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Net Neutrality’s Biggest Deal: FCC Rules Would Keep Internet Open

| February 11, 2015

If the FCC ignores big cable and communications companies’ pressure and approves the rules, it would be one of the greatest public policy victories in decades, argue Matt Wood and Candace Clement.

Shout Shows: Internet Vitriol Makes Me Reluctant To Share My Views Online

| June 19, 2014

Any post that has even a hint of “for or against” Obama or any Washington political actions provokes vitriolic responses, writes Ed H. Moore. I lament the angry replies because they hamper the ability to have an instant town-hall of sorts on issues facing our country.

Domestic Spying: How Marketers’ Tracking of Your Web History Is Getting Creepier–Offline

| June 15, 2014

Online marketers are increasingly seeking to track users offline, as well, by collecting data about people’s offline habits—such as recent purchases, where you live, how many kids you have, and what kind of car you drive.

In Defense of Net Neutrality: How To Keep Biggest Internet Providers From Running Amok

| December 17, 2013

Without net neutrality, the Web would look a lot like cable, with the most popular content available only on certain tiers or with certain providers: Imagine AT&T as the exclusive home of Netflix and Comcast as the sole source of YouTube.

How Companies Mine Your Facebook Profile, Tweets and Posts, and Sell Your Habits

| November 10, 2012

Some companies record — and then resell — your screen names, web site addresses, interests, hometown and professional history, and how many friends or followers you have, according to a report released this week. Some companies also collect and analyze information about users’ “tweets, posts, comments, likes, shares, and recommendations.”

How Companies Track Your Politics And Assemble Profiles Through the Internet

| October 22, 2012

If you’re a registered voter and surf the web, one of the sites you visit has almost certainly placed a tiny piece of data on your computer flagging your political preferences. That piece of data, called a cookie, marks you as a Democrat or Republican, when you last voted, and what contributions you’ve made. It also can include factors like your estimated income, what you do for a living, and what you’ve bought at the local mall.

Florida Appeals Court Rules In Defense Of Web Comments Defaming to Business

| December 29, 2011

Xcentric, a website that allows Internet users to post opinions about businesses without regard to whether the “reviews” are true may be “appalling” in its invitation to slander businesses, but it doesn’t have to take the post down, a Florida appeals court ruled.

To Counter Bullying, Flagler Sheriff Is Giving Away 3,000 Internet Monitoring Programs

| October 8, 2010

The free programs enable parents to keep track of their child’s internet activity and exposure, from chats to bullying, though the cyberbullying problem may be overstated.

Daytona Postmark Vanishing, Postal Service Says Palm Coast Deliveries Won’t Slow

| September 27, 2010

To save $5.7 million and cut 109 jobs, the USPS is planning to close the Daytona Beach mail processing facility, where most of Palm Coast and Flagler’s mail goes, and merge it with Lake Mary, doubling the distance the mail will travel.

Backgrounder: Why the U.S. Postal Service Is In Trouble

| September 27, 2010

All the facts, figures and projections about the US Postal Services financial troubles and means of escaping them as the USPS prepares to consolidate its Daytona Beach processing facility with Lake Mary’s.

Net Neutrality: The First Amendment Issue of Our Time

| September 12, 2010

“Protecting an open Internet,” Sen. Al Franken argues, “isn’t just about developing new and enforceable net neutrality standards. It is also about making sure that the Internet isn’t effectively owned by a handful of companies.”

How Palm Coast Got Tagged in the Jessi Slaughter Cyberbullying Affair

| July 31, 2010

A Florida girls tries out for fame and becomes a poster-child of cyberbullying instead. If her story were a flag on Iwo Jima, it’d be all red.

Palm Coast Opens Fiber Optic Network To Local Companies

| April 30, 2010

In a first for Florida, Palm Coast is opening its fiber optic network to business use beginning in hopes of spurring commerce.

Brighthouse, Worst Company in Florida

| December 27, 2009

Brighthouse puts a happy face on its business. For customers of cable and internet service, Brighthouse can be a miserable experience. If it’s customer care you’re looking for, it ain’t there.

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