Thursday, June 02, 2011

4.2 :: Nearing the End :: 966 Exabytes by 2015 :: A Bad Idea That Should Be Stopped :: Tupac Still Alive in NZ ::

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CyberTelecom News
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Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. – Justice Brandeis, Olmstead v US (1928), http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=5577544660194763070

LightSquared Nears the End of GPS Testing, Light Reading
LightSquared says that it will be done with GPS interference testing by June 15 and will then have to wait for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to decide its fate. The carrier still expects to launch in 2012 and cover 100 million people with service in the U.S. by the end of that year.
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=208508&f_src=lightreading_gnews
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Wi-Fi to Overtake Wired by 2015 - As Global IP Traffic Heads for 966 Exabytes by 2015, dslreports
Cisco's Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global IP Traffic Forecast annually tries to predict usage trends, this latest study suggesting that global IP traffic will almost reach the zettabyte threshold (966 exabytes) by the end of 2015. The report offers a myriad of interesting statistical bits, noting
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/WiFi-to-Overtake-Wired-by-2015-114475
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

Comcast Launches New Internet Safety Services, Comcast
For the past several years, Congress has passed resolutions designating June as Internet Safety Month. So this year, I'm excited to announce Comcast is supporting Internet safety awareness efforts by launching the next generation of our online protection program, which we call Constant Guard™.
http://blog.comcast.com/2011/06/comcast-launches-new-internet-safety-services-1.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/child.htm

Ripoff Report Gets Another Big 47 USC 230 Win--Asia Economic Institute v. Xcentric, Tech & Marketing Law
Economic Institute v. Xcentric Ventures LLC, 2:10-cv-01360-SVW -PJW (C.D. Cal. May 4, 2011) The AEI Ruling...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/06/ripoff_report_g_2.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/samaritan.htm

Network Neutrality Becoming a Major Concern for Europe's Governments, Circleid
There is no single definition of network neutrality, though generally it is recognised as the principal that there should be no restrictions by fixed and mobile ISPs, or governments and the like, in providing consumers with access to internet networks. Nor should there be restrictions or discrimination against associated content and platforms.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110526_network_neutrality_becoming_major_concern_for_europes_governments/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Global Internet Traffic to Quadruple by 2015, Reaching 966 Exabytes Per Year, Circleid
Cisco predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world's population, by 2015. In its Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) report released today, the company also predicts the total amount of global Internet traffic to quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110601_global_internet_traffic_to_quadruple_by_2015_966_exabytes_per_year/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/broadband.htm

Pew study finds 13 percent of adults on Twitter, Pew
More than one in 10 adults online in the United States uses Twitter, according to a new study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
http://www.pewinternet.org/Media-Mentions/2011/Pew-study-finds-13-percent-of-adults-on-Twitter.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statapps.htm

Pew study finds more people using Twitter, CNET
A total of 13 percent of online users recently surveyed by Pew Internet use Twitter, compared with just 8 percent last November.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20067912-93.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statapps.htm

Traffic to Top U.S. Sites Dipped in April, Clickz
Nine of the 10 most popular U.S. web properties saw fewer users in April.
http://feeds.clickz.com/~r/clickzstats/~3/PUDdcKpA8jk/traffic-sites-dipped-april
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statapps.htm

Internet phone calls, Pew
24% of internet users have made phone calls online
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/13--Internet-phone-calls--Skype.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statapps.htm

Internet Adds 4.5 Million Domain Names in First Quarter of 2011, Verisign
Four and a half million domain names were added to the Internet in the first three months of 2011, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief published by VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), the trusted provider of Internet infrastructure services for the networked world.
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=760155&releasejsp=custom_97
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/

Internet Society's 24-Hour Test Flight for IPv6 Gains Momentum in Asia, ISOC
No description
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3847
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

RIPE NCC to Conduct Live Measurements for World IPv6 Day, Circleid
RIPE NCC has announced plans to conduct live measurements for World IPv6 Day on 8th June 2011. The not-for-profit organization has set to measure connectivity to World IPv6 Day participants; "the IPv6 Eye Chart tests visibility of all World IPv6 Day participants and other sites
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110601_ripe_ncc_to_conduct_live_measurements_for_world_ipv6_day/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Sprint Formally Asks FCC to Block AT&T/T-Mo Merger, Gigaom
Third-place U.S. cellular carrier Sprint filed a petition with the FCC today formally requesting a block of the AT&T-T-Mobile mergersaying it would harm consumers, competition and the broadband economy and would produce no tangible public interest benefits. The filing comes after Sprint testified before a Senate judiciary
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/DF5SaaaOmBc/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Why the FCC Should Block the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: The Director's Cut, PK
The FCC must not allow AT&T and T-Mobile to merge. Today, Public Knowledge and the Future of Music Coalition explained to the FCC why this merger, which would eviscerate wireless competition in the US, is a bad idea that should be stopped.
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/s2iQHhCjrY8/why-fcc-should-block-attt-mobile-merger-direc
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

AT&T to Congress: T-Mobile buy good for consumers, CNET
The phone giant's CEO defends the proposed acquisition to lawmakers, who question the company about market concentration and potential job losses.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20066493-94.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

China says it's not behind Google hacking, Globe and Mail
Giant search engine Wednesday disclosed some of its e-mail users suffered attacks that originated within the country
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/ZCxVEWUTzEY/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Republican pushes FCC for details on Google 'Wi-Spy', Hill
A Republican lawmaker is urging the FCC to release information about its investigation of Google's so-called "Wi-Spy" breach.
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/163183-republican-pushes-fcc-for-details-on-google-wi-spy
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Nevada ISP uses microwave backhaul to expand operations, improve service, Muni
Arizona Nevada Tower Corporation (ANTC), an ISP and network service provider headquartered in Las Vegas, has deployed Exalt microwave backhaul systems to expand its operations by providing carrier grade backhaul service and wireless broadband Internet access to select rural communities
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/muniwireless/~3/b_6mR0p-o9k/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/isp.htm

'China hackers' hit Google e-mail, BBC
Hackers in China have compromised personal e-mail accounts of top US officials, military personnel and journalists, Google says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-us-canada-13623378
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/china.htm

Iran Vows To Unplug The Internet, Huffpo
Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/28/iran-unplug-internet_n_868403.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/iran.htm

Why PROTECT IP Breaks The Internet, Techdirt
Last year, after the entertainment foisted COICA on an unsuspecting public, Paul Vixie -- a guy you should listen to when he's concerned about the technical impact of something on the internet -- explained why COICA's reliance on DNS block was incredibly stupid. Not only would it not work, but
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110531/13331214491/why-protect-ip-breaks-internet.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Under hack attack, PBS Newshour falls back on Tumblr, Lost Remote
PBS suffered a hacking attack Monday that included intruders posting inaccurate information to some of its news sites. The attack affected the websites for NewsHour, Frontline and PBS. In response, PBS Newshour took to its Tumblog to publish transcripts and videos from Monday's broadcast.
http://www.lostremote.com/2011/05/31/pbs-newshour-under-hack-attack-falls-back-on-tumblr/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

Disney CEO: Disney.com to sort of compete with Netflix, Hulu, CNET
But having a multitude of content delivery options for its content "keeps people honest," CEO Robert Iger says in an interview at D9.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-19882_3-20068284-250/disney-ceo-disney.com-to-sort-of-compete-with-netflix-hulu/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

YouTube Celebrates Six Years, USTelecom
ecently, YouTube marked six years since launching its wildly successful website, earning its place as the online king of video. In fact, according to comScore's video metrix Google sites — primarily driven by YouTube — took the top spot with 144.1 million unique viewers and 1.9 billion viewing
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/06/01/youtube-celebrates-six-years/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

Free Press Urges FCC to Stop the Revolving Door, Free Press
In a letter sent to the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday, Free Press asked the four remaining commissioners to pledge not to seek employment with either AT&T or T-Mobile, whose multi-billion merger is now under review at the FCC.
http://www.freepress.net/press-release/2011/6/2/free-press-urges-fcc-stop-revolving-door
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Announces Jonathan Zittrain as FCC Distinguished Scholar, Berkman Center
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http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/node/6902
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

Feds investigate alleged attacks on Gmail accounts, CNET
The U.S. government is looking into reports that hackers tried to access Gmail accounts of federal officials, journalists, and political activists.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20068229-83/feds-investigate-alleged-attacks-on-gmail-accounts/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Cyber Attack Hits Lockheed Martin, NPR
Hackers launched a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor holding highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said Saturday.
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/29/136764977/cyber-attack-hits-lockheed-martin?ft=1&f=1019
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

CFAA violation where employee's access to work computer violated fiduciary duty to employer, Internet Cases
Plaintiff former employer sued defendant former employee for violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. 1030, alleging that defendant, while still in the employ of plaintiff, accessed confidential business information and destroyed other important data. Defendant moved to dismiss the CFAA claim. The court denied the motion.
http://blog.internetcases.com/2011/05/26/cfaa-violation-where-employees-access-to-work-computer-violated-fiduciary-duty-to-employer/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crime.htm

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