Operation Fastlight: Piracy Crackdown  
Let the international war on Piracy begin. DOJ rules
for computer seizures.
, Kalisto, Echelon, Class, Project X and APC. Overview
of the warez
scene. Previous anti-warez operation - buccaneer
101 Ways to Save the Internet
... 102 Stop listlessly posting Wired
articles to Metafilter. Oh dagnamit.
Evan Williams could not be reached for comment.
"Evan Williams, Pyra's co-founder, blogged his day-to-day life for the last three years right up until it got interesting. Williams pulled his blog offline earlier this week." Leander Kahney at Wired asks Why Did Google Want Blogger?
and thinks it might have something to do with that slippery idea of a semantic Web
Deep linking banned
by DallasNews.com. "ultimately... this is our content and we should have some control about where and in what way it is used. We'll see what happens in the law and in the courts to decide how to proceed." Has the law already clarified this issue
, or does the newspaper still have room to make a case? (via The Morning News
48 hours of wiretap without a court order?
Sure, according to the Senate. Carnivore installations on the rise and the recent call to control crypto software are exactly what we don't need. This is probably just the beginning.
story about the Webbies asks the question of how to find
the best sites
, and how good sites are interlinked on the Internet. So why is this notable? It's not, but everyone's favourite website
is mentioned. Gratz, Matt.
John Ashcroft on web porn:
"I am concerned about obscenity and I'm concerned about obscenity as it relates to our children". I'm curious what those of you who are more on the conservative/libertarian side of things think about this. Are there special exemptions to the concept of free speech when it comes to this type of content? [more]
Most Arab country net traffic headed for porn sites...
I'm not surprised. But not for the same reason's that are put forth in the article... More inside. [Via ObscureStore
Is the Revolution really over?
According to Wired it is, “…one day, the digital revolution was over. The big media companies wrested control of the Internet from the kids in the horned-rimmed glasses.” Derek has his comments on this
but to add my own, nothing new and exciting happens anymore.
The Internet has become synonymous for pink slips, mergers, and legal battles.
I know there was a previous link to this article but I was inspired by Derek to bring a different matter to the table.
All Hands On Deck.
If you're an engineer for IBM OZ or Telstra, don't expect to get a day off for the next three weeks. Here comes the Olympics!
Oh shit, oh piss, oh dear. Judge rules domain names are not property.
We had enough problems with this in the last decade with 800-numbers. <sigh>
Say goodbye to personal liberty
if this bill
gets passed. A bill aimed at fighting drugs on and off line will limit your freedom of speech, allow police to enter your house with a warrant but not telling you what it's for. One step closer to the Police state. And one heck of a supreme court case in the wings.
I'm sure many of you have already seen this or are already familliar with it, but this article
talks about bandwidth that really
puts the pedal to the metal!
Foolish mortals we, who had thought that the whole Mahir thing had run its course. We were wrong.
Here is a chance to show what you are made of. Quit your high paying job you have now, for one that will give you the opportunity to "help the children."
Remember the Wired Magazine cover with the giant hand, that was all about push?
Re-read the old article, it sounded far-fetched then, but with daily headline emails from numerous internet news sites
and information tracking services
that can icq or page you with information, push isn't dead. We're actually using push content, we're just not calling it that. (thanks Michael
for reminding me)
Yet another reason why HTML email sucks.
WebTV should limit incoming messages to plain text only, or at least let users turn off HTML rendering in their mail clients.