As per the creator, Robert Morris, the Morris worm unleashed on November 2, 1988 was intended to measure the size of the Internet. It, however, caused upto a million dollars in damage. Morris was fined $10,000 with 3 years probation and 400 hours community service.
Freelancers in the U.S. together earn more than $715 billion. The total freelancing workforce in the US is about 53 million or every third worker. This was revealed in the Freelancers Union report. [more...]