Monday, June 04, 2012

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Alicia Solow-Niederman , Kevin Tsai , Andrew G. Crocker and Jonathan Zittrain, Final Briefing Document: Public Networks for Public Safety: A Workshop on the Present and Future of Mesh Networks, SSRN

This briefing document was developed as part of a March 30, 2012 workshop entitled "Public Networks for Public Safety: A Workshop on the Present and Future of Mesh Networking," hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University


Christopher S. Yoo , Network Neutrality and the Need for a Technological Turn in Internet Scholarship, SSRN     

To most social scientists, the technical details of how the Internet actually works remain arcane and inaccessible. At the same time, convergence is forcing scholars to grapple with how to apply regulatory regimes developed for traditional media to a world in which all services are provided via an Internet-based platform. This chapter explores the problems caused by


Congressional Witnesses Agree: Multistakeholder Processes Are Right for Internet Regulation, EFF           

Yesterday morning, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on "International Proposals to Regulate the Internet," focusing on the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), an important treaty-writing event set to take place in Dubai this December. The WCIT is organized by an UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a slow-moving and


IPv6: The Time To Consider Making The Switch Is Now, Forbes           

Guest post written by Chris Smithee


Comcast Achieves World IPv6 Launch Milestone, Comcast         

When Comcast decided to participate in World IPv6 Launch, we committed to enabling hundreds of thousands of our customers with IPv6 by June 6, 2012. We are happy to report that we achieved this goal a few days ago, on May 24, 2012, and the number of customers enabled with IPv6 continues to grow every day!


Internet powers flip the IPv6 switch (FAQ), CNET          

The time for testing is over as Facebook, Cisco, Comcast, and others will soon permanently enable next-generation Internet technology with vastly more elbow room. What's it all mean?


Public Sector IPv6 Heats up this Summer!, Akamai         

What an exciting spring and summer 2012 for IPv6, especially for our public sector customers! As the world's leading cloud platform for delivering secure, high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere, Akamai continues to do its part in the global transition by dual stacking its infrastructure, and helping its customers deliver content to their IPv6 users.


Eugene Volokh and Donald M. Falk, First Amendment Protection for Search Engine Search Results -- White Paper Commissioned by Google, SSRN                                               

Once, the leading sources to which people turned for useful information were newspapers, guidebooks, and encyclopedias. Today, these sources also include search engine results, which people use (along with other sources) to learn about news, local institutions, products, services, and many other matters. Then and now, the First Amendment has protected all these


Facebook Plans To End The 'No Kids Under 13' Farce, Forbes  

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ready to have children. Not necessarily with his new wife, but on his social networking site. According to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook is "developing technology" that would allow tykes 12 years of age and younger to poke, post, and friend with parental supervision.


Paul Ohm, The Fourth Amendment in a World Without Privacy, SSRN

This Article explores the relationship between private and public surveillance. Every year, companies spend millions of dollars developing new services that track, store, and share the words, movements, and even the thoughts of their customers. Millions now own sophisticated tracking devices (smart phones) studded with sensors and always connected to the Internet. They have been coaxed to use these devices to access fun and valuable services to share more information, more of the time. Our country is rapidly becoming a surveillance society.


Microsoft sounds alarm on Flame virus's Windows exploit, Globe         

Cyberweapon unleashed in Middle East infects computers via previously unknown Windows software flaw


Flame virus spread through rogue Microsoft security certificates, CNET         

The Flame virus that has infected parts of the Middle East took advantage of rogue Microsoft security certificates to deploy its malicious payload.


Blake Ellis Reid, Keeping Up with the Joneses: The End of Police-Centric Justifications for the Third-Party Doctrine, SSRN         

I write this essay to make a very narrow point: Justice Sotomayor's and Justice Alito's concurring opinions in the Supreme Court's recent decision in United States v. Jones seem to suggest that there are at least five votes on the Court for the proposition that the third-party doctrine of the Fourth Amendment cannot be justified by initial or primary reference to the needs of the police.


What Stuxnet's Exposure As An American Weapon Means For Cyberwar, Forbes      

Two years of theories and speculation in the cybersecurity research community were confirmed Friday morning: Stuxnet was indeed the first known digital attack launched by a government to destroy another country's physical infrastructure


As The Worm Turns: Cybersecurity Expert Tracks Blowback From Stuxnet, NPR       

The computer worm that took down Iranian centrifuges turns out to have been made in the USA. Cyberthreat expert Eric Byres suspects the Iranians are trying to turn it back against the U.S.


Cyberweapon Warning From Kaspersky, a Computer Security Expert, NYT   

Eugene Kaspersky says his discovery of the Flame virus adds weight to his warnings of the grave dangers posed by governments that manufacture and release viruses on the Internet.


Turning Off The Phone System? What Do You Mean We're Turning Off The Phone System?, Wetmachine           

A few weeks ago I went to a fascinating gathering of a few dozen academics, policy wonks, and others from the U.S.  and elsewhere to talk about the end of the phone system. While by no means a unanimous consensus, …



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