Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Net fraud accused back online
A TEENAGE Brisbane student accused of using the internet to defraud Queensland's biggest bank of $2 million has today had his ban on using the internet lifted.
Brisbane Magistrate Noel Nunan this morning varied bail conditions for Philip Heggie, 18, so he could use the internet to continue his university studies.
Heggie, a University of Queensland business student, made a brief appearance in the Brisbane Magistrate's Court to answer charges of fraud, attempted fraud and uttering a forged document.
--- A class member asks the following regarding the above story:
Given the level of sophistication required to perpetrate these alleged activities, has the Court (in its most recent decision concerning bail conditions) paid sufficient heed to the possibility of the accused undertaking similar acts? How meaningful are either of the different sets of bail conditions prescribed by the court, given that cyber crimes can be undertaken anonymously?
Monday, February 22, 2010
1. The breadth of Google.
Custom Search, example: Leading Australian Law Firms
Syndicated Search and example and example
Search tricks and tips
Other Google Stuff
Toolbar and SideWiki
Photos: Picasa and Picasa Web
More information: Wikipedia
How Google Works
2. AdWords and AdSense: Google Advertising
A. Do these searches on Google, Australian Googleand UK Google and compare results:
- cheap accomodation queensland
- flowers paddington
- the tallest building in brisbane is
- Harvey World Travel
- Harvey World Travel Insurance
Look at the Google Ads on these websites:
- NY Times
- Van Gogh Gallery
- Brisbane Apartments and Reviews
- Cyberlaw and Policy and example article
- This Blog (look top right --->
C. Google Trends and Google Analytics
Also, Google Insights for Search
- create Ad
- select Keywords, budget and display location
- people then click on your Ad.
KeyWord Tool and Tool
More information: Google Learning Centre
E. Other types of Google advertising
F. Problems & Issues
(a) Pay Per Click Websites
Look at these websites:
RealSpanking and Jackassand UStream)
(b) Click Fraud
What percentage of click are fraudulent? See this story and here too.
Clickfraud is old news: Crack-down
(c) Trade Mark Issues
ACCC Lawsuit: See here and here and here andhere(Google filed its defence on 17 November 2008.)
Geico Lawsuit and settlement
Google Business Solutions
3. Legal issues and lawsuits
Book Search Lawsuit and here
Caching & Copyright: see here and here and here
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Late Saturday, Todd Jackson, product manager for Gmail and Google Buzz, wrote in a blog post that Google had decided to alter one of the most vehemently criticized features in Buzz: the ready-made circle of friends that Buzz gives new users based on their most frequent e-mail and chat contacts. Now, instead of automatically connecting people, Buzz merely suggests to new users a group of people that they may want to follow or want to be followed by. ....
Critics Say Google Invades Privacy With New Service
SAN FRANCISCO — When Google introduced Buzz — its answer to Facebook and Twitter — it hoped to get the service off to a fast start. New users of Buzz, which was added to Gmail on Tuesday, found themselves with a ready-made network of friends automatically selected by the company based on the people that each user communicated with most frequently through Google’s e-mail and chat services.
But what Google viewed as an obvious shortcut stirred up a beehive of angry critics. Many users bristled at what they considered an invasion of privacy, and they faulted the company for failing to ask permission before sharing a person’s Buzz contacts with a broad audience. For the last three days, Google has faced a firestorm of criticism on blogs and Web sites, and it has already been forced to alter some features of the service.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Telstra Corporation Limited v Phone Directories Company Pty Ltd  FCA 44 (8 February 2010)
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
In Europe, Challenges for Google
On issues like privacy, copyright protection and the dominance of its search engine, Google is increasingly clashing with lawmakers and regulators.