William Safire has an excellent opinion piece in the New York Times, blasting “opt-out” legislation as a “fraud and a sham.” [free registration required] “We want a large red button next to the slot for our credit card at the checkout counter that says 'I consent.' If we choose not to push it, the store… Continue reading opinion piece
Technology News from Wired News – Smile, You're On Scan Camera. Do you know that face scans are being used at casinos, ATMs, and at the welfare office? Do you know that such technologies aren't 100 percent accurate? [ … ] The government is scurrying to work the kinks out of the existing technology through… Continue reading Wired News
David Strom: Weblogs, a Window on the Influential. “Now e-mailing a writer is common, and weblogs represent the next step.”
ZDNet: Interactive Week: Beware Of The E-Mail Joke Police. A new e-mail monitoring system from SurfControl that is set for release in mid-April is able to watch incoming e-mail and block commonly reported jokes, hoaxes, spam and image attachments, as well as stop sensitive outgoing data. The software scans incoming and outgoing messages, and can… Continue reading Beware Of The E-Mail Joke Police
David Winer, UserLand Software: Once upon a time, a very long time ago I said that one day I would ask you to run a Web server on your desktop. I promised it would it be interesting and fun and simple. Well, today is that day.