Thursday, July 21, 2011

7.20 :: Very Bold or Very Dumb :: Obsolete :: WIFI isnt Radio Communications :: Who Ya Gonna Believe ::

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"Very bold or very dumb": data caps don't apply to ISP's own movie service (updated), Ars Technica
Shaw provided no information when I contacted them before running this story, but starting this afternoon, the company suddenly started tweeting up a storm. According to the company, watching Movie Club on a television incurs no data cap because it is delivered through Shaw's existing video-on-demand QAM cable infrastructure. When users access Movie Club through a computer, they will access an IP-based
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/very-bold-or-very-dumb-data-caps-dont-apply-to-isps-own-movie-service.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Compliance Reminders: FCC Filings Due August 2011; FCC Form 477 Compliance Webinar; FCC Annual Regulatory Fees, Telecom Law Monitor
Carriers required to contribute to federal universal service support mechanisms must report their actual and projected end user and wholesale revenues for each calendar quarter by filing Form 499Q on a quarterly basis. The Form 499Q filing, providing historical revenue data for April 1 through June 30 and projected data for October 1 through December 31, is due to USAC by August 1, 2011.
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/TelecomLawMonitor/~3/pjh8jeleQzo/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Oh no he didn't: AT&T's CEO calls DSL obsolete, Gigaom
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson (pictured) spoke Tuesday at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners summer meeting in Los Angeles, where he called his company's copper-based DSL broadband technology "obsolete." This is a stunning admission from one of the nation's largest DSL providers. Sena Fitzgerald Fitzmaurice, a spokeswoman for rival ISP Comcast tweeted from the meeting:
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/bt254DmBveM/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/dsl.htm

LightSquared: 1, High-Precision GPS: 0, GPS World
At stake is the high-precision GPS industry as we know it. If LightSquared's current proposal is approved by the FCC, it will render tens of thousands, and possibly hundreds of thousands of GPS receivers obsolete starting as early as next year. The
http://www.gpsworld.com/survey/lightsquared-1-high-precision-gps-0-11885
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Hot Times for Spectrum Policy, FCC
Things are heating up in Washington. Of course, we're not referring to the ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling, or even the 100-degree temperatures expected later this week. We're talking about spectrum policy.
http://www.fcc.gov/blog/hot-times-spectrum-policy
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Guest blog: ICANN needs to follow its own bylaws on UDRP review, IGP
That ICANN too often winks at its fundamental rules is illustrated by the Preliminary GNSO Issue Report on the Current State of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP Report"). At a basic level, the UDRP Report is untimely and unresponsive. It satisfies neither the timeline prescribed by the bylaws nor the substantive criteria of an issue report required by the bylaws. Rather than assisting the GNSO Council, the
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IGPBlog/~3/lNLJL5D82og/4861231.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/icann.htm

Malaysian Government to Fully Adopt IPV6 by End of 2012, Circleid
The Malaysian government is poised to fully adopt the Internet Protocol version 6 or IPv6 by the end of next year and may emerge as the first government in the world to achieve full IPv6 compliance, Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Joseph Salang said. According to the report several government agencies have already adopted IPv6 and several others are in the process of shifting from IPv4.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/malaysian_government_to_fully_adopt_ipv6_by_end_of_2012/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Judge Ware OKs Immediate Appeal of Street View ECPA Ruling -- In re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation, Tech & Marketing Law
n re Google Inc. Street View Electronic Communications Litigation, 2011 WL 2571632 (N.D. Cal. July 18,...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/07/judge_ware_oks.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Judge Agrees That Perhaps It Would Be Best For Someone Else To Review His Claim That WiFi Isn't A Radio Communication, Techdirt
We were pretty surprised a few weeks back when a judge claimed that Google could be subject to wiretapping charges for collecting snippets of data during the Street View data collection might be illegal wiretapping, because he didn't consider open WiFi to be radio communications. Under the law, open and unencrypted radio communications are not subject to wiretapping rules, because, well, they're open. Claiming that open
http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20110718/16204015156/judge-agrees-that-perhaps-it-would-be-best-someone-else-to-review-his-claim-that-wifi-isnt-radio-communication.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Leading by Example — Closing the FCC's Title II Reclassification Proceeding, CableTechTalk
In an op-ed in today's Washington Post, Karen Kornbluh, U.S. ambassador to theOrganization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and Daniel Weitzner, White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy, made a powerful case for building an international consensus around the benefits of an open, interconnected Internet.
http://www.cabletechtalk.com/fcc/2011/07/15/leading-by-example-closing-the-fcc%e2%80%99s-title-ii-reclassification-proceeding/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

From Russia With Malice, VOA
The Dangers of Russian Hacking
http://blogs.voanews.com/digital-frontiers/2011/07/18/from-russia-with-malice/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/me.htm

Politicians Who Support Protect IP Clueless About What it Does - One Thinks It's About Immigration, Another...Net Neutrality, dslreports
During the last year the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office of the Department of Homeland Security has launched a new campaign that involves seizing the domains used by websites involved in copyright infringement, the sale of counterfeit goods or child pornography. The problem is that the program has been borderline incompetent, taking legitimate foreign businesses offline, as well a
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Politicians-Who-Support-Protect-IP-Clueless-About-What-it-Does-115268
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Who Do You Trust On Whether Or Not PROTECT IP Will Break The Internet? The Guys Who Built It... Or The MPAA?, Techdirt
We've already covered the white paper written by a bunch of the biggest names in internet infrastructure, explaining why PROTECT IP breakskey underlying elements of the internet. At the same time, we've seen the entertainment industry try to brush off these concerns. However, the guys who wrote the white paper have been speaking up lately trying to get our elected officials to recognize the consequences of passing
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110718/03264515127/who-do-you-trust-whether-not-protect-ip-will-break-internet-guys-who-built-it-mpaa.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

The "Graduated Response" Deal: What if Users Had Been At the Table?, EFF
As was widely reported last week, several major internet access providers (including, very likely, yours) struck a deal last week with big content providers to help them police online infringement, educate allegedly infringing subscribers and, if subscribers resist such education, take various steps including restricting their internet access. We've now had a chance to peruse the lengthy "Memorandum of Understanding" (MOU) behind
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/graduated-response-deal-what-if-users-had-been
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Bono Mack Introduces Legislation to Protect Consumers From Data Theft, House Commerce
Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee to Vote on SAFE Data Act TOMORROW
http://republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/News/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=8823
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Lawmakers Say Children First in Online Privacy, Daily Dashboard
Amidst proposals for do-not-track legislation and a recent study showing that some online companies are not complying with self-regulatory standards, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) suggests that focusing on children's privacy may be the way forward. The Washington Post reports that while most lawmakers think children need clear online protections, the current proposals will be hard to turn into law. Meanwhile, Rep. Henry
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_07_15_lawmakers_say_children_first_in_online_privacy/#When:16:31:07Z
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Google+ reportedly hitting 18 million users, CNET
New data calculated by Ancestry.com founder and Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen say that the new social network could soon reach 18 million users.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20080985-93/google-reportedly-hitting-18-million-users/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

Feds Arrest 14 'Anonymous' Suspects Over PayPal Attack, Raid Dozens More, Wired
Authorities have arrested 14 individuals suspected of participating in denial-of-service attacks against the online-payment service PayPal.
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/f__2lhZ-fvc/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

FBI arrests 16 in Anonymous hacking investigation, CNET
Arrests follow raids on homes as part of more than 35 search warrants related to an attack on PayPal computers, U.S. Department of Justice says.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20080746-245/fbi-arrests-16-in-anonymous-hacking-investigation/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

'Anonymous' arrests tied to PayPal DDoS attacks, FBI says, CW
The FBI said this afternoon that it had arrested a total of fourteen individuals thought to belong to the Anonymous hacking group for their alleged participation in a series of distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) against PayPal last year.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/KPGWV7yq-WA/_Anonymous_arrests_tied_to_PayPal_DDoS_attacks_FBI_says
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

16 Arrested as F.B.I. Hits the Hacking Group Anonymous, NYT
Fourteen of the 16 people were charged in connection with an attack on the Web site of the payment service PayPal last December.
http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=a1a657e8560f63bdcbaf7c9a957053ef
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

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