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WSJ – The internet faq (wsj.com)
29 points by dsco 4 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments



"While you sign on to the Internet and blithely zap and receive electronic mail, visit Web sites and bare your soul in on-line discussion groups, you are increasingly being watched and tracked. Every move you make on the Internet can be followed, and the information gathered can be used against you." Prescient.


Obvious to those who understand the tech.

Stallman is right.


Pages back then are often more usable than the ad-stuffed JavaScript filled bloat-bags of today.



My personal favorite:

Digital cash: Differs from the original only in that it is more easily separated from fools.


The best thing about the list is that it doesn't always answer the question.

"Are My Kids Safe? An estimated four million Americans under 18 years old will dial in this year, up from 2.3 million last year. That leaves a large group of parents worried about what their children are watching, saying or downloading."

It still didn't answer whether the kids are safe or not.


In case it's not obvious, each bullet point links to an article on the topic.




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