Wednesday, December 08, 2010

12.8 :: "New technologies do not take sides in the struggle for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas."

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On their own, new technologies do not take sides in the struggle
for freedom and progress, but the United States does. We stand for a
single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge
and ideas. And we recognize that the world's information
infrastructure will become what we and others make of it. Now, this
challenge may be new, but our responsibility to help ensure the free
exchange of ideas goes back to the birth of our republic. The words of
the First Amendment to our Constitution are carved in 50 tons of
Tennessee marble on the front of this building. And every generation
of Americans has worked to protect the values etched in that stone.
Franklin Roosevelt built on these ideas when he delivered his Four
Freedoms speech in 1941. Now, at the time, Americans faced a cavalcade
of crises and a crisis of confidence. But the vision of a world in
which all people enjoyed freedom of expression, freedom of worship,
freedom from want, and freedom from fear transcended the troubles of
his day.
- Hillary Clinton

WiFi in All U.S. Federal Buildings, Circleid
Legislation has been introduced in the US that will require all public
federal buildings to install WiFi base stations in order to free up
cell phone networks.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101207_wifi_in_all_us_federal_buildings/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up, Pew
Last April in an omnibus review of studies addressing youth, privacy
and reputation, a report by the Berkman Center for Internet and
Society at Harvard noted that parents who checked their children's
online communications were seen as "controlling, invasive and
'clueless.' " Young people, one study noted, had a notion of an
online public viewership "that excludes the family."
http://www.pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2010/As-Bullies-Go-Digital-Parents-Play-CatchUp.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/child.htm

Jonathan Askin: Something Wiki'ed This Way Comes, Huff
In the extreme, Wikileaks presages two potential futures: (1) a
dystopic society with a stifled, dysfunctional government, cloaked in
secrecy and largely unable to communicate within its own bureaucracy,
let alone with its citizens or with the world; or (2) a utopian
society with a functional government, accountable to a well-informed
and trusting citizenry. We move towards the dystopic vision when we
think the answer to Wikileaks is for government to hold even more
tightly to its "secrets." We move towards th
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-askin/something-wikied-this-way_b_792611.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Hillary Clinton's Evolving Take On 'Internet Freedom', Huff
In a November 29 press conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
blasted WikiLeaks for its disclosure of confidential diplomatic
cables. Putting distance between actual policy decisions and the
private conversations that were made public by WikiLeaks' cable dump,
she promised to take "aggressive steps" against those who had
disseminated the information. She went on to distinguish the WikiLeaks
disclosure from other
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/07/hillary-clinton-internet-freedom_n_793144.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

'Chaos' at WikiLeaks Following Assange Arrest, Wired
The arrest without bail of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday
has left the organization in a state of uncertainty, despite
transition plans laid out prior to his surrender to British police,
according to one dispirited WikiLeaks activist who spoke to Threat
Level on condition of anonymity.
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/WJIS4pjZc3c/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

James Love: Obama Administration Pisses Away Two Years of Internet
Freedom Efforts in WikiLeaks Crackdown, Huff
Once you get beyond the possible damage of low-level cables being
shared so that the general public has a better idea of what their own
governments are up to, there is the massive damage being done to the
global freedom to circulate truths and criticize governments. These
are a few data points for the principles being sacrificed in the
insane lynching mob directed at WikiLeaks and Julian Assange
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-love/obama-admin-pisses-away-t_b_793245.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Hackers strike back at perceived enemies of WikiLeaks, Globe and Mail
Suspected WikiLeaks supporters bombard MasterCard website with denial-
of-service attack
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/sOKKWJTw2gU/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Zittrain and Lessig to take on Wikileaks...questions welcome!, Berkman
Center
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http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/6491
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Did Library Of Congress Lie? White House Says No Requirement To Block
Wikileaks, Techdirt
On Friday, we wrote about how the Library of Congress, in an act of
pure denial, had blocked Wikileaks, saying that it was required by law
to block access to the site. As we noted at the time, this seemed
silly, since the documents were widely available all over the internet
and press reports were covering most of the details anyway. We got a
few folks in the comments to respond with statements along the lines
of "the law is
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101205/23313912138/did-library-congress-lie-white-house-says-no-requirement-to-block-wikileaks.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Quote of Note: Hillary Rodham Clinton, January 21, 2010, Isen
Franklin Roosevelt built on these ideas when he delivered his Four
Freedoms speech in 1941. Now, at the time, Americans faced a cavalcade
of crises and a crisis of confidence. But the vision of a world in
which all people enjoyed freedom of expression, freedom of worship,
freedom from want, and freedom from fear transcended the troubles of
his day.
http://isen.com/blog/2010/12/quote-of-note-hillary-rodham-clinton-january-21-2010/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

The Internet Society on Wikileaks, ISOC
Recognizing the content of the wikileaks.org website is the subject of
concern to a variety of individuals and nations, we nevertheless
believe it must be subject to the same laws and policies of
availability as all Internet sites. Free expression should not be
restricted by governmental or private controls over computer hardware
or software, telecommunications infrastructure, or other essential
components of the Internet
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=2706
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Someone Should Tell The State Dept That The State Dept Is Hosting
World Press Freedom Day, Techdirt
The United States places technology and innovation at the forefront of
its diplomatic and development efforts. New media has empowered
citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express
opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments
sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals' right to freedom
of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the
determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals,
and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as
World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to
support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in
this digital age.
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101207/15321412170/someone-should-tell-state-dept-that-state-dept-is-hosting-world-press-freedom-day.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Wikileaks challenges journalists: Whose side are you on?, OJR
The challenge for journalists reporting on Wikileaks is that,
ultimately, you're reporting someone else's anonymous sources. Since
reporters didn't collect this information themselves, they don't know
the full story of where this information came from, who had access to
it, or how or why it was released to Wikileaks.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ojr-full/~3/th7-MvEKUgw/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Watch Barbara van Schewick's talk about her book "Internet
Architecture & Innovation", Center for Internet and Society
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http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6564
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Net neutrality plan will likely pass, says ex-FCC chairman, CW
A former FCC chairman predicts commissioners will approve a net
neutrality proposal this month.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9200318/Net_neutrality_plan_will_likely_pass_says_ex_FCC_chairman?source=rss_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

FCC's pay-as-you-go Internet plan raises video, access questions, WAPO
As details emerge about the Federal Communications Commission's
controversial proposal for regulating Internet providers, a provision
that would allow companies to bill customers for how much they surf
the Web is drawing special scrutiny
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=f6e232650929ddbfb37f15c228549298
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Net Neutrality and ISPs, Verizon
I've been using the Internet since the mid-1980's and saw my first
web browser in 1993. Since the web exploded on the scene, the growth
in the Internet and broadband connectivity has been phenomenal.
During this period of growth, two incidents I experienced stick out in
my mind
http://policyblog.verizon.com/BlogPost/769/NetNeutralityandISPs.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

FCC: Consumers Satisfied with Broadband, USTelecom
In a pair of working papers issued with little public fanfare, the FCC
released data on broadband customer satisfaction and provider
switching that demonstrate the vast majority of Americans are enjoying
the benefits of broadband provider investment in competitive
infrastructure. The surveys were conducted in April 2010.
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2010/12/07/fcc-consumers-satisfied-with-broadband/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Preserving Openness to Protect Jobs, FCC
The impact that Internet entrepreneurs have made on the world is
unquestioned.
http://blog.openinternet.gov/?p=380
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

OECD broadband statistics update, OECD
The OECD has just released new statistics on broadband penetration in
OECD countries as of June 2010. These include the number of broadband
subscribers per country, broadband subscriptions by technology, the
percentage of fibre connections in total broadband and, for the first
time, a wireless broadband penetration indicator.
http://www.oecd.org/topic/0,3373,en_2649_37441_1_1_1_1_37441,00.html?rssChId=37441#46634258
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

Verizon launches IPv6 transition services, CW
Organizations struggling to adopt IPv6 could get a hand from a new
service offered by Verizon
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9200479/Verizon_launches_IPv6_transition_services?source=rss_news
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Level(3) is offering IPv6 Transit, IPv6 Act Now
Level(3) is providing IPv6 transit to customers today as they recently
delivered this service to one of the TXv6TF board members.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ipv6ActNow/~3/PlCZ1BfOf5A/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

IPv4 blocks to run out by end of year, IPv6 Act Now
There are now only seven blocks of IPv4 addresses left in the global
pool, and five are already allocated.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Ipv6ActNow/~3/XCDFRqgSh-k/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Why ICANN should ignore the NTIA's letter, IGP
Like a clinging, overbearing parent, the U.S. Commerce Department just
can't seem to let go of ICANN. Yesterday Lawrence Strickling, the
Assistant Secretary in charge of the NTIA, sent a stern letter to the
ICANN's CEO in an attempt to dictate the course of domain name
policy. Strickling called for yet another delay in the implementation
of new top level domains because - incredibly - he claims that the
issue hasn't been
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IGPBlog/~3/xbtPT2WMCeo/4694980.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

US Government Waves the Caution Flag at ICANN, Circleid
This month, ICANN is driving hard to get two of its horses to the
finish line. The first is barely a year old — it's the first formal
review of ICANN's accountability and transparency. The second horse is
going on 4 years old: ICANN's plan to introduce hundreds of new top-
level domains (TLDs) for the Internet.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101202_us_government_waves_the_caution_flag_at_icann/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

AT&T panned in Consumer Reports survey, CNET
Consumer Reports' latest survey finds AT&T wireless subscribers,
especially iPhone users, are unhappy with AT&T's service.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20024792-266.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

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