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June 15, 1995 | by Yardena Arar, Los Angeles Daily News
The pinup girl is alive and well and living in cyberspace - along with a couple of pinup boys. From Teri Hatcher in sexy Superman togs to Scott Bakula and Alyssa Milano shirtless, and from sources as diverse as People magazine and Celebrity Skin, photographs of movie stars and models in various states of dress and undress are abundant and reasonably easy to distribute and collect on the Internet. The quality isn't always sterling, but the price is right - free. Graphics files account for a hefty percentage of Usenet news, the Internet's giant collection of bulletin boards.
NEWS
February 4, 1997 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The opening of the Internet superhighway for Neshaminy School District students has been cleared. The school board recently passed guidelines on using the service in schools. Though the new policy paves the way for Internet access in labs and classrooms, questions remain about how violations will be dealt with and how school e-mail accounts will be monitored. The guidelines cover everything from e-mail to unauthorized World Wide Web sites. The rules dictate use of the Internet for education only; and compliance with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the Communications Decency Act, which prohibits taking or disclosing e-mail messages without permission.
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September 23, 1998 | BY F. ALEXANDER BREJCHA
As an individual with disabilities (paraplegic, with m.s.), I am a devout Internet user for advocacy, personal and professional reasons, and I have to take issue with the first half of Donald Kaul's column (Sept. 8). I am aware of the Carnegie Mellon University study finding increased levels of depression and loneliness in some Internet users, but along with questioning the study's design, I disagree with Kaul's statement that the Internet is "probably not a good thing for society.
LIVING
March 15, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
For gardeners on the Internet, a Texas-based firm called Garden Escape is joining the ranks of others offering such services. Garden Escape's wares range from advice on planning and design to a broad selection of premium plants, supplies and accessories. Through Garden Escape's address on the Internet, consumers can order anything from perennials and roses to imported tools and hard goods at the touch of a finger. The program can suggest plants that attract butterflies or are especially fragrant, depending on user preference, or which hard-to-grow perennials will flourish in shade.
NEWS
June 13, 2001 | By Alicia A. Caldwell INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Leaving children unattended while they surf the Internet can be like inviting a stranger into your home. That's the message being sent to parents by a new awareness program, Children's Partnership, designed to ensure that parents are as Internet-savvy as their children. "There is never a 100 percent guarantee," said Lt. Dennis McCauley of the Abington Police Department. "But if you follow the general guidelines, monitor kids' use of a computer, become familiar [with the Internet]
NEWS
June 27, 1995
The Internet has become the global corner bar, with every computer terminal a bar stool from which people can share their uncensored thoughts. Anyone who has ever heard an uncensored thought knows how ugly that can be, but that's the downside of free communication. The cacophony of voices can also be refreshing, enlightening and entertaining. The last thing the world needs is the ham-handed interference of the U.S. Congress, dominated by Republicans who ironically enough promised to keep government off our backs.
NEWS
June 21, 1998 | By Dianna Marder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Time was when fathers were not even allowed in the delivery room. But on Tuesday, when a woman from Orlando, Fla., identified only as Elizabeth, gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce baby boy she named Sean, the whole world was invited to watch on the Internet. More than 50,000 cyberenthusiasts who wanted to share the miracle of birth jammed the Web site of America's Health Network, a Florida cable station that set up the event. As a result, only 5,000 viewers could watch the four-hour labor and delivery at any one time.
BUSINESS
September 6, 1999 | By Tom Belden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One of the hottest topics in the hotel business today is one that was on few travelers' minds just a year or two ago: Wiring guest rooms and other places within a hotel for high-speed Internet access. Announcements about new Internet services available in individual hotels began with a trickle earlier this year. But in recent months, the floodgates seem to have opened and hotel companies large and small are revealing plans to help customers get online faster. In most cases, hotels are charging from $8 to as much as $20 a day for a guest to use the new high-speed service.
NEWS
February 1, 1995 | By Reid Kanaley, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Martha and Lawrence Siegel have discovered a hard truth about the Internet - in cyberspace you can be mugged without ever knowing your assailants. The married lawyers violated computer etiquette last year by flashing an electronic advertisement for their Scottsdale, Ariz., law firm to about 6,000 computer bulletin boards. Furious bulletin board users fired back tens of thousands of pieces of electronic junk mail, most of it anonymous, and so much of it that the computers crashed at the company where the Siegels had their E-mail account.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
Gabby Douglas  isn't the only person being unfairly insulted on social media. In fact, if you're on social media, on some feed somewhere - you, too, are probably being insulted. Filmmaker Kevin Smith ( Clerks , Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ) knows a thing or two about people trolling him and his work, and when he noticed his 17-year-old daughter Harley Quinn Smith (a star of Smith's new movie, Yoga Hosers ) being trolled on Instagram, he struck back.
NEWS
August 7, 2016
A 24-year-old Philadelphia man was sentenced Friday to 4 1/2 years in federal prison on fraud and theft charges. Aaron Dashawn Caple pleaded guilty in April before U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno to charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. He admitted using social media - specifically Twitter and Facebook - to solicit people to provide him with their bank ATM cards and PIN numbers so he could deposit bad checks into their accounts and withdraw the funds before the banks and other financial institutions realized the checks were bad, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia said in a statement.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Internet-marketing firm Sidecar will lease 15,550 square feet at the One South Broad office building to accommodate an expansion, SSH Real Estate said in a release on Monday. Sidecar is consolidating from a 3,500-square-foot space at 114 S. 13th St. and a 2,400-square-foot temporary office at 123 S. Broad St., according to SSH, which represented the company in the lease. Clients of Sidecar, which uses predictive technologies to help retailers optimize results on search engines and shopping sites, include Under Armour, Century 21 and Newegg.com, according to its website.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, STAFF WRITER
Drive down Back Neck Road in Cumberland County, past the lettuce, pepper, and cucumber fields, and arrive at the bright-red door of the family doctors Lori C. Talbot and Christopher T. Ballas, who offer medical services, about 10,000 visits a year, to local families and migrant farmworkers. Serviceable and convenient, this cradle-to-grave practice in Fairfield Township, outside Bridgeton, has cared for people in this location for more than 40 years. But now it faces an existential threat that few saw coming a few years ago: slow internet, and sometimes no internet, over aging copper phone lines.
NEWS
June 24, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, "Evan," recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use our internet connection, eat our food and drink our beverages. I know this may sound terrible, but I want my freedom! I don't feel I should be obligated to give them free food and internet every day, considering that they show up with new phones and new speakers in their cars.
BUSINESS
June 16, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Handing President Obama a big victory, a federal appeals court Tuesday upheld "net neutrality" regulations that forbid high-speed internet providers from closing off parts of the Web to consumers or slowing internet speeds to degrade Web services. The rules also expand the Federal Communications Commission's powers to oversee the rapidly growing communications platform as it would a utility. Obama pledged support for the protections when he ran for president in 2008, and he supported the FCC from the White House.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Julia Terruso, Staff Writer
Genevieve Mina hopes to be in Philadelphia next month as one of Alaska's youngest delegates to the Democratic National Convention - that is, if the 20-year-old can raise the money to get here. Mina, who is president of the College Democrats at the University of Alaska, set up an online fund-raising page to solicit donations to help cover costs of flights and lodging for convention week - all told, about $4,000. "It'd be tough to pay out of my own pocket," Mina said from Anchorage.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe, Staff Writer
A Philadelphia man has been arrested on charges that he traveled to Delaware County for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl he had found online. Felony charges against Ryan Golankiewicz, 26, included attempted statutory sexual assault and solicitation, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. According to authorities, Golankiewicz traveled to Ridley Township on Wednesday to meet the teenager at a drive-in restaurant. Instead, when he arrived, he was taken into custody by detectives who had posed undercover online as a 14-year-old girl in a monthlong sting.
BUSINESS
May 14, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
Comcast Corp. expanded its discounted Internet Essentials program to older Philadelphians, the company said Thursday. The cable giant launched the program for older residents in Seattle, San Francisco, and Palm Beach County, Fla., last year and then agreed during cable-TV franchise negotiations with Philadelphia officials to add it here. Internet Essentials entails high-speed broadband service for $10 a month and since its inception in 2011 had been available only to low-income families with schoolchildren.
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