Tuesday, September 26, 2006

9.26.6 :: FCC Security Bureau Established :: WISI Report Online :: Pew on the Future of the Net ::

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"Those who can make you believe absurdities
can make you commit atrocities"
-Voltaire

Groups to FCC: No AT&T-BellSouth Approvals Yet,
xchange, 9/26/2006
Consumer and public interest groups are fighting back
as media reports say FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin has
circulated ...
http://www.xchangemag.com/hotnews/69h2512165780100.html
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/merger.htm

Can a publicly owned municipal Wi-Fi network be
viable?, Muniwireless, 9/26/2006
The Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) has
published a preliminary analysis entitled “Is Publicly
Owned Information Infrastructure a Wise Public
Investment for San Francisco” (PDF format) on the
financial viability of a publicly owned citywide Wi-Fi
network. Media Alliance asked ILSR to investigate the
economics of publicly owned infrastructure, i.e. when
will the city [...]
http://muniwireless.com/municipal/1385
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/muni.htm

Charlotte BPL Trial Expands - From 500 users to
possibly 6,000, Broadband Reports, 9/26/2006
Duke Energy Corporation will expand a broadband over
power line trial in Charlotte from 500 customers, to
closer to 6,000, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The trial uses gear from Ambient Corporation, who last
year received a much needed cash infusion from
Earthlink. Having clashed in the past with ham groups
such as the ARRL over the interference potential of
their hardware, the company recently announced their
new second-generation communication node, known as the
X(2), had received the nod from the FCC.
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/78388
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/power.htm

The Future of the Internet II, Pew, 9/26/2006
A survey of technology thinkers and stakeholders shows
they believe the internet will continue to spread in a
“flattening” and improving world. There are
many, though, who think major problems will accompany
technology advances by 2020. A predictions database
can be viewed here.
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/188/source/rss/report_display.asp
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/

Bandwidth Getting Cheaper on a Per Mbps Basis, IP
Democracy, 9/26/2006
Courtesy of Om, LightReading’s Phil Harvey has this
cool piece showing how the price of his high-speed
service from Charter has fallen 80% in three years.
Harvey presents a fascinating table that underscores a
key point about high-speed Internet access: consumers
are willing to pay more on an absolute basis each
month for broadband service if speeds keep going up.
http://www.ipdemocracy.com/archives/2006/09/24/#001972
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

World Information Society Report 2006, ITU, 9/26/2006
Strong gains have been achieved in digital opportunity
around the world, according to a new report from the
International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The World
Information Society Report is part of ITU’s
contribution to the 2006 session of the UN Economic
and Social Council (ECOSOC), which is meeting in
Geneva from 3rd to 28th.
http://www.itu.int/osg/spu/publications/worldinformationsociety/2006/report.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

3 AOL subscribers sue over data release, USA Today,
9/26/2006
Three AOL subscribers who suddenly found records of
their Internet searches widely distributed online are
suing the company under
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2006-09-26-aol-lawsuit_x.htm?csp=34
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

FCC Establishes Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau, Converged Network, 9/26/2006
The FCC voted to establish a new Public Safety and
Homeland Security Bureau, consolidating all its public
safety, national security, and disaster management
policy making, planning, and outreach activities into
a single department.
http://www.convergedigest.com/regulatory/regulatoryarticle.asp?ID=19476
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND
SECURITY BUREAU AND
OTHER ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES., FCC, 9/26/2006
FCC announces structure of new Public
Safety and Homeland Security Bureau. Action by: the
Commission.
Adopted: 03/17/2006 by ORDER. (FCC No. 06-35). PSHSB
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-06-35A1.doc
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Computer virus writers plan slow spread, USA Today,
9/26/2006
In the past, virus writers seeking fame and attention
wrote their malicious programs to spread as quickly
and broadly as possible, ...
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2006-09-26-slow-virus_x.htm?csp=34
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/worms.htm

Criminals spread Windows exploit via Web host, Network
World, 9/26/2006
Attackers exploited the zero-day VML vulnerability on
Windows-based machines by targeting a separate hole in
cpanel, an application that's popular with Web hosting
services.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/092606-criminals-spread-windows-exploit-via.html?fsrc=netflash-rss
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/worms.htm

San Francisco to study city-owned Wi-Fi, Network
World, 9/26/2006
San Francisco is going to kick the tires of an
alternative to the citywide Wi-Fi plan from Earthlink
and Google.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2006/092506-san-francisco-to-study-city-owned.html?fsrc=netflash-rss
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm#mun

Expert claims VoIP threatens computer systems,
America's Network, 9/26/2006
Banks and other companies switching their phone
systems to VoIP are making themselves vulnerable to
phishing attacks for which there are currently no
effective detection or prevention tools, a security
researcher, quoted by an InfoWorld Daily report, said.
http://www.americasnetwork.com/americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=374780&ref=25
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/security.htm

VOIP Versus Net Security, eweek, 9/26/2006
Review: Tests show that SSL VPNs can coexist with
voice over IP.
http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,2020038,00.asp?kc=EWRSS03119TX1K0000594
More Info:
http://www.cybertelecom.org/voip/security.htm

Digital Domain: The Big Gamble on Electronic Voting,
NYT, 9/26/2006
Diebold declines to let Princeton researchers test the
latest voting machine, which uses a standard
industrial part to protect the door to its memory card
slot.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/24/business/yourmoney/24digi.html?ex=1316750400&en=9bfe345825b02bea&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/

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