Safe Searching with Lycos
SearchDay #219, Mar. 7, 2002
Parents, librarians or others needing to restrict access to adult or inappropriate web sites should look at Lycos SearchGuard, a flexible and sensible filter that doesn't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Newsblaster: An Automatic Weblogger
SearchDay #218, Mar. 6, 2002
Newsblaster is a great new tool for news junkies, and also points the way toward some seriously cool automated web harvesting technologies that will be a boon to searchers.
Ten Things You Need to Know about Linking and Link Popularity
SearchDay #217, Mar. 5, 2002
Understanding linking and link popularity is crucial for achieving high search engine rankings -- and for avoiding penalties for abusing the often-times unspoken rules.
Metadata or Metagarbage?
SearchDay #216, Mar. 4, 2002
Metadata is the holy grail for improving search, according to its advocates. Garbage! replies one critic, detailing seven reasons while even the most promising metadata schemes will fail.
Elsewhere at Internet.com
ICANN Be Reorganized
Support for any type of governmental control over the Internet is just about as popular as kicking puppies. To most hard-core Internauts the thought of government control over the Internet is absurd. So why would ICANN leadership propose just that?
Sony and CenterSpan Ink Peer-to-Peer Deal
Adding Sony's music catalog to its secure distribution network, CenterSpan warms the freeze with major record labels over peer-to-peer digital technology.
Trial Date Set for Morpheus
StreamCast's controversial peer-to-peer technology continues to take a legal beating but pins hope on the 'Betamax VCR Defense.'
Are You Sure You're Secure?
These free evaluation services will test your computer's vulnerabilities and offer suggestions for stepping up protection.
Fraud Continues to Haunt Online Retail
Online fraud losses for 2001 were 19 times as high, dollar for dollar, as fraud losses resulting from offline sales, GartnerG2 found.
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