Wednesday, August 03, 2011

8.02.11 (Oh Wait That Was Yesterday) :: Nuts to Be that Blue Line :: Maintaining Inconsistency :: Nefarious :: The Length of the Cable Matters ::

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" After each war there is a little less democracy to save." -Brooks Atkinson

FCC: Broadband delivers close to advertised speeds, CW
An FCC study says broadband providers are delivering close to advertised speeds.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/qSwsX5RLhBI/FCC_Broadband_delivers_close_to_advertised_speeds
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Broadband subscribers mostly get what they pay for, CNEt
A report from the FCC shows that on average broadband customers are getting about 80 percent of the advertised speed of broadband services. This is a huge improvement from two years ago.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20087115-266/broadband-subscribers-mostly-get-what-they-pay-for/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

I feel the need, the need for speed!, Verizon
Today, the FCC released the results of its broadband performance test program conducted this past winter by the UK firm SamKnows. SamKnows and the FCC, with the cooperation of 13 US broadband Internet Service Providers (ISPs), have learned what FiOS customers already knew – that FiOS delivers blazing fast speeds – both download and upload –
http://policyblog.verizon.com/BlogPost/821/Ifeeltheneedtheneedforspeed.aspx
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

When It Comes To Speed, Xfinity Internet Delivers, Comcast
Today, as the culmination of over a year of planning, testing, and analyzing data, the FCC released a report that confirms what our network engineers know is true — that our customers get what they pay for when it comes to their broadband speeds, plus even more with our patented PowerBoost™ technology (more on that later).
http://blog.comcast.com/2011/08/when-it-comes-to-speed-xfinity-internet-delivers.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

What Does SamKnow? Comcast Delivers Faster Speeds to More People Than Any Other ISP, Comcast
Earlier today, we told you about the Federal Communications Commission's latest report: Measuring Broadband in America — A Report on Consumer Wireline Broadband Performance in the U.S. . Well, we've had a chance to review the results, and we are very pleased to report that the FCC has not only found that ISPs in America largely deliver on their advertised speeds, but that on average Comcast's Xfinity Internet
http://blog.comcast.com/2011/08/what-does-samknow-comcast-delivers-faster-speeds-to-more-people-than-any-other-isp.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Who Knows Broadband Speeds? Sam Knows., ATT
So, the FCC/Sam Knows "Measuring Broadband America" speed test is finally finished and guess what? The Sam Knows results, which measured the actual speeds provided by ISPs to their subscribers, demonstrates that American consumers are getting the broadband speeds they're paying for. For example, most major broadband providers deliver actual speeds that are "generally 80% to 90% of advertised maximum
http://attpublicpolicy.com/uncategorized/who-knows-broadband-speeds-sam-knows/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

FCC Report on Broadband Provider Speed Tests Shows High-Quality Performance, USTelecom
Most of the country's major providers of broadband service provide Internet access service that is 80 to 90 percent of advertised speeds, according to a Federal Communications Commission report released today.
http://www.ustelecom.org/Video_Blogs/Blog/index.php/2011/08/02/fcc-report-on-broadband-provider-speed-tests-shows-high-quality-performance/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

Cablevision is biggest loser in FCC broadband speed report, Gigaom
The FCC released its first-ever "Measuring Broadband America" report (PDF) on Tuesday, offering consumers a detailed look at the performance of the 13 biggest ISPs. The good news is that most ISPs actually deliver their bits within 80 percent of the advertised speed. Even during peak hours, when America is busy streaming movies from Netflix, most customers won't notice much of a difference. But there's bad
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/W07FDlBIzyA/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/

FCC asked to halt GPS-jamming network, AOPA
The Federal Communications Commission, now in possession of clear evidence that a proposed mobile communications network jams GPS signals, should recall approval it granted network venture LightSquared, and begin a full rulemaking process in the case, said AOPA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
http://www.aopa.org/advocacy/articles/2011/110801fcc-asked-to-halt-gps-jamming-network.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

The FCC's New Network Semi-Neutrality Order Maintains Inconsistency in the Broadband World, NC JOLT
On December 23, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") issued a new Internet Order designed to regulate broadband access providers to further the principle of networkneutrality. The Order imposes regulations on broadband access providers for the first time, seeking to maintain the free and
http://www.ncjolt.org/abstracts/volume-12/ncjoltonlineed/p199
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

The Nefarious AntiCybersquatter Consumer Protect Act :: A Draft TPRC Paper, Cybertelecom
So (as previously reported) a guy walks into a bar... webdesigner shop. The guy, we'll call him Paul, contracts with Dan, a webdesigner, to make a fabulous website for Paul's company FOOBAR. The two parties agree that Dan shall register the domain name FOOBAR.FOO and make a website for Paul in exchange for $100. Dan sets to work, registering the domain name, designing the website, and making
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CybertelecomBlog/~3/7oXzg7Fdhg8/wayward-anticybersquatter-consumer.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/acpa.htm

in response to NTIA on IANA functions, CAIDA
In response to the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration's recent Further Notice of Inquiry on the Internet Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions [Docket No. 110207099-1319-0], I submitted the following comment:
http://blog.caida.org/best_available_data/2011/08/02/in-response-to-ntia-on-iana-functions/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

Google+ speeds to 25 million users in first month, CNEt
Growing at around 1 million members per day, Google+ had captured 25 million visitors as of July 24, becoming the fastest site to reach that level, according to ComScore.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20087374-93/google-speeds-to-25-million-users-in-first-month/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

This Week in Internet Censorship: China, India, and Faith-Based Censorship, EFF
The world's largest democracy has been known to censor online content from time to time, typically under the guise of national security or obscenity. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team is tasked with issuing blocking orders, while Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure allows police commissioners to identify and order the blocking of material that contains a threat or nuisance to society.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/week-internet-censorship-china-india-and-faith
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/

Court Shuts Down Zediva: Apparently The Length Of The Cable Determines If Something Is Infringing, Techdirt
A few months ago we wrote about the new online movie rental site, Zediva, noting how it demonstrated some of the ridiculous nature of copyright. That's because Zediva worked by setting up a single DVD player with the DVD of the movie the user wanted to rent being put into that player, and then streamed from that player. In other words, their argument (based on the Cablevision ruling), was that as long as they were doing
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110802/02374615353/court-shuts-down-zediva-apparently-length-cable-determines-if-something-is-infringing.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/copyright.htm

Using Fair Use to Stop a Copyright Troll from Threatening Hyperlinkers, NC JOLT
Righthaven, a recently created company, has filed hundreds of copyright infringement claims against blogs and other small Web sites for posting content from copyrighted news articles online. These claims—filed without any cease and desist letters to warn potential infringers—demand not only high monetary damages, but
http://www.ncjolt.org/abstracts/volume-12/ncjoltonlineed/p155
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ip/link.htm

Study: Online video reinforces TV viewing, Lost Remote
A new study by CTAM (the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) asked people how they use YouTube, Hulu, Netflix and iTunes in conjunction with TV viewing.
http://www.lostremote.com/2011/08/02/study-online-video-reinforces-tv-viewing/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/media/video.htm

South Korea regulator fines Apple over collection of iPhone user information, Globe and Mail
Korea Communications Commission's token fine might influence regulators elsewhere
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/Y4wgIrxeQGU/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

Apple fined $2,800 for location tracking, CNET
Company's South Korea unit was fined 3 million South Korean won following the company's location-tracking troubles earlier this year.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20087398-17/apple-fined-$2800-for-location-tracking/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/

'Biggest' cyber attack revealed, BBC
The UN and the International Olympic Committee were among those targeted by one of the largest series of cyber attacks ever, security firm McAfee says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-14387559
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

U.S. government agencies descend on Defcon to recruit hackers, Globe and Mail
NSA, NASA, Department of Defense seeking 'cyber warriors' to augment ranks
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/eZbeO1UeFmo/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/cyberwar.htm

Data Retention Bill Draws Fire, Daily Dashboard
A bill aimed at curbing child pornography has drawn criticism from privacy advocates for requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to retain personal data on temporarily assigned network addresses for 12 months, reports InfoWorld. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are speaking out against the bill, saying it would open up the data to abuse and misuse. "Essentially what
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_08_2_data_retention_bill_draws_fire/#When:16:16:50Z
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/records.htm

Newt Gingrich's Twitter follower count under scrutiny, WAPO
An anonymously sourced report in Gawker on Monday raised questions about presidential hopeful and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's Twitter account.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=570cc2a2cd65b861d6500c861b7b8454
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/

Newt Gingrich accused of Twitter follower fraud, CNET
Gawker and an anonymous ex-staffer of Newt Gingrich are accusing the presidential candidate of buying more than a million (fake) followers on Twitter.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20087188-93/newt-gingrich-accused-of-twitter-follower-fraud/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/vote/

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