Friday, July 08, 2011

7.8 :: Group Slams Plan :: Continuing the Slow March :: Wonderful Things :: Strike a Deal :: Many Murky Areas :: Win the Future :: I'm Not a Hacker; I'm a Security Professional ::

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CyberTelecom News
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Sen. Grassley: FCC Owes Answer to LightSquared GPS Query, Wireless Week
The ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, is taking the FCC to task for ignoring his questions on the agency's decision to grant LightSquared a conditional waiver to deploy land-based LTE service in spectrum formerly reserved for satellite communications.
http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2011/07/Policy-and-Industry-Sen-Grassley-FCC-LightSquared-GPS-Query-Government/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

LightSquared tries to appease GPS opponents, CNET
LightSquared says it has formed a rural initiative to ensure that its wireless network doesn't interfere with GPS systems.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20077556-94/lightsquared-tries-to-appease-gps-opponents/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Former Sen. Dorgan joins wireless startup, Hill
Telecommunications startup LightSquared announced Thursday that former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and other retired lawmakers will serve on the advisory board of a new initiative to resolve problems with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in rural areas.
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/170225-former-sen-dorgan-joins-wireless-startup
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

GPS group slams LightSquared's new plan, CW
A group of GPS vendors and users has challenged mobile startup LightSquared's credibility in a response to the company's new plan for a hybrid satellite and LTE mobile network.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/0ADYNLCd5Ec/GPS_group_slams_LightSquared_s_new_plan
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

Upton, Walden Statement on Estimated Burden of FCC's Internet Rules, House Commerce
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http://republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/News/PRArticle.aspx?NewsID=8783
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Net Neutrality Lands at OMB, CommLawBlog
Next round of Paperwork Reduction Act review of the "open Internet" information collection requirements starts at OMB.
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/fWobZ0qdzR0/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Net Neutrality Order Moves a Step Closer to Publication, Telecom Law Monitor
Continuing the slow march to Federal Register publication -- and certain court challenge -- of the Net Neutrality rules, the FCC today published notices of the two information collection provisions subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The notices address the formal complaint rules for violations of the new requirements and the public
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/TelecomLawMonitor/~3/_wDCqLpcW40/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Verizon confirms tiered data plans and hot-spot charge for July 7, CNET
The carrier bids farewell to unlimited data plans this week and says hello to usage-based options. Verizon also is adding a charge to use its mobile hot-spot feature.
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-20076938-251/verizon-confirms-tiered-data-plans-and-hot-spot-charge-for-july-7/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/tiers.htm

The AT&T/T-Mobile Fine Print, TFTSF
Anyone who has a service contract with AT&T knows that there are two parts: the advertisement and the fine print. The advertisement promises all kinds of wonderful things. The fine print explains how AT&T really has no legal obligation to…
http://tales-of-the-sausage-factory.wetmachine.com/content/the-attt-mobile-fine-print
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

The Future of the Internet Economy: Chapter 2, Potaroo
The OECD held a "high-level" meeting in June 2011 that was intended to build upon the OECD Ministerial on The Future of the Internet Economy held in Seoul, Korea in June 2008. I was invited to attend this meeting, focussing on the Internet's potential for generating innovation and economic growth as part of the delegation from the Internet Technical Advisory
http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2011-07/oecdhlm.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

To Slow Piracy, Internet Providers Ready Penalties, NYT
Internet providers agreed to a system to identify those suspected of digital copyright infringement and impose progressively harsher consequences.
http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=d0c50258d6d8f029708428782f72e3f6
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Teaming Up to Address Online Theft of Content, CableTechTalk
Today, the film, television, music and ISP industries announced a landmark agreement on a common framework for "Copyright Alerts" – a state-of-the-art system similar to credit card fraud alerts – that will educate and notify Internet subscribers when their
http://www.cabletechtalk.com/ncta-actions/2011/07/07/teaming-up-to-address-online-theft-of-content/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Letter on PROTECT IP Act, info/law
David Post, Mark Lemley, and David Levine have drafted a terrific letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously and seemed headed for President Obama's desk until Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on it. I've signed the letter, along with pretty much every other Internet law and IP professor out there. There are three
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/infolaw/2011/07/06/letter-on-protect-ip-act/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

In historic agreement, American ISPs agree to police their users for copyright interests, IGP
America's largest ISPs - AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon - have agreed to actively police their users on behalf of copyright owners. Their cartel-like agreement makes it impossible for most American Internet users to punish them by switching to less intrusive ISPs. The big five have agreed to pass along alerts when copyright holders accuse
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/IGPBlog/~3/W8-CroogPo4/4853901.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

ISPs and Copyright Owners Strike a Deal, CDT
Today, after over two years of periodic rumors and reports that something like this was in the works, major ISPs joined RIAAand MPAA in announcing an agreement to cooperate on a system of escalating "copyright alerts" to suspected infringers.
http://cdt.org/blogs/david-sohn/isps-and-copyright-owners-strike-deal
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

The Many Murky Areas Of Senator Klobuchar's "Anti-Streaming" Bill, PK
Introduced in May and sponsored by Senator Amy Klobuchar, bill S. 978 has been the talk of the tech blogs lately. The bill seeks to change the rules regarding criminal copyright enforcement, adjusting which types of infringement constitute a felony with significant jail time. Reactions to the bill have displayed a good deal of alarm. We're here to sort fact from fiction as best
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/teVObh3-i9A/many-murky-areas-senator-klobuchar%E2%80%99s-anti-str
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

White House: we "win the future" by making ISPs into copyright cops, Ars Technica
The White House likes the newly announced "six strikes" voluntary agreement announced today between major copyright holders and Internet access providers. That's no surprise—the US administration helped to broker the deal.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/white-house-we-win-the-future-by-making-isps-into-copyright-enforcers.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

The Content Industry and ISPs Announce a "Common Framework for Copyright Alerts": What Does it Mean for Users?, EFF
A coalition of content industry players and ISPs today announced an anticipated collaborative effort to "curb online content theft," described in more detail on a dedicated website for the initiative. The PR materials put out by the group are more telling for what they don't say than what they do.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/content-industry-and-isps-announce-common
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

FCC commissioner blasts his agency for over-regulation, Hill
Republican Federal Communications Commission member Robert McDowell took his agency to task for issuing too many burdensome regulations in testimony before a House subcommittee on Thursday.
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/170159-fcc-commissioner-blasts-his-agency-for-over-regulation
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/fcc.htm

Privacy and Data Security: Protecting Consumers in the Modern World, Senate Commerce
Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today announced a full committee hearing on privacy and data security. The hearing will examine how entities collect, maintain, secure, and use personal information in today's economy and whether consumers are adequately protected under current law. The Commerce Committee will hear from
http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Hearings&ContentRecord_id=e2c2a2ca-91d6-48a2-b5ea-b5c4104bdb97
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

EFF Urges Senators to Recognize Need for Updated Privacy Laws, EFF
EFF and other privacy and consumer groups like Privacy Rights Clearinghouse and Consumer Action have publicly responded to industry allegations that effective privacy regulations would harm the economy and innovation. A letter by sixteen trade groups—including the American Advertising Federation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—addressed to
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/eff-urges-senators-recognize-need-updated-privacy
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Has Dropbox set the stage for a privacy revolution?, Gigaom
Life has been something of a rollercoaster ride for Dropbox lately. In May, the consumer cloud-storage service was hit with an FTC complaint based on allegedly misleading contractual language about data security. Last month, a group of consumers filed a class-action lawsuit against Dropbox for how it handled a temporary security hole in the service.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/WU-Sqva4j5g/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Kevin Mitnick shows how easy it is to hack a phone, CNET
Famed hacker shows how easy it is for anyone, not just British tabloid journalists, to access a stranger's mobile phone voice mail.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20077732-245/kevin-mitnick-shows-how-easy-it-is-to-hack-a-phone/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/hacker.htm

Congress Tries To Hide Massive Data Retention Law By Pretending It's An Anti-Child Porn Law, Techdirt
We all know the cynical and obnoxious trick by politicians to get questionable laws passed by claiming that it's "for the children." The latest, however, is particularly nefarious. Some politicians (and lots of folks in law enforcement) have been pushing for the US government to adopt data retention laws for years. These laws would require online service providers to
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110707/04402514995/congress-tries-to-hide-massive-data-retention-law-pretending-its-anti-child-porn-law.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/records.htm

FCC Targets Spoofing, CommLawBlog
It's not nice to try to fool caller ID services – in fact, it's now illegal, with violators looking at possible $10K penalties.
http://feeds.lexblog.com/~r/CommLawBlog/~3/8juG6zIKyro/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/spam/

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