Internet

More Fun With Studies

The PIP recently released the results of a rather uninteresting study that was reported almost everywhere for some reason.

They asked \"How concenered are you about the following types of internet crime\", and \"Which one of these types of Internet crimes converns you the MOST\".

From those 2 questions they draw this conclusion:
\"... and 50% of Americans cite child porn as the single most heinous crime that takes place online\"
Did I miss something there?
The #1 answer in to both questions was Child Pornography, but how did they arrive at that conclusion?

SiliconValley.com put it best when they said, \"People least worried about big Internet risk\".

eMarketer.com has a the Report broken down with lots of nifty charts and grafts.
So what have we learned here?
People worry about child pornogrphy [Which is horrible, awful and should be illegal, but doesn\'t come after you and steal your stuff], meanwhile they\'re being DOS\'d, or a Cracker [Note: not Hacker] just grabbed their credit card numbers.

If you are so inclined, you can actually go Read The Full Report. -- Read More

Web Freedom Lost

CNET has This Story that says A combination of new technologies, recent laws and international restrictions--sometimes related, more often not--are making possible a kind of online regulation once thought impossible.

Meanwhile, More than 60 federal Web sites violate U.S. privacy rules by using unauthorized software to track the browsing and buying habits of Internet users, according to a congressional report, Full Story @ CNN

The BBC simply says \"Cybercops arrest online liberty\"
This Story on your slowly eroding freedoms online.

Wired takes a look at a different kind of censorship in This Story on the increasing power of corporations.

What\'s doing at Yahoo!

A Story on Yahoo! is making the rounds.
They say searching for anything related to the words
\"Nazi,\" \"Ku Klux Klan\" or even \"hate\" on Yahoo! will now
bring up banners promoting peace and tolerance. It
doesn\'t work for me, but maybe this is a plan for the
future.
In other Yahoo! news...Now you See Boobies and
Now You Don\'t. They started to peddle
porn, but gave up when groupd like the AFA put up a
fuss.Remember, if you don\'t like it, that means it\'s
no good for anyone.

Jeffrey Zeldman on NewBreed

If you haven\'t checked out this months NewBreedLibrarian you missed an Interview with Jeffrey Zeldman, and and Cool Report from the ACRL conference in Denver.

There\'s also a neat Interview were they asked three students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign why they chose to pursue an MLS.
I got my MLS to meet more women, live the Rock-N-Roll Lifestyle, and make millions so I can retire at 25.Things haven\'t worked out so well for me....

Why Not .lib

Ever wonder why We don\'t have our own TLD?That is, why there is no LISNews.lib, or loc.lib.
Well, Searcher Magazine has a Story to answer your questions!


One reason was it cost $50,000 to apply for, another, who would run it? I\'m sure we\'re all looking forward to those exciting new .aero\'s!

Surfing by Degrees

[Here...] comes still another Internet study, as if we need one, which attempts to herd users into categories based on \"occasionalization\" (their word not mine or Webster\'s). I wonder how much they charged for that anyway? Try to win that one on Wheel...Vanna, I would like an \"E\" please.
So, which group do you fall under?

Search engines grapple with constant Web growth

CNN has A Look At search engines.

With the internet over 550 billion pages, they say much of the most interesting and valuable content remains hard to find, and search engines are just having a hard time keeping up.
I never seem to have any trouble, is it just me?

Meanwhile This Story talks about the The Internet Engineering Task Force and it\'s work to keep things moving.

And the USA Today wonders aloud if the Net\'s free ride is ending. Will we have to pay for Yahoo! in the future?

Pope to Name Patron Saint of the Internet

This comes by way of a colleague. Does the Internet really need a Patron Saint? Perhaps this will solve the filtering issue. [more...] from Christianity Today

Net News

Charles Davis shares This Story on the ever humble Tim
Berners-Lee. He will receive an honorary degree
\"Doctor of Science (honoris causa)\" from the University
of Oxford at Encaenia. We all owe him a big thanks for
what he did.

In other \'net-news, Bob Cox sent along This NY Post Story on a Brooklyn busboy
who pulled off the largest identity-theft in Internet
history, stealing from more than 200 of the \"Richest
People in America\" listed in Forbes magazine, and he
did it all with the computers in a local library!Here\'s another Story too.

Welcome to the World Wide Web - Passport, Please?

In today\'s New York Times, Lisa Guernsey [writes...]

\"Last fall, a French judge named Jean-Jacques Gomez made Internet history, and attracted a flock of critics, when he ordered the Yahoo Web site to prevent French residents from viewing Nazi memorabilia in its online auctions.

To Yahoo, the appearance of Nazi uniforms and other objects was simply an unintended byproduct of the borderless Internet: the items, which were being offered by sellers all over the world, happened to be on French computer screens.\" -- Read More

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