Wednesday, March 15, 2017

🐶 Arbitrary Links 🚴🏿 Privacy Rules :: Ethiopia Free to Spy :: Broadband Hearing Next Week :: No IPv4 for You :: Digital Geneva Convention

, GOP takes aim at internet privacy rules, The Hill 3/15/17 (In recent days, lawmakers in both the House and Senate have offered legislation to roll back the Obama-era measures, with bills from Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the chairwoman of the House Commerce subpanel on communication and technology.)


JON BRODKIN , Advertisers look forward to buying your Web browsing history from ISPs, Ars Technica 3/15/17 (Ad groups thank Republican lawmakers for move to kill ISP privacy rules.)


, Talking Rural Infrastructure with the White House, NCTA 3/13/17 (Today, Mike Romano and I joined our rural partners from what has become the Rebuild Rural Coalition for a visit to the White House to meet with the special assistant to the president for Infrastructure as well as the special assistant to the president for Agriculture. Leadership from the Farm Credit Council, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Water Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives all sat around the table with us, along with leadership from Capitol Hill and USDA for a small focused meeting on rural infrastracture.)


Eric Goldman, Constitution Protects Publication of Politicians' Home Address/Phone Number–Publius v. Boyer-Vine, Tech & Marketing Law Blog 3/14/17 ()


Geoff Huston, The Internet's Gilded Age, Circle ID 3/14/17 (This is no longer just a conversation about carriage and communications. It is probably not even a conversation about carriage and communications at all. The changing face of the Internet is no longer a matter of public communications, but a matter of public services. And with this observation, we are back to a more basic theme. The essential topic of the conversation is how to strike a sustainable balance between a rapacious private sector that has amassed overarching control of the digital service and content space, and the needs of the larger society in which we all would like some equity of opportunity to thrive and benefit from the outcomes of this new digital age.)


, Ethiopia is Free to Spy on Americans in Their Own Homes, EFF 3/14/17 ()


Andrew Blake, Senator Seeks Answers From Toy Maker Following 'CloudPets' Teddy Bear Breach, Senate 3/13/17 (Sen. Bill Nelson, Florida Democrat, asked Spiral Toys' top executive on Tuesday to provide specific details about the company's security practices after it was reported that hackers repeatedly gained access to databases containing sensitive customer information including millions of personalized audio recordings meant for children.)


, IP addresses are getting an upgrade, Verizon 3/14/17 (On June 30, 2017, Verizon will stop issuing new Public Static IPv4 addresses due to a shortage of available addresses.)


, Measurement Lab Launches New Global Data Visualization Tools, MLABs 3/13/17 ()


Kieren McCarthy, Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy, Register 3/15/17 (The only logical explanation is that the letter is another indicator of the weird new praise-lobbying that is becoming increasingly common in the early days of Trumpism.)


Eric Gardner, NY AG Fights Removal of Lawsuit Alleging ISP Throttled Netflix, Hollywood Report 3/15/17 (Charter Communications contends that federal law including net neutrality regulations preempt state claims made over promised Internet speed and access to content.)


, HEARING: #SubCommTech to Examine Ways to Eliminate Barriers to Broadband Infrastructure NEXT WEEK, House Commerce 3/15/17 (The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), today announced a hearing for Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, "Broadband: Deploying America's 21st Century Infrastructure.")


, Our Latest Update on Safety, Twitter 3/13/17 ()


, The need for a Digital Geneva Convention, Microsoft 3/13/17 (The past year has witnessed not just the growth of cybercrime, but a proliferation in cyberattacks that is both new and disconcerting.  This has included not only cyber-attacks mounted for financial gain, but new nation-state attacks as well.  As engineers and other employees across the tech sector meet in San Francisco, we need to ask ourselves what our response should be.)


, Netflix ISP Speed Index for January 2017, Netflix 3/13/17 (There was no major movement in the US index in January.)


, Perspective on the Electric Lightwave Acquisition, Zayo 3/13/17 (This week, Zayo closed the previously announced acquisition of Electric Lightwave, a Vancouver, Washington-based business with unique and complementary fiber assets. The transaction solidifies Zayo's position as the leading independent communications infrastructure provider with broad geographic reach throughout North America and Western Europe.)



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