Tuesday, December 04, 2012

12.4 :: Dubai :: and some other stuff...

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"Books will soon be obsolete in the schools... Our school system will be completely changed in the next ten years" -Thomas Edison, 1913 speaking about motion pictures



"Common Carriage" and the Open Internet after the DC Circuit's Data Roaming Decision, PK :: Keyword: [Neutral] The FCC won a big legal victory today, when the DC Circuit denied a challenge by Verizon to its data roaming order. The data roaming order itself is important, since it updates the Commission's long-standing voice roaming rules to include wireless Internet access services. It allows smaller carriers to offer nationwide service, and it makes it so that all users can travel around the country without losing service or incurring high bills.

Mobile Internet traffic gaining fast on desktop Internet traffic
, CNET :: Keyword: [Data] VC Mary Meeker's year-end Internet trends report shows explosion in all things mobile, especially smartphones and apps.

FTC nominee to recuse self from Google cases, report says
, CNET :: Keyword: [Google] Joshua Wright, a commission nominee who is considered a Google ally, will reportedly tell a Senate committee that he would not vote on Google cases for two years.

The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent and Participatory Internet
, NTIA :: Keyword: [ITU] Lawrence E. Strickling, Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Julius Genachowski, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Phillip L. Verveer, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, State Department

Preserving Internet Freedom
, White House :: Keyword: [ITU] In the coming week, a delegation of leaders from government, industry, and civil society will represent the United States at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai. At that meeting, they will underscore the President’s commitment to the multi-stakeholder, bottom-up, and decentralized

The Necessity of an Inclusive, Transparent and Participatory Internet
, FCC :: Keyword: [ITU] On the eve of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), we believe that it is the right time to reaffirm the U.S. Government’s commitment to the multistakeholder model as the appropriate process for addressing Internet policy and governance issues. The multistakeholder model has enabled the Internet to

Report on the eve of WCIT
, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] Hello from Dubai where the WCIT – World Conference on International Telecommunications #WCIT12 – under the auspice of the United Nations agency the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) - is set to get underway. But obviously there is already a buzz around the

Cybersecurity: Managing risks for greater opportunities
, OECD :: Keyword: [ITU] While the nature of cyber attacks continues to include criminal activities motivated by financial gain, the main emerging threats are large-scale denial of service attacks, information leaks, targeted cyber espionage, and the disruption of critical infrastructures.

Keep the Internet free and open
, Google :: Keyword: [ITU] Starting in 1973, when my colleagues and I proposed the technology behind the Internet, we advocated for an open standard to connect computer networks together. This wasn’t merely philosophical; it was also practical.

Three little ICANN atrocities that make the ITU look good by comparison
, IGP :: Keyword: [ITU] December 1st marks the beginning of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai. Fussing about the threat to the Internet posed by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is reaching that state of critical mass where media outlets write about it mainly because other media outlets are writing

Dear ITU, please don't bill Internet use like phone calls
, Ars Technica :: Keyword: [ITU] That's the input that a number of former monopoly, European telecoms sent to the member states of the United Nation's International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Why? Because, for the first time since 1988, the ITU will be negotiating new international telecom regulations from December 3 to 14 in Dubai. And that meeting will

Report on the Eve of WCIT
, Circleid :: Keyword: [ITU] Hello, from Dubai where the WCIT (World Conference on International Telecommunications) — under the auspices of the United Nations agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) — is set to get underway.

The Internet Isn't Broken; So Why Is The ITU Trying To 'Fix' It?
, Techdirt :: Keyword: [ITU] We've been talking about the ITU's upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) for a while now, and it's no longer "upcoming." Earlier today, the week and a half session kicked off in Dubai with plenty of expected controversy. The US, the EU and now Australia have all come out strongly against the

Beltway Consensus: No Global Regulation of the Internet
, Broadband for America :: Keyword: [ITU] Is it time for the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to be dismantled? At an event titled “Who Should Govern the Internet?” held by the New America Foundation on Nov

WCIT Watch, Day 1: WCIT Opened to Public; Foundational Fights to Come
, CDT :: Keyword: [ITU] During the first day of the ITU’s World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), being held in Dubai, leaders of government delegations decided to open the conference’s

WCIT off to a flying start
, ITU :: Keyword: [ITU] The conference started off in a positive way that did not reflect the sometimes bitter debate that has taken place in the press in recent months – although, of course, there was a great deal of discussion about the comments made in the press over that period. All comments were welcomed, as an indication of the importance of the Internet and telecommunications; nevertheless the Secretary-General, Hamadoun TourĂ©, was clearly critical of some of the deliberate misinformation that has been spread before the conference.

ITU and Google face off at Dubai conference over future of the internet
, Guardian :: Keyword: [ITU] The battle lines are drawn for an east v west showdown at a UN conference on telecoms regulation starting on Monday

U.N. confab puts focus on control of the Internet
, CNET :: Keyword: [ITU] Starting today in Dubai, a U.N. conference will become the battleground for opposing sides to argue over new Internet regulation proposals. Meanwhile, Google joins the fray.

Will The U.N. Bring About The End Of Internet Freedom?
, Huffpo :: Keyword: [ITU] A hitherto quasi-anonymous part of the U.N. (that is, nevertheless, almost 150 years old) is attempting to redraw a quarter century-old communications treaty that

UN internet regulation talks in Dubai threaten web freedom | Dan Gillmor
, Guardian :: Keyword: [ITU] Thanks to leaks, we have a good idea of the kind of control and censorship member states would like to impose on the internet

Berners-Lee warns of net threat
, BBC :: Keyword: [ITU] Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the agenda of some delegates at a UN conference could pose a "disruptive threat" to the internet.

Berners-Lee warns against changes to Net at UN conclave
, CNET :: Keyword: [ITU] World Wide Web's inventor becomes the latest technology notable to raise red flag over proposals being voted on this week at Dubai conference

Internet Users Shouldn't Have to Pay the Price of This International Treaty
, Wired :: Keyword: [ITU] Requiring content providers to establish bilateral relationships with all of the network operators that comprise the global Internet simply cannot be made to scale ? because every Internet user is a potential content provider.

Syrians Use Old and New Tools to Stay Online During Internet Shutdown
, EFF :: Keyword: [Syria] Information coming out of Syria has slowed to a trickle in the wake of Thursday’s country-wide communications shutdown, which included nearly all Internet traffic and intermittent cellular network and landline outages. Earlier today, Renesys reported that the last fiv

When Technology Sanctions Backfire: The Syria Blackout
, Freedom to Tinker :: Keyword: [Syria] American policymakers face an increasingly complex set of choices about whether to permit commerce with “repressive regimes” for core internet technologies. The more straightforward cases involve prohibitions on US import of critical network technology from states that we suspect may include surveillance backdoors. For example, fears of “cyber espionage” have fueled a push for import bans on routers and other equipment from China

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.

666 chip? Why a Texas student thinks her school ID is the “Mark of the Beast”
, Ars Technica :: Keyword: [Privacy] By now, you've probably heard the story: exemplary student Andrea Hernandez has decided to fight her San Antonio high school's plan to outfit every student with an RFID-equipped badge in order to better take attendance and track students while on school property. (Radio frequency identification tags are short-range tracking tags

I Know Where You Tweeted Last Summer
, NPR :: Keyword: [Privacy] Ever get that odd sensation that someone's watching you? Well, if you're online, someone always kind of is. Conceptual artists Larson & Shindelman are exploring that idea in photographs.

Matthew H. Fleming and Eric Goldstein, An Analysis of the Primary Authorities Governing and Supporting the Efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to Secure the Cyberspace of the United States
, SSRN :: Keyword: [Security] The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a central role to play in the cybersecurity of the United States. However, authorities governing and supporting this central role appear to lack sufficient clarity. As a result, it remains difficult to judge their adequacy — and, more importantly, the fundamental nature and extent of the department’s role in securing U.S. cyberspace. In an attempt to provide clarity to the national cybersecurity community, staff from the Homeland Security

Stewart Baker, Why Cybersecurity Matters
, Volokh Conspiracy :: Keyword: [Security] For those who think I’m a little paranoid on the subject of cybersecurity, I suggest this story – a nightmare made in China for a small US businessman. Brian Milburn’s parental control software was pirated and used in a China’s infamous Green Dam software.

Cybercrime to get higher priority
, Guardian :: Keyword: [Security] Military to enlist private sector in developing advice service for individuals and companies whose computers come under attack

The Biggest Cybersecurity Threats Of 2013
, Forbes :: Keyword: [Security]

Senate fails to advance cybersecurity bill
, CW :: Keyword: [Security] The U.S. Senate failed to muster enough votes to move forward on the Cybersecurity Act.

During a Crisis, Communication is Critical
, Level3 :: Keyword: [Emergency] In times of trouble, what you don’t know can really add to the problem. The full impact of Hurricane Sandy, now known as Superstorm Sandy, has yet to be determined. As I write this, thousands of people are still without power, thousands more are salvaging what is left of their homes and people all over the world want to know how they

Superstorm Sandy and the Global Internet
, Potaroo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes] The Internet has managed to collect its fair share of mythology, and one of the more persistent myths is that from its genesis in a cold war US think tank in the 1960's the Internet was designed with remarkable ability to "route around damage.” Whether the story of this cold war think tank is true or not, the capability of the Internet to route




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