Terra Networks, S.A.
- Homepage: http://www.terralycos.com/
November 2002: "The new Terra Lycos is one of the most popular Internet networks in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia and is the leading portal to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking markets.... Terra Lycos has the largest global footprint of any Internet portal with more than 140 sites in 41 countries through its network of Web sites as well as through joint venture partnerships....Terra Lycos is one of the world's leading wireless Web providers with access to approximately 20 million users." http://www.terralycos.com/about/au_1_2_1.asp
Role Name Type Last Updated Former Owner of (partial or full) Wired Source Aug 21, 2008 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Brian Alexander Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Lindsey Arent Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Amit Asaravala Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Elliot Borin Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Paul Boutin Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Patrick Di Justo Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Daniel Forbes Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Brad King Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Heidi Kriz Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Charles Mandel Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Brian McWilliams Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Christopher Null Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) M. J. Rose Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Ricardo Sametband Person Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Polly Sprenger Person
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 19, 2008 Why You Should Enable Gmail's SSL Feature Right Now
QUOTE: SSL requires a key generated on your end and on the Gmail server’s end. There’s no way for the local guy at Starbucks to get those keys and unencrypt the data by packet sniffing...Did Google know about this? It turns out they were well aware of it. The reason Google didn’t grant users the SSL feature before, according to Perry, was because SSL is expensive.
Wired Aug 15, 2008 Google Privacy Practices Worse Than ISP Snooping, AT&T Charges
QUOTE: Online advertising networks -- particularly Google's -- are more dangerous than the fledgling plans and dreams of ISPs to install eavesdropping equipment inside their internet pipes to serve tailored ads to their customers, AT&T says...AT&T denies that it currently digs deep into the net habits of its users "for the purpose [of] developing a profile of a particular consumer's online behavior."
Wired Jul 30, 2008 Yale Students' Lawsuit Unmasks Anonymous Trolls, Opens Pandora's Box
QUOTE: AK-47 was one of a handful of students heaping misogynist scorn on women attending the nations' top law schools in 2007, in posts so vile they spurred a national debate on the limits of online anonymity, and an unprecedented federal lawsuit aimed at unmasking and punishing the posters...Both women tried in vain to persuade the administrators of the AutoAdmit.com site to remove the threads
Wired Jul 28, 2008 Comcast Spoiling for Fight With FCC
QUOTE: Comcast is poised for legal showdown with the Federal Communications Commission as the agency moves to fine the cable giant for blocking file-sharing traffic on its Web network.
Wired Jul 25, 2008 Did the U.S. Army Arrange a 'Sweetheart' Deal to Sell Russian Helicopters to Iraq?
QUOTE: The Defense Department quietly gave a U.S. company a contract to provide 22 new Russian-made Mi-17 troop transport helicopters to the Iraqi military in a deal worth an eyebrow-raising $325 million...Iraq's effort to re-equip its military has been marred with corruption, including a notorious plan to buy used Mi-17s from Poland in a deal that involved accusations of shoddy equipment and was eventually scrapped.
Wired Jul 25, 2008 Senate Introduces IP-Reform Bill Bolstering Enforcement
QUOTE: The U.S. senators floated a bill Thursday boosting copyright and trademark protection, legislation that would allow the attorney general to prosecute civil cases of infringement and one that allows for the forfeiture of hardware used to infringe..."This bill would turn the Justice Department into an arm of the legal departments of the entertainment companies by authorizing DOJ to file civil lawsuits for infringement, forcing taxpayers to foot the bill,"
Wired Jul 24, 2008 Under Pressure, ISP Admits Secret Web Snooping in Kansas
QUOTE: Internet service provider Embarq eavesdropped on the web surfing habits of 26,000 customers in Kansas without notifying them personally, as part of its test of new, controversial advertising technology that profiles users, the company told federal lawmakers Wednesday.
Wired Jul 24, 2008 British ISP File Share Smackdown Targets Accounts, Not Users
QUOTE: As part of a policy proposed by the British government that has been agreed to by six of the nation's largest ISPs, any internet account that is used to share copyrighted material without permission there is subject to surveillance and potential throttling of their account, regardless of whether the person sharing the files is the account holder...Once the participating ISPs start sending warning letters to hundreds of thousands of suspected file sharers, and then begin curbing the internet access of repeat offenders, British parents and anyone with open Wi-Fi access will be at risk of having their internet access tampered with.
Wired Jul 23, 2008 Drug Companies Get Healthy, but at Whose Expense?
QUOTE: As if the idea of a $4,800 tab wasn't bad enough, when the Foltzes submitted their claim, they found out the company that made the drug, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, had just recently jacked up the price—to $23,000 per vial, or $69,000 for a three-vial treatment—and the insurance company wasn't going to pay. And all the while, unbeknownst to anyone at that time, an alternative, for $15, existed.
Wired Jul 22, 2008 Net Censorship Law Struck Down Again
QUOTE: A federal appeals court struck down as unconstitutional a Clinton-era law that would have forced websites with adult material to verify visitors' ages, dealing another blow to the government in a 10-year court battle over net censorship. The 3rd U.S. Circurt Court of Appeals upheld on Tuesday a 2007 lower-court decision that the Child Online Protection Act violated the First Amendment since it was not the most effective way to keep children from visiting adult websites.
Wired Jul 21, 2008 July 21, 1925: Scopes 'Monkey Trial' Ends With Guilty Verdict
QUOTE: Famed attorney Clarence Darrow led Scopes’ defense team in what the press quickly dubbed the Monkey Trial. William Jennings Bryan, three-time Democratic nominee for president and a paradoxical blend of progressive conservatism, represented both the state and the fundamentalists who opposed Darwin’s theories.
Wired Jul 18, 2008 Universal Says DMCA Takedown Notices Can Ignore 'Fair Use'
QUOTE: Universal Music told a federal judge here Friday that takedown notices requiring online video-sharing sites to automatically remove content need not consider whether videos are protected by the "fair use" doctrine...The music company made the argument Friday as part of a lawsuit brought by a Pennsylvania woman whose 29-second video of her toddler dancing to Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" was removed last year after Universal sent YouTube a takedown notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
Wired Jun 23, 2008 DNA Testing Company Stops Direct-to-Consumer Sales in California
QUOTE: A genetic testing company has stopped direct-to-consumer sales in California as a result of receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the state's health department. HairDX, which offers a genetic test that claims to predict clients' risk of hair loss, has decided, on advice of legal counsel, to require California (and New York) residents to order their tests through a doctor.
Wired Jun 19, 2008 Bloggers Get Obama Accuser Hauled Off in Handcuffs
QUOTE: Sinclair claims to have had sex and snorted drugs with Barack Obama in the back of a limousine in 1999 while Obama was a state legislator. The claims are unsubstantiated, and Sinclair first made them in a YouTube video released this January, which has garnered over 900,000 views -- despite Sinclair's long history of criminal fraud, and his flunking of a polygraph on the supposed tryst.
Wired Jun 18, 2008 Report: NebuAd Forges Packets, Violates Net Standards
QUOTE: An online advertising firm called NebuAd that pays ISPs to let it eavesdrop on web users doesn't just passively record traffic, but actively injects fake packets into responses from other websites in order to deliver cookies to users, according to a technical report released by the advocacy groups Free Press and Public Knowledge on Wednesday.
Wired May 22, 2008 Should Music Startups Give Equity to Copyright Holders?
QUOTE: ...music startups typically owe more in royalties than they earn in revenue during their early stages. Page and Touve propose solving that by giving performing rights societies a percentage of equity in new firms. In return, the startups get access to the music represented by the societies without fear of legal reprisal or having to pay copyright holders cash upfront.
Wired May 21, 2008 Newborn Blood-Storage Law Stirs Fears of DNA Warehouse
QUOTE: "What we are doing is taking an individual genetic code and saying it's the government's," said Twila Brase, of the Minnesota activist group Citizens' Council on Health Care. "And once we do that, it's available for whatever a legislature wants to do in 20 years. The fact of the matter is that we don't know what they could or would do."
Wired May 13, 2008 Five IRS Employees Charged With Snooping on Tax Returns
QUOTE: Five workers at the Internal Revenue Service's Fresno, California, return processing center were charged Monday with computer fraud and unauthorized access to tax return information for allegedly peeking into taxpayers' files for their own purposes.
Wired Apr 17, 2008 Feds Charge California Woman With Stealing IDs From the Dead
QUOTE: Federal prosecutors this week charged a Southern California woman with aggravated identity theft and other crimes for allegedly using a popular genealogy research website to locate people who had recently died, and then taking over their credit cards.
Wired Mar 11, 2008 GoDaddy Silences Police-Watchdog Site RateMyCop.com
QUOTE: A new web service that lets users rate and comment on the uniformed police officers in their community is scrambling to restore service Tuesday, after hosting company GoDaddy unceremonious pulled-the-plug on the site in the wake of outrage from criticism-leery cops.
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