Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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Keith Maydak's jail cells are roomier than most. Must be all that cyberspace. Thousands of inmates access the Internet indirectly using inmate telephone and mail privileges and a network of family, friends or activists. Once on the Web, they enlist celebrities like Susan Sarandon to plead their case, pillory the prosecutors who imprisoned them, or simply find pen pals.
U.S. Internet advertising surged 33 percent in 2004 to a record $9.6 billion, surpassing levels seen during the early Web boom, and will grow at a similar rate in 2005, according to data released on Thursday.
Two workers sacked for hunting net smut at work have been awarded $40,000 a head for unfair dismissal. Expect Norwegian exports to fall by 60 per cent over the next six months and a sharp increase in "work-related" RSI and acute male blindness syndrome.
Internet-illiterate parents could leave their children on the wrong side of the digital divide, researchers have said.
Internet news sites are more popular than ever before and are continuing to erode newspapers' mindshare, research has found.
A college student was forced to redesign a Web site satirizing a foundation run by Wal-Mart after the discount retail giant claimed he violated copyright law by using graphics from the company's Web site.
A simple misspelling of Google's domain name could lead to a Web surfer's worst nightmare.
In a new twist to the old practice of "typosquatting," virus writers have registered a slight variation of Google Inc.'s popular search-engine site to take advantage of any users who botch the spelling of the google.com URL.
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory computer specialist was sentenced to eight months in prison Monday for hacking into and damaging the computers of several high-tech companies, including online auction giant eBay Inc.
"CHILI-FINGER CHICK IN THE CLINK." There are subtler ways to describe the arrest of the woman who claims she found a finger in a serving of Wendy's chili.
But Sploid.com prefers screaming headlines and news roundups that mix the big stories of the day with ones the editors find amusing.
Computer crime investigations are suffering because the UK's highly trained police specialists are being forced to waste time on basic tasks such as copying hard discs, a senior security consultant has revealed.
Yahoo Inc. may have resolved its dispute with a family over accessing the e-mail account of a Marine killed in Iraq, but legal experts say such conflicts are bound to be more common as e-mail becomes a crucial component of our lives.
Google is taking a big step toward becoming an online banner-advertising network as the market for brand ads heats up.
Yes, even the dark lord of the Empire has a blog now, and it turns out he's a sensitive soul who, like anybody, has to put up with foolish underlings and cybernetic body malfunctions.
COMPUTER criminals are coming up with ever stealthier ways to make money. Rather than attack PCs or email inboxes, their latest trick is to subvert the very infrastructure of the internet, the domain name system (DNS) that routes all net traffic. Internet poisoning returned to the fore in early March, now new loopholes have opened and poisoning appears to be back.
The European Commission has said that the new internet domain name ".eu" will be up and running by the end of 2005.