Tuesday, August 15, 2006

6.15.6 :: Build it or Get Out! :: Mobile SPAM :: EFF + FTC + AOL :: Fox over IP :: FiOS in the 'Hood ::

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"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial
value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in
particular?" --David Sarnoff's associates in response
to his urgings for investment in the radio in the

Sprint Nextel plans to spend billions on wireless
network, Bizjournals, 8/15/2006
Sprint Nextel Corp. will spend $2.5 billion to $3
billion in 2007 and 2008 to develop its
next-generation high-speed wireless network, which
will use WiMax technology.
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Verizon Is Rewiring New York, Block by Block, in a
Race for Survival, NYT, 8/15/2006
Verizon hopes that replacing its copper phone lines
with fiber optic cable will help it fend off rivals
like Comcast and Vonage, which are moving into the
phone business.
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Chinese censors target web spoofs, Guardian, 8/15/2006

Beijing declares war on satirical internet clips which
belittle officially approved films and songs.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/china.htm

Iranian censors clamp down on bloggers, MSNBC,
Iranian authorities are stepping up arrests and
pressure on popular bloggers as part of a wider
Internet clampdown.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/me.htm

Fox Feeds the Online TV Frenzy, BWO, 8/15/2006
Its plans for selling TV programming via the Web could
presage a boom in free online video—supported by ads,
of course
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/ipv.htm

Internet Privacy Group Files Complaint Against AOL,
Wash Post, 8/15/2006
The Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint
yesterday asking the Federal Trade Commission to
investigate AOL and require strengthening of its
privacy protections after the Dulles-based firm
recently released 20 million search records of 658,000
AOL users.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Swedish Pirate Party Darknet - Because anonymity is a
necessity, says party, Broadband Reports, 8/15/2006
Digg users point out that the Swedish Pirate Party has
launched a new high bandwidth Darknet. The service,
provided by Swedish high-tech company Relakks, offers
a "neutral" Swedish IP on top of your existing ISP
service through a strongly encrypted VPN connection.
"There are many legitimate reasons to want to be
completely anonymous on the Internet," says Rickard
Falkvinge, chairman of the Pirate Party. "If the
government can check everything each citizen does,
nobody can keep the government in check.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

EFF Demands FTC Investigation and Privacy Reform After
AOL Data Release, EFF, 8/15/2006
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) today asked [PDF]
the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate AOL
and require changes in its privacy practices, after
the company recently released search history logs that
exposed the private lives of more than a half-million
of its customers.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Cingular targeting spammers, telemarketers,
Bizjournals, 8/15/2006
Internet service providers for years have taken legal
action to try to stop spammers. Now, cell phone
companies are doing the same.
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Hey Qwest: Build it Or Get Out of the Way - Won't
build next gen broadband, doesn't want anyone else to,
Broadband Reports, 8/15/2006
We've previously discussed how Seattle has long been
considering a fiber optic citywide network, and how
Qwest opposed the plan. Despite having absolutely no
plan to ever offer anything faster than 7Mbps in the
region, the telco has consistently complained about
the project.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/wa.htm

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