[DNS] domain name news - 17 June

[DNS] domain name news - 17 June

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:14:58 -0700 (PDT)
Don't forget to check out http://www.auda.org.au/domain-news/ for the archive of the last 3 months of the news.


And see my website - http://GoldsteinReport.com/ - for daily updates in between postings.


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Call for Input: Support for New gTLD Applicants by Olof Nordling
http://blog.icann.org/2010/06/call-for-input-support-for-new-gtld-applicants/

Australian Government Consults on New gTLDs
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11596

New generic top level domains: Australian govt consultation
http://business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2010/Jun/Pages/Newgenerictopleveldomains.aspx
http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/128433/ICANN-FACTSHEET-1700.pdf

DNS security reaches 'key' milestone
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/061610-dns-security.html

Last IPv4 addresses may already be cluttered [IDG]
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/350119/last_ipv4_addresses_may_already_cluttered/


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GOVERNANCE
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Key Asia Forum to Tackle Internet Censorship
Amid attacks on internet users and backsliding on freedom of expression and association, Asia is convening its first-ever regional Internet Governance Forum. This is an historic opportunity for civil society, businesses and governments to make human rights one of the internet's fundamental guiding principles. 
http://newsblaze.com/story/20100614064223zzzz.nb/topstory.html

eu: The internet of things and internet governance
The European Parliament gave its backing to the development of an "internet of things", the new information technology combining electronic chips and internet addresses, in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. However, MEPs called for a proper assessment of any consequences regarding health, privacy and personal data protection. In a second resolution, Parliament stressed that the internet is a global public good and should thus be run in the general interest of society. ... In a separate resolution drafted by Francisco Sosa Wagner(NI, ES) and also adopted by a large majority, MEPs call for more attention to be given to questions of internet governance. The internet, they say, is a global public good and should be run in the common interest. Governments should avoid involvement in day-to-day internet management, which is carried out by ICANN, a non-profit organisation subject to Californian law. However, they would like to see improvements, including a
 gradual diversification of the organisation's funding structure.
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/expert/infopress_page/058-76045-165-06-25-909-20100614IPR76044-14-06-2010-2010-false/default_en.htm
http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=61169
http://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/internet-governance.156
http://www.isria.com/pages/15_June_2010_187.php

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DOMAIN NAMES
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 - ICANN
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Call for Input: Support for New gTLD Applicants by Olof Nordling
The ICANN board recently passed a resolution requesting that a Working Group develop a sustainable approach to providing support to applicants requiring assistance in applying for and operating new gTLDs.
http://blog.icann.org/2010/06/call-for-input-support-for-new-gtld-applicants/

ccNSO Review ? External Reviewers? Final Report for Public Comment
In November 2009, ICANN appointed ITEMS International to carry out the external review of its country code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-3-15jun10-en.htm

Public Comments Requested on ccNSO Working Group Paper on Delegation, Redelegation and Retirement of ccTLDs
The Chair of the ccNSO's working group on delegation, re-delegation and retirement of ccTLD?s is pleased to announce the publication of the working groups Issue Analysis report [PDF, 1.16 MB]. The objective of the report is to inform and solicit input and comment from the community on the classification methodology developed by the working group and the issues identified and classified using that methodology, in particular on the following topics:
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-16jun10-en.htm

RSSAC Review ? Final WG Report
The Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Review WG submitted its draft final report [PDF, 210 KB] for public comment on April 27 2010. On date of closure, June 5, no input had been provided in response to this report, with the exception of five off-topic entries.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-15jun10-en.htm

Public Comment: Phased Allocation Program in .JOBS
ICANN is today opening a public comment period on a proposed amendment from EmployMedia LLC to Appendix S of the .JOBS Registry Agreement
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-15jun10-en.htm

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from Mobiline and Western United to NamesBeyond
ICANN has authorized the bulk transfers of Mobiline USA, Inc.'s and Western United Domains, Inc.'s gTLD domain names to 2030138 Ontario Inc. (dba NamesBeyond.com), due to a compliance action taken by ICANN that resulted in the de-accreditation of registrars Mobiline USA, Inc. (dba domainbonus.com) and Western United Domains, Inc.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14jun10-en.htm

ICANN Posting External Review of Root Zone Change Request Process
ICANN is posting a summary of actions it has taken in response to recommendations made by JAS Communications LLC (JAS), an external consultant, related to ICANN?s IANA functions process.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-16jun10-en.htm

Australian Government Consults on New gTLDs
The Australian Government has asked for comments from the Australian public on ICANN?s proposed introduction of new generic Top Level Domains.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11596
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/06/16/australian-government-new-gtlds/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/australian-government-consults-on-icann-new-gtld-proposal.html

New generic top level domains: Australian govt consultation
Generic top level domains (gTLDs) are the last part of a domain name, such as ".com" or ".net". Currently there are 21 gTLDs that can be used worldwide.
http://business.gov.au/Newsandfeatures/2010/Jun/Pages/Newgenerictopleveldomains.aspx
http://www.dbcde.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/128433/ICANN-FACTSHEET-1700.pdf

Adult Trade Organization to Lobby Against .XXX sTLD at ICANN Meeting
While everyone involved in ICANN topics is gearing up to fly to Brussels for the 38th ICANN meeting, the travelers are joined by the Free Speech Coalition?s (FSC, trade organization of the adult industry) Executive Director Diane Duke and FSC Board Vice President Tom Hyme. The two are attending the ICANN meeting to lobby against a potential approval of the .XXX sTLD by ICANN?s board.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/icann-policy/free-speech-coalition-lobby-xxx-tld-icann-meeting/7768

Important New gTLD Sessions at ICANN Brussels
One of the pluses of being a veteran of ICANN meetings is the ability to pare down the schedule to what is relevant for our business plans. Minds + Machines will be focused on new gTLDs in Brussels. Following are my circled-with-a-big-red-pen session suggestions for those interested in new gTLDs.
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/06/important-new-gtld-sessions-at-icann-brussels/

New Interwebs extensions edge ever closer to reality
A new generation of dot-coms will edge closer to reality next week in Brussels, with one ? dot-xxx ? possibly being approved on the Friday.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/14/new_net_extensions/

ICANN's "Hallway" Agenda by John Berard
On Monday, June 21, ICANN convenes in Brussels, hosting its "Welcome Ceremony" for attendees. In advance of the session, the agenda for the Board meeting on Friday, June 25 has been released. As is the fashion, it lists significant issues without being too specific or tipping the Board's hand. It also allows for matters that arise organically during the week of the meeting to (possibly) be heard.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/icanns_hallway_agenda/

What is 'On-Tap' at ICANN 38 - Brussels (There's More to Belgium than Beer!) by Graham Chynoweth
As the shorter of the ICANN interregnums comes to a close and the ICANN faithful finalize their dinner reservation agendas for Brussels, it is time again for a preview of what will be 'on-tap' at next week's ICANN meeting.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/what_is_on_tap_at_icann_38_brussels_theres_more_to_belgium_than_beer/

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A battle for online naming rights
Trevor Bowden and Jacob Malthouse, two young Canadian entrepreneurs, were sitting in a conference hall in Mexico in March when the bombshell dropped: a group of businessmen, with the backing of Al Gore, the former US vice-president and environmental campaigner, had just an?nounced plans to create a new green internet domain name called .eco.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/a4da0d2e-798b-11df-85be-00144feabdc0.html

uk: Nominet election campaign starts rolling
The election campaign for two Board positions at dot-uk registry Nominet has kicked off, with seven candidates vying for two positions.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/15/nominet_election_campaign/

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DNS security reaches 'key' milestone
The dream of bolting security onto the Internet's Domain Name System takes one step closer to reality Wednesday as Internet policymakers host a ceremony in northern Virginia to generate and store the first cryptographic key that will be used to secure the Internet's root zone.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/061610-dns-security.html
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178131/DNS_security_reaches_key_milestone

Today Marks a Giant Step Towards DNSSEC Deployment by Lauren Price
The global deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is charging ahead. With ICANN 38 Brussels just around the corner, DNSSEC deployment will inevitably be the hot topic of discussion over the next few days. Case in point, today, ICANN hosted the first production key ceremony at a secure facility in Culpepper, Va. where the first cryptographic digital key was used to secure the Internet root zone. The ceremony's goal was simple: for the global Internet community to trust that the procedures involved with DNSSEC are executed correctly and that the private key materials are stored securely.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100616_today_marks_a_giant_step_towards_dnssec_deployment/

First DNSSEC Key Ceremony for the Root Zone Held Today by PIR
The global deployment of Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) is charging ahead. With ICANN 38 Brussels just around the corner, DNSSEC deployment will inevitably be the hot topic of discussion over the next few days.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100616_first_dnssec_key_ceremony_for_the_root_zone_held_today/

Happy DNSSEC Day - The Root Is Signed
History will be made today: In a high security data center in Culpeper, VA, the root zone of the Internet's DNS will be digitally signed, making a full implementation of DNSSEC possible.
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2010/06/happy_dnssec_day_-_the_root_is.php

DHS: President has adequate authority to handle cyber emergencies
Senate legislative language allowing the White House to order companies to take specific security precautions to protect private computer networks is superfluous, the Homeland Security Department's cyber chief said during a hearing on Wednesday.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100616_1629.php

Lawmakers Question US Cybersecurity Readiness [IDG]
U.S. lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has the authority or resources it needs to protect the nation against cyberattacks.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/199034/.html

'Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US
A new US Senate Bill would grant the President far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/internet-kill-switch-proposed-for-us-339303838.htm

Technology milestone heralds a more secure internet
Moves to make the web's address system more secure will take a major step forward next month. In the planning for a decade, the Domain Name System Security Extentions, DNSSEC, will help protect users from cyber attacks such as phishing and spam.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8740426.stm

Internet gatekeepers strengthen security at the root; Commerce, ICANN are beginning deployment of enhancements
The Commerce Department and global Internet authorities will begin deploying a worldwide root system improvement to the Internet this week designed to enhance security in the Internet?s domain name structure.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/06/15/icann-commerce-tighten-security-on-internet-domain-names.aspx

us: IG Cites Problems With Cybersecurity Response Team
A key government team responsible for preventing and responding to cybersecurity attacks lacks authority to ensure that federal agencies are properly protecting their information technology networks, has not developed a strategic plan laying out its goals and has insufficient staff to perform its missions, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general will tell Congress Thursday.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/06/ig-cites-problems-with-cyberse.php

The US cyber war effort
In a move to combat seemingly growing numbers of cyber attacks, the United States Air Force is to open the first cyber warfare command centre at Fort Meade, Maryland.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/blogs/connector/3816302/The-US-cyber-war-effort

US Govt, Congress eye greater power in cyber attacks [AP]
The government may have to take "extraordinary measures" in response to a cyber attack that had affected critical public or privately run computer networks, a senior Homeland Security official said.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/govt-congress-eye-greater-power-in-cyber-attacks-20100616-ydnj.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/govt-congress-eye-greater-power-in-cyber-attacks-20100616-ydnj.html

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Court Denies Emergency Injunction for Zuccarini Domains Sold at NameJet
Yesterday Judge Susan Illston of U.S. District Court ? Northern District of California denied a request for emergency relief on domain names that a court appointed receiver let expire.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/06/16/court-denies-emergency-injunction-for-zuccarini-domains-sold-at-namejet/

Yahoo Settles Lawsuit and Gets Flicker.com Domain Name
... But this wasn?t your typical domain name sale. It was actually the culmination of year long anti-cybersquatting lawsuit brought against the Flicker.com owner AshantiPLC, which is owned in part by domain investor Sahar Sarid.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/06/14/yahoo-settles-lawsuit-and-gets-flicker-com-domain-name/

Yahoo Acquires Flicker.com
The whois record for Flicker.com was last updated a few weeks ago and Yahoo now owns the domain.
http://www.thedomains.com/2010/06/14/yahoo-now-owns-flicker-com/

au: Galvin Green AB; Tomas Nilsson v. John Waugh, Buffalo Technology Solutions Pty Ltd
The Complainants are Galvin Green AB and Tomas Nilsson of V?xj?, Sweden and Rottne, Sweden, respectively represented by Advokatbyr?n Gulliksson AB, Sweden. The Respondent is John Waugh, Buffalo Technology Solutions Pty Ltd of Ringwood Victoria, Australia. The disputed domain name <galvingreen.com.au> is registered with Aust Domains International Pty Ltd dba Aust Domains, Inc. ... For all the foregoing reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 4(i) of the Policy and 15 of the Rules, the Panel orders that the domain name, <galvingreen.com.au> be transferred to Galvin Green AB.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/html/2010/dau2010-0011.html

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Last IPv4 addresses may already be cluttered [IDG]
The few blocks of Internet addresses yet to be allocated under the old IPv4 protocol seem to be home to some "hotspots" of unwanted traffic that anyone who gets the addresses would have to pay for, a researcher said at the North American Network Operators Group conference on Monday.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/350119/last_ipv4_addresses_may_already_cluttered/
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/350119/last_ipv4_addresses_may_already_cluttered
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/061510-last-ipv4-addresses-may-already.html
http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/350119/last_ipv4_addresses_may_already_cluttered/
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/198944/.html

IPv6 for the Masses by Yves Poppe
As the first semester of 2010 comes to a close, the IPv4 address pool has dropped to 6%. Another year and we will probably celebrate (mourn?) the end of the IANA IPv4 pool. As Vint Cerf commented on the topic of depletion in an e-mail to Bob Hinden: 'Sic transit Gloria Mundi'. The view of an abyss or the fear of judgment day always focuses attention and as a result IPv6 adoption is finally picking up speed. The Google invitational IPv6 Conference in Mountain View clearly illustrated the point.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100615_ipv6_for_the_masses/

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The Domain Business: A Lot Has Happened in 10 Years by NeuStar (Sponsored Post)
As Neustar celebrates its 10-year corporate anniversary, it seems a good time to take stock of where we are within the dynamic Internet industry. Change and growth have been constants in the domain business, and we've even had to survive a pretty challenging recession.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100614_domain_business_a_lot_has_happened_in_10_years/

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Other Countries' Newspapers Are Faring Better Than U.S. Counterparts
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is looking for ways to ?support the reinvention of journalism.? Possible measures to help the troubled U.S. news business, outlined in a paper published last month and scheduled to be discussed at a meeting Tuesday, include public subsidies, charity and stronger copyright protection.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/business/media/14cache.html

us: 22 Percent of Internet Time Is Social, Nielsen Says
Messaging, commenting, blogging, sharing and ?liking? now fill up 22 percent of all time spent online each month, according to Nielsen, a market research firm.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/22-percent-of-internet-time-is-social-nielsen-says/

Singapore Gets Wired for Speed
This island city-state, thanks to its small size and a big public investment, could soon be the first country blanketed with a fiber optic infrastructure so fast that it would enable the contents of a DVD to be downloaded in only a few seconds.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/technology/15iht-rtechbroad.html

S'pore unveils new services in ICT roadmap
The local infocomms and technology sector received a boost with the launch of several innovative e-services, as part of the government's goal to bridge social bridges and deliver services effectively.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/s-pore-unveils-new-services-in-ict-roadmap-62200750.htm

Wikipedia unlocks divisive pages for editing
The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia says it has taken an "important step" towards making it easier to edit some of its most controversial articles.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10312095.stm

Chatroulette mulls a future without flashers
Chatroulette, the infamous voyeuristic video chat site, is believed to be investigating ways of blocking out male genitals as the website battles a sharp decline in visitor numbers.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/chatroulette-mulls-a-future-without-flashers-20100615-ybuz.html
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/chatroulette-mulls-a-future-without-flashers-20100615-ybuz.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3817250/Chatroulette-to-go-flasher-free

Can Rupert Murdoch remain king of content?
Content is king, as we so often hear. The problem is, the internet is a republic; which means that the most exalted content has to muck in with everything else that's out there.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/jun/15/rupert-murdoch-paywalls-internet-content

Internet overtakes newspapers for ad revenue in US
The internet is poised to overtake newspapers as the second largest U.S. advertising medium by revenue behind television, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report issued Tuesday.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/internet-overtakes-newspapers-for-ad-revenue/story-e6frgakx-1225880141309

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Advocacy groups: Facebook privacy changes not enough
Facebook's recent announcement that it had simplified and enhanced its privacy settings wasn't enough to satisfy the privacy activists that have become some of its sharpest critics.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20007933-38.html

Groups Call On Facebook To Make More Privacy Changes
Ten privacy and civil liberties groups urged Facebook Wednesday to take additional steps to fix lingering privacy issues they say still exist with the social networking site.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/06/groups-call-on-facebook-to-mak.php

Facebook urged to do more to protect user privacy [AFP]
Privacy activists called on Facebook on Wednesday to give users of the booming social network more control over the use of their personal data.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/facebook-urged-to-do-more-to-protect-user-privacy-20100617-ygxl.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/facebook-urged-to-do-more-to-protect-user-privacy-20100617-ygxl.html

Facebook continues to stonewall Australia
When you hold unimaginable personal details about much of the civilised world, you need to be transparent about how you use that information. Any other approach will eventually see you relegated to the dustbin of corporate history.
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/39792-facebook-continues-to-stonewall-australia

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Formula 1 team uses cloud computing for Grand Prix success [ITBusiness.ca]
As Nico Hulkenberg, the 22-year-old up-and-coming Formula 1 driving star, approaches the final chicane of the Circuit Gilles Villenueve during the Canadian Grand Prix he will already know from telemetry data hosted in the cloud to slow down 10 metres before the turn or risk smacking into the infamous wall of champions that has taken out racing superstars such as Fernando Alonzo and Michael Schumacher.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/350093/formula_1_team_uses_cloud_computing_grand_prix_success/
http://www.cio.com.au/article/350093/formula_1_team_uses_cloud_computing_grand_prix_success/

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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Working Towards a Deeper Understanding of Digital Safety for Children and Young People in Developing Nations
An Exploratory Study by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, in Collaboration with UNICEF
http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/publications/2010/Digital_Safety_Children_Young_People_Developing_Nations

Battle Rages Over Australia's Internet Filter
The concept of government-backed web censorship is usually associated with nations where human rights and freedom of speech are routinely curtailed. But if Canberra's plans for a mandatory Internet filter go ahead, Australia may soon become the first Western democracy to join the ranks of Iran, China and a handful of other nations where access to the Internet is restricted by the state.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1995615,00.html

Shhh... ACMA preps URL 'block' page
In a recent discussion with Senator Conroy?s media advisors, I was given the privilege of being politely declined any more information about the composition of the proposed URL ?block? page or what options people have to check if their Web site is caught up in the filter.
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/350144/shhh_acma_preps_url_block_page

Australia's online family portrait: slightly paranoid
We set more internet house rules than parents in any other country, think our children spend too much time online, fear they are constantly exposed to cyber crime and our children are significantly more likely to be upset by things they see on the internet.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/our-online-family-portrait-slightly-paranoid-20100616-yf2n.html

Kiwi kids see bad images online [Dominion Post]
Almost a third of New Zealand children have seen violent or nude images online despite Kiwi parents being the most vigilant about talking to their children about safe online habits, an international survey shows.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/3815776/Unsavoury-online-images-seen-by-third-of-Kiwi-kids
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3815883/Kiwi-kids-see-bad-images-online/

uk: Children seek help over cyberbullying; Study: kids now more willing to speak to parents
Nearly three quarters (72 percent) of children claim they wouldn't participate in cyberbullying, says Symantec.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=3226857
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/061510-children-seeking-help-over.html

2,800 Kids Worldwide Speak Out on Cyber Safety: Not All Fun and Games Online [news release]
Symantec Corp. Kids around the globe are growing up in an online world, learning to navigate not just the Web, but new rules, emotions and unfortunately, some negative experiences.
http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20100614_01

Kids see more on net than parents think
Survey shows 29% of children have been exposed to violent or nude images on internet but only 12% of parents think they have
http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/article.aspx?id=115996
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/7405560/kids-see-more-on-net-than-parents-think/

One third of Kiwi kids have seen violent, nude images online [ANI]
A survey has found that almost a third of kids in New Zealand have viewed violent or nude images online, despite their parents being the most alert where safe online habits are concerned.
http://www.sindhtoday.net/news/2/146569.htm
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/381249.php
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/health/one-third-of-kiwi-kids-have-seen-violent-nude-images-online_100381062.html
http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report_one-third-of-kiwi-kids-have-seen-violent-nude-images-online_1397245
http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/06/kiwi-kids-violent-nude-images-online.html
http://news.oneindia.in/2010/06/16/onethird-of-kiwi-kids-have-seen-violent-nude-imagesonline.html
http://sify.com/news/one-third-of-kiwi-kids-have-seen-violent-nude-images-online-news-international-kgqnEgebaef.html
http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/163942

nz: Kids see more on net than parents think
Children seem to be seeing more graphic images online than their parents think.
http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/newsdetail1.asp?storyID=177269

Monitor kids' internet use with 'nanna rule' [AAP, The West Australian]
Almost two-thirds of Australian kids have had bad interactions online, including exposure to nudity, violence, cyber-predators and cyber-bullying, a survey shows.
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/lifestyle/a/-/lifestyle/7408216/monitor-kids-internet-use-with-nanna-rule/

Study highlights online dangers for kids
Almost two-thirds of Australian kids have had bad interactions online, including exposure to nudity, violence, cyber-predators and cyber-bullying, a survey shows.
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Technology/2010/06/16/Study_highlights_online_dangers_for_kids_474065.html

Australia: ?Filter Conroy? Targets Government Internet Censorship
Stephen Fry is a supporter, the major internet providers in the UK indirectly support their cause and the upcoming Australian Federal Election promises a very visible worldwide platform for ?Filter Conroy? ? a powerful internet campaign aimed at stopping the Australian Mandatory Internet Filter from becoming a reality.
http://theglobalherald.com/australia-filter-conroy-targets-government-internet-censorship/4541/comment-page-1/

nz: Hector's World wins award
Yesterday, InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and .au Domain Administration announced the winners of the inaugural Australia and New Zealand Internet Best Practice Awards.
http://hectorsworld.netsafe.org.nz/2010/06/hectors-world-wins/

rw: OLPC Moves to Protect Minors From Explicit Content
The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is set to introduce a cyber security mechanism that will protect beneficiaries, who are mainly minors, from accessing pornographic and other unsuitable web content.
http://allafrica.com/stories/201006160391.html

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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US music publishers sue LimeWire for "massive" copyright infringement [AFP]
A group of music publishers filed suit Wednesday against LimeWire, a popular online file-sharing service that has already been found liable for copyright infringement in a separate case.
http://news.theage.com.au/technology/music-publishers-sue-limewire-for-massive-copyright-infringement-20100617-yh11.html
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/music-publishers-sue-limewire-for-massive-copyright-infringement-20100617-yh11.html

BBC given go-ahead for HDTV copy restrictions
Media regulator Ofcom has given the BBC permission to encrypt programming information on its free-to-air high definition service. The BBC said the move was essential to cut down on pirating of content on its HD Freeview service.
http://out-law.com/page-11103

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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San Francisco Passes Mobile Phone Radiation Law
Imposing roughly the same cautionary standards for cellphones as for fatty food or sugary soda, this city ? never shy about its opinions ? voted on Tuesday to require all retailers to display the amount of radiation each phone emits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/us/16cell.html

Mobile phone users face ?brain tumour pandemic?, say campaigners
Mobile phone users face a ?brain tumour pandemic? according to campaigners who say that the health risks of using handsets have been under-estimated. A study warns that the danger of heavy mobile use is 25 per cent greater than was suggested in a recently published landmark investigation.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7826920/Mobile-phone-users-face-brain-tumour-pandemic-say-campaigners.html

ITU approves G.hn for home networking [IDG]
The International Telecommunication Union on Friday gave final approval to G.hn, a standard for high-speed home networking that spans coaxial cable, electrical wiring and phone lines.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/349832/itu_approves_g_hn_home_networking/

Regulate NZ mobile rates - Commerce Commission tells minister
The Commerce Commission has formally recommended that mobile termination rates be regulated to promote better competition in the market and to bring New Zealand in line with international standards.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10652255

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SPAM
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nz: Getting past spam filters
We personally want spam filters to work well. It saves us time and bandwidth from this unnecessary waste. in fact most of us wouldn't know how well spam filters work as aboover 95% of email sent is spam. So we see very little. Have a look at these latest stats.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/3707663/Getting-past-spam-filters
http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/business/3707663/Getting-past-spam-filters

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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New Australian legislation needed to tackle cybercrime
The Rudd government will consult with telcos and ISPs on new legislation required before Australia can sign up for the global convention on cybercrime.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/new-legislation-needed-to-tackle-cybercrime/story-e6frgakx-1225879621758

Keyword use did not create confusion, rules Canadian court
A Canadian college should be allowed to use another organisation's business name as a trigger for search engine adverts, a court there has ruled. Laws on misleading advertising should not prevent the use because it did not create confusion, it said.
http://out-law.com/page-11100

DHS: President has adequate authority to handle cyber emergencies
Senate legislative language allowing the White House to order companies to take specific security precautions to protect private computer networks is superfluous, the Homeland Security Department's cyber chief said during a hearing on Wednesday.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100616_1629.php

Lawmakers Question US Cybersecurity Readiness [IDG]
U.S. lawmakers questioned Wednesday whether the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has the authority or resources it needs to protect the nation against cyberattacks.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/199034/.html

'Internet 'kill switch' proposed for US
A new US Senate Bill would grant the President far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of, or even shut down, portions of the internet.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/internet-kill-switch-proposed-for-us-339303838.htm

Technology milestone heralds a more secure internet
Moves to make the web's address system more secure will take a major step forward next month. In the planning for a decade, the Domain Name System Security Extentions, DNSSEC, will help protect users from cyber attacks such as phishing and spam.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8740426.stm

Internet gatekeepers strengthen security at the root; Commerce, ICANN are beginning deployment of enhancements
The Commerce Department and global Internet authorities will begin deploying a worldwide root system improvement to the Internet this week designed to enhance security in the Internet?s domain name structure.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/06/15/icann-commerce-tighten-security-on-internet-domain-names.aspx

us: IG Cites Problems With Cybersecurity Response Team
A key government team responsible for preventing and responding to cybersecurity attacks lacks authority to ensure that federal agencies are properly protecting their information technology networks, has not developed a strategic plan laying out its goals and has insufficient staff to perform its missions, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general will tell Congress Thursday.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/06/ig-cites-problems-with-cyberse.php

The US cyber war effort
In a move to combat seemingly growing numbers of cyber attacks, the United States Air Force is to open the first cyber warfare command centre at Fort Meade, Maryland.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/blogs/connector/3816302/The-US-cyber-war-effort

US Govt, Congress eye greater power in cyber attacks [AP]
The government may have to take "extraordinary measures" in response to a cyber attack that had affected critical public or privately run computer networks, a senior Homeland Security official said.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/govt-congress-eye-greater-power-in-cyber-attacks-20100616-ydnj.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/govt-congress-eye-greater-power-in-cyber-attacks-20100616-ydnj.html

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Fading data could improve privacy
Privacy could be enhanced if data was allowed to fade, suggests research. Dutch researcher Dr Harold van Heerde is looking into ways to gradually "degrade" the information that sites gather about visitors.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10324209.stm

US States Discuss Joint Inquiry of Google's Data Collection
Google?s headaches over its collection of private data from Wi-Fi networks are intensifying.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/15/states-discussing-joint-investigation-of-googles-wi-fi-data-collection/

Google to US Congress: We're 'profoundly sorry' about WiFi-gate
Trying to head off mounting criticism in Congress, Google told key House lawmakers last week it is "profoundly sorry" it collected data from WiFi networks and added that it never used any of the information.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100614_7441.php

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CENSORSHIP
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Key Asia Forum to Tackle Internet Censorship
Amid attacks on internet users and backsliding on freedom of expression and association, Asia is convening its first-ever regional Internet Governance Forum. This is an historic opportunity for civil society, businesses and governments to make human rights one of the internet's fundamental guiding principles. 
http://newsblaze.com/story/20100614064223zzzz.nb/topstory.html

EU Report Shows Internet Censorship Increasing; Sophisticated and Hidden Censorship Tools Mobilized by Enemies of Human Rights
What can be done to protect human rights against internet censorship came under the spotlight on June 2 by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Recent controversies over China's internet firewall of undesirable sites and efforts by Iran to stifle online dissent represent two recent cases. The main subject of the debate was a report commissioned by the Human Rights sub-committee on human rights and new technologies.
http://beforeitsnews.com/news/78/338/EU_Report_Shows_Internet_Censorship_Increasing;_Sophisticated_and_Hidden_Censorship_Tools_Mobilized_by_Enemies_of_Human_Rights.html

Indonesia sex tape sparks call to control Internet
The release of video clips appearing to show top starlets having sex has sparked renewed calls for tighter Internet controls in majority-Muslim Indonesia and more use of a controversial anti-pornography law.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE65E23D20100615
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-49317620100615

Internet a risk to nation, says Indonesian minister [AFP]
Indonesia's communications minister said a celebrity sex video scandal showed the internet was a threat to the nation and vowed to issue a decree to curb its use.
http://news.theage.com.au/technology/internet-a-risk-to-nation-says-indonesian-minister-20100617-ygsv.html
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/internet-a-risk-to-nation-says-indonesian-minister-20100617-ygsv.html

Indonesia sex tape sparks call to control internet [Reuters/AFP]
The release of video clips appearing to show top starlets having sex has sparked renewed calls for tighter internet controls in majority-Muslim Indonesia and more use of a controversial anti-pornography law.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/indonesia-sex-tape-sparks-call-to-control-internet-20100616-ydzp.html

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Proposed law gives US authorities sweeping powers over internet infrastructure
A proposed US law would give the US President control over large parts of the internet's infrastructure if the US government decided a situation was an emergency.
http://out-law.com/page-11102

Inside Australia's data retention proposal
Telecommunications industry sources have called the claims by Attorney-General media relations that web browsing history would not be recorded in a controversial data retention proposal "a bit cute" and a question of terminology and semantics.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/inside-australia-s-data-retention-proposal-339303862.htm

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PayPal: Singapore Gov't Can 'make' Mobile E-commerce Market [IDG]
Unsure that market forces alone can do the job, PayPal is betting Singapore's government can spur the development and adoption of mobile e-commerce applications in the Southeast Asian city-state.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/198961/.html

Google to scan 400 years of history in Austria [AFP]
Austria's national library has struck a 30-million-euro deal with Google to digitise 400,000 copyright-free books, a vast collection spanning 400 years of European history.
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/google-to-scan-400-years-of--history-20100616-ydnu.html
http://news.theage.com.au/technology/google-to-scan-400-years-of--history-20100616-ydnu.html

Unlocking our shared cultural heritage: Google partners with the Austrian National Library
Gregor Mendel, the nineteenth century Austro-Hungarian scientist, is an ancestor of modern genetic studies. His paper, Experiments on Plant Hybrids, helped early twentieth century scientists make new discoveries about genetics and hybridity. Several of Mendel?s works now reside in the original in the Austrian National Library, alongside other important works of European and human culture, science and history. Among the other treasures contained in the library are Martin Luther?s first complete translation of the Christian bible, and several of the works of the Renaissance-era doctor and philosopher, Paracelsus.
http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.com/2010/06/unlocking-our-shared-cultural-heritage_4958.html

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Broadband booms in Asia but regulations hinder growth [AFP]
Asia is the largest user of broadband technology in the world and there is still plenty of room for growth but regulatory obstacles must be eased, industry leaders said Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/broadband-booms-in-asia-but-regulations-hinder-growth-20100617-ygsu.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/broadband-booms-in-asia-but-regulations-hinder-growth-20100617-ygsu.html

China adds more broadband lines
China was the main source of new fixed broadband subscriptions for the first quarter of 2010, accounting for 45 percent of the 14 million lines added worldwide during the period, according to new figures from the Broadband Forum.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/china-adds-more-broadband-lines-62200818.htm

Skype's call on locations
The web-based phone service Skype says Australia needs to reconsider its approach to allocating phone numbers to allow for numbers not linked to an address.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/skypes-call-on-locations-20100614-yab2.html

Deutsche Telekom spying probe dropped
The former chairman and chief executive of Deutsche Telekom will not face charges after a probe into spying on board members and journalists in 2005 and 2006 failed to find sufficient evidence.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e4559bec-77c6-11df-82c3-00144feabdc0.html

au: Stephen Conroy tries again on bill to split Telstra
Controversiual legislation that threatens to split Telstra in two will be reintroduced to the Senate today, but it's unlikely the bill will be put to a vote.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/stephen-conroy-tries-again-on-bill-to-split-telstra/story-e6frg9hx-1225880119126

us: A Face-Off Over Sale of Spectrum by F.C.C.
Ever since the Sept. 11 attacks exposed the communications difficulty that police, fire and other personnel had in a crisis, government and public safety officials have wrestled with how to rebuild the nation?s emergency networks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/16/technology/16fcc.html

us: FCC eyes first step toward broadband regulation [IDG]
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is scheduled to vote on the first step toward reclassifying broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service, despite objections from many U.S. lawmakers and broadband providers.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178144/FCC_eyes_first_step_toward_broadband_regulation

Mobile to TV calls the next frontier: Skype [AFP]
Making video calls from a mobile phone to TV sets or computers will be the next frontier for information technology, the head of internet telephony pioneer Skype said Tuesday.
http://news.smh.com.au/technology/mobile-to-tv-calls-the-next-frontier-skype-20100616-ydm4.html
http://news.theage.com.au/technology/mobile-to-tv-calls-the-next-frontier-skype-20100616-ydm4.html

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