Monday, April 11, 2011

4.11 :: Internet Myth Buster :: Misinterpreted by the Public :: Your Business Model Isnt My Problem :: L3GC :: Money and Attention ::

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"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you
do well matters very much." -Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis

FCC EXPLORES WAYS TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN THE RELIABILITY OF AMERICA'S
COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS., FCC
The Commission took another step to implement the recommendations in
the National Broadband Plan by adopting an NOI seeking public comment
on ways to further strengthen the reliability and resiliency of
America's communications networks.
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-305618A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/reliability.htm

George S. Ford, Challenges in Using the National Broadband Map's Data, SSRN
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,
Congress set forth an ambitious goal of establishing a definitive
National Broadband Map. Understandably, researchers are now anxious to
use the data received to quantify the extent of broadband availability
and to explain the relationships between availability and
socio-economic factors. While the National Telecommunications and
Information Administration should be lauded for its inaugural effort
to complete this Herculean task, it is nonetheless important to
recognize that the mapping data currently has many known and
yet-to-be-discovered defects. These errors include, but are not
limited to,
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1800062
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/map.htm

Danah Boyd , Urs Gasser and John G. Palfrey Jr. , How the COPPA, as
Implemented, is Misinterpreted by the Public: A Research Perspective,
Berkman Center
There is no doubt that protecting children's privacy and safety is of
utmost importance in our society. These issues are growing in
importance with every passing year. We commend the authors of COPPA
for being so deeply concerned about privacy and safety. As you
consider the future of legislation and rule-making in this area, we
urge you to consider the gap between the intentions of COPPA and how
children and their parents perceive the implementation. It is this gap
that we'd like to address in our submission. And it is our proposal
that this Subcommittee consider how COPPA's two P's – of Privacy
Protection – might be worked more effectively back into any revision
of COPPA.
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1794223
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/coppa.htm

Judge to copyright troll: your "business model" isn't my problem, Ars Technica
Ars Technica freelancer Eriq Gardner was recently sued over a photo
that appeared in a piece he wrote for us last year. The flimsy lawsuit
was quickly dismissed, but the company behind it lives on—and has sued
50+
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/judge-to-copyright-troll-your-business-model-isnt-my-problem.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

LightSquared's wireless broadband could kill GPS, Techeye
Could "bring down aircraft"
http://www.techeye.net/mobile/lightsquareds-wireless-broadband-could-kill-gps
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

House votes to strike down FCC Net neutrality rules, CW
The U.S. House voted largely along party lines to strike down the
FCC's Net neutrality rules.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/ExUnOQZckhQ/House_votes_to_strike_down_FCC_Net_neutrality_rules
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

NTIA Tool Helps IPv6, Information Week
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's IPv6
Readiness Tool is aimed at helping businesses move to the
next-generation Web standard.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/government/policy/229401269
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Level 3 to buy Global Crossing in stock deal, CNET
The acquisition by the network services company is valued at $3
billion, including the assumption of Global Crossing's $1.1 billion in
debt.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20052694-17.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/level3.htm

Internet2 turns 15. Has it delivered on its promise?, Internet2
No description
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/041111-internet2.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/internet2.htm

Feds: 4th Amendment Shouldn't Apply To Online Emails Because... That
Would Make Us Have To Work Harder, Techdirt
Ah, our ever-dwindling Fourth Amendment. The latest is that the Obama
Administration has come out against a particular reform of ECPA (the
Electronic Communications Privacy Act), the 25-year-old statute that
governs online privacy issues, which almost anyone with any sort of
technical knowledge admits is woefully outdated. For example, a key
point is that any content
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110408/02275513820/feds-4th-amendment-shouldnt-apply-to-online-emails-because-that-would-make-us-have-to-work-harder.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/ecpa.htm

Public Knowledge Statement on House of Representatives Anti-Net
Neutrality Vote, PK
"It is a shame that the House is focused on protecting the interests
of large telecommunications companies rather than on promoting the
interests of innovative entrepreneurs.
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/E-4Nv4ZEork/public-knowledge-statement-house-representatives-a
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Governments Increasingly Trying to Control the Internet, Warns New
U.S. Report, Circleid
The U.S. Sate Department annual human rights report released on Friday
has expressed concerns over the increasing trend among governments
spending more time, money and attention in efforts to control their
citizens access to the Internet and other communication
http://www.circleid.com/posts/governments_increasingly_trying_to_control_the_internet_warns_new_us_report/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

Contacting a Person's Facebook Friends Isn't Stalking--People v.
Welte, Tech & Marketing Law
People v. Welte, 2011 WL 1331900 (N.Y. Just. Ct. April 7, 2011). The
defendant was subject to..
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/04/contacting_a_pe.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/stalking.htm

Six myths about the Internet, Virulent Word of Mouse
On April 7th, 2011, I had the great pleasure to deliver the Tullock
Lecture at the Law School for George Mason University. After
discussing it with the organizer, Tom Hazlett, the talk became focused
on a number of provocative and (partially) entertaining themes.
Hazlett suggested the talk's title, which was "The Mythology of
Networks."
http://virulentwordofmouse.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/six-myths-about-the-internet/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/internet.htm

Meet the senator blocking Big Content's Web censorship plan, Ars Technica
Start talking about the Web censorship legislation currently being
drafted in both chambers of Congress, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR)
becomes an instant quote machine. This isn't just another of the many
political issues Wyden has to juggle; the man cares
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/04/meet-the-senator-blocking-big-contents-web-censorship-plan.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

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