[DNS] domain name news - 11 November

[DNS] domain name news - 11 November

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:26:47 -0800 (PST)
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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ICANN Board Votes to Enhance New gTLDs Competition
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09nov10-en.htm

The Wall between Registries and Registrars Comes Tumbling Down
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/11/the-wall-between-registries-and-registrars-comes-tumbling-down/


Vertical Integration for New gTLD Applicants? TICK!
http://www.ausregistry.com/blog/?p=609

ICANN Votes To Allow Cross Ownership Of Registries, Registrars
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/icann-votes-to-allow-cross-own.php


.nxt Conference To Discuss Everything On gTLD Expansion
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12762

Disspain joins ICANN board
http://www.itwire.com/it-people-news/people/42995-disspain-joins-icann-board

Colombian domain challenges .com
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11720728

.CO Passes 600,000 Registrations With Big Goals
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12761

European cyber defences 'must improve', tests show
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11726671

Europe hobbled by lack of cyber-contact knowledge
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/11/10/europe-hobbled-by-lack-of-cyber-contact-knowledge-40090823/


Interim findings of CYBER EUROPE 2010; a successful ?cyber stress test? for 
Europe [news release]
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/cyber-europe-2010-a-successful-2019cyber-stress-test2019-for-europe


Australia, US aim for cyber shields, not weapons
http://www.zdnet.com.au/oz-us-aim-for-cyber-shields-not-weapons-339307113.htm

au: Lord mayor takes club hours battle to Keneally
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/lord-mayor-takes-club-hours-battle-to-keneally-20101109-17m2i.html


au: Yola, Inc. v. Aaron John Peter Johnson / Aaron Johnson - result: transfer
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2010-0017


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GOVERNANCE
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Changes to International Internet Control by Paul Budde
It was inevitable that the Internet would slowly be brought under the management 
of the United Nations. The ITU's Plenipotentiary 2010 conference in Mexico 
accepted a Russian resolution confirming the ITU's application for the 
international management of the Internet. The ITU membership agreed to a study 
to investigate how the ITU could best become involved, and what changes were 
needed to its constitution to make this work.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101110_changes_to_international_internet_control/


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ICANN Board Votes to Enhance New gTLD Competition New gTLD Registrars and 
Registries will Compete for the Benefit of Consumers
ICANN?s Board of Directors has voted to allow new gTLD registries to own 
registrars, while opting not to create new rules prohibiting registrars from 
applying for or operating new gTLD registries.
http://icann.org/en/news/releases/release-09nov10-en.pdf

ICANN Board Votes to Enhance New gTLDs Competition
ICANN's Board of Directors voted to allow new gTLD registries to own registrars, 
opting not to create new rules prohibiting registrars from applying for or 
operating new gTLD registries.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-09nov10-en.htm

Public Comment: Proposed Bylaws Amendments on Board Member Term Transitions
The Board Review Working Group (BRWG), in its final report, recommended that the 
current timing of appointments to the Board be altered so that all incoming 
Board members are sat at an ICANN Public Meeting. Currently, only Board members 
appointed by the Nominating Committee are seated at a Public Meeting. The BRWG 
recommendation would facilitate the seating of Board members selected by the 
ICANN Supporting Organizations and the At-Large Community occur at a mid-year 
Public Meeting (Meeting) to facilitate Board member transition. Presently, these 
Board seats transition in between public meetings; the BRWG recommendation will 
allow for a more orderly, face-to-face transition.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-08nov10-en.htm

Public Comment: Proposed Bylaws Amendment to Create a Non-Voting Chair-Elect to 
the Nominating Committee
Explanation/Background: On 28 October 2010, the Board approved in principle the 
recommendation of the Board?s NomCom Review Finalization Working Group that the 
Board identify a non-voting Chair-Elect to the Nominating Committee, to serve 
for a year in the Nominating Committee prior to be appointed as Chair.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10nov10-en.htm

The Wall between Registries and Registrars Comes Tumbling Down
The ICANN Board has just voted to get rid of all co-ownership restrictions 
between registries and registrars. This is major news, with far-reaching 
consequences. ... This is the only principled decision the ICANN Board could 
have come to, and they deserve a lot of credit for doing it. By ?principled,? I 
mean taking ICANN?s stated institutional principles and following them to their 
logical conclusion.
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/11/the-wall-between-registries-and-registrars-comes-tumbling-down/


Vertical Integration for New gTLD Applicants? TICK!
In a major announcement hot off the ICANN Press, the Board has voted to 
eliminate all restrictions on the cross ownership of New gTLDs by Registrars. In 
a major surprise for many industry participants, this decision is a significant 
decision by the Board and will undoubtedly be a hot topic at the next ICANN 
Conference in Cartagena in December.
http://www.ausregistry.com/blog/?p=609

ICANN Votes To Allow Cross Ownership Of Registries, Registrars
The group that manages the Internet's address system Wednesday announced changes 
that would allow the firms or organizations that operate the databases of new 
top-level domain names to also own the companies that sell Internet address 
registrations to the public.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/icann-votes-to-allow-cross-own.php


Vertical Integration of gTLDs Registries and Registrars Now Permitted by Elisa 
Cooper
While many were expecting a decision of strict Registry/Registrar separation, in 
an unexpected ruling, it was announced that ICANN will not restrict 
cross-ownership between Registries and Registrars. While the current set of 
agreements prohibits Registries from acquiring Registrars, they do not prohibit 
Registrars from applying for or operating TLDs. The Board Resolutions also made 
note of the fact that while individually negotiated contracts have included 
restrictions on Registry ownership of Registrars, cross-ownership provisions 
have varied over time and no formal "policy" on this topic has ever been 
recommended by the GNSO or adopted by ICANN.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101110_vertical_integration_of_gtlds_registries_registrars_now_permitted/


ICANN drops the bomb ? registries can buy registrars
ICANN has just authorized the biggest shake-up of the domain name industry in a 
decade, lifting all the major cross-ownership restrictions on registrars and 
registries.
http://domainincite.com/icann-drops-the-bomb-?-registries-can-buy-registrars/

First reactions to ICANN?s VI bombshell
Shortly before 8am UTC today, ICANN announced that it plans to blur the lines 
between domain name registries and registrars by eliminating cross-ownership 
restrictions and enabling vertical integration of the two functions.
http://domainincite.com/first-reactions-to-icanns-vi-bombshell/

.nxt Conference To Discuss Everything On gTLD Expansion
The expansion of top level domains (TLDs) is the focus of an upcoming conference 
in San Francisco in February 2011. The .nxt conference is aimed to discuss the 
proliferation of new generic TLDs and examine all aspects of this new piece of 
internet infrastructure from applying for a gTLD and running the necessary 
technical systems to finding investors, marketing and differentiating the new 
extension.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12762
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/11/11/nxt-conference-to-discuss-everything-on-gtld-expansion/


Trademark clearinghouse signs up 40 registrars
The ClearingHouse for Intellectual Property, CHIP, is signing up one or two 
domain name registrars to its system every day, according to its chief 
architect, attorney Bart Lieben.
http://domainincite.com/trademark-clearinghouse-signs-up-40-registrars/

Arab League calls for ICANN recognition
Back in September, I reported that the League of Arab States had asked ICANN to 
officially recognize the Arab region, in a letter from its secretary-general, 
Amre Moussa.
http://domainincite.com/correction-arab-league-calls-for-icann-recognition/

New TLD firms to ICANN: ?Get on with it?
A number of prospective domain name registries have called on ICANN to shorten 
the window for its first round of new top-level domain applications.
http://domainincite.com/new-tld-firms-to-icann-get-on-with-it/

Will the new TLD guidebook provide answers?
ICANN is due to publish an Applicant Guidebook for new top-level domain 
registries tomorrow, and there are still big question marks over its contents.
http://domainincite.com/will-the-new-tld-guidebook-provide-answers/

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Disspain joins ICANN board
The CEO of .au Domain Administration (auDA) has been elected to the board of 
ICANN. Chris Disspain will take up the seat in June 2011.
http://www.itwire.com/it-people-news/people/42995-disspain-joins-icann-board

Net growth of domain names reached 1,069 in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has registered 3,272 domain names since the beginning of the year.
http://abc.az/eng/news/main/49316.html

CIRA to engage Canadians on the role of the Internet in their lives
In November 2010, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) will host 
a series of consultations across Canada on how Canadians view the role of the 
Internet in their lives and the economy.
http://www.cira.ca/cira-to-engage-canadians-on-the-role-of-the-internet-in-their-lives/


Colombian domain challenges .com
A domain name owned by the Colombian government is proving popular in the 
increasingly crowded space of web addresses. ... Since being launched in July, 
the .co domain name has attracted nearly 600,000 registrations and is being seen 
as a challenger to .com.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11720728

.CO Passes 600,000 Registrations With Big Goals
As the .CO ccTLD continues its impressive growth in registrations, the registrar 
.CO Internet has breathlessly claimed .CO is challenging .COM.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=12761
http://www.domainpulse.com/2010/11/10/co-passes-600000-registrations-with-big-goals/

http://www.domainnews.com/en/co-passes-600000-registrations-with-big-goals.html

Afilias Announces Winners of the 2010 .INFO Awards [news release]
Today, Afilias announced the winner of its 2010 .INFO Awards Program. The Awards 
Program highlighted some of the best .INFO sites of 2010 and awarded the top 
three .INFO sites with cash prizes totaling over US$15,000.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/11/08/afilias-announces-winners-2010-info-awards

http://www.info.info/news/2010/11/08/afilias-announces-winners-2010-info-awards

Russians can now register sites in .ru zone
Domain name registration, in the first Cyrillic Internet zone will start at noon 
today. So, getting an address on the Internet in Russian, is now possible for 
every Russian.
http://english.ruvr.ru/2010/11/11/33230419.html

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European cyber defences 'must improve', tests show
Europe needs to do more to prepare itself for cyber attacks, an EU report has 
concluded. The judgement follows a simulation of how member states would deal 
with a sustained attack on their networks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11726671

Europe hobbled by lack of cyber-contact knowledge
European member states did not perform well at providing key communications 
information in a recent simulated cyberattack, according to interim findings.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/11/10/europe-hobbled-by-lack-of-cyber-contact-knowledge-40090823/

http://www.zdnetasia.com/europe-hobbled-by-lack-of-cyber-contact-knowledge-62204365.htm


Interim findings of CYBER EUROPE 2010; a successful ?cyber stress test? for 
Europe [news release]
Interim findings of CYBER EUROPE 2010, the First Pan-European Cyber Security 
Exercise; a successful ?cyber stress test? for Europe.
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/cyber-europe-2010-a-successful-2019cyber-stress-test2019-for-europe


UK needs cyberattack capability, says defence minister
The UK needs to have the capability to attack in response to cyber-assaults on 
critical national infrastructure, according to defence minister Nick Harvey.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/security-bullet-in-10000166/uk-needs-cyberattack-capability-says-defence-minister-10021019/


us: Observers recommend broader role for government in cybersecurity
Public service campaigns to promote safe Web surfing and developing best 
practices for fending off cyberattacks are not constructive activities for the 
government, a panel of cybersecurity experts told Federal Communications 
Commission officials on Friday.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101108_4659.php
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/experts-urge-broader-role-for.php


Australia, US aim for cyber shields, not weapons
In an interview yesterday, Australian Minister of Defence Stephen Smith said 
that Australia will be taking a defensive stance towards cybersecurity.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/oz-us-aim-for-cyber-shields-not-weapons-339307113.htm
http://www.zdnetasia.com/australia-us-aim-for-cyber-shields-not-weapons-62204305.htm


UK Defence Minister Nick Harvey to set out cyber battle
Defence Minister Nick Harvey is due to highlight the cyber attack threat facing 
Britain in a speech to a leading think tank.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11715177

Internet policing hinges on transnational cyber crime
China, as a major victim of computer hacking, urgently needs to collaborate with 
the United States to combat cyber crime, an official of the Ministry of Public 
Security said on Tuesday.
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7194523.html

Kaminsky To Release 'Phreebird' For Easy DNSSEC
Renowned researcher Dan Kaminsky tomorrow at Black Hat Abu Dhabi will release a 
free toolkit that lets organizations test-drive DNSSEC deployment and also 
demonstrates his claims that the protocol is simple to implement.
http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228200646


Afilias improves security for .IN Domain with DNSSEC
Afilias ... announced that it has enabled Domain Name System Security Extensions 
(DNSSEC) for the .IN country code top-level domain (TLD) for the country of 
India, improving global security for this domain which houses over 700,000 .IN 
domains.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/11/09/afilias-improves-security-domain-dnssec

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au: Lord mayor takes club hours battle to Keneally
Sydney's lord mayor, Clover Moore, has urged the Premier, Kristina Keneally, not 
to bow to pressure from the hotels lobby and revoke a council planning proposal 
to crack down on the trading hours of pubs and clubs. ... The Herald reported on 
Monday a group of venue owners and promoters had launched an anonymous campaign 
via the website nannastate.com.au against the proposals. The site portrays Cr 
Moore as a wicked witch who is trying to ''close Sydney at midnight''. The 
domain name is registered to George Mihailovski, the former promoter of DCM 
nightclub. The council already has received more than 2000 emails objecting to 
the changes.
http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/lord-mayor-takes-club-hours-battle-to-keneally-20101109-17m2i.html


Dallas Cowboys Forget to Renew Team Web Site
As if Sunday wasn?t bad enough, as 19.4 million people watched the Dallas 
Cowboys get blown out by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football, there 
was a behind-the-scenes scramble in the early morning hours that day to make 
sure the team renewed the registration of its Web site.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/40091955

au: Yola, Inc. v. Aaron John Peter Johnson / Aaron Johnson - result: transfer
... From these facts, the Panel considers that it is improbable that the 
Respondent would not have been aware of the Complainant and its name or mark 
when it obtained registration of the disputed domain name in April 2009. It is 
difficult to avoid the impression that the Respondent registered the disputed 
domain name for the purposes described in paragraph 4(b)(iv) of the Policy which 
are: that the Respondent has used the disputed domain name to intentionally 
attempt to attract, for commercial gain, Internet users to the Respondent?s web 
site, by creating a likelihood of confusion with the Complainant?s name or mark.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2010-0017

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Elliot Silver Launches Domain Q&A Site DomainQuestions.com
Elliot Silver of ElliotsBlog.com launched a new site for the domain name 
industry today ? DomainQuestions.com. The site makes it easy for domainers to 
ask questions and get answers from the community, including Elliot himself.
http://domainnamewire.com/2010/11/10/elliot-silver-launches-domain-qa-site-domainquestions-com/


Should Poker Companies Shift .NET to .CO?
If you watched the World Series of Poker (or any professional poker tournament 
on television for that matter), you?ve probably seen all the big poker companies 
imploring wannabe poker players to visit their .NET websites instead of the 
flagship .COM sites.
http://www.elliotsblog.com/should-poker-companies-shift-net-to-co-9841

Domain strategies for successful online marketing
The right domain name can change the game for your business. Sedo presents tips, 
tricks, and insight for developing a domain strategy that works for your 
company.
http://www.imediaconnection.com/summits/coverage/27996.asp

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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News in the Internet Age: New Trends in News Publishing
The economics of news production and distribution is in a state of radical 
change. After very profitable years, newspaper publishers in most OECD countries 
face declining advertising revenues and significant reductions in titles and 
circulation. About 20 out of 30 OECD countries face declining newspaper 
readership, which is now at its lowest among younger people.
http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?sf1=identifiers&st1=932010031P1

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Internet and mobile web use on the increase
Three in four Australians have the internet at home, with two-thirds connected 
to broadband, new figures from the media regulator reveal.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/internet-and-mobile-web-use-on-the-increase/story-e6frg996-1225952108394


ACMA research highlights increased internet use
New research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 
suggests that Australians are embracing the digital economy, with growth in the 
volume of data downloaded and online activities since June 2009.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/367710/acma_research_highlights_increased_internet_use/

http://www.cio.com.au/article/367710/acma_research_highlights_increased_internet_use/

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/367710/acma_research_highlights_increased_internet_use/


ACMA: Australians getting online in record numbers
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is reporting record 
levels of Internet users getting online with social media like Facebook becoming 
a driving force.
http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/367706/acma_australians_getting_online_record_numbers/


Increased internet use underpinning Australians' engagement with the digital 
economy [news release]
Research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority shows that 
Australians are embracing the digital economy, with big increases in the volume 
of data downloaded, time spent online and activities undertaken online.
http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_312357

26% of web users prefer online chats to time with friends
More than a quarter (26 percent) of web users spend more time online 
communicating with their friends than in person, says Yazino.
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=3247891&
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/367417/26_web_users_prefer_online_chats_time_friends/


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au: Pressure on Facebook after tributes sites vandalised
Facebook will come under immense pressure from state and federal governments to 
do more to stamp out widespread incidents of grotesque vandalism of tribute 
pages for young people who have died.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/pressure-on-facebook-after-tributes-sites-vandalised-20101110-17ml4.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/pressure-on-facebook-after-tributes-sites-vandalised-20101110-17ml4.html

http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/pressure-on-facebook-after-tributes-sites-vandalised-20101110-17ml4.html


Facebook Urges User Responsibility
After a company fired an employee for criticizing her supervisor on Facebook, 
among other reasons, the social media giant has weighed in saying that users 
must take responsibility for their online actions.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/facebook-urges-user-responsibi.php


Web Browsing Takes a Social Turn
Silicon Valley is awash in tales of the ?PayPal Mafia,? the tight-knit group of 
PayPal alumni who have helped one another start and finance a crop of new 
companies.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/technology/08browser.html

Facebook and Google in data sharing spat
Facebook has responded to Google's decision to block the export of contact 
information from Gmail by offering users a work-around solution.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11717448

Google waging talent war with Facebook
Google Inc, which is facing an increasing threat from Facebook for Web surfers' 
time online, is fighting Facebook for engineering talent as well.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52827020101111

Ghoulish Facebook vandals mock Aus law
Facebook tribute pages of the Melbourne teenager who died yesterday and the 
family murdered in South Australia have been defaced with vulgar messages and 
sickening photographs.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/ghoulish-facebook-vandals-mock-australian-laws-20101109-17lku.html

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/ghoulish-facebook-vandals-mock-australian-laws-20101109-17lku.html


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INTERPOL launches Internet crime prevention tool to block online access to child 
abuse material [news release]
INTERPOL has launched an international initiative which will see the world 
police body provide a list of Internet domains containing severe child sexual 
abuse content to Internet Access Service Providers (ASPs) voluntarily 
participating in the scheme to reduce the availability of such material on the 
Web. Under the scheme, Internet users attempting to access severe child abuse 
material on the web will be re-directed away, either to an INTERPOL stop page or 
to an error page.
http://www.interpol.int/Public/ICPO/PressReleases/PR2010/PR080.asp

Interpol offers "worst of" list to Australian ISPs
Australian authorities have welcomed an INTERPOL initiative to provide a list of 
Internet domains containing severe child sexual abuse content to Internet 
Service Providers (ISPs) voluntarily participating in a scheme to reduce the 
availability of such material on the Web.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/238055,interpol-offers-worst-of-list-to-australian-isps.aspx

http://www.crn.com.au/News/238055,interpol-offers-worst-of-list-to-australian-isps.aspx


uk: Police had 'serious doubts' about child porn database evidence
Police had ?serious doubts? about the quality of evidence that led to the 
conviction of thousands of men for looking at child pornography online, it is 
claimed.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8124277/Police-had-serious-doubts-about-child-porn-database-evidence.html


uk: Case could clear names of hundreds of men accused of child pornography
Hundreds of men who say they were wrongly accused of child pornography offences 
could have their names cleared after a case to be heard in the court of appeal 
tomorrow.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/nov/10/child-pornography-accused-could-be-cleared


uk: Ceop sees a rise in children reporting problems on net
The police unit that protects children while they are on the internet says there 
has been a large increase in the number of reports it has received.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11700219

ie/uk: New child protection scheme hailed
A new cross-border child protection scheme for Ireland north and south has been 
hailed as a world first. Northern Ireland Assembly health minister Michael 
McGimpsey and Irish Government minister for children Barry Andrews have launched 
the new online project in Newry. The North South Child Protection Hub will allow 
professionals to share a wealth of expertise including court judgments, serious 
case reviews plus details on policies and best practice.
http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/national-news/new-child-protection-scheme-hailed-2414818.html


ie/uk: New child protection internet facility
The Government and the Stormont Executive have launched a new online child 
protection internet facility. The resource, believed to be the first of its 
kind, will be available for use by child protection professionals in the 
Republic and Northern Ireland.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1110/children.html

ie/uk: Ireland-wide Child Protection Hub On-line
Ireland-wide Child Protection Hub On-lineThe task of protecting children from 
on-line 'predators' has gone all-Ireland with news of an new initiative. The 
Stormont Social Services Minister and the D?il Minister for Children and Youth 
Affairs have launched a new on-line child protection Internet resource.
http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern_ireland_news.asp?id=119004

ie/uk: Cross border internet child protection scheme launched
A new cross border internet child protection resource has been launched that 
aims to provide an online facility for child protection professionals in which 
they can access vital information. The ?North South Child Protection Hub? has 
been set up in order to provide child protection professionals with a facility 
that is updated daily and provides a range of issues for staff working with 
children, including court judgments, detailed case reviews and details on 
policies and best practice.
http://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/item/18868-cross-border-internet-child

nz: Cyber safety organisaton advoctes text-blocking
Cyber safety organisation Netsafe hopes other telecommunication companies will 
follow Vodafone's lead in introducing a new text-blocking service.
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/61347/cyber-safety-organisaton-advoctes-text-blocking


Electronic dating violence is ugly reality for teens
In a survey of kids ages 11 to 18, one in 20 boys admits to having uploaded or 
shared a humiliating or harassing photo of their romantic partner online. 
Roughly 10 percent of both boys and girls claim to have received a threatening 
cell-phone message from a romantic partner. Teens are using their ever-present 
technology for such maliciousness that a new term had to be coined for it: 
"electronic dating violence."
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/10/26/5356424-electronic-dating-violence-is-ugly-reality-for-teens


us: Government help to stopping bullies
Schools, colleges and universities across the country recently received a letter 
from the Department of Education to support educators in combating bullying, 
particularly as it applies to discrimination issues. There also are plans for a 
national summit next year.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2013377488_webbully11.html

us: Children's Digital Privacy Issues Stir Emotions
Privacy experts traded barbs Tuesday during a tense panel discussion on the 
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which revealed just how difficult 
legislating privacy issues can be.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/childrens-digital-privacy-issu.php


Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook by Danah Boyd
Sometimes, when I?m in the field, I find teens who have strategies for managing 
their online presence that are odd at first blush but make complete sense when 
you understand the context in which they operate. These teens use innovative 
approaches to leverage the technology to meet personal goals. Let me explain two 
that caught my attention this week.
http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/archives/2010/11/08/risk-reduction-strategies-on-facebook.html


Amazon under fire over paedophile manual [AFP]
Online retail giant Amazon is under fire for selling a self-published digital 
book called The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/11/3063270.htm

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Battling over the future of TV
When AT&T last week had to renew its contract with Scripps, the owner of popular 
lifestyle shows such as Rachael Ray and "House Hunters," it made a demand that 
the media company thought went too far: Exclusive rights to broadcast the 
content on iPads and other mobile devices.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/09/AR2010110903411.html


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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Billions at stake in the smartphone patent wars
When a dauntingly technical lawsuit thumped onto the tables of a small district 
court in Wisconsin today, the global mobile phone industry sat up and took 
notice.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/09/smartphone-patent-wars

Leading mobile phone makers lose market share
The world's leading mobile phone makers are losing market share to non-brand 
manufacturers, according to research.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11725411

Nokia hit by no-brand vendors success -Gartner
Nokia and other established handset makers are quickly losing global market 
share to a push by Chinese no-brand vendors into emerging markets, research firm 
Gartner said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6A921S20101110
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52802720101110

Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Phone Sales Grew 35 Percent in Third Quarter 2010; 
Smartphone Sales Increased 96 Percent [news release]
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled 417 million units in the third 
quarter of 2010, a 35 percent increase from the third quarter of 2009, according 
to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales grew 96 percent from the third quarter last 
year, and smartphones accounted for 19.3 percent of overall mobile phone sales 
in the third quarter of 2010.
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1466313

Content producers should contribute to mobile internet costs, says O2 chief
Consumer fees alone are not enough to pay for the infrastructure needed to 
deliver content to mobile phones, according to O2 chief executive Ronan Dunne, 
hinting at an erosion of the principle known as network neutrality.
http://out-law.com/page-11537

Nokia takes back control of Symbian software
Nokia Oyj will assume full control of the Symbian operating system, retaking 
management of a key asset which it had given to the open source community to run 
only a few years ago.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52753320101108
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6A737420101108

Motorola Mobility sues Microsoft over patents
Motorola Inc intensified a legal battle over intellectual property with 
Microsoft Corp on Wednesday, accusing the software company of infringing 16 of 
its patents.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52826720101111

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Women most likely to fall for internet scams
Professional women aged 25-34 are most likely to fall victim of online scams, 
according to new research published today.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/nov/10/internet-scam-female-victims

European cyber defences 'must improve', tests show
Europe needs to do more to prepare itself for cyber attacks, an EU report has 
concluded. The judgement follows a simulation of how member states would deal 
with a sustained attack on their networks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11726671

Europe hobbled by lack of cyber-contact knowledge
European member states did not perform well at providing key communications 
information in a recent simulated cyberattack, according to interim findings.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/11/10/europe-hobbled-by-lack-of-cyber-contact-knowledge-40090823/

http://www.zdnetasia.com/europe-hobbled-by-lack-of-cyber-contact-knowledge-62204365.htm


Interim findings of CYBER EUROPE 2010; a successful ?cyber stress test? for 
Europe [news release]
Interim findings of CYBER EUROPE 2010, the First Pan-European Cyber Security 
Exercise; a successful ?cyber stress test? for Europe.
http://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/cyber-europe-2010-a-successful-2019cyber-stress-test2019-for-europe


UK needs cyberattack capability, says defence minister
The UK needs to have the capability to attack in response to cyber-assaults on 
critical national infrastructure, according to defence minister Nick Harvey.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/security-bullet-in-10000166/uk-needs-cyberattack-capability-says-defence-minister-10021019/


us: Observers recommend broader role for government in cybersecurity
Public service campaigns to promote safe Web surfing and developing best 
practices for fending off cyberattacks are not constructive activities for the 
government, a panel of cybersecurity experts told Federal Communications 
Commission officials on Friday.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101108_4659.php
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/experts-urge-broader-role-for.php


Australia, US aim for cyber shields, not weapons
In an interview yesterday, Australian Minister of Defence Stephen Smith said 
that Australia will be taking a defensive stance towards cybersecurity.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/oz-us-aim-for-cyber-shields-not-weapons-339307113.htm
http://www.zdnetasia.com/australia-us-aim-for-cyber-shields-not-weapons-62204305.htm


UK Defence Minister Nick Harvey to set out cyber battle
Defence Minister Nick Harvey is due to highlight the cyber attack threat facing 
Britain in a speech to a leading think tank.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11715177

Internet policing hinges on transnational cyber crime
China, as a major victim of computer hacking, urgently needs to collaborate with 
the United States to combat cyber crime, an official of the Ministry of Public 
Security said on Tuesday.
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/7194523.html

Kaminsky To Release 'Phreebird' For Easy DNSSEC
Renowned researcher Dan Kaminsky tomorrow at Black Hat Abu Dhabi will release a 
free toolkit that lets organizations test-drive DNSSEC deployment and also 
demonstrates his claims that the protocol is simple to implement.
http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/security/app-security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=228200646


Internet Shaming: Too many cooks
Crowds have wisdom. But they turn ugly, too. Even when the cause seems just, 
mass action can suppress free expression or bypass due process. And on the 
internet, nobody knows you're a dog, but there's little to save you from being 
hunted down by the whole pack, either. The current case in point involves Cooks 
Source [sic], a small-circulation publication delivered to homes in 
Massachusetts. It runs short recipes and articles alongside local 
advertisements. It is being hunted.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2010/11/internet_shaming

Singapore to host Interpol hi-tech crime centre [AFP]
The global police organisation Interpol approved at its general assembly in 
Qatar the creation of a new Singapore-based anti-crime centre.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/singapore-to-host-interpol-hi-tech-crime-centre/story-e6frgakx-1225950902331

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/interpol-approves-new-hitech-crime-centre-in-singapore-20101110-17mc7.html

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/interpol-approves-new-hitech-crime-centre-in-singapore-20101110-17mc7.html


Internet firms must be accountable for data: execs
Internet companies need to be more accountable for the mass of personal data 
collected from users to guard against cybercrime, industry executives said on 
Tuesday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52797320101110
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/it-telcos/4331949/Internet-firms-must-be-accountable-for-data-execs


nz: Police try to take down 'scam' e-commerce site [Dominion Post]
Police are working to take down the website of a Greymouth-based online 
electronics and outdoor equipment store believed to have left customers 
thousands of dollars out of pocket.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4317900/Police-try-to-take-down-scam-e-commerce-site


Nigerian jailed for defrauding Queenslander
A Nigerian court has convicted a man of using an internet dating scam to steal 
more than $20,000 from a Queensland man.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/11/10/3062845.htm

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PRIVACY
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uk: ICO accused of sending 'non-technical' staff to investigate Google data 
breach
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is facing renewed criticism for 
sending two 'non-technical' members of staff to investigate Google's illegal 
collection of data from Wi-Fi connections in July.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/10/google-wifi-street-view-ico

Stage Set for US Showdown on Online Privacy
After ?do not call? lists became popular, more than 90 percent of people who 
signed up reported fewer annoying telemarketing calls. Now, privacy advocates 
are pushing for a similar ?do not track? feature that would let Internet users 
tell Web sites to stop surreptitiously tracking their online habits and 
collecting clues about age, salary, health, location and leisure activities.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/10/business/media/10privacy.html

Websites Rein In Tracking Tools: Publishers Seek to Keep Lucrative Data on 
Visitors for Themselves?and Avoid Privacy Gaffes
Major websites are moving to limit the number of tracking technologies like 
"cookies" spreading on their sites, hoping to keep lucrative data about visitors 
for themselves?and avoid privacy risks.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703957804575602730678670278.html

US FCC looks at Google's Street View data grab
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking into Google Inc's "Street 
View" maps service, to see if the company's collection of emails and other 
private information violated federal laws.
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52820520101110

FCC investigating Google 'Street View' data harvest [AFP]
US government telecom regulators said Wednesday they are investigating the 
collection of private wireless data by Google's "Street View" mapping service.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/fcc-investigating-google-street-view-data-harvest-20101111-17o5b.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/fcc-investigating-google-street-view-data-harvest-20101111-17o5b.html


U.S., European regulators do not share Google Street View concerns 
As recently reported by the Washington Post and others, the FTC has ended an 
inquiry into privacy concerns over Google's Street View service after Google 
pledged to stop gathering email, passwords, and other information from 
residential WiFi networks as its Street View cars creep through neighborhoods 
with computers on and cameras rolling.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=81f9eee3-a96d-4104-a100-71b624250076


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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Europe Takes Up Debate on Universal Internet Access
The global debate over how access to the Internet should be determined and paid 
for has attracted free speech advocates, telephone network operators and big 
online businesses like Google and Facebook.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/technology/08iht-neutral.html

Commission urged to force transparency on network traffic shaping
The European Commission has been told that it should force companies to define 
themselves either as neutral internet service providers or as 'managed services' 
that give priority to content providers that they are in a business relationship 
with.
http://out-law.com/page-11539

Digital Agenda: consultation reveals near consensus on importance of preserving 
open internet [news release]
There is a near consensus on the importance of preserving the openness of the 
internet, according to the results of a public consultation launched on 30th 
June by the European Commission on the open internet and net neutrality. A total 
of 318 stakeholders at every level of the value chain provided input to the 
consultation. These included BEREC, the body of European Regulators of 
Electronic Communications, operators, internet service providers, Member States' 
authorities, consumer and civil society organisations as well as individuals. 
The consultation did not reveal a widespread call for further EU legislation, 
but there is an expectation that additional guidance may be needed in the 
future. Discussions will continue on 11th November at the "Net neutrality 
summit" at which the Commission and the European Parliament will discuss a 
forthcoming Commission report on net neutrality.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/10/1482

EU Net Neutrality Review Suggests No Action, For now
While the policy landscape in the United States remains largely unsettled, the 
European Commission indicated Tuesday that a consultation with stakeholders on 
net neutrality does not suggest a need for new European Union rules at this time 
but action might be needed in the future to preserve the openness of the 
Internet.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/eu-net-neutrality-review-sugge.php


ACTA Meeting Set For Late November
Countries involved in negotiating a trade agreement aimed at curbing 
international piracy and counterfeiting are set to meet at the end of month in 
Sydney for a final "technical meeting," according to documents from the European 
Commission.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/11/acta-meeting-set-for-late-nove.php


UK ISPs get Digital Economy Act judicial review
TalkTalk and BT have been granted judicial review of the Digital Economy Act by 
the High Court. A judge will now scrutinise whether the act is legal and 
justifiable, and could make wide-ranging recommendations.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11724760

BT and TalkTalk granted judicial review of Digital Economy Act
BT and TalkTalk today won the right to a judicial review of the Digital Economy 
Act, throwing controversial government proposals to tackle illegal filesharing 
into uncertainty.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/nov/10/bt-talktalk-digital-economy-act

Digital Economy Act to be reviewed by courts and Parliament
The Digital Economy Act is to be the subject of a judicial review and a 
Parliamentary Inquiry. The news is the latest blow to the controversial law, 
which opponents said was rushed through the dying days of the last Parliament 
without proper scrutiny.
http://out-law.com/page-11538

UK telecoms groups win review of online piracy rules
A High Court judge has granted permission for a judicial review into the Digital 
Economy Act, controversial legislation designed to stem online copyright 
infringement that was passed in the dying days of the Labour government.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/501fc8a6-ecd5-11df-88eb-00144feab49a.html

TalkTalk and BT win review of online piracy law
BT and TalkTalk have won their battle for a judicial review of the controversial 
Digital Economy Act designed to crackdown on music and video piracy.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/8124356/TalkTalk-and-BT-win-review-of-online-piracy-law.html


uk: Google should not manage anti-terror database, privacy watchdog warns [sub 
req'd]
Google cannot be trusted to manage Britain?s...Commissioner, told The Times that 
involving Google would be flawed after he found the company 
responsible...attention with what?s been going on with Google.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/defence/article2798596.ece

at: New amendments to data protection law
In early 2010 substantial revisions to the Data Protection Act entered into 
force. Among other things, the revised act introduced to the data protection 
regime a notification duty requiring every data controller in Austria to inform 
data subjects accordingly should they become aware of systematic and seriously 
unlawful misuses of personal data.
http://www.internationallawoffice.com/?i=2707127&l=7EQ2KQM

New Zealand P2P proposal: guilty until proven innocent
Say you have a DSL connection at home. Should you be liable for big fines over 
infringements committed using your connection... even if you had nothing to do 
with them? And should rightsholder complaints carry the assumption of accuracy? 
New Zealand politicians say yes.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/11/new-zealand-p2p-proposal-guilty-until-proven-innocent.ars


nz: Risk in turning back regulatory clock
Bill English's response to New Zealand's third placing in the World Bank's 
survey of the best countries to do business in was instructive.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10686481

nz: Uncertainty around file sharing bill continues
"If an account holder submits evidence or gives reasons ...the rights owner must 
satisfy the Tribunal that the particular presumption or presumptions are 
correct."
http://www.cio.de/news/cio_worldnews/2253634/index2.html

nz: New unjust copyright law alert: you are guilty until you prove your 
innocence
Despite Labour and various lobby groups patting themselves on the back, saying a 
compromise has been reached that makes the amended copyright law workable and 
fair, it looks like things have in fact taken a turn for the worse.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/juha/7454

Uncertainty around NZ file sharing bill continues
InternetNZ is concerned a new section of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) 
Bill, suggested by the Commerce Select Committee, reverses the usual principle 
of innocence until guilt has been proved.
http://www.techcentral.ie/article.aspx?id=15842

InternetNZ flags problems with Telecom separation plan
New Zealand-based internet advocacy group InternetNZ has released the 
cross-submission it lodged with the Ministry of Economic Development.
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-flags-problems-with-telecom-separation-plan


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MISCELLANEOUS
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China's Tencent Should Tread More Lightly
Wielding the heft of China's state-owned companies, but lacking the government's 
backing, China's Internet companies need to tread ever more carefully. 
Instant-messaging giant Tencent offers the latest illustration.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704635704575603973101416314.html

nz: Free software awards honour IRD, Ihaka, Silverstripe
The NZ Open Source Awards 2010 were handed out at an event at Wellington's 
Intercontinental hotel last night, with Mark Cubey, producer of Saturday Morning 
with Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand, as MC.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/free-software-awards-honour-ird-ihaka-silverstripe-132923


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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Report: NZ phone line costs highest in OECD
Kiwis who make only a handful of calls from their home line a month are paying 
the highest line rental in the OECD, because of a lack of competition in the 
market, a new study shows.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10686412

CSIRO introduces Wi-Fi to your TV antenna
The CSIRO will tomorrow unveil a breakthrough in wireless technology that will 
allow multiple users to upload content at the same time while maintaining a data 
transfer rate of 12 megabits per second (Mbps), all over their old analog TV 
aerial.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/csiro-introduces-wi-fi-to-your-tv-antenna-339307025.htm

Broadband coming wirelessly to the bush through CSIRO breakthrough [news 
release]
A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to 
people living beyond the optical fibre network, will be unveiled in Sydney 
tomorrow.
http://www.csiro.au/news/Broadband-coming-wirelessly-to-the-bush.html

Vodafone launches multimedia offensive
Vodafone is transforming itself into a multimedia powerhouse in a bid to offset 
slower growth in voice and texting in key European markets.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/nov/09/vodafone-launches-multimedia-offensive


Vodafone Selling Its Stake in Softbank
The Vodafone Group said on Tuesday that it expected ?3.1 billion ($5 billion) 
from the sale of its stake in the Japanese mobile carrier Softbank.
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/11/09/vodafone-sells-softbank-stake-and-raises-outlook/


nz: Telecom could face million-dollar claims from ISPs
Telecom could be hit with compensation claims from providers, after the Commerce 
Commission clarified that Telecom Wholesale couldn?t charge access seekers 
different rates for its sub-loop extension service (SLES) and unbundled 
bitstream access (UBA) than it does for its retail division.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/telecom-could-face-million-dollar-claims-from-isps


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