growth it says MySpace has experienced over the past two years.
The robot can sit down, lay down on its front or back, get up, balance on one leg with its arms outstretched, and do other types of movements.
The British Information Commissioner's Office said companies can be punished for data breaches no matter where they occur, meaning British companies need to be sure their overseas contractors are handling data safely.
A feature-rich LG Electronics cell phone includes a breathalyzer, which may help users determine if they're sober enough to use the phone.
A British recording industry group says that Internet service providers are cooperating with its requests to suspend accounts used to share copyrighted music files without permission.
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is behind a new wiki designed to provide election information.
The new state law outlaws pretending to be an account holder in order to gain cell phone records and other personal information.
Careful what you blog, record, or videotape on the Net. More and more employers are searching online for information about job applicants, and what you post could come back to haunt you.
The online auction refuses to accept Google Checkout, which was launched in June and is likely to compete against PayPal, eBay's own payment service, in some arenas.
Be extra careful when looking for work in cyberspace. The FBI is investigating some cases that involve fake job interviews and offers of employment that are actually ways to lure people into helping crime rings.
The group has identified over 50 sites it says are used for illegal file sharing, and it wants the providers to shut them off.
Yahoo Trip has several new features compared to the beta version that's been available for some time, including personalized formats for journals with text and photos, as well as simple search functions to help find other users' journal entries for help with planning.
The Electronic Freedom Foundation is reviving its efforts to ignite a lobbying movement among music fans and recording artists. An online petition has garnered over 80,000 signatures so far.
Kentucky officials say they blocked content access for government employees to improve productivity, but critics contend that free speech rights are threatened.
AllofMP3.com offers discounted prices on downloads while failing to pay artists or record companies, opponents claim. But the company's Web site claims its business is legal under Russian copyright laws.
Alibaba.com, which owns the majority of Yahoo China, says it's not an MP3 link site, and it reserves all legal rights regarding damage to its reputation and ongoing business operations.
Students are self-directed and get highly personalized instruction with their own computers and Internet access.
In addition to worldwide coverage, the new service incorporates data encryption, personal anti-virus, and firewall protection.
An international recording industry association claims Yahoo China makes copyrighted songs available for downloading without permission from record companies.