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Oz to filter Web content

January 9, 2008

The Australian government is about to implement a nationwide Internet filtering program. New laws go into affect January 20 "imposing tougher rules for companies that

Socializing online, on phones in Japan

January 8, 2008

It's huge in Japan, where Mixi.jp is the No. 1 social-networking site and the No. 2 site in general (after Yahoo), Forbes reports. But even Mixi's computer-based

Teen-distributed child porn

January 7, 2008

This is a nightmare I wish we could help all children avoid: Last fall in the state of Georgia, 15 high school students aged 15-17 were identified as victims in what is

Tech first aid for ’08 & onward

January 7, 2008

Filtering, monitoring, and other parental-control technology can be useful items in the family Internet first-aid kit, depending on kids' ages and maturity levels. But

Social networkers = spin doctors?

January 7, 2008

Let's hope a growing number of young social networkers understand that, on the social Web, personal communications is pretty much public relations. In "Net users are

The social Web & 2007-’08

January 4, 2008

This past year was "when the Internet's potential as a transformative force expanded. This was the year we understood that the Internet is more than just another

2008: Whose info is whose?

January 4, 2008

One of the things we'll all need to sort out on the social Web is what content belongs to who. Is your profile your content or that of the service hosting it? Are your

Generation gap on copyright, P2P

January 3, 2008

When New York Times tech writer David Pogue gives talks on copyright law and ethics he has a little interactive segment where he describes lots of situations involving

The ‘IWWIW’ generation?

January 3, 2008

"I definitely think [technology] is a divider," Jane Buckingham told Rachel Abramowitz at the Los Angeles Times, "and it's something that will continue to
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