Anti-spam act update
Maurene Grey in Collaboration Loop January 03, 2006 reports that two years after being signed into law, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have released their report to the US Congress on the effectiveness of the CAN-SPAM Act.
The 116-page report gets an "A+" for its in-depth research of the conditions that led to the spam problem and for its explanation on the mechanics of e-mail in layman's terms.
However it earns an "F" on some of its conclusions such as the acts impact on decreasing the volume of SPAM which is more down to supplier improvements in anti-spam technology rather than the act itself.
To read the full article, CAN-SPAM Act: The 2005 “Report Card” in Collaboration Loop.
In an another article, Legal action against spam, I report how the owner of a business in the Channel Isles has successfully used a new anti-spamming law, The Directive on Privacy and Telecommunications, to win out of court damages against a UK company who sent him spam
Bioteams Books Reviews
Authentic social experience is beyond the web.In On the Internet by Hubert Dreyfus, a UC-Berkeley philosophy professor, provides a truely unique philosophical perspective on the internet. Dreyfus seriously challenges a number of widely held assumptions such as the usefulness of search engines, the effectiveness of distance learning and the possibility of meaningful virtual relationships.