Thursday, May 26, 2011

5.25 :: Map to Nowhere :: Streisand Effect :: $80K Legal Fees :: No IPocalypse :: Mostly Ignored by Users ::

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"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."-Will Rogers

26 Terabyte Laser Could Be Just What The Internet Needed, USTelecom
Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have successfully transmitted 26 terabytes of data over a single strand of fiber. By employing orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), they were able to encode 350 separate data streams into a single laser
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/05/23/26-terabyte-laser-could-be-just-what-the-internet-needed/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Broadband Investment Posted 4.2 % Gain to $66 Billion in 2010, USTelecom
Investment Totals $1.1 Trillion over Past 15 Years
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/05/23/broadband-investment-posted-4-2-gain-to-66-billion-in-2010/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

FCC Releases Broadband Progress Report, NATOA
The FCC released its latest Broadband Progress Report to Congress on May 20th. In the report, the Commission concludes that approximately 26 million Americans, mainly in rural communities, lack access to broadband and the economic benefits high-speed services can provide. ...
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/natoa-news/~3/HwM7gBjWQOc/fcc-releases-broadband-progres.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/706.htm

Walden Statement on FCC's Broadband Report, House Commerce
"It's difficult to understand how an objective look at the facts can lead the FCC to conclude that our progress on broadband is lacking. Congress has tasked the Commission in section 706 with examining the 'availability' and 'deployment' of high-speed broadband, and the numbers don't lie. Even the FCC has
http://republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/News/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=8638
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/706.htm

AOPA successfully rallies senators to protect GPS, AOPA
Thirty-three senators—including 13 Senate General Aviation Caucus members—have asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to rescind wireless network operatorLightSquared's approval to expand until the company can demonstrate that signals from thousands of ground stations won't interfere with GPS reception.
http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2011/110523aopa_rallies_senators_to_protect_gps.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Roberts, Nelson to FCC: GPS Must Be Protected, WIBW
Bipartisan group of senators tell FCC that the threatened system is a matter of public safety and national defense
http://www.wibw.com/politics/headlines/Roberts_Nelson_to_FCC_GPS_Must_Be_Protected_122332954.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Lawmakers Ask FCC To Revoke LightSquared Waiver, National Journal
LightSquared's plan to build a wholesale broadband network is facing increasing skepticism from members of Congress who worry that interference from the system could be a safety risk.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/05/lawmakers-ask-fcc-to-revoke-li.php
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

The FCC's Broadband Map to Nowhere, Muni
Why is it so incredibly difficult to figure out how much of the nation has access to affordable broadband? For the past 15 years, the Federal Communications Commission has been required by law to collect data on high-speed Internet access. For the most part that information has been fairly useless for the public or even for policy types. Up until recently, for example, a telecom company only needed to serve one customer
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/muniwireless/~3/oBpl4K5cBww/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/map.htm

Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Teleconference Info, NTIA
The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) meeting will be available via a public telephone conference call on May 25, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 EST. Public teleconference information: Call-in number: 888-946-3505 Participant passcode: 1087669
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/advisory/spectrum/index.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

NTIA Announces New Commerce Spectrum Advisory Committee Members, NTIA
NTIA announced the appointment of a diverse group of experts from outside the Federal government, including the nonprofit and private sectors, for a two-year term to the Commerce Spectrum Advisory Committee (CSMAC).
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/press/2011/CSMAC_members_05242011.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Twitter, Free Speech, Super-Injunctions and the Streisand Effect, EFF
Despite a super injunction in place to keep his name and the story of his extra-marital affair out of the tabloids, a British footballer has found that where there's the Internet, there's a way...for the story to get out, that is.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/05/twitter-and-free-speech-case-super-injunction
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/firsta.htm

Dentist Has To Pay Legal Fees For Suing Yelp & Reviewer Over Bad Review, Techdirt
We've had a number of posts lately about lawsuits over bad Yelp reviews, and it appears they're not going so well. We pointed out a doctorlosing a lawsuit over bad reviews, but Eric Goldman has the latest, in which a dentist who sued has to pay $80,000 in legal fees, not just to the reviewer, but also to Yelp itself. You see, the dentist and/or his lawyer apparently didn't bother to understand that Section 230 of the CDA
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110523/00162514389/dentist-has-to-pay-legal-fees-suing-yelp-reviewer-over-bad-review.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

Dentist Pays Sizable Penalty for Not Knowing 47 USC 230--Wong v. Jing, Tech & Marketing Law
Wong v. Jing, 1-08-CV-12997I (Cal. Superior Ct. May 13, 2011). Wendy Davis' story on this ruling, plus...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/05/dentist_pays_fi.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

The Netherlands To Enact Law That Ensures Net Neutrality, Gigaom
The Netherlands might be a tiny country, but when it comes to broadband, it is one that likes to make big moves. It had been quick to embrace fiber broadband. It was early to the idea of gigabit per second connectivity. And now it is enacting a law that guarantees "net neutrality" for its citizens.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/rzyOQZn7dz0/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

No IPocalypse, but the IPv6 Transition Still Presents Risks, Circleid
In February 2011, the clock finally ran out on IPv4, the trusty Internet Protocol that has been used to connect networked computers for the last 30 years. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), which manages the master pool of IP addresses, assigned its last five blocks of IPv4 space to the world's five Regional Internet Registries. From that moment, another clock started ticking the countdown to the moment — in
http://www.circleid.com/posts/no_ipocalypse_but_the_ipv6_transition_still_presents_risks/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Charter Prepares for World IPv6 Day - Plans Full IPv6 Upgrade in 2012, dslreports
Some ISPs are more prepared for the IPV6 transition than others, with both Comcast and Verizon taking the lead. Not to be left out of the discussion, Charter today issued a press release noting that they're preparing to participate in World IPv6 Day on June 8, 2011. According to Charter, the company will be embracing full IPv6 deployment next year. "The adoption of IPv6 requires a joint effort by the worldwide networking
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Charter-Prepares-for-World-IPv6-Day-114357
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

How AT&T Eating T-Mobile Will Enhance AT&T's Special Access Monopoly., Wetmachine
"Special Access" is one of those fun telecom terms that makes no sense to those outside of telecom. Briefly, it's the rate that a regulated incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC), like AT&T, charges for certain non-residential telecom services. As
http://tales-of-the-sausage-factory.wetmachine.com/content/how-att-eating-t-mobile-will-enhance-atts-special-access-monopoly
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

The Internet's Real Strength, Verisign
I spend a lot of time thinking about Internet policy and the truth is that aside from some of the key policy questions – like privacy – the hardest thing to fathom is defining just what the Internet is. There are a wide array of definitions and many go back to the protocols that are involved, the fact that it is a "network of networks" or dwell on the large number of
http://policyblog.verizon.com/BlogPost/793/TheInternetsRealStrength.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/verizon.htm

Feds Seize 8 More Domains in Piracy Crackdown, Wired
The Department of Homeland Security seized at least eight website addresses over the weekend, bringing to 128 the number of domains confiscated as part of a government piracy crackdown.
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/i2jD32Diin4/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Judge has "serious questions" about Righthaven, halts all Colorado cases, Ars Technica
A federal judge has put every Righthaven copyright infringement lawsuit in the state of Colorado on hold.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/judge-halts-every-righthaven-case-in-colorado.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

NBC stations reach out to non-profit news sites, Lost Remote
When regulators gave the green light to the Comcast-NBC deal earlier this year, the two companies made a commitment to collaborate with local non-profit news organizations. The idea stemmed from KNSD's relationship with Voice of San Diego, and today NBC announced it's opening the application process to find at least four more non-profit partners in markets with NBC owned-and-operated stations.
http://www.lostremote.com/2011/05/23/nbc-stations-reach-out-to-non-profit-news-sites/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

Congress looks into FCC commissioner's move to Comcast, CNET
Chairman of the House oversight committee wants more information from the FCC about how Meredith Attwell Baker got her new job lobbying for Comcast just months after the agency approved the merger with NBC Universal.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20065357-266.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

Congress probes FCC Commissioner's departure to Comcast, Ars Technica
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, a key investigative body of Congress. This afternoon, Issa finally decided that the committee would probe FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker's move from the FCC to a top government affairs job at Comcast/NBC Universal.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/congress-probes-fcc-commissioners-departure-to-comcast.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

FCC Announces June 28, 2011 Location Based Service (LBS) Forum, Telecom Law Monitor
In a May 17, 2011 Press Release, the FCC announced plans to hold a June 28, 2011 public education forum on consumer and privacy issues implicated by mobile Location Based Services (LBS) tracking. The FCC seeks input from consumers, industry, and academia on a variety of related topics, including industry best practices and the use of mobile devices by children.
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/TelecomLawMonitor/~3/vEaefU7tmnM/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/geolocation.htm

Geolocation Comparison slideset, CAIDA
This slideset was presented at the Network Mapping and Measurement Conference (NMMC) in May 2011.
http://www.caida.org/publications/presentations/2011/nmmc_geocompare/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/geolocation.htm

'Do Not Track' Privacy Tools Mostly Ignored By Users, Huffpo
Last year, the Federal Trade Commission suggested that consumers needed a way to tell online advertisers to bug off and not to follow their every online move. And Microsoft and Mozilla built Do Not Track tools into Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 4, respectively. The problem? Very few online surfers are using those privacy features
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/24/do-not-track-firefox-feature-privacy_n_866403.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

One Year After Wi-Spy, Policymakers Demand Answers From Google on Potential Lawbreaking, Huffpo
One year ago, it was revealed that Google used its Street View cars to download private emails and other personal information from wi-fi routers owned by millions of people around the world. In the last couple of weeks, policymakers and privacy advocates took the opportunity of that anniversary to demand answers from Google on whether and why it broke privacy laws.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-newman/google-wifi_b_866132.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Do Not Track -- Now on Firefox Mobile!, Do Not Track
Since we first announced our implementation of the Do Not Track HTTP header, we've seen an amazing amount of support from trade groups, and even other browser makers. To build on our view that you should have control of how you're tracked
http://blog.sidstamm.com/2011/05/do-not-track-now-on-firefox-mobile.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

WH Cybersecurity Proposal: Questioning the DHS Collection Center, CDT
The White House recently released its long-awaited cybersecurity legislative proposal, finally adding its voice to the ongoing debate over government cybersecurity authorities. This is the second of a four-part analysis from CDT of various elements of the Administration's far-reaching package.
http://cdt.org/blogs/greg-nojeim/wh-cybersecurity-proposal-questioning-dhs-collection-center
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

WH Cybersecurity Proposal: CFAA Hack Goes Beyond Hackers, CDT
Part III: Revising the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
http://cdt.org/blogs/joshua-gruenspecht/wh-cybersecurity-proposal-cfaa-hack-goes-beyond-hackers
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

WH Cybersecurity Propsal: Good Start on Data Breach Notification, CDT
Part IV: Data Breach Notification: A Good Start
http://cdt.org/blogs/cdt/wh-cybersecurity-propsal-good-start-data-breach-notification
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

North Carolina Caves to Big Cable, Free Press
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue today refused to veto a bill that will hinder towns' and municipalities' ability to build their own broadband networks, ignoring of thousands of phone calls and emails from her constituents and others around the country concerned about communities being stranded on the wrong side of the digital divide.
http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2011/5/20/north-carolina-caves-big-cable
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/nc.htm

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