November 29, 2000 |
About 1,000 customers of DirectWeb Inc. have been without Internet access and e-mail since Nov. 17, and they could be off-line for 10 more days, the Mount Laurel company's chief executive officer said yesterday. The customers, many of them in South Jersey and other parts of the Philadelphia region, were cyberstranded when ZipLink Inc., a wholesale Internet service provider, abruptly closed its doors Nov. 17, Dennis Cline, DirectWeb's CEO, said. "We're still not sure of the scope of the problem," he said, noting that ZipLink has not assisted in helping to pinpoint the affected customers.
October 1, 1997 |
U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody says she has a "strong personal distaste" for "spam" - the flood of unsolicited junk-mail advertisements that clutter computers hooked to the Internet. Nevertheless, the judge yesterday ordered Apex Global Information Services, a Michigan-based Internet service provider, to restore Internet access to the country's biggest spam dealer, Dresher-based Cyber Promotions, for up to 30 days. The judge ruled that Apex had breached the terms of a contract with Cyber when it cut Cyber's connection to the Internet on Sept.
September 6, 2001 |
Mindbridge, a Worcester Township software company, announced an Arabic version of its "Intrasmart - Intranet in a Box" package, the result of a partnership with the Saudi Arabian systems integrator firm Batelco Jeraisy. This is the third language in which the software is available, following releases in English and Spanish. For the Arabic version, Mindbridge hopes to expand its Mideast market share. It will be available domestically, too. Mindbridge specializes in Intranet software, focusing on shared resource scheduling, service request automation, alternative work space management, and calendars.
January 11, 2000 |
South Philly's spunky Internet service provider isn't afraid of getting squished by the media merger of the millennium. "It creates a niche for ISPs like us," said Nick Schummer, the president of Martnet, the city-based Internet service provider with some 1,500 users, or roughly 1/14,000th the customer base of America Online, which announced yesterday that it will merge with media giant Time-Warner. "Large companies like AOL can't provide the kind of personalized services that a lot of discriminating customers have come to expect," said Schummer, whose Martnet offers Internet access more cheaply than AOL and is increasingly focusing on serving small business customers.
December 17, 2003
THOSE endless pieces of e-mail promising a bigger bank account, a bigger libido or a bigger penis are now illegal across the land. Officially. Yesterday President Bush signed into law "Can-Spam" legislation passed by Congress earlier. Out-of-control spammers can now be prosecuted under federal law. The "Can-Spam" law will supersede various state laws, including Pennsylvania's, which sought to regulate the flow of pornographic and con-game e-mails polluting people's e-mail inboxes.
August 18, 1999 |
The crime began like most break-ins - with an address, a device and a motive. That is where the similarities ended. This burglar did not reach inside his coat for a crowbar. He never put on his coat. He never left his house. He just logged on to his computer. With his modem humming, he entered Kennett Internet Services using an illegal code-cracking software he downloaded from the World Wide Web. During a five-day period, he attempted thousands of potential passwords. He broke one. He also left a trail.
July 26, 2000 |
When the Federal Communications Commission reviews the proposed combination of America Online Inc. and Time Warner Inc. tomorrow, it will get an earful of boos from merger opponents. Some of the nation's biggest companies, including Walt Disney Co. and General Electric Co.'s NBC, are asking that the power of the merger be limited to prevent creation of an Internet bully. Disney has been especially aggressive on Capitol Hill, darkly warning lawmakers and regulators that AOL Time Warner could choke off competition in "interactive TV" - the place where the Internet and old-fashioned media are coming together.
February 3, 2012 |
SECURITY FORCES clashed yesterday with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people, as sports violence spiraled into a new political crisis for Egypt. The deaths Wednesday night in a postmatch stadium riot in the Mediterranean city of Port Said fueled anger at Egypt's ruling military and the already widely distrusted police forces. Many in the public and in the newly elected parliament blamed the leadership for letting it happen - whether from a lack of control or, as some alleged, on purpose.
June 23, 2000 |
A Cherry Hill man was convicted yesterday of trying to lure a person he thought was a 13-year-old Alabama girl he met over the Internet into having sex at a North Jersey hotel. The Camden County Superior Court jury also found Roy Hopen, 45, who owns a steel fabricating business in Pennsauken, guilty of having hundreds of child-pornography images on floppy disks and on the hard drive of the computer in his home. The person whom Hopen allegedly had three online conversations with in July 1998 actually was Donna Parker, a child-protection advocate from Alabama.
January 15, 2000 |
From a voter-registration perspective, the Silicon Valley may not be particularly GOP friendly. But Gov. Ridge and the other Republicans gathered in its heart yesterday sang the praises of the world of high technology and its potential for drawing voters into the GOP fold. Said Ridge, "If the maxim in the politics in the 20th century is that all politics is local, in the 21st century all politics will become personal" through the Internet and its ability to target specific messages to specific people.