[DNS] domain name news - 14 October

[DNS] domain name news - 14 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:34:55 -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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Strengthening multilingualism in cyberspace [news release]
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=30890&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html


US government raises ?misplaced concerns? over Internet governance
http://gibc.biz/2010/10/us-government-misplaced-concerns/

New bill may not end cybersquatting but does send a warning to ICANN
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=F14925C8-DB36-4AFB-913E-06D8C53E1A05


AuDA CEO Nominated to ICANN Board
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/14/auda-ceo-nominated-to-icann-board/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/auda-ceo-nominated-to-icann-board.html

Europe to hold cybersecurity exercise next month [IDG]
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364027/europe_hold_cybersecurity_exercise_next_month/


'CYBER EUROPE 2010' -the 1st pan-European CIIP exercise [news release]
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/news-items/2018cyber-europe-20102019-the-1st-pan-european-ciip-exercise-phase-one


UK infrastructure faces cyber threat, says GCHQ chief
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11528371

Shrinking brains trust risks cyber defence
http://www.zdnet.com.au/shrinking-brains-trust-risks-cyber-defence-339306539.htm

Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/10/12/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx

au: Cyber 'strikes' up 250% [AAP]
http://www.zdnet.com.au/cyber-strikes-up-250-339306510.htm

I Hate Ryanair UK Domain Transferred Because It Earned Money
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12556

nz: IPv6 survey shows vital messages not getting through
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/ipv6-survey-shows-vital-messages-not-getting-through

http://www.cio.de/news/cio_worldnews/2250531/index.html
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=A2FE82BB-1A64-67EA-E4F13856263556D0
http://www.itworld.com/internet/123822/ipv6-survey-shows-vital-messages-not-getting-through

http://www.cio.co.uk/news/3243998/cios-slow-to-adopt-ipv6/
http://news.techworld.com/networking/3243952/cios-dragging-feet-over-ipv6-upgrades/



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GOVERNANCE
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Strengthening multilingualism in cyberspace [news release]
During the 5th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) last month in Vilnius, Lithuania, 
UNESCO and ICANN agreed to work together to further strengthen multilingualism 
in cyberspace and facilitate the successful implementation of internationalized 
country code top-level domains (IDN ccTLDs).
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=30890&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html


US government raises ?misplaced concerns? over Internet governance
The US government has called concerns about its unique position in Internet 
governance ?misplaced?. USG representative, Philip Verveer, was speaking to the 
in-house media team at the ITU Plenipotentiary, taking place in Mexico this 
month, and spoke directly about the biggest topic on delegates lips: the role of 
the ITU, as of the United States government, in Internet governance.
http://gibc.biz/2010/10/us-government-misplaced-concerns/

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Public Comment: One and Two-Character ASCII .TEL Domain Names
ICANN is today opening a public comment period on a proposed amendment from 
Telnic Ltd. to Appendices 6 and 7 of the .TEL Registry Agreement.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-11oct10-en.htm

Letter from Kurt Pritz to Edmon Chung
Approval to Deploy IDNs
http://icann.org/en/correspondence/pritz-to-chung-11oct10-en.pdf

Proposals Sought For DNS Operations/L-root Contingency Exercise Consultant
ICANN is posting this request for proposals [PDF, 360 KB] for an exercise 
consultant to assist with an internal ICANN DNS operations & L-root contingency 
exercise to be conducted in Q1 2011.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-11oct10-en.htm

New bill may not end cybersquatting but does send a warning to ICANN
While Senator Leahy?s proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits 
Act (COICA) will not automatically put an end to cybersquatting, participants at 
the Online Brand Abuse and Internet Governance Forum have argued the proposed 
law sends out a warning to ICANN prior to negotiations over the renewal of its 
charter.
http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=F14925C8-DB36-4AFB-913E-06D8C53E1A05


ICANN rejects porn domain info request
ICANN has turned down a request from porn trade group the Free Speech Coalition 
for more information about the .xxx top-level domain application, including a 
list of its pre-registrations.
http://domainincite.com/icann-rejects-porn-domain-info-request/

DotAsia to Get Internationalized Domain Names
DotAsiaICANN Senior Vice President of Services Kurt Pritz has notified (pdf) 
DotAsia Organisation LTD that it is granting permission to start offering 
internationalized domain names on .asia.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/10/11/dotasia-to-get-internationalized-domain-names/


Who controls the internet?
... there are areas where American control over the administration of the web is 
slipping. Under pressure from foreign governments, notably China, Icann, the 
US-based independent body that stipulates how the addresses of websites can be 
formulated, announced that from now on it will allow the use of most major 
language scripts ? Cyrillic, Chinese and Arabic, among them.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3e52897c-d0ee-11df-a426-00144feabdc0.html

AuDA CEO Nominated to ICANN Board
The CEO of auDA, Chris Disspain, has been nominated as the ccNSO Council nominee 
to the ICANN Board. With no other candidates his approval was approved and his 
nomination will be formalised on 19 October at the ccNSO Councul meeting.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/14/auda-ceo-nominated-to-icann-board/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/auda-ceo-nominated-to-icann-board.html

ICANN Close to Final DAG for Top-Level Domains: Will Policy Concerns by New 
Applicants Be Resolved? by Constantine Roussos
ICANN's plan to increase competition and bring innovation in the domain space by 
launching TLD seems to be in full swing following the resolutions at the last 
ICANN Board retreat in Norway. However one area that seems unclear is who will 
take responsibility in determining the TLD winners. After years of continuous 
additions, retractions and amendments, the Draft Applicant Guidebook (DAG) is 
not yet finalized. However, the word in the ICANN community is that the TLD 
program launch will be in effect immediately after the ICANN San Francisco 
meeting held in March 2011.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/icann_dag_for_top_level_domains_will_policy_concerns_be_resolved/


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New dot-ca registry goes live
The Canadian Internet Registry Authority unveiled its revamped dot-ca domain 
registration system on Wednesday, which now lets users auto-renew their domains.
http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/new-dot-ca-registry-goes-live/141722

CIRA announces streamlined .CA registry system for improved customer experience
It is now easier for Canadians to register and maintain their .CA domain names. 
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) today launched its 
redesigned and streamlined domain name registration system, the system that 
enables Registrars ? the companies that register domain names ? to communicate 
with the .CA registry database. This effectively updates and simplifies every 
aspect of the registry from its technological processes to its policies and 
business practices.
http://www.cira.ca/streamlined-ca-registry-system/

Arabic domain names to be registered with TRA
Dubai Corporations vying to reach out to Arabic-only internet users through the 
new top-level domain name .emarat will have a two-month window to register their 
trademark with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority - UAE.
http://www.zawya.com/story.cfm/sidGN_10102010_111057

The Launch of Jordan?s Arabic Top-Level Domain (.alordon) Announced at the MENA 
ICT Forum 2010
The National Information Technology Center (NITC) has announced the launch of 
Jordan?s Arabic top-level domain at the MENA ICT Forum 2010. A ceremony attended 
by H.E. the Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mr. Marwan 
Juma, , the Regional Director of ICANN to the Middle East Mr. Baher Esmat, 
NITC?s Director General Dr. Nabeel Al-Fayoumi, and others will inaugurate the 
commencement of the top-level domain.
http://www.pr-inside.com/the-launch-of-jordan-s-arabic-top-level-r2168775.htm
http://www.ameinfo.com/244802.html

NITC Announces Launch of Jordan?s Arabic Top-level Domain
Jordan has become the most recent nation/territory to launch an 
internationalized top-level domain (IDN) as part of ICANNs IDN FastTrack 
process. The nations Information Technology Centre (NITC) has announced the 
launch of the Arabic IDN . . (.alordon).
http://icann.org/en/press/

Will the internet get two new ccTLDs (and lose one)?
One country dropped off the map on Sunday, and two new countries were created. 
So does this mean we?re going to get two new country-code top-level domains? The 
islands of Curacao and St. Maarten have reportedly become autonomous countries, 
after the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, a collection of former Dutch 
colonies off north-east coast of Venezuela.
http://domainincite.com/will-the-internet-get-two-new-cctlds-and-lose-one/

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Europe to hold cybersecurity exercise next month [IDG]
The European Union is planning to hold a cybersecurity exercise across its 27 
member states next month, the start of what officials hope will be greater 
cooperation in defending computer networks.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364027/europe_hold_cybersecurity_exercise_next_month/


'CYBER EUROPE 2010' -the 1st pan-European CIIP exercise [news release]
The recent 'dry-run' of the 'Cyber Europe 2010' exercise has occurred; preparing 
the ground for the actual exercise. On Friday, 24th September, 'phase one', and 
a major milestone of the ?CYBER EUROPE 2010? -the first pan European exercise on 
CIIP ever -was successfully completed. This first phase included the training 
and a 'dry- run'.
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/news-items/2018cyber-europe-20102019-the-1st-pan-european-ciip-exercise-phase-one


UK infrastructure faces cyber threat, says GCHQ chief
The UK's critical infrastructure - such as power grids and emergency services - 
faces a "real and credible" threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11528371

uk: Terrorist cyber attacks are a growing threat to the nation, says GCHQ chief
Cyber attacks pose a threat that "goes to the heart of our economic well-being 
and national interest," the head of GCHQ said last night.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8060641/Terrorist-cyber-attacks-are-a-growing-threat-to-the-nation-says-GCHQ-chief.html


Cyber attack is 'credible' threat [Press Association]
Britain's critical national infrastructure faces a "real and credible" threat of 
cyber attack, the head of the UK's electronic spying agency has warned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9308989

Britain faces 'real and credible' cyber threat [AFP]
Britain faces the threat of cyber attacks from hostile states and criminals 
which could damage its critical infrastructure, the head of the country's 
electronic spying agency warned Wednesday.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html


UK says it gets hit by 1,000 cyber attacks monthly
British government computer networks are targeted by some 1,000 attacks a month, 
one of the country's top spies said in comments published Wednesday, adding that 
officials may consider investing in using cyberwarfare techniques to deter their 
online enemies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/13/AR2010101302147.html


Shrinking brains trust risks cyber defence
Australia's cybersecurity capabilities may be at risk due to a lack of 
PhD-qualified professionals.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/shrinking-brains-trust-risks-cyber-defence-339306539.htm

Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
Under a constant canopy of low-flying nuclear-capable B-52s, the brand new 
Cyber-Innovation Center in the shadow of Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier 
City, La., provided the perfect setting for the Pentagon's latest cyber 
challenge ? a public- and private-sector exchange focused on leveraging ?the art 
of the possible? in a cyber war game setting. Unlike the war-games or exercises 
prepared for by Barksdale's nuclear strike force ? the Global Strike Command ? 
these cyber war games, held in September, help prepare America for a different 
type of battle altogether.
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/10/12/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx

Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery
Six months after Web traffic involving popular U.S. sites and e-mail from 
computers around the globe was re-directed to Chinese servers unnecessarily, 
Internet watchers are trying to figure out why it happened and how to prevent 
future mishaps. In at least two instances since mid-March, large amounts of 
traffic on the Internet have been routed to China in circumstances still 
shrouded in mystery, Rodney Joffe, senior technologist at DNS (Domain Name 
System) registry Neustar, told CNET in an interview this week.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20019093-245.html

us: Feds are behind on DNSSEC -- and that's a good thing
Less than 40 percent of federal domains have deployed the secure version of DNS, 
but government is helping develop industry expertise by serving as a guinea pig
http://www.infoworld.com/t/dns/feds-are-behind-dnssec-and-thats-good-thing-427

au: Cyber 'strikes' up 250% [AAP]
Australia's top electronic spy unit says the country's military networks are 
under siege from soaring levels of cyber strikes by foreign intelligence 
agencies.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/cyber-strikes-up-250-339306510.htm

EU Agency analysis of ?Stuxnet? malware: a paradigm shift in threats and 
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection [news release]
The EU ?cyber security? Agency ENISA, i.e. the European Network and Information 
Security Agency, has produced an initial comment and brief, high level analysis 
of the recent ?Stuxnet? attacks; on its importance, and its technical 
implications for Europe. The Agency considers ?Stuxnet? a paradigm shift, and 
warns that similar attacks may occur. It argues that Europe should reconsider 
its protection measures for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection 
(CIIP).
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/eu-agency-analysis-of-2018stuxnet2019-malware-a-paradigm-shift-in-threats-and-critical-information-infrastructure-protection-1


5 countries gain DNS Security Extensions
Five country code top-level domains for countries in Latin America and the 
Caribbean have been digitally signed to enable use of the Domain Name System 
Security Extensions.
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/10/13/dnssec-adds-five-country-domains.aspx

Afilias Increases DNS Security in Latin America and the Caribbean with the 
deployment of DNSSEC
Afilias, a global provider of Internet infrastructure services, today announced 
that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for five 
ccTLDs in Latin America and the Caribbean region. The ccTLDs whose zones have 
been secured by DNSSEC include: .AG (Antigua and Barbuda), .BZ (Belize), .HN 
(Honduras) .LC (St. Lucia), and .VC (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines). These 
TLDs were officially signed by Afilias on October 5, 2010.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/10/13/afilias-increases-dns-security-latin-america-and-caribbean-deployment-dnssec


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uk: 'I Hate Ryanair' website has its wings clipped ... for a while
A disgruntled passenger who set up a website called I Hate Ryanair to share 
travel "horror stories" has been ordered to hand over the domain name to the 
low-cost airline he loathes.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/oct/12/i-hate-ryanair-website-closed

Disgruntled airline passenger ordered to forfeit 'I Hate Ryanair' website
A disgruntled plane passenger who set up the website ihateryanair.co.uk, 
dedicated to criticising Ryanair, has been ordered to hand over the domain name 
to the budget airline.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/8060095/Disgruntled-airline-passenger-ordered-to-forfeit-I-Hate-Ryanair-website.html


I Hate Ryanair UK Domain Transferred Because It Earned Money
The budget airline Ryanair is loved by some, loathed by others. But it survives 
as it is cheap, if you do not add in the extras! One of those who loathed it was 
Robert Tyler, from Walthamstow, north-east London, who set up a website using 
the domain name ihateryanair.co.uk for travellers to tell their tales of woe.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12556
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/10/13/i-hate-ryanair-uk-domain-transferred-because-it-earned-money/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/i-hate-ryanair-uk-domain-transferred-because-it-earned-money.html


Ryanair wins ihateryanair.co.uk because of ?322 ad revenue
A website criticising airline Ryanair must surrender its domain name to the 
Irish carrier because it broke the policies governing the use of others' trade 
marks in .co.uk addresses by earning money from commercial links on the site.
http://out-law.com/page-11446

CitizenHawk Nailed For Reverse Domain Hijacking, Chastised by Panelist
For the second time, cybersquatting recovery company CitizenHawk has been 
chastised by a UDRP panelist for submitting a boilerplate complaint. This time 
the panelist threw in an added bonus, finding the company?s complainant guilty 
of reverse domain hijacking.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/10/12/citizenhawk-nailed-for-reverse-domain-hijacking-chastised-by-panelist/


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nz: IPv6 survey shows vital messages not getting through
CIOs view the IPv6 deployment as a cost, rather than a business benefit, and are 
dragging their feet when it comes to adopting the new internet protocol.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/ipv6-survey-shows-vital-messages-not-getting-through

http://www.cio.de/news/cio_worldnews/2250531/index.html
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=A2FE82BB-1A64-67EA-E4F13856263556D0
http://www.itworld.com/internet/123822/ipv6-survey-shows-vital-messages-not-getting-through

http://www.cio.co.uk/news/3243998/cios-slow-to-adopt-ipv6/
http://news.techworld.com/networking/3243952/cios-dragging-feet-over-ipv6-upgrades/


IPv6 survey shows vital messages not getting through
Most managers (71%, only a slight drop compared to last year) remain unaware or 
"not especially aware" of either the threats or the opportunities driving them 
to IPv6, survey results say.
http://www.itworld.com/internet/123822/ipv6-survey-shows-vital-messages-not-getting-through


VeriSign: We will keep our lead in IPv6
VeriSign, the back-end operator of the Internet's.com and .net domains, says it 
has a head start on transition to the next-generation Internet Protocol known as 
IPv6 and that it intends to keep its lead over competitors.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/101110-verisign-ipv6-lead.html
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363937/verisign_we_will_keep_our_lead_ipv6/

http://www.itworld.com/business/123623/verisign-we-will-keep-our-lead-ipv6
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2010/10/11/urnidgns852573C400693880002577B9006D0FBC.DTL


Why you can ignore the IPv4 depletion hysteria
For years we've been hearing about the dire state of the Internet due to a 
growing lack of IPv4 addresses. In fact, current predictions are that 
Internet-routable IPv4 address allocation could cease as early as December of 
this year.
http://informationweek.in/Internet/10-10-11/Why_you_can_ignore_the_IPv4_depletion_hysteria.aspx


IPv6: Why Bother?
IPv6 has been coming Real Soon Now for well over a decade. David Chisnall looks 
at what the benefits it brings and how to support it.
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1578519

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Google to map inflation using web data
Google is using its vast database of web shopping data to construct the ?Google 
Price Index? ? a daily measure of inflation that could one day provide an 
alternative to official statistics.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/deeb985e-d55f-11df-8e86-00144feabdc0.html

Google creates new inflation measure
Google has created a new inflation measure ? the Google Price Index ? based on 
the cost of goods sold online which could prove more accurate and up-to-date 
than official statistics.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/oct/12/google-create-new-inflation-measure


Online health services "need tighter rules"
Online health information and disease-risk tests can mislead, confuse and create 
needless anxiety, and governments should do more ensure the people who use them 
know what they are buying, experts said on Tuesday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52125120101012
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE69A50Z20101012

Andrew Marr attacks 'inadequate, pimpled and single' bloggers
Andrew Marr, the BBC political presenter, has dismissed bloggers as "inadequate, 
pimpled and single" loners who rant about the world from the safety of their 
mothers' basements.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8053717/Andrew-Marr-attacks-inadequate-pimpled-and-single-bloggers.html


Andrew Marr says bloggers are 'inadequate, pimpled and single'
The BBC's website has nearly 100 blogs and invites its readers to "have your 
say" on an enormous range of topics, from Westminster to the weather.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/oct/11/andrew-marr-bloggers

Disabled to get better web access
The UK government has outlined plans to improve public websites, upgrade 
equipment and provide better online content for disabled people.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11524233

Digital Agenda: household survey reveals more Europeans on-line but concerned 
about costs and security [news release]
Europeans are becoming increasingly "digital" according to a European Commission 
Eurobarometer survey which questioned 27,000 households throughout the EU on 
their use of internet, telephones and TV. More Europeans are subscribing to 
broadband internet and digital television in fixed-cost bundled 'packages'. 
Increased broadband take-up means even more Europeans are going online with 35% 
now using social networking websites. However, they have concerns about cost, 
quality of service and security, as well as online freedom. One fifth of fixed 
and mobile internet users reveal that they have experienced problems with 
blocked content and applications. The Commission's May 2010 Digital Agenda for 
Europe not only sets ambitious targets to bring broadband internet to all of 
Europe's citizens but also outlines measures to boost competition, trust and 
security (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/1328

A fifth of U.S. adults have engaged in video chats
Nearly 20 percent of all American adults have participated in a video call 
either online or on their mobile phone, according to a study released today by 
the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20019479-17.html

Video calling and video chat
Overview: Almost a fifth of American adults ? 19% ? have tried video calling 
either online or via their cell phones. These figures translate into 23% of 
internet users and 7% of cell phone owners who have participated in video calls, 
chats, or teleconferences.
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Video-chat.aspx

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German social networks wage virtual war on rightists
A group of web 2.0 communities in Germany has launched a campaign called "Social 
Networks against Nazis" in a bid to fight right-wing extremism on the Internet.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52152520101013

After Building an Audience, Twitter Turns to Ads
Twitter at last looks serious about making money. ?We feel like we've cracked 
the code on a new form of advertising, and we feel like we've got a hit on our 
hands,? Dick Costolo, Twitter's chief, said last week.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/business/media/11twitter.html

Japan has fewest digital friends
Malaysians have the most friends on their social networks, while Japanese users 
have the fewest. This is one of the findings of a large-scale research project, 
looking at online behaviour around the globe. It also found that digital sources 
are overtaking TV, radio and newspapers as the media channel of choice for 61% 
of the online population around the world.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11501625

73% of Toddlers Have Digital Footprint
Nearly three quarters (73 percent) of children under age 2 have some kind of 
digital footprint, such as online albums or e-mail addresses, says AVG.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3242748
http://www.pcworld.com/article/207361/.html

Rest of world leaving U.S. in social networking dust; China, Brazil among those 
blogging their way to digital dominance
Think you and your friends are well connected digitally? If you're in the United 
States, you just might want to think again.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9190478/Rest_of_world_leaving_U.S._in_social_networking_dust


Microsoft deepens Facebook ties in Web search battle
Microsoft Corp deepened its ties with social networking company Facebook on 
Wednesday, bolstering its fledgling Bing search engine to catch up with Google 
Inc.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE69C5NB20101014
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52173420101014

Facebook offers temporary log-ins for public computers
Facebook is launching one-time passwords in an effort to make it safer to log on 
to the social network from public computers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11535370

Facebook rolls out new security measures
Facebook announced new security controls Tuesday, including allowing the social 
networking site's account holders to use one-time passwords.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101013_6639.php

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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Kids who stare at screens have psych problems
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children spend two hours or 
less at a screen?either computer or television?a day. And, to a large extent, 
that advice has been supported by studies that show screen time associated with 
both sedentary behavior and some emotional problems.
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/10/screen-time-not-sitting-associated-with-psychological-problems.ars


Porn: not just a little harmless fun [Edited extract from Pornland: How Porn Has 
Hijacked Our Sexuality, by Gail Dines]
Over the years I have come to understand how and why my lectures to students on 
pornography stir up extreme emotions in men. What I do in my presentations is 
take the very images that users have viewed privately and with pleasure, and I 
project them on to a screen in a public forum.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/porn-not-just-a-little-harmless-fun/story-e6frg6zo-1225935783393


Porn has hijacked sexuality and is destroying men by Gail Dines
IN A recent radio interview the host suggested that since I didn't like porn, 
the solution was to not look at it. If only it was that easy to avoid. Many 
women I know don't look at porn, but this doesn't mean that they are not 
affected by it every day.
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/porn-has-hijacked-sexuality-and-is-destroying-men-20101013-16jy4.html


au: ACMA blocks more sites
THE Classification Board handled more than three times as many referrals to rate 
online content in the past year.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/acma-blocks-more-sites/story-fn4htb9o-1225938240747


au: Gillard committed to ISP filter plan
PRIME Minister Julia Gillard will push ahead with plans to introduce mandatory 
internet filters but the implementation date still remains unclear.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/gillard-committed-to-isp-filter-plan/story-fn4htb9o-1225938067670


au: Gillard backs controversial web filter [AFP]
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday renewed her backing for a 
controversial Internet filter, saying it was driven by a "moral question".
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/gillard-backs-controversial-web-filter-20101012-16hm0.html

http://news.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/gillard-backs-controversial-web-filter-20101012-16hm0.html

http://news.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/gillard-backs-controversial-web-filter-20101012-16hm0.html


Queensland Premier Anna Bligh speaks out on unsuitability of Facebook for 
pre-teens
PRE-TEENS should not be on Facebook, insists Queensland Premier Anna Bligh - and 
the social networking site needs to work harder at enforcing the 13-year age 
limit.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/queensland-premier-anna-bligh-speaks-out-on-unsuitability-of-facebook-for-pre-teens/story-e6frfro0-1225936721129


Viruses come to life in cyberbully site [AAP]
Slimy, creepy crawlies are the ugly image of cyberbullying in a new interactive 
website aimed at children in the years before high school.
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1379961/Viruses-come-to-life-in-cyberbully-site


nz: Photo requests prompt warning [Marlborough Express]
Police are warning girls in Marlborough not to send photos of themselves wearing 
shoes and socks through Facebook to a man who offers to top up their cellphone 
credit in exchange.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/south-island/4219304/Photo-requests-prompt-warning


Too much screen time bad for kids' behavior
As kids in the '80s, my twin brother and I were allowed to watch about an hour 
of TV a week, which we typically used up on Saturday morning cartoons and which 
resulted in near total pop culture illiteracy. The dedicated hour brought on 
such intense euphoria that one time, when our father fell through the kitchen 
floor and broke a few ribs (it was an old house), we looked at him, saw he was 
still alive, and went back to watching Bugs Bunny.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20019246-247.html

uk: Economic crisis could widen inequality
About a quarter of Pakistani men in Britain are taxi drivers, and a black person 
in England or Wales is five times as likely as a white person to be in jail -- 
two findings in a new report on fairness published on Monday. ... In schools, 
the report highlighted widespread homophobic abuse and a new trend of 
cyber-bullying.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKLNE69A01T20101011

Parenting, Part II: How closely should parents monitor teens online?
When my older son joined Facebook at age 13, the deal was that I'd have his 
password and would use it to check up on him every few days. Early on, I did 
catch a few inappropriate posts. Later, I had to remind him to tighten up his 
privacy settings. But now he's 16 and I'm checking less often. My online kid 
seems all right.
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-10-12-parent12_ST_N.htm

Bullycide Prevention: 3 Steps for Parents
The wave of shocking suicides by young adults, teens and tweens, who were 
allegedly being bullied and sexually harassed, have many parents, schools and 
communities reeling about how to stop the tide.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-macavinta/bullycide-prevention-3-st_b_756635.html


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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Irish court rules in favour of ISPs in piracy case
The High Court in Ireland has ruled that laws cutting off internet users who 
have illegally downloaded content cannot be enforced in the country.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11521949

Music industry dismayed by failure in Irish filesharing case
The process of pursuing and penalising illegal filesharers in Ireland has been 
thrown into uncertainty after a failed attempt by four of the world's largest 
record companies to legally enforce the "three strikes" rule.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/13/filesharing-ireland-high-court

French subsidy for music downloads gets EU nod
The government of France's strategy to combat illegal music downloads by 
contributing to the amount young people pay for them won European Union (EU) 
approval and praise for promoting cultural diversity.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52145420101012

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Facebook app downloads show unique 'bandwagon effect'
A study of the download rates of a set of apps for Facebook has shown how they 
follow an unusual "bandwagon effect".
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11523261

Apple Awarded a Patent To Prevent Texting "Objectionable Content"
Apple has been awarded a patent that can keep you from sending or receiving 
"objectionable" text-messages. The patent, filed in January of 2008 and approved 
today, will allow certain content to be filtered, based on parental controls.
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/apple_awarded_a_patent_to_prevent_texting_objectio.php


Google Pushes Android for India
Google is pushing to become a significant player in India's huge wireless 
industry. A range of little-known Indian handset makers will release low-cost 
devices that include the tech giant's Android operating system in coming months.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703794104575545963108615120.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/google-bets-on-cheap-handsets-in-india/story-e6frg90x-1225937524971


India sets Jan deadline for BlackBerry access-report
Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, has been given a new 
deadline of Jan. 31 by the Indian government for a final solution to get access 
to all its services, the Economic Times reported.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINBMA00859020101012

50% of second-hand mobile phones contain personal data
Consumers are unwittingly passing much of their most private personal data to 
strangers when they discard mobile phones, with intimate photos and credit card 
numbers and pins frequently left on handsets, according to new research.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/12/mobile-phones-personal-data

F.C.C. Wants to Stop Cellphone 'Bill Shock'
The Federal Communications Commission will propose rules on Thursday requiring 
mobile phone companies to alert customers by voice or text message when they are 
have reached monthly usage limits and are about to incur extra charges, the 
commission?s chairman said Tuesday.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/13/technology/13shock.html

Egypt sets new regulations on SMS services [AP]
Egypt's telecommunications regulator has set new rules for companies sending 
text messages to multiple mobile phones, in a move activists say will stifle 
efforts to mobilize voters ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39645252

Texting can be partial grounds for divorce: SKorea [AFP]
Sending romantic text messages to someone other than your spouse can be partial 
grounds for a divorce, a South Korean court has ruled.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/texting-can-be-partial-grounds-for-divorce-skorea-20101012-16hf1.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/texting-can-be-partial-grounds-for-divorce-skorea-20101012-16hf1.html


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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Commission proposes new EU cybercrime law
The European Commission wants to harmonise the laws of EU member states dealing 
with cyber-attacks. It wants to create a new Directive on attacks on information 
systems, it said in a statement.
http://out-law.com/page-11436

Europe to hold cybersecurity exercise next month [IDG]
The European Union is planning to hold a cybersecurity exercise across its 27 
member states next month, the start of what officials hope will be greater 
cooperation in defending computer networks.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364027/europe_hold_cybersecurity_exercise_next_month/


'CYBER EUROPE 2010' -the 1st pan-European CIIP exercise [news release]
The recent 'dry-run' of the 'Cyber Europe 2010' exercise has occurred; preparing 
the ground for the actual exercise. On Friday, 24th September, 'phase one', and 
a major milestone of the ?CYBER EUROPE 2010? -the first pan European exercise on 
CIIP ever -was successfully completed. This first phase included the training 
and a 'dry- run'.
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/news-items/2018cyber-europe-20102019-the-1st-pan-european-ciip-exercise-phase-one


UK infrastructure faces cyber threat, says GCHQ chief
The UK's critical infrastructure - such as power grids and emergency services - 
faces a "real and credible" threat of cyber attack, the head of GCHQ says.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11528371

uk: Terrorist cyber attacks are a growing threat to the nation, says GCHQ chief
Cyber attacks pose a threat that "goes to the heart of our economic well-being 
and national interest," the head of GCHQ said last night.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8060641/Terrorist-cyber-attacks-are-a-growing-threat-to-the-nation-says-GCHQ-chief.html


Cyber attack is 'credible' threat [Press Association]
Britain's critical national infrastructure faces a "real and credible" threat of 
cyber attack, the head of the UK's electronic spying agency has warned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/feedarticle/9308989

Britain faces 'real and credible' cyber threat [AFP]
Britain faces the threat of cyber attacks from hostile states and criminals 
which could damage its critical infrastructure, the head of the country's 
electronic spying agency warned Wednesday.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/britain-faces-real-and-credible-cyber-threat-20101013-16ind.html


UK says it gets hit by 1,000 cyber attacks monthly
British government computer networks are targeted by some 1,000 attacks a month, 
one of the country's top spies said in comments published Wednesday, adding that 
officials may consider investing in using cyberwarfare techniques to deter their 
online enemies.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/13/AR2010101302147.html


Shrinking brains trust risks cyber defence
Australia's cybersecurity capabilities may be at risk due to a lack of 
PhD-qualified professionals.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/shrinking-brains-trust-risks-cyber-defence-339306539.htm

Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
Under a constant canopy of low-flying nuclear-capable B-52s, the brand new 
Cyber-Innovation Center in the shadow of Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier 
City, La., provided the perfect setting for the Pentagon's latest cyber 
challenge ? a public- and private-sector exchange focused on leveraging ?the art 
of the possible? in a cyber war game setting. Unlike the war-games or exercises 
prepared for by Barksdale's nuclear strike force ? the Global Strike Command ? 
these cyber war games, held in September, help prepare America for a different 
type of battle altogether.
http://fcw.com/articles/2010/10/12/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx

Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery
Six months after Web traffic involving popular U.S. sites and e-mail from 
computers around the globe was re-directed to Chinese servers unnecessarily, 
Internet watchers are trying to figure out why it happened and how to prevent 
future mishaps. In at least two instances since mid-March, large amounts of 
traffic on the Internet have been routed to China in circumstances still 
shrouded in mystery, Rodney Joffe, senior technologist at DNS (Domain Name 
System) registry Neustar, told CNET in an interview this week.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20019093-245.html

us: Feds are behind on DNSSEC -- and that's a good thing
Less than 40 percent of federal domains have deployed the secure version of DNS, 
but government is helping develop industry expertise by serving as a guinea pig
http://www.infoworld.com/t/dns/feds-are-behind-dnssec-and-thats-good-thing-427

au: Cyber 'strikes' up 250% [AAP]
Australia's top electronic spy unit says the country's military networks are 
under siege from soaring levels of cyber strikes by foreign intelligence 
agencies.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/cyber-strikes-up-250-339306510.htm

EU Agency analysis of ?Stuxnet? malware: a paradigm shift in threats and 
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection [news release]
The EU ?cyber security? Agency ENISA, i.e. the European Network and Information 
Security Agency, has produced an initial comment and brief, high level analysis 
of the recent ?Stuxnet? attacks; on its importance, and its technical 
implications for Europe. The Agency considers ?Stuxnet? a paradigm shift, and 
warns that similar attacks may occur. It argues that Europe should reconsider 
its protection measures for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection 
(CIIP).
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/eu-agency-analysis-of-2018stuxnet2019-malware-a-paradigm-shift-in-threats-and-critical-information-infrastructure-protection-1


DHS Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is asking Americans to take 
responsibility for their own online safety and encourage others to do the same 
through a new cybersecurity awareness campaign.
http://www.darkreading.com/security/government/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=227701105


Reforming Nigeria's '419' email scammers
The most foolish argument I've heard from the never-ending efforts to discourage 
young Nigerians from cybercrime is that money isn't everything.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/TECH/web/10/12/nigeria.email.scams/

Microsoft warns on botnets amid biggest ever security release
Over the past six months Microsoft cleaned more than 6.5m computer botnet 
infections ? more than double the same period last year, according to the 
company's biannual Security Intelligence Report (SIRv9) released on Wednesday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/2010/oct/13/microsoft-security-botnets-fixes


Two million US PCs recruited to botnets
The US leads the world in numbers of Windows PCs that are part of botnets, 
reveals a report. More than 2.2 million US PCs were found to be part of botnets, 
networks of hijacked home computers, in the first six months of 2010, it said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11531657

SMS safer than online, says industry leader
SMS technology could provide simpler options for government compliance and would 
be easier to implement than online systems that rely on 3G connections, a mobile 
industry leader has claimed.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/364310/sms_safer_than_online_says_industry_leader/


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PRIVACY
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Facebook keeps 'deleted' user photos for years
Even if you delete incriminating photos on your Facebook profile, the company is 
keeping them accessible to anyone online for up to 30 months.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-keeps-deleted-user-photos-for-years-20101013-16j1x.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-keeps-deleted-user-photos-for-years-20101013-16j1x.html


Bruce Schneier warns 'profits killing personal privacy'
Personal privacy is in danger of being killed off by the profit-making motives 
of firms which hold our data, security expert Bruce Schneier has warned.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11524041

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CENSORSHIP
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Chinese reformers push on censorship
A group of veteran reformers in China?s Communist party has demanded that the 
country dismantle its elaborate censorship apparatus, an appeal for accelerated 
political reform which Beijing quickly moved to silence.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/75308952-d608-11df-94dc-00144feabdc0.html

us: A Shift on the First Amendment and Internet Speech
William Shakespeare would have liked Justice Stephen Breyer. At oral argument, 
Breyer does not just hurl tendentious questions at hapless counsel. Like Hamlet, 
he likes to hear himself think.
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2010/10/a-shift-on-the-first-amendment-and-internet-speech/64351/


Tajikistan blocks Internet sites amid unrest: sources [AFP]
Tajikistan has ordered local Internet providers to block access to three leading 
regional news websites amid growing Islamist unrest in the east of the country, 
sources said on Monday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/tajikistan-blocks-internet-sites-amid-unrest-sources-20101012-16gab.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/tajikistan-blocks-internet-sites-amid-unrest-sources-20101012-16gab.html


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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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NZ Government to review 'wild west' internet
Justice Minister Simon Power has ordered a review into the "wild west" of the 
internet, he announced today.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/4233501/Government-to-review-wild-west-internet


Joint statement from all the Negotiating parties to ACTA [news release]
The 11th and final round of the negotiations for the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade 
Agreement (ACTA) was concluded successfully in Tokyo, Japan on October 2. The 
Government of Japan hosted the negotiations. Participants in the negotiations 
included Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU) represented by the European 
Commission and the EU Presidency (Belgium) and the EU Member States, Japan, 
Korea, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland and the United 
States of America.
http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=623

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Google invests in $5bn wind-power superhighway
The Atlantic Wind Connection Project will serve 1.9m homes from New Jersey to 
Virginia with electricity from dozens of offshore windfarms
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/12/google-invests-wind-power-superhighway


Google to Fund Offshore Power Project
Google Inc. and two other companies pledged to invest tens of millions of 
dollars in a new offshore wind-energy project that, if completed, could allow 
1.9 million households to obtain energy from turbines off the East Coast.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703440004575547381873787098.html

Web design company celebrates history of NZ internet
Wellington web-design agency Heyday, formerly known as Doubleclique, has 
launched a web-video and text project aimed at celebrating New Zealand?s 
internet, by looking at its evolution and benefits from the standpoint of users.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/web-design-company-celebrates-history-of-nz-internet


Wellington Council wi-fi free ? but with conditions
The free wi-fi service planned by the Wellington City Council (WCC) for the 
central city may have data volume caps, be censored and possibly be restricted 
to a limited number of destination websites.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/wellington-council-wifi-free-but-with-conditions


Web design company celebrates history of NZ internet
Wellington web-design agency Heyday, formerly known as Doubleclique, has 
launched a web-video and text project aimed at celebrating New Zealand?s 
internet, by looking at its evolution and benefits from the standpoint of users.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/web-design-company-celebrates-history-of-nz-internet


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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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uk: Telcos fail to notify disabled users of services, finds Ofcom
Telecoms companies do not do enough to tell users with disabilities what 
facilities are available for them, research by regulator Ofcom has found. The 
telecoms and media regulator conducted 'mystery shopper' tests and found UK 
networks lacking.
http://out-law.com/page-11438

nz: Broadband plan parties closer on Telecom split
Telecom, its competitors and the Government appear in broad agreement about what 
would need to happen for Telecom to separate into two companies in order to 
participate in the Government's ultrafast broadband scheme.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/business/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/4225700/Broadband-plan-parties-closer-on-Telecom-split


nz: Minister rejects Telecom's initial request for relief, offers compromise
ICT Minister Steven Joyce has rejected Telecom?s latest ? and most substantial ? 
request to be let off some of its more onerous commitments under operational 
separation and has instead offered a compromise solution.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/minister-rejects-telecoms-request-for-relief-offers-compromise


nz: Labour spanner in UFB initiative
Labour has thrown a spanner into the Government's $1.3 billion ultrafast 
broadband initiative.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative

http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/business/national-business/4230288/Labour-spanner-in-UFB-initiative


nz: Labour against proposed changes to Telco Act
Labour will oppose any changes to the Telecommunications Act that would remove 
regulatory control for broadband pricing from the government?s $1.5 billion 
Ultra Fast Broadband plan.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/labour-against-proposed-changes-to-telco-act


us: Debate Rages Over Broadband Regulation
Key congressional telecom staffers said Tuesday they believe Congress should 
address issues related to the FCC's authority over broadband but they broke down 
along party lines as to how quickly lawmakers need to act.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/debate-rages-over-broadband-re.php


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