UncategorizedMarch 4, 2005

Search Queries About Social Security

A recent PIP report found that on any given day 38 million Americans consult a search engine. So it stands to reason that, as the national debate about Social Security continues, internet users may turn to search engines for links to sites that m…

UncategorizedFebruary 1, 2005

Canning Spam

The campaign against pornographic spam gains momentum.

UncategorizedJanuary 21, 2005

Bloggers Unite!

As President Bush declares one of his main goals for his second term to be to reform Social Security, a number of bloggers have united in opposition and are using the internet as a tool for political organization and action.

UncategorizedJanuary 14, 2005

Canning Porn Spam

The first Federal Trade Commission complaints against pornography spammers will be cheered by email users.

UncategorizedJune 11, 2004

The Medicare Information Challenge

OK, so a high-stakes financial decision faces a big group of consumers. Most experienced Internet users might say, “So what, I got a great deal on my car last year based on Web research…”

UncategorizedJune 3, 2004

SPIM, SPAM, SPUM

A lot has happened in the world of spam since we issued our major report in October, 2003

UncategorizedMarch 17, 2004

The CAN-SPAM Act has not helped most email users so far

The impact of the CAN-SPAM legislation is mixed, but not very encouraging so far. A new survey by the Pew Internet & American Life Project between February 3 and March 1, 2004 shows the following: 29% of email users say they have reduced their overal…

UncategorizedNovember 19, 2001

Exposed Online: The federal health privacy regulation and Internet user impacts

This report is intended to give a general overview of how the federal health privacy regulation (“HIPAA”) may or may not apply to health Web sites.