Phony Web sites that solicit credit card information are becoming more of a roadblock on the information superhighway. But the Pew Internet & American Life Project says only 2% of Internet users are likely to fall prey to a scam.
Standard & Poors has issued a B-minus corporate credit rating for Qwest, despite a recent debt swap by the company. The rating reflects bondholders' dissatisfaction with the deal, as well as concern over future chanllenges for long-distance carrier.
A New Jersey man has developed a system that allows people to answer the telephone by saying "answer phone," rather than picking it up. The inventor said he had grown tired of not being able to answer the phone before it stopped ringing.