[DNS] domain name news - 13 September

[DNS] domain name news - 13 September

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 07:42:34 -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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New Registrar Accreditation Application
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10sep10-en.htm

Adult Industry ?Deeply Concerned? About .XXX Application
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/10/adult-industry-remains-deeply-concerned-about-xxx-application/


ICM Fights Back Against Claims of No Adult Industry Support
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12296

au: Liquidator alleges breaches in Bolton company
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frfh4f-1225919916001


Cyber attack threat: Paul Twomey wants Australian business leaders to do more
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2010/3007476.htm

Number Resource Organization Report Highlights Strong Growth in Both IPv4 and 
IPv6 Allocations
http://www.nro.net/media/nroReportHighlights.html

GoDaddy.com Goes on Auction Block
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703597204575484153733196856.html

au: VentraIP creates wholesale business
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/231641,ventraip-creates-wholesale-business.aspx
http://www.crn.com.au/News/231641,ventraip-creates-wholesale-business.aspx

Sex.com sale gets September 28 deadline
http://domainincite.com/sex-com-sale-gets-september-28-deadline/


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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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Application of International Law in Cyber Warfare Operations by Afroditi 
Papanastasiou
Abstract: In the not-so-distant future, a concerted ?Cyber Attack?, effectuated 
via the Internet, could cause massive destruction to any society dependent on 
computer networks, especially in key target fields of transport, energy supply 
and communication infrastructures, leading to human casualties and serious 
destruction of property ? reproducing the same, if not more, damage that would 
be caused by conventional armed attacks.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1673785

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GOVERNANCE
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"Networks and States" at the Internet Governance Forum by Milton Mueller
My new book, Networks and States: The global politics of Internet governance, 
will be released at a special event at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum. 
The event will be held at 12:15 on Monday, September 13, in Hall (Sale) 5, Room 
3 of the LITEXPO outside Vilnius.
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/9/10/4622488.html

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Letter from Diane Duke, Free Speech Coalition, to John Jeffrey
.XXX sTLD
http://icann.org/correspondence/duke-to-jeffrey-08sep10-en.pdf

New Registrar Accreditation Application
ICANN has modified its Registrar Accreditation Application. The new application, 
which is effective immediately, represents the first significant change in 10 
years to the application process, and was introduced to meet requirements in the 
new Registrar Accreditation Agreement adopted in 2009. Additional enhancements 
to the screening process were included based on community input that called for 
the strengthening of the requirements for registrar accreditation, and to 
address changes that have arisen in the registrar marketplace. The new 
application remains consistent with the Statement of Registrar Accreditation 
Policy.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10sep10-en.htm

At-Large Director Call for Statements of Interest Results in Globally Diverse 
Applicant Pool
The At-Large Board Candidate Evaluation Committee recently announced the initial 
results of the call for Statements of Interests for the position of the ICANN 
Board Director who will represent the At-Large community that closed on 6 
September 2010.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09sep10-en.htm

Tokyo Presentations Published
On 26-27 August 2010, ICANN hosted its Asia/Pacific Regional Registry/Registrar 
Event in Tokyo, Japan. ICANN shared news of this event with the community in its 
14 July 2010 blog post.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-10sep10-en.htm

Adult Industry ?Deeply Concerned? About .XXX Application
The adult industry remains concerned about the introduction of the .XXX Top 
Level Domain and in particular, the ICM Registry application.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/10/adult-industry-remains-deeply-concerned-about-xxx-application/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/adult-industry-still-deeply-concerned-about-.xxx-application.html

http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12284

ICM Fights Back Against Claims of No Adult Industry Support
ICM Registry, the applicant for the .XXX Top Level Domain, has hit back against 
claims the proposed TLD has no support amongst the adult industry, disputing 
many of the claims made by the Free Speech Coalition.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12296
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/12/icm-fights-back-against-claims-of-no-adult-industry-support/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/icm-refutes-claims-of-no-adult-industry-support.html


Porn group tries to delay .xxx bid
The Free Speech Coalition has asked ICANN to prove that the .xxx top-level 
domain application has the level of support that ICM Registry claims it has.
http://domainincite.com/porn-group-tries-to-delay-xxx-bid/

.XXX registry goes on the counter-attack
ICM Registry has issued a strongly worded response to its critics at the Free 
Speech Coalition, questioning the porn trade group?s relevance.
http://domainincite.com/xxx-registry-goes-on-the-counter-attack/

ICM Registry Responds to Free Speech Coalition on .XXX
ICM Registry CEO Stuart Lawley has lashed back at Free Speech Coalition for its 
latest attempt to delay or kill .xxx.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/09/10/icm-registry-responds-to-free-speech-coalition-on-xxx/


MOPO - The Latest Speed Bump on ICANN's New gTLD Superhighway by Michael D. 
Palage
ICANN is a Petri dish for acronyms. The latest one to be introduced into the 
ICANN lexicon is MOPO which is short for Morality and Public Order. MOPO is one 
of the four grounds by which a third party can challenge an application for a 
new generic top-level domain (gTLD). The profile of MOPO recently increased when 
ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) provided formal advice to the ICANN 
Board regarding the current MOPO procedures set forth in ICANN's Draft Applicant 
Guidebook (DAG) for new gTLD applicants. The resolution of this issue will 
largely determine whether new gTLD applications will be accepted by ICANN in 
2011 as planned or sometime in the far distant future. more?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100910_mopo_the_latest_speed_bump_on_icanns_new_gtld_superhighway/


Suggestions on IDN Variant Management by Limei Liu
To some applicants, ICANN's variant management policy in DAG4 has become a big 
obstacle to the new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) application. The policy is 
to delegate the string while reserving the variants, and these variants will not 
be delegated until a sound mechanism is developed and the desired variants are 
evaluated. But for some languages, Chinese for example, the so called string and 
its variant, namely simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese, are equivalent 
and must be simultaneously delegated.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/suggestions_on_idn_variant_management/

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Dot Africa campaign to brand continent
DotConnectAfrica announced the launch of the 'Yes to a .africa' East Africa 
campaign during the 2010 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit held from 7-8 September 
2010 in Nairobi, Kenya. The initiative is meant to give Africa a regional 
identity and global presence. Sophia Bekele, executive director, 
DotConnectAfrica made the announcement during the summit.
http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/414/16/52038.html

au: Liquidator alleges breaches in Bolton company
THE liquidator appointed by investor Nicholas Bolton to one of his own companies 
has referred a string of possible Corporations Act breaches, including fraud, to 
the regulator.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frfh4f-1225919916001


CZ.NIC-CSIRT is an accredited member of the European network of security teams
CZNIC-CSIRT was created with the objective of minimising the risks of possible 
threats to national and international computer security and contributing to the 
elimination of malicious content in the .CZ domain space.
http://www.nic.cz/page/782/cz.nic-csirt-is-an-accredited-member-of-the-european-network-of-security-teams/


Name Server Checks Now Featuring DNSSEC Functions
Since end of August DENIC's web interface for name server checks offers a new 
function. Clients can now use it to execute DNSSEC-specific checks. They can 
deliberately activate this additional tool to test the technical parameters of 
DNSKEY records and to verify if the related signatures can be applied for 
validation.
http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/2913.html?cHash=4acc297130

Germany passes 1 mln .eu domain names milestone
The registry for the .eu top-level domain (TLD) EURid reported that over one 
million .eu domain names have been registered in Germany at 7 September.
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=756100

2010 survey on the perception of .fr reveals a clear preference in favour of .fr 
domain names
In the last 5 years, AFNIC has regularly conducted research amongst the general 
public on the perception of .fr domain names. Carried out by M?tro-Panel, the 
research aims to identify the development and trends of the .fr domain name and 
other domain names. The study, held from 3 to 15 June 2010 with 555 internet 
participants from across France, highlighted the increasingly clear preference 
of internet users for .fr domain names.
http://www.afnic.fr/actu/nouvelles/259/2010-survey-on-the-perception-of-fr-reveals-a-clear-preference-in-favour-of-fr-domain-names


The Dot-Pro Domain Helps Give Professionals an Edge in the Job Market
As the economy recovers from the recession, the unemployed are renewing their 
job search. Using a dot-pro domain from EnCirca for email and an online bio 
helps give unemployed licensed professionals an advantage in the job market.
http://www.encirca.com/html/press/dot_pro_domain_gives_professionals_advantage_in_job_market.pdf


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Cyber attack threat
Australia's leading cybersecurity expert Dr Paul Twomey wants Australian 
business leaders to step up to the plate and do more to reduce the threat of 
cyber attacks.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2010/3007476.htm

us: Federal Register Notice of Extension of Comment Period: Cybersecurity, 
Innovation and the Internet Economy:
The Department of Commerce?s Internet Policy Task Force announces that the 
closing deadline for submission of comments responsive to the July 28, 2010 
notice of inquiry on the nexus between cybersecurity challenges in the 
commercial sector and innovation in the Internet economy has been extended from 
September 13 to September 20, 2010.
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/frnotices/2010/FR_IPTFCybersecurityNOI_CommentExtension_09142010.pdf


Afilias secures .INFO domain with DNSSEC
Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced 
that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for the 
.INFO TLD.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/09/09/afilias-secures-info-domain-dnssec
http://www.info.info/news/2010/09/09/afilias-secures-info-domain-with-dnssec

info: A new domain signs on with DNSSEC
The .info top-level domain, the Internet?s seventh largest TLD with more 6.5 
million registered domains within it, was digitally signed on Sept. 1 to enable 
use of the DNS Security Extensions. The delegation signer records have been 
published in the DNS Root to enable validation of signatures on Domain Name 
Service query responses.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/09/09/info-joins-list-of-dnssec-domains.aspx
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/09/09/info-joins-list-of-dnssec-domains.aspx

EURid announces completion of 'chain of trust' for DNSSEC
EURid, the registry for the .eu top-level domain, has announced that the .eu. 
element of the Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC), an Internet 
security standard, is now one of the most secure in the world.
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/12383/eurid-announces-completion-of-chain-of-trust-for-dnssec/


us: Fed's cybersecurity watchdog found to have security issues
The very systems the Homeland Security Department uses to monitor cybersecurity 
across the federal government were plagued by their own vulnerabilities, which 
placed the cybersecurity data they maintain at risk, according to an inspector 
general report.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100909_5549.php

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Number Resource Organization Report Highlights Strong Growth in Both IPv4 and 
IPv6 Allocations
A new report issued by the Number Resource Organization (NRO) has found that 
demand for both IPv4 and IPv6 address space is continuing to grow. The Internet 
Number Resource Status Report for the first quarter of 2010 is based on data 
collected by the five Regional Internet Registries (1) (RIRs) that oversee the 
allocation of all Internet number resources, and outlines RIR allocation of IP 
address space (IPv4 and IPv6), as well as AS number assignments.
http://www.nro.net/media/nroReportHighlights.html

Is the End of the Internet Near?
It is now a bit more than 18 years since Frank Kastenholtz first noticed that 
assignments of one class of IP addresses would soon outrun supply. This 
observation led the press to think that the Internet was running out of all IP 
addresses (it was not) and to the IETF initiating a process to develop a "next 
generation" Internet protocol that would have vastly more addresses so that it 
would, in theory, never run out.
http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2010/0090810bradner.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/205294/.html

Background Radiation in IPv6
It's clear that these days the IPv4 Internet is now heavily polluted with 
various scanners and probes that attempt to detect the presence of vulnerable 
systems. This traffic is "dark" traffic in that it exists irrespective of 
whether it solicits a response from a remote system or not. Background levels of 
traffic associated with scanning, backscatter, misconfiguration and leakage from 
private use contexts all contribute to this traffic volume. If IPv4 is so 
polluted, then what about IPv6?
http://www.potaroo.net/ispcol/2010-07/dark6.html

The Impending Nightmare of IPv6 [ITworld]
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.pcworld.com/article/202594/.html

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GoDaddy.com Goes on Auction Block
GoDaddy.com, the closely held website that registers Internet domain names, has 
put itself up for sale in an auction that could fetch more than $1 billion.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703597204575484153733196856.html

New Paper: Building a new governance hierarchy: RPKI and the future of Internet 
routing and addressing by Brenden Kuerbis
It's likely the most important governance issue you've never heard of. The 
resource public key infrastructure (RPKI) and efforts to secure the Internet's 
routing system could have a profound effect on the future of the internet. A new 
paper by the IGP attempts to broaden awareness of this issue by shedding light 
on the historical processes and policy issues raised by the RPKI. We explain why 
the RPKI has important governance implications for: 1) the autonomy of ISPs, 2) 
the centralization of institutional power and global compatibility, 3) the 
business models of the RIRs and their relationship to ICANN, and 4) the role of 
governments in Internet governance.
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/9/7/4624281.html

VeriSign Launches Managed DNS to Help Companies Reduce Costly Downtime and 
Simplify DNS Management
VeriSign ... announced the launch of VeriSign Managed DNS, a secure, cloud-based 
service that helps businesses ensure the availability of websites, email, and 
Web systems, while relieving the cost and burden of maintaining their own 
external Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure. As the leading provider of DNS 
to the Internet, VeriSign brings stability and proven capabilities to an 
underserved market for DNS management and hosting.
https://press.verisign.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=AFC0FF0DB5C560D3&version=live&prid=650344&releasejsp=custom_97


au: VentraIP creates wholesale business
VentraIP has set up a wholesale division that will handle the web hosting, SSL 
and domain name registration products it offers resellers. The web hosting 
company told users last night it had been accredited by the domain name 
registrar, auDA.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/231641,ventraip-creates-wholesale-business.aspx
http://www.crn.com.au/News/231641,ventraip-creates-wholesale-business.aspx

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Sex.com sale gets September 28 deadline
The private sale of sex.com will close by September 28, Sedo announced today.
http://domainincite.com/sex-com-sale-gets-september-28-deadline/

Sex.com Sale Getting Closer
Sedo's brokering of the sale of sex.com via a private-broker deal ends on 28 
September in what could become the largest ever sale of a domain name.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/10/sexcom-sale-getting-closer/
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12285

Sex.com sale may bring in millions
Sex sells. So hopes Sedo, the Cambridge broker and seller of Internet domain 
names that?s now overseeing the sale of one of the most sought-after Web 
addresses in the world.
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1280383

Prince.com Reigns on Our Weekly Top 20 Domain Sales Chart After Six-Figure Sale 
at MediaOptions 

In a deal brokered by Andrew Rosener at MediaOptions.com, Prince.com changed 
hands for $235,000 to ascend to the throne on our latest weekly Top 20 Domain 
Sales Chart.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2010/20100902.htm

What?s the Least Valuable Domain Extension?
Aside from some small speculation in new TLDs, I don?t really buy anything other 
than .COM domain names. In fact, I looked through my Moniker account where the 
bulk of my domain names are registered, and around 2% are not .COM names. 2% may 
even seem him to some people, but keep in mind that this includes personal names 
like ElliotSilver.net/.info and other protective registrations rather than 
investments.
http://www.elliotsblog.com/whats-the-least-valuable-domain-extension-3843

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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The Local Frontier of the Global Internet: Networked Individuals and Communities 
of Digital Britain by William H. Dutton [Oxford Internet Institute, University 
of Oxford]
Abstract: Worldwide diffusion and use of the Internet is changing how we 
communicate, but also reconfiguring patterns of local and global communication - 
shaping what we know, and whom we know. Rather than undermining social networks 
and local communities in the ways feared by many critics of new media, use of 
the Internet is empowering ?networked individuals? and their communities - local 
and global. This general theme is based on a synthesis of empirical research, 
and analysis of data gathered on the use of the Internet by people living in 
Britain and around the world. Longer-term outcomes will depend on how networked 
individuals and institutions will use the Internet in a rapidly evolving 
regulatory context that could enrich or undermine digital Britain. This paper 
was prepared for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation?s Programme on Globalization, UK 
Poverty and Communities.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1673426

Cyberstalking, a New Crime: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Current State and 
Federal Laws by Naomi Goodno [Missouri Law Review]
Abstract: Cyberstalking involves using the Internet, e-mail, or other means of 
electronic communication to repeatedly harass or threaten another individual. 
This article explores how the nature of cyberstalking represents a form of 
behavior distinct from "offline stalking." As such, the interpretation of many 
of the statutes dealing iwth offline stalking maybe inadequate to address the 
problem.
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1674176

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INTERNET USE
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Online shopping: e-commerce is becoming more social and more connected to the 
offline world
Those who cherish privacy will recoil in horror, but for digital exhibitionists 
it is a dream. At Swipely, a web start-up, users can now publish their 
purchases. Whenever they swipe their credit or debit card (hence the service?s 
name), the transaction is listed on the site?to be discussed by other users. 
?Turn purchases into conversations? is the firm?s mantra.
http://www.economist.com/node/16994870

4 Out of 5 Internet Users in Australia Viewed Online Video in July; Australians 
Watched an Average of 7 Hours of Online Video Per Viewer during Month
comScore ... released its July 2010 rankings of the top video properties in 
Australia based on data from its comScore Video Metrix service. The report found 
that 81 percent of Australia?s Internet population viewed video online in July, 
with an average viewer watching more than 7 hours of video during the month.
http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2010/9/4_Out_of_5_Internet_Users_in_Australia_Viewed_Online_Video_in_July


How the internet makes us stupid [Daily Telegraph]
The stimulation of the digital age is changing the make-up of our brains, with 
potentially disastrous results, writes Nicholas Carr.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/how-the-internet-makes-us-stupid-20100909-15383.html


Opinion: Is US prudishness ruining the internet?
Is US dominance of the internet ? and particularly of the social networking 
space ? leading to the export of US prudery across the globe? Or is the growing 
debate on international censorship a little more complicated?
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/12/international_censorship/

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au: Conroy's net filter still alive and kicking
The Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, is ploughing ahead with his 
internet filter policy despite there being virtually no chance any enabling 
legislation will pass either house of Parliament.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/conroys-net-filter-still-alive-and-kicking-20100910-1540s.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/conroys-net-filter-still-alive-and-kicking-20100910-1540s.html


au: Teens accused of filming assault on mobile
Four teenage boys have been charged after allegedly using a mobile phone camera 
to film the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Bunbury on August 27.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/10/3008560.htm

10 ways to keep your children safe online
Cyberspace can expose kids and teens to many dangerous situations. Parents 
should be aware of these risks and learn ways to keep their children safe. Below 
we have listed 10 solutions that can help keep your kids safe online.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/357698/10_ways_keep_your_children_safe_online/


Google launches Family Safety Center
Google has launched a new resource for parents to help them keep their kids safe 
while surfing the Internet, the company announced on Friday.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20016075-17.html

Google Launches Family Safety Center for Parents
Google is launching a new Family Safety Center, a repository of good practices 
and advice on how to educate your kids about the dangers online and how to use 
the tools Google and others provide to keep them safe. ... Google lists the 
advice of some well known organizations from around the world, like the OnGuard 
Online initiative, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, the Australian 
Communications and Media Authority, U.K.?s ChildNet and New Zealand?s NetSafe.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Google-Launches-Family-Safety-Center-for-Parents-155807.shtml


Schon harmlose Begriffe f?hren zu Porno
Bei der deutschen Version der Google-Suche f?hren harmlose Begriffe 
Internet-Nutzer auf Websites mit pornografischen Inhalten und extremsten 
Gewaltdarstellungen. ... Das "Family Safety Center" ist vorerst nur in 
englischer Sprache verf?gbar. Kinderschutzorganisationen wie Centre for Child 
Protection, ChildNet oder NetSafe haben bei der Entwicklung des Portals 
geholfen. Bestimmte Sicherheitsma?nahmen dieser Institute wurden in die Webseite 
aufgenommen.
http://www.pcwelt.de/start/sicherheit/sicherheitsluecken/news/2348646/schon-harmlose-begriffe-fuehren-zu-porno/

http://www.schweizmagazin.ch/digatrend/internet/4176-Google-Kinder-finden-oft-Pornoseiten.html

http://derstandard.at/1282979473416/Google-Schon-harmlose-Begriffe-fuehren-zu-Porno


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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Swiss court rules IP address-tracing software breached data protection law
The Swiss Federal Court has ruled that software which identified the internet 
protocol (IP) address of unauthorised music uploaders broke data protection law.
http://out-law.com/page-11364

Privacy triumphs in internet piracy test case
Switzerland?s highest court has ruled in favour of people?s privacy in a case 
where a firm was sharing computer IP addresses to combat internet piracy.
http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_news/Privacy_triumphs_in_internet_piracy_test_case.html?cid=28307028


P2P investigations now illegal in Switzerland
Switzerland, a longtime haven for all kinds of financial shenanigans, has just 
expanded its reputation for "discretion" to cover file-sharing as well. That's 
the conclusion of Logistep AG, anyway, as a Swiss court has just gutted its P2P 
surveillance business with a ruling that says gathering even publicly available 
information is illegal.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/switzerland-gathering-ip-addresses-from-bittorrent-sites-illegal.ars


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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Apple Gives App Developers Its Review Guidelines
Apple, which keeps a tight lid on its products and inner workings, is loosening 
up a little.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/10/technology/10apple.html

Apple relaxes app developer rules
Apple capitulated to pressure from US antitrust authorities, saying it will give 
greater freedom to outside developers by letting them ally with competing 
advertising networks and use programming tools from other companies.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/86cf0890-bc32-11df-8c02-00144feab49a.html

Apple climbs down on rules for iPhone apps
An uprising by the software geeks who create apps for the Apple iPhone has 
forced Steve Jobs, the company's chief executive, into a rare and humiliating 
public climbdown. Five months after Apple imposed tough new restrictions on app 
developers and Mr Jobs posted a 1,600-word justification of the move on its 
website, the company said it was softening its stance and promised to be more 
transparent about how it chooses which apps, or programs, to allow on its 
iPhones, iPods and iPad devices.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/apple-climbs-down-on-rules-for-iphone-apps-2075354.html


Apple lays App Store rules bare for developers
Apple has said that it will publish the guidelines it uses to determine which 
programs it will sell in its App Store to appease critical developers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11249391

Apple finally lays out App Store rules - and makes clear it's still in charge
Apple is still keeping tight control over the universe of programs for the 
iPhone. But at least it's shedding a little more light on why some apps make it 
and others get left out.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/09/AR2010090906328.html


Dawn of the iPhone soured success story
The entry of Apple into the market with its flashy iPhone heralded a shift from 
the basic handsets made by Nokia towards a new generation of smartphones
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/63cbe32a-bd15-11df-954b-00144feab49a.html

Google's Android to be world No. 2 in 2010 - report
Google Inc's Android software will become the world's second most popular 
operating system for cell phones this year, leapfrogging rival offerings from 
Microsoft Corp, Research in Motion and Apple Inc, according to a new report.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68746020100910
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51416820100910

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DIGITAL DIVIDE
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au: Looking to laptops to lead Doomadgee children out of poverty
... This week, the Australian arm of global not-for-profit organisation One 
Laptop Per Child, with longstanding support from The Australian, sent 120 
laptops to Doomadgee, to be given to 120 children in grades 2, 4 and 5.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/doomadgee-children-receive-free-laptops/story-e6frg6nf-1225917432417


Technology can help shave costs for local governments, Ban says [news release]
As the ramifications of the global economic crisis continue to reverberate 
worldwide, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the cost-cutting 
potential of new uses of information and communication technology (ICT) for 
local governments.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35843

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Cyber attack threat
Australia's leading cybersecurity expert Dr Paul Twomey wants Australian 
business leaders to step up to the plate and do more to reduce the threat of 
cyber attacks.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/latenightlive/stories/2010/3007476.htm

Sex movie worm spreads worldwide
A booby-trapped e-mail that promises free sex movies is racking up victims 
around the world, warn security firms.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11258795

Cyber crime hits almost 7 in 10 Aussies [AAP]
NEARLY seven in every 10 Australians have fallen victim to cyber crime, 
according to a worldwide report. 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/cyber-crime-hits-almost-7-in-10-aussies/story-e6frgakx-1225916298501


au: Fairfax Media loses copyright battle
The Federal Court has ruled against Fairfax Media's attempt to claim copyright 
over headlines in The Australian Financial Review. The decision is seen by the 
publishing industry to have significant implications for the reproduction of 
newspaper articles.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/fairfax-loses-copyright-battle/story-e6frg8zx-1225915574372


Cyber-Jihad Group Could Be Behind Worm Clogging Email Servers Worldwide, 
Researcher Says
A new old-school email worm spotted spreading rapidly yesterday and choking 
email servers worldwide could be the handiwork of a hacker group known for 
waging cyber-jihad, a security researcher said today.
http://www.darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227400137


EBay Claims Win in 2008 Craigslist Suit [IDG]
A Delaware court has ruled in favor of eBay in its 2008 lawsuit against Jim 
Buckmaster and Craig Newmark, majority shareholders of Craigslist, eBay said 
Thursday.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/205216/.html

Ebay wins lawsuit against Craigslist
Ebay has prevailed in a bitterly contested lawsuit against Craigslist, the 
online classifieds site in which the auction group owns a significant stake.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/d67057d6-bc6a-11df-a42b-00144feab49a.html

EBay stake in Craigslist restored but no board seat
A judge on Thursday reinstated eBay Inc's 28.4 percent stake in Craigslist, but 
allowed the classifieds site to keep eBay off its board.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE68851R20100909
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51398920100909

Cyber criminals hiding behind screens should be exposed
Cyber crimes have multiplied so rapidly that it requires a glossary of terms 
just to get a handle on the scene. Viruses, trolling, scamming, phishing, cyber 
stalking, cyber bullying, cyber extortion, grooming, malware, hacking, identity 
fraud it's a Sisyphean effort to just compile a list. No sooner has the task 
been done than another type of cyber crime rears its ugly head.
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90782/90872/7134683.html

Germany to Launch Antibotnet Program for Consumers [IDG]
Germany will soon launch a service to help consumers remove malicious software 
from their computers in an attempt to stem the spread of spam-sending botnets.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/204814/.html

Study: Majority Of Consumers Have Been Cybercrime Victims
Nearly two-thirds of computer users across the globe have been victims of 
cybercrime, and nearly 80 percent believe their attackers will never be brought 
to justice.
http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/security/privacy/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227400104


70 percent of S'pore Net users hit by cybercrime
Cybercrime is a silent epidemic, says Symantec in a new survey where trust 
networks are being targeted the most for theft of confidential information.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/70-percent-of-s-pore-net-users-hit-by-cybercrime-62202807.htm


Study: Two-thirds of Web surfers fall prey to online crime
Survey finds China, Brazil, India and the United States at top of list of 
countries with the most cybercrime victims.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/study-two-thirds-of-web-surfers-fall-prey-to-online-crime-62202790.htm


au: Man in shock after scammers sell his home
A Perth man whose house was sold without his knowledge says he was flabbergasted 
when he heard the news.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/12/3009345.htm

us: Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet [reg req'd]
An Article discussing the factors that US courts consider in determining whether 
a foreign company's website may subject it to personal jurisdiction in the US.
http://mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?articleid=107334

Kritische Sicherheitsl?cke im Acrobat Reader
CERT.at r?t zur Verwendung alternativer PDF-Software
http://futurezone.orf.at/stories/1660847/

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PRIVACY
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7,500 Germans rally for greater data privacy [AFP]
Some 7,500 people demonstrated Saturday in Berlin to express their concerns 
about personal data privacy as the German government and private companies amass 
giant databases, organisers said.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/7500-germans-rally-for-greater-data-privacy-20100912-156be.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/7500-germans-rally-for-greater-data-privacy-20100912-156be.html


us: Online privacy bills would hurt e-commerce, trade group says [IDG]
Proposals in the U.S. Congress that would create new rules for websites 
collecting personal data would cripple the online advertising and publishing 
industries, e-commerce trade group NetChoice said Thursday.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9184366/Online_privacy_bills_would_hurt_e_commerce_trade_group_says

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360152/online_privacy_bills_would_hurt_e-commerce_trade_group_says/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/090910-online-privacy-bills-would-hurt.html


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CENSORSHIP
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Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent
It was late one afternoon in January when a squad of plainclothes police 
officers arrived at the headquarters of a prominent environmental group here. 
They brushed past the staff with barely a word and instead set upon the 
computers before carting them away. Taken were files that chronicled a 
generation?s worth of efforts to protect the Siberian wilderness.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/world/europe/12raids.html

Microsoft Under Fire Over Lawyers? Actions
Even as Microsoft comes under criticism for taking part in software piracy cases 
against advocacy groups and opposition newspapers in Russia, it is also facing 
separate accusations that some private lawyers representing the company are 
involved in corruption schemes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/world/europe/12raidside2.html

Beyond "Censored": What Craigslist's "Adult Services" Decision Means for Free 
Speech
On Saturday, after years of pressure from law enforcement officials, Internet 
classified ad web site Craigslist bowed to demands to remove its "Adult 
Services" section which critics charged encouraged prostitution and other 
sex-related crimes. Or at least it appears that it did. Without explanation, 
following the latest in a series of open letters from state attorneys general 
decrying the third party content permitted on the site, Craigslist replaced the 
"Adult Services" link that formerly appeared on the front page of the site with 
a white-on-black "censored" bar. Whether this move will substantially affect the 
rate of illegal prostitution across the country remains to be seen. Many, even 
some of Craigslist's critics, appear to have their doubts. If nothing else, 
however, this latest turn in the AGs v. Craigslist saga underscores the 
misguided nature of the AGs' tactics as well as the fundamental disagreement 
that we (and Congress) have with the AGs' vision of how the Internet should 
operate.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/09/craigslist-beyond-censored

Google: US trade restrained by Internet-censoring governments
How critical is an open Internet to the free flow of global trade? Google has 
issued a warning call to Washington, saying that foreign governments that censor 
the Internet are unfairly restraining U.S. trade and creating a barrier for U.S. 
companies looking to business abroad, according to a Reuters report.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/google-us-trade-restrained-by-internet-censoring-governments-62202815.htm


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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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us: Groups Want Closure On Net Neutrality Debate
Some of the nation's largest business groups expressed hope Thursday that 
stakeholders involved in the debate over network neutrality can come to an 
agreement with the FCC that would provide broadband users and others soon with 
certainty about the rules of the road without imposing regulations that might 
stifle innovation, CongressDaily reported.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/09/groups-want-closure-on-net-neu.php


Net neutrality: the FCC takes back the ball
There?s some movement in the U.S. network neutrality debates under a rather dry 
heading: ?Further Inquiry Into Two Under-Developed Issues in the Open Internet 
Proceeding.?
http://futureoftheinternet.org/net-neutrality-the-fcc-takes-back-the-ball

Treaty Negotiators Turn To ?ACTA Lite? In Hopes Of Closure
Everyone you ask this week about the Anti-Counterfeiting Agreement (ACTA) tells 
you that they?re just about to work their way through the new draft version to 
understand the implications of changes made during the recent negotiation round 
in Washington, DC. Massive changes to the text have been revealed by yet another 
leak of the draft treaty text being negotiated by 10 countries and the EU 27 
member states.
http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2010/09/08/treaty-negotiators-turn-to-?acta-lite?-in-hopes-of-closure/


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MISCELLANEOUS
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Rupert Murdoch does need watching. But he's hardly the Emperor Ming
Rupert Murdoch remains a powerful figure in global media, but it is too easy ? 
and ultimately self-defeating ? to exaggerate the threat he represents
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/sep/12/rupert-murdoch-threat-exaggerated

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Global leaders to outline broadband vision to UN Secretary-General [news 
release]
Leading lights from government, industry, civil society and UN agencies will 
present their vision for accelerating deployment of broadband networks worldwide 
to UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon on September 19, ahead of the opening of 
the UN Millennium Development Goal Review Summit in New York.
http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2010/Advisory-15.aspx

uk: Broadband competition reaches 7 million milestone [news release]
Competition in the UK?s broadband market has reached a significant milestone. 
The number of unbundled lines ? where rival communications providers such as Sky 
or TalkTalk offer services over BT?s copper telephone network ? has passed the 7 
million mark.
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2010/09/10/broadband-competition-reaches-7-million-milestone/


uk: Ofcom looks to simplify broadband switching policies
Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom has found that nearly half of consumers think 
that changing their broadband or landline provider is "too much hassle".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11262651

uk: Nearly half of consumers put off by switching communications provider [news 
release]
Ofcom today published research which shows that nearly half (45%) of consumers 
with broadband or a landline think that switching communications provider is too 
much hassle.
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2010/09/10/nearly-half-of-consumers-put-off-by-switching-communications-provider-2/


Nokia appoints Microsoft business manager as new head
Nokia has appointed Microsoft business manager Stephen Elop as its new chief 
executive.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11257069

Nokia replaces Kallasvuo with Microsoft's Elop
Nokia has fired its embattled chief executive, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, and turned 
to a senior Microsoft executive in an attempt to restore its fortunes.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/sep/10/nokia-replaces-kallasvuo-microsoft-stephen-elop


Nokia Says it Will Replace Its C.E.O. [Reuters]
Nokia, the world's top cellphone maker, brought in Microsoft's Stephen Elop to 
replace its embattled chief executive and lead a renewed effort to compete in 
the smartphone market.
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/09/10/business/global/business-us-nokia.html

Rosy WiMax forecast gives way to LTE [IDG]
The worldwide market for mobile WiMax services in 2015 will be five times its 
current size, according to ABI Research -- but smaller than the company's 
analysts had expected just a few months ago.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/090910-rosy-wimax-forecast-gives-way.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/205214/.html
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