Snippets #19, Sunday, 14.Jul.2001 (ISSN 1530-9622)
_______________S N I P P e T S
_________________________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door
___________________________________#19, Sunday, 14.Jul.2001
_____1. A Status Report
_____2. Topica Changes
_____3. Ephemerae Updates
_____4. Two Requests
__________1. A STATUS RePORT
Back on 18.May.2001 in issue #18, I wrote:
Issues will be coming much more rapidly now.
Guess what. I was wrong. Two months is not more rapidly. But, truth be told,
I've missed it.
So here we go again . . .
__________2. TOPICA CHANGeS
I wrote about this before, but it is worth repeating. Topica, the
service I use to distribute Snippets, has changed. It is now easier to
unsubscribe. If you wish to unsubscribe, just go to the very bottom of
this newsletter and you will see simple instructions.
So, if you like the newsletter, stay subscribed. If you wish to
unsubscribe, that is now easier than before.
__________3. EPHeMeRAe UPDATeS
I have the details and links to all of these at
BBC News (06.May.2001), “No Limits Browser Planned”:
The music industry, the film industry, the police and repressive governments
have a new nightmare. A group of hackers are developing a web browser that
it claims will make it easier for people to circumvent censorship and avoid
the attentions of law enforcers.
Viewing the User Friendly site reminded me that I haven’t been to the
Dilbert site in forever.
Computerworld (24.Apr.2001), “FTC Assesses First Fines for Violating Kids’
The Federal Trade Commission assessed penalties totaling $100,000 against
three web sites for violating the year-old Children's Online Privacy
Protection Act (COPPA) and warned that more fines are likely in the next few
months. The action comes almost a year to the day since the law took effect.
__________4. TWO ReQUeSTS
I have two requests for you.
First, if you encounter something you think I might enjoy sharing,
please forward it to me. I'd love to hear from you.
And, second, if you know of anyone else who might appreciate receiving
Snippets, forward a copy to them so that they can subscribe.