[DNS] domain name news - 29 July

[DNS] domain name news - 29 July

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 17:37:12 -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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Global Upgrade Makes Internet More Secure: Helps defend users against specific 
types of cyber crime
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-28jul10-en.pdf

Did ICANN just imply that the new gTLDs process will snub trademarks?
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=b41805db-d4bc-4268-92e9-72bffbd12662


After 3,000 Emails, No Consensus on Registry-Registrar Separation
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/26/after-3000-emails-no-consensus-on-registry-registrar-separation/


Australian Registrar Bottle Domains Termination By auDA Confirmed By Court
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11924
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/07/27/australian-registrar-bottle-domains-termination-by-auda-confirmed-by-court/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/australian-registrar-bottle-domains-termination-by-auda-confirmed-by-court.html


auDA weans customers from Bottle
http://www.zdnet.com.au/auda-weans-customers-from-bottle-339304772.htm

auDA re-inserts cork in Bolton?s Bottle
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/354626/auda_re-inserts_cork_bolton_bottle/

http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/40663-auda-re-inserts-cork-in-boltons-bottle

http://delimiter.com.au/2010/07/26/auda-re-inserts-cork-in-boltons-bottle/

Bottle Domains termination stands: auDA
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx
http://www.crn.com.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx
http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx


Bottle Domains terminated by auDA
http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/articles/articles-news/bottle-domains-registrar-terminated-by-auda-1843.html


Not-so-secret seven hold keys to the internet
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/07/not-so-secret-seven-hold-keys.html


Is there really a key to reboot the internet?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/27/internet-key

Less than a year until internet addresses run dry
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/less-than-a-year-until-internet-addresses-run-dry-20100726-10r83.html



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Global Upgrade Makes Internet More Secure: Helps defend users against specific 
types of cyber crime
The security of the global Internet has been bolstered by a historic 
collaboration between government and the private sector. ICANN has joined the 
U.S. Department of Commerce and VeriSign Inc. to add security at the top of the 
domain name system ? the technical infrastructure behind the Internet?s ?phone 
book? - to protect Internet users from certain forms of online fraud. 

http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-28jul10-en.pdf

Public Comments Requested on Interim Paper on Policy Aspects Regarding 
Introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs
The joint ccNSO and GNSO IDN working group (JIG) is pleased to announce the 
publication of the working group's Initial Report on the introduction of Single 
Character IDN TLDs. This Report is intended to be a stocktaking of the policy 
issues regarding the introduction of Single Character IDN TLDs and some 
viewpoints on possible policy implementations that could address those issues. 
The JIG solicits input and comment from the community on these policy issues and 
viewpoints. The working group identifies the following policy issue area's:
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-27jul10-en.htm

Call for Independent Experts, Law Enforcement Representatives and Global Policy 
Experts ? WHOIS Policy Review (AoC)
The Affirmation of Commitments calls for a periodic review of four key ICANN 
objectives, namely: 1. Ensuring accountability, transparency and the interests 
of global Internet users; 2. Preserving security, stability and resiliency of 
the DNS; 3. Promoting competition, consumer trust and consumer choice; 4. WHOIS 
policy.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26jul10-en.htm

Call for Independent Experts ? Preserving Security, Stability and Resiliency of 
the DNS Review (AoC)
The Affirmation of Commitments calls for a periodic review of four key ICANN 
objectives, namely: 1. Ensuring accountability, transparency and the interests 
of global Internet users; 2. Preserving security, stability and resiliency of 
the DNS; 3. Promoting competition, consumer trust and consumer choice; 4. WHOIS 
policy.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-26jul10-en.htm

Bulk Transfer of Domain Names from 123 Registration to NamesBeyond
ICANN has authorized the bulk transfer of 123 Registration, 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 registrar 123 
Registration, Inc. (123 Registration).
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-27jul10-en.htm

Letter from Fred B. Tarter to Peter Dengate Thrush
Procedure to Secure the .XXX Top Level Domain
http://icann.org/correspondence/tarter-to-dengate-thrush-07jul10-en.pdf

Letter from Peter Dengate Thrush to Fred B. Tarter
Response to Question About Procedure to Secure the .XXX Top Level Domain
http://icann.org/correspondence/dengate-thrush-to-tarter-28jul10-en.pdf

Did ICANN just imply that the new gTLDs process will snub trademarks?
Here's some exclusive news from ICANN, and trademark owners will not like it. 
The organisation has indicated that the trademark concerns surrounding new gTLDs 
will not be put to bed in time for the board's retreat in September. This will 
alarm mark owners because Peter Dengate Thrush, ICANN's chair, has told WTR: "If 
the issues are not cleared up by September then we'll be forced to make some 
decisions. If the community can't decide, we'll step in and force it into some 
sort of arrangement or decision."
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/Detail.aspx?g=b41805db-d4bc-4268-92e9-72bffbd12662


New TLD Application Tip: Launch Strategies by Roland LaPlante
Almost exactly nine years ago, the .INFO domain first started accepting 
registrations. This was an historic event as it was the first time a new generic 
top-level domain (TLD) was launched to an existing domain marketplace and, in 
fact, was the first new TLD to be added since .com. We've seen (and provided 
technology to power) many other TLD launches since then, with many business 
models. As you seek to introduce your own new TLD however, you should carefully 
evaluate the different launch models that have been tried before and determine 
which one will work best for your specific TLD.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/new_tld_application_tip_launch_strategies/

After 3,000 Emails, No Consensus on Registry-Registrar Separation
With names such as RACK+, ?Free Trade?, and CAM3, you can be excused for 
confusing proposals for registry-registrar separation on new TLDs with exotic 
subprime mortgage bonds or off-balance sheet Enron subsidiaries.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/26/after-3000-emails-no-consensus-on-registry-registrar-separation/


My Comments on Inter-Registrar Domain Transfers
Earlier this month I made a call-to-action on an important comment period at 
ICANN. At issue is the ?Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Initial Report?. 
Part of the report suggests a mechanism by which victims of domain thefts can 
regain control of their domains. But important safeguards must be in place to 
not disrupt the domain name aftermarket.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/27/my-comments-on-inter-registrar-domain-transfers/


Fairwinds Reduces Assumption of CPC on TypoSquatting Sites, But Still $2.03
Last month FairWinds Partners, the group behind CADNA, released a report 
suggesting that typosquatting costs the 250 most visited web sites $327 million 
a year. I immediately smelled something fishy about the biggest underlying 
assumption in the report: the average cost-per-click on ads on typosquatted 
domains was pegged at a lofty $2.74 per click.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/26/fairwinds-reduces-assumption-of-cpc-on-typosquatting-sites-but-still-2-03/


nz: Big job keeping worst of filth off web
It may soon be easier to block internet porn: The agency that controls domain 
names has said it will consider adding .xxx to the list of suffixes people and 
companies can pick when establishing their identities online.
http://www.odt.co.nz/blogs/dene-mackenzie/117894/big-job-keeping-worst-filth-web

The Issue of License Proliferation by Joi Ito
When I was on the ICANN board, we were dealing with the issue of 
Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), an initiative to allow non-latin 
characters in domain names. Technically, it was difficult and even more 
difficult was the consensus process to decide exactly how to do it. Many 
communities like the Chinese and Arabic regions were anxious to get started and 
were getting very frustrated with the ICANN process around IDNs.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/the_issue_of_license_proliferation/

Internet ombudsman riled by disclosure of bad behaviour on flight
As ombudsman for the agency that manages Internet domain names, Frank Fowlie is 
used to dealing with complaints related to the Web.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/internet-ombudsman-riled-by-disclosure-of-bad-behaviour-on-flight/article1652548/


ICANN chief to address hackers at Black Hat
Globe-trotting ICANN president Rod Beckstrom is heading to Vegas this week, to 
participate in a panel discussion on DNS security at the Black Hat conference at 
Caesar?s Palace.
http://domainincite.com/icann-chief-to-address-hackers-at-black-hat/

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Australian Registrar Bottle Domains Termination By auDA Confirmed By Court
auDA, the.AU policy and regulatory body, has terminated the registrar 
accreditation of Australian Style Pty Ltd, who trades as Bottle Domains, 
following a the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Victoria dismissing 
Bottle Domains? appeal in proceedings against auDA on 23 July 2010.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11924
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/07/27/australian-registrar-bottle-domains-termination-by-auda-confirmed-by-court/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/australian-registrar-bottle-domains-termination-by-auda-confirmed-by-court.html


auDA weans customers from Bottle
The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed Bottle Domains' appeal against being 
stripped of its accreditation by the Australian Domain Name Administrator 
(auDA), leading to its .au customers being migrated to auDA.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/auda-weans-customers-from-bottle-339304772.htm

auDA re-inserts cork in Bolton?s Bottle
Australia's domain name regulator has once again terminated the Australian 
accreditation of domain name registrar Bottle Domains ? which is owned by 
flambuoyant entrepreneur Nicholas Bolton.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/354626/auda_re-inserts_cork_bolton_bottle/

http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/40663-auda-re-inserts-cork-in-boltons-bottle

http://delimiter.com.au/2010/07/26/auda-re-inserts-cork-in-boltons-bottle/

Bottle Domains termination stands: auDA
Bottle Domains has lost a legal stay-of-execution in the Court of Appeal of 
Victoria's Supreme Court, leading to its termination as an accredited domain 
registrar.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx
http://www.crn.com.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx
http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/220954,bottle-domains-termination-stands-auda.aspx


Bottle Domains terminated by auDA
The Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA) has terminated the accreditation 
of Melbourne based Bottle Domains after the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court 
of Victoria dismissed Bottle Domains? appeal in proceedings against auDA.
http://www.dynamicbusiness.com.au/articles/articles-news/bottle-domains-registrar-terminated-by-auda-1843.html


.NZ Adds Macrons To Domains ? Interview with the Domain Name Commissioner .NZ 
[Audio]
10am this morning marks another milestone in the history of both ccTLD?s and 
International Domain Names (IDNs).
http://www.domainerincome.com/news/nz-adds-macrons/

nz: Macrons available for .nz domain names
The Domain Name Commission has announced that .nz domain names which include 
macrons over the vowels (?, ?, ?, ? and ? ) are now available.
http://www.techday.co.nz/netguide/news/macrons-available-for-nz-domain-names/17218/1/


New Zealand launches 'macronized' .nz domain names
New Zealand launches 'macronized' .nz domain names On Monday, the 26th of July, 
New Zealand launched .nz domain names with macrons. The event coincides with the 
start of the Maori Language Week.
http://www.one.com/en/web-hosting-news/website/new-zealand-launches-macronized-.nz-domain-names$19908045.htm


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Not-so-secret seven hold keys to the internet
It's like something out of a Templar's mystical ritual: seven key holders are 
each assigned to guard a part of a key, and in times of great crisis, five of 
them must come together for the key's power to be unleashed and save the day. 
But this is no fantasy tale; it's the latest attempt to safeguard the internet.
http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2010/07/not-so-secret-seven-hold-keys.html


Bath entrepreneur 'holds the key' to internet security
A Bath entrepreneur has been selected to safeguard the future of internet 
security across the world. Paul Kane has been chosen to look after one of seven 
keys, which will 'restart the world wide web' in the event of a catastrophic 
event.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/bristol/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8855000/8855460.stm


Is there really a key to reboot the internet?
It sounds like a Fellowship of the Ring for the internet age ? a carefully 
chosen alliance of technology warriors, safeguarding a mythical key that could 
one day shut down the internet. According to yesterday's news reports, these 
keyholders will share responsibility for "rebooting the web" in the event of a 
catastrophic global meltdown.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/jul/27/internet-key

Seven smartcards to rule us all as internet 'keys' handed out across the globe
IT'S a scenario that doesn't bear thinking about - what happens if the internet 
breaks? Fans of The IT Crowd will recall the moment when Jen drops "the 
internet", a black box given to her as a prank by her colleagues to present at a 
management show-and-tell.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/seven-smartcards-to-rule-us-all-as-internet-keys-handed-out-across-the-globe/story-e6frfro0-1225898260889


DNSSEC poised to transform Internet
The signing this month of the Internet's Domain Name System root zone with 
digital signatures was the culmination of two years of intense effort to 
encourage deployment of the DNS Security Extensions. The effort will begin to 
bear fruit in the next 12 to 18 months, a panel of security experts said 
Wednesday at the Black Hat Briefings.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/07/28/dnssec-black-hat-update.aspx

What to Watch at Black Hat and Defcon
Trying to predict the big news at this week's Black Hat and Defcon conferences 
is extremely tricky, if not impossible. Usually the most interesting stories pop 
up at the very last minute -- hackers tend to hold off on disclosing the really 
big talks because they don't want jittery lawyers to shut them down. And even 
when you think you know what's going on, sometimes one of the shows steps 
forward to take center stage, as Defcon did three years ago when Dateline NBC 
reporter Michelle Madigan was run out of the conference for trying to secretly 
film show attendees.
http://www.nytimes.com/external/idg/2010/07/27/27idg-what-to-watch-at-black-hat-and-defcon-74718.html


Founder: Black Hat reflects a changing industry
In the 13 years since its inception, Black Hat has emerged as one of the premier 
conferences in the security industry. Each year, Black Hat attracts thousands of 
security researchers, security practitioners and government types to its annual 
events in Las Vegas, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Washington. On the eve of the annual 
conference in Vegas, Black Hat founder Jeff Moss talks about the show and how it 
has evolved.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/072710-founder-black-hat-reflects-a.html

Internet security quietly reaches a milestone
The deployment earlier this month of enhanced security protocols for the root 
zone of the Internet?s Domain Name System marks a significant milestone toward 
creating a more secure global information infrastructure.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/07/26/cybereye-dnssec-root-zone.aspx

The 7 people who can restart the Internet
Call them this era's Magnficent Seven. Seven people around the world hold the 
keys to the Internet, uniquely charged to restart the global network should a 
terrorist attack, hacking event or other calamity put it out of commission. 

http://fcw.com/articles/2010/07/28/magnificent-seven.aspx

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Court Rules in BME.com Cybersquatting Case, Could Affect Domain Owners
A United States District Court ruling in a case between Gregory Ricks and 
BMEZine over the domain name BME.com has some interesting implications for 
domain name owners.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/27/court-rules-in-bme-com-cybersquatting-case-could-affect-domain-owners/


ch: Marlow Foods Ltd Limited Company v. Eginhard Thoelken ... The dispute 
concerns the domain name <quorn.ch>.
... According to the Claimant?s information, it has used the QUORN trademark in 
Switzerland since 1996. Since the Claimant has also registered an International 
trademark QUORN on February 3, 1999 with an extension to Switzerland, it has a 
right in a distinctive sign under paragraph 24(c) of the Rules of Procedure. ... 
For the above reasons, in accordance with paragraphs 24 of the Rules of 
Procedure, the Expert orders that the domain name <quorn.ch> be transferred to 
the Claimant.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/decisions/html/2010/dch2010-0013.html

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Less than a year until internet addresses run dry
In less than a year, the world will run out of internet addresses and inaction 
by internet providers could lead to broken applications and more expensive net 
connections, experts warn.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/less-than-a-year-until-internet-addresses-run-dry-20100726-10r83.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3958727/Internet-addresses-running-out

http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/less-than-a-year-until-internet-addresses-run-dry-20100726-10r83.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/less-than-a-year-until-internet-addresses-run-dry-20100726-10r83.html

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/internet-addresses-set-to-run-dry/1895368.aspx


Countdown on for internet access Doomsday 
While the internet is often perceived as having virtually no boundaries, experts 
are worried there may come a time when there is no room for new computers to 
connect.
http://tvnz.co.nz/technology-news/countdown-internet-access-doomsday-3675787

IP Addresses Predicted To Be Exhausted In 2011
The current IPv4 protocol has fewer than 231.5 million addresses left, but the 
industry has been slow to adopt IPv6, which accommodates virtually unlimited 
unique identifiers.
http://www.informationweek.com/news/software/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226300002


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13 Country Code Domains That Can Follow in .Co?s Footsteps
With the recent launch of .co, we?ve seen another re-purposed country code 
domain name get international recognition. It joins other fairly successful 
commercializations such as .tv and .me, as well as failures such as .ws and .md.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/07/28/13-country-code-domains-that-can-follow-in-cos-footsteps/


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Firm that sells home security systems started with a domain name
More than a decade ago, MicroStrategy acquired the domain name alarm.com because 
it saw potential in such a short, pithy piece of Internet real estate. But the 
software maker, based in Tysons Corner, did not know what it wanted to do with 
the name.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/23/AR2010072304283.html


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Is the online news-stand finally set to make money?
The public's desire for the online coverage of stories from David Beckham's 
wardrobe to Catherine Zeta-Jones's dress disasters has seen advertisers flock to 
its site. The growth in online revenues is a welcome development for news 
services looking to make the internet pay, but some are questioning whether free 
sites can yet be self-sufficient.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/is-the-online-newsstand-finally-set-to-make-money-2036887.html


Snapshot of global internet speeds revealed
A report based on analysis of huge amounts of net traffic has revealed the state 
of the internet around the globe. The data, from network giant Akamai reveals 
the average global net speed is only 1.7Mbps (megabits per second) although some 
countries have made strides towards faster services.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10786874

nz: Making the right connections
As so much of our information and activities move to the web, or the cloud, or 
some sort of digital domain, spare a thought for those who aren't connected yet. 
According to the World Internet Project 17 per cent of New Zealanders don't use 
the internet and about 12 per cent have never used it.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10661617

nz: Forum: Is internet access a human right?
InternetNZ Cyberlaw Fellow at Victoria University, Jonathan Penney, has sparked 
wide-ranging discussion with a paper on the internet as a human right, which he 
summarised for a meeting at Victoria University late last month. The paper is 
expected to be published in its final form next month.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/forum-is-internet-access-a-human-right
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=114E7863-1A64-6A71-CE941E06A6EDBF19

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Details of 100m Facebook users collected and published
Personal details of 100m Facebook users have been harvested and published on the 
net by a security consultant.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10796584

Is there an Australian culture in a Facebook world?
CULTURE and creativity are central to life in the 21st century. The global 
stakes have never been higher; never before have we been surrounded by so much 
information or so much art - high and popular, visual and aural, original and 
reproduced, amusing and challenging, bland and exciting.
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-election/is-there-an-australian-culture-in-a-facebook-world-20100727-10uff.html


S'pore firms lack security for social media use
Majority of Singapore businesses say social media tools threaten corporate 
networks, but only one-third have in place tools to prevent loss of confidential 
data, new study reveals.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/s-pore-firms-lack-security-for-social-media-use-62201673.htm


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Porn issue heats up
Adults who expose children to pornography should be jailed, the Family Police 
Institute says.
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20100727124235655C528225


IWF reveals commercial core of child sexual abuse ?brands' online
On 13 May 2010, the UK's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) published its Annual 
Report 2009 reporting continued success at tackling criminal online content in 
the UK but revealing the existence of at least 450 distinct criminal ?brands' 
selling images and videos of the sexual abuse of children, worldwide.
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/blog;jsessionid=69FF31A04BE55370CD8D170FF2514741?p_p_id=homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_action=detail&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_articleId=105705&#p_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet


New report on children and IT from the Swedish helpline BRIS
The Children, BRIS and IT 2010 BRIS (Children's Rights in Society) is an NGO 
running the national helpline for children in Sweden, co-funded by the European 
Commission. For the fourth consecutive year, BRIS has published The Children, 
BRIS and IT 2010, a report about BRIS as an actor on the internet, and about 
young people's contacts with BRIS regarding the internet, computers and mobile 
phones.
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/blog;jsessionid=69FF31A04BE55370CD8D170FF2514741?p_p_id=homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_action=detail&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_articleId=105700


at: Supers&#167;fty - our hero!
In June 2010, 11 young people between from the Austrian youth panel came 
together to discuss internet safety issues. Topics under discussion included 
Facebook, saving peers from difficult situations, fraudulent web services, 
cyberbullying, apps and copyright issues.
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/blog?p_p_id=homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_action=detail&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_articleId=106101


at: Taming social gaming: Tips for safe conduct for young online gamers
Gaming has become a popular feature of social networks. To ensure that young 
people stay safe, and don't waste their time and money online, the Austrian 
Awareness Centre, along with their advisory youth panel, has compiled a list of 
tips for young gamers.
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/blog?p_p_id=homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_action=detail&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_articleId=105628


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Torrent legality study 'horribly wrong', says TorrentFreak
Global BitTorrent news source TorrentFreak has ridiculed the veracity of a 
University of Ballarat study on the legality of BitTorrent usage, labelling some 
of its claims "horribly wrong" and saying that "mistake after mistake" was made 
during its preparation.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/bittorrent-study-horribly-wrong-torrentfreak-339304787.htm

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2010/07/27/torrent-legality-study-horribly-wrong-says-torrentfreak-40089651/


Hulu's sharp decline in viewership underscores inconsistency in measuring size 
of online audience
Hulu has been hailed as the future of television, but its reputation has been 
based in part on measurement techniques rooted in the past.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-ct-hulu-20100721,0,7294937.story

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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'Jailbreaking' iPhones and unlocking carrier restrictions legal, US government 
says
Iphone-coppertone Circumventing Apple's safeguards in order to install 
unapproved applications on the iPhone is called "jailbreaking," but doing so 
won't get you landed in the slammer, according to new government rules announced 
Monday.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/07/iphone-jailbreak-legal.html

In Ruling on iPhones, Apple Loses a Bit of Its Grip
Apple likes to maintain tight control over what programs can appear on the 
iPhone ? a task that just became a little bit harder.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/technology/27iphone.html

'Jailbreaking' the iPhone
Changes in federal copyright laws will allow users of Apple?s iPhone and other 
smart phones to lawfully download applications that aren?t approved by the phone 
maker or carrier, according to the Library of Congress.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/07/changes_in_federal_copyright_l.html


Mobile broadband to drive South East Asian growth
The increasing use of mobile broadband applications is expected to drive the 
growth of telecommunications companies in Southeast Asia, where the market for 
traditional call and text services is now close to reaching its saturation 
point.
http://business.inquirer.net/money/topstories/view/20100727-283490/Mobile-broadband-to-drive-growth


BlackBerrys pose 'security risk' say UAE authorities
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has said that it could move to restrict or 
monitor BlackBerry mobile phones, as they pose a "national security risk".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10761210

Beware: govts are tapping your 3G calls
An increasing number of governments around the world are using call interception 
devices to pick up both 2G and 3G mobile phone calls, according to Les 
Goldsmith, CEO of call interceptor distributor ESD Group.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/beware-govts-are-tapping-your-3g-calls-339304755.htm

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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UK seeks next generation of cyber security specialists
A national competition has been launched to find the next generation of UK cyber 
security specialists.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10742588

Cybercrime costs a business $3.8 million/year, study finds
A new study of 45 U.S. organizations found that cybercrime -- including Web 
attacks, malicious code and rogue insiders -- costs each one of them $3.8 
million per year, on average, and results in about one successful attack each 
week. 

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/072610-cybercrime-costs.html

The LimeWire Decision: Can Legal Precedent Keep Up With the Internet Age?
The latest copyright infringement decision has emerged against LimeWire, the 
immensely popular file-sharing client. Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District 
Court for the Southern District of New York found LimeWire was liable for unfair 
competition, inducing copyright infringement, and copyright infringement itself. 
The decision held that LimeWire users committed a "substantial amount of 
copyright infringement," and that LimeWire "has not taken meaningful steps to 
mitigate infringement."
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?articleid=106074&email_access=on
http://mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?articleid=106074

uk: Soca to 'melt' into new National Crime Agency
The government has outlined policing reforms that will set up a large national 
agency that will take over the cybercrime work of Soca and other bodies
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/07/27/soca-to-melt-into-new-national-crime-agency-40089646/


uk: Law student wins ?10,000 after being branded a paedophile on Facebook
A law student left fearing reprisals after he was falsely named as a paedophile 
on Facebook has won a ?10,000 libel damages payout at the High Court.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7912731/Law-student-wins-10000-after-being-branded-a-paedophile-on-Facebook.html


FBI arrests 'mastermind' of Mariposa botnet computer code
International authorities have arrested a computer hacker believed responsible 
for creating the malicious computer code that infected as many as 12 million 
computers, invading major banks and corporations around the world, FBI officials 
have said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/7913767/FBI-arrests-mastermind-of-Mariposa-botnet-computer-code.html


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PRIVACY
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us: Sen. Kerry to introduce Internet privacy bill, momentum for federal rules 
builds
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Communications Subcommittee, said 
Tuesday that he will introduce an online privacy bill that will create standards 
for how consumer data is collected and used for marketing. It will also give 
users more control over how their Internet activity and profiles are accessed by 
advertisers and Web sites.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/07/sen_kerry_to_introduce_interne.html


Black Hat: Most browsers can be made to give up personal data
All the most commonly used Internet browsers are vulnerable to exploits that can 
force them to cough up users' personal information that can be used to hack into 
bank accounts or set them up for other attacks, the Black Hat 2010 conference 
will be told this week.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/072710-black-hat-browsers.html

Part I: Answers to Questions About Internet Privacy
Last week, we asked readers to submit questions to Michael Fertik, founder of 
ReputationDefender, and Paul Ohm, a law professor at the University of Colorado, 
in response to The New York Times Magazine article ?The Web Means the End of 
Forgetting.?
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/part-i-answers-to-questions-about-internet-privacy/


Part II: Answers to Questions About Internet Privacy
Michael Fertik, founder of ReputationDefender, and Paul Ohm, a law professor at 
the University of Colorado, respond to readers questions about Facebook 
settings, the future of online sharing and more.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/part-ii-answers-to-questions-about-internet-privacy/?ref=technology


us: Facebook Defends Privacy Policies
Ahead of a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing Wednesday on online privacy, 
Facebook's top lobbyist wrote Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., to 
defend concerns that the social networking site shares user data with third 
parties without users permission.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/07/facebook-defends-privacy-polic.php


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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Europe Unleashes Online Gambling to Fill Coffers
Across Europe, cash-strapped governments looking for ways to reduce yawning 
budget gaps are embracing online gambling, a source of revenue they once viewed 
with wary skepticism.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/28/technology/28eurogamble.html

au: Internet industry seeks Coalition fast net proposals
The internet industry's peak body has urged the Coalition to quickly unveil its 
national broadband plans. It is asking also that it not force service providers 
to filter the web.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/internet-industry-seeks-coalition-fast-net-proposals/story-e6frgakx-1225897197659


What the ICT industry wants: The Internet Industry Association (IIA)
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has released one of the most ambitious 
lists yet on its wishlist for ICT policies under the Federal election.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/354500/what_ict_industry_wants_internet_industry_association_iia_/


nz: TradeMe calls for 'crunchier' net law
MPs were "very cool, very net" to listen to the "blackout campaign" on 
copyright, TradeMe's head of operations says.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/3969713/TradeMe-calls-for-crunchier-net-law

EU Article 29: Working Party publishes Opinion on Online Behavioural Advertising
On 22 June 2010, the EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (the "Working 
Party") published its opinion (the "Opinion") in relation to online behavioural 
advertising ("OBA").  The Opinion contains a detailed discussion of the legality 
of current OBA techniques in light of recent changes to data protection 
legislation, and makes a number of recommendations which will have significant 
implications on the way in which OBA is used for online advertisers and network 
providers going forward.
http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=106096&email_access=on
http://mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=106096

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Making the right connections
As so much of our information and activities move to the web, or the cloud, or 
some sort of digital domain, spare a thought for those who aren't connected yet.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10661617

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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BT takes forensic approach to copper theft
BT Openreach has introduced a new forensic technology to tag cable thieves and 
save on the "millions" it said it loses each year due to copper theft.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/infrastructure/2010/07/26/bt-takes-forensic-approach-to-copper-theft-40089641/


nz: User groups split on Telecom?s request for leniency
Telecom?s request for leniency on its operational separation requirements has 
been met by a cautious 'OK' from TUANZ and definite 'No' from InternetNZ.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/telecommunications/user-groups-split-on-telecoms-request-for-leniancy


Internet NZ claim: Telecom?s separation variation could kill UFB
A new separation variation requested by Telecom NZ amounts to the end of 
operational separation and could kill the New Zealand government?s NZ$1.5 
billion ultrafast broadband project, claims InternetNZ.
http://www.commsday.com/commsday/?p=1229

Curran: Major Uncertainties Around Broadband Plan
Major concerns are being raised around the Government's ultrafast broadband 
project, which could derail the goal of affordable and accessible broadband 
services for New Zealanders, Labour's communications and IT spokesperson Clare 
Curran said today.
http://www.voxy.co.nz/politics/curran-major-uncertainties-around-broadband-plan/5/56444


TVNZ 7 and InternetNZ debate: Safety and Privacy Online
Coming soon to TVNZ 7, InternetNZ - and a dedicated page here on Geekzone. If 
you plan to tweet about this please use the tag #TVNZ7: 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/freitasm/7340

InternetNZ Welcomes Focus On Telecom Variation Request
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) is heartened by the media coverage given 
to submissions relating to Telecom's request for a fourth variation to the 
Operational Separation Undertakings.
http://www.voxy.co.nz/technology/internetnz-welcomes-focus-telecom-variation-request/5/56498


Minister Should Say "No" To Telecom
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) strongly opposes Telecom's request for a 
fourth variation to the Undertakings that operationally separate the company, 
arguing that it would effectively end the benefits that operational separation 
has brought about.
http://www.voxy.co.nz/technology/minister-should-say-quotnoquot-telecom/5/56332

TUANZ cautiously supports Telecom separation [NZPA]
The Telecommunications Users Association (TUANZ) wants Telecom to be more open 
about its plans for voluntary structural separation.
http://tvnz.co.nz/business-news/tuanz-cautiously-supports-telecom-separation-3673773


Mobile broadband to drive South East Asian growth
The increasing use of mobile broadband applications is expected to drive the 
growth of telecommunications companies in Southeast Asia, where the market for 
traditional call and text services is now close to reaching its saturation 
point.
http://business.inquirer.net/money/topstories/view/20100727-283490/Mobile-broadband-to-drive-growth


TPG and iiNet lock horns in battle for AAPT
IiNet is locked in a battle with TPG Telecom to acquire Telecom New Zealand's 
struggling AAPT unit.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/tpg-and-iinet-lock-horns-in-battle-for-aapt/story-e6frg8zx-1225898192102


Pacnet and Pacific Fibre will construct a $450 million fibre optic cable from 
Australia to the US
Australia's undersea cable market is set to become more competitive with the 
construction of a new $450 million link to the US.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telecommunications/pacnet-and-pacific-fibre-will-construct-a-450-million-fibre-optic-cable-from-australia-to-the-us/story-fn4iyzsr-1225898127889


$400m cable to double internet capacity out of Australia
Two companies will invest an estimated $US400 million ($450 million) in a new 
13,600-kilometre submarine cable that they say will double telecommunications 
capacity out of Australia and further reduce broadband costs to consumers.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/enterprise/400m-cable-to-double-internet-capacity-out-of-australia-20100728-10vbg.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/enterprise/400m-cable-to-double-internet-capacity-out-of-australia-20100728-10vbg.html


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