Monday, March 21, 2011

3.21 :: Unthinkable :: Hazards of Twitter :: Woodward Blames Google :: Happy Birthday :: Motivation, Expertise, and Wherewithal ::

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GPS tests started by LightSquared, Techworld
NASA representatives part of group to determine network interference
http://news.techworld.com/networking/3266108/gps-tests-started-by-lightsquared/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Happy Birthday NBP, AT&T
As we gear up for tomorrow's event at Georgetown University marking the one-year anniversary of the National Broadband Plan, I guess the inevitable question is, are we there yet? Well, not exactly. But after a somewhat slow start, the FCC has really picked up the pace in the last few
http://attpublicpolicy.com/broadband-policy/happy-birthday-nbp/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/plan.htm

47 USC 230 Retrospective Conference Recap, Tech & Marketing Law
Earlier this month, we had a major academic event on 47 USC 230. My notes are especially...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/03/47_usc_230_retr.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

ISPs defend plan for two-tier net, BBC
In a heated debate about net neutrality, ISPs argue that all traffic is equal but some is more equal than others.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12791376
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Verisign Announces Participation in World IPv6 Day, Verisign
VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world, today announced the company will participate in the Internet Society's World IPv6 Day, a 24-hour global "test drive" of IPv6 on June 8, 2011.
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=733960&releasejsp=custom_97
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Transitioning Protocols - Part 2, Potaroo
We can't assume that clients have the motivation, expertise and wherewithal to bypass their ISP and set up IPv6 access on their own, either through auto-tunnelling or through manually configured tunnels. The inference from this observation is that for as long as the mass market ISPs
http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2011-03/transtools-part2.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Why ICANN's Approval of the XXX domain is an important precedent, IGP
The 7 year old saga of the XXX top level domain ended, more or less, on Friday March 18. And as luck would have it, the story turned out to have a happy ending. If you read the ICANN Board's rationale for its decision, and can make sense of the legal and process details, there is an abundance of good precedents and good news. The only blemish is that only 8 Board members voted the right way: 3 voted no and 4 ducked
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IGPBlog/~3/hZ4TVzDY9g0/4775146.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/xxx.htm

Sex domain given final approval, BBC
The overseer of the internet's addressing system gives final approval to the creation of a .xxx domain for explicit material.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-us-canada-12793606
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/xxx.htm

AT&T agrees to buy T-Mobile USA, WAPO
AT&T has agreed to buy T-Mobile USA in a $39 billion deal that would create the country's largest cellphone carrier.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/03/21/AR2011032101429.html?wprss=rss_technology
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

AT&T to Acquire T-Mobile USA From Deutsche Telekom, AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Deutsche Telekom AG (FWB: DTE) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which AT&T will acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at approximately $39 billion. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/AttCorporateRssFeeds/~3/soWtE2aWwY4/press-room
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Rockefeller Says Leave No Stone Unturned in Reviewing AT&T's Buyout of T-Mobile, Senate Commerce
Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today issued the following statement following the announcement that AT&T intends to purchase T-Mobile USA:
http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=9fc76f62-43c6-4e37-b932-15ad5a33f6a2
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Public Knowledge Sees AT&T Purchase of T-Mobile As 'Unthinkable', PK
"The combination of the second-largest wireless carrier, AT&T, with the fourth-largest, T-Mobile is, as former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt once said, 'unthinkable.' We urge policymakers to think similarly today. The wireless market, now dominated by four big companies, would have only three at the top. We know the results of arrangements like this – higher prices, fewer choices, less innovation.
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/Tuowd-W73iE/public-knowledge-sees-att-purchase-t-mobile-unthin
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

In AT&T & T-Mobile Merger, Everybody Loses, Gigaom
The lull of my lazy, rainy weekend was broken by the news that AT&T plans to acquire T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock. Who wins and who loses in this deal? It's hard to find winners, apart from AT&T and T-Mobile shareholders. Here is a list of who loses, in my opinion, in this deal:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/RsK9_zyn4Zg/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Free Press Pans AT&T Takeover of T-Mobile: Consumers Lose When There's Less Competition, Free Press
On Sunday, AT&T announced it had reached an agreement to takeover T-Mobile USA for $39 billion. If approved by federal regulators at the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission, the merger would unite the second- and fourth-largest wireless carriers, representing nearly 130 million subscribers.
http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2011/3/20/free-press-pans-att-takeover-t-mobile-consumers-lose-when-theres-less-compet
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

France fines Google over Street View privacy breaches, Globe and Mail
Watchdog gives first ever fine for gathering and storing data while mapping streets
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/9iHBDh5z59Y/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Happy Birthday Twitter!, Twitter
It's easy to remember working with @jack, @ev, and our tiny team on a project we called Twitter like it was last week. Amazingly, it's five years ago today that the first tweet was sent. Over these years, Twitter has matured and made an impact in the areas of social responsibility, politics,
http://blog.twitter.com/2011/03/happy-birthday-twitter.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/

The Hazards Of Twitter: How Much Is Too Much In 140 Characters Or Less?, NPR
Neda Ulaby reports that recent world events have refocused attention on the shifting standards for jokes in the Twitter age. One comedian has already lost a high-profile job for tweeting about Japan.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/03/18/134634242/the-hazards-of-twitter-how-much-is-too-much-in-140-characters-or-less?ft=1&f=1019
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/

New York Times Launches Paywall, Huff
The New York Times announced Thursday that it will begin charging readers for online access to its content, marking a dramatic shift in the relationship that a news outlet with the largest online readership in the country will have to the Web.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/17/new-york-times-launches-p_n_837053.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

Nearly One-Half of American Adults Rely on the Internet for Their News, Connected Nation
According to the 2011 State of the News Media report released this week by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism, 46% of American adults say they get their news from online sources at least three times per week, while only 40% say the same thing about newspapers. In fact, this is the first time in this annual study that
http://connectednationblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/nearly-one-half-of-american-adults-rely.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

Bob Woodward Blames Google For 'Killing' Newspapers, Techdirt
"There's going to be something we're going to miss in journalism that will be very regrettable. I hope the young people who have developed Facebook and Google will say, 'We need to fix the information system and we need to get information to people that's well-researched and investigated.' "
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110318/03312313538/bob-woodward-blames-google-killing-newspapers.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

How Dan Snyder's 'Libel' Suit Against Unflattering Article Demonstrates Need For Federal Anti-SLAPP Law, Techdirt
In February, we wrote about how Washington Redskins (er, we mean Washington Professional Football Team Who Shall Not Be Named) owner Dan Snyder had such a thin skin that he had sued a local newspaper, the Washington City Paper, claiming libel over a silly satirical story that mocked Snyder.
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110317/00263913523/how-dan-snyders-libel-suit-against-unflattering-article-demonstrates-need-federal-anti-slapp-law.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

Rustock Botnet Beaten Down by Microsoft, Internet News
On the heels of last year's successful takedown of another giant botnet, Microsoft just shut down a bigger and more sophisticated botnet this week.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InternetnewsRealtimeNewsForItManagers/~3/-grcS8ec0Fw/3928681
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/worms.htm

The Internet and Campaign 2010, Pew
54% of voting-age Americans used the internet for political purposes during the 2010 midterm elections and the internet continues to grow as a source of political news.
http://www.pewinternet.org/Press-Releases/2011/The-Internet-and-Campaign-2010.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/

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