Monday, August 15, 2011

8.15 :: Bart Pulls a Mubarack :: China Gleeful :: Colleges Can Snoop :: Not the Most Exciting ::

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AT&T Accidentally Reveals That It Doesn't Need T-Mobile At All, Techdirt
One of the key talking points from AT&T in support of the T-Mobile merger is that it "needs" T-Mobile's spectrum in order to expand its planned 4G/LTE networks to cover 97% of the population. And, there's no doubt that having T-Mobile's spectrum will make it easier, but that's not the same as it being necessary. As Broadband Reports has been pointing out for a while, Verizon has less spectrum than AT&T but can cover the
http://www.techdirt.com/blog/wireless/articles/20110812/11574915494/att-accidentally-reveals-that-it-doesnt-need-t-mobile-all.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/att.htm

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash, its largest deal to date, WAPO
Google Inc. is buying cell phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in cash. It's by far Google's biggest acquisition and a sign the online search leader is serious about expanding beyond its core Internet business and setting the agenda in the fast-growing mobile market.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=70d5714760e3fb43ccd6851e3fdffc32
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/google.htm

Verizon customers see outages as worker strike continues, WAPO
As negotiations over a strike by 45,000 Verizon workers continued to sour, several thousand Washington-area customers experienced service outages caused by what the company called acts of sabotage.
http://feeds.washingtonpost.com/click.phdo?i=396bee9b136542fb0e276bf715bc5a03
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/industry/verizon.htm

China Gleefully Uses UK Desire For Censorship To Validate Its Own Censorship, Techdirt
We've talked repeatedly of the blatant hypocrisy of many Western nations talking about the importance of internet freedom and condemning China (and others) for their internet censorship... while still wanting to censor at home. As we've warned, such efforts only give repressive regimes who censor the "cover" they need to continue. And, of course, with UK politicians looking to censor the internet to try to stop the riots,
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110812/10553415491/china-gleefully-uses-uk-desire-censorship-to-validate-its-own-censorship.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/intl/china.htm

The 9th Circuit Tackles a Pair of Internet Jurisdiction Cases, Tech & Marketing Law
I'm inclined to agree with Eric that internet personal jurisdiction cases are not the most exciting....
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/08/the_9th_circuit_1.htm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/notes/jurisdiction.htm

Mobile Apps Developer Settles FTC Charges It Violated Children's Privacy Rule, FTC
Company Collected Kids' Information Without Their Parents' Consent
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2011/08/w3mobileapps.shtm
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/privacy/coppa.htm

Court Says College Can Snoop On Students' Email, Techdirt
There have been plenty of cases where courts have said that it's okay for an employer to snoop on (employer-provided) employee email accounts. And now there's a case saying basically the same thing for colleges and universities. As long as they provided the email system, there's apparently no violation of anti-snooping or data privacy laws. I definitely understand the reasoning here, though one might argue that the
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110812/02193215489/court-says-college-can-snoop-students-email.shtml
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/security/ecpa.htm

Hackers protest BART decision to block cellphones, Globe and Mail
Cyber attack comes in response to decision to block wireless service in several San Francisco stations to thwart planned protest over transit police shooting
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/sc1LTtCRNWo/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

BART Takes Heat For Shutting Down Cell Service to Quell Protest - As Anonymous Hacks BART Website in Retaliation, dslreports
While UK politicians are considering banning mobile communications during times of "unrest," some in the U.S. are going right ahead with such actions. Managers of San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) subway system are taking heat from civil liberties groups for shutting off cell service in four city subway stations in order to prevent people from protesting a shooting by a BART police officer. "BART staff or
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/BART-Takes-Heat-For-Shutting-Down-Cell-Service-to-Quell-Protest-115667
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

Hackers protest San Francisco transit decision to block cellphones, Globe and Mail
Cyber attack comes in response to decision to block wireless service in several San Francisco stations to thwart planned protest over transit police shooting
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/5dLBH9VBJrA/
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

Anonymous defaces BART site, leaks user data, CNET
Anonymous logo shows up on Bart.gov and CaliforniaAvoid.org, while user info is also leaked.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20092221-93/anonymous-defaces-bart-site-leaks-user-data/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

Anonymous breaches San Francisco's public transport site, CW
The hacking collective Anonymous released personal data on Sunday belonging to more than 2,000 public transport customers in the San Francisco area in retaliation for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system's shutdown of mobile phone service on Thursday night.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/NFMdFQH2E80/Anonymous_breaches_San_Francisco_s_public_transport_site
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

BART Pulls a Mubarak in San Francisco, EFF
This week, EFF has seen censorship stories move closer and closer to home — first Iran, then the UK, and now San Francisco, an early locus of the modern free speech movement. Operators of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) shut down cell phone service to four stations in downtown San Francisco yesterday in response to a planned protest. Last month, protesters disrupted BART service in response to the fatal
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/08/bart-pulls-mubarak-san-francisco
More Info: http://www.cybertelecom.org/states/ca.htm

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