Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11.20 :: More Agree :: a List of Objections :: Still in Limbo :: Eskinder Nega :: Extensive Public Criticism :: Catastrophic Failure ::

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CDT, Scholars, Technologists and More Agree: ISPs Shouldn’t Have Right to Edit the Net, CDT :: Keyword: [Neutral] Is MetroPCS the publisher of your tweets? Is Verizon’s FiOS Internet service a newspaper? They seem to think so. In their pending challenge to the FCC’s Open Internet Rules, Verizon and MetroPCS argued that the Rules violate their purported First Amendment right to exercise “editorial discretion” over their customers’ Internet access. Yesterday, CDT and other friends of the court (not to mention friends of the Internet) filed briefs rebutting this dangerous assertion.

Amicus brief filed in the Verizon v. FCC case by ISP fellows, Yale ISP :: Keyword: [Neutral] Last week, the semester-long efforts of ISP fellows Anjali Dalal, Erica Newland, Josh Weinger, and Albert Wong manifested in an amicus brief filed in the Verizon v. FCC case, currently in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. The brief, filed by the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) on behalf of a number of First Amendment scholars (and members of the ISP family), urges the court to

New net names to face objections, BBC :: Keyword: [Icann] Governments are to file a list of objections to Icann's proposed new internet address endings.

Dissecting the strawman: ICANN’s 11th Hour Trademark policy negotiations, IGP :: Keyword: [ICANN] On November 15-16 2012, ICANN organized a meeting in Los Angeles to consider the implementation of the Trademark Clearinghouse for new top level domains. Pressure by trademark and business interests, however, expanded the scope of the meeting to consider 8 demands to strengthen trademark protections in new top level domains. The letter with the 8 demands was sent to the

ICANN's 11th-Hour Domain Name Trademark Policy Negotiations: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Circleid :: Keyword: [ICANN] ICANN organized a meeting on 15-16 November 2012 in Los Angeles, the Trademark Clearinghouse policy negotiations, to consider the 8-point policy requests sent by the Intellectual Property and Business Constituencies (IPC-BC) to the ICANN board and senior staff in a letter of 16 October 2012. ICANN's Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group (NCSG) sent a response to the IPC-BC letter on

Report Reveals Planned DNSSEC Adoption of 2010 by Key Industries Still in Limbo, CircleID :: Keyword: [DNSSEC] A recent progress report on DNSSEC adoption reveals the extent to which organizations in a number of industries are falling short of their own objectives for making Domain Name Server (DNS) infrastructure more secure. The progress report, conducted by Secure64 Software Corporation, is a follow-up to a 2010 study by Forrester Research titled, "DNSSEC Ready for Prime Time," which

Rockefeller on Online Sales Tax, Senate Commerce Committee :: Keyword: [Tax] Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today gave an opening statement at the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing titled "Marketplace Fairness: Leveling the Playing Field for Small Business."

Journalism is Not Terrorism: Calling on Ethiopia to #FreeEskinder Nega, EFF :: Keyword: [Ethiopia] Eskinder Nega, an award-winning journalist who has been imprisoned for over a year, appeared briefly in court to appeal the terrorism charges levied against him. Eskinder has unwaveringly denied the charges, maintaining that blogging about human rights abuses and democracy is not a form of terrorism. In July, Eskinder was

UNESCO warns ITU on regulating Internet, LIRNasia :: Keyword: [ITU] UNESCO and ITU have formed the Broadband Commission. Now in an unprecedented intervention the UNESCO’s Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Professor Guy Berger, has warned ITU that the amended ITR will not only “threaten freedom of expression” but may also “incur extensive public criticism that could impact upon the UN more broadly.”

Latest WCIT Leak Makes Explicit Russian Desire to Overturn ICANN, Tech Lib Front :: Keyword: [ITU] On Friday evening, I posted on CNET a detailed analysis of the most recent proposal to surface from the secretive upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications, WCIT 12. The conference will discuss updates to a 1988 UN treaty administered by the International Telecommunications Union, and throughout the year there have been reports that both governmental and

Internet Governance Should Not be Taken Over by the ITU, ITIF :: Keyword: [ITU] n response to the Internet Governance Hearing, ITIF Senior Analyst Daniel Castro released the following statement: 

Battle for Internet Control Looms Over ITU Meet , Guatemala Times :: Keyword: [ITU] A battle for the control of the Internet threatens to overshadow the forthcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) to be held in Dubai from December 3 to 14.

The real work starts after WCIT, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] The really important part of the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 (WCIT-12) is not the Internet battles that have caught the interest of the press – it’s what will happen after the conference has ended.

The Disaster Will Be Tweeted, IPLJ :: Keyword: [News] On Monday night, October 29, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across the Atlantic Seaboard. The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange, dr‧

Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants, CNET :: Keyword: [Big Brother] Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans' e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.

Israeli Military To Citizens: Don't Facebook, Tweet, Instagram Rocket-Hit Locations, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Cyberwar] Location metadata stored on Twitter and other social media are feared by Israeli officials to be assisting Hamas' efforts and counter-attacks.

Anonymous declares 'cyberwar' on Israel, CNN :: Keyword: [Cyberwar] In the digital age, war isn't contained to the ground.

Anonymous escalates its 'cyberwar' against Israel, CNET :: Keyword: [Cyberwar] The hacking collective's latest campaign against Israel escalates, with defacements of Microsoft Israel Web sites and the publication of alleged donors to a pro-Israel group

Hurricane Sandy leaves wounded servers in its wake, CW :: Keyword: [Hurricanes] Data recovery experts have been kept busy in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, which left a slew of data centers underwater, damaging equipment and threatening a significant loss of business-critical data.

After Sandy, Verizon Confronts ‘Catastrophic Failure’ at NY Cable Vault, Data Center Knowledge :: Keyword: [Hurricanes] When SuperStorm Sandy sent a storm surge into lower Manhattan, the flooding caused a "catastrophic failure" in a cable vault beneath Verizon's central office on Broad Street. The Verge provides a closer look at the damage.



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