Monday, November 07, 2011

11.7 :: Dont Do What Johnny Wifi Dont :: 3000 Sign Whitehouse.gov petition Seeking "Vapid Response" :: Occupy Hollywood :: Turning Parents into Liars and Criminals ::

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Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius

Wi-Fi security do's and don'ts, CW
Wi-Fi is inherently susceptible to hacking and eavesdropping, but it
can be secure if you use the right security measures. Unfortunately,
the Web is full of outdated advice and myths. But here are some do's
and don'ts of Wi-Fi security, addressing some of these myths.
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/uXI2s1CexKk/Wi_Fi_security_do_s_and_don_ts

Net Neutrality and Regulatory Reform, Tech Liberation Front
The Senate might vote this week on Sen. Hutchison's resolution of
disapproval for the FCC's net neutrality rules. If ever there was a
regulation that showed why independent regulatory agencies ought to be
required to conduct solid regulatory analysis before writing a
regulation, net neutrality is it.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techliberation/~3/ybC8ysjixds/

Sen. Kerry Speaks Out for Net Neutrality, Save the Internet
Sen. John Kerry -- a longtime Net Neutrality champion -- today sent out
a letter to his Senate colleagues urging them to vote "no" on an
upcoming resolution of disapproval that would wreck our ability to
communicate online.
http://www.savetheinternet.com/blog/11/11/04/sen-kerry-speaks-out-net-neutrality

Brazil Facing Massive DNS Poisoning Attacks, CircleID
Fabio Assolini of Kaspersky Lab report: "In the past few days several
Brazilian ISPs have fallen victim to a series of DNS cache poisoning
attacks. These attacks see users being redirected to install malware
before connecting to popular sites. Some incidents have also featured
attacks on network devices, where routers or modems are compromised
remotely. Brazil has some big ISPs. Official statistics suggest the
country has 73 million computers
http://www.circleid.com/posts/brazil_facing_massive_dns_poisoning_attacks/

Time To Embrace IPv6, Not To Run From It, Forbes
Guest post written by Matthew Prince
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2011/11/06/time-to-embrace-ipv6-not-to-run-from-it/

IPv4 Historical Imbalances and the Threat to IPv6, CircleID
It is an open secret that the current state of IPv4 allocation
contains many accidental historical imbalances and in particular
developing countries who wish to use IPv4 are disadvantaged by the
lack of addresses available through ordinary allocation and are forced
into purchasing addresses on the open market. As most of the addresses
for sale are held by organisations based in the developed world, this
amounts to a transfer of wealth from the developing
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20111106_ipv4_historical_imbalances_and_the_threat_to_ipv6/

3,000 sign whitehouse.gov petition seeking "vapid response," cookies,
Ars Technica
A feature on the White House's website designed to encourage citizens
to interact with the administration has become what every very public
forum on the Internet eventually becomes: a target for trolls.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/11/over-21000-sign-whitehousegov-petition-seeking-vapid-response-cookies.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss

Level3 Suffers Brief But Massive Outage - Knocks ISPs Like Time Warner
Cable Offline, DSLReports
As users in our Time Warner Cable forum can attest, Level3 appears to
have suffered a massive outage today that knocked some ISPs, like Time
Warner Cable, offline completely for a brief while. A Time Warner
Cable employee has confirmed on Twitter that the company suffered from
an outage that impacted "most of our service areas." Most
http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Level3-Suffers-Brief-But-Massive-Outage-116933

Congress's Piracy Blacklist Plan: A Cure Worse than the Disease?, Tech
Liberation Front
Over at TIME.com Techland, I write about the newly introduced Stop
Online Piracy Act and the renewed push for a "rogue website" law.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techliberation/~3/ic4o71dsUx4/

Good News/Bad News About the Number of Blogs Eligible for the 17 USC
512 Safe Harbor, Tech & Marketing Law Blog
My 2006 article about blog law included the following passage
(footnotes omitted): few blogs satisfy the numerous...
http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2011/11/goodbad_news_ab.htm

The Secret Behind SOPA Defense: Insist That It Doesn't Say What It
Actually Says, Techdirt
I'm beginning to notice a disturbing pattern in those who defend SOPA
(formerly the E-PARASITE Act, until someone realized just how bad that
looked). The text of the law makes massive changes to the regulatory
framework of the internet, to the point that it raises some serious
constitutional questions (should it ever actually pass). However,
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111104/23411816644/secret-behind-sopa-defense-insist-that-it-doesnt-say-what-it-actually-says.shtml

David Post: Occupy Hollywood (and stop SOPA), Center for Internet and Society
Last July, I signed on to a letter from more than 100 law professors
urging Congress to reject the PROTECT-IP Act. A new version of that
bill -- referred to as both the E-PARASITE Act and SOPA -- was
introduced in the House last week, and it is even more dangerous than
its predecessors.
http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/node/6752

Why Blogs Can't Be Trusted, or: 'Statements Made Here Are Not Likely
Provable Assertions of Fact', Citizens Media Law Project
The refrain that bloggers can't be trusted to produce accurate,
factual information and reporting is a familiar one. Now, though,
courts are beginning to give the cliche some legal bite. While in the
short run those cases are wins for the individual bloggers involved,
the bigger picture suggests that we shouldn't be too quick to
celebrate.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CitizenMediaLawProject/~3/silYY4rbZ60/why-blogs-cant-be-trusted-or-statements-made-here-are-not-likely-provable-assertions-fact

Final Version of NIST Cloud Computing Definition Published, NIST
After years in the works and 15 drafts, the National Institute of
Standards and Technology's (NIST) working definition of cloud
computing, the 16th and final definition has been published as The
NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145).
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/cloud-102511.cfm

Siri Outages Indicate Apple Still Doesnt Get the Cloud, CW
For the moment, at least, Apple's new Siri feature is back online and
cheerfully responding to instructions, but it's hard to say how long
that's going to last. I had trouble getting Siri to respond to my
requests from 10am to 2pm Pacific time on Friday and that's in
addition to the long block of downtime the service experienced on
Thursday. All the trouble raises the question: Why can't Apple get
cloud services right?
http://rss.computerworld.com/~r/computerworld/news/feed/~3/PF4hiI9J-Bw/Siri_Outages_Indicate_Apple_Still_Doesnt_Get_the_Cloud

Final Version of NIST Cloud Computing Definition Published, NIST
After years in the works and 15 drafts, the National Institute of
Standards and Technologys (NIST) working definition of cloud
computing, the 16th and final definition has been published as The
NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST .
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/cloud-102511.cfm

NIST Releases Draft Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap for Comments, NIST
The U.S. Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) has released for public comment a draft 'roadmap'
that is designed to foster federal agencies adoption of cloud
computing, support the private sector, ...
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/cloud-110111.cfm

Google Releases Opt-Out Feature for Users, Daily Dashboard
Google has released a new feature to explain why Google search and
Gmail users have been targeted by advertisements and allow them to opt
out of such ads from future search page results, reports The Wall
Street Journal. "Why These Ads" is an effort to increase company
transparency when it comes to behavioral advertising,
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_11_03_google_releases_opt-out_feature_for_users/#When:20:12:57Z

New study finds parents ignore age-restrictions on social media sites, MTTLR
Most everyone you know has an account with social media sites such as
Facebook. This includes your friends, your employer, the people
sitting near you at Starbucks, and, even, your 10-year-old cousin. But
unlike the rest, your cousin isn't supposed to, according to
Facebook's Terms of Service.
http://www.mttlrblog.org/2011/11/07/new-study-finds-parents-ignore-age-restrictions-on-social-media-sites/

Expert: COPPA Should Be Changed, Daily Dashboard
Earlier this week, researchers released a report concluding that the
efficacy of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is in
question because parents may be unknowingly complicit in circumventing
the law when helping children lie about their age for the purposes of
opening Facebook profiles. The Daily Dashboard caught up
https://www.privacyassociation.org/publications/2011_11_03_expert_coppa_should_be_changed/#When:20:13:33Z

Privacy Victims by the Million: Federal Law Turns Parents and Children
into Liars ... and Criminals? By Stewart Baker, Volokh Conspiracy
A recent report by Danah Boyd and others reveals that turning parents
and children into liars is a principal effect of the Children's Online
Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. According to Consumer Reports, 7.5
million kids under 13 have joined Facebook. Since Facebook prohibits
kids of that age from the service, that's 7.5 million children who
lied
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/volokh/mainfeed/~3/DCoOUB3dd-4/

NIST Releases Two Wireless Security Guides, Requests Comment, NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued
for public review and comment two draft guides to securing wireless
communication networks. NIST is requesting comments on the two
publications--one on Bluetooth networks and one on wireless local area
networks--by Nov. 10, 2011
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/guides-102511.cfm

KPN stops issuing SSL certificates after possible breach, CW
The largest telecommunications company in the Netherlands has stopped
issuing SSL certificates after finding indications that the website
used for purchasing the certificates may have been hacked.
KPN stops issuing SSL certificates after possible breach

Darpa Begs Hackers: Secure Our Networks, End 'Season of Darkness', Wired
The Pentagon's far-out research agency and its brand new military
command for cyberspace have a confession to make. They don't really
know how to keep U.S. military networks secure. And they want to know:
Could you help them out?
http://feeds.wired.com/~r/wired/politics/~3/Fm8J08bwz8k/

NIST Releases Two Wireless Security Guides, Requests Comment, NIST
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued
for public review and comment two draft guides to securing wireless
communication networks. NIST is requesting comments on the two
publicationsamp-one on Bluetooth ...
http://www.nist.gov/itl/csd/guides-102511.cfm

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in GPS Tracking Case, EPIC
The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on November 8 to
determine whether the warrantless use of a GPS tracking device by the
police violates the Fourth Amendment. EPIC filed a "friend of the
court" brief in US v. Jones, urging the Supreme Court to uphold robust
Fourth Amendment protections. Along with 30 legal and technical
http://epic.org/2011/11/supreme-court-to-hear-argument-5.html

DARPA declares it will develop arsenal of cyber-weapons, Globe
Pentagon s research arm says modern warfare demands offensive and
defensive capabilities to deal with malicious software code
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheGlobeAndMail-Technology/~3/QXsV5kHpkuw/

Extension of Comment Period Regarding the Illicit Use of Computer
Equipment by Botnets and Related Malware, NTIA
The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and
Technology announces that the closing deadline for submission of
comments responsive to the September 21, 2011, request for information
on the requirements of, and possible approaches to, creating a
voluntary industry code of conduct to address the detection,
notification and
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/federal-register-notice/2011/extension-comment-period-regarding-illicit-use-computer-equipment-botne


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