Tuesday, October 25, 2005

10.25.5 :: Verisign & ICANN Make Up :: Schools & CALEA :: Nuvio Sues to stop E911 :: Iranian Network Neutrality ::

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"It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies." – Mike Royko

FCC Democrats to seek telecom merger safeguards, Free Press, 10/24/2005
The Democratic regulators at the FCC are seeking to condition two pending telecommunications mergers with safeguards to protect small businesses and consumers, sources familiar with the negotiations said.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/merger.htm

Internet Body in Settlement With VeriSign, Wash Post, 10/24/2005
The Internet's key oversight agency said Monday it had tentatively agreed to settle a longstanding legal dispute with VeriSign Inc., a company that exerts significant control over how people find Web sites and send e-mail.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/icann.htm

Verisign Gets .COM Forever, But ICANN Gets a Lobbyist, CircleID, 10/24/2005
A press release on the ICANN web site says that ICANN and Verisign have agreed to settle all pending lawsuits, and there’s a new .COM agreement, all tentative but if history is any guide, nothing short of DOC action is going to stop it. The good news is that VeriSign has agreed not to make unilateral changes like Sitefinder. They have to give prior notice to ICANN for any material change in the operation of the registry, and if ICANN has any concerns there’s a lengthy process full of expert panels and Consensus and the like to decide whether they can do it.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/icann.htm

Countries challenge US control of Internet, China Daily, 10/24/2005
A growing number of countries, including China, Brazil, India and Cuba -- as well as the European Union -- are questioning US control over the Internet.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/wgig.htm

Preserving the Web of the free, IHT, 10/24/2005
There is a move afoot at the United Nations and in the European Union to get the United States to give up control of the Internet - a ...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/wgig.htm

The Net is anarchy: keep it that way, The Age, Australia, 10/24/2005
Should the internet be controlled by a network of regulators deciding what is and isn't proper online activity? No, writes Chris Berg. ...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/wgig.htm

More Analysis of the Jockeying for AOL, IP Democracy, 10/24/2005
Although it’s been broken up into its component parts online, a very large, cool graphic accompanies the article in the print version of the Post, depicting the four AOL suitors — Microsoft, Yahoo, Comcast and Google — and their various stakes in the outcome.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/aol.htm

AT&T to double Internet capacity, Silicon, 10/24/2005
AT&T said Tuesday that it will open a San Jose data center to double its Bay Area capacity for handling customers' Internet traffic.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Cingular Introduces E-Mail Access on Cells, Wash Post, 10/24/2005
Cingular Wireless is introducing a service for nonbusiness users to get BlackBerry-like mobile access to their personal e-mail accounts from AOL, Yahoo and MSN Hotmail on a cell phone.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/cingular.htm

Iran Tightens Web Filters, Red Herring, 10/24/2005
An Iranian tech company claims it can stop censorship circumvention tools.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlme.htm

Legal P2P opens for business, CNET, 10/24/2005
iMesh relaunches Tuesday as the first formerly unregulated peer-to-peer network to turn itself into a paid music service.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/p2p.htm

Survey Results Expose Widespread DNS Vulnerabilities, CircleID, 10/24/2005
The Measurement Factory and Infoblox have announced results of a survey of more than 1.3 million Internet-connected, authoritative domain name system (DNS) servers around the globe. The results of the survey indicate that as many as 84 percent of Internet name servers could be vulnerable to pharming attacks, and that many exhibit other security and deployment-related vulnerabilities.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

CTO: BellSouth lost 9 COs to Katrina, Network World, 10/24/2005
Hurricane Katrina destroyed nine BellSouth central offices in the Gulf Coast region, BellSouth's CTO said this week.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/katrina.htm

Level 3 Communications Disruption Slows Internet, Americas Network, 10/24/2005
Internet users worldwide may have experienced slower service over the weekend due to a major disruption from Tier one carrier Level 3 Communications.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/reliability.htm

Nuvio Files Request for Stay of FCC VoIP - E911 Order, Nuvio, 10/24/2005
Nuvio Corporation, a leading provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, today announced that it has filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) a motion for a stay of the E911 Order for VoIP Service Providers. Because of the looming November 28, 2005, deadline, Nuvio has requested the FCC to stay a portion of its order until a nationwide solution is available to service providers. Previously, Nuvio had filed an appeal of this order with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/911.htm

New FCC law raises privacy concerns, Oregon Daily, 10/24/2005
When you access the Internet at the University, who’s watching what you type? If the federal government gets its way, law enforcement officials may soon have easier access to your e-mail and Internet telephone conversations.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

Government orders colleges to let them snoop, Inquirer, 10/24/2005
THERE ARE howls of protests from US universities after the government has ordered them to spend a fortune on changing their computers so that its agents can ...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

Universities balk at computer security rules, IHT, 10/24/2005
The US government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities ...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

US Universities protest against federal order to monitor ..., Portal IT, Romania, 10/24/2005
Extending the reach of an 11-year-old law the federal government is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to upgrade ...
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

University presidents file lawsuit against FCC, Daily Texan, 10/24/2005
An alliance of university presidents, including UT President Larry Faulkner, filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a federal ruling that would force universities to re-engineer their networks by June 2007 to make wiretapping easier.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

EFF, CDT and Pulver to Appeal FCC's CALEA Rules, IP Democracy, 10/24/2005
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology and Pulver.com plan to file a notice of appeal tomorrow at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit regarding the FCC’s extension of wiretapping requirements to VoIP providers.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

CALEA and must-carry, Susan Crawford, 10/24/2005
This week, the Times reported that colleges (at least) have woken up to the fact that the FCC's broad understanding of CALEA (applicable to all providers of broadband internet access service) covers them. This could cause colleges enormous expense as they reconfigure their systems at DOJ's request to allow them to be easily tappable
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/fcccalea.htm

GAO questions progress on e-voting standards, CW, 10/24/2005
More work needs to be done on federal guidelines to make sure electronic voting systems are both secure and accurate, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/


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