Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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Federal Internet Law and Policy

7.8 Million Kids Heading Back to School With One Strike Already
Against Them, Connected Nation
Summer is nearly over, and that means kids will soon be returning to
the classroom. This week, Connected Nation is looking at how families
with children are using technology, as well as steps that schools are
taking to make sure that all of their students can access
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

LightSquared vs. GPS raises big spectrum issues, CW
The argument raging over LightSquared's proposed LTE network and
possible interference with GPS services is actually two arguments over
two sets of frequencies, both of which the startup hopes eventually to
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Wireless-by-satellite start-up hits FCC roadblock over GPS
interference findings, WAPO
LightSquared, a wireless-by-satellite network start-up created by
hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone, hit its first roadblock with
new findings that its service interferes with Global Positioning
System receivers.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

FCC gives itself more time to review AT&T's proposed purchase of
T-Mobile USA, Fierce Broadband
The FCC is giving itself more time to review AT&T's (NYSE:T) proposed
$39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, saying AT&T plans to submit
new economic assessments when it comes to the deal's public benefits.
AT&T plans to submit that information on July 25. The FCC said it
would restart its review process once it receives the information
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/merger.htm

my third FCC TAC meeting — the most exciting yet, CAIDA
My third FCC Technical Advisory Council meeting (3-hr. video archive
here) was the most exciting yet. The TAC's Critical Legacy Transition
working group, studying the legacy public switched telephone network,
recommended that the Council advise the FCC to set a concrete date to
sunset (shut down) the Public Switched Telephone Network
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/tac.html

802.11n support to grow 465 percent through 2015, CNET
Research firm In-Stats says 53 million wireless-N-supported devices
were available in 2010. That figure will jump to nearly 300 million in
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wifi.htm

Top 25 U.S. Online Properties, June 2011, Clickz
A look at the top 25 online properties in the U.S. during June.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/

Texas IPv6 Task Force Summit, IPv4 Depletion Site
Join us for the 3rd Texas IPv6 Task Force Summit in Austin, TX on
September 14-15 2011.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

IPv6 Fragmentation, Arbor Network
Fragmentation has been a frequent source of security vulnerabilities
in IPv4, and for good reason. With fragmented IPv4 packets, the layer
4 header information is not available in the second through the last
fragment. The process of fragmentation and fragment reassembly can
create unexpected and harmful behaviors in intermediate nodes (such
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Strickling at the Internet Governance
Forum--USA, NTIA
Thank you for the opportunity to speak once again at the IGF-USA. I
want especially to thank Marilyn Cade for her work in pulling together
the third edition of this meeting and I am glad to have had the
opportunity to speak at each of these sessions.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

South Korean Twitterers Mobilized As East Sea(Sea of Japan) Conflict
Intensifies, Global Voices
The ongoing territorial dispute over the Dokdo(Takeshima) island has
flared up as the Japanese Foreign Ministry instructed a boycott
against Korean Air for hovering over the island located in the
disputed water. Korean Twitterers have set up a special website,
IssueTok [ko], to plan a mass tweet-protest in several languages.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/asia.htm

54-Year Old School Teacher Who Doesn't Know How To Download Movies
First To Be Kicked Off The Internet In France, Techdirt
We recently noted that, over in France, under the HADOPI three strikes
regime, they had their first 10 people get their third strike, and
each was being reviewed to see if they should lose their connection.
Well, it looks like the first guy has lost his connection... and it's
a 54-year old school teacher who insists he has no idea how to
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

DMCA Takedown Used To Try To Silence Science Blogger Providing Comet
Facts, Techdirt
Another day, another case of the DMCA being used to try to censor
people. The details here are not entirely clear, but James Litwin
points us to a report about how someone -- and, tragically, the party
is never actually named -- filed a DMCA takedown notice to Blogger to
try to take down Ian Musgrave's Astroblogger site. Apparently some
folks who
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/dmca.htm

Jammie Thomas judgment lowered from $1.5 million to $54,000, CNET
The judge in the long-running copyright case has reduced a third
verdict against Jammie Thomas from $1.5 million to $54,000, calling
the jury-awarded amount "outrageously high."
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/p2p.htm

Is the internet making journalism better or worse? Yes, Gigaom
For the past several days, The Economist has been hosting a debate
between journalism professor Jay Rosen and digital skeptic and author
Nicholas Carr, as part of an ongoing series about the future of media.
The proposition tabled by the magazine was that the internet is making
journalism better rather than worse, with Rosen arguing in
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/news.htm

71% of online adults now use video-sharing sites, Pew
Fully 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites such as YouTube
and Vimeo. Rural internet users have caught up to others in their use
of these sites, and minorities are more likely than whites to visit
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

'Big Three' Weigh in on Online Privacy: FTC, FCC and NTIA Testify at
Privacy Hearing, Telecom Law Monitor
On July 14, 2011, a joint House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee
hearing focused on online privacy policy and perspectives of the 'big
three' federal agencies with potential jurisdiction over online
privacy – the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

The What and Why of NIST's Privacy Appendix, Daily Dashboard
Ron Ross, author of the National Institute of Standards and
Technology's (NIST) "Security Controls for Federal Information Systems
and Organizations" document told GovInfoSecurity that adding privacy
controls will offer a "disciplined and structured approach on how to
enforce some of the best practices that have been around for quite
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

FTC Extends Public Comment Period to August 15, 2011 for Aristotle's
Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Rule, FTC
The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is extending
until August 15, 2011, the deadline for public comments relating to a
proposed safe harbor program that Aristotle International, Inc. has
submitted for Commission approval under the Children's Online Privacy
Protection Rule.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/coppa.htm

Don't Let Congress Order Internet Companies to Spy on You — Block the
Data Retention Mandate, EFF
Mandatory data retention would force your ISP--and your workplace,
your school, your library, your corner coffee-shop with free WiFi, and
anyone else that offers you internet access--to create vast and
expensive new databases of sensitive information about you. That
information would then be available to the government, in secret and
without any
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Director of US-CERT quits abruptly, CW
Randy Vickers, the director of the U.S. Computer Emergency Response
Team (US-CERT), has resigned from his position without any official
explanation for the abrupt move.
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/dhs.htm

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