July 2001 Archives

July 31, 2001

Ananova: Husband’s internet date turns out to be his wife

Privacy Foundation: Digital Copyright Act harms research

July 29, 2001

Dave Touretzky’s Gallery of CSS Descramblers and Gallery of Adobe Remedies

July 27, 2001

Monkeyphonecall.com – Monkey phone call for you! – Monkey phone calls!

Wired News: In order to have your advice (“The most clueless people in the world are those who click on attachments in their e-mails…”)

Wired News: Hey SirCam, where’d you go?

July 25, 2001

CNET News.com: Privacy advocates take aim at Windows XP (also see AP, N.Y. Times, Privacy.org)

July 20, 2001

Wired News: What pops up must come down (irritating ads spur more users to install adblocking software)

PrivacyHeadquarters.com: Sound familiar? Customers seek to assert nonexistent rights (informational web site with industry perspective says banks should be able to ignore customers’ privacy opt-out requests if they aren’t submitted using the bank’s own form, even if the customer uses a standard form notice like this)

July 19, 2001

AP: Britannica.com users say farewell to free read (Let’s see here … it didn’t succeed when they charged for it, and it didn’t succeed when they made it free, so now they’re going to charge for it again. Why not pay people to use it, instead? They’d lose a little on each customer, but they could make up for it in volume, right? Is it too late for me to patent that business model?)

Wired News: Fixing a hole where spam comes in

July 18, 2001

CNET News.com: Copy-protected CDs quietly slip into stores

July 17, 2001

Wired News: EU drives privacy global

July 11, 2001

CNET News.com: eBay, PayPal open new chapter in feud; Start-up auction site sues PayPal

The Register: Europe bottles spam ban

OK, I hate to give them a free plug, but this web site is definitely worth checking out: Anybirthday.com Birthdate Search Engine. You can search for anyone’s birthday (in the USA), and about half the time you’ll find it. (You’ll also get the person’s zip code, which you can look up using one of these links: Census, ZipInfo, ZipFind.) Supposedly this data comes from “public records” … but I have my doubts.

Winchester (UK) City Council: Get your butt here

July 10, 2001

The Register: Europe holds key vote on spam tomorrow

July 09, 2001

London Sunday Telegraph: Why Britain needs more Meccano and less Lego

July 06, 2001

CNET News.com: Blocking spam before it slams you

July 05, 2001

AP: Milosevic’s luggage gets lost (alternate links: 1 2 3)

Wired News: Lawyers: Keep Barney pure

AP: Lilly gaffe: ‘They’ve got Prozac’ (manufacturer accidentally releases e-mail addresses of hundreds of Prozac users)

July 03, 2001

InternetNews.com: E-tailers duel on shipping charges (Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com both are offering free shipping on orders of two or more items — though you may be able to find better prices through BooksAMillion.com or PriceFarmer.com)

July 01, 2001

Law Blog was featured in Blog Heaven: A simple way to converse, collaborate, and communicate, an article about weblogs in the July 2001 issue of Small Business Computing Magazine