Monday, August 01, 2011

8.1 :: Wants to Remain the Envy of the World :: Seething Anger :: Sockpuppets Work :: Warrantless Seizures ::

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Desktop Destroyer "Google has been DEFEATED!" (Youtube Video)
http://youtu.be/gQiiENkDx5Q

FAA weighs in on LightSquared alternate plan, Flightglobal
The US FAA says an alternate operational proposal by wholesale broadband provider LightSquared would likely cause timing issues with its terminal, enroute and oceanic air traffic control systems, among other impacts to safety of flight systems.
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/07/29/360154/faa-weighs-in-on-lightsquared-alternate-plan.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/gps.htm

CTIA calls on Obama to provide leadership in clearing spectrum, Fierce Broadband
CTIA wrote an open letter to President Obama asking for his leadership in directing the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to clear unused and underutilized spectrum bands below 3 GHz--a move the trade association contends will further the FCC's National Broadband Plan. "The U.S. wireless industry wants to remain the envy of the world by continuing to offer our
http://www.fiercebroadbandwireless.com/story/ctia-calls-obama-provide-leadership-clearing-spectrum/2011-07-29?utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Mobile Internet cost around the world [Infographics], Gigaom
How much does 2 GB of mobile data cost around the world? Folks from Android Fanatic took a look and presented their results in this infographic. Not surprisingly, Japan, Sweden and South Korea — three of the most advanced wireless societies — have the lowest bandwidth prices, and they all are offering what is being dubbed 4G wireless broadband.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OmMalik/~3/crEgAkPr3UU/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

Is Net neutrality blocking FCC spectrum auctions?, CNET
The FCC is making the case for new authority to auction spectrum critical for mobile broadband growth. But the agency doesn't seem to realize the extent of Congress' seething anger over 2010's "Net neutrality" rules.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20085054-38/is-net-neutrality-blocking-fcc-spectrum-auctions/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/broadband/wireless.htm

No Private Right of Action for Communications Decency Act :: Ashland Hospital v. Intl Bro of Electrical Workers 575 (Case Summary), Cybertelecom
Background: Plaintiff Ashland Hospital Corporation d/b/a King's Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) filed suit against International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 575 (IBEW), asserting a "harassment" count citing the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA), 47 U.S.C. § 223 et seq Plaintiff also filed suit against other parties and brought other causes of action (we are just interested in
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CybertelecomBlog/~3/l_MwcDIEiCc/no-private-right-of-action-for.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/cda-up.htm

A New Way Around Internet Censorship?, NPR
New software being developed at the University of Michigan aims to defeat Internet censorship by turning the entire Internet into an anti-censorship device.
http://www.npr.org/2011/07/31/138872976/a-new-way-around-internet-censorship?ft=1&f=1019
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/cda/filters.htm

Net neutrality: the disaster that keeps on giving, TLF
On CNET this morning, I argue that delay in approving FCC authority for voluntary incentive auctions is largely the fault of last year's embarrassing net neutrality rulemaking.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techliberation/~3/I91RHV2X1aA/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutral.htm

Public Knowledge Backs Full Disclosure On Net Neutrality Rulemaking, PK
Earlier today, House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (MI), Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (OR) and Oversight Subcommittee Chairman Stearns (FL) sent a lengthy letter to the FCC asking for documents and communications related to the Commission's Net Neutrality rule.
http://feeds.publicknowledge.org/~r/publicknowledge-main/~3/8ZdyUtLTNKk/public-knowledge-backs-full-disclosure-net-neutral
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/ci/neutralnprm.htm

Facebook Files Cybersquatting Lawsuit Regarding 104 Typographical Variations of Facebook.com, Cybersquatting
Typosquatting is one of the most nefarious forms of cybersquatting. Companies continue to struggle with the sheer volume of domain names registered by cybersquatters which incorporate all or part of their registered trademarks. Facebook, which has not been particularly aggressive..
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/traverselegal/domainnamedispute/~3/VWypRcI6iN8/facebook-files-cybersquatting-lawsuit-regarding-104-typographical-variations-of-facebookcom.html
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/acpa.htm

Comparing IPv4 and IPv6 Performance, Circleid
The active measurements the RIPE NCC carried out on World IPv6 Day on 8 June 2011 included ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) and ICMP6 (ICMP for IPv6) measurements from our vantage points to selected hostnames of World IPv6 Day participants and other dual-stacked parties. We used these measurements to determine the performance of IPv4 versus IPv6 connections.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110101_comparing_ipv4_and_ipv6_performance/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ipv6.htm

The Internet Society responds to the Further Notice of Inquiry on the IANA Functions, ISOC
No description
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=4253
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/dns/ntia.htm

Data Centers' Power Use Less Than Was Expected, NYT
Data centers' unquenchable thirst for power has been slaked by the recession and new technology, a report says.
http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=39204e223e9169380374389790f5f581
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/environment.htm

Astroturfing Works - Study Shows Users Impacted by Faux Facts, dslreports
User uid://475168 writes in: "Ars Technica reports on a Canadian study that indicates that in some cases astroturfing can be successful in changing a reader's opinion in favor of the astroturfing organization's viewpoint. In the war for public opinion it may soon become expedient to more stridently point out that a particular web site or organization is actually an astroturfer rather than a legitimate grassroots organization."
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Astroturfing-Works-115417
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/

AT&T to throttle big users of unlimited data, CW
AT&T announced service throttling for the heaviest users of its unlimited mobile data plans on Friday, saying the only way to truly solve its bandwidth crunch is for regulators to approve its merger with T-Mobile USA.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/DSuze3438R0/AT_T_to_throttle_big_users_of_unlimited_data
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

U.S. Senate panel schedules Google antitrust hearing, Globe and Mail
FTC looking at Google for antitrust violations; Google says it will co-operate with probes
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/GT2yI3cw5fs/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

With LightSquared deal, Sprint gives in to LTE, CW
Sprint's decision to strike a deal with LightSquared today was a tacit admission that its early adoption of WiMax has not worked out as well as intended.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/baDYTyJ9Ujg/With_LightSquared_deal_Sprint_gives_in_to_LTE
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/sprint.htm

Google+ to delete private profiles starting yesterday, CNET
Google had said it planned to start deleting Google+ profiles that had not been made public beginning sometime after yesterday, July 31. It's unclear whether this has started happening yet.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20086320-93/google-to-delete-private-profiles-starting-yesterday/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

GAO Audits Gov't Agencies' Social Media Policies, Daily Dashboard
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has audited the social media policies and procedures of 23 government agencies and issued a 90-page report disclosing the results. The GAO's information security director writes, "Without establishing guidance and assessing risks specific to social media, agencies cannot be assured that they are adequately meeting their responsibilities to manage and preserve federal
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_07_29_gao_audits_govt_agencies_social_media_policies/#When:16:21:50Z
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/socialnetworks.htm

Two Cybersecurity Bills Introduced in Senate, Daily Dashboard
TechJournal South reports that two bills focusing on data breach response have been introduced into the U.S. Senate. One bill, introduced by Sens. Thomas Carper (D-DE) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), would require financial institutions, retailers and federal agencies to protect personal information, investigate breaches and notify customers of a breach. "We need to replace the current patchwork of state and federal regula
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_07_29_two_cybersecurity_bills_introduced_in_senate/#When:16:28:42Z
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/

Feds Defend Seizure of WikiLeaks Supporter's Laptop, Wired
The Justice Department on Thursday fired back against a lawsuit filed by a WikiLeaks supporter and friend of accused leaker Bradley Manning over the warrantless seizure of his laptop, arguing that they held onto the machine for a lengthy 49 days only because he refused to provide the password, and because his dual-boot Linux/Windows configuration ...
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/Z80CLiYF5PQ/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/bigbrother.htm

Judiciary Committee Passes Data Retention Bill, Daily Dashboard
The House Judiciary Committee has passed HR 1981 after defeating an amendment that would have placed limits on Internet service providers' (ISPs) requirement in the proposed law to retain IP addresses for one year and make them available to law enforcement by an administrative subpoena. If approved, the Protecting Children from Internet Pornographers Act would eliminate law enforcement's need for court orders to
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_07_29_judiciary_committee_passes_data_retention_bill/#When:16:31:17Z
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/records.htm

House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill, CNET
By a 19 to 10 vote, a House committee votes to require Internet service providers to keep track of what their users are doing for one year in case it would be useful for future police investigations.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20084939-281/house-panel-approves-broadened-isp-snooping-bill/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/records.htm

EFF Warns Congress: Data Retention Would Endanger Privacy, Gain Little, EFF
EFF has joined civil liberties and consumer organizations in publicly opposing H.R. 1981, a bill that would threaten online privacy and anonymous speech by requiring Internet service providers (ISPs) to retain logs of customer-identifying information that can be tied to the web sites that you read and the content that you post online.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/07/data-retention
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/records.htm

NARUC: FCC Must Consider All Proposals, Including State Plan, to Reform Universal Service, NARUC
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statement in response to an industry supported proposal made today on Universal Service and Intercarrier Compensation reform:
http://www.naruc.org/News/default.cfm?pr=266
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/usf/rural.htm

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