[DNS] domain name news - 5 August

[DNS] domain name news - 5 August

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2010 21:13:52 -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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VeriSign Reports Now Over 100 million .COM & .NET Domains
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11984

VeriSign Reports 9% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in Second Quarter 2010; 
Company Achieves 4% Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth in Naming Services Deferred 
Revenue
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=647421&releasejsp=custom_97


U.S. doesn't have leadership, strategy to protect cyberspace globally
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100803_1185.php

US Defense Report Reopens Debate Over Federal Cyber Roles
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/08/defense-report-reopens-debate.php


The Impending Nightmare of IPv6
http://www.itworld.com/networking/116217/going-ipv6-isnt-going-be-easy

Google Will Sell Brand Names as Keywords in Europe
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05google.html


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Progress towards a ".africa" at ICANN 38, in Brussels the Capital of Europe 
[news release]
Brussels, the capital of the European Union (EU), a 27 member organization along 
with dotEU were host to the 38th meeting of ICANN, the California based 
nonprofit, which oversees the fate of the new Generic top-level-domains (gTLDs) 
such as the existing .com,.org. One of ICANN?s key mandates since it was founded 
in 1998 has been to create competition in the domain name market. Opening the 
top-level space beyond the existing twenty-four gTLDs is expected to encourage a 
new wave of innovation.
http://www.prlog.org/10803421-progress-towards-africa-at-icann-38-in-brussels-the-capital-of-europe.html


Google Now Enables International Targeting of .Co Domain Name
Today Google finally enabled targeting the .co domain name to locations other 
than Colombia. .Co is the country code domain name for Colombia, so Google 
generally considered web sites on .co as targeted only to Columbia.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/08/04/google-now-enables-international-targeting-of-co-domain-name/


VeriSign Reports Now Over 100 million .COM & .NET Domains
In reporting its financial results for the second quarter ending 30 June, 2010, 
VeriSign announced that it ended the quarter with approximately 101.5 million 
active domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=11984
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/08/03/verisign-reports-now-over-100-million-com-net-domains/


VeriSign Reports 9% Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth in Second Quarter 2010; 
Company Achieves 4% Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth in Naming Services Deferred 
Revenue
VeriSign ... reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 
2010. ... VeriSign Naming Services ended the quarter with approximately 101.5 
million active domain names in the adjusted zone for .com and .net, representing 
a 9% increase year-over-year; In the second quarter, VeriSign added 7.9 million 
new domain name registrations, representing a 13% increase year-over-year.
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=647421&releasejsp=custom_97


.Com and .Net Base Tops 100 Million Domain Names
As forecasted, the total number of .com and .net domain names under management 
topped 100 million in the second quarter of 2010, reports VeriSign. The company 
ended the quarter with 101.5 million domains across the two top level domain 
names. VeriSign added 7.9 million new domain names in the quarter, representing 
13% growth year-over-year.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/08/02/com-and-net-base-tops-100-million-domain-names/


Who registers the most .EU domains worldwide?
The supervisory registry for .EU domains, EURid, has awarded 1&1 Internet Ltd, 
the world?s largest web host by known servers, as ?Best Seller Registrar?. 
According to EURid, 1&1 is the most successful registrar for this top level 
domain. Across all domain name suffixes, 1&1 currently manages over 11 million 
domains.
http://www.tophosts.com/articles/010484.html

1&1 Internet Named Top Worldwide Seller of .EU Domains
The supervisory registry for .EU domains, EURid, has named registrar 1&1 
Internet its ?Best Seller Registrar? for the .EU top level domain.
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/080410_11_Internet_Named_Top_Worldwide_Seller_of_EU_Domains


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U.S. doesn't have leadership, strategy to protect cyberspace globally
Federal auditors issued a report on Monday warning the United States is missing 
the leadership and strategy needed to protect national interests in governing 
and securing global cyberspace.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100803_1185.php

US Defense Report Reopens Debate Over Federal Cyber Roles
A panel chartered by Congress to review long-term threats to the United States 
has reopened a hotly contested debate on how the government should counter cyber 
attacks by calling for the Defense Department to expand its authority by 
defending all federal and key commercial computer networks, Nextgov.com 
reported.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/08/defense-report-reopens-debate.php


US DHS quietly dispatching teams to test power plant cybersecurity
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly creating specialized teams 
of experts to test industrial control systems at U.S power plants for 
cybersecurity weaknesses, according to a report published today by the Associate 
Press .
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180152/DHS_quietly_dispatching_teams_to_test_power_plant_cybersecurity

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080410-dhs-quietly-dispatching-teams-to.html


Who really sets global cybersecurity standards? The 19 most influential 
cybersecurity organizations in the world
Herding wild cats may be easier than settling issues or making over-arching 
decisions that affect international cybersecurity. This week in a report that 
was critical about how the US will face global cybersecurity events, the 
Government Accountability Office identified 19 global organizations" whose 
international activities significantly influence the security and governance of 
cyberspace."
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/who-really-sets-global-cybersecurity-standard

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/64514

ICANN CEO Remarks on Black Hat / Defcon by Rod Beckstrom
Several ICANN staff members attended the Black Hat and Defcon conferences last 
week to launch DNSSEC to the global Internet security community. Black Hat is 
one of the world?s premier security conferences; it attracts about 5,000 onsite 
participants and many more online. Defcon is a hacker event, also attended by 
government and security types, and nearly 10,000 people registered for this 
year?s conference. These are important communities for ICANN.
http://blog.icann.org/2010/08/ceo-remarks-on-black-hat-defcon/

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Massive BackCountry.com UDRP case ignores rude typos
Amusingly, a huge 41-domain typosquatting UDRP case just filed by 
BackCountry.com contains none of the obvious, profane typos.
http://domainincite.com/massive-backcountry-com-udrp-case-ignores-rude-typos/

VeriSign may settle CFIT lawsuit
VeriSign?s chief executive has not ruled out settling its potentially damaging 
lawsuit with the Coalition For ICANN Transparency out of court.
http://domainincite.com/verisign-may-settle-cfit-lawsuit/

New York-New York wins trademark suit over Internet domain name
MGM Resorts International has won a trademark infringement lawsuit involving its 
New York-New York hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip, with MGM Resorts winning 
rights to the potentially valuable Internet domain name newyorknewyork.com.
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/aug/04/ny-ny-wins-trademark-suit-over-internet-domain-nam/


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The Impending Nightmare of IPv6
Recently, I've been writing a lot about IPv6, the next generation of the 
Internet Protocol that makes the Internet and most home and business networks 
go. Now, like it or lump it, we, starting with our businesses and mobile devices 
and eventually our home networks, are all going to have to move to IPv6.
http://www.itworld.com/networking/116217/going-ipv6-isnt-going-be-easy
http://www.pcworld.com/article/202594/.html
http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2010-08-04-020-35-NW

A Look at IPv6 Allocations Since 1999 by Daniel Karrenberg
In the previous graph and article published here two weeks ago, we showed that 
many ISPs in the RIPE NCC service region (Europe, the Middle East and parts of 
Central Asia) have not yet obtained IPv6 addresses from the RIPE NCC. Our latest 
graph demonstrates just how quickly this is changing.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100804_a_look_at_ipv6_allocations_since_1999/

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Geographic and Specialty Names Dominate Proposed gTLDs
Over 100 proposals have been publicly announced for when ICANN begins taking 
applications for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) according to statistics 
compiled by Adrenaline TLD, themselves likely applicants for a number of 
sporting-related gTLDs such as .SKI, .BIKE and .SURF.
http://www.ebrandservices.com/geographic-and-specialty-names.html

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Google Will Sell Brand Names as Keywords in Europe
The Internet giant Google said on Wednesday that it would change its search 
policy for most of Europe to allow advertisers to buy and use as keywords terms 
that have been trademarked by others.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05google.html

Google to Alter Keyword Ad Policy in Europe
The Internet giant Google said Wednessday that it would change its search policy 
for most of Europe to allow advertisers to buy and use terms that have been 
trademarked by others as keywords.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05google.html

Google to Allow Trademarked Keywords After EU Ruling [Bloomberg]
Google Inc. will allow advertisers on its sites across Europe to use trademarked 
terms as "keywords" that link Internet searches to ads.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/04/AR2010080402028.html


Google eases trademark ad policy in Europe
The internet company is to allow brands in Europe to show advertisements 
alongside search results for competitors? trademarks for the first time
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e60a1c42-9fb7-11df-927b-00144feabdc0.html

Total Value of 2Q-2010 Domain Sales Jumps 26% Over the Previous Quarter - Median 
Price Rises Too
We have just finished breaking down our industry-wide reported domain sales data 
for the second quarter of 2010 to see how the latest quarter stacked up against 
the previous quarter as well as the same quarter last year (2Q-2009).
http://dnjournal.com/newsletters/2010/may-july.htm

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Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority
Google and Verizon, two leading players in Internet service and content, are 
nearing an agreement that could allow Verizon to speed some online content to 
Internet users more quickly if the content?s creators are willing to pay for the 
privilege.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05secret.html

Australian newspaper industry 'to bounce back by 2013'
The author of a report on the media industry says speculation over the death of 
the newspaper is unfounded, despite a massive downturn in the sector last year. 
The report, by the consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, shows Australian 
newspaper market revenues fell by more than 11 per cent from 2008 to 2009.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/02/2970468.htm

Murdoch takes a page out of The Times' net subscription
Rupert Murdoch says last month's move by The Times of London to charge for 
access to its website will be a success.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/murdoch-takes-a-page-out-of-the-times-net-subscription/story-e6frg8zx-1225900804773


Consumer spending to grow Australian entertainment & media industry [news 
release]
The Australian entertainment and media industry will grow 28 percent over the 
next five years, largely due to growth in consumer spending, especially on 
interactive gaming, internet access and subscription television according to a 
report released today. The Australian PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entertainment & 
Media Outlook 2010-2014 says the forecast growth will increase the revenue of 
the entertainment and media industry in Australia to $36.2 billion by 2014.
http://pwc.com.au/media-centre/2010/em-outlook-aug10.htm

Digital drugs: Some call i-dosing a drug substitute, while others say binaural 
beats fall flat
Dangerous gateway drug that will lead your children to a sordid life of 
addiction? Or . . . New Age Enya soundtrack?! Teens, in pursuit of their 
inalienable right to try to get high off of anything that can be ingested, 
digested or harvested, are apparently now trying to get high off of MP3s. Put 
that in your PC and smoke it. But first, give it a trendy name. Call it 
"i-dosing." 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/02/AR2010080204842.html


Opinion: What Wikileaks is really telling us
Two important lessons emerge from last week's mostly predictable Wikileaks 
revelations about Nato's war in Afghanistan. The first is an obvious one we 
already knew about: no single democratic government can control a transnational 
website leaking secrets on the internet.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/opinion/stephen-glover/stephen-glover-what-wikileaks-is-really-telling-us-2041163.html


Gates Cites Peril in Leak of Afghan War Logs by WikiLeaks
Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates said Sunday that an announcement by the 
Taliban that they were going through classified military dispatches from 
Afghanistan posted by the Web site WikiLeaks ?basically proves the point? that 
the disclosures put at risk the lives of Afghans who had aided American forces.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/world/02wiki.html

Internet addicts more likely to develop depression
Teenagers who spend excessive amounts of time on the Internet are one and a half 
times more likely to develop depression than moderate web users, a study in 
China has found.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6714KZ20100802
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/internet-addicts-more-likely-to-develop-depression-2042069.html


Study: Obsessive Web Surfers Are More Depressed
Spending hours on the Internet may trigger depression, say researchers from 
Australia and China. Numerous studies have documented the link between mental 
illness and pathological Internet use, though the majority have found that 
excessive online behavior tends to occur as a result of conditions such as 
anxiety and depression, either as a way to self-medicate or as a manifestation 
of the person's mental state. But what about the reverse? Could pathological 
Internet browsing lead to depression or other mental problems in people who are 
otherwise healthy?
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2008234,00.html

Is your internet addiction ruining your holiday? [Relaxnews]
We live in a wonderful world where our loved ones are just a few keystrokes away 
and where international businesses can be run from behind a computer screen, but 
when it comes time to switch off our laptops and disconnect our phones for a 
long-earned holiday most of us feel like we simply can't live without our 
gadgets and a reliable internet connection.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/is-your-internet-addiction-ruining-your-holiday-2042128.html


Teen Internet addicts more likely to get the blues: study [AFP]
Teenagers who are "addicted" to the Internet are more than twice as likely to 
become depressed than those who surf the Web in a more controlled manner, a 
study published Monday found.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/teen-internet-addicts-more-likely-to-get-the-blues-study-20100803-113kn.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/teen-internet-addicts-more-likely-to-get-the-blues-study-20100803-113kn.html


us: 'Cyberchondriacs' jump to almost one-third of all adults
The number of adults using the Internet to find health-related information 
leaped from 154 million in 2009 to 175 million this year, according to a Harris 
Interactive poll released today. It's the largest year-over-year increase since 
the poll began in 1998.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180147/_Cyberchondriacs_jump_to_almost_one_third_of_all_adults

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355845/_cyberchondriacs_jump_almost_one-third_all_adults/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080410-cyberchondriacs-jump-to-almost-one-third.html


Bing and Google in a Race for Search Features
Edwin Perello discovered that Bing, the Microsoft search engine, could find 
addresses in his rural Indiana town when Google could not. Laura Michelson, an 
administrative assistant in San Francisco, was lured by Bing?s flight fare 
tracker. Paul Callan, a photography buff in Chicago, fell for Bing?s vivid 
background images.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/technology/02google.html

us: Most Internet time now spent with social networks, games
Just in case you needed further confirmation that blogs, social networks, and 
games are overtaking everything else on the 'Net, Nielsen has released its 
latest statistics. They show that Americans now spend almost a quarter of their 
PC/laptop days and nights on social networking sites and blogs. That's a 43 
percent jump from a year ago.
http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/08/nielsen-social-networking-and-gaming-up-email-uncertain.ars


us: Reagan son launches conservative email service
Michael Reagan, the son of former American president Ronald Reagan, is launching 
?the very first conservative email provider?.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7923828/Reagan-son-launches-conservative-email-service.html


Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
At Rhode Island College, a freshman copied and pasted from a Web site?s 
frequently asked questions page about homelessness ? and did not think he needed 
to credit a source in his assignment because the page did not include author 
information. ... But these cases ? typical ones, according to writing tutors and 
officials responsible for discipline at the three schools who described the 
plagiarism ? suggest that many students simply do not grasp that using words 
they did not write is a serious misdeed.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html

Rupert Murdoch says Apple's iPad is a 'game-changer' for news media
Rupert Murdoch has lavished praise on Apple's iPad, describing the device as a 
"game changer" for news media and predicting that "hundreds and hundreds of 
millions" of similar tablet computers will eventually be sold around the world.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/aug/05/ipad-rupert-murdoch-apple-newscorp

nz: Online counselling help useful but 'risky' [The Press]
Online therapy is now available at the click of a computer mouse or by 
cellphone, but experts warn users to check providers' credentials before 
committing to any treatment. 

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3992229/Online-counselling-help-useful-but-risky


Australia online shoppers elude retail data crunchers
Australia's official economic data is struggling to capture growing online sales 
as the country's consumers belatedly embrace e-commerce, suggesting that soft 
retail trade data is missing part of a fast-growing market.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50614720100804
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6730DC20100804

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In India, Using Facebook to Catch Scofflaw Drivers
This city is famous for its snarled traffic and infamous for its unruly drivers 
? aggressive rule-breakers who barrel through red lights, ignore crosswalks and 
veer into bicycle or bus lanes to find open routes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/technology/02traffic.html

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US DOJ report says child porn on the rise [AP]
The spread of child pornography, fueled by technology and the Internet, is 
outpacing efforts to combat it, the Justice Department said Monday in a report 
to Congress that promises more arrests, prosecutions and better coordination 
among federal, state and local authorities.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/02/national/w113650D91.DTL

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2010/08/02/doj_report_says_child_porn_on_the_rise/


Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the National Strategy for Child 
Exploitation Prevention and Interdiction Announcement [speech]
Thank you, Ernie [Allen], and thank you all for being here. I?m pleased to be 
joined by several key leaders and partners in the federal government ?s fight to 
protect our children from exploitation and abuse: Deputy Attorney General Gary 
Grindler, FBI Executive Assistant Director T.J. Harrington, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Alonzo Pena, Chief Postal 
Inspector Guy Cottrell and U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz . We are 
also joined by Melissa, a courageous young woman who ?s here to share her own 
story of surviving abuse and to help us shine a light on the threats that our 
kids face and the responsibilities that we must fulfill.
http://www.justice.gov/ag/speeches/2010/ag-speech-100802.html

Department of Justice Releases First National Strategy for Child Exploitation 
Prevention and Interdiction [news release]
Attorney General Eric Holder today announced that the Department of Justice 
released its first-ever National Strategy for Child Exploitation Prevention and 
Interdiction. The strategy also provides the first-ever comprehensive threat 
assessment of the dangers facing children from child pornography, online 
enticement, child sex tourism, commercial sexual exploitation and sexual 
exploitation in Indian Country, and outlines a blueprint to strengthen the fight 
against these crimes. The strategy builds upon the department?s accomplishments 
in combating child exploitation by establishing specific, aggressive goals and 
priorities and increasing cooperation and collaboration at all levels of 
government and the private sector.
http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2010/August/10-opa-887.html

us: Feds unveil national strategy to combat child porn
Arrests in Gregg and Smith Counties of men charged with crimes connected to 
child pornography were featured in an announcement this week of a U.S. Marshals 
national strategy to address child exploitation.
http://www.kilgorenewsherald.com/news/2010-08-04/Front_Page/Feds_unveil_national_strategy_to_combat_child_porn.html


sg: Call for cyber wellness projects
THE GOVERNMENT is offering financial support for projects that can help those 
facing cyber-bullying problems, as well as those that can teach youths the risks 
of taking sex videos of themselves with their handphones.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_561890.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_562234.html

sg: Cash help for cyber wellness project
To curb the trend of youth taking inappropriate videos and images of themselves, 
the Government is offering financial support for projects that can "encourage 
the positive use of the Internet and mobile technologies" among young 
Singaporeans.
http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC100805-0000116/Cash-help-for-cyber-wellness-project


Why Is Clive Owen in a David Schwimmer Movie About Sexual Predators?
The trailer for Trust contains a riddle, and it is as follows: Why would so many 
talented people (Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Viola Davis, Tom McCarthy) sign 
on to make a ham-handed movie about cyber-stalking that appears to be, more or 
less, Taken for the Lifetime Movie Channel?
http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/08/why_is_clive_owen_in_a_david_s.html

Word of Mouth: 'Middle Men's' advertising takes an adult approach
Hollywood studios don't advertise their movies on adult websites, but that might 
change if this indie about the rise of Internet pornography succeeds with the 
strategy.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-word-20100805,0,5930448.story

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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au: iiNet had power to stop downloads [AAP]
Film studio lawyers say ISP iiNet had the technical ability and power to prevent 
customers from abusing its network for film piracy but failed to act.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/inet-had-power-to-stop-downloads/story-e6frgakx-1225900650837


iiNet spam policy perfect for copyright
On day two of the appeal against the verdict in the landmark iiNet copyright 
trial, Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) barrister David 
Catterns said iiNet's "sophisticated" policy procedure for dealing with 
customers with malware and spam should apply to copyright breaches.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/iinet-spam-policy-perfect-for-copyright-339304964.htm

'Considerable errors' in iiNet ruling: AFACT
At the close of the first day of the Australian Federation Against Copyright 
Theft's (AFACT) appeal against the iiNet copyright trial decision earlier this 
year, AFACT barrister David Catterns criticised the way Justice Cowdroy had gone 
about ruling the case.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/considerable-errors-in-iinet-ruling-afact-339304952.htm

iiNet appeal may not solve piracy issue [AAP]
A Federal Court judge has questioned whether a decision by the court in the 
appeal between film studios and internet service provider iiNet will actually 
resolve the dispute over copyright infringement by internet users.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355862/iinet_appeal_may_solve_piracy_issue/


AFACT v iiNet: ISP questions infringement information reliability
The information pertaining to copyright infringements delivered to Internet 
service provider iiNet by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft 
(AFACT) during 2008 was of questionable reliability, a Federal Court has heard.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355740/afact_v_iinet_isp_questions_infringement_information_reliability/


AFACT v iiNet: Second chance termination strains resources
Suggestions by the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) that 
ISPs terminate users after a single copyright infringement warning would be 
unsustainable, iiNet?s legal team has told a Federal Court this week.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355760/afact_v_iinet_second_chance_termination_strains_resources/


AFACT v iiNet: 'Reasonable belief' defence may be incorrect
It has been revealed that iiNet?s defence of 'reasonable belief' against acting 
on evidence of copyright infringement was potentially based on a 
misinterpretation of relevant legislation.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355895/afact_v_iinet_reasonable_belief_defence_may_incorrect/


nz: Major ISP already targeting net pirates [NZPA]
One major New Zealand internet service provider already processes copyright 
infringement notices, despite the lack of any law requiring them to, a 
parliamentary select committee was told today.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/3994385/Major-ISP-already-targeting-net-pirates


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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Japan mobile phone makers to roll out 'augmented reality' [AFP]
The "Terminator" had it, US fighter pilots use it and it's the next hot feature 
on Japanese smartphones - "augmented reality" which peppers the world around you 
with useful bits of information.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/japan-mobile-phone-makers-to-roll-out-augmented-reality-2041927.html


Gulf states put the squeeze on BlackBerry
There were concerns tonight that other governments could suspend BlackBerry data 
services including email and web browsing after the United Arab Emirates and 
Saudi Arabia announced plans for bans over the weekend, citing security issues.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/aug/02/blackberry-internet-middle-east

How BlackBerry developed its mobile phone and networks
The decision of the United Arab Emirates to ban BlackBerry email, messenger and 
web browsing services goes to the heart of the way in which the handheld devices 
operate ? itself a consequence of the mobile market in which they were born.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/02/blackberry-mobile-phone-market-network


BlackBerry Maker Resists Governments' Pressure
A top executive of Research In Motion, the Canadian company that makes 
BlackBerry smartphones, said on Tuesday that his company would not give in to 
pressure from foreign governments to provide access to its customers? messages.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/technology/04rim.html

Indonesia joins countries mulling BlackBerry ban
Indonesia said Wednesday it is considering following the lead of Saudi Arabia 
and the United Arab Emirates in banning BlackBerry services, adding to pressure 
on device maker Research in Motion Ltd. to give governments greater access to 
data.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/04/AR2010080403093.html


Kuwait asks BlackBerry maker to block porn
Kuwait has asked BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) to block pornographic 
sites though will not suspend services like other Gulf states have threatened to 
do, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6720PV20100803

U.A.E. Is to Bar BlackBerry E-Mail Over Security Issues
The United Arab Emirates, citing security concerns, said Sunday that it would 
suspend BlackBerry mobile services like e-mail and text messaging beginning in 
October, the latest high-stakes clash between governments and communications 
providers over the flow of digital information.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/business/global/02berry.html

UAE to block BlackBerry web features
The United Arab Emirates is to block key features on BlackBerry smartphones 
because of national security concerns.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/01/united-arab-emirates-blackberry-block


Nokia Will Play by Indian Rules on Push Mail [IDG]
Nokia plans to comply with Indian government rules for its push mail services, 
even as the government moves to tighten security and interception rules in the 
country.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/202429/.html

RIM to allow India to monitor Blackberry services - report
Research in Motion has agreed to allow Indian security agencies to monitor its 
BlackBerry services, The Economic Times newspaper reported on Tuesday, after 
pressure from governments worried about national security.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50581120100803

Android steps up pace in mobile market share grab
Google's Andoid mobile operating system has continued its growth in US market 
share, according to new figures, with a continued drop for Microsoft's Windows 
Mobile and waning loyalty among BlackBerry owners.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/aug/03/android-market-share-us

Android Beats iPhone With New Subscribers
By the end of 2011, there could be more smartphones in the United States than 
the less advanced feature phones, according to a report released Monday by the 
Nielsen Company, a market trends monitor.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/android-passes-iphone-for-new-subscribers/


nz: 2degrees launches 3G network
Competition in the growing mobile internet market is hotting up with mobile 
phone newcomer 2degrees officially launching its 3G network today.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/3985623/2degrees-launches-3G-network

EU Commission chose iPhone and HTC over BlackBerry
The European Union Commission rejected Research in Motion's BlackBerry in favour 
of Apple's iPhone and HTC smartphones, a spokesman said, amid a spreading row 
about BlackBerry security.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6731UN20100804

EC chooses iPhone, HTC over BlackBerry
This is turning out to be a rough week for BlackBerry maker RIM when it comes to 
international relations: the latest blow is that the European Commission has 
opted for the iPhone and HTC handsets over the BlackBerry to roll out to its 
employees.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20012596-94.html

Google: 200,000 Android phones sold every day - CEO
About 200,000 smartphones based on Google's Android operating system are sold 
every day, CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday, underscoring the strong challenge 
to rivals like Apple's iPhone.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50638520100805

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SPAM
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Spam Threat Growing, Getting Sneakier
Spam is not only growing in volume, but it's also becoming harder to distinguish 
from legitimate email, according to an online survey of U.S. consumers by Harris 
Interactive. The survey was commissioned by Cloudmark, an anti-spam and email 
security firm.
http://www.esecurityplanet.com/features/article.php/3896751/Spam-Threat-Growing-Getting-Sneakier.htm


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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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U.S. doesn't have leadership, strategy to protect cyberspace globally
Federal auditors issued a report on Monday warning the United States is missing 
the leadership and strategy needed to protect national interests in governing 
and securing global cyberspace.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100803_1185.php

US Defense Report Reopens Debate Over Federal Cyber Roles
A panel chartered by Congress to review long-term threats to the United States 
has reopened a hotly contested debate on how the government should counter cyber 
attacks by calling for the Defense Department to expand its authority by 
defending all federal and key commercial computer networks, Nextgov.com 
reported.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/08/defense-report-reopens-debate.php


US DHS quietly dispatching teams to test power plant cybersecurity
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly creating specialized teams 
of experts to test industrial control systems at U.S power plants for 
cybersecurity weaknesses, according to a report published today by the Associate 
Press .
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9180152/DHS_quietly_dispatching_teams_to_test_power_plant_cybersecurity

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/080410-dhs-quietly-dispatching-teams-to.html


Who really sets global cybersecurity standards? The 19 most influential 
cybersecurity organizations in the world
Herding wild cats may be easier than settling issues or making over-arching 
decisions that affect international cybersecurity. This week in a report that 
was critical about how the US will face global cybersecurity events, the 
Government Accountability Office identified 19 global organizations" whose 
international activities significantly influence the security and governance of 
cyberspace."
http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/who-really-sets-global-cybersecurity-standard

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/64514

ICANN CEO Remarks on Black Hat / Defcon by Rod Beckstrom
Several ICANN staff members attended the Black Hat and Defcon conferences last 
week to launch DNSSEC to the global Internet security community. Black Hat is 
one of the world?s premier security conferences; it attracts about 5,000 onsite 
participants and many more online. Defcon is a hacker event, also attended by 
government and security types, and nearly 10,000 people registered for this 
year?s conference. These are important communities for ICANN.
http://blog.icann.org/2010/08/ceo-remarks-on-black-hat-defcon/

Web attack knows where you live
One visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home, 
a security expert has shown. The attack, thought up by hacker Samy Kamkar, 
exploits shortcomings in many routers to find out a key identification number.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10850875

US cyber snoops launch recruitment drive
A secretive and elite United States cyber team that has tracked criminals on the 
internet for more than 10 years has used this year's DefCon hackers conference 
to recruit new members.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/08/02/2971217.htm

Elite US cyber team courts hackers to fight terror [AFP]
An elite US cyber team that has stealthily tracked Internet villains for more 
than a decade pulled back its cloak of secrecy to recruit hackers at a DefCon 
gathering.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/elite-us-cyber-team-courts-hackers-to-fight-terror-20100802-112nr.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/elite-us-cyber-team-courts-hackers-to-fight-terror-20100802-112nr.html


Apple devices are vulnerable to attack, say German security officials
Several Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad have two critical security 
weaknesses for which no patch exists, the German government warned last night.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/aug/05/apple-security-weakness-ipad-iphone


German Agency Finds Flaws In Apple?s Mobile Software
A German government agency warned citizens on Wednesday about two software 
vulnerabilities in Apple?s mobile operating system, iOS, which it said could be 
exploited to infect the company?s best-selling iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05apple.html

iPhone at risk from security flaw
Security firms are warning of a vulnerability in Apple's iOS for iPhone, iPad 
and iPod. Symantec said that it could be exploited by remote attackers to take 
complete control of a vulnerable device.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10865288

Criminals, spies swamp cyber world: experts [AFP]
Finally the world has a hacker-proof communications device. The bad news? It's a 
brick in a glass case. The joke, told to a cyber conference this week in New 
York, illustrates what top US experts describe as the dire state of online 
security.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/criminals-spies-swamp-cyber-world-experts-20100805-11gr0.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/security/criminals-spies-swamp-cyber-world-experts-20100805-11gr0.html


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For E-Data, Tug Grows Over Privacy vs. Security
The threat by the United Arab Emirates to shut down mobile services on 
BlackBerrys like e-mail and text messaging underscores a growing tension between 
communications companies and governments over how to balance privacy with 
national security.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/03/technology/03blackberry.html

Facebook extends privacy controls to mobile
Facebook has extended its privacy controls to mobile devices, meaning anyone can 
control what information is publicly seen about them on the site, while on the 
move.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/7926918/Facebook-extends-privacy-controls-to-mobile.html


Facebook Privacy Controls Go Mobile
In the face of rising concern and scrutiny about privacy issues, Facebook will 
make some of its privacy controls available from any mobile device through 
m.facebook.com, the company announced Wednesday. 

http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/08/facebook-privacy-controls-go-m.php


Facebook at risk of breaching privacy laws
With over 400 million active users worldwide, Facebook is a force to be reckoned 
with. However, by collecting information about people who do not have a Facebook 
page, the popular social networking site could be contravening privacy laws.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=dd31e190-4406-4646-b770-a1415041b415


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CENSORSHIP
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The trouble with technology: from Google's mixed fortunes in China to Facebook's 
two-week ban in Pakistan and YouTube's problems in Turkey
Last month India's internal security chief UK Bansal raised concerns with RIM 
over the data services that its handheld devices enable and the two sides were 
working on a solution. The government wants to be able to read emails and other 
electronic messages sent from BlackBerry devices.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/aug/02/trouble-with-technology

Google's Hong Kong question page blocked in China
A question-and-answer page on Google Hong Kong's website became inaccessible to 
some mainland Chinese users on Tuesday, underscoring Beijing's sensitivity about 
the Internet.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE66S65O20100803
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-50584020100803
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/googles-hong-kong-question-page-blocked-in-china-2042067.html


th: Looking beyond the letter of the law
Censorship is something that most of us detest but many more conservative 
factions seem to feel is a necessary part of modern civil society. The slippery 
slope, as they call it, starts from an almost universal acceptance of censorship 
of child pornography to hardcore pornography and so on and so forth, until in a 
hundred iterations later in some societies, seeing a single stray hair is 
construed as adultery and is punishable by building a wall to have it collapse 
on the woman involved.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/tech/techscoop/189370/looking-beyond-the-letter-of-the-law


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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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US State AG probes Apple, Amazon over e-Book prices
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday he has launched 
investigations of Apple and Amazon for e-book pricing deals struck with 
publishers that appear to block competitors from offering better deals.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/08/state_ag_probes_apple_amazon_o.html


Google Will Sell Brand Names as Keywords in Europe
The Internet giant Google said on Wednesday that it would change its search 
policy for most of Europe to allow advertisers to buy and use as keywords terms 
that have been trademarked by others.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05google.html

Google to Alter Keyword Ad Policy in Europe
The Internet giant Google said Wednessday that it would change its search policy 
for most of Europe to allow advertisers to buy and use terms that have been 
trademarked by others as keywords.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05google.html

Google to allow trade marks as keywords across Europe
Google will let companies use competitors' trade marks as keywords to trigger 
search adverts in all European countries for the first time. The move will test 
the interpretation of a number of EU and national court rulings on the 
controversial practice.
http://out-law.com/page-11278

Google changes trademark ad policy in Europe
Google is set to allow advertisers in Europe to use rivals' trademarks when 
bidding for online ads in a move that will prevent big brand owners from 
controlling which ads appear during users' searches.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE67326920100804

Google to Allow Trademarked Keywords After EU Ruling [Bloomberg]
Google Inc. will allow advertisers on its sites across Europe to use trademarked 
terms as "keywords" that link Internet searches to ads.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/04/AR2010080402028.html


Google eases trademark ad policy in Europe
The internet company is to allow brands in Europe to show advertisements 
alongside search results for competitors? trademarks for the first time
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e60a1c42-9fb7-11df-927b-00144feabdc0.html

US challenges motives for BlackBerry plan
Washington says the decision of the United Arab Emirates to suspend the services 
offered by the Research in Motion smartphone sets a ?dangerous precedent? for 
democracy and freedom of speech
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/14de4468-9e59-11df-a5a4-00144feab49a.html

uk: ISPA publishes its Roadmap for the Internet
ISPA has launched its Internet Roadmap, which outlines how ISPA sees the 
Internet developing over the course of the current parliament and includes eight 
recommendations to Government on how they can help us achieve this.
http://www.ispa.org.uk/news/page_831.html#2

Disconnection must go, says InternetNZ
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) today made a presentation to Parliament's 
Commerce Select Committee, explaining its detailed submission on the Copyright 
(Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill and issuing a strong call for 
disconnection to be removed as a penalty.
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2010/disconnection-must-go-says-internetnz


nz: Internet account ban no worse than driving penalty
The Law Society suggests courts should have the power to ban someone found 
guilty of a sufficiently serious on-line copyright breach from having any 
internet account for the period of an account disconnection penalty.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/internet-account-ban-no-worse-than-driving-penalty


au: Gillard raids 'Gershon' IT fund
JULIA Gillard will raid $448 million to help pay for election commitments from a 
savings scheme earmarked for IT projects.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/gillard-raids-gershon-it-fund/story-fn4htb9o-1225901276850


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VC fund to target S'pore, China digital media firms
Worth US$73.9 million, new venture capital fund will identify early- and 
growth-stage digital media and technology companies in both countries, and 
support them efforts to penetrate either Asian market.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/vc-fund-to-target-s-pore-china-digital-media-firms-62201814.htm


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Indian telecom rules spark backlash [AP]
telecom companies and trade groups are urging India to soften tough new security 
regulations on foreign telecommunications companies - believed to be aimed at 
China - which they say could set a troubling global precedent for onerous 
security norms.
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Money/Story/STIStory_561393.html
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/03/financial/f055732D19.DTL

http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2010/08/03/tough_indian_telecom_rules_spark_foreign_backlash/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100803/ap_on_hi_te/as_india_telecom_security_1

Telecom NZ promises demerger for fibre
Telecom New Zealand has today submitted an extensive proposal to Crown Fibre 
holdings, laying out an action plan for its inclusion in the building of New 
Zealand's National Broadband Network, the Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/telecom-nz-promises-demerger-for-fibre-339304949.htm

Structural separation a bonus, but transparency is vital now
Telecom?s announcement on Monday that its revised bid to participate in the UFB 
project includes a structural separation of Chorus is a bonus, but not a 
panacea.
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/blog/2010/structural-separation-bonus-transparency-vital-now


Telecom NZ confirms plans to split [NZA]
Telecom has submitted a refined plan for the Government's ultrafast broadband 
initiative predicated on the separation of its network division and integrating 
the initiative with the rural broadband initiative.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10663097

nz: Industry slams Telecom?s request for relief
The telecommunications industry is almost united in opposing Telecom?s latest 
request to delay its operational separation undertakings.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/industry-slams-telecoms-request-for-relief


NZ to regulate mobile phone rates
The cost of calling a mobile phone looks set to fall after the Government agreed 
to regulate mobile termination rates.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10663492

Vodafone, MTN May Face Africa Price War on Cable Glut [Bloomberg]
After a decade of too little Internet capacity, telecommunications companies in 
Africa including Vodafone Group Plc and MTN Group Ltd. may face a different 
challenge: too much.
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-08-04/vodafone-mtn-may-face-africa-price-war-on-cable-glut.html


Mobile spending to pass wired broadband by 2015 in US
By 2015, the U.S. will spend more money annually on mobile than on all 
fixed-line communications, not counting enterprise services, Pyramid Research 
said Tuesday.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/355825/mobile_spending_pass_wired_broadband_by_2015/


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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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au: Man used NZ girl sex fantasy to escape, court told [NZPA]
A former Canberra school teacher accused of grooming a fictitious 14-year-old 
New Zealand girl for sex said he engaged in "reprehensible" online chats to 
escape his lonely life.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10663584

au: Man guilty of luring NZ 'teenager'
The trial of a Canberra man accused of using the internet to lure a New Zealand 
"teenager" for sex has found him guilty one charge but was unable to reach a 
verdict on a second charge.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10663730


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