Monday, April 25, 2011

4.25 :: All Necessary Steps :: Will Not Be Achieved :: Innocent Man :: Backed Off Before Doing Anything Significant ::

CyberTelecom News
Federal Internet Law and Policy
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
fools. - Douglas Adams Mostly Harmless

FCC Asked to Protect GPS From LightSquared, TV Technology
Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ben Nelson (D-Nebraska) have sent
an open letter to colleagues asking them to join together in asking
the FCC "to take all necessary steps to protect the Global Positioning
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AT&T Statement on USF and ICC Reform, AT&T
The overriding goal of the FCC's National Broadband Plan – to ensure
that all Americans have access to, and use, broadband services – will
not be achieved unless sweeping reforms of USF and ICC are enacted.
Policymakers have long recognized that broadband is 'the straw the
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Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His
WiFi, Huffpo
Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him,
shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh
cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out
the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal
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Blogger Gets 47 USC 230 Dismissal for Third Party Comment--Kruska v.
Perverted Justice, Tech & Marketing Law
Kruska v. Perverted Justice Foundation Inc., 2011 WL 1260224 (D. Ariz.
April 5, 2011) This is my...
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FCC's Bad Influence Spreads Abroad, PK
The European Union's latest Net Neutrality pronouncement had all the
earmarks of the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Just
like the FCC's Dec. 21 order on an open Internet, EU Vice President
Neelie Kroes said all the right things, tiptoed right up to the line,
and then backed off before doing anything significant to protect
Internet users.
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Slovakia Gets Ready for IPv6 with Help from Cisco, CISCO
Cisco and the Technical University of Kosice announced the opening of
the first laboratory for training and research in Internet Protocol
version 6 (IPv6) in Slovakia. Cisco donated the lab's networking and
communications equipment. Located at the Technical University of
Kosice, the lab is an integral part of an international network of
IPv6 training and ...
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IPv4 Addresses Not Property, Canada Weighs in on the Nortel/Microsoft
Transfer, Circleid
The recent tempest in a teacup on ARINs PPML list over the transfer of
IP address blocks from Nortel (a company in Chapter 11) to Microsoft
has some interesting Internet Governance dimensions that are yet to be
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Study Reports on Baseline of Global IPv6 Adoption, Circleid
A new research on native IPv6 traffic across six large providers in
North America and Europe suggests despite fifteen years of IPv6
standards development, vendor releases and advocacy, only a small
fraction of the Internet has adopted IPv6. "The slow rate of IPv6
adoption stems from
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AS Core IPv4+IPv6 Graph 2010 available, CAIDA
CAIDA's 2010 visualization of both IPv4 and IPv6 AS-level Internet
topology based on Archipelago data. This visualization represents
macroscopic snapshots of IPv4 and IPv6 Internet topology samples
captured in June 2010. For the IPv4 map, CAIDA collected data from 45
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With no (or few) more IPv4 addresses, where's the IPv6 traffic?, Ars Technica
When it became clear that 32-bit IP addresses just wouldn't cut it for
a growing Internet, the Internet Engineering Task Force did what its
name suggests and created a new version of IP. IPv6 has so many
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IP address can now pin down your location to within a half mile, Ars Technica
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog—but they might now have an
easy time finding your kennel.
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Righthaven Defies Court, Ignores Domain Name Ruling, EFF
Last Friday, the Chief Judge of the federal court in Nevada, which is
overseeing more than 200 Righthaven copyright cases, dismissed
Righthaven's meritless claim to seize its victim's domain names. In
each case so far, Righthaven contended that the mere hosting of any
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Technology Trumps ICE Domain Seizures: Browser Plugin Fix Created In
Just Days, Techdirt
As Homeland Security continues to defend the actions of ICE seizing
domains names without real due process or concern for prior restraint,
it's not surprising that technologists are quickly designing systems
to route around such hamfisted attempts to censor websites without a
trial or
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Web's 'Content Farms' Grow Audiences For Ads, NPR
People turn to Google for answers about how to do everything from
changing a tire to putting on makeup. An entire industry has sprung up
to make sure its sites — often with content dominated by ads — show up
prominently in search results. But Google struck back, changing its
formula to de-emphasize these so-called "content farms."
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Amazon gets 'black eye' from cloud outage, CW
Amazon's Web hosting troubles on Thursday mean a black eye for the
company and could raise doubts about the cloud in general, analysts
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'HTTPS Now' Campaign Urges Users to Take an Active Role in Protecting
Internet Security, EFF
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Access have launched an
international campaign for HTTPS Now, rallying consumers around the
world to help us make web surfing safer.
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FBI Pounces On Coreflood Botnet, USTelecom
Last week, the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that
they received a restraining order that would allow them to bring down
the Coreflood botnet that has infected over 2.3 million computers
since February 2010.
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ACLU: Michigan cops stealing drivers' phone data, CNET
ACLU claims Michigan State Police have been using handheld devices to
download information from motorists they pull over, even if there's no
evidence of wrongdoing.
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"Who Has Your Back?" In Depth: Which Companies Promise To Tell Users
About Government Data Requests?, EFF
EFF recently launched a campaign calling on companies to stand with
their users when the government comes looking for data. (If you
haven't done so, sign our petition urging companies to provide better
transparency and privacy.) This article will provide a more detailed
look at one of
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USDA lends $40 million for rural broadband projects, Muni
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for
telecommunications projects in seven states (Georgia, Illinois, Iowa,
Kansas, North Dakota, Montana and Oklahome) to improve broadband
service to rural residents and businesses.
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