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How Stuff Works
Whether you're trying to understand biometric security or turkey pop-up thermometers, this site provides detailed explanations, complete with diagrams. Also includes sponsored links to commercial web sites, which are sometimes helpful for learning about specific technologies.
Can't decipher your technology acronyms (WAP, 3G, TDMA) or need to know what a chat bot is? This site gives excellent definitions of computer and Internet terminology.
When searching this techie encyclopedia, you will get definitions as well as sponsored links to commercial Web sites and news articles that can be helpful in finding out about technologies.
Legal & Regulatory Environment
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
In 1998, Congress passed this act, designed to protect children's privacy while online. Starting April 21, 2000, website operators are required to abide by these provisions.
Electronic Commerce: Legal Issues
The Electronic Commerce Working Group of the Department of Justice has some helpful information on some of the legal issues surrounding electronic commerce.
FTC and Privacy Rights for Children
The US Federal Trade Commission explains the Children's Online Privacy Act and provides tips to kids, parents, teachers, and Web site operators.
Online Personal Privacy Act
The full text of the Online Personal Privacy Act on the Federal Trade Commission's Web site.
Industry Ratios & Norms
An independent investment information resource, Value Line provides overall views on the economy and stock market as well as descriptive information and performance projections for 1,700 stocks.