Thursday, June 09, 2011

Fwd: 6.9 :: Wont Operate Without Interference :: Pretty Good Year :: Happy IPv6 Day :: Nothing More than a Dangerous Wish ::

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VoIP Coalition Warns of Excessive Regulation, Telecom Law Monitor
In late May, the Voice on the Net Coalition ("VON") held a series of
meetings with FCC Commissioner's offices concerning VoIP regulations.
The Coalition discussed topics affecting 21 pending FCC dockets, and,
according to the summary of the meetings, "expressed concern that
additional regulation of the IP communications industry could deter
investment and innovation ..."  The Coalition opposed a variety of new
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FCC's Genachowski: We won't let LightSquared operate without GPS
interference, Fierce Broadband
In response to an inquiry from Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)
regarding the FCC's actions when it comes to authorizing LightSquared
to operate, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski reiterated that the
commission won't allow LightSquared to begin commercial service
without resolving any potential interference with GPS and also sought
to correct what he called two misperceptions surrounding
LightSquared's quest to launch a wholesale LTE network.
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Levin: Broadband Plan Had 'Pretty Good Year' - Despite Poor Map, and
No Coverage or Competition Improvement, dslreports
Roughly a year ago the FCC unveiled our first ever broadband plan,
which we noted suffered from a lot of empty rhetoric, and little to no
attempt to aid the sector's biggest problem: a lack of competition
leading to monopoly/duopoly markets -- and by proxy high prices, caps,
and other issues. One year on, and the plan's hollow core is showing.
The FCC's recently released Broadband Progress Report concluded there
was very little progress in broadband deployment since last year,
while for the second year in a row stating that broadband in the U.S.
is not being deployed in a timely fashion.
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FCC Seeks Additional Comment On Sharing Of Fixed Microwave Spectrum, CommLawBlog
We reported back in August on an FCC proceeding to open up more
spectrum for broadband backhaul –i.e., the transport of signals
between networks and from cell towers, which in turn communicate with
users' phones and tablets.
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All in a Day's Work: Making Room For Billions More Internet Users and
Their Devices, White House
For 24 hours, a wide range of organizations worldwide, including
Federal agencies and Internet companies, like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon,
Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, and Akamai, are providing their content and
traffic over Internet protocol version six or IPv6.
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World IPv6 Day draws attention to security issues with new protocol, CW
The marking of World IPv6 Day yesterday has drawn fresh attention to
the next generation Internet addressing protocol, as well as to the
security considerations that enterprises will need to deal with as
they migrate to it.
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Successful World IPv6 Day Demonstrates Global Readiness for IPv6, ISOC
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World IPv6 Day: Final Look and "Wagon's Ho!", Arbor Network
After reflecting on the data from IPv6 day, the phrase the best comes
to mind is: "Wagon's Ho!" It's going to be a long hard slog to
IPv6-Land. Yesterday's IPv6 flag day looks to have been a success.
After a decade of implementation work by the infrastructure vendors in
building towards IPv4 functional parity, combined with the months of
preparation by the content and
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World IPv6 Day, Renesys
Today is World IPv6 Day, a day when major content providers have
agreed to furnish service over IPv6 for a 24-hour test period.
Hopefully, you didn't notice anything different about your Internet
experience today, but providers will have gained valuable experience
with the technology and any technical hurdles that remain
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A Closer Look at World IPv6 Day, Circleid
In observance of World IPv6 Day being held today, Earl Zmijewski of
Renesys takes a closer look at the state of the IPv6 today. Zmijewski
writes: "Today is World IPv6 Day, a day when major content providers
have agreed to furnish service over IPv6 for a 24-hour test period.
Hopefully, you didn't notice anything different about your Internet
experience today, but
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It's World IPv6 Day, AT&T
Every day there seems to be a new gadget or other device hitting the
market.  Earlier this week, all eyes were on San Francisco to see the
latest news coming from Apple's WorldWide Developer Summit.  So, what
does this have to do with IPv6?  Simply put, the explosive growth of
the Internet driven by computers, smart phones, netbooks, tablets and
the like,
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Online ad spending poised for 20-percent jump this year, Gigaom
Strong demand for U.S. display advertising is helping pump up
projections for the overall online advertising market, which is now
set to grow by 20 percent this year to $31.3 billion,according to new
estimates from eMarketer. The firm updated a previous estimate of 10
percent growth for 2011, largely on the strength of display
advertising which is now poised to overtake search advertising within
five years.
More Info: to Track Users for Two Years, EPIC
The White House modified its privacy policy for on June
3, 2011. The new policy is more than twice as long as the old policy.
The new policy states the White House web site now uses persistent
Google Analytics cookies that track users for up to two years.
Previously the site employed only single-session cookies, which were
automatically deleted when
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AT&T Statement on High-Tech, VC Support for T-Mobile Merger, AT&T
"We're pleased to have such strong support from Silicon Valley for our
merger.  These are among the most innovative companies and investors
in America, and they recognize the link between our merger with
T-Mobile and continued innovation in mobile broadband."
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Senate Confirms Former RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General, Wired
The Senate late Monday confirmed former Recording Industry Association
of America lawyer Donald Verrilli serve as the nation's
solicitor general.
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Internet Engineers Criticize PROTECT IP DNS Plan, PK
Recently, a group of five prominent Internet engineers released a
paper detailing security and technical concerns regarding DNS
filtering in rogue website legislation like the PROTECT IP Act. The
paper highlights three broad sources of harm stemming from mandated
DNS redirects: interference with existing DNS security measures,
problems resulting from
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Reject the PROTECT IP Act, EFF
Big media and its allies in Congress are billing the PROTECT IP Act as
a new way to prevent online infringement. But innovation and free
speech advocates know that PIPA is nothing more than a dangerous wish
list that will compromise Internet security while doing little or
nothing to encourage creative expression.
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NOI National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace NSTIC, NIST
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting a comprehensive
review of governance models for a governance body to administer the
processes for policy and standards adoption for the Identity Ecosystem
Framework in accordance with the National Strategy for Trusted
Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC or "Strategy"). The Strategy refers to
this governance body as the "steering group."
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Facebook 'Face Recognition' Feature Draws Privacy Scrutiny, NYT
Facebook faces an investigation in the European Union over privacy
protections for its new "face recognition" photo feature, and a
privacy group plans to file a complaint in the U.S.
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Facebook facial recognition prompts EU privacy probe, CNET
European Union data-protection regulators say they will investigate
the social network's new photo-tagging feature, according to
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NIST NOI National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace NSTIC, CT
NIST Notice of Inquiry: Models for a Governance Structure for the
National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Comments Due on
or before July 22, 2011SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce
(Department) is conducting a comprehensive review of governance models
for a governance body to administer the processes for policy and
standards adoption for the Identity Ecosystem Framework in
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Facebook stirs privacy ire with facial recognition, CW
Facebook's move to enable facial recognition across its entire social
networking site is raising some eyebrows -- and possibly some legal
woes -- over its privacy implications.
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SecurID tokens compromised, company admits, WAPO
RSA Security has offered to replace up to 40 million SecurID tokens —
devices used to securely log in to a computer — after hackers stole
information that compromised them, the company's chairman said Monday.
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Commerce Dept Proposes NewCybersecurity Policy Framework, CT
"The U.S. Department of Commerce today released a report that proposes
voluntary codes of conduct to strengthen the cybersecurity of
companies that increasingly rely on the Internet to do business, but
are not part of the critical infrastructure sector. The report,
Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy, focuses on the
"Internet and Information Innovation Sector" (I3S)
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Thoughts on the Commerce Department's new cybersecurity paper, Google
The Internet has brought considerable social and economic benefit to
world, but today faces a broad range of security challenges. It's
important that governments and industry continue to work together to
meet those challenges.
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Hubbard v. MYSPACE, INC., SDNY 2011
Pltf's claimed Myspace disclosre of account information to law
enforcement violated stored communications act, on grounds that
Georgia magistrate lacked jurisdiction to issue warrant to Myspace in
California. Court rules that Georgia magistrate has sufficient
jurisdiction pursuant to 18 USC 2703(a)
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Davis v. State, Md, Ct Special Appeals MD
Maryland law enforcement did not violate ECPA when they wiretapped
Virginia registered phone, where call was originated in Virginia and
received in Virginia.
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There's a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says, Wired
You think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to
spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden says it's worse than you know.
Congress is set to reauthorize three controversial provisions of the
surveillance law as early as Thursday. Wyden??(D-Oregon)??says that
powers they grant the government on their face, the government applies
a far ...
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