"We have committed ourselves to setting up a constructive dialogue with the authorities concerned by the question of personal data protection, including the Article 29 group, on the way in which we can improve practices in this field in the interests of Google users and of all net surfers
," said Peter Fleischer, Google's privacy counsel, in a press release.
Named PushChat, the service is available on Gallery (platform for mobile Internet services shared by Orange, SFR (Vodafone's French partner) and Bouygues Telecom) for the WAP surfers and on http://www.pushchat.com for the Net surfers
. With the same login and password, users can be connected concurrently from mobile phones and/or PCs and enjoy every advantage of a real instant messaging service.
Because the net surfer
, decorated for his role in Operation Desert Storm and the 1991 liberation of Kuwait, aims to put his plans into practice.
In Shanghai, a young Net surfer
said he avoided unlicensed cafes because of the police scrutiny.
Couristan's Web site offers the 'Net surfer
an online form to submit to have the company contact them, and a phone number to call.
Housemate Beth, a 20-year-old TV researcher who also has a camera in her room, said: "Poor Ellie-Ann didn't realise she was being watched until a Net surfer
sent me a message.
And Mega is giving one lucky net surfer
the chance to win a trendy iMac home computer so that they can hook up to the Chewchat site whenever they like.
So whether you're a seasoned net surfer
, or a technophobe, there's now a way to buy your own net space and make sure that no one else impinges on your virtual area.
As an occasional Net surfer
myself, let me give you a few tips.
Marconi claims the world's communications system needs the technology because it is getting close to overload: the Internet is doubling every year, and the average Net surfer
's call lasts nearly half an hour compared with the phone user's scant two minut es.
"The trailer has created a lot of curiosity about the movie and it has been viewed by millions of net users in the shortest time," net surfers