Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12.11 :: CT is now a G+ Community :: Google Wins :: Loves Google :: Embarrasses Google :: oh yeah and WCIT ::

CyberTelecom News  Weekly
Federal Internet Law and Policy :: An Educational Project

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. - Groucho Marx

Netflix ranks ISPs by streaming performance, Google Fiber wins, CNET :: Keyword: [FIBER] Netflix uses its copious streaming-video data to rank ISP performance in November, with Google Fiber easily taking the top spot

CDA 230 Success Cases: Yelp, EFF :: Keyword: [230] This is the first part in a series of posts about the importance of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA 230). CDA 230 provides websites, blogs, and social networks that host speech with protection against a wide range of laws that might otherwise hold them

Mary Meekr, 2012 Internet Trends Year-End Update, KPCP :: Keyword: [Data] KPCB’s Mary Meeker and Liang Wu provide an update to the 2012 Internet Trends report with a focus on Asset-Light Generation and discuss new areas of re-imagination — from Data, Wallet, Education and Healthcare.

Zayo Announces 100G National Network Expansion, Zayo :: Keyword: [Backbone] Zayo Group announces its implementation of 100G wavelength services across major markets in the US. The 100G wavelength platform is already operational in some locations and will continue to be deployed during the rest of 2012 and into the first half of 2013.

Netflix loves Google Fiber, thinks Uverse is too slow for its own good, Gigaom :: Keyword: [Google] It’s official: Google Fiber is Netflix’s favorite ISP. The video service published the first in what it promises will be monthly ISP rankings, revealing the average speed of Netflix speeds for each service provider. Google Fiber unsurprisingly captured the first spot, with viewers

Gmail Outage Embarrasses Internet Giant -- Cause Was a Software Update, Forbes :: Keyword: [Google] What would life be like if Google crashed? People got an unexpected opportunity to experience Google withdrawal on Monday morning, when a configuration change to piece of infrastructure known as a "load balancer" knocked Gmail offline for total of 18 harrowing minutes.

Huawei to Open Research Center in Finland, NYT :: Keyword: [Huawei] The planned center, which will work on smartphone development, is the latest move in the Chinese telecommunications company's rapid expansion into Europe.

Data deluge motivates ITU standard on deep packet inspection, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] ITU-T members have approved a new ITU standard on Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) which will enable Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to manage network traffic more efficiently and thereby heighten users’ quality of service and quality of experience (QoS and QoE).

WCIT-12: New Resolution to make ICT’s accessible to people with disabilities, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] Approximately six-hundred and fifty million people around the world live with some form of disability – including both physical and cognitive – with a high percentage of these individuals living in developing countries. This also

US Ambassador on the importance of multi-lateral engagement, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] His Excellency Ambassador Terry D. Kramer – appointed by President Barack Obama as Ambassador and Head of the U.S. Delegation for the #WCIT12 – took the opportunity to articulate his thoughts in a video interview with ITU on the discussions currently underway at the conference in Dubai.

Russia abandons proposal for U.N. governance of Internet, CNET :: Keyword: [WCIT] Opposed by Western governments, the proposal would have allowed member states to seize control of key Internet engineering assets.

Russia, China withdraw controversial proposal at treaty conference, CW :: Keyword: [ITU] Russia, China and other countries withdrew a proposal at the World Conference on International Telecommunications that according to some accounts aimed to bring the Internet under the control of the International Telecommunication Union.

Tough internet regulation plan dropped, FT :: Keyword: [ITU] Telecommunications conference left scrambling to find a compromise deal after Russia and China dropped their support for the proposal

Syria disappears from the Internet, CAIDA :: Keyword: [Syria] On the 29th of November, shortly after 10am UTC (12pm Damascus time), the Syrian state telecom (AS29386) withdrew the majority of BGP routes to Syrian networks (see reports from Renesys, Arbor, CloudFlare, BGPmon). Five prefixes allocated to Syrian organizations remained reachable for another several hours, served by Tata

Netflix signs unprecedented movie deal with Disney, CNET :: Keyword: [Video] The deal will let Netflix subscribers stream films from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Marvel and Disneynature. Starting in 2016, that is. You knew there was a catch.

FTC to Announce Latest Kids’ App Report, FTC :: Keyword: [Coppa] On Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, the FTC will hold a press call to announce a follow-up report to an earlier FTC staff report on mobile apps for kids.

FTC: Many kids' apps don't disclose what info they share, CW :: Keyword: [Coppa] Many mobile apps aimed at children collect and share personal data without notifying parents, potentially violating U.S. law, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report released Monday.

Tackling State Surveillance And Protecting Human Rights, EFF :: Keyword: [4th Amendment] December 10 m a r k e d H u m a n R i g h t s D a y , t h e 6 4 t h a n n i v e r s a r y o f t h e U n i t e d N a t i o n s a d o p t i o n o f t h e U n i v e r s a l D e c l a r a t i o n o f H u m a n R i g h t s ( U D H R ) . A s w e a p p r o a c h 2 0 1 3 ,

The Calm Before (and After) the Storm, Sidera :: Keyword: [Hurricanes] It’s no secret what Hurricane Sandy taught us just a few weeks ago. The flooding and power outages that overwhelmed much of low-lying New York and New Jersey had a dramatic impact on connectivity throughout the region. Preparation, strategy, and expecting the

Safe Web Act extended until 2020, Cybertelecom :: Keyword: [Safe Web Act] On Dec. 4th, President Obama signed into law HR 6131 extending the Safe Web Act until 2020. The Safe Web Act was set to expire in 2013. The Safe Web Act authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to engage in international enforcement efforts and information sharing.

Walden Statement on FCC’s “Technology Transitions Policy Task Force”, Commerce Committee :: Keyword: [VoIP] Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today issued the following statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s newly created “Technology Transitions Policy Task Force”:

AT&T Statement on FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force, AT&T :: Keyword: [VoIP] “Today’s announcement by the FCC to appoint a Technology Task Force to modernize its rules for the transition of traditionally regulated services to applications that ride on an IP broadband infrastructure is welcome news. As AT&T pointed out in our recent filing, that

FCC Task Force is Timely Move, USTelecom :: Keyword: [VoIP] The Federal Communications Commission has made a timely decision to deploy a special task force to study the vast changes that have occurred across communications industries, reshaping competition

NARUC 'Applauds' New FCC Task Force on Technology, NARUC :: Keyword: [VoIP] The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners issued the following statements after the Federal Communications Commission announced the creation of its Technology Transitions Policy Task Force:

FCC Task Force to Address Critical IP Transition, Telecompetitor :: Keyword: [VoIP] FCC Task Force to Address Critical IP Transition The move to an all IP communications network is well underway. Most everyone in the telecommunications industry ecosystem recognizes this, yet there is disagreement on how best to manage the transition from the legacy

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