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"The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don't care. We have each other..."

- Dave Barry

 

Dispute threatens to snarl Internet, Boston Globe, 10/7/2005
Internet connections could be disrupted for millions of people in Europe and North America as the result of a pricing spat between the world's two major service ...
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2005/10/07/dispute_threatens_to_snarl_internet
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/backbone.htm

Finding a solution to the ISP wars, ZDNet, 10/7/2005
A war is raging on between Level 3 communications and Cogent Communications for since Wednesday and no resolution is in sight while customers of both ISPs ...
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=113
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/backbone.htm

Hissy fit brings down large chunk of the net, Inquirer, 10/7/2005
A ROW between two large service providers left large portions of the worldwide wibbly web unable to connect. The spat, between Level ...
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=26766
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/backbone.htm

Internet via power lines trial to start in India, Asia Times, 10/7/2005
With most of the technical problems in delivering Internet connectivity over electric power lines addressed, Intel Corporation is planning to start user trials of the technology in India in the next few months.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/GJ08Df02.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/power.htm

Bring on the Third Battle of Manassas, PPF, 10/7/2005
Now, Manassas, nestled in the Virinia countryside a mere stone's throw or two from the Washington Beltway, is the scene of another potentially important skirmish. The Washington Post reports in an "Internet Carried On Power Lines" article that Chantilly, VA-based Communication Technologies, Inc. has completed city-wide installation of a broadband-over-powerline system in Manassas and "will step up marketing to Manassas's 12,500 households."
http://blog.pff.org/archives/2005/10/the_third_battl.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/power.htm

Microsoft, Time Warner resume AOL-MSN talks, Reuters, 10/7/2005
Time Warner Inc. and Microsoft Corp. have restarted discussions about forming an alliance of their Internet units, America Online and MSN, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the situation.
http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051007/wr_nm/timewarner_microsoft_dc
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/aol.htm

Two Singaporean bloggers jailed for anti-Muslim remarks, AFP, 10/7/2005
Two ethnic Chinese men became the first bloggers in multi-racial Singapore to be punished under the city-state's tough anti-sedition legislation for posting anti-Muslim remarks on the Internet.
http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/internet/*http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051007/tc_afp/singaporeinternetpoliticsreligion
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/intlasia.htm

Yahoo as a Media Slayer, PPF, 10/7/2005
In past years, when debating media issues and media power at various events, a lot of critics use to laugh or scoff at me whenever I suggested that new media operators like Google and Yahoo were forces to be watched since they really could start to eat into the power of traditional media companies.
http://blog.pff.org/archives/2005/10/yahoo_as_a_medi.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/

Court rules in favour of anonymous blogger, Globle and mail, 10/7/2005
Internet service provider doesn't have to disclose identity of blogger who targeted local elected official, U.S. court says
http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20051006.gtblogoct6/BNStory/Technology/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20051006.gtblogoct6
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Further Thoughts on the Delaware Ruling Protecting Anonymous Bloggers, EFF, 10/7/2005
It's important that in yesterday's Doe v. Cahill decision, yet another court has ruled that the Constitution requires that plaintiffs meet a standard showing they have a case before unmasking an anonymous online speaker.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/archives/004045.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Feds Point Finger at US Spyware Operation, ECT, 10/7/2005
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission took action against spyware this week by asking a U.S. District Court Judge to halt an operation that allegedly plagued users who clicked for free file-sharing software with performance-slowing, private-information-gathering software that also altered search results for victims. The FTC said Odysseus Marketing and principal Walter Rines lured consumers to its free software, billed with statements such as, "Download Music Without Fear" and "Don't Let the Record Companies Win."
http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/46568.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/spy.htm

FTC Testifies on Spyware, FTC, 10/7/2005
Serious and Growing Problem is Causing Harm to Consumers and the Internet, Agency Says
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2005/10/spyware.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/spy.htm

The Robust Yet Fragile Nature of the Internet, ITU, 10/7/2005
The paper concludes that the Internet is not as vulnerable to specific attacks on major hubs as is often claimed.
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/newslog/The+Robust+Yet+Fragile+Nature+Of+The+Internet.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Phishers Plant Fake Google Toolbar, Internet Week, 10/7/2005
Phishers are flooding IM and IRC with messages that lead to a download of a bogus Google toolbar.
http://www.internetweek.com/171203786?cid=rssfeed_pl_inw
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/phish.htm

China purges spam SMS, Register, 10/7/2005
'Hidden dirt' for the off
http://go.theregister.com/feed/http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/07/china_sms_spam/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/fcc.htm

United States Cell Phone Network Vulnerable To Attack, Information Week, 10/7/2005
Attackers could exploit weaknesses in text messaging to crash voice and data service on an entire cell phone network, resarchers say.
http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=171203726&cid=RSSfeed_IWK_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/fcc.htm

Congress skeptical of FCC's Katrina proposal for schools and, WXXA, 10/7/2005
Some lawmakers are concerned that a federal plan to help Gulf Coast schools and libraries reconnect to the Internet could shortchange poor kids at schools elsewhere.
http://www.fox23news.com/news/national/story.aspx?content_id=8F78F297-E233-4347-ABA2-A05CCD724334
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/erate.htm

Clearwire decides what traffic types are acceptable, isen.blog, 10/7/2005
I'm tracking down Ray Gifford's blogged statement that Clearwire has explicitly declared its "right" to block third-party applications like Vonage. Indeed, even after Madison River, Clearwire apparently did actually block Vonage VOIP calls for a time, according to News.com.
http://isen.com/blog/2005/10/clearwire-decides-what-traffic-types.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/blocking.htm

PODCAST: The hardcore offline, NPR, 10/7/2005
New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project finds that about one in five Americans don't use the Internet. Pew researcher Susannah Fox calls this group the "hardcore offline."
http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense

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