July 12, 2020

A Roundup of Recent News About Google (Privacy Policy, Google Plus, and New Search Features)

Each day we all come across news by and about Google.  It might be a new search services, and updated policy, or new statistics. UPDATE: Google+ Now Available to Teens Note: At the time of posting, Google+ documentation still shows that the age limit is 18. Here’s a roundup of several recent Google stories. We […]

Statistics: Internet 2011 in Numbers

Another MASSIVE, interesting, and useful compilation of statistics/charts from Royal Pingdom. This time a review of 2011 numbers. All stats are linked to their source. Superb work, a keeper! Here’s a very small taste of what you’ll find. Email 3.146 billion – Number of email accounts worldwide.27.6% Microsoft Outlook was the most popular email client […]

SOPA/PIPA and the Wikipedia Blackout

We would like to ENCOURAGE all INFOdocket readers to CONTACT their representatives in Congress and let them know that SOPA/PIPA is bad legislation. This post has articles and links to learn more about SOPA/PIPA. Those of you outside of the U.S. might want to take a look at this petition to the U.S. State Department. […]

"Rep. Smith Pulls DNS Provision From SOPA, Rep Issa Postpones Hearing, White House Responds to E-Petition"

A bunch of important news from Alex Howard at GovFresh: …Rep. Lamar Smith said he will remove the domain name provision from the Stop Online Piracy Act. Rep. Darrell Issa says he’ll suspend next week’s hearing with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian & other Internet experts. Howard’s report also provides a roundup of comments about today’s […]

Open-Source, Real-Time Bus Tracking Is Coming to All of New York City

Update: New from the City of New York: “Interactive Map Shows NYC Street Closures” (via NBC New York) Direct to NYC Street Closures Via TechPresident: New York City’s public transit provider, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is set to pour millions of dollars into a high-tech project that will give New Yorkers a real-time view into […]

New gTLDs Update: Applications Accepted Today; New Guidebook Posted; Financial Assistance for Qualifying Applicants

From ICANN: After more than seven years of planning, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has initiated a process that could trigger a dramatic expansion of the Internet. Starting today, ICANN begins accepting applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). The world of .com, .gov, .org and 19 other gTLDs will soon […]

Americans Say One Thing But Likely to do Another When it Comes to Online Scams

From a PC Tools News Release: PC Tools, in collaboration with the Ponemon Institute, today announced the findings of its online scam susceptibility study of 1,858 American consumers. The results of the survey show a clear difference between respondents’ attitudes and predicted behaviors when presented with real-world online scenarios. “Almost half (47%) of US respondents […]

Hitwise: “Facebook” Was 4 Of Top 10 Search Queries In 2011

From a Search Engine Land Article by Greg Sterling: Following the major engines themselves, Experian Hitwise announced the top search terms of 2011. The company looked at the top 1,000 search queries of 2011 and found that Facebook topped the list for the third year in a row. Top 3 Queries for 2011 1. Facebook […]

UPDATE: SOPA Markup Postponed

From The Hill: The House Judiciary Committee has canceled its scheduled Wednesday morning markup of the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). A Judiciary aide said that because the House will not be in session Wednesday, the committee will take up the measure when Congress returns. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said the House […]

New Global Communication Usage Statistics: "Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide"

The report was released this morning. From the Pew Research Center: Highlights Text messaging is a global phenomenon. Across the 21 countries surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, a median of 75% of cell phone owners say they text. Texting is widespread in both wealthy nations and the developing world. In fact, […]