UncategorizedFebruary 28, 2008

Doctor-patient Email

A new journal article on doctor-patient email reveals (to me, for the first time) that the very first phone call was actually a call for emergency medical assistance. Alexander Graham Bell had just spilled battery acid on himself, hence his hurrie…

UncategorizedAugust 22, 2007

Overstuffing ourselves with bacn

As we reported earlier this year, more Americans than ever say the volume of spam in their inboxes is increasing.

UncategorizedJuly 13, 2007

Zombies and Alter Egos at the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission’s Spam Summit was an occasion to celebrate the (limited) success of the CAN-SPAM Act and to discuss the latest criminal threats online.

UncategorizedJuly 11, 2007

Spam Summit 2007

The typical citizen response to discovering that their computer is part of a botnet: “I thought it was running slow recently.”

UncategorizedMay 23, 2007

Spam 2007

37% of email users said spam had increased in their personal email accounts, up from 28% of email users who said that two years ago.

UncategorizedJune 14, 2006

Is it weather spam or a public service announcement?

The first tropical storm of 2006 washes up interesting emails.

UncategorizedJanuary 25, 2006

The Strength of Internet Ties

The internet helps maintain people’s social networks, and connects them to members of their social network when they need help. 60 million Americans have turned to the internet for help with major life decisions.

UncategorizedNovember 20, 2005

Big jump in search engine use

Nearly 60 million online Americans use search engines on an average day.

UncategorizedApril 14, 2005

Virtual VOA

There is a new online cat-and-mouse game between the United States and China, the two internet superpowers.

UncategorizedApril 10, 2005

Spam and Phishing

More than a year after the CAN-SPAM Act became law, email users say they are receiving slightly more spam in their inboxes than before, but they are minding it less.