Tuesday, July 05, 2011

7.5 :: More Turbulence :: We Can Fix It :: So Now What? :: Industry Rages :: Ready, Set, Sue! ::

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CyberTelecom News
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LightSquared faces more turbulence over GPS, CW
There's little disagreement about what a test report expected this week will say about LightSquared's proposed LTE network: It knocks out GPS on many devices. There's far less consensus about what causes the problem and what to do about it.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/aKZ-XFPShIY/LightSquared_faces_more_turbulence_over_GPS
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

LightSquared to FCC: We can fix GPS issues, CNET
The start-up files its alternative plan with the FCC as it looks to clear the way to build a 4G wireless network. The GPS community says the latest proposal is not enough.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20075841-266/lightsquared-to-fcc-we-can-fix-gps-issues/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

LightSquared interferes with GPS, so now what?, Gigaom
LightSquared filed a report on Thursday that showsits planned wholesale LTE wireless network would interfere with existing GPS equipment, and suggested a three-part plan to resolve the issue. The report, filed with the FCC, could throw the operation of LightSquared's network into some doubt. But Feld argues in this post that the bigger issue here isn't so much
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/rGpv_N6_f_A/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

GPS industry rages: LightSquared 4G network would "defy" laws of physics, Ars Technica
The GPS wars are heating up again. LightSquared, a newish company that wants to build a $14 billion open access satellite/4G LTE broadband network over the next eight years, has a problem: its terrestrial base stations appear to wreak havoc with some GPS devices—but the company blames GPS makers for the
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/how-gps-interference-could-derail-a-new-national-4g-networkgps-industry-rages-lightsquared-4g-network-would-defy-laws-of-physics.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

COMMENT DEADLINES ESTABLISHED REGARDING THE GPS-LIGHTSQUARED TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP REPORT, FCC
(Dkt No 11-109 ). Comments Due: 07/30/2011. Reply Comments Due: 08/15/2011.
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-11-1133A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Meeting, NTIA
The Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee will meet July 27, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mountain Daylight Savings Time at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences, 325 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado. The Committee will receive recommendations from sub-committees on matters related to the accomplishment of the President's ten-year goal of identifing 500 megahertz for wireless broadband.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2011/FR_CSMAC_July2011_Meeting_Notice.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Kerry, Rockefeller, Franken, Colleagues Fight for Net Neutrality Protections, US Commerce Committee
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), Chairman of the Commerce Committee, along with eight senior Committee members, today opposed efforts to cut funding to secure an open Internet.
http://commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=9c789cc7-607d-4a8b-bb72-df318960830a
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

McDowell: FCC Neutrality Rules Won't Hold - He's Probably Right, and Verizon Will Likely Be the One Who Kills Them, dslreports
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell voted against the agency's network neutrality rules (which don't really do much anyway), and now has told Fox News he thinks there's a "better than average chance" that a court, likely the D.C. circuit, will stay the FCC's network neutrality rules. The irony in all of this of course is that the rules, which were crafted with massive
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/McDowell-FCC-Neutrality-Rules-Wont-Hold-114980
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Ready, set, sue! Net neutrality rules almost official, Gigaom
The Federal Communications Commission sent its net neutrality rules on their final steps to becoming a real law on Thursday. The agency sent the rules to the Office of Management and Budget to ensure it complies with arcane paper reduction rules and then the rules are on their way to printing in the Federal Register. Once that happens, anyone can file a lawsuit and get the ball rolling on testing these things in court.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/r6Qox3aK7SE/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Net Neutrality Update, Telecom Law Monitor
After months of waiting for the FCC to publish its Net Neutrality Order in the Federal Register, the FCC has finally . . . released a clarification of the disclosure rules that will eventually apply. The action does not indicate when Federal Registerpublication will occur, but, buried in the clarification is an announcement that the FCC will release results of its own broadband
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/TelecomLawMonitor/~3/Yp_rsnVnQJE/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

The FCC and Net Neutrality: "Reducing" Paperwork, CommLawBlog
Bureau releases tentative – and temporary – guide for compliance with transparency rules
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/2zQGhtr1OFc/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

FCC REQUESTS NOMINATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP ON OPEN INTERNET ADVISORY COMMITTEE, FCC
(DA No. 11-1149). (Dkt No 09-191 07-52 ). CGB
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-11-1149A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

FCC ENFORCEMENT BUREAU AND OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL ISSUE ADVISORY GUIDANCE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH OPEN INTERNET TRANSPARENCY RULE., FCC
(DA No. 11-1148). (Dkt No 09-191 07-52 ).
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-11-1148A1.pdf
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

200 million Tweets per day, Twitter
Halfway through 2011, users on Twitter are now sending 200 million Tweets per day. For context on the speed of Twitter's growth, in January of 2009, users sent two million Tweets a day, and one year ago they posted 65 million a day.
http://blog.twitter.com/2011/06/200-million-tweets-per-day.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/data/statapps.htm

2011 Global IPv6 Survey Now Open, ARIN
No description
https://www.arin.net/announcements/2011/20110701.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Tracking IPv6 Evolution: Data We Have and Data We Need, CAIDA
Published in ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review (CCR) Volume 41, No. 3. pp 43-48 in July 2011. Note that the version of the paper hosted at CAIDA includes color figures, while the CCR version has the figures in black and white.
http://www.caida.org/publications/papers/2011/tracking_ipv6_evolution/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

Judge declines to dismiss Wi-Fi sniffing lawsuit against Google, Fierce Broadband
A district judge declined to dismiss a class-action lawsuit against Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) that accuses the search giant of violating wiretap laws when it inadvertently collected Wi-Fi data traveling over unsecure access points.
http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/judge-declines-dismiss-wi-fi-sniffing-lawsuit-against-google/2011-07-05?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Judge to Google: sniffing even open WiFi networks may be wiretapping, Ars Technica
When a homeowner runs an open, unencrypted wireless network and Google sniffs the packets from that network, has wiretapping taken place? Or did the openness of the network remove the user's reasonable expectation of privacy?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/judge-tells-google-sniffing-even-open-wifi-networks-may-be-wiretapping.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Internet economy: New framework for an open Internet agreed at OECD, OECD
OECD governments and other stakeholders have created a new framework to promote a more transparent, open Internet at a two-day meeting in Paris.
http://www.oecd.org/topic/0,3699,en_2649_37441_1_1_1_1_37441,00.html?rssChId=37441#48289776
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

Homeland Security Working Hard To Make Sure No One Wants To Use .com Or .net Domains, Techdirt
Remember Erik Barnett? He's the deputy director of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) unit, who seems to have a way with words. He's the guy who admitted that Homeland Security was censoring websites because entertainment companies asked them to. He's also the guy who lied about whether or not anyone was challenging domain seizures when he knew those challenges were underway.
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110705/02241714968/homeland-security-working-hard-to-make-sure-no-one-wants-to-use-com-net-domains.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Senator Leahy Praises US Gov't Censorship Of Websites As ICE Takes Another Victory Lap, Techdirt
It really would be kind of funny to watch the US government congratulate itself for censorship of websites if it wasn't just kind of sad. At a Senate Judiciary committee hearing on intellectual property issues, Senator Patrick Leahy (top 3 campaign contribution sources: lawyers, entertainment industry, lobbyists -- you can't make this stuff up) praised administration officials
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110622/23544914820/senator-leahy-praises-us-govt-censorship-websites-as-ice-takes-another-victory-lap.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Law Professors Come Out Against PROTECT IP, Techdirt
Another day, another constituency speaking out against PROTECT IP and the damage that it will do. This time, it's a large group of law professors (over 90 have signed on so far), including some big names. The professors' full letter is embedded below, but the key points are found right at the beginning:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110705/01205814962/law-professors-come-out-against-protect-ip.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Consumer Confidence in Internet Marketplace Depends on Privacy Protections FTC Tells Senate Commerce Committee, FTC
The Federal Trade Commission today told Congress that consumers must be confident that their privacy will be protected if they are to be willing to take advantage of all the benefits offered by the Internet marketplace.
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/06/privacytestimony.shtm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

FPF Issues Statement on FCC & FTC Location Based Services Forum:, FPF
Leaders of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a privacy think tank whose Advisory Board includes privacy scholars, privacy advocates and corporate privacy officers, made the following statements in relation to today's FCC & FTC Forum on Location Based Services:
http://www.futureofprivacy.org/2011/06/28/fpf-issues-statement-on-fcc-ftc-location-based-services-forum/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

FTC reportedly investigating Twitter, CW
The Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into Twitter, according to a report from the Business Insider website.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/xFNx8-VJ4Iw/FTC_reportedly_investigating_Twitter
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

Protect Your Computer and Phone from Illegal Police Searches, EFF
Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. Can police officers enter your home to search your laptop? Do you have to give law enforcement officials your encryption keys or passwords? If you are pulled over when driving, can the officer search your cell phone?
http://www.eff.org/press/archives/2011/06/27
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/bigbrother.htm

Breaking the Nazis' Enigma codes at Bletchley Park (photos), CNET
Road Trip 2011: Many say World War II would have lasted two more years if master British code breakers, led by Alan Turing, and using information and devices from Polish mathematicians, hadn't solved the Germans' secret cyphers.
http://news.cnet.com/2300-13772_3-10008455.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/crypto.htm

Robert Morris, Pioneer in Computer Security, Dies at 78, NYT
Mr. Morris, once chief scientist of the National Security Agency's computer security center, helped plan electronic attacks on Saddam Hussein's government.
http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=de4de09481a8fd6ab3ce2032dabc6532
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

FCC: Broadband Access for Rural Americans Improves, USTelecom
The United States has made considerable progress during the past two years toward making sure that rural areas of the country have access to widely available and affordable broadband Internet service.
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/06/23/fcc-broadband-access-for-rural-americans-improves/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/rural.htm

The ACLU is Looking for a Technologist/Senior Policy Analyst, TLF
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members, and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Speech, Privacy and Technology Project of the ACLU's National office in New York City is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Technologist / Senior Policy Analyst.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techliberation/~3/t42C8aMqgrs/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/

FCC Adopts Anti-Spoofing Rules Implementing Truth In Caller ID Act, Telecom Law Monitor
Implementing the Truth in Caller ID Act passed last December, the FCC adopted rules prohibiting the fraudulent manipulation of caller ID information. These so-called anti-"spoofing" rules track the statutory language to prohibit any person from "knowingly transmit[ing] misleading or inaccurate caller identification information with the intent to defraud, cause harm, or
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/TelecomLawMonitor/~3/ygytBZ57t74/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/

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