JANUARY 11, 1999--Netscape releases the beta version of its new software
which enables Internet surfers to "Backlink" to any Web page which posts a
link to that page. Prior to today, it was possible only to "forward click"
to pages linked by a Web site's originator. With Backlink, anyone
can post criticisms about any other Web sponsor's information or products,
and browsers can now conveniently obtain the other side of the story. The
cyber community hails the product as a boon to free speech and open
information. Several organizations, including the Coalition of Trial
Lawyers, the Church of Scientology, and the Tobacco Institute, issue press
releases condemning Backlink as an invasion of privacy.
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