Thursday, June 28, 2001

Forrester Research analyst George Colony said, "News, sports and weather imparted on static Web pages offer essentially the same content presented on paper, which makes the online experience more like reading in a dusty library than participating in a new medium."

Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Tassini v. New York TimesFindLaw for Legal Professionals
The links are to the full text of the majority opinion upholding Freelancers rights re: publication in electronic databases

Monday, June 11, 2001

Virus Searches for Pornography The new virus, which is called VBS.Noped.a, searches the target's machine for what it suspects may be child pornography and reports the names of files to the police. There are no reports of police officials acting on such results, and antivirus software companies say it has not yet been distributed widely and is at relatively low risk of damaging computers.

Technically a worm, the virus is of unknown origin and was spotted by computer security companies on May 22. It arrives as an attachment to an e-mail message titled, "FWD: Help us ALL to END ILLEGAL child porn NOW." When a recipient opens the attachment, child pornography statutes appear on screen. The program then searches the user's hard drive for picture files that have pornographic-sounding names and then sends an e-mail message and a list of suspect files to a law enforcement agency picked at random from the program's database.
con·cept: June 2001