The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "online commerce" ...
"60 Minutes showed how hackers easily steal customer personal and financial data from retailers, through stores' wireless systems. And while both the retail industry and the credit card companies know this is a growing problems, they are caught up in a fight as to who's to blame, and who should pay to fix it."
The author travelled to China undercover to expose how steroids make their way from China to US athletes. The author also developed a faux steroid website in order to sting the largest supplement wholesaler in America, who was also selling illegal designer steroids.
Sparked by a report that U.S. companies were "supplying cops (in China) with databases, software and hardware needed to track criminals and dissidents", Business Week looks into the many "dark corners of Internet commerce." Click fraud, spyware, online advertising, identity thieves using "virtual currency" are all covered in this series of stories.
DOA.COM: In the Great Dot-Com Meltdown of 2000-01, some Connecticut start-ups had a plan-they just didn't have a clue. How will the survivors learn from their mistakes?
Article talks about the rise and fall of dot-com companies in Connecticut. Companies based in Connecticut (which are mentioned in the article) include Priceline.com, Outpost.com, Carepackages.com, JobDirect.com, iBirthday.com, iMix.com, Jasperon.com.
Tags: dot-com; dot com; computer; website; e-commerce; Connecticut; priceline.com; outpost.com; carepackages.com; jobdirect.com; iBirthday.com; iMix.com; Jasperon.com; business; computer industry; online; online sales; companies; online companies
Washington Monthly looks at the efforts of AOL to muscle its way into online journalism. "Chances are ... that AOL's definition of the public interest does not quite jibe with that of consumer advocates," reports the magazine. The story addresses concerns that the company may not be "committed to a clear separation between editorial and advertorial content", may not provide "unbiased coverage of its own financial interests", or may be unable to strike a balance between the vital and the trivial in the news.
This ABCNews.com investigative show focuses on "the very lucrative business of on-line prostitution." It reveals that "the majority of clientele ... includes very wealthy dot-commers that are purchasing sex on-line who otherwise would never have solicited prostitutes." The show features "interviews with an LA vice cop who reveals that the Los Angeles Police Department will often not pursue or prosecute internet prostitutes because of the difficulty involved in tracking them down."