[DNS] domain name news - 19 November

[DNS] domain name news - 19 November

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2009 23:17:28 -0800 (PST)
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UN forum examines how to maximize Internet?s potential to help poor countries develop [news release]
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=32965

The shifting sands of net debate
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363906.stm

China says scrap UN Internet governance forum [AFP]
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/6490352/china-says-scrap-un-internet-governance-forum/

Internet Forum Wraps Up In Egypt
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2009/11/internet-forum-wraps-up-in-egy.php

A status check on the Internet Governance Forum by Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/11/status-check-on-internet-governance.html

Government pressure affecting Internet social networks-forum [AFP]
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/state-pressure-affecting-internet-social-networks-forum-20091119-imt1.html

Muzzled by the United Nations by Rebecca MacKinnon
http://rconversation.blogs.com/rconversation/2009/11/muzzled-by-the-united-nations.html

European Commission welcomes landmark step towards a truly global internet [news release]
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1717

IGF attendees: America, surrender the root zone file!
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/11/igf-2009-america-surrender-the-root-zone-file.ars

Internet still under US grip [AFP]
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/internet-still-under-us-grip/story-e6frgakx-1225799600685

Net gets set for language changes
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8362195.stm

Internet inches closer to 'internationalisation' [AFP]
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/6480596/internet-inches-closer-to-internationalisation/

Internet to speak Chinese in 2010 [Xinhua]
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6814944.html

Egypt Submits Symbolic First Application for IDNs
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=9653
http://www.domainpulse.com/2009/11/18/egypt-submits-symbolic-first-application-for-idns/

".??"to be top level domain name
http://english.cctv.com/program/worldwidewatch/20091117/104228.shtml

Kiwis urged to take ownership of domain names
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/northland/local-news/northern-news/3070098/

New Zealand cranks up IPv6 preparations
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/29345/127/

Age of cyber warfare is 'dawning'
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363175.stm

VeriSign bolsters security for .com and .net sites
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111609-verisign-dnssec.html

VeriSign expects major security update by 2011
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10398251-83.html

Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks? [IDG]
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141000/Are_nations_paying_criminals_for_botnet_attacks_

First Known Criminal Indictment of a Domain Thief Has Been Handed Down by New Jersey's Attorney General
http://dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2009/dailyposts/20091116-2.htm

ICANN CEO questioned over IP address monopoly
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326728/


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UN forum examines how to maximize Internet?s potential to help poor countries develop [news release]
A United Nations-backed international gathering focusing on how to make
the most of the Internet to boost social and economic well-being for
the greatest number of people around the world is underway in Egypt.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=32965

The shifting sands of net debate
The sand and deep blue sea of Sharm el-Sheikh are a magnet for winter
sun worshippers - a place to have serious fun. This week, though, it is
also somewhere to do some serious thinking about the future of the
internet.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363906.stm

China says scrap UN Internet governance forum [AFP]
China on Wednesday called for the abolition of the UN's Internet
Governance Forum, blasting it as a powerless gathering where IT
heavyweight countries dominate.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/6490352/china-says-scrap-un-internet-governance-forum/
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/china-says-scrap-un-internet-governance-forum-20091119-imut.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/china-says-scrap-un-internet-governance-forum-20091119-imut.html

Internet Forum Wraps Up In Egypt
The fourth annual Internet Governance Forum wrapped up Wednesday in
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Among the major issues that the forum must
tackle at its fifth meeting next year is whether to continue the forum,
which was created following the United Nation's World Summit on the
Information Society in 2005. Sha Zukang, the United Nations
undersecretary general for economic and social affairs, sought feedback
on whether to continue the forum. After obtaining feedback, the U.N.
secretary general will make his recommendations in his annual report to
the General Assembly next year on whether to continue the forum.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2009/11/internet-forum-wraps-up-in-egy.php

Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Egypt
The fourth meeting of the UN-backed Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
kicked off in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, with discussions covering access,
diversity, openness, security, and critical Internet resources. 
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326385/

A status check on the Internet Governance Forum by Vint Cerf, Google's Chief Internet Evangelist
Delegates from around the world are in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, this
week for the annual Internet Governance Forum. This is the fourth year
of the IGF, meetings started by the United Nations, the mandate of
which is to encourage discussion about cross-cutting international
Internet policies. The big question is whether this forum ought to
carry on beyond its five-year trial run, which ends next year. We think
it should.
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2009/11/status-check-on-internet-governance.html

Government pressure affecting Internet social networks-forum [AFP]
Government pressure on companies linked to social media networks is
threatening to infringe civil liberties, an Internet forum in Egypt
heard on Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/state-pressure-affecting-internet-social-networks-forum-20091119-imt1.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/state-pressure-affecting-internet-social-networks-forum-20091119-imt1.html
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view/20091119-237148/Government-pressure-affecting-Internet-social-networksforum

Muzzled by the United Nations by Rebecca MacKinnon
Security official dismantling & removing ONI banner "Access C... on
TwitpicThe Internet Governance Forum is winding down today in Sharm El
Sheikh, Egypt. There have been a lot of very constructive conversations
in workshops and panels over the past four days about how to advance
security, privacy, child protection, AND human rights and free
expression on the Internet. Unfortunately, the biggest headline coming
out of the forum so far has been an incident on Sunday in which a
poster promoting a book about censorship by the Open Net Initiative was
removed by U.N. security. See reports by the BBC, the Associated Press,
and the ONI's FAQ on the incident. Also see a YouTube video of the
incident, and video of IGF Chairman Markus Kummer explaining the
incident. 
http://rconversation.blogs.com/rconversation/2009/11/muzzled-by-the-united-nations.html

Internet Governance Forum goes to Egypt and hits a few snags
It seems that no matter where, when and why, somebody has to make sure
a political statement is made. Now it seems that the United Nations is
also getting into the Internet debate and dipping its toes into the Net
Neutrality debate. The Internet Governance Forum is no different.
Funded by the United Nations, its political firestorms are no different
than those occurring daily at the World Headquarters in New York.
http://government.zdnet.com/?p=6194

UN slated for stifling net debate
The UN has been criticised for stifling debate about net censorship
after it disrupted a meeting of free-speech advocates in Egypt. UN
security demanded the removal of a poster promoting a book by the
OpenNet Initiative (ONI) during a session at the Internet Governance
Forum in Egypt. The poster mentioned internet censorship and China's
Great Firewall.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8361849.stm

UN demands removal of China poster at Net event [AP]
United Nations officials forced free-speech advocates to take down a
poster over its reference to China's Web restrictions at an Internet
conference focused on freedom, saying Monday that it violated a ban on
posters at events organized by the world body.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10609821
http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_13800970
http://www.siliconvalley.com/latest-headlines/ci_13800970

UN defends removal of China poster at Net event [AP]
The United Nations is defending the removal of a poster criticizing China's censorship of the Web at an Internet conference.
http://news.ino.com/headlines/?newsid=6896707973790

IGF censors for China
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has made a right mess of the opening day of its meeting in Egypt.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/16/igf_poster_fail/

Tim Berners-Lee launches "WWW Foundation" at IGF 2009
Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, showed up at the first day of
the UN-backed Internet Governance Forum meeting in Egypt to announce
the creation of the "World Wide Web Foundation." ... The leadership of
the ITU and Tour? himself have made it clear that they prefer all
non-ICANN and non-WIPO policy work to fall in their court. The
government of China is one of the few IGF actors that has made it clear
it does not see IGF as effective in the ways it would like it to be
effective?for instance, being a body that supports the rights of
governments to exercise the selective blocking and filtering of
Internet content.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/11/tim-berners-lee-launches-www-foundation-at-igf-2009.ars

Internet Forum Criticised for Meeting in Egypt
A key forum to discuss a large number of issues relating to the
internet has been criticised for basing itself in the resort of
Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. With leading experts discussing internet
security, growth of social networking and access to the world wide web,
Reporters Without Borders said ?It is astonishing that a government
that is openly hostile to internet users is assigned the organisation
of an international meeting on the internet?s future.?
http://www.newsintech.com/2009/11/internet-forum-criticised-for-meeting-in-egypt/929

United Nations Accused of Censoring Criticism of China at Internet Event
United Nations officials on Monday defended their decision to prevent a
large poster, referring to China?s Internet censorship system, from
being displayed at a meeting in Egypt focusing on Internet governance
and freedom. ... The U.S. does not ?control? the Internet, but a
California-based regulator, ICANN, assigns protocol addresses and
oversees Web domains.
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/57228

ICC and Egyptian PM express support for continuation of unique forum
Meeting on the sidelines of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in
Egypt this week, ICC Secretary General Jean Rozwadowski encouraged
Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, and Egyptian Minister of
Communications and Information Technology Tarek Kamel, to express their
support of the forum as a unique venue of exchange on a wide range of
Internet governance issues.
http://finchannel.com/Main_News/Business/52132_ICC_and_Egyptian_PM_express_support_for_continuation_of_unique_forum_/

Egypt, Internet and the questions that come
The Internet is supposed to be the one forum left that is without
government censorship. Tell that to China, which regularly censors
content that its citizens can access. Search for information related to
the Tiananmen Square incident and errors routinely appear on the
screen. For Yang Chio, a Chinese web analyst who attended the Internet
Governance Forum in Egypt this week, China is lagging behind, but he
says neutrality online is not as much a given as people think.
http://bikyamasr.com/?p=5868

Internet Governace 2009 - IP Block
Nigeria Internet community would canvass for the appropriate security
regulation and application, mostly on Internet Protocol (IP) blocking
at the on-going Internet Governance Forum (IGF) holding in Sharm El
Sheikh, Egypt.
http://www.champion.com.ng/index.php?news=22456
http://allafrica.com/stories/200911180626.html

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European Commission welcomes landmark step towards a truly global internet [news release]
At the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), the
European Commission today has welcomed a landmark step towards a truly
global (and local) internet: the announcement that "Internationalised
Domain Names" will be introduced at the top level. Until now, internet
domain names were either fully or partly in the Latin "a to z" alphabet.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1717

IGF attendees: America, surrender the root zone file!
Complaints about continuing US government control of Internet domain
name issues surfaced again this week in Egypt at the UN-backed Internet
Governance Forum. Should the US government step even further back from
the Internet?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/11/igf-2009-america-surrender-the-root-zone-file.ars

Internet still under US grip [AFP]
The internet is still under the control of the United States,
participants at a governance forum said, despite a move by America to
loosen its grip over the private corporation that administers the net.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/internet-still-under-us-grip/story-e6frgakx-1225799600685
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-still-under-us-grip-forum-delegates-20091119-imvz.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-still-under-us-grip-forum-delegates-20091119-imvz.html

Net gets set for language changes
Non-English speakers will soon have web addresses in their own
language. The net regulator Icann has invited countries to apply for
so-called "internationalised domain names", using non-Latin characters.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8362195.stm
http://www.heralddeparis.com/net-gets-set-for-language-changes/63545
http://www.modernghana.com/news/249562/1/net-gets-set-for-language-changes.html

Arabic web domain: Your emails
Egypt says it will apply for the first Internet domain written in
Arabic. The new domain name will be .masr written in the Arabic
alphabet - which translates as .egypt. Here is a selection of emails on
the subject from BBC readers in Egypt.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363021.stm

Egypt Grabs First Arabic Domain Name
On the first day that ICANN opened registration for non-Latin script
domains, Egypt says it has seized the opportunity to register the first
all-Arabic domain name.
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2009/11/16/egypt-grabs-first-arabic-domain-name/

Internet inches closer to 'internationalisation' [AFP]
The first applications were accepted on Monday for internationalised
domain names (IDNs), in one of the most significant steps to making the
Internet more accessible around the globe.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/6480596/internet-inches-closer-to-internationalisation/
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-inches-closer-to-internationalisation-20091117-iik4.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-inches-closer-to-internationalisation-20091117-iik4.html

Egypt applies for first Arabic domain name [AP]
Egypt's technology minister says the country has applied to register an all-Arabic domain name.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/15/international/i091150S05.DTL
http://www.physorg.com/news177592819.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705344811/Egypt-applies-for-first-Arabic-domain-name.html

U.N. demands removal of poster criticizing China at Internet event [AP]
... The forum also gave Egypt a chance to apply for the first Internet
domain name written in Arabic. A leading Internet policy organization
approved the use of non-Latin character domains for the first time
three weeks ago. ... Rod Beckstrom, ICANN's chief executive, said six
countries had submitted applications for domains in three languages,
including Arabic and Russian.
http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/11/16/egypt_applies_for_first_arabic_domain_name/
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9C0QLUO2.htm
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120452361

Internet to speak Chinese in 2010 [Xinhua]
If a special fast track process works well, the Chinese-speaking people
could type in their mother tongue and get connected by 2010, said Rod
Beckstrom, head of the governing body of Internet addresses.
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6814944.html
http://en.ce.cn/National/culture/200911/17/t20091117_20434785.shtml
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-11/16/content_8981785.htm

CADNA Supports Greater Global Accessibility, Urges Caution [news release]
The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) supports enhancing the
ability of users to navigate the Web in their own languages but urges
ICANN to implement protections for Internet users as the organization
begins accepting applications for non-Latin script top level domains
(IDN ccTLDs).
http://www.cadna.org/en/newsroom/press-releases/cadna-supports-greater-global-accessibility

Egypt Submits Symbolic First Application for IDNs
Egypt, host of the United Nations sponsored Internet Governance Forum
being held this week, Russia and China were among the first countries
to submit applications to ICANN for internationalised domain names
(IDNs) in non-Latin characters.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=9653
http://www.domainpulse.com/2009/11/18/egypt-submits-symbolic-first-application-for-idns/

Pure Chinese Top-level Domain Submitted For Approval
China Internet Network Information Center has officially submitted the
pure Chinese top-level domain "dotZhongguo" to ICANN for international
approval.
http://www.chinatechnews.com/2009/11/17/11043-pure-chinese-top-level-domain-submitted-for-approval

".??"to be top level domain name
The Chinese characters, ".??" could become the first top level global domain name, after China sent an application to ICANN.
http://english.cctv.com/program/worldwidewatch/20091117/104228.shtml

Domain names with Chinese characteristics
Now that ICANN has allowed the use of Chinese characters in domain names, chances to make a quick yuan are just a click away.
http://business.globaltimes.cn/industries/2009-11/485938.html
http://news.alibaba.com/article/detail/business-in-china/100202007-1-domain-names-chinese-characteristics.html

Egypt Applies First for International Web Domain
The agency in charge of assigning domain names today began accepting
applications for domain names written in non-Latin languages, and Egypt
-- a country now drawing heated criticism from human rights advocates
-- became the first to apply for a domain name in Arabic.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/182248/.html
http://www.cio.com/article/507876/Egypt_Applies_First_for_International_Web_Domain
http://tech.yahoo.com/news/pcworld/20091116/tc_pcworld/egyptappliesfirstforinternationalwebdomain_1

EC Welcomes International Domain Names
EU commissioner Viviane Reding has voiced her support for the
introduction of non-Latin domain names at the Internet Governance Forum
(IGF) in Sharm El Sheikh, describing the move as a ?big step to a truly
global and at the same time local internet?.
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/ec-welcomes-international-domain-names-2476

CNNIC Applies for Chinese Character Domain 
The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) officially
applied to ICANN for the Chinese-language version of the ".cn" suffix
on November 16, qq.com reports.
http://www.jlmpacificepoch.com/newsstories?id=159132_0_5_0_M

Egypt creates Arabic web domain
Egypt has introduced the first internet domain name written in Arabic,
allowing millions of Arabic speakers easier access to the world wide
web.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2009/11/2009111675740248295.html
http://mwcnews.net/content/view/34445/0/

Internet to speak Arabic, says Egypt [AFP]
Egypt's communications minister announced the introduction of the first
Arabic domain in a step easing Internet access to millions of Arabic
speakers around the world. Registrations have began on Monday for the
new domain - pronounced ".masr" but written in the Arabic alphabet -,
Tarek Kamel told the fourth meeting of the Internet Governance Forum,
or IGF, in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=internet-to-speak-arabic-says-egypt-2009-11-16

Egypt to apply for first Arabic domain name [AP]
Egypt will apply for the first Internet domain written in Arabic, its
information technology minister said Sunday at a conference grouping
Yahoo's co-founder and others to discuss boosting online access in
emerging nations.
http://www.technologyreview.com/wire/23962/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/connect/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501833&objectid=10609652
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/egypt-applies-for-first-arabic-domain-1821511.html

Egypt bids for first Arabic top-level domain
The Egyptian government on Monday announced it had applied for an
Internationalised Domain Name (IDN) from Icann, the internet naming
co-ordinator. Tarek Mohamed Kamel, Egypt's minister of communication
and information technology, told the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in
Sharm el-Sheikh on 16 November that the new domain name would be
'.misr' written in Arabic, which translates into English as '.egypt'.
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39884652,00.htm

Egypt Moves for First Arabic Domain Name
As ICANN begins accepting applications for its IDN ccTLD Fast Track
Process, Egypt says it hopes to be the first nation to have a domain
name using Arabic script.
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/Egypt-Moves-for-First-Arabic-Domain-Name-116371/
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/egypt-plans-first-domain-using-arabic-script-2471

Egypt Begins Registration of 1st Arabic Language Internet Domains
Egypt says it has begun registration for the first Arabic language
Internet domain. The move is part of efforts to let users of non-Latin
script have better access to the Web.
http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-11-16-voa28.cfm
http://www.turkishweekly.net/news/92954/-egypt-begins-registration-of-1st-arabic-language-internet-domains.html
http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/science-updates/arab-world-starts-getting-internet-domains

Non-Roman alphabet domain names hit the web
The don't call it the world wide web for nothing: While the web's
domain names and URL structure have been the exclusive provenance of
the 26 letters and 10 digits of the Roman alphabet since its inception,
that is now changing. Specifically, the web is officially opening up to
other languages, ones which don't use the Roman alphabet at all.
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/154811

Egypt Grabs First Arabic Domain Name
On the first day that ICANN opened registration for non-Latin script
domains, Egypt says it has seized the opportunity to register the first
all-Arabic domain name.
http://voices.allthingsd.com/20091116/egypt-grabs-first-arabic-domain-name/

Egypt launches first Arabic Internet domain [DPA]
Egypt is to create the world's first Arabic language internet domain,
with registration opening Monday, the country's telecommunications
ministry said Monday.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/294852,egypt-launches-first-arabic-internet-domain.html
http://www.topnews.in/egypt-launches-first-arabic-internet-domain-2236659

Egypt registers for Arabic domain name
Egypt has publicly announced its intentions to register the .misr ccTLD
shortly after ICANN launched a process for internet addresses to be
available entirely in Arabic yesterday.
http://www.itp.net/578456-egypt-registers-for-arabic-domain-name

Egypt Applies For First International Domain Name
Egypt said Monday it is applying to use Arabic characters for the first time in its entire Internet domain name.
http://www.webpronews.com/topnews/2009/11/16/egypt-applies-for-first-international-domain-name

Egypt creates first Arabic domain name
Egypt is launching the first internet domain name to use the Arabic
script, following ICANN's decision to allow non-Latin top level domains.
http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/44672-egypt-creates-first-arabic-domain-name

Egypt applies for Arabic domain name
Tarek Kamel, Egypt's information technology minister has said that the
country had filed an application to register the domain '.masr',
written entirely in Arabic, the Associated Press has reported. The move
will make the internet accessible to the millions in the region unable
to access an internet dominated by Latin characters, he said.
http://www.ameinfo.com/216335.html

Opening Up Domain Names to Non-Roman Languages [Domain Names Planned in Arabic and Mandrin]
Icann, the group that regulates domain names on the Internet, is about
to open up a whole new world of URL?s to the international community.
Currently, domain names can only be registered in the Roman alphabet,
which has left the number of domain names in the world limited. This
move will open up millions of new domain names to users around the
globe.
http://nexus404.com/Blog/2009/11/17/opening-up-domain-names-to-non-roman-languages-domain-names-planned-in-arabic-and-mandrin/

Egypt becomes first country to use Arabic internet domain name
Egypt has applied for the first internet domain written in Arabic, the
country's information technology minister confirmed today.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1228230/Egypt-country-use-Arabic-language-domain-name.html

EU presses for key role for governments 
At the Fourth Internet Governance Forum (IGF), in Sharm el-Sheikh,
Egypt, being held from 15 to 18 November, the European Commission once
again welcomed the opening up of internet addresses to non-Latin
characters. It also stressed the role governments should play in
protecting public interests on the web
http://europolitics.info/business-competitiveness/eu-presses-for-key-role-for-governments-art254618-9.html

Egypt wants Arabic Internet domain, analysts worry over gov?t control
Egypt announced it is looking to move Arabic online. The country?s
information technology minister said at the opening of the Internet
Governance Forum ? a United Nations-sponsored that has drawn legends
such as Yahoo, Jerry Yang and Tim Berners-Lee ? that Egypt will apply
for the first Internet domain in Arabic in an effort to boost online
access in emerging markets, such as North Africa and the Middle East.
http://bikyamasr.com/?p=5806

?UAE must adopt Arabic domain names? on websites
In order to better engage with UAE nationals, the government should
adopt Arabic-script domain names on its websites, a conference heard on
Tuesday.
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?xfile=data/theuae/2009/November/theuae_November543.xml&section=theuae&col=
http://www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?storyid=1093283705
http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZAWYA20091118044132/'UAE must adopt Arabic domain names' on websites

Internet access can be matter of life and death [AFP/Relax News]
The inability to access to the Internet in one's own language can be
life-threatening, a forum at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh
heard on Tuesday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/internet-access-can-be-matter-of-life-and-death-forum-1822275.html
http://www.javno.com/en-lifestyle/internet-access-can-be-matter-of-life-and-death_282049
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/10476.html

The Net Widens: Non-Latin Domain Names Introduced
In a move that will make the Internet more accessible to millions of
users, Egypt today became the first country to apply for an officially
registered domain name using non-Latin script.
http://www.minyanville.com/articles/internet-web-address-latin-script-arabic-language-registered-domain-name-minyanville/index/a/25460

Internet Change Will See Non-English Domain Names [AHN]
Users of the Internet could soon see a dramatic change in the
appearance of certain Web sites. The ".com" ending of some domain names
would be replaced by alphabets of non-Western languages.
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7017011709
http://www.gantdaily.com/news/11/ARTICLE/65455/2009-11-16.html

How ICANN's Non-Latin-Character Domain Names Will Change Search
ICANN, which oversees the Internet's naming and numbering systems,
opened registration today for non-Latin-character domain names, but
some SEO experts believe it will create both benefits and chaos as
companies take brands international.
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=117469

Internet to speak Arabic: Egypt [Relax News]
Egypt's communications minister on Sunday announced the introduction of
the first Arabic domain, in a step easing Internet access to millions
of Arabic speakers around the world.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/internet-to-speak-arabic-egypt-1821807.html
http://www.bworldonline.com/main/content.php?id=1569
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/business/africa/2009/11/17/233121/Egypt-to.htm

World Web Foundation Finally Launches
... The effort to open up the Web to languages beyond the Latin
alphabet is a key goal for the group that oversees the Internet's
naming system. ICANN is now actively engaged in with its
Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) rollout. Starting today, ICANN is
accepting applications for top-level domains in non-Latin character
alphabets. Bratt is supportive of the ICANN IDN initiative, though the
Web Foundation itself is not directly involved in standards efforts. 
http://www.internetnews.com/webcontent/article.php/3848671

Bharat outside the net
The internet has made a tremendous difference in people?s lives across
the world. The gathering of information by different means has now
given way to online commerce and social networking. This has happened
via the evolution of a cyberspace, wherein people can connect from
diverse geographical locations. Cyberspace has grown extensively in the
last two decades and today, of the world?s 6.7 billion population, more
than 1.7 billion people are in cyberspace. Roughly, this corresponds to
25% of the total world population.
http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Bharat-outside-the-net/542246/

Internet closer to 'internationalization'
In one of the most significant steps to make the internet more
accessible around the globe, ICANN has opened the application process,
ending the exclusive use of Latin characters for website addresses.
http://www.siliconindia.com/shownews/Internet_closer_to_internationalization-nid-62959.html

Universal language domain names launch
The new rules on domain names come into effect today as Icann opens up International Domain Names to non-Latin characters.
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.33390

Egypt To Get First Domain Name in Arabic Script
Making the Internet more accessible around the globe, ICANNhas opened
the domain application process to non-Latin characters for website
addresses with its inclusion of internationalised domain names. Egypt's
communications minister said Egypt will be leading this effort as the
first country to open an Arabic language Internet domain, according to
a BBC report.
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/111609_Egypt_Snags_First_Domain_Name_in_Arabic_Script

Egypt registers first domain name in Arabic
Egyptian Communication and Information Technology Minister Tarek Kamel
announced that the country had filed an application for the ".misr"
(".Egypt") domain name (???? in Arabic) at an Internet conference
sponsored by the United Nations. According to ICANN chief executive Rod
Beckstrom, six countries have applied for domains in three languages
since the internet regulator opened up the use of non Latin scripts
yesterday.
http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Article/144332/Egypt_registers_first_domain_name_in_Arabic
http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/internet:-egypt-registers-first-domain-name-in-arabic-2009111738385.html

Egypt uses IGF to launch new Arabic Internet domain
The 4th Internet Governance Forum meeting is currently under way in
Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The country's information technology minister
Tarek Kamel took advantage of the spotlight currently being shined on
the local Internet community to announce a forthcoming Arabic version
of Egypt's national domain.
http://domainesinfo.fr/english/333/.php
http://stephanevangelder.com/archives/288-Egypt-uses-IGF-to-launch-new-Arabic-Internet-domain.html

Egypt introduces first Arabic internet domain
Egypt's communications minister on Sunday launched the first Arabic
domain aimed at easing Internet access to millions of Arabic speakers
around the world.
http://ibtimes.com.au/articles/20091116/egypt-introduces-first-arabic-internet-domain.htm

Egypt applies for domain name in Arabic
Egypt is to apply for the first domain name written in non-Latin characters, it has been reported.
http://www.globalgold.co.uk/web-hosting-news/domains-news/egypt-applies-for-domain-name-in-arabic-19460944.html

First Arabic Domain Name Service Launches In Egypt
The United Nations Internet Governance Forum, which is being hosted by
Egypt at the Sharm el-Sheikh resort in Cairo, will see the launch of
world?s first Arabic internet domain which has been developed by the
country.
http://www.itproportal.com/portal/news/article/2009/11/16/first-arabic-domain-name-service-launches-egypt/

China to apply for "Zhongguo"domain name
China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) today will apply for
the top-level Chinese domain name "Zhongguo"(written in pinyin), to key
Internet oversight agency ICANN.
http://english.cctv.com/20091116/103795.shtml

Net gets set for language changes
The internet is about to undergo a major change. For the first time non-Latin characters will be available for domain names.
http://www.legitreviews.com/news/6816/

Egypt starts new trend: introduces non-Latin Arabic Domain name
Following the ICANN?s announcement Egypt would become the world?s first country to introduce an Arabic language internet Domain.
http://whitehatfirm.com/news/egypt-starts-new-trend-introduces-non-latin-arabic-domain-name/899.html

Internet to ?speak Arabic?
Egyptian Minister of Communication Tarek Kamel announced on Sunday the
introduction of the first Arabic domain, in a step that would ease
Internet access to millions of Arabic speakers around the world.
http://www.heralddeparis.com/internet-to-speak-arabic/63535

Internet now speaks Arabic!
With ICANN relaxing strict rules concerning domain names, the countries
around the world will soon be able to access domain names in their own
language.
http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20091116/internet-now-speaks-arabic-id-1091082.html

Six registries to offer non-Latin domains
Icann?s fast-track process for new non-Latin country-code top-level
domains opened today with applications from six different
countries/territories in three different languages
http://managingip.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2339428

Landmark step towards a truly global internet
At the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), the
European Commission today has welcomed a landmark step towards a truly
global (and local) internet: the announcement that "Internationalised
Domain Names" will be introduced at the top level. Until now, internet
domain names were either fully or partly in the Latin "a to z"
alphabet. ICANN has announced that a fast track process would be
launched today to open up country code top level domains (like ".eu" of
europa.eu) to non Latin characters.
http://euroalert.net/en/news.aspx?idn=9306

ICANN approves multilingual Internet address characters
We may see Amharic or Ge'ez (Ethiopian languages) being used for web
address soon. It is reported that ICANN, a non-profit global regulatory
body, last week approved a new multilingual Internet address system
which it said would open up the Internet to millions more people
worldwide. For now only 20 languages have been approved, and Ethiopia's
Ge'ez characters are not among them.
http://www.ethiopianreview.com/articles/31099

Egypt takes the lead in applying for domain name in Arabic
Within a month of the approval, by ICANN, to the proposal that allows
Web addresses in non-Roman characters, Egypt has taken the lead in
applying a domain name in the Arabic script.
http://topnews.us/content/28399-egypt-takes-lead-applying-domain-name-arabic

Egypt will construct the first Arabic-language domain
Tarek Kamel, the Egyptian Minister of Communications, said that Egypt
will construct the first Arabic-language domain on the web site which
will be a very positive for Egypt.
http://ecpulse.com/en/clusters/2009/11/17/egypt-will-launch-the-first-arabaic-domain/

EC welcomes decision on non-Latin top level domains [sub req'd]
The European Commission (EC) has welcomed an announcement that
'Internationalised Domain Names' will be introduced at the top level.
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/

Non-Latin Domain Names Launch
Until recently, all domain names had to be written in latin characters
- even in countries using Arabic, Chinese and other scripts. For the
first time, a new Arabic domain is available : .masr written in Arabic
translates as .Egypt.
http://www.pcreview.co.uk/news/3924372.php

Internet Takes Another Step Toward Being Truly "Worldwide"
The World Wide Web is about to go global. Countries have been invited
to propose internationalized domain names based on non-Roman characters
and Egypt has proposed the first domain name to use the Arabic script.
http://www.crn.com/software/221800106;jsessionid=EGXZKP1IQNZNNQE1GHPSKH4ATMY32JVN

Egypt is First to Apply for New Arabic .IDN Extension
There are over 300 million Arabic speakers in the world and fewer than
one percent of online content is in Arabic, according to Yahoo!
co-founder Jerry Yang.
http://idnblog.com/2009/11/17/egypt-apply-arabic-idn-extension/

First Arabic Web Domain Launches in Egypt
On the heels of ICANN's decision to open domains to non-Latin script,
an Egyptian site is announcing the launch of the first Arabic domain.
The nation's communications minister Tarek Kamel announced the
domain--.masr, which translates to .egypt--during the Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) being held in his country.
http://www.appscout.com/2009/11/first_arabic_web_domain_launch.php

Egypt Claims First Arabic Web Domain
On the heels of ICANN's decision to open domains to non-Latin script,
an Egyptian site is announcing the launch of the first Arabic domain.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2355914,00.asp

TLDs with signs in foreign
Since yesterday, you can submit an application for registration of the
national top-level domain (country code Top Level Domains, ccTLD)
containing non-Latin alphabets the letters for the determination of the
same domain, TLD, and not only for second-level domain (SLD Second
Level Domain).
http://it-chuiko.com/internet/1320-tlds-with-signs-in-foreign.html

Egypt, China First In Line for Top Level Internationalised Domain Names
Egypt and China have both said they will be applying for country code
internationalised top level domain names as part of ICANN?s fast track
process. ICANN will begin accepting requests for the new TLDs today (16
November) at 00:00UTC.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=9622
http://www.domainpulse.com/2009/11/16/egypt-china-top-level-internationalised-domains/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/egypt-china-first-in-line-for-internationalised-top-level-domains.html

Web addresses to be made available for non-English speakers
With the rise of broadband over the years more and more of us are
accessing a wider range of websites on a regular basis. However, those
of us who use English as a first language often take this access for
granted.
http://www.broadband-expert.co.uk/blog/broadband-news/web-addresses-to-be-made-available-for-non-english-speakers/775299

Icann decision eases Arabic Internet access [sub req'd]
Egyptian Minister of Communication Tarek Kamel has announced the
introduction of the first Arabic domain, .misr, in a step that would
ease Internet access to millions of Arabic speakers around the world.
http://www.legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20091118085612432

Egypt launches Arabic web domain
... Egypt will open the world's first Arabic language internet domain.
http://www.electricnews.net/article/10125516.rss
http://www.portalangop.co.ao/motix/en_us/noticias/africa/2009/10/47/Egypt-launches-Arabic-web-domain,16149add-f2a4-4b0e-896d-f3493f890d25.html

The net ready to turn multilingual
The web will soon lose its English language monopoly as web addresses will soon use non-Latin characters.
http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=conWebDoc.33411

Cyrillic .ukr domain unlikely to be registered, market operator says
The regional Cyrillic domain .ukr is unlikely to be registered by
ICANN, Internet Invest Ltd. President Oleksandr Olshansky considers.
http://www.interfax.com.ua/eng/eco/25344

Digital sovereignty: What?s at stake?
The founding myth of the internet as a lawless area, totally
self-regulated and devoid of territoriality, has been debunked. The
role of ICANN in the management of the domain name system (DNS)
contradicts this illusion: the internet is indeed controlled.
http://www.europolitics.info/sectorial-policies/digital-sovereignty-what-s-at-stake-art254430-13.html

Global Trademark Alert - October 2009
In this issue of the Global Trademark Alert, the highlights include:
the entry into force of new rules and amendments to the Common
Regulations under the Madrid Agreement and Protocol / enhanced
protection for well-known marks in Azerbaijan and Belarus / Brazil's
passage of its Olympic Act / changes to fees and requirements for
trademark applications in Singapore, the United Kingdom and New Zealand
/ and the release of the latest draft of the new gTLDs Applicant
Guidebook (version 3) for public comment.
http://ca.linexlegal.com/index.php

New Internationalized Domain Names Set to Become Available Next Year
Brand owners should be aware that a new process for transforming the
Internet with internationalized domain names (IDNs) in non-Latin script
opened earlier this week. Until now, domain names have been limited to
characters of the Latin alphabet (the 26 letters "a-z", numbers 0 to 9,
and hyphens). However, ICANN  this week started accepting requests from
representatives of countries and territories around the world for new
internet extensions that represent their country name and are made up
of non-Latin characters.
http://www.btlaw.com/News.asp?News_ID=19429

New gTLD Expressions of Interest: Proceed with Caution by Michael D. Palage
The ICANN Board, at its October 2009 annual meeting in Seoul, passed a
resolution directing staff to prepare an analysis regarding the
feasibility of ICANN soliciting Expressions of Interests (EOIs) from
prospective applicants for new gTLDs.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20091118_new_gtld_expressions_of_interest_proceed_with_caution/

Informal Working Group Publish Report On New TLDs by Michele Neylon
In an interesting move several members of the ICANN community formed an
"informal" Working Group to discuss the concept of "expressions of
interest" in new TLDs. This all happened very quickly, which is more or
less the opposite to how most ICANN related activities progress.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20091118_informal_working_group_publish_report_on_new_tlds/

Announcement: Critical Internet Infrastructure WG is Now Open to Public Participation by Gadi Evron
ISOTF Critical Internet Infrastructure WG is now open to public
participation. The group holds top experts on internet technology,
critical infrastructure, and internet governance, from around the globe.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20091118_critical_internet_infrastructure_wg_open_to_public_participation/

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Canadian Input About .Bank Shows Complications of International Internet
There are many challenges to introducing new top level domain names.
International norms certainly play a part, such as issues over morality.
http://domainnamewire.com/2009/11/17/canadian-input-about-bank-shows-complications-of-international-internet/

ch: Swiss universities and SWITCH receive an award for AAI
In early November 2009, SWITCH was presented with the EDUCAUSE 2009
Catalyst Award in Denver, Colorado ? also on behalf of the Swiss
universities. The Catalyst Award is one of the most important awards
worldwide for ICT innovations in the research and education sector.
This year, it was presented in recognition of the key role of the
"Federated Identity Management System".
http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2009/educause.html

Putting .SHOP in the window
Flagship project of the the Top Level Domains (TLDs), .SHOP is
supported by a company listed on the Tokyo dung whose turnover can all
ambitions. Interview with Hirokatsu Ohigashi, of GMO Registry.
http://domainesinfo.fr/english/331/.php

Kiwis urged to take ownership of domain names
New Zealand?s domain name commissioner Debbie Monahan says New
Zealanders could be making better use of their email addresses to
express or promote themselves.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/northland/local-news/northern-news/3070098/

New Zealand cranks up IPv6 preparations
After a slow start, New Zealand is poised to accelerate implementation
of the next generation Internet protocol, IPv6, with the formation of
the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force.
http://www.itwire.com/content/view/29345/127/

New .za rules in the pipeline
New licensing regulations that will safeguard the interests of Internet
users who register .za domain names have been released for public
scrutiny by the .za Domain Name Authority (ZA DNA). Drafted in terms of
the ECT Act of 2002, the first set of regulations regulate the
licensing of .za registrars, while the other set is for the licensing
of .za registries.
http://mybroadband.co.za/news/Internet/10506.html

za: Domain regulations go live
The South African Domain Name Authority (zaDNA) will today publish its
regulations governing the administration of .za domains for public
comment.
http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=28135:domain-regulations-go-live&catid=147:internet&Itemid=68

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Age of cyber warfare is 'dawning'
Cyber war has moved from fiction to fact, says a report. Compiled by
security firm McAfee, it bases its conclusion on analysis of recent
net-based attacks.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363175.stm

McAfee Inc. Warns of Countries Arming for Cyberwarfare [news release]
The United States, Israel, France, China and Russia are Cyberarmed;
Critical Infrastructure is at Risk, According to McAfee?s Fifth Annual
Virtual Criminology Report
http://newsroom.mcafee.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=3594

Report: Countries prepping for cyber war
Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a "Cyber Cold War,"
amassing "cyber weapons," conducting espionage, and testing networks in
preparation for using the Internet to conduct war, according to a new
report to be released on Tuesday by McAfee.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/security/0,39044215,62059379,00.htm

McAfee Releases Cybercrime Report
The world is arming for cyber war and better defenses must be planned
for and implemented. McAfee, a computer security company, makes this
claim in its Fifth Annual Virtual Criminology report, released on
Tuesday.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221800427
http://www.darkreading.com/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221900154

The good, the bad and the ugly of DNS security on the Internet
Recent survey results show that DNS configuration and related security
practices continue to represent a mixed bag for enterprise IT managers,
with certain threats diminishing and others gaining considerable steam.
http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/nsm/2009/111609nsm1.html

Bill Would Boost Cybersecurity Research
The House Science and Technology Committee approved legislation
Wednesday that would reauthorize and expand federal cybersecurity
research programs. The bill (H.R. 4061) would require federal agencies
to develop, update, and implement a strategic plan for cybersecurity
research and development. The bill, which combined two different bills,
would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to
develop and implement a plan to ensure coordination on the development
of international cybersecurity technical standards within the federal
government.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2009/11/bill-would-boost-cybersecurity.php

VeriSign bolsters security for .com and .net sites
More than 95 million Web sites ?- including 80 million using .com names
and 15 million using .net names ?- will have access to new security
mechanisms that prevent visitors from being unknowingly sent to phony
sites engaged in phishing and pharming attacks.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111609-verisign-dnssec.html
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140932/VeriSign_bolsters_security_for_.com_and_.net_sites
http://www.cio.com.au/article/326387/

VeriSign Announces DNSSEC Deployment Support Plans
VeriSign has announced its strategic approach for working with the
Internet community to deploy DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in the
.com and .net TLDs. Through a collaborative industry-wide effort,
VeriSign, and the ICANN and business communities can play a part in
helping to protect the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) from "man in
the middle" and cache poisoning attacks.
http://www.infoworld.com/d/security-central/verisign-announces-dnssec-deployment-support-plans-862
http://www.thestandard.com/news/2009/11/17/verisign-announces-dnssec-deployment-support-plans
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=0466513A-1A64-67EA-E48BE2F8ECA120F4

VeriSign vows to tighten web security
Networking infrastructure firm VeriSign has promised to deliver a
significant boost to internet security in the next couple of years.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2253237/verisign-tightens-domains
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20091116/ttc-verisign-vows-to-tighten-web-securit-6315470.html

VeriSign expects major security update by 2011
VeriSign, which runs the master database for such domains as .com and
.net, says a significant Internet security vulnerability will be closed
by 2011, after delays caused by technical aspects of the implementation.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10398251-83.html
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39877966,00.htm

DNSSec update deadline penciled in for 2011
VeriSign announced plans on Monday to roll out the DNSSec security
standard for the web's .com and .net TLDs by the first quarter of 2011.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/16/dnssec_roll_ou/

VeriSign sets timetable to fix DNS hole
VeriSign has said a significant outstanding internet security
vulnerability will be closed by 2011, after delays caused by technical
aspects of the implementation.
http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-365207.html

Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks? [IDG]
Nations that want to disrupt their enemies' banking, media and
government resources don't need their own technical skills; they can
simply order botnet attack services from cybercriminals.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141000/Are_nations_paying_criminals_for_botnet_attacks_
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=00CE1B84-1A64-6A71-CE02D7C6CE75E6B5
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111709-botnet-attacks-countries.html

Improved DNS security for .com and .net domains
It seems that after 15 years of predicting better security for the
Domain Name System, the time has finally come for the implementation of
DNSSEC, the technology that adds extensions to DNS, to provide origin
authentication of said data and its integrity.
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=8515

Kaminsky flaw fixed for .com and .net by 2011
DNSSEC, the long-term solution to the Kaminsky vulnerability, should be
completed for .com and .net domains by the first quarter of 2011.
http://www.itpro.co.uk/617677/kaminsky-flaw-fixed-for-com-and-net-by-2011

Nominum simplifes DNSSec roll-outs
Domain name system (DNS) server vendor Nominum today launched new
software for its server products designed to simplify and speed up the
DNSSec roll-out, which many believe is vital to the future security of
the internet's underlying infrastructure.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2253364/nominum-simplifes-dnssec-roll

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us: Union County man indicted for allegedly stealing Internet domain names
A Union County man who is accused of pilfering an Internet domain name
from a Miami-based company and then selling it to a professional
basketball player for more than $100,000 was indicted today on theft
charges, authorities said.
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/11/union_county_man_indicted_on_c.html

NJ man indicted for Web name theft, sale on eBay [AP]
A northern New Jersey man has been indicted on charges he stole a
valuable Internet address and sold it on eBay for more than $110,000.
http://www.app.com/article/20091116/NEWS03/91116121/

First Known Criminal Indictment of a Domain Thief Has Been Handed Down by New Jersey's Attorney General
In August we told you about the arrest of Danny Goncalves, the man
accused of stealing P2P.com from co-owners Marc Ostrofsky, Albert Angel
and his wife Lesli Angel in 2006 and selling it on Ebay for six
figures. This evening I received word from one of the victims, Albert
Angel, that New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram indicted Goncalves
today for that hijacking, the first known instance of a domain thief
being indicted on criminal charges.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2009/dailyposts/20091116-2.htm

Grand Jury Indicts Daniel Goncalves On Domain Theft Charges
New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram announced in a press release
today that Union, New Jersey resident Daniel Goncalves was indicted
today. Criminal Justice Director Deborah Gramiccioni stated that the
Division of Criminal Justice Major Crimes/Computer Analysis &
Technology Unit obtained a seven-count state grand jury indictment.
Goncalves, 25, was charged with unlawful taking, theft by deception,
computer theft, identity theft all in the second degree along with
three counts of fourth-degree falsifying records.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/grand-jury-indicts-daniel-goncalves-domain-theft-charges/6613

New Jersey Indicts Alleged Domain Thief
New Jersey today handed down an indictment (pdf) against Daniel
Goncalves, alleged thief of the P2P.com domain name. The Division of
Criminal Justice Major Crimes/Computer Analysis & Technology Unit
obtained a seven-count state grand jury indictment for theft by
unlawful taking, theft by deception, computer theft, and identity
theft, all in the second degree, and three counts of fourth-degree
falsifying records.
http://domainnamewire.com/2009/11/16/new-jersey-indicts-alleged-domain-thief/

Man charged in $111,000 domain name theft
A New Jersey man has been charged with stealing the p2p.com domain name
and selling it to a professional basketball player for more than
$111,000 in the first US indictment for domain name theft.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/18/domain_name_theft_indictment/

Kentucky Cabinet Secretary Discusses Internet Gambling Battle
One month ago, the Kentucky Supreme Court heard arguments in a case
that pits the state?s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet against the
owners of 141 internet gambling domain names, including those belonging
to industry titans like PokerStars and Fill Tilt Poker.
http://www.pokernewsdaily.com/kentucky-cabinet-secretary-discusses-internet-gambling-battle-6434/

Cheech and Chong Smoke Out Domain Name
Comedy duo Cheech & Chong have won rights to the CheechandChong.com
domain name through arbitration at World Intellectual Property
Organization.
http://domainnamewire.com/2009/11/16/cheech-and-chong-smoke-out-domain-name/

FIFA wins cybersquatting case at WIPO
The international governing body of football, FIFA, has won a
cybersquatting case at the World Intellectual Property Organisation
(WIPO) against a US-based person, who had registered the term ?Fifa
World Cup? in an Internet domain.
http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/FIFA-wins-cybersquatting-case-at-WIPO/542175/

Domain Names as Property Subject to Creditor Claims ? Bosh v. Zavala
Most people take it for granted that domain names are property. As
such, there shouldn?t be much dispute that domain names are subject to
the claims of judgment creditors. But I?ve seen enough resistance to
this position that I thought a recent case was worth a quick mention.
This recent case (Bosh v. Zavala (08-CV-04851-FMC-MANx) (C.D. Cal.
Sept. 24, 2009)) also raises some interesting questions about the
mechanics of trying to use a domain name to satisfy a judgment. This
topic was also recently covered here on Domain Name News. For more
perspectives, see Marc Randazza?s post on this case here; see also NYT;
Deadspin.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/domain-names-property-subject-creditor-claims-bosh-zavala/6607

Czech court wants to speed up UDRP process
A proposal from the Czech Arbitration Court for an expedited decision
process for UDRP cases has been published by Icann for public comment
http://managingip.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=2338085

Law Firm Claims Cybersquatting and TM Infringement Against Ex-Employee?s Gripe Site
Levinson Axelrod, a New Jersey law firm, is trying to shut down an
ex-employee?s gripe site, alleging cybersquatting and trademark
infringement.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/law-firm-claims-cybersquatting-tm-infringement-exemployees-gripe-site/6625

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 - IPv4/IPv6
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ICANN CEO questioned over IP address monopoly
ICANN has been questioned over its perceived monopoly of IP address
space for the IPv6 protocol. At the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in
Egypt, Dr Sureswaran Ramadass of the Malaysian National Advanced IPv6
Centre (NAv6)asked ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom whether there should be
other bodies involved in allocating IP numbers aside from ICANN and the
5 Regional Internet Registries (RIRs).
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326728/

Internet Governance Forum renews call for IPv6
The fourth annual Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Egypt today,
with registry group the Number Resource Organization (NRO) using the
event to highlight the importance of fair access to internet number
resources across all regions, and the need for the move to IPv6.
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20091116/ttc-internet-governance-forum-renews-cal-6315470.html

The ITU and IPv6 Transition: Controversy at the IGF
At today's "Managing Critical Internet Resources? session of the
Internet Governance Forum 2009, the ITU agenda on taking a role in IPv6
distribution once again reared its ugly head.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20091116_itu_and_ipv6_transition_controversy_at_the_igf/

RIPE NCC launches IPv6 implementation guide [news release]
With just over 10% of IPv4 address space left, the RIPE NCC launches
How to Act Now ? a guide to making IPv6 deployment simple. The first
ever resource of its kind, How to Act Now provides large and small
business and government users with the information necessary to
successfully deploy IPv6 in their networks.
http://www.ipv6actnow.org/category/all-news/

Ripe launches new IPv6 resource
European regional internet registry Ripe NCC today launched a new
resource designed to help organisations plan and deploy IPv6 in their
environments.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2253322/ripe-launches-ipv6-resource
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20091117/ttc-ripe-launches-new-ipv6-resource-6315470.html

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 - MISCELLANEOUS
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DNS Survey Results Pandora's Box of Both Frightening and Hopeful Results, Says Cricket Liu
The fifth-annual survey of domain name servers (DNS) on the public
Internet?called a "Pandora's box of both frightening and hopeful
results"?was released today by The Measurement Factory in partnership
with Infoblox. Cricket Liu, Vice President of Architecture at Infoblox
and author of O'Reilly & Associates' DNS and BIND, DNS & BIND
Cookbook says: "Of particular interest is the enormous growth in the
number of Internet-connected name servers, largely attributable to the
introduction by carriers of customer premises equipment (CPE) with
embedded DNS functionality. This equipment represents a significant
risk to the rest of the Internet, as without proper access controls, it
facilitates enormous DDoS attacks."
http://www.circleid.com/posts/dns_survey_results_pandora_box_of_both_frightening_and_hopeful_results/

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 - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
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ccTLD Boom Fuels Interest in Canada's .ca Extension & Back in the
States T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Co-Founder Howard Neu Gets on the Development
Bandwagon 
In a complete reversal of form from just two years ago, ccTLDs now
routinely leave non .com gTLDs in the dust in our weekly reports on
domain sales. The latest report, released today, is typical. There are
five ccTLDs on the all extension Top 20 chart and there were a dozen
five-figure country code sales reported.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2009/dailyposts/20091118.htm

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INTERNET USE
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Against all odds, broadband internet continues to grow in the EU [news release]
With more than 11 million new fixed lines laid in a year, the take up
of broadband internet continues to grow in Europe. According to a
report published today by the European Commission, 24% of the EU
population had a broadband access line subscription in July 2009, up
from 21.6% in July 2008. The report also shows that mobile broadband is
gaining momentum in Europe, with a 54% increase since January and now
at a penetration rate of 4.2% per 100 citizens.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/09/1731

Study: Most Americans won't pay for newspaper, magazine content online [IDG]
Bad news for newspaper and magazine publishers hoping to boost their
flagging businesses by charging for content: Most consumers in the U.S.
won't pay for it.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326491/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140958/Study_Most_won_t_pay_for_newspaper_magazine_content_online
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/182296/.html
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/326491/

Readers will pay for online news: survey
A study of global news consumers suggests that people would be prepared
to pay for what they read online. But the research also shows that
people are not prepared to pay much for their news - and that
Australians are the cheapest of them all.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/17/2745290.htm

Net users warm to paid content model
Almost half of Australian internet users would be willing to pay a
small monthly amount for unique and timely online news, according to a
survey by the Boston Consulting Group.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/internet-users-willing-to-pay-small-fee-for-online-news-content/story-e6frgakx-1225799135054

Technology failing disabled net surfers: forum [AFP]
Technology should be harnessed better to give the world's estimated 650
million disabled people improved access to the Internet, experts said
here on Tuesday.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/technology-failing-disabled-net-surfers-forum-20091118-ikmn.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/technology-failing-disabled-net-surfers-forum-20091118-ikmn.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/technology-failing-disabled-net-surfers-forum-1822648.html

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SOCIAL NETWORKING
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I don't use Twitter, says Barack Obama, despite having 2.6m followers
He is the world's most famous Blackberry user, refusing to abandon the
device when he entered the White House despite security concerns.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/16/obama-doesnt-use-twitter-shanghai

Social networking sites 'need help buttons' for bullied kids
Major social networking sites MySpace and Facebook have been criticised
for failing to introduce a help button for children being bullied
online.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8365574.stm

Facebook 'fails to protect children'
Facebook and MySpace, the social networking sites, were criticised last
night for failing to do enough to protect children using the internet
by a senior police officer responsible for protecting children online.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/6591719/Facebook-fails-to-protect-children.html

Facebook adopts new privacy policy
Facebook on Tuesday announced that it has decided to adopt a revised
privacy policy designed to be more accessible and easier to understand.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10400254-93.html
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/internet/0,1000000097,39887550,00.htm

Groups rile against 'Hatebook'
Social networking site Facebook has come under pressure to better
regulate its content as racist and offensive groups continue to
proliferate on the site.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/groups-rile-against-hatebook-20091116-ii1f.html
http://www.theage.com.au/world/groups-rile-against-hatebook-20091117-ij0e.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/groups-rile-against-hatebook-20091116-ii1f.html

Twitter users: young, metropolitan and angry about civil liberties
Britain's 5.5 million Twitter users are younger than average members of
the public, slightly more likely to vote Labour, and distinctly more
liberal, according to a survey published today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/18/twitter-users-survey-poll-britain

Oxford's word of the year? 'Unfriend'
Perhaps in a sign of how the plague of social media has numbed us all
to the value of legitimate human connections, the New Oxford American
Dictionary has picked the verb "unfriend," or "to remove someone as a
'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook," as its 2009
Word of the Year.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10398648-36.html

Word of the year is ... unfriend [AFP]
The New Oxford American Dictionary has named "unfriend" - as in
deleting someone as a friend on a social network such as Facebook - its
word of the year.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/word-of-the-year-is--unfriend-20091117-iitb.html

Facebook launches safety tips as part of anti-bullying week
The theme of this year's National Anti-Bullying-Week, which starts
today, is cyber-bullying. In fact, after name calling cyber-bullying is
the most common type of bullying, as a recent study for the Department
for Children, Schools and Families revealed. It is an issue has to be
taken seriously: 47% of 14-year-olds in the survey reported bullying.
Its impact continues as kids get older: 41% of 15-year-olds and 29% of
16-year-olds report facing the problem.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/nov/16/bullying-facebook-bebo-national-anti-bullying-week

Orange strikes Twitter TV deal
Twitter users will soon be able to tweet to each other via their TV
sets while watching entertainment and sports shows, after Orange struck
a deal to integrate the service into its mobile and television
offerings.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/17/orange-twitter-tv

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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China joins supercomputer elite
China has become one of a handful of nations to own one of the top five
supercomputers in the world. Its Tianhe-1 computer, housed at the
National Super Computer Center in Tianjin was ranked fifth on the
biannual Top 500 supercomputer list.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8362825.stm

Australian supercomputer to boost research output
The most powerful supercomputer in the country is now online at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/16/2743868.htm

Two rival supercomputers duke it out for top spot [IDG]
A Cray supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has regained the
title of the world's most powerful supercomputer, overtaking the
installation that was ranked at the top in June, while China entered
the Top 10 with a hybrid Intel-AMD system.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326377/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140925/Two_rival_supercomputers_duke_it_out_for_top_spot

Australia's supercomputer ranking slipping
Only one Australian supercomputer has made it onto a list of the Top 500 announced at the SC09 forum in US this week.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326553/

NZ canes Australia in supercomputer rankings
Only one Australian supercomputer has made it onto a list of the Top
500 announced at the SC09 forum in US this week compared with eight
across the ditch in New Zealand.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/tech/BD28C911E281AD19CC2576720071E255

Supercomputers with 100 million cores coming by 2018
There is a race to make supercomputers as powerful as possible to solve
some of the world's most important problems, including climate change,
the need for ultra-long-life batteries for cars, operating fusion
reactors with plasma that reaches 150 million degrees Celsius and
creating bio-fuels from weeds and not corn.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140928/Supercomputers_with_100_million_cores_coming_by_2018

Google Chrome launch takes fight to Windows
Google will on Thursday unveil an initial version of its Chrome
operating system for personal computers as it seeks to revolutionise
the way people access the internet and challenge the might of Microsoft.
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article6921851.ece

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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Will the net widen to protect children online?
Barely a day passes without reports of attempts by paedophiles to groom
underage children for sexual liaisons using internet chatrooms or other
contacts. But what is the government, which set up a high profile group
to tackle the issue back in 2007, going to do it about? After more than
two years we may be about to find out after it was confirmed on Friday
that Gordon Brown will present a new national child internet safety
strategy on 8 December at No 10.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/16/child-safety-online

Parents warned to supervise internet access to prevent bullying
Parents were today urged to supervise their children's internet access
as research revealed large numbers of primary school pupils are
becoming victims of cyberbullying.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/6573385/Parents-warned-to-supervise-internet-access-to-prevent-bullying.html

Bebo is worst UK social network for cyberbullying
Bebo is the social network where teenagers are most likely to
experience cyberbullying, says Beatbulling. According to the
anti-bullying charity, nearly 30 percent of kids that have experienced
cyberbullying said the problem occurred on Bebo.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3206408
http://www.macworld.co.uk/education/news/index.cfm?newsid=27749

Group wants social networks involved in fighting cyberbullies
Cyberbullying remains a problem for kids between 11 and 18, a UK-based
anti-bullying group has found, and it wants social networks to step up
and help with improved UIs and support services for kids in need.
http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2009/11/group-wants-social-networks-involved-in-fighting-cyberbullies.ars

How easy is it to report abuse on Facebook?
Recently, there was a big fuzz about the social network sites failing
to protect children. Different newspapers, among them the Guardian,
reported a "head of goverment body responsible for keeping children
safe" has criticized social networking sites for not doing enough. But
was that correct?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/18/facebook-reporting-abuse

Opinion: Why Is Child Pornography on Your PC?
Anti-virus protection, critical security patches, and a secure wireless
connection have always been essential processes on my networks. My main
concern has always been to protect my bank account by keeping the bad
guy out.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-siciliano/why-is-child-pornography_b_356539.html

Government pressure affecting Internet social networks-forum [AFP]
Government pressure on companies linked to social media networks is
threatening to infringe civil liberties, an Internet forum in Egypt
heard on Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/state-pressure-affecting-internet-social-networks-forum-20091119-imt1.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/state-pressure-affecting-internet-social-networks-forum-20091119-imt1.html

The flipsides of digital play
The fashion-fixated have always said that you can never be too rich or
too thin. And it would seem this generation of pre-teens and teens
would have us believe that motto extends to the number of high-tech
computer and mobile screens close at hand.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/lifestyle/a/-/lifestyle/6492963/the-flipsides-of-digital-play/

au: Mum witnesses cyber attack
SUNSHINE Coast mother Kylie Simpson was horrified when someone hacked
into her 12-year-old daughter?s MySpace page before her eyes and posted
a pornographic image and wrote lewd messages.
http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2009/11/18/horrified-mum-witnesses-cyber-attack/
http://www.qt.com.au/story/2009/11/18/horrified-mum-witnesses-cyber-attack/
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/story/2009/11/18/horrified-mum-witnesses-cyber-attack/

au: ISP filtering report unlikely to surface: Budde
The Federal Government commissioned report into the viability of
mandatory ISP-level filtering may never see the light of day according
to telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326384/

NZ interloper to commercialise UK internet blocking
Arguments over just how successful government attempts have been in
keeping child porn off the internet may be little more than a storm in
a teacup ? but such discussions highlight a shift in the way indecent
material may be blocked in future.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/16/nz_iwf/

uk: Cyber bullying lesson
http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6027903

Cyber Bullying
What Cyber- Bullying is and how pupils should try and deal with it. Excellent for Anti- Bullying Week! 
http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6027895

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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EU cracks down on mobile services
Websites mis-selling mobile ringtones and other services have been
forced to clean up their acts, following a European Union crackdown.
Some 301 sites were investigated, resulting in the closure of 54 and
the correction of 159.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363836.stm

EU shuts down ringtone scam sites targeting youngsters [AFP]
European nations have closed down over 50 Internet websites after a
crackdown on mobile phone ringtone scams often targeting youngsters.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/eu-shuts-down-ringtone-scam-sites-targeting-youngsters-20091118-ikmx.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/eu-shuts-down-ringtone-scam-sites-targeting-youngsters-20091118-ikmx.html

Mixed message on mobile use
An international study set up to answer the long-running question of
whether mobile phones increase cancer rates is unlikely to give the
all-clear for people who have been using phones for longer than 10
years.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/mixed-message-on-mobile-use/story-e6frg8y6-1225799069023

Brain tumour warning on phone use
A multinational study into the link between mobile phones and brain
tumours could soon warn against heavy use exceeding several hours a
day, a visiting radiation expert says.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/brain-tumour-warning-on-phone-use-20091117-ikck.html

Underdog Palm Takes on Giants in Smartphones
In a land of cellphone giants, Palm is a mouse. Palm is tiny compared
with Apple, Research in Motion, Samsung, Google, Microsoft and Nokia,
which are battling to control the future of smartphones.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/16/technology/companies/16palm.html

Why Economists Love to Study Cellphone Pricing
Have I tragically underestimated the ability of foreign cellphone
companies to come up with devilishly complex pricing plans and the
skill of economists to convert those schemes into pat theories that can
be illustrated with neat charts and graphs.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/why-economists-love-to-study-cellphone-pricing/

T-Mobile confirms biggest phone customer data breach
Personal details of thousands of mobile phone customers have been
stolen and sold to rival firms in the biggest data breach of its kind,
the government's privacy watchdog said today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/17/t-mobile-phone-data-privacy

T-Mobile staff sold personal data
Staff at mobile phone company T-Mobile passed on millions of records
from thousands of customers to third party brokers, the firm has
confirmed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8364421.stm

T-Mobile giant faces inquiry over sale of customer records
The private details of millions of mobile phone customers, including their numbers and addresses, have been sold illegally.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6920143.ece

India to have 'billion' mobile users soon: exec [AFP]
India could have more than one billion mobile phone users by 2015, with
the bulk of that growth in rural areas, one of the country's top
telecom executives said Wednesday.
http://uk.biz.yahoo.com/18112009/323/india-billion-mobile-users-soon-exec.html

China Mobile's 3G coverage to rapidly expand [IDG]
The 3G network of the world's largest mobile phone network operator
will cover 70 percent of China's cities by the end of this year, the
company's chairman said Wednesday.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111809-china-mobiles-3g-coverage-to.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/182466/.html

The Google Phone Is Very Real. And It's Coming Soon
The debate over Droid v. iPhone rages on, but lots more Android
surprises are on the way. Get ready for the Google Phone. It's no
longer a myth, it's real.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/18/AR2009111800208.html

Optus to trial 3G successor
Optus will be the first telco in the nation to trial a new mobile
broadband technology that transmits data 20 times faster than current
3G systems.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/optus-to-trial-3g-successor/story-e6frgakx-1225799600404

SingTel to trial LTE in Asia-Pacific next year
Optus parent company, SingTel, has announced it will run a trial of the
wireless technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE) in Australia,
Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326881/

au: Can complaints on mobile content be cut?
The Mobile Premium Service Industry has a poor track record. There were
15,653 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman last
year. It's a scourge according to Alan Asher from the Australian
Communications Consumer Action Network. On 1 July this year the new
Mobile Premium Services Code was introduced. It sounds like it's had a
good impact, but is it enough?
http://www.zdnet.com.au/blogs/twisted-wire/soa/Can-complaints-on-mobile-content-be-cut-/0,2001103929,339299599,00.htm

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SPAM
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Spam's new flavours: Filtering is keeping more unwanted messages from
our inboxes ? but provoking more sophisticated scams on social networks
and elsewhere
When Luis von Ahn gives talks on his work fighting spam, he likes to
start by asking the audience a question. "How many of you have had to
fill out one of those web forms that asks you to read a distorted
sequence of letters or a word?" he asks. "How many of you found that
annoying?"
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/nov/18/spam-new-flavours

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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UK Hails First Cybercrime Cooperation With Banks [IDG]
U.K. police are hailing the sentencing of four people who used a
sophisticated Trojan horse program to siphon money out of online bank
accounts and send it to Eastern European countries and Russia.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/182245/.html
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/326427/

Copycat websites set to rob shoppers of millions
Online shoppers are at risk of losing money or becoming victims of
fraud if they buy from scam or ?copycat? websites this Christmas.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/money/article6915966.ece

Cyber laws must punish individuals not society [AFP]
Laws regulating cybercrimes must target individuals and not society as
a whole, an IT specialist told an internet governance forum at the
Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/cyber-laws-must-punish-individuals-not-society/story-e6frgakx-1225799171934
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/cyber-laws-must-punish-individuals-not-society-specialist-20091118-ikon.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/cyber-laws-must-punish-individuals-not-society-specialist-20091118-ikon.html

US cyber agencies mum on how they try to identify cyberattackers
Members of a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday asked criminal and security
agency officials responsible for securing the nation's most sensitive
computer systems and networks how they identify who is behind a
specific cyberattack, despite the difficulty in doing so.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20091117_3287.php

nz: Internet hackers target Rotorua
The Rotorua Principal's Association website has been attacked by hackers who took out the site for more than 36 hours.
http://www.rotoruadailypost.co.nz/local/news/internet-hackers-target-rotorua/3906649/

au: Computer network protection
In brief: The Federal Government has recently introduced legislation
seeking to improve network owners' and operators' ability to protect
their networks, by expanding the circumstances in which the
interception of communications passing over a network is permitted.
http://www.aar.com.au/pubs/cmt/focmtnov09.htm

Obama administration unsure about new cybersecurity laws [IDG]
Current laws addressing cyber crime aren't adequate to address growing
attacks on the government and businesses, a representative of U.S.
President Barack Obama's administration said Tuesday.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111709-obama-administration-unsure-about-new.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/182381/.html

Age of cyber warfare is 'dawning'
Cyber war has moved from fiction to fact, says a report. Compiled by
security firm McAfee, it bases its conclusion on analysis of recent
net-based attacks.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8363175.stm

McAfee Inc. Warns of Countries Arming for Cyberwarfare [news release]
The United States, Israel, France, China and Russia are Cyberarmed;
Critical Infrastructure is at Risk, According to McAfee?s Fifth Annual
Virtual Criminology Report
http://newsroom.mcafee.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=3594

Report: Countries prepping for cyber war
Major countries and nation-states are engaged in a "Cyber Cold War,"
amassing "cyber weapons," conducting espionage, and testing networks in
preparation for using the Internet to conduct war, according to a new
report to be released on Tuesday by McAfee.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/security/0,39044215,62059379,00.htm

McAfee Releases Cybercrime Report
The world is arming for cyber war and better defenses must be planned
for and implemented. McAfee, a computer security company, makes this
claim in its Fifth Annual Virtual Criminology report, released on
Tuesday.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221800427
http://www.darkreading.com/security/cybercrime/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221900154

au: Cyber warfare on the horizon
The private sector will be on the frontline if hostile nations turn to
cyber warfare - and there is mounting evidence cyberstrikes are already
occurring, according to a new report. "Banking and finance, electricity
grids, oil and gas refineries and pipelines, water and sanitation
utilities and telecommunications systems are all targets for cyber
attacks in future wars," the report from IT security vendor McAfee says.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/cyber-warfare-on-the-horizon/story-e6frgakx-1225799731672

The good, the bad and the ugly of DNS security on the Internet
Recent survey results show that DNS configuration and related security
practices continue to represent a mixed bag for enterprise IT managers,
with certain threats diminishing and others gaining considerable steam.
http://www.networkworld.com/newsletters/nsm/2009/111609nsm1.html

Bill Would Boost Cybersecurity Research
The House Science and Technology Committee approved legislation
Wednesday that would reauthorize and expand federal cybersecurity
research programs. The bill (H.R. 4061) would require federal agencies
to develop, update, and implement a strategic plan for cybersecurity
research and development. The bill, which combined two different bills,
would require the National Institute of Standards and Technology to
develop and implement a plan to ensure coordination on the development
of international cybersecurity technical standards within the federal
government.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2009/11/bill-would-boost-cybersecurity.php

Are nations paying criminals for botnet attacks? [IDG]
Nations that want to disrupt their enemies' banking, media and
government resources don't need their own technical skills; they can
simply order botnet attack services from cybercriminals.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141000/Are_nations_paying_criminals_for_botnet_attacks_
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=00CE1B84-1A64-6A71-CE02D7C6CE75E6B5
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111709-botnet-attacks-countries.html

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PRIVACY
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Why Privacy On Internet Must Be Addressed
East Africans welcomed the undersea fiber optic cables with much
excitement and great expectations. When it comes to on line business
transactions, concerns about cyber security, legal and ethical issues
start to come up. The question of privacy must be addressed.
Constitutions, legislations and past court decisions have however
indicated that the right to privacy is not absolute and that privacy
must be balanced against the need of society.
http://www.busiweek.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2672&Itemid=30
http://allafrica.com/stories/200911161602.html

au: Ludwig flags data privacy overhaul
The Rudd government is planning to reform the federal Privacy Act to
ensure businesses regularly assess the impact of new technology on
their handling of personal data, Special Minister of State Joe Ludwig
says.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/ludwig-flags-data-privacy-overhaul/story-e6frgakx-1225798465063

au: Clarke unleashes blast on privacy
Australian Privacy Medal winner Roger Clarke has accused businesses and
government agencies of "investing in image'' and "playing the public
for fools'' over privacy concerns in the surveillance age.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/clarke-unleashes-blast-on-privacy/story-e6frgakx-1225798467268

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CENSORSHIP
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Iran moves to silence opposition with internet crime unit
Iran has moved to block the last remaining outlet of expression for the
country's political opposition with the launch of a special force to
police the internet.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/15/iran-target-mousavi-internet-voice

Barack Obama criticises internet censorship at meeting in China
Barack Obama praised freedom of expression and political participation
and criticised internet censorship as he spoke to students in Shanghai
today, in the only public meeting scheduled for his three-day visit to
China.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/nov/16/barack-obama-criticises-internet-censorship-china

Obama in China criticises internet censorship
President Barack Obama has used a highly unusual live
question-and-answer session with Chinese students in Shanghai to
criticise censorship of the internet, telling the world?s biggest
online population that a free flow of information can be a source of
strength.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6918320.ece

Obama Pushes Rights With Chinese Students
He didn?t explicitly call on China?s leaders to lift the veil of state
control that restricts Internet access and online social networking
here. But President Obama did tiptoe ? ever so lightly ? into that
controversial topic on Monday when he told students in Shanghai that a
free and unfettered Internet is a source of strength, not weakness.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/17/world/asia/17shanghai.html

China defends Internet censorship after Obama lauds openness [IDG]
China on Tuesday defended its control of information on the Internet
that it deems sensitive or harmful, one day after U.S. President Barack
Obama told students in Shanghai that information should be free.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/111709-china-defends-internet-censorship-after.html
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141001/China_defends_Internet_censorship_after_Obama_lauds_openness
http://www.pcworld.com/article/182340/.html

Vietnam Internet users fear Facebook blackout [AP]
Vietnam's growing legions of Facebook users fear that the country's
communist government might be blocking the popular social networking
Web site, which has become difficult to access over the past few weeks.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/vietnam-internet-users-fear-facebook-blackout-20091117-iki0.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/vietnam-internet-users-fear-facebook-blackout-20091117-iki0.html

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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British government lays out digital plans
The government has laid out its plans to deal with illegal file-sharers
as part of its Digital Economy Bill, outlined in the Queen's Speech.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8366255.stm

Digital economy bill promises action on piracy, games and ITV regional news
A clampdown on unlawful online file-sharing, a push for the switchover
to digital radio in 2015, tougher laws to stop children getting hold of
violent video games and power for Ofcom over the provision of regional
news on ITV are the highlights of a rather anaemic digital economy
bill, to be published on Friday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/nov/18/digital-economy-bill

Government confirms plan to disconnect alleged file-sharers
The Government has confirmed that it will pass legislation allowing for
the termination of internet connections used by suspected illegal
file-sharers but has not yet said whether the action will be subject to
independent or court oversight before it takes place.
http://out-law.com/page-10538

nz: Online community concerned at Law Commission's report
The Law Commission?s latest report has raised controversy amongst
internet service providers on who will police the removal of breached
content posted online, InternetNZ says.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/online-community-concerned-law-commissions-report-115168

nz: Has the internet killed suppression?
Do you ever get the urge to be naughty, especially if you are never
found out? Do you ever fancy committing a crime and not have to worry
about having your name splashed all over the papers?
http://www.zdnet.com.au/blogs/techie-isles/soa/Has-the-internet-killed-suppression-/0,2001113776,339299568,00.htm

nz: Fame still grounds for suppression
High-profile offenders such as the "prominent entertainer" who was
discharged without conviction will still be able to get preferential
treatment in the courts under reforms to name suppression proposed by
the Law Commission.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10609721

au: Telcos move on SMS scams
The communications watchdog has welcomed a bipartisan effort by Optus
and Telstra to crack down on premium SMS providers operating on their
networks.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telcos-move-on-sms-scams/story-e6frgakx-1225798467156
http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,26360786-5014239,00.html

au: ID theft laws stuck in queue
NEW laws aimed at preventing identity theft and giving victims a means
of untangling the mess are languishing in federal parliament, 10 months
after they were introduced to the Senate by then human services
minister Joe Ludwig.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/id-theft-laws-stuck-in-queue/story-e6frgakx-1225798454273

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Kiwi authors left out of Google book deal [NZPA]
New Zealand has been left out of a deal to digitise books with internet
search giant Google, due to complications over copyright issues.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3070296/

Google opens new chapter as millions of books go into its online library
Controversial plans by Google to digitise millions of out-of-print
books to create the world?s biggest online library have been approved
by British publishing groups and authors.
http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6919335.ece

Chinese court rules against Microsoft
A Chinese court has ruled that Microsoft infringed a Chinese software
maker?s intellectual property rights in a surprise decision that has
renewed worries among foreign patent experts about China?s management
of IPR disputes.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5109c502-d3a7-11de-8caf-00144feabdc0.html

China rules Microsoft violated intellectual property rights [IDG]
A Beijing court has ruled that Microsoft violated a Chinese company's
intellectual property rights in a case over fonts used in past Windows
operating systems, state media said Tuesday.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326600/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/182333/.html
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/326600/

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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FCC identifies roadblocks to America's broadband adoption [IDG]
Several factors, including the lack of a broadband subsidy program at
the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, have contributed to gaps in
broadband adoption in the U.S., a new report from an FCC task force
said.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141108/FCC_identifies_roadblocks_to_broadband_adoption
http://www.pcworld.com/article/182523/.html

Comcast aspires to be a major global communications player
The cable TV giant's efforts to buy NBC Universal would give it two
prizes that would put it on the same level as Disney, Viacom, Time
Warner and Fox: a movie studio and broadcast network.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-comcast16-2009nov16,0,6145451.story

C&W broaches possible sales of demerged units
The planned demerger of Cable and Wireless?s UK and international
businesses in March next year could lead to the sale of one or both
units, the telecommunications company?s chairman said.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/440ab23c-d3af-11de-8caf-00144feabdc0.html

Real competition in New Zealand rings changes
After years of phony war by the Vodafone-Telecom duopoly, real
competition has broken out in the New Zealand mobile phone market with
the entry of a new operator willing to throw disruptive pricing into
the marketing mix.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10610057

How the market proved no panacea for BT
It is 25 years since the public offering of a 50.2 per cent stake in
British Telecommunications. Never before had a major state-owned
utility been transformed into a public company with dispersed share
ownership. The flotation, five times larger than any previous offering
on the London Stock Exchange, was not the product of a carefully worked
out Thatcherite scheme to roll back the frontiers of the state. It came
about almost by accident.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/788d77c6-d3b2-11de-8caf-00144feabdc0.html

Thodey queries NBN demand
Telstra boss David Thodey has left a question mark hanging over the
financial viability of the government's $43 billion national broadband
network by wondering whether there is enough demand for high-speed
internet among consumers and business users.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/thodey-queries-nbn-demand/story-e6frgakx-1225799127298

Telstra separation the ?deal of the decade? for shareholders: IDC
The separation of Telstra presents a once in a decade opportunity for
its shareholders according to IDC telecommunications analyst David
Cannon.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/326696/

NBN a ploy to break up Telstra: AAPT
The chief executive of telecommunications company AAPT, Paul Broad, has
attacked the federal government's plan for a $43 billion national
broadband network, calling it a "political ploy" to break up Telstra. 
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/nbn-a-ploy-to-break-up-telstra-aapt/story-e6frg8zx-1225799459076

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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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au: Child sex assaults posted on net: police
A Sydney couple have been charged with the alleged repeated sexual
assault of a nine-year-old boy and publishing images of the attacks on
the internet.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/child-sex-assaults-posted-on-net-police-20091117-ij7a.html

au: Couple 'posted son's sex assault on web'
A man and woman from Sydney, who are accused of sexually assaulting their nine-year-old son, have been remanded in custody.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/11/17/2744860.htm

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