[DNS] domain name news - 7 October

[DNS] domain name news - 7 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2010 13:37:57 -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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Safety and Security Plan for ICANN Meetings
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05oct10-en.htm

Trademark holders think new TLD policies inadequate
http://domainincite.com/trademark-holders-think-new-tld-policies-inadequate/

Libya takes hard line on .ly link shortening domains
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11484751

Moscow Joins Growing List of gTLD Applicants
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12487

Playing with Firewalls: Companies are facing an increasing barrage of cyber 
attacks. Few have adequate defenses in place
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703453804575479632855718318.html

Special report: The Pentagon's new cyber warriors
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69433120101005

Australia needs to lead cybersecurity collaboration
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363420/australia_needs_lead_cybersecurity_collaboration/


Most infrastructure firms feel ready for cyberattacks
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20018682-245.html

Something?s Just Not Adding Up with the Kentucky Domain Name Case
http://www.osga.com/artman/publish/article_8361.shtml

IPv6 is the Only Path to Continued Internet Growth
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12497


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Public Comment: Feedback Requested on the Public Participation Committee Webinar 
Information
The ICANN Participation and Engagement Staff, in conjunction with the work of 
the Board Public Participation Committee (PPC), provided two webinar briefing 
sessions on Monday 27 September at 15.00 and 24.00 UTC. Attendees heard about 
the key focus points regarding ICANN meeting elements that were derived from the 
recently closed Meetings of the Next Decade Survey, as well as from the ICANN 
Meeting Team's Post-Brussels survey.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-04oct10-en.htm

Public Comment: FY 11 Update to Plan for Enhancing Internet Security, Stability 
& Resiliency
ICANN is providing an update to the public comment period on the FY 11 SSR Plan, 
with the posting of translations in Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish (note ? 
the Chinese translation will be added early next week). Accordingly, the comment 
period is being extended to 3 November 2010 23:59 UTC.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-13sep10-en.htm

Safety and Security Plan for ICANN Meetings
As announced earlier within the updated Plan for Enhancing Internet Security, 
Stability & Resiliency, ICANN is posting the Safety and Security Plan for ICANN 
International Public Meetings.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05oct10-en.htm

Application Round Opens for San Francisco Fellowships
ICANN is launching the 12th round of applications for the Fellowship program, to 
facilitate participation in ICANN's 40th International Public Meeting to be held 
San Francisco, California on 13-18 March 2011.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-05oct10-en.htm

Bulk Transfer of 4Domains's Domains to Internet.bs
ICANN has authorized a bulk transfer of 4Domains, Inc.'s gTLD domain names to 
Internet.bs Corp., due to a compliance action taken by ICANN that resulted in 
the de-accreditation of registrar 4Domains.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06oct10-en.htm

Letter from Josh Bourne, CADNA, to Peter Dungate Thrush
GAC Comments on new GTLDs and DAGv4
http://icann.org/en/correspondence/bourne-to-dengate-thrush-30sep10-en.pdf

Trademark holders think new TLD policies inadequate
Less than one in ten trademark holders believes ICANN?s policies go far enough 
to protect their rights under new top-level domains, according to a recent 
survey.
http://domainincite.com/trademark-holders-think-new-tld-policies-inadequate/

US and Russia face off over ICANN veto power
The ruling body of the International Telecommunications Union this week kicked 
off a major policy-making meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, and has already seen 
the US and Russia already taking opposing stances over the future of control of 
ICANN.
http://domainincite.com/us-and-russia-face-off-over-icann-veto-power/

ICANN Dressing Up for New gTLD Party in San Francisco by Antony Van Couvering
The ICANN Board met on September 24-25 2010 in Trondheim, Norway, to consider 
and act on the impediments still in the way of the new generic Top-Level Domain 
(gTLD) program. They passed a number of resolutions that provide very clear 
indications of how things are going. The short version is that the news is good 
for new gTLDs. ICANN is nailing down the final outstanding issues and the 
timetable is clearer than ever.
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/10/icann-dressing-up-for-new-gtld-party-in-san-francisco/


10 Years Since the Internet Was Changed Forever by Roland LaPlante
On Saturday, you were probably enjoying a quiet morning, sipping your coffee as 
you consumed headlines about news from New York to New Delhi. The headlines 
related to Internet business were probably much different than what you would 
have seen 10 years ago. Then, there were just 20 million domain names in use, 
ten percent of what is now our domain universe. But ten years ago, many of us in 
the industry weren't enjoying an easy morning with our coffee; we were harried 
from a sleepless night of poring over hundreds of pages that would constitute 
the first new Top-Level Domain (TLD) bids submitted to ICANN, ever.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101004_10_years_since_internet_changed_forever/

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DNSSEC fully operational for .be
Through their registrar, all .BE registrants can attach DNSSEC key material to 
their .BE domain names, thereby completing the chain of trust all the way up to 
the root zone.
http://www.dns.be/en/home.php?n=454

.BIZ Follows .ORG And Increases Registry Fee
The registry for .BIZ domain names has advised ICANN that it will be increasing 
the registry fee to US$7.30 from the current $6.85, an increase of 6.6 per cent, 
as of 1 April, 2011.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/04/biz-follows-org-and-increases-registry-fee/


199,379 Domains Released in Brazil
Last Saturday, 2 October, NIC Brasil, the registry for .BR (Brazil) domain 
names, released 199,379 domain names that were not renewed by their owners.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/06/199379-un-renewed-domains-released-in-brazil/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/brazil-releases-199379-un-renewed-domains.html

Libya takes hard line on .ly link shortening domains
The Libyan government has removed an adult-friendly link-shortening service from 
the web, saying that it fell foul of local laws. It could have an impact on 
similar services registered in Libya.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11484751

Libya Revoking .ly Domains That Don?t Adhere To Sharia Law
Until last month, blogger and consultant Ben Metcalfe had been operating a web 
site, vb.ly, with writer and sex educator Violet Blue. Then, he explains in this 
post:
http://blogs.forbes.com/davidewalt/2010/10/06/libya-revoking-ly-domains-that-dont-adhere-to-sharia-law/


Libyan authorities seize Vb.ly domain
A URL-shortening service with the domain suffix .ly has been taken offline 
without warning after the Libyan registrar deemed that it did not comply with 
that country's morality and laws.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/10/06/libyan-authorities-seize-vbly-domain-40090431/


Libyan legal issue takes down URL shortener
What was once "the Internet's first and only sex-positive URL shortener" is no 
more, thanks to a conflict with Libyan law. The Vb.ly service combined the 
initials of blogger and sex columnist Violet Blue and the .ly country-specific 
Internet domain associated with Libya. The combination didn't work out, an 
outcome with potential implications for bit.ly, those use it, and 
address-shortening services in general.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20018772-264.html

dotMobi to sell 5,000 premium .mobi domains
Afilias-owned dotMobi is taking another crack at selling off over 5,000 
?premium? .mobi domain names that it has had reserved since its launch in 2006.
http://domainincite.com/dotmobi-to-sell-5000-premium-mobi-domains/

Moscow Joins Growing List of gTLD Applicants
The Russian capital of Moscow has joined the growing list of likely applicants 
for a new gTLD when ICANN begins taking applications, most likely sometime in 
2011.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12487
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/06/moscow-joins-growing-list-of-gtld-applicants/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/moscow-joins-growing-list-of-gtld-applicants.html

.RU Reaches 3 Million Registrations Mark
There are now more than three million active .RU domain names, according to 
statistics on the Coordination Center for TLD .RU, the .RU registry website.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/04/ru-reaches-3-million-registrations-mark/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/ru-passes-3-million-registrations-mark.html

tolkutbildning.se is one millionth .se domain
The number of .se domains has now reached an historic level, with the number of 
active domains now totaling one million. Bj?rn Eriksen registered the first .se 
domain, enea.se, in 1986 and the one millionth is tolkutbildning.se, which was 
registered via .SE?s registrar, City Network Hosting AB.
http://www.iis.se/en/pressmeddelanden/tolkutbildning-se-blev-den-miljonte-se-domanen


Telnic wants to sell numeric domain names
Telnic, the .tel registry, wants ICANN to allow it to start taking registrations 
of purely numeric domain names.
http://domainincite.com/telnic-wants-to-sell-numeric-domain-names/

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Playing with Firewalls: Companies are facing an increasing barrage of cyber 
attacks. Few have adequate defenses in place
Few senior business executives would need to have taken one of the Millennium 
Trilogy of bestselling novels by Stieg Larsson with them on holiday this summer 
to become fully aware of the threat of cyber crime.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703453804575479632855718318.html

Special report: The Pentagon's new cyber warriors
Guarding water wells and granaries from enemy raids is as old as war itself. In 
the Middle Ages, vital resources were hoarded behind castle walls, protected by 
moats, drawbridges and knights with double-edged swords.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69433120101005
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE69435S20101005
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51961020101005

Australia needs to lead cybersecurity collaboration
Australia and neighbouring countries such as Singapore need to lead the push for 
global cybersecurity compliance between governments, large enterprises and 
telcos, the former deputy director and chief information officer of the US 
National Security Agency (NSA), Dr Prescott Winter, has warned.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363420/australia_needs_lead_cybersecurity_collaboration/


Most infrastructure firms feel ready for cyberattacks
Nearly half of those who work in critical infrastructure systems worldwide 
expect their company to be targeted by a computer attack over the next year, a 
new survey has found.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20018682-245.html

'Political' cyberattacks hit half of large companies
When asked if their enterprises had been hit by "politically minded attacks" 
that could include terrorist or state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing 
sensitive inform or bringing down the network, half of the IT managers at 1,580 
enterprises worldwide answered they thought that had happened to them.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100510-political-cyberattacks.html

US cyber czar asks public to stop, think and connect
Howard Schmidt, the federal cybersecurity czar, announced on Monday a publicity 
campaign that will instruct Americans to take responsibility for their own 
online safety.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101004_4315.php

Mass Injection Attack Targets Large UK Domain Registrar
A new mass injection attack infected a significant number of websites hosted at 
123-reg.co.uk, one of the largest domain providers in UK, with code directing 
visitors to scareware.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Mass-Injection-Attack-Targets-Large-UK-Domain-Registrar-159388.shtml


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Something?s Just Not Adding Up with the Kentucky Domain Name Case
One of the strangest stories I?ve covered over the last several years has been 
the attempt by the state of Kentucky to seize 141 domain names belonging to 
internet gambling companies. The state was clearly upset that offshore sites 
were taking revenue from their casinos and racetracks and they really had no way 
of stopping their citizens from betting with those sites.
http://www.osga.com/artman/publish/article_8361.shtml

Indian BJP opposition claims website is under attack [IDG]
India's political battlefield has moved online, with the main opposition party, 
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), claiming on Monday that its main website at 
bjp.org may be under attack. Party spokeswoman Nirmala Sitharaman said "a lot 
has been going wrong" on the party's main website ever since she publicly 
alleged on Sunday that the ruling Indian National Congress may be using another 
domain name, bjp.com, to redirect Internet users to the official website of the 
Congress party.
http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3242227/indian-bjp-opposition-claims-website-is-under-attack/

http://www.itworld.com/internet/122800/indian-opposition-party-says-its-web-site-under-attack

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100410-indian-opposition-party-says-its.html

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/206851/.html

Indian Opposition Party Claims Its Website is Under Attack
From information received, it would appear as if India?s political battlefield 
has moved online. India?s main opposition party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 
is now claiming that its main website at bjp.org may be under attack.
http://www.techweek.org/7781indian-opposition-party-claims-its-website-is-under-attack.html


Government ?cybersquatting? case rattles India
Cybersquatting mischief is making headlines in India today, after the nation?s 
main opposition party accused the government of directing a confusingly similar 
domain name to its own site.
http://domainincite.com/government-cybersquatting-case-rattles-india/

Microsoft cracks down on alleged Bing cybersquatters
Following a growth in the number of Web addresses that include the word "Bing," 
Microsoft has filed three lawsuits in the past two weeks that claim their 
targets infringed on the Bing trademark through cybersquatting.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/archives/223696.asp

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IPv6 is the Only Path to Continued Internet Growth
With 94.5% of IPv4 addresses already allocated and the remaining 5.5% expected 
to be allocated by mid-2011, a panel of industry experts, including John Curran, 
president and CEO of ARIN, explained that IPv6 is the only path to continued 
Internet growth at a recent NTIA IPv6 workshop.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12497
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/06/ipv6-is-the-only-path-to-continued-internet-growth/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/ipv6-is-the-only-path-to-continued-internet-growth.html


NAT won?t save you from the need to switch to IPv6
Once upon a time, anyone could get a static Internet Protocol (IP) Class C /24 
address. That meant you got 256 addresses, well actually since .0 and .255 are 
set aside, and one address was assigned to your gateway you actually had 253 
addresses. But that was more than enough for most small businesses. That was 
then. This is now.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/networking/nat-won-8217t-save-you-from-the-need-to-switch-to-ipv6/206


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FDA to get domain name takedown role?
The US Food and Drug Administration may in future take a stronger role in having 
domain names associated with rogue internet pharmacies shut down.
http://domainincite.com/fda-to-get-domain-name-takedown-role/

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Three Special Conferences Over the Next 16 Days Will Bring Domainers Together in 
the U.S., Europe and Aboard an International Cruise Ship
Another big burst of domain conference activity gets underway tomorrow when the 
doors open at DOMAINfest Europe in Prague, Czech Republic. That show, featuring 
an opening presentation from Oversee.net President and CEO Jeff Kupietzky, will 
run through Thursday at the InterContinental Hotel in Prague.
http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2010/dailyposts/20101004.htm 

Collateral Damage of Identity Theft in the Domain Space
I?ve been working with Mike Berkens this weekend on a breaking story that has 
some scary ramifications for the domain industry. Mike just published the scary 
part of the story on his site. To sum it up, Chris Hartnett, a well known domain 
investor has been the victim of identity theft. The thief has used Chris? name 
to conduct fraudulent business including bidding and purchasing names on NameJet 
as well as stealing domain names and putting them up for sale, posing as 
Hartnett.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/legal-issues/domain-identity-theft/8178

ALERT: Identity Theft Hits NameJet & Dr. Chris Hartnett & It Can Happen To You
This is some pretty scary stuff. REALLY SCARY stuff and its happening to 
domainers. Identity theft, impersonation, and if one victim is correct, there is 
a thief among us, someone with a lot of knowledge about the domain industry, how 
the business works, who the players are.
http://www.thedomains.com/2010/10/04/alert-identity-theft-hits-namejet-dr-chris-hartnett-it-can-happen-to-you/#respond


DOMAINfest Announces Shows in Barcelona, Las Vegas
This morning at the DOMAINfest show in Prague, Oversee.net General Manager Peter 
Celeste announced locations for the franchise?s shows in 2010.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/10/06/domainfest-announces-shows-in-barcelona-las-vegas/


DOMAINfest Kicks Off in Prague with New Faces
I get a lot of bang for my buck at domain name conference through the 
connections I make. But often times I have to search out new faces at the 
conferences ? it?s the same people each time.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/10/05/domainfest-kicks-off-in-prague-with-new-faces/


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Increasingly violent porn 'hijacking' our sexuality
Boston sociology professor Gail Dines warns that pornography is more violent and 
available than it used to be, and that it is corrupting the sexuality of even 
those who do not watch it.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/06/3031331.htm

UK's Internet advertising spend up 10 percent - IAB
Spending on internet advertising in Britain grew 10 percent during the first 
half, due to a boom in ads around online video and social media sites, lifting 
the medium to a record market share of 24.3 percent.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6934PP20101004

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One Goal: 10 Quadrillion Calculations As Fujitsu, Japan Aim at Supercomputer 
Lead
Japan has begun installation of a new supercomputer that aims to be the first 
machine that can make 10,000 trillion calculations per second.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704029304575525463311543150.html

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Britain's online child protection chief quits in protest at merger proposals
The head of Britain's online child protection agency has quit over government 
plans which would curtail the body's independence.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/online-child-protection-chief-quits-in-protest-at-merger-proposals-2097769.html


Head of online child protection quits
The former policeman in charge of combating online child abuse resigned 
yesterday after a dispute with the home secretary over moves to subsume the 
agency he led into a new National Crime Agency.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/04/chief-online-child-protection-quits


Online child protection chief Jim Gamble resigns
The chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre 
(Ceop) has resigned in a row over its future, the BBC has learned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11472033

Children's online protection centre staff quit in clash with ministers
The crisis over the future of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection 
Centre (Ceop) deepened today, after it emerged that two more senior managers and 
a group of specialist internet investigators have quit in protest at government 
plans which they fear will undermine child safety.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/05/children-online-agency-future-doubt


uk: Advertisers given checklist for protecting children's online privacy
Companies which advertise to children can quickly find out if their campaigns 
break the law with the launch of a website which claims to draw together all UK 
laws and regulations on advertising to children.
http://out-law.com/page-11420

Sex, Porn and Teenagers
"Shag bands" are thin coloured rubber bracelets, indicating how far the wearer 
will go sexually if the band is broken.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00v1nkx

uk: Sex, Porn and Teenagers ? review
From its no nonsense title onwards, Sex, Porn and Teenagers (Radio 4) was a 
clear-headed look at the issues. It was presented by Miranda Sawyer, radio 
critic of the Observer, and was a likably non-sensational survey.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2010/oct/05/sex-porn-teenagers-review

Advertisers given checklist for protecting children's online privacy
Companies which advertise to children can quickly find out if their campaigns 
break the law with the launch of a website which claims to draw together all UK 
laws and regulations on advertising to children.
http://out-law.com/page-11420

Study: Why Child Abuse Investigations Don't Help Kids
Child welfare agencies have a thankless task: investigate reports of child 
maltreatment and determine, first, whether they are true or false, then whether 
more damage will be done by a) leaving children in a potentially harmful 
environment, or b) ripping them away from the only parents they know and placing 
them in a new family that may or may not be better.
http://healthland.time.com/2010/10/04/study-why-child-abuse-investigations-dont-help-kids/


In a wired world, children unable to escape cyberbullying
Jason, 13, knows he is an easy target for bullies at his middle school in Long 
Island, New York. His diminutive stature hinders him from retaliating against 
the taller, heavier boys who tease him. He prefers to wear skinny jeans and 
black zip-up hoodies, fashion choices that induce comments like "emo" or "gay" 
from classmates. He has an affinity for comic books and Xbox games such as 
"Halo" and "Call of Duty," and for pursuing these hobbies, other kids call him a 
loser.
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/04/youth.cyberbullying.abuse/

After student's death, a weeklong look into bullying
Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi was 18 when he jumped off the George 
Washington Bridge to his death. He committed suicide after his roommate and 
another college classmate allegedly placed a camera in his dorm room and 
streamed his sexual encounter online. A mobile status update September 22 on a 
Facebook page purportedly belonging to Clementi revealed his plan: "jumping off 
the gw bridge sorry."
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/10/04/bullying.special.explainer/

Tyler Clementi: A Call to Act on Cyberbullying
The recent suicide of Tyler Clementi, which raised the visibility of 
cyberbullying and digital ethics, is serving as a call to action to end 
something much deeper than that: cruelty, homophobia, and a distorted sense of 
entitlement to disclose information about others.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/10/05/scitech/pcanswer/main6928012.shtml

au: It's still safe to bypass the filter
The Federal Government has denied reports it will criminalise attempts to 
circumvent its proposed internet content filter.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/it-s-still-safe-to-bypass-the-filter-339306431.htm

au: Conroy to receive secret filter forum report
The Greens have dug up a handful of further details about Labor?s controversial 
mandatory filter project through the questions on notice procedure, including 
the fact that Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, will shortly receive a 
report on a confidential online forum held by his department on the topic in 
April this year.
http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/363182/conroy_receive_secret_filter_forum_report/

http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/42255-conroy-to-receive-secret-filter-forum-report

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363208/conroy_receive_secret_filter_forum_report/

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/363208/conroy_receive_secret_filter_forum_report

http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/363189/conroy_receive_secret_filter_forum_report/

http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/363189/conroy_receive_secret_filter_forum_report/

http://delimiter.com.au/2010/10/05/conroy-to-receive-secret-filter-forum-report/

A-G: Filter won't drive users to encryption
The Attorney-General's Department does not expect to see a rise in the number of 
users encrypting internet traffic streams to avoid detection by ISP-level 
filters, according to written responses to questions posed by The Greens.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/234272,a-g-filter-wont-drive-users-to-encryption.aspx

http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/234272,a-g-filter-wont-drive-users-to-encryption.aspx

http://www.securecomputing.net.au/News/234272,ag-filter-wont-drive-users-to-encryption.aspx


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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Google TV Announces Its Programming Partners, but the Top Networks Are Absent
Google announced on Monday its first content partners for Google TV, its effort 
to marry two mediums ? the Internet and television. But the announcement 
underscored the difficulties companies face as they try to work their way into 
the living room.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/technology/05google.html

Google TV Signs Up Media, Web Firms
Google Inc. on Monday unveiled several new partnerships with media and Web 
companies, including NBC Universal Inc. and Amazon Inc., to provide content for 
Google TV, a service designed to expand the Internet giant's franchise into the 
living room.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704631504575532040437065102.html

BT seeks moratorium on internet piracy cases
BT is seeking a moratorium on legal applications to obtain details of its 
customers who are alleged to have illegally shared files online.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11467347

French take to barricades over Internet piracy law [AFP]
French Internet users are taking a centuries-old tradition into the cyber age 
and erecting barricades against a new law aimed at clamping down on film and 
music piracy through illegal file sharing.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/french-take-to-barricades-over-internet-piracy-law-20101005-165tt.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/french-take-to-barricades-over-internet-piracy-law-20101005-165tt.html


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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Cut Phone Radiation
For frequent cellphone users, there are a number of products designed to cut 
exposure to cellphone radiation. Scientists say some gadgets don't work, but 
others may be a reasonable precaution.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704631504575532080633165038.html

New generation mobile phones will ruin cable TV signals
The next generation of mobile phones are set to disrupt households' cable 
television ? and possibly their neighbours' sets as well.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/new-generation-mobile-phones-will-ruin-cable-tv-signals-2096949.html


'Almost one third' of Australians have used their mobile on toilet: Telstra 
[AAP]
In front of the telly, in bed, even on the loo ... mobile phones with internet 
connections are a constant buddy for generations of Australians.
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/almost-one-third-have-used-their-mobile-on-toilet-telstra-20101005-164vf.html

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/almost-one-third-have-used-their-mobile-on-toilet-telstra-20101005-164vf.html

http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363197/smartphones_becoming_constant_buddies/


New study confirms Aussies are smartphone fanatics [news release]
The nation?s obsession with mobile internet-connected ?smartphones? like the 
Apple? iPhone? and the HTC Desire has reached new heights, with Australians 
admitting to using their devices in bed, on the loo and, alarmingly, when behind 
the wheel according to Telstra research released today.
http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media-centre/announcements/new-study-confirms-aussies-are-smartphone-fanatics.xml


Android Most Popular Smartphone Operating System in U.S. Among New Users
New data from The Nielsen Company shows that Google's Android mobile operating 
system is now the most popular OS among those who bought a new smartphone in the 
U.S. during the last six months, with a 32% share of recent acquirers.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/android_most_popular_smartphone_operating_system_in_us_among_new_users.php

http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2010/10/05/05readwriteweb-android-most-popular-smartphone-operating-s-59372.html


Android most popular in recent sales, but third in overall share
Android is the most popular mobile operating system among consumers who bought a 
smartphone in the past six months, according to new research from Nielsen.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100510-android-sales.html
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363336/android_most_popular_recent_sales_third_overall_share/

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189560/Android_most_popular_in_recent_sales_but_third_in_overall_share


Android Most Popular Operating System in U.S. Among Recent Smartphone Buyers 
[news release]
According to August data from The Nielsen Company, Android is now the most 
popular operating system among people who bought a smartphone in the past six 
months, while Blackberry RIM and Apple iOS are in a statistical dead heat for 
second place among recent acquirers.
http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/android-most-popular-operating-system-in-u-s-among-recent-smartphone-buyers/


UAE BlackBerry users eye alternatives as ban deadline looms [AFP]
With a week to go before a United Arab Emirates ban on key BlackBerry services 
is due come into effect, many users of the smartphone here are eyeing 
alternatives but still hoping for a reprieve.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/uae-blackberry-users-eye-alternatives-as-ban-deadline-looms-2097767.html


Limited 3G Bandwidth is Good for Mobile Apps
It's been about four months since AT&T announced tiered pricing for iPhone and 
other smartphone users' 3G data service, ending the unlimited bandwidth option. 
The universe has not folded back onto itself, despite the hue and cry from 
application developers fearful that their apps -- mainly games and video players 
-- would lose customers after eating up the 200MB or 2GB they paid for each 
month.
http://infoworld.com/d/mobilize/limited-3g-bandwidth-good-mobile-apps-676
http://www.pcworld.com/article/206975/.html

Skype for Android app now available for download [IDG]
Android smartphone owners can now download a free Skype client from the Android 
Market that will let them make voice calls over mobile data or Wi-Fi connections 
-- except in the U.S., where it will work over Wi-Fi only.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189465/Skype_for_Android_app_now_available_for_download

http://www.pcworld.com/article/206954/.html

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SPAM
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Facebook Spammer Tries to Cash in on $873 Million Fine [IDG]
Facebook calls him a spammer and a U.S. court has fined him US$873 million. But 
Montreal's Adam Guerbuez doesn't seem to care; he calls himself the US$873 
million man and says he won't pay a cent.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207046/.html

Is your private phone number on Facebook? Probably. And so are your friends'
If you have a friend on Facebook who has used the iPhone app version to access 
the site, then it's very possible that your private phone numbers - and those of 
lots of your and their friends - are on the site.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/oct/06/facebook-privacy-phone-numbers-upload


Fake spam Apple iTunes Store emails lead to dodgy sites
Online security specialists PandaLabs has warned of a spam scam involving 
genuine looking Apple iTunes Store receipts.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipod-itunes/news/index.cfm?newsid=3242549
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100610-fake-spam-apple-itunes-store.html

Facebook Hit by New iPhone Spam Attack
Facebook users are being warned about a new spam scam that tries to tempt users 
into visiting a website with the promise of a free Apple iPhone.
http://news.techworld.com/security/3242442/facebook-hit-by-new-iphone-spam-attack/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/206986/.html

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DIGITAL DIVIDE
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Tablet PC for developing nations
The One Laptop Per Child organisation has been given a $5.6m (?3.5m) grant to 
develop a tablet version of its educational computer.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11475335

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Playing with Firewalls: Companies are facing an increasing barrage of cyber 
attacks. Few have adequate defenses in place
Few senior business executives would need to have taken one of the Millennium 
Trilogy of bestselling novels by Stieg Larsson with them on holiday this summer 
to become fully aware of the threat of cyber crime.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703453804575479632855718318.html

Special report: The Pentagon's new cyber warriors
Guarding water wells and granaries from enemy raids is as old as war itself. In 
the Middle Ages, vital resources were hoarded behind castle walls, protected by 
moats, drawbridges and knights with double-edged swords.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69433120101005
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE69435S20101005
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51961020101005

Australia needs to lead cybersecurity collaboration
Australia and neighbouring countries such as Singapore need to lead the push for 
global cybersecurity compliance between governments, large enterprises and 
telcos, the former deputy director and chief information officer of the US 
National Security Agency (NSA), Dr Prescott Winter, has warned.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363420/australia_needs_lead_cybersecurity_collaboration/


Most infrastructure firms feel ready for cyberattacks
Nearly half of those who work in critical infrastructure systems worldwide 
expect their company to be targeted by a computer attack over the next year, a 
new survey has found.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20018682-245.html

'Political' cyberattacks hit half of large companies
When asked if their enterprises had been hit by "politically minded attacks" 
that could include terrorist or state-sponsored cyberattacks aimed at stealing 
sensitive inform or bringing down the network, half of the IT managers at 1,580 
enterprises worldwide answered they thought that had happened to them.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100510-political-cyberattacks.html

US cyber czar asks public to stop, think and connect
Howard Schmidt, the federal cybersecurity czar, announced on Monday a publicity 
campaign that will instruct Americans to take responsibility for their own 
online safety.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101004_4315.php

Sick PCs should be banned from the net says Microsoft
Virus-infected computers that pose a risk to other PCs should be blocked from 
the net, a senior researcher at software giant Microsoft suggests.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11483008

NZ online name suppression laws to be tightened
A notice-and-take-down provision for internet hosts and ISPs that facilitate 
breach of Court name-suppression orders is part of planned changes to the law 
governing suppression of name and other details of defendants, victims and 
witnesses. The planned changes were announced by Justice Minister Simon Power 
today.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/online-name-suppression-laws-to-be-tightened

http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=7EF1F492-1A64-6A71-CE9DE618EAA9868F

Britain's judges are resigned to jurors researching their trials online
Judges are "giving up" trying to stop juries using Google, Facebook and Twitter 
to access potentially false and prejudicial information about defendants, Sir 
Ken Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, has warned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2010/oct/04/judges-resigned-jurors-online-research

au: Footy fans fleeced in online ticket scam
Police in Sydney are investigating what appears to be an internet scam targeting 
people who wanted to go to last weekend's NRL Grand Final.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/05/3029942.htm

au: Online ticket scam investigation widens
NSW POLICE have expanded their investigation into an online NRL grand final 
ticket scam that left fans angry and out of pocket.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/online-nrl-grand-final-ticket-scam-investigation-widens/story-e6frg7mf-1225934588595


uk: Man jailed over PC password
A teenager who refused to tell police his computer password was jailed for four 
months.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/man-jailed-over-pc-password-2098817.html


uk: Teenager jailed for keeping computer password secret
A teenager has been jailed for four months for refusing to give police the 
password to his computer.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/05/password-computer-teenager

UK firm launches army of laptop snoopers [Reuters]
Anyone who owns a laptop computer can now fight crime from the safety of their 
home and win cash prizes for catching thieves red-handed, under a new British 
monitoring scheme that went live this week.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/10/06/3030428.htm

Online Banking Fraud Figure Falls in the UK
Online banking losses fell in the UK for the first six months of the year, but 
officials warned the situation is volatile and could change.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207040/.html

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PRIVACY
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Inside the cookie monster - trading your online data for profits
Sandwiched between a bakery and a health food supermarket in the heart of 
Cupertino, California, is the headquarters of a new kind of stock exchange - one 
that trades data, your data.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/inside-the-cookie-monster--trading-your-online-data-for-profits-20101004-164ee.html


US Supreme Court debates privacy rights and government's role as employer
The Supreme Court seemed disinclined on Tuesday to impose strict limits on how 
the federal government can investigate the backgrounds of contractors seeking 
work, but the justices were more split over what a constitutional right to 
privacy protects.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/05/AR2010100505356.html


IAB Europe condemns ?re-spawning? as an illegal marketing practice [news 
release]
IAB Europe is a trade group representing the online advertising industry across 
Europe. The vast majority of Online-Adverts in the EU are served by IAB 
Companies that innovate and develop new products daily, allowing businesses to 
reach clients and consumers in a more meaningful and efficient way. Many of our 
companies provide users with tools to manage their privacy preferences and 
choices for how certain online advertisements are selected, and these tools rely 
on the storing of cookies and similar local data.
http://www.iabeurope.eu/news/iab-europe-condemns-?re-spawning?-as-an-illegal-marketing-practice.aspx


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CENSORSHIP
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In Sign of Discord, Iran Blocks Web Sites of Some Clerics
The web sites of two senior clerics have been blocked by government censors, a 
possible sign of a hardening political divide at the highest level of Iran?s 
religious establishment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/world/middleeast/05iran.html

Syria accuses teenage blogger of spying for a foreign power
Syria has accused a young woman blogger of spying for a foreign power after 
human rights watchdogs raised her case as an example of unjustified restrictions 
on freedom of expression.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/04/syrian-blogger-spy-jail

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Telecom firms' donations to minority groups criticized as FCC considers net 
neutrality rules
=Key minority organizations are backing the carriers' efforts to thwart net 
neutrality proposals. Critics say the millions of dollars and in-kind help the 
firms pour into the groups is a factor.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-net-neutrality-minorities-20101005,0,485358.story


US Administration Cracking Down On Internet Piracy
Curbing Internet piracy is a big priority for the administration, U.S. 
Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel said on Tuesday.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/administration-cracking-down-o.php


ITIF Releases Guide To Digital Politics
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation released a new report on 
Tuesday delineating the landscape of American digital politics.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/itif-releases-guide-to-digital.php


Anti-counterfeit pact text shows deal is near - source
Countries negotiating a treaty to fight global trade in pirated goods released 
the text of a 99-percent complete draft of the pact on Wednesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6954EA20101006
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-51999220101006

ACTA anti-piracy negotiations conclude
The Japanese Government has confirmed that the 11th and final round of the 
negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have been 
concluded.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363254/acta_anti-piracy_negotiations_conclude/


EU releases text of secretive ACTA copyright treaty
The final version of the international Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement 
(ACTA) leaves the door open for countries to introduce the so-called 
three-strikes rule, which would see Internet users cut off if they download 
copyrighted material.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100610-eu-releases-text-of-secretive.html

ACTA text shows US caved in on Internet provisions
Talk about a cave-in. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) has been 
three years in the making, and at one point included language advocating "three 
strikes" regimes, ordering ISPs to develop anti-piracy plans, promoting tough 
DRM anticircumvention language, setting up a "takedown" notification system, and 
"secondary liability" for device makers. Europeans were demanding protection for 
their geographic marks (Champagne, etc). Other countries wanted patents in the 
mix.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/10/near-final-acta-text-arrives-big-failure-for-us.ars


ACTA Talks Wrap Up, Latest Text Released
After three years and 10 rounds of talks, the United States and several other 
countries appear to have wrapped up formal talks over a proposed trade agreement 
aimed at increasing international cooperation in the fight to curb piracy and 
counterfeiting.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/acta-talks-wrap-up-latest-text.php


EU releases text of secretive ACTA copyright treaty [IDG]
The final version of the international Anti-counterfeiting Trade Agreement 
(ACTA) leaves the door open for countries to introduce the so-called 
three-strikes rule, which would see Internet users cut off if they download 
copyrighted material.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189681/EU_releases_text_of_secretive_ACTA_copyright_treaty


Commerce Seeks Comment On Online IP Issues
The Commerce Department said Tuesday that it is seeking comment on ways to 
protect copyrighted works on the Internet while still fostering technological 
innovation.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/commerce-seeks-comment-on-onli.php


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MISCELLANEOUS
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S'pore opens fund to inject startup experience
National Research Foundation (NFR) has unveiled plans to set aside S$50 million 
(US$38.1 million) in efforts to attract experienced entrepreneur managers into 
the country to boost the local startup scene.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/s-pore-opens-fund-to-inject-startup-experience-62203444.htm


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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Samsung WiMAX 2 test hits 330Mbps
Yes, it's only a demonstration. Even so, Samsung's trial of WiMAX 2 technology 
that touched speeds of 330Mbps is still impressive.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100410-samsung-wimax.html
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189358/Samsung_WiMAX_2_test_hits_330Mbps

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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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Deputy headteacher jailed in England for seven years for encouraging child rape
A former deputy headteacher who encouraged a man to rape a three-year-old child 
as he watched the attack on a webcam was jailed for seven years today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/oct/04/deputy-head-encouraged-child-rape


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