January 27, 2001

ZDNet/WSJ: Net filter spies on kids' surfing (software maker sells data for $15,000/year to marketers and others, including the Department of Defense; also see Wired News report)
SatireWire.com: Parker Bros. replaces Monopoly money with cheaper Euro
The Oracle of Kevin Bacon
NewsNet@BYU: Playboy advertisments target BYU students
Washington Post: Democrats had most voided votes in Florida (the head of Florida's election division says that some people intentionally invalidate their ballot by casting multiple votes)
Washington Post: Judge halts village ban on smoking in public (Montgomery County, Maryland)
U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (of Wisconsin, obviously) was busy this week ... he introduced 17 bills, including the Democracy for Dairy Producers Act, the Dairy Farmer Viability Act, the Dairy Promotion Fairness Act, and (my personal favorite) the Quality Cheese Act of 2001.

January 24, 2001

U-Wire: U. Virginia students treat their profs to lunch for free
SatireWire: Study: Internet twins scandal won't hurt B-tail sales
CNN: Study shows rats dream about running mazes
InternetNews: Texas 7 caught before building web site
CNET: Amazon auction sellers face new fees, rules
CNET: ISP takes stand in dispute over DVD-cracking code
E-Commerce Times: Report: Wired kids ready to leak private info (75% of children give data to marketers)
CNET: DEA data theft raises privacy concerns (DEA agent charged with selling data)
CNN: Constipated Scots jewel thief gives up loot
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National Law Journal: Texas DA probes clerk signing bonuses