[DNS] domain name news - 16 September

[DNS] domain name news - 16 September

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:35:46 -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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Internet can help reach anti-poverty goals, UN official tells governance forum
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35918&Cr=&Cr1=

Kroes wants to include developing countries in Internet governance
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/kroes-wants-include-developing-countries-internet-governance-news-497816


ICANN Leader Says Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Governance Under Threat
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-14sep10-en.pdf

Adult Industry Group Issues Call-to-Action To Reject .XXX
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12307

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

http://www.news.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frfm1i-1225920383325

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frez7r-1225920383325


au: Liquidator reports Bolton firm to ASIC: report
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Liquidator-reports-Bolton-firm-to-ASIC-report-pd20100913-98UAW


.CO Domain Hits 500,000 Registrations Milestone
http://www.cointernet.co/media/press-releases/co-domain-hits-500000-registrations-milestone


InternetNZ is boring, male and ageing: members
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/internetnz-is-boring-male-and-ageing-members


US urges NATO to build 'cyber shield' [AFP]
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/us-urges-nato-to-build-cyber-shield-20100916-15d27.html


Get cracking on your IPv6 transition plan
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/091410-ipv6-schedule.html

Majority of Organisations Slowly Deploying IPv6 While Cost Misconceptions Worry 
Some
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12306


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GOVERNANCE
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Internet can help reach anti-poverty goals, UN official tells governance forum
A senior United Nations official today urged participants at the Internet 
Governance Forum to harness the many ways in which the Internet can help in 
attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger, disease 
and other ills.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35918&Cr=&Cr1=
http://www.isria.com/pages/14_September_2010_259.php

Kroes wants to include developing countries in Internet governance
Since emerging economies will soon have more web users than the EU and US 
combined, Internet governance should also be extended to the developing world, 
Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes said at the opening session of the 
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Vilnius yesterday (14 September).
http://www.euractiv.com/en/infosociety/kroes-wants-include-developing-countries-internet-governance-news-497816


ICANN Leader Says Multi-Stakeholder Model of Internet Governance Under Threat
The President and Chief Executive Officer of ICANN says all Internet 
stakeholders need to strive to keep Internet governance out of the hands of 
intergovernmental organizations. And if they fail, he warns, there could be 
unfortunate consequences.
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-14sep10-en.pdf

ICANN warns against government control of the Internet
Rod Beckstrom, president and CEO of ICANN says all Internet stakeholders must 
strive to keep Internet governance out of the hands of intergovernmental 
organisations.
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/41877-icann-warns-against-government-control-of-the-internet


Icann chief calls for multi-stakeholder control
The head of Icann has warned against letting the corporation become the domain 
of any one group.
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2269790/icann-chief-calls-multi

The sound and the fury and the kettle
... This is the fifth annual Internet Governance Forum ? IGF ? and the last 
under its current mandate agreed by the United Nations. The forum is going to be 
extended for at least another five years but we?ll all be pretending we don?t 
know that until the last day when the ?taking stock? session takes place.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/15/internet_governance_forum/

Internet must remain neutral, says Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Mobile operators and internet service providers must not be allowed to break the 
principle of "net neutrality" ? that there should be no favouritism for 
connecting to certain sites online ? Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the 
world wide web, warned today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/15/net-neutrality-tim-berners-lee

Tim Berners-Lee calls for free internet worldwide
The inventor of the Web has called for everyone to have access to his creation 
for free. Tim Berners-Lee said that he would like to see everybody given a 
low-bandwidth connection "by default".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11309902

Berners-Lee: 80 percent of the world isn't on the web
After a brief welcome Mark Selby, vice president of industry collaborations for 
Nokia introduced Sir Tim Berners-Lee ? inventor of the Web ? for the Nokia World 
second day opening keynote.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/tech-tech-boom-10017860/berners-lee-80-percent-of-the-world-isnt-on-the-web-10018650/


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DOMAIN NAMES
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Results of ICANN Study on the Prevalence of Domain Names Registered using a 
Privacy or Proxy Registration Service
Over the years, the ICANN community has expressed interest in and raised 
questions about domain names registered using a privacy or proxy registration 
service. In response, ICANN conducted an exploratory study in 2009 to assess an 
approximate percentage of domain names (through a statistical sampling plan) 
contained in the top 5 gTLD registries that used privacy or proxy registration 
services.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14sep10-en.htm

FY 11 Update to Plan for Enhancing Internet Security, Stability & Resiliency
In June 2009, the ICANN Board accepted the first ICANN Plan for Enhancing 
Internet Security, Stability & Resiliency. ICANN is today releasing an update 
for FY 11.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-13sep10-en.htm

Seasoned High Tech Leader Named Chief Operating Officer
Akram Atallah, an experienced high-technology business leader, corporate 
executive and engineer, has been named as ICANN?s Chief Operating Officer.
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-13sep10-en.pdf

ICANN boss: international domain system in peril
The CEO of ICAAN offered a stern warning on Tuesday, telling an Internet forum 
that agency's mission is "under threat."
http://arstechnica.com/web/news/2010/09/icann-boss-international-domain-system-in-peril.ars


One in five domains use a privacy service
As many as 20 million domain names are registered via Whois privacy or proxy 
services, an ICANN-sponsored study has found.
http://domainincite.com/one-in-five-domains-use-a-privacy-service/

Adult Industry Group Issues Call-to-Action To Reject .XXX
The ongoing battle between ICM Registry, the applicants for the .XXX TLD, and 
the adult industry who are opposed to its introduction, has led to a 
call-to-action by the Free Speech Coalition, a US-based adult industry lobby 
group.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12307
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/15/adult-industry-group-issues-call-to-action-to-reject-xxx/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/adult-industry-group-issues-call-to-action-to-reject-.xxx.html


Pornographers rally to decry .xxx
The Free Speech Coalition has issued an official call to action to rally its 
members against the .xxx top-level domain application.
http://domainincite.com/pornographers-rally-to-decry-xxx/

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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. ... The voluntary liquidation followed a stoush between Mr 
Bolton's internet domain name company Bottle Domains and the domain name 
regulator auDA.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frfh4f-1225919916001

http://www.news.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frfm1i-1225920383325

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/business/liquidator-alleges-breaches-in-bolton-company/story-e6frez7r-1225920383325


au: Liquidator reports Bolton firm to ASIC: report
A liquidator appointed to Nicholas Bolton's Australian Style Services has 
reported the firm to the regulator over several possible breaches of the 
Corporations Act, including fraud, according to The Herald Sun newspaper.
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/bs.nsf/Article/Liquidator-reports-Bolton-firm-to-ASIC-report-pd20100913-98UAW


Bulgaria Keeps the Faith over '??' Cyrillic Web Domain
Bulgaria will push ahead with its efforts to get a domain name in Cyrillic with 
a "??" suffix approved even though ICANN already turned down the proposal.
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=120185

Bulgaria to appeal ICANN rejection
The Bulgarian government will appeal ICANN?s rejection of .??, its proposed 
Cyrillic-script version of the .bg country-code top-level domain, according to 
reports.
http://domainincite.com/bulgaria-to-appeal-icann-rejection/

ca: Why I Support Canadian Presence Requirements for .CA Domain Names by Zak 
Muscovitch
It nearly goes without saying that if ".CA" means and should continue to mean, 
"Canada", the registration of a .CA domain name ought to involve some tie to 
Canada. As Canadian Internet Registration Authority ("CIRA") CEO, Byron Holland, 
aptly put it, "The fundamental requirement of having a Canadian presence in 
order to get a dot-ca domain name make sense...because it is a country code and 
there is an assumption that there is some "Canadian-ness".
http://www.circleid.com/posts/why_i_support_canadian_presence_requirements_for_ca_domain_names/


.CO Domain Hits 500,000 Registrations Milestone
.CO Internet S.A.S. announced that as of today it has officially taken 
registrations for more than a half a million .CO domain names. Hitting this 
major milestone less than two months from the public launch of the .CO extension 
reinforces the high consumer demand and global nature of the .CO domain.
http://www.cointernet.co/media/press-releases/co-domain-hits-500000-registrations-milestone


.CO Reaches Half Million Registrations
The .CO ccTLD has reached the half million registrations mark within two months 
of its public relaunch, showing what a good marketing and public relations 
campaign and a good idea can do.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12309
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/16/co-reaches-half-million-registrations/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/co-passes-half-million-registrations.html

.CO fastest-growing new TLD in years
.CO Internet today announced that it has taken over 500,000 .co domain name 
registrations in the less than two months since the names went into general 
availability.
http://domainincite.com/co-fastest-growing-new-tld-in-years/

.Co Officially Hits 500,000 Registrations Today
Just a couple months after general release, the .co namespace has now registered 
over half a million domain names effective today.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/09/15/co-officially-hits-500000-registrations-today/


InternetNZ is boring, male and ageing: members
InternetNZ?s objectives are ?too boring?, say findings from membership 
submissions and consultation meetings in September.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/internetnz-is-boring-male-and-ageing-members


Is it time for a Superuser group?
In its latest round of membership consultation, InternetNZ received feedback 
that it should take a more active part in network issues, such as the Ultra-Fast 
Broadband initiative and mobile data roaming charges.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/is-it-time-for-a-superuser-group

Registrar banned from Swedish namespace
A Danish registrar has been banned from selling .se domain names for 30 days 
after it registered a ?large number? of names on behalf of customers but without 
their permission.
http://domainincite.com/registrar-banned-from-swedish-namespace/

Nominet to release ultra-short .uk domains this year
Nominet, the .uk registry, today outlined its plan to start releasing one and 
two-character .co.uk domains before the end of 2010.
http://domainincite.com/nominet-to-release-ultra-short-uk-domains-this-year/

Nominet To Release One Character, Two Letter, Reserved Domains
Nominet, the .UK registry, has announced it will be releasing one character, two 
letter and other previously reserved domains by the end of 2010 following an 
extensive consultation period that will see changes to registration rules to 
enable the release.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/15/nominet-to-release-one-character-two-letter-reserved-domains/


uk: A Trademark Sunrise for One Character Domain Names?
Nominet, which oversees the .uk namespace, will begin releasing one and two 
character third level .uk domain names later this year.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/09/13/a-trademark-sunrise-for-one-character-domain-names/


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US urges NATO to build 'cyber shield' [AFP]
NATO must build a "cyber shield" to protect the transatlantic alliance from any 
Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a top US defence 
official said Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/us-urges-nato-to-build-cyber-shield-20100916-15d27.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/us-urges-nato-to-build-cyber-shield-20100916-15d27.html

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/us-wants-nato-cyber-shield/story-fn4htb9o-1225924785541


us: Defense lacks doctrine to guide it through cyberwarfare
The Defense Department lacks the doctrine needed to effectively guide 
cyberwarfare strategies, according to officials with the Government 
Accountability Office, who expect to release in October an unclassified version 
of a report detailing the challenges.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100913_7634.php

Number Of Malware-Infected Websites Tops 1 Million Mark
If you're wrestling with malware infections on your website, then you have 
company. Lots and lots of company.
http://www.darkreading.com/smb-security/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227400494


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From URLs to Apple Apps: A Brief History of Cybersquatting
Cybersquatters have a new target: App names on Apple's App store. Apple is 
trying to fight them off, but squatting has been a moneyspinning scourge since 
the dawn of the Interwebs.
http://www.fastcompany.com/1688890/from-urls-to-apple-apps-a-brief-history-of-cybersquatting


Clicking Candidate.com, Landing at Opponent.com
One might think that BobMenendez.com would be the Web site of Senator Robert 
Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign 
Committee. But no. Sharron Angle, the Republican candidate for the Senate in 
Nevada, has the site, which her campaign uses to bash Democrats.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/us/politics/15squatters.html

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Get cracking on your IPv6 transition plan
If you haven't started deploying IPv6 -- or at least begun planning your IPv6 
deployment -- you have fallen behind schedule compared to the majority of 
network operators worldwide, according to the latest survey about global 
readiness for IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main 
communications protocol.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/091410-ipv6-schedule.html
http://www.infoworld.com/d/networking/get-cracking-your-ipv6-transition-plan-388
http://www.itworld.com/internet/120579/no-ipv6-plan-youre-behind-schedule
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360661/no_ipv6_plan_re_behind_schedule/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9185660/No_IPv6_plan_You_re_behind_schedule


Majority of Organisations Slowly Deploying IPv6 While Cost Misconceptions Worry 
Some
With the supply of IPv4 addresses likely to be exhausted in May 2011, the slow 
adoption of IPv6 is becoming troubling even though most businesses are aware of 
the need to according to a global survey by the Number Resource Organization. 
The NRO is concerned about the slow rate of adoption of the technology that will 
give an almost limitless supply of internet protocol addresses despite the 
majority of organisations being aware that the change needs to happen.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12306
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/09/15/majority-of-organisations-slowly-deploying-ipv6-while-cost-misconceptions-worry-some/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/majority-of-organisations-slowly-deploying-ipv6-while-cost-misconceptions-worry-some.html


Opinion: Are we really ready for IPv6?
No. According to a recent survey by the Internet?s Number Resource Organization, 
approximately 84% of respondents already have IPv6 addresses or are considering 
getting them. Excuse me if I don?t buy those numbers.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/are-we-really-ready-for-ipv6/162

IPv6 adoption remains slow, survey shows
A global survey of Internet service providers and other networking companies 
found that only one quarter of ISPs are offering IPv6 services to customers, but 
84 percent either have IPv6 address allocations or are making plans to get them.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/09/14/adoption-of-ipv6-is-slow.aspx

Report: Most ISPs Are IPv6 Ready
Is the IPv6 glass half-empty or half-full? A new survey by the Number Resource 
Organization (NRO) , the official representative of the five Regional Internet 
Registries (RIRs) that manage the pool of Internet Protocol addresses, could 
fuel either side of the IPv6 preparation argument.
http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=196890

IPv6 reality starts dawning on ISPs
The difficulties of adopting the next-generation Internet standard so far have 
outweighed its advantages, but one key part of the computing industry is showing 
signs of beginning the IPv6 transition in earnest: Internet service providers.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20016284-264.html
http://www.zdnet.com.au/ipv4-shortage-dawning-on-isps-339306002.htm
http://www.zdnetasia.com/ipv6-reality-starts-dawning-on-isps-62202917.htm

NRO dismayed at sluggish IPv6 adoption
A large proportion of businesses and ISPs are still doing nothing to migrate to 
IPv6, despite the dwindling number of IPv4 addresses, according to research from 
the Number Resource Organisation (NRO).
http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2269721/research-finds-ipv6-adoption
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/16/20100914/ttc-nro-dismayed-at-sluggish-ipv6-adopti-6315470.html


Silvia Hagen: It's Not About IPv6 Transition But Urgent Integration
As the IPv4 address pool is rapidly reaching exhaustion, Silvia Hagen, a leading 
expert on IPv6 and the author of O'Reilly's book, "IPv6 Essentials," stresses 
that a primary step towards IPv6 address space is not about "transition" but 
"integration".
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20100913_silvia_hagen_its_not_about_ipv6_transition_but_urgent_integration/


IPv6: Whose Responsibility Is It? by Torbj?rn Ekl?v
This text was originally meant to be read by the Swedish authorities and 
municipalities, but the problem is most probably similar all over the world. 
Along with others, I have repeatedly written and spoken about the need for 
municipalities and agencies to start with the roll-out of IPv6. Most of what I 
have written has been focused on IT managers. It might seem natural that it is 
the IT manager's decision to get the IPv6-project started. But what if perhaps 
it isn't...?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/ipv6_whose_responsibility_is_it/

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Competition to Regional Internet Registries (RIR) for Post-Allocation Services? 
by Peter Thimmesch
Is it time for a split between allocation and services for Internet number 
resources as was the case for domain name resources? Consider the following;
http://www.circleid.com/posts/competition_to_regional_internet_registries_rir_for_post_allocation_service/


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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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The Rise of Apps Culture
Overview: Some 35% of U.S. adults have software applications or ?apps? on their 
phones, yet only 24% of adults use those apps. Many adults who have apps on 
their phones, particularly older adults, do not use them, and 11% of cell owners 
are not sure if their phone is equipped with apps.
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/The-Rise-of-Apps-Culture.aspx

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INTERNET USE
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us: U-Md. researcher links kids' computer use with test scores, behavior
A University of Maryland researcher has a message for parents who fret about how 
much time their preteen children spend on computers: Worry not.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/14/AR2010091407044.html


Internet must remain neutral, says Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Mobile operators and internet service providers must not be allowed to break the 
principle of "net neutrality" ? that there should be no favouritism for 
connecting to certain sites online ? Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the 
world wide web, warned today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/15/net-neutrality-tim-berners-lee

Baroness Susan Greenfield: society should wake up to harmful effects of internet
Society should be aware of the potentially harmful effects of the internet, 
networking sites and computer games on the brain, leading neuroscientist and 
peer Baroness Susan Greenfield has said.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8002921/Baroness-Susan-Greenfield-society-should-wake-up-to-harmful-effects-of-internet.html


Search Takes a Social Turn
Now, even on the Internet, it is not what you know but who you know. After a 
decade when search engines ruled supreme ? tapping billions of Web pages to 
answer every conceivable query ? many people now prefer getting their online 
information the old-fashioned way: by yakking across the fence.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/technology/13search.html

Americans spending more time with news: Pew survey [AFP]
Americans are spending more time consuming news than a decade ago, adding online 
news to a diet of traditional media such as print newspapers, radio and 
television, according to a new survey.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/americans-spending-more-time-with-news-pew-survey-20100914-159od.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/americans-spending-more-time-with-news-pew-survey-20100914-159od.html


us: Online sex ads market to reach $63 million this year, report says
The online sex advertising market is expected to reach $63 million this year, 
with Craigslist accounting for about 70 percent of that revenue, according to 
projections by research firm Advanced Interactive Media Group.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/09/online_sex_ads_market_to_reach.html


Aussies shop online as their dollar soars
Australians have flocked to the internet to take advantage of a strong dollar to 
buy clothes, books and electronics from overseas.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/4133045/Aussies-shop-online-as-their-dollar-soars


uk: Ofcom outlines accessibility benefits of superfast networks
Superfast broadband networks could improve access to technologies and 
information for elderly people and people with disabilities, a study carried out 
for telecoms and media regulator Ofcom has found.
http://out-law.com/page-11369

us: ?Adult Services? Closed, Craigslist Says
At a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Craigslist also defended its right to 
post sex-related ads as well as its efforts to fight sex trafficking.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/business/16craigslist.html

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SOCIAL NETWORKING
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Twitter user sells &#167;Israel username for six-figure sum
While Twitter tries to work out how to make money, a Spaniard has sold his 
username on the site for a six-figure sum.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/14/twitter-user-sells-israel-username


Pornographer sells Twitter ID to Israel
Israel's foreign Ministry has acquired the &#167;Israel username on Twitter, the 
social networking site, from the Spanish owner of adult porn sites.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/pornographer-sells-twitter-id-to-israel-2079392.html


Facebook poses security risk at work, study finds
A third of US SMEs claim to have experienced malware or virus infection as a 
result of staff using social media websites, Panda Security's first Social Media 
Risk Index survey has found.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360836/facebook_poses_security_risk_work_study_finds/

http://news.techworld.com/security/3239719/facebook-poses-security-risk-at-work-study-finds/


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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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Digital Agenda: EU grid project unlocks processing power of 200,000 desktop 
computers for European researchers
EU researchers will have sustainable and continuous access to the combined 
processing power of over 200,000 desktop computers in more than 30 European 
countries thanks to the European Commission funded European Grid Infrastructure 
(EGI) project launched today.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/1119&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en


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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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au: Cyber bullying reaches epidemic level [AAP]
Cyber bullying is reaching epidemic levels, says a Melbourne youth worker, amid 
new claims about young girls being pressured to provide pornographic images of 
themselves.
http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/cyber-bullying-reaches-epidemic-level-20100913-1593f.html

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/porno-pic-cyber-bullying-at-epidemic-level/story-e6frf7kf-1225921279161

http://www.cio.com.au/article/360572/cyber_bullying_reaches_epidemic_level/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360572/cyber_bullying_reaches_epidemic_level/


au: $10.6m cyber bullying program to be rolled out in schools
A $10.6 million program addressing cyber bullying will be rolled out in schools 
across Victoria from next year.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/09/14/3011042.htm?site=news
http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/technology/7939051/106m-cyber-bullying-program-to-be-rolled-out-in-schools/


Cyber bullying funds for Vic schools [AAP]
A $10.6 million program to tackle cyber bullying will be rolled out in every 
Victorian public school.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360571/cyber_bullying_funds_vic_schools/

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Pew: Americans Have Apps On Their Phone, But Won't Pay For Them
Do you use a lot of mobile apps on your cellphone? If you do, chances are you're 
a young, affluent, well-educated male, according to the Pew Research Center's 
Internet & American Life Project. The PIALP recently conducted a study of 1,917 
adult cellphone users to find out who is using apps and what they're doing with 
them. The study did not distinguish between feature phone and smartphone users.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/205457/.html

Nokia begins smartphone fightback with new handsets
Finnish phone giant Nokia has vowed to fight back as it battles for customers in 
the increasingly competitive smartphone market.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11294363

HTC pushes its Android momentum
HTC hopes that two new Android phones will secure its status as one of Apple's 
top competitors.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11318207

HTC unveils new smartphones, pushes into services
Smartphone maker HTC Corp unveiled details of its push into the increasingly 
important mobile services sector and introduced two new models using Google's 
Android software.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51511420100915

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DIGITAL DIVIDE
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Tim Berners-Lee calls for free internet worldwide
The inventor of the Web has called for everyone to have access to his creation 
for free. Tim Berners-Lee said that he would like to see everybody given a 
low-bandwidth connection "by default".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11309902

Berners-Lee: 80 percent of the world isn't on the web
After a brief welcome Mark Selby, vice president of industry collaborations for 
Nokia introduced Sir Tim Berners-Lee ? inventor of the Web ? for the Nokia World 
second day opening keynote.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/tech-tech-boom-10017860/berners-lee-80-percent-of-the-world-isnt-on-the-web-10018650/


Internet can help reach anti-poverty goals, UN official tells governance forum
A senior United Nations official today urged participants at the Internet 
Governance Forum to harness the many ways in which the Internet can help in 
attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on poverty, hunger, disease 
and other ills.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35918&Cr=&Cr1=
http://www.isria.com/pages/14_September_2010_259.php

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Pirated software costs world $51 billion, says study
More than four out of 10 software applications in use around the world are 
unlicensed or pirated, an IDC study has calculated.
http://news.techworld.com/applications/3239665/pirated-software-costs-world-51-billion-says-study/

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/360835/pirated_software_costs_world_51_billion_says_study/


Searching for free stuff online can be costly
It's common knowledge that you can catch computer viruses on porn Web sites. But 
did you know it's also risky to surf the Web searching for free movies or music?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20016309-245.html
http://www.zdnetasia.com/searching-for-free-stuff-online-can-be-costly-62202915.htm

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2010/09/15/free-searches-increase-chances-of-malware-40090108/


US urges NATO to build 'cyber shield' [AFP]
NATO must build a "cyber shield" to protect the transatlantic alliance from any 
Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures, a top US defence 
official said Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/us-urges-nato-to-build-cyber-shield-20100916-15d27.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/us-urges-nato-to-build-cyber-shield-20100916-15d27.html

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/us-wants-nato-cyber-shield/story-fn4htb9o-1225924785541


us: Defense lacks doctrine to guide it through cyberwarfare
The Defense Department lacks the doctrine needed to effectively guide 
cyberwarfare strategies, according to officials with the Government 
Accountability Office, who expect to release in October an unclassified version 
of a report detailing the challenges.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100913_7634.php

Number Of Malware-Infected Websites Tops 1 Million Mark
If you're wrestling with malware infections on your website, then you have 
company. Lots and lots of company.
http://www.darkreading.com/smb-security/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227400494


Australian police launch biggest piracy raid in history [AAP]
Police have launched the largest coordinated attack on blackmarket operators in 
Australian history, with officers carrying out piracy raids nationwide.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/police-launch-biggest-piracy-raid-in-history-20100915-15byt.html

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/police-launch-biggest-piracy-raid-in-history-20100915-15byt.html


au: Cyber terrorism threat 'not taken seriously enough'
More than a third of Australian businesses have a lackadaisical attitude towards 
cyber terrorism and do not perform background security checks on new data centre 
employees, a study has found.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/cyber-terrorism-threat-not-taken-seriously-enough/story-e6frgakx-1225921434904


EBay defeats Tiffany in US counterfeit jewellery suit
Online auctioneer eBay Inc on Monday won the dismissal of Tiffany & Co's 2004 
lawsuit accusing it of deceiving customers by allowing the online sale of 
counterfeit Tiffany-branded jewellery.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51461820100913

Is Europe's shield for web hosts corroding away?
OPINION: A gap is emerging between the way similar laws are being interpreted in 
the US and Europe that presents a threat to web hosts. In Europe they are at 
greater risk of being saddled with liability for users' copyright transgressions 
than in the US.
http://out-law.com/page-11366

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PRIVACY
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Internet Governance Forum Tackles Online Privacy
Participants from throughout the world are gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania, this 
week for the fifth-annual Internet Governance Forum.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/larry-magid/internet-governance-forum_b_717392.html


nz: Google Street View investigation & new cross-border privacy laws
On September 2, 2010, police in New Zealand issued a statement to confirm that 
there was no evidence Google committed a criminal offense in relation to the 
data it collected from unsecured WiFi networks during the Street View 
photography capture exercise.
http://www.lexology.com/r.ashx?i=2707127&l=7EJ6AV6

Czechs stop Google's Street View data collection
Czech data protection authorities have stopped Google Inc collecting new images 
to update Street View, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday, in the latest setback to 
the search group's mapping service.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51480320100914

Czechs ban Google from expanding 'Street View' [AP]
Authorities in the Czech Republic have banned Google Inc. from continuing in its 
mapping feature "Street View" in the eastern European country.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/czechs-ban-google-from-expanding-street-view-20100914-15aqu.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/czechs-ban-google-from-expanding-street-view-20100914-15aqu.html


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CENSORSHIP
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Editorial: Microsoft and Russia
Microsoft made the right decision to stop helping Russian authorities use claims 
of software piracy to harass and silence dissenters. On Monday, it announced 
that it is barring its lawyers from taking part in such cases and will provide a 
blanket software license to advocacy groups and news media outlets in Russia, 
undercutting the Kremlin?s tactic.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/15/opinion/15wed2.html

Microsoft Changes Policy Over Russian Crackdown
Microsoft announced sweeping changes on Monday to ensure that the authorities in 
Russia and elsewhere do not use crackdowns on software piracy as an excuse to 
suppress advocacy or opposition groups, effectively prohibiting its lawyers from 
taking part in such cases.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/world/europe/14raid.html

Interview: Thai media activist Supinya Klangnarong
Supinya Klangnarong needs no introduction in Thailand (though Wikipedia and 
Absolutely Bangkok both provide one). A fervent believer in freedoms of speech, 
press and internet in Thailand, Supinya is oft quoted and always insightful. Who 
then could be a better interview opportunity for this blog, which initially 
began with a very specific focus on the internet in Thailand?
http://www.asiancorrespondent.com/jon-russell/interview-thai-media-activist-supinya-klangnarong


Anti-censorship program Haystack withdrawn
Software created to help Iranians escape government control of the web has been 
withdrawn over security fears.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11298022

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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UK rights-holders bear brunt of costs of chasing pirates
Rights-holders will bear the brunt of the costs for tackling copyright 
infringers, the UK government has said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11297033

UK ISPs hit back at sharing cost of copyright crackdown
Internet service providers have protested against the government's decision that 
they will bear a quarter of the costs involved in enforcing the copyright 
crackdown laid out in the Digital Economy Act.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/business-of-it/2010/09/15/isps-hit-back-at-sharing-cost-of-copyright-crackdown-40090120/


E.U. to Back Plan for Pan-European Mobile Market
The European Commission is poised this week to back a plan that would divert a 
portion of the valuable broadcast spectrum used by television stations to mobile 
operators by 2013, in a bid to create an European Union-wide market for wireless 
broadband services.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/technology/13spectrum.html

F.C.C. Likely to Open Airwaves to Wireless
When the Federal Communications Commission first approved the use of unlicensed 
bands of the airwaves decades ago, it began a revolution in consumer electronics 
? first in television remote controls and garage door openers, then in baby 
monitors and cordless phones, and most recently in wireless computer networks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/technology/13wifi.html

US regulator set to back ?WiFi on steroids?
The prospect of new wireless devices resembling ?WiFi on steroids? will open up 
next week when US regulators will vote to liberalise an important part of the 
airwaves.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/8b165ee6-beab-11df-a755-00144feab49a.html

NZ Govt seeks advice on Telecom separation
The government is asking the industry and the public for feedback on issues that 
might arise if Telecom was to structurally separate, as it wants to.
http://www.techday.co.nz/telecommunicationsreview/news/updated-govt-seeks-advice-on-telecom-separati/17959/6/


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MISCELLANEOUS
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InternetNZ is boring, male and ageing: members
InternetNZ?s objectives are ?too boring?, say findings from membership 
submissions and consultation meetings in September.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/internetnz-is-boring-male-and-ageing-members


Is it time for a Superuser group?
In its latest round of membership consultation, InternetNZ received feedback 
that it should take a more active part in network issues, such as the Ultra-Fast 
Broadband initiative and mobile data roaming charges.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/is-it-time-for-a-superuser-group

nz: Stakeholders get say if Telecom splits
Telco players are being given the chance to shape the regulation of Telecom 
should it split in two. ... InternetNZ's Richard Wood said the organisation had 
always been in favour of Telecom's structural separation.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10673724

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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What's the point of faster broadband? Here's what
Will ultra-fast broadband be a game-changer or a costly toy? Anthony Doesburg 
found five companies already showing what better internet connections can mean.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10672380

Deutsche Telekom Is Focus of Corruption Investigation
German prosecutors on Wednesday confirmed that they had opened an investigation 
to determine whether executives at Deutsche Telekom, including the current chief 
executive, pressured government officials in Macedonia to keep competitors out 
of the market.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/16/technology/16telekom.html

India investigates deals after Vodafone case
Indian authorities are scrutinising the tax aspects of several old cross-border 
deals after a local court ruled that UK mobile group Vodafone must pay about 
$2bn in capital gains tax on a deal that took place three years ago, a top 
finance ministry official has said.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c83b5b8a-bf52-11df-965a-00144feab49a.html

Nokia chairman announces readiness to depart as turmoil at top grows
The turmoil at the top of Nokia has continued for a third day, with the company 
saying on Tuesday that its chairman and former chief executive Jorma Ollia is to 
step down - though not until 2012.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/sep/14/nokia-chairman-ollia-departing

Nokia looks to recover lost ground
Nokia will launch a fresh push to reclaim lost ground from Apple and other 
rivals when it unveils a revamped range of smartphones amid further upheaval in 
the Finnish group?s top management.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ee01a9c2-bf5d-11df-965a-00144feab49a.html

EU set to open up access to new web systems
Brussels is expected to extend the obligation of large telecoms operators to 
provide network access to competitors when it lays out its new high-speed 
broadband regulatory framework next week
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fe0fe0fe-bf62-11df-965a-00144feab49a.html

China Mobile,Vodafone to work on 4G after $6.5 bln stake sale
China Mobile Ltd will still work with Vodafone Group Plc on developing a common 
4G mobile telecommunications standard, its chairman said on Monday, even after 
the British company sold its $6.5 billion stake in the Chinese operator.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51481020100914
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