Friday, March 25, 2011

3.25 :: Tom Tom Club :: Throttling WoW :: $7.5m for 666K IPv4 Numbers :: A Really Dumb Idea :: A Fine Day ::

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"Every saint has a past and every sinner a future." -Oscar Wilde

The FCC just releases a new internet and telephone report, Electrozo
So the FCC just released two reports on the Internet access and telephone subscribership in the U.S. The reports are based of of data that was submitted to the from carriers every 6 months. I am many gonna talk about the internet acces report One main point of the internet report is that 60% of all fixed connections in america are slower than the FCC's benchmark of a 4mb per
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Electrozo/~3/52bkrt-jE2Q/fcc-just-releases-new-internet-and.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/706.htm

UPS, TomTom, the American Car Rental Association, Four Key Aviation Groups and Others Sign on to Expanding Coalition Amid Fears of GPS Interference, Digital Journal
New "Coalition to Save Our GPS" Members Include the International Air Transport Association, National Business Aviation Association, the Regional Airline Association and Metropolitan Washington Airport Authorities
http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/257051
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Broadband data maps, brought to you by M-Lab, Google
In 2009 we helped a group of researchers and industry partners launch Measurement Lab (M-Lab), an open platform for broadband measurement tools. Over the past two years, M-Lab has grown significantly – more than 300 terabytes of data from over half a billion tests are now publicly available.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GooglePublicPolicyBlog/~3/Ly9nhs7Arbg/broadband-data-maps-brought-to-you-by-m.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/map.htm

Google spends $1 million on censorship and throttling detection, Ars Technica
Google has awarded $1 million to Georgia Tech researchers so that they can develop simple tools to detect Internet throttling, government censorship, and other "transparency" problems.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/google-spends-1-million-on-censorship-and-throttling-detection.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Rogers Admits Traffic Management Throttles World of Warcraft, Geist
Rogers has admitted that its traffic management practices may interfere with World of Warcraft. It says modifications to its software will not be ready until June.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/MichaelGeistsBlog/~3/lzsf3UA_T6M/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnot.htm

With AT&T/T-Mobile, wireless net neutrality should be back on the table, Ars Technica
The fear and loathing index on AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile just keeps rising. The latest negative input comes from The Economist in an editorialtitled "Not so fast, Ma Bell." The magazine blows off AT&T's claim that the merger will "further improve the customer experience" by making AT&T more competitive with Verizon.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/does-an-attt-mobile-merger-put-wireless-net-neutrality-back-on-the-table.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Microsoft buys old net addresses, BBC
Microsoft has offered to pay $7.5m (£4.7m) for net addresses from bankrupt telecoms firm Nortel.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12859585
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Microsoft Acquires IPv4 Addresses from Nortel, Internet News
Microsoft acquires over 666,000 legacy IPv4 addresses for $7.5 million from bankrupt Nortel Networks.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/InternetnewsRealtimeNewsForItManagers/~3/uK8ytxPa328/3929116
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Microsoft offers $7.5M for 666,624 IPv4 addresses, CW
Microsoft has agreed to pay $7.5 million to purchase a block of 666,624 IPv4 addresses from bankrupt Canadian telecom equipment maker Nortel in a move that some see as a signal of the increasing value of IPv4 addresses.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/zMDa7H50w5Q/Microsoft_offers_7.5M_for_666_624_IPv4_addresses
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Judge Rejects Google Books Settlement, Wired
Saying the deal went "too far," a federal judge Tuesday rejected Google's proposed legal settlement with book publishers, an accord that would have paved a path toward digitizing the world's books
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/X8UYlpm8yKU/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

US court blocks Google book deal, BBC
A copyright deal between Google and publishers over the web firm's publication of books online is torpedoed by a US court.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/business-12827031
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Judge Rejects Book-Scanning Deal Between Google And Publishers, Authors, NPR
The judge ruled that settlement between the technology giant and authors and publishers went "too far," and gave Google an unfair advantage over competitors.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/22/134771196/judge-rejects-book-scanning-deal-between-google-and-publishers-authors?ft=1&f=1019
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Google Books Decision: "The Privacy Concerns are Real", EFF
A federal district court in New York today issued a long-awaited ruling in the Google Books case, Authors Guild v. Google, rejecting the proposed settlement between the parties.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/google-books-decision-privacy-concerns-are-real
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Paul Vixie Explains Why COICA Is A Really Dumb Idea, Techdirt
If you don't know who Paul Vixie is, you should. When Vixie speaks about something concerning the underlying state of the internet -- or, more specifically, a ridiculously stupid government plan to do something involving the underlying state of the internet, you should listen. On that front, Vixie is now explaining why the proposed COICA bill is incredibly short-sighted and
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110321/03124813572/paul-vixie-explains-why-coica-is-really-dumb-idea.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

The Evolution of Blogging, USTelecom
Blogging on the Internet has opened up new possibilities for those eager to publish their points of view. From writers eager to reach an audience or catch a publisher's eye to hobbyists looking to share their passions, blogging has become increasingly mainstream with many corporations featuring entries on their websites.
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/03/25/the-evolution-of-blogging/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/

A Fine Day for FTC's Blogger Rules, Citizen's Media
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the first monetary penalty under its "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising": a $250,000 settlement with a company that sells guitar lessons on DVDs.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CitizenMediaLawProject/~3/tWe2bDfhctc/fine-day-ftcs-blogger-rules
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/

CBS Pulls Showtime Content From Netflix - Effort to Reduce Netflix Influence Continues, dslreports
With Hulu essentially a timid extension of the cable industry, Netflix is about as disruptive as you're currently going to get in the Internet video space. That's certainly not thanks to Hollywood, which has employed obnoxious licensing restrictions like 30 day new release delays to limit Netflix's power and supposedly protect DVD sales revenue. Hollywood has made it clear
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/CBS-Pulls-Showtime-Content-From-Netflix-113376
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

John Soma, Melodi Mosley Gates, & Michael Smith, Bit-wise But Privacy Foolish: Smarter Emassagin Technologies Call for a Return to Core Privacy Principles, Alb. L.J. Sci & Tech.
In this era of constantly evolving electronic messaging ("emessaging") features and functions, courts have unfortunately been seduced by the glow of individual technologies. As we will demonstrate, rather than calling for unique treatment, each of
http://www.albanylawjournal.org/articles/Soma.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Daniel Solove, Paul Schwartz, Privacy Law Fundamentals, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 542
"Privacy Law Fundamentals" is a distilled guide to the essential elements of U.S. data privacy law. In an easily-digestible format, the book covers core concepts, key laws, and leading cases. Included here for download are The Table of Contents and Chapter 1.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1790262
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

From Facebook to Mug Shot: How the Dearth of Social Networking Privacy Rights Revolutionized Online Government Surveillance, Pace Law Rev
This Article seeks to bring attention to this problem and rectify it. It examines Facebook's architecture, reveals the ways in which government agencies have investigated crimes on social networking sites, and analyzes how courts have interpreted the Fourth Amendment and the ECPA.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1782267
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

The Majority Of America Is Now On Facebook, Huff
Facebook may be getting closer to taking over America.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/25/facebook-user-statistics-america_n_840524.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

EU probes cyber attack, Globe and Mail
Officials take precautions as attack appears to have been narrowly targeted
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/t9qihQakxLE/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Feature: How the Comodo certificate fraud calls CA trust into question, Ars Technica
Recently at Ars we've had a couple of discussions about the use of HTTPS—that is, HTTP secured using SSL or TLS—for every website, as a way of keeping sensitive information out of reach of eavesdroppers and ensuring privacy. That's
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2011/03/how-the-comodo-certificate-fraud-calls-ca-trust-into-questionhow-the-comodo-certificate-fraud-calls-ca-trust-into-question.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Iran accused in 'dire' net attack, BBC
One of the net's key security systems was close to 'meltdown' following a state-sponsored attack say experts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-12847072
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Iranian hackers obtain fraudulent HTTPS certificates: How close to a Web security meltdown did we get?, EFF
On March 15th, an HTTPS/TLS Certificate Authority (CA) was tricked into issuing fraudulent certificates that posed a dire risk to Internet security. Based on currently available information, the incident got close to — but was not quite — an Internet-wide security meltdown. As this post will explain, these events show why we urgently need to start reinforcing the system that is currently used to authenticate and identify secure websites and email systems.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/03/iranian-hackers-obtain-fraudulent-https
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Ian Walden, Law Enforcement Access in a Cloud Environment, Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
For LEAs, cloud service providers and users, each of these issues presents a boundary between lawful and unlawful behaviours, or regulated and unregulated activities. This article examines how and when those boundaries apply, and what mechanisms have been adopted, or are proposed, to address the needs of LEAs in a cloud environment. This article focuses on European Union and international legal rules, particularly the Council of Europe Cybercrime Convention (2001), on obtaining data for investigative and subsequent prosecutorial purposes, and how such rules interact and potentially conflict with foreign laws and rules.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1781067
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/bigbrother.htm

David W. Opderbeck, Cybersecurity and Executive Power, Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper
This article analyzes the Constitutional authority of the U.S. President to shut down or limit public access to the Internet in a time of national emergency.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1788333
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/killswitch.htm

Hackers exploit chink in Web's armor, CNET
Attack highlights flaws in a now-antiquated system that gives 650 different organizations, including the Tunisian government, the master keys to Web authentication.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20046588-281.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/vulnerable.htm

Come 'n' Get it: RUS Ready To Open Coffers Again, CommLawBlog
$700 million in low-interest loans available for would-be rural broadband providers
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/4_oOF69vjxk/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/funding.htm

Laws of the Internet: Edition 1, Electrozo
Recently, a song has been uploaded and put up for sale by Rebecca Black, an "artist" who appeared to come out of nowhere, made a song about a day of the week, and got 65 million views in 3 days. She has become what I like to call a "flash meme." Almost everywhere on the internet, there is a refference to her video right now, including Electrozo iteslf.As
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Electrozo/~3/ylfT5hL_6dg/laws-of-internet-edition-1.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/

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