[DNS] domain name news - 30 May

[DNS] domain name news - 30 May

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 16:25:12 +1000
Facebook founder Zuckerberg tells G8 summit: don't regulate the web
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/26/facebook-google-internet-regulation-g8

Internet Chiefs Want G-8 Leaders to Provide Universal Access
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-26/internet-chiefs-want-g-8-leaders-to-provide-universal-access-1-.html

Opinion: Only a fool or Nicolas Sarkozy would go to war with Facebook - the French president's desire to rein in the web is hopelessly misguided
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/29/children-social-networking-sarkozy

Civil society speaks out, condemns attempts to regulate Internet
http://en.rsf.org/joint-appeal-to-e-g8-participants-25-05-2011,40347.html

US should not monopolize cyber affairs [People's Daily Online]
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90780/91345/7392320.html

GAC Comments on the Applicant Guidebook
http://icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gac-comments-new-gtlds-26may11-en.pdf

Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-27may11-en.htm

Review into Governance of .au - Online Survey
http://www.auda.org.au/news-archive/auda-24052011/

The gTLD Boondoggle by John Levine
http://www.circleid.com/posts/the_gtld_boondoggle/

GAC calls for $44,000 new TLDs
http://domainincite.com/gac-calls-for-44000-new-tlds/

Could VeriSign be banned from new TLDs?
http://domainincite.com/could-verisign-be-banned-from-new-tlds/

DNS Filtering Legislation Would Derail DNSSEC, Experts Contend
http://www.darkreading.com/cloud-security/167901092/security/vulnerabilities/229700070/dns-filtering-legislation-would-derail-dnssec-experts-contend.html

us: Cybersecurity center director warns of Stuxnet copycats
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110526_8466.php

au: Miners under cyber attack 'from everywhere'
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/miners-under-cyber-attack-from-everywhere/story-e6frg8zx-1226065199596

US defence firm Lockheed Martin hit by cyber-attack
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13587785

Lockheed-Martin Attack Signals New Era of Cyber Espionage
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228927/.html

Experts say piracy law will break the internet
http://domainincite.com/experts-say-piracy-law-will-break-the-internet/


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Facebook founder Zuckerberg tells G8 summit: don't regulate the web
Leading internet figures have warned world political leaders against trying to regulate the web, telling them to leave alone a process that has flourished without government interference.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/26/facebook-google-internet-regulation-g8

Internet Chiefs Want G-8 Leaders to Provide Universal Access
Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was among the Internet company executives calling on Group of Eight leaders to boost investment in telecommunications networks and avoid hampering growth through regulation.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-26/internet-chiefs-want-g-8-leaders-to-provide-universal-access-1-.html

Internet chiefs unite against regulation
Internet entrepreneurs confronted their would-be regulators in Deauville on Thursday as the leaders of Facebook, Google and other technology companies warned the G8 leaders to tread carefully in attempting to police the web.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/5ad89c56-87c5-11e0-a6de-00144feabdc0.html

Opinion: Only a fool or Nicolas Sarkozy would go to war with Facebook - the French president's desire to rein in the web is hopelessly misguided
... Sarkozy was speaking at the eG8, a gathering of those whom the French government thinks are the important players in the online world. But in a way, he was just acting as a mouthpiece for the political, judicial, commercial and security establishments which are becoming increasingly hysterical about the way the internet is upending their respective applecarts. In that sense, Sarky was echoing the fulminations of England's lord chief justice that "technology is out of control", by which he meant, as Peter Preston has pointed out, is beyond his control.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/29/children-social-networking-sarkozy

Civil society speaks out, condemns attempts to regulate Internet
Civil society representatives gave an unofficial news conference this morning in one of the conference rooms of the ?e-G8? forum on Internet issues in Paris, voicing their opposition to attempts to regulate the Internet and criticizing the lack of representativeness of most of those who were invited by the French government to take part in the forum.
http://en.rsf.org/joint-appeal-to-e-g8-participants-25-05-2011,40347.html

Underpinnings of the Internet Shift
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook gulped Gatorade as sweat blackened his T-shirt. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France spoke of setting ?red lines? that Internet users should not cross. Lawrence Lessig, an advocate for an open Internet, accused technology giants and politicians of striking a Faustian bargain to regulate the digital world in their interests.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/30/technology/30tech.html

Secret G8 memo reveals outbreak of internet harmony
A private memo from within the G8 meeting on Thursday between internet chiefs and world leaders indicates strong levels of support from Barack Obama, David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and co for the principles of internet freedom put forward by Facebook, Google and their peers.
http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/05/secret-g8-memo-reveals-outbreak-of-harmony/

Internet governance debate derailed at the e-G8 by Xu Peixi, associate professor with the Communication University of China
French President Sarkozy's e-G8 Forum indicates that the debate on Internet governance has shifted from broader concerns such as social justice and the unrestricted sharing of knowledge, to a narrow concern with technology and markets. While the 2003-2005 World Summit on Information Society and subsequent forums acknowledged, at least in name, the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to building an inclusive information society, and a bottom-up democratic approach designed to serve the interests of the global public, the e-G8 Forum casts aside these earlier achievements and ends up approaching the issues from back to front.
http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2011-05/26/content_22649373.htm

Don't strangle web with red tape, Facebook and Google chiefs tell world leaders at G8 [The Times]
The bosses of Google and Facebook have told world leaders to steer clear of regulating the internet or risk stifling growth and prosperity in their countries.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/dont-strangle-web-with-red-tape-facebook-and-google-chiefs-tell-world-leaders/story-e6frgakx-1226063913728

Internet bosses tell G8 to ensure world's access to Internet [AFP]
Internet prime movers including the bosses of Facebook and Google put their proposals to the G8 summit of world leaders on Thursday, calling for governments to guarantee Internet access.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-bosses-tell-g8-to-ensure-worlds-access-to-internet-20110527-1f6t1.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/internet-bosses-tell-g8-to-ensure-worlds-access-to-internet-20110527-1f6t1.html

Opinion: To argue for controls over the internet may not be cool, but it's right
Depending on how you see these things, you can argue that the prominence of a subject like global regulation of the internet on the agenda for the G8 leaders this week is proof of the Deauville summit's compelling importance. Or alternatively, that it testifies to its abject irrelevance.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/26/internet-controls-cameron-sarkozy

G8 backs govt role in internet [AAP]
The G8 summit in France will agree that the government has a role in "creating an environment in which the internet can flourish in a balanced manner", according to a draft statement.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/g8-backs-govt-role-in-internet-339315781.htm

US should not monopolize cyber affairs [People's Daily Online]
The U.S. White House recently released the "International Strategy for Cyberspace" signed by President Barack Obama, which has expounded how the United Stated will build prosperity, enhance security and safeguard openness in the increasingly networked world. According to the report, the United States intends to draw up an "ideal blueprint" for the future development and security of the global Internet, showing American values.
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90780/91345/7392320.html

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GAC Comments on the Applicant Guidebook
http://icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/gac-comments-new-gtlds-26may11-en.pdf

Public Comment: Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the UDRP
ICANN Staff is seeking comments on its Preliminary Issue Report on the Current State of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy [PDF, 2.25 MB]. The public comment period ends on 15 July 2011.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-27may11-en.htm

Fellowship Application Round Opens for ICANN International Public Meeting 42 in Dakar, Senegal
ICANN is now accepting online applications for the 14th round of the Fellowship program. Successful candidates will participate in the ICANN meeting to be held in Dakar, Senegal 23-28 October 2011.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-27may11-en.htm

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Review into Governance of .au - Online Survey
As part of its independent review into aspects of .au governance, Westlake Consulting Ltd (WCL) is seeking public input via an online survey.
http://www.auda.org.au/news-archive/auda-24052011/

Seminar of the AFNIC Scientific Council, 10 June 2011 "Is the DNS here to stay?"
Is the DNS doomed to disappear? What are its new uses? For the first time, the AFNIC Scientific Council is organizing a seminar that will address these issues on June 10 in Paris, in the presence of key players in the French Internet ecosystem.
http://www.afnic.fr/actu/nouvelles/288/seminar-of-the-afnic-scientific-council-10-june-2011-is-the-dns-here-to-stay

TRA announces the impending closure for Registration in the dotEmarat (??????.) domain for trademark owners
Considering the great importance of the dotEmarat (??????.) Arabic domain especially for trademark owners, and the benefits it offers in ensuring a crucial ability to interlink with a new segment of users who were excluded from benefiting from the internet due to the language barrier, the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched the initiative of the Arabic domain (??????.) in the UAE. The launch represented the beginning of a new Internet era, and the beginning of the UAE journey towards the optimal use to online Arabic content.
http://tra.gov.ae/news_TRA_announces_the_impending_closure_for_Registration_in_the_dotEmarat_(%26%231575%3B%26%231605%3B%26%231575%3B%26%231585%3B%26%231575%3B%26%231578%3B.)_domain_for_trademark_owners-302-1.php

fr: AFNIC Appoints Marketing & Innovation Director
Among a number of appointments announced by AFNIC, the French registry, this week was the interesting appointment of a Marketing and Innovation Director.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/05/27/afnic-appoints-marketing-innovation-director/

Translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2010" Posted
JPRS posted English translation of "JP Domain Name Registry Report 2010." This is the annual report for 2010, briefing that year's activities performed by JPRS, in relation to its management and administration of .JP TLD.
http://jprs.co.jp/en/topics/2011/110524.html

Do you have an old priv.no domain?
All old priv.no domains can be maintained when priv.no is relaunched 6 June 2011. This is provided that you as the holder accept the new policy and make the necessary updates to the domain.
http://www.norid.no/person/eks-privab.en.html

pl: Q1 on the domain market
According to the new NASK Report every day in the Polish registry appears over 3 300 new .pl domain names. The report presents the situation on the Q1 2011. Such an immense growth in the number of .pl domain names ranks Poland first among all European Union domain registers.
http://www.nask.pl/newsID/id/723

.XXX Is Going to Bank of Defensive Non-Registration Fee
.XXX could set a record when it comes to defensive domain name registrations. A ?defensive registration? is when a brand registers a domain name solely to keep it out of the hands of cybersquatters or competitors.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/05/27/xxx-is-going-to-bank-of-defensive-non-registration-fee/

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The gTLD Boondoggle by John Levine
I've been watching at the excitement build in the domain community, where a lot of people seem to believe that at next month's Singapore meeting, by golly, this time ICANN will really truly open the floodgates and start adding lots of new TLDs. I have my doubts, because there's still significant issues with the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the US Government and ICANN hasn't yet grasped the fact that governments do not defer to NGOs, but let's back up a little and ask is this a good idea.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/the_gtld_boondoggle/

GAC calls for $44,000 new TLDs
ICANN?s Governmental Advisory Committee has asked for the price of TLDs to be reduced from $185,000 to $44,000 for applicants from developing nations.
http://domainincite.com/gac-calls-for-44000-new-tlds/

Could VeriSign be banned from new TLDs?
Governments have proposed stricter background checks on new TLD operators that could capture some of the industry?s biggest players.
http://domainincite.com/could-verisign-be-banned-from-new-tlds/

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DNS Filtering Legislation Would Derail DNSSEC, Experts Contend
A key provision in an intellectual property protection bill that was approved today by the Senate Judiciary Committee could sabotage Internet security and, specifically, DNSSEC, according to a who's who of Internet infrastructure and security experts, including Dan Kaminsky.
http://www.darkreading.com/cloud-security/167901092/security/vulnerabilities/229700070/dns-filtering-legislation-would-derail-dnssec-experts-contend.html

us: Cybersecurity center director warns of Stuxnet copycats
The Homeland Security Department is worried that copycat attackers may reengineer malicious software that allegedly infected Iran's nuclear operations last year to unleash a wider attack, said the head of the department's 24-hour cyber warning center.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110526_8466.php

au: Miners under cyber attack 'from everywhere'
Major resources companies are coming under increasing threat of cyber hacking emanating from China and other countries, with outgoing Woodside Petroleum chief executive Don Voelte admitting the group has been attacked "from everywhere".
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/miners-under-cyber-attack-from-everywhere/story-e6frg8zx-1226065199596

US defence firm Lockheed Martin hit by cyber-attack
US defence firm Lockheed Martin says it has come under a significant cyber-attack, which took place last week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13587785

Pentagon IT supplier Lockheed Martin suffers cyber-attack
Lockheed Martin, the US government's top IT provider, has thwarted a "significant and tenacious" cyber-attack made on its information systems network.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/29/lockheed-martin-cyber-attack

Lockheed-Martin Attack Signals New Era of Cyber Espionage
The network of defense contractor Lockheed-Martin was attacked using counterfeit electronic keys. Since the RSA Security network was hacked and the keys to its SecurID tokens were compromised a few months ago, the world has been waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop. Well, it dropped.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228927/.html

Lockheed says frequent cyber target from around world
Lockheed Martin Corp, the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Sunday that a "tenacious" cyberattack on its network last weekend was part of a pattern of frequent attacks on it from around the world.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/us-usa-defense-hackers-idUSTRE74Q6VY20110529

Lockheed says thwarted "tenacious" cyber attack
Lockheed Martin Corp., the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Saturday it had thwarted "a significant and tenacious attack" on its information systems network a week ago but was still working to restore employee access.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/uk-usa-defense-hackers-idUKTRE74R2LK20110529
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/idINIndia-57352520110529

U.S. Government Offers Lockheed Assistance After ?Tenacious? Cyber Attack
U.S. agencies offered assistance to Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), the world?s largest defense contractor, which suffered what it called a ?tenacious? cyber attack on its computer networks on May 21.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-29/lockheed-offered-help-after-cyber-incident-u-s-government-says.html

Lockheed attack highlights rise in cyber espionage [AP]
This cyber attack didn't go after people playing war games on their PlayStations. It targeted a company that helps the US military do the real thing.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage/story-e6frgakx-1226065578945
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage-20110530-1fbd2.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage-20110530-1fbd2.html

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IP Addressing in the New Age of Scarcity by Peter Thimmesch
This is the prepared opening statement given on behalf of Depository, Inc. at the panel discussion "IP addressing in the new age of scarcity" in the context of Internet governance and public policy at the Global Internet Governance: Research and Public Policy Challenges for the Next Decade Regional Conference held at the American University School of International Service on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 between 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with Prof. Milton Mueller moderating and on the panel as well was John Curran, President and CEO of ARIN and Michael Froomkin, Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/ip_addressing_in_the_new_age_of_scarcity/

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Senate panel OKs controversial antipiracy bill
As expected, the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve a bill that targets Internet pirates based overseas. The Protect IP Act looks to hand the U.S. Department of Justice the ability to seek a court order against allegedly infringing Web sites. The order could be served on search engines, certain Domain Name System providers, and Internet advertising firms--which would in turn be required to "expeditiously" make the target Web sites vanish from the Internet.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20066456-261.html

Senate panel approves controversial copyright bill [IDG]
A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a controversial bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders requiring search engines and Internet service providers to stop sending traffic to websites accused of infringing copyright. ... Several groups criticized the bill. A recent paper from five Internet engineers said the bill could "threaten the security and stability of the global DNS" by encouraging widespread circumvention of DNS (domain name system) filters.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/388071/senate_panel_approves_controversial_copyright_bill/

Experts say piracy law will break the internet
Five of the world?s leading DNS experts have come together to draft a report slamming America?s proposed PROTECT IP Act, comparing it to the Great Firewall of China.
http://domainincite.com/experts-say-piracy-law-will-break-the-internet/

Who Broke the WHOIS? by Gunter Ollmann
As Internet services go, WHOIS held a lot of promise but has repeatedly failed to live up to its potential; raising the question "is it time to retire WHOIS?" The concept behind WHOIS was simple. For each and every registered domain name, provide the facility for querying details about who owns it, who administers it, when was it created and when it will expire. Unfortunately the service lost its way practically from day one after failing to agree upon or adhere to any formal structure of the content it provides.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110526_who_broke_the_whois/

Go Daddy 'negligent' in handing over ownership of accounts
Companies that register the names of websites can be held responsible for wrongly transferring their ownership, a US appeals court has ruled.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/27/domain_registrar_is_negligent_in_handing_over_ownership_of_accounts/

DNS filtering: absolutely the wrong way to defend copyrights
Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has called the PROTECT IP Act "a threat to our economic future and to our international objectives." He characterized its predecessor as a "bunker-busting cluster bomb when what you really need is a precision-guided missile." The bill would force Domain Name System (DNS) operators to stop correctly resolving the names of so-called "rogues sites."
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/05/dns-filtering-absolutely-the-wrong-way-to-defend-copyrights.ars

Apster Bulletin May edition
In this issue: DNSSEC Updates, Register now for APNIC 32, Busan, Training Calendar updates, IPv6 Tracker & Positions vacant at APNIC
http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2011/apster-bulletin-5

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Year's First Seven-Figure Sale Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
It has been a long time coming, but finally - four and half months into the 2011 domain sales season, the year's first confirmed seven-figure transaction has been completed. Boxcar.com/DomainConsultant.com did the honors by closing DomainName.com for an even $1,000,000. That is certainly an appropriate name to be leading any domain name sales chart so it is fitting that it is the one that broke the blockbuster ice this year.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2011/20110525.htm

Spammers Abuse Parked Domains for Redirects
As reported by Symantec a few days ago, many parked domains have the chance to end up on a blocking list due to spammers abusing a security hole in the parking company?s redirect structure.
http://www.domainnamenews.com/ppc-industry/spammers-abuse-parked-domains-redirects/9433

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REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
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Effect of Computer and Internet on Education in North India by Sanjeet Singh, Gagan Deep Sharma & Simranjeet Kaur
Abstract: Education changed a lot after the introduction of computer and internet. A review of literature relating to this in both Australia and internationally shows that whilst there is a significant body of theoretical and anecdotal literature relating to the benefits of using such technologies there has not been many rigorous and systematic studies that have investigated their impact on teaching and learning (Bennett & Lockyer,1999).
http://ssrn.com/abstract=1846267

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INTERNET USE
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When it comes to print, very little is black and white
There are many 'obvious' truths about the decline of print and the rise of the web. Except that, when you examine them, they're not true at all ... It's obvious that if you buy a bulky Saturday paper, you won't need one on Sunday. But, research shows, the print addicts who fork out ?2 on Saturday tend to do just the same on Sunday.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/may/29/when-it-comes-to-print-very-little-is-black-and-white

au: Era of free content is over says Fairfax chief
The era of free online content is over, according to Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood, who indicated Fairfax would begin charging users to access parts of its website when the six-month free period for its new Sydney Morning Herald and Age iPad apps expires at the end of this year.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/era-of-free-content-is-over-says-fairfax-chief/story-e6frg996-1226065612627

Tablets are just the medicine for newspapers, says expert
Apple's iPad and the Android-based tablet devices about to flood the market will be a game-changer for the newspaper business, says a leading media and technology analyst.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tablets-are-just-the-medicine-for-newspapers-says-expert-20110529-1faxm.html

Social media challenges Singapore's rulers
Weeks after a watershed general election in Singapore, the influential role played by social media to dramatically transform political debate in this affluent city- state continues to reverberate through cyberspace.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/features/2011/05/2011527124020755957.html

au: Media and a changing Age
On a windswept working-day lunchtime last week, a crowd of about 300 clung to the steps and rectangle of grass outside the city headquarters of this newspaper. In the main, they were the editorial staff of The Age, gathered to protest against a decision by the paper's owner, Fairfax Media, to outsource production, cutting almost 40 subediting, design and artists' jobs in Melbourne, and about the same at the sister paper, The Sydney Morning Herald.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/media-and-a-changing-age-20110527-1f8jb.html

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Should kids be allowed on Facebook?
Mark Zuckerberg wants to open up his social-networking website to children under 13 ? but is that such a good idea? Two parents take up the debate
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/25/should-children-be-allowed-on-facebook

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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au: Tech-savvy paedophiles challenging AFP
Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus has told a Senate hearing that the AFP is desperately trying to keep up with criminals who are increasingly using new technology to commit crimes.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/26/3227870.htm

au: More ISPs volunteer to block child abuse web pages
Two small internet service providers will join three of Australia's largest ISPs to voluntarily block child abuse web pages, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy revealed today.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/more-isps-volunteer-to-block-child-abuse-web-pages/story-fn4htb9o-1226063575349

In their shoes: teachers get taste of cyberbullying
A new simulation program for educators provides an insight into the online torment many of their students face each day, writes Kim Arlington.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying-20110529-1fb1m.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying-20110529-1fb1m.html
http://www.hepburnadvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying/2178434.aspx
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying-20110529-1fb1m.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying-20110529-1fb1m.html
http://www.bombalatimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying/2178434.aspx
http://www.theislanderonline.com.au/news/national/national/general/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying/2178434.aspx
http://www.stawelltimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/in-their-shoes-teachers-get-taste-of-cyberbullying/2178434.aspx

au: Facebook gossip pages target Melbourne students
Victoria Police and school authorities are trying to identify the person behind a number of Facebook gossip pages targeting students in Melbourne's east.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/27/3228637.htm

au: Facebook gossip pages vilify students
MELBOURNE schools and police are battling to remove a Facebook page that allows teenagers to post vile gossip about their peers.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-gossip-pages-vilify-students-20110526-1f6kh.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-gossip-pages-vilify-students-20110526-1f6kh.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/facebook-gossip-pages-vilify-students-20110526-1f6kh.html

Smartphone use out of control among Queensland schoolchildren
QUEENSLAND schools are at their wits' end over the misuse of smartphones. A spate of bad behaviour and classroom disruptions has been linked to the devices.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/smartphone-use-out-of-control-among-queensland-schoolchildren/story-e6frer7o-1226064696367

au/us: Australian boy accused of cyber-stalking Wis. girl [AP]
A teenage boy in Australia has been arrested for allegedly harassing a southeastern Wisconsin girl online.
http://news.mywebpal.com/news_tool_v2.cfm?show=localnews&pnpID=348&NewsID=1000769&CategoryID=20366&on=1
http://www.postcrescent.com/article/20110527/APC0101/110527109/Boy-accused-cyber-stalking-Ozaukee-County-girl
http://www.wjfw.com/stories.html?sku=20110527142255

au/us: Pizza order leads US police to accused Perth cyber stalker [AAP]
A Perth teenager has had his computers seized by police for allegedly stalking a girl in the US with threatening emails, texts and odd gifts including a home delivery pizza.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/pizza-order-leads-us-police-to-accused-perth-cyber-stalker-20110527-1f7pr.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/security/pizza-order-leads-us-police-to-accused-perth-cyber-stalker-20110527-1f7pr.html

ca: Cyberbullying prompts course on prevention
Every day, kids who may believe they are engaging in harmless cyber-chatting cross the line and end up engaging in a kind of harassment that results in cyberbullying.
http://www.canada.com/life/Cyberbullying+prompts+course+prevention/4851375/story.html
http://www.timescolonist.com/life/Cyberbullying+prompts+course+prevention/4851375/story.html
http://www.theprovince.com/life/Cyberbullying+prompts+course+prevention/4851375/story.html

uk: Independent report: A global approach to swiftly remove online child sexual abuse content
An international ?notice and takedown? system should be implemented to combat the global problem of online child sexual abuse.
http://www.iwf.org.uk/about-iwf/news/post/304-independent-report-a-global-approach-to-swiftly-remove-online-child-sexual-abuse-content

uk: Expert response to missing children issues [news release]
On International Missing Children's Day, government announces that UK response will be strengthened. From next month, the UK's first-ever team of experts dedicated to missing children issues will begin work, Home Office minister James Brokenshire announced today.
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/media-centre/news/missing-children

us: Schools, parents all must work to create anti-bullying culture
Legislation, schools, parents and community must collectively prohibit bullying behavior. Nobody likes a bully, but who is willing to speak out against one? Despite frequent reports in the media about the harmful -- even deadly -- effects of bullying, change has been incremental in terms of action to stop bullying in schools, in cyberspace and in our communities.
http://www.kjonline.com/opinion/schools-parents-all-must-work-to-create-anti-bullying-culture_2011-05-29.html

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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Opinion: Why it is right to fight web pirates
It was probably inevitable that when Nicolas Sarkozy invited the leaders of the world?s biggest technology companies and high representatives of Silicon Valley to Paris to mull over the future of the internet, a culture war would break out.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/b109a45e-8701-11e0-92df-00144feabdc0.html

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Google unveils digital 'wallet' for phones
Google has joined the race to offer consumers the chance to leave their wallet at home and instead use their mobile phone to make payments.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/may/26/google-unveils-digital-wallet

Google Unveils App for Paying With Phone
Google is among the first out of the gate in the attempt to make leather wallets go the way of the typewriter.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/technology/27google.html

Google Unveils Smartphone 'Wallet'
Google Inc. showed off its plans to create a digital wallet that will allow consumers with Android smartphones to pay for goods and services or receive coupons and offers by waving the device in front of a special reader at the checkout counter.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304520804576347422554224968.html

Waiting for the New Mobile Payments Frontier
The mobile phone will eventually take over your wallet, replacing your credit cards, cash and coupons. But it could be some time before this new type of transaction becomes an everyday reality.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/27/waiting-for-the-new-mobile-payments-frontier/

Mobile phones bring the cashless society closer
Get ready to start paying for sandwiches, magazines and pints down the pub with nothing more than a swipe of your mobile phone as a payment revolution hits Britain's high streets.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/28/mobile-phones-cashless-society

uk: Mobile broadband speeds revealed [news release]
Ofcom has today published its first research into the performance of mobile broadband across the UK.
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2011/05/26/mobile-broadband-speeds-revealed/

Canadians using smartphones for everything but talking [AFP]
A boom in smartphone sales is changing how Canadians interact with each other as these devices are increasingly used for anything but talking to people, according to a survey Thursday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/canadians-using-smartphones-for-everything-but-talking-2290269.html

Mobile phones are great for phishers, researchers find [IDG]
Computer users seem to be getting better at spotting fake websites that are trying to steal their passwords, but when it comes to mobile phones, the deck is most definitely stacked against them.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388265/mobile_phones_great_phishers_researchers_find/
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217122/Mobile_phones_are_great_for_phishers_researchers_find
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052711-mobile-phones-are-great-for.html

Microsoft gets $5 for every Android phone made by HTC, report says
Microsoft Corp. receives $5 for every Android phone made by Taiwan-based HTC Corp., according to a Citigroup report on Microsoft.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/05/microsoft-gets-5-from-htc-for-every-android-phone.html

Android windfall leads to $150 million for Microsoft
While Windows Phone 7 may be doing little to affect Microsoft's bottom line, Microsoft's significant patent holdings are allowing it to cash in on Android's success. In a research note to clients seen by Business Insider, analyst Walter Pritchard said the Redmond company receives US$5 for every HTC Android phone sold.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388251/android_windfall_leads_150_million_microsoft/

ANALYSIS - S.Korea's smartphone love affair lures foreign suitors
The proliferation of smartphones in South Korea is transforming this former "walled garden" ruled by local players into one of Asia's most promising destinations for global Internet and social networking firms.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/27/idINIndia-57319520110527

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SPAM
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Editorial: Spammers and Their Bankers
In early 2004 Bill Gates claimed that ?two years from now, spam will be solved.? Today it amounts to 70 percent of all e-mail. Yet there may be a chance to cut it back.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/opinion/29sun3.html

US, China cyber experts agree... on spam
There has been an increasing amount of talk from high places, including the White House, about the urgent need for international cooperation on cybersecurity. But a proposal to be released tomorrow calling for specific US-China steps shows, more than anything, how far we have to go.
http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/05/us-china-cyber-experts-agree-on-spam/

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Twitter unmasks anonymous British user in landmark legal battle
Twitter has been forced to hand over the personal details of a British user in a libel battle that could have huge implications for free speech on the web.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/29/twitter-anonymous-user-legal-battle

Twitter reveals secrets: Details of British users handed over in landmark case that could help Ryan Giggs
Twitter has handed over the confidential details of British users in a landmark legal case.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8544350/Twitter-reveals-secrets-Details-of-British-users-handed-over-in-landmark-case-that-could-help-Ryan-Giggs.html

FBI, Australian federal police target overseas poker websites that flout law
The Australian Federal Police and the FBI are jointly investigating untaxed and unregulated online casino sites, which take an estimated $1 billion a year from about 700,000 Australian punters.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/fbi-federal-police-target-overseas-poker-websites-that-flout-law-20110529-1fb0g.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/fbi-federal-police-target-overseas-poker-websites-that-flout-law-20110529-1fb0g.html

Cyber crime: Australians 'continue to share their personal and financial information irresponsibly' [AAP]
Consumers need to be smarter about keeping track of their "digital footprint" and be cautious about sharing personal information online to avoid cyber crime.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-crime-australians-continue-to-share-their-personal-and-financial-information-irresponsibly-20110530-1fbc2.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-crime-australians-continue-to-share-their-personal-and-financial-information-irresponsibly-20110530-1fbc2.html

au: Miners under cyber attack 'from everywhere'
Major resources companies are coming under increasing threat of cyber hacking emanating from China and other countries, with outgoing Woodside Petroleum chief executive Don Voelte admitting the group has been attacked "from everywhere".
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/miners-under-cyber-attack-from-everywhere/story-e6frg8zx-1226065199596

au: Facebook, photos, journalists and privacy ? some legal issues arising from the Ben Grubb affair
Ben Grubb?s arrest raises many questions about the law. In this post, we look at two of them: what rights do users have over information they upload to social networking sites? and what can journalists publish?
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=6a6a6df9-e277-4115-bed8-a442ed2bfc45

au: Six more ISPs sign up to iCode - US cybersecurity czar, Howard Schmidt, expresses interest in taking iCode internationally
An additional six local internet service providers (ISPs) have joined the Internet Industry Association's iCode, which brings the organisation one step closer in achieving 100 per cent compliance.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388311/six_more_isps_sign_up_icode/

nz: Wifi operators are ISPs so not liable for copyright breaches: Computer Society
The NZ Computer Society believes it has found a way of avoiding a potentially fatal effect of new copyright laws on wifi services, through declaring them to be internet service providers ? a kind of organisation still defined in the Copyright Act.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/wifi-operators-are-isps-so-not-liable-for-copyright-breaches-computer-society

Light-footed Google in $4.6bn tax dodge [Sunday Times]
The US internet giant Google has avoided paying more than ?3 billion (A$4.63bn) in tax in Britain and other countries over the past five years.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/light-footed-google-in-46bn-tax-dodge/story-e6frgakx-1226065211192

US defence firm Lockheed Martin hit by cyber-attack
US defence firm Lockheed Martin says it has come under a significant cyber-attack, which took place last week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13587785

Pentagon IT supplier Lockheed Martin suffers cyber-attack
Lockheed Martin, the US government's top IT provider, has thwarted a "significant and tenacious" cyber-attack made on its information systems network.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/may/29/lockheed-martin-cyber-attack

Lockheed-Martin Attack Signals New Era of Cyber Espionage
The network of defense contractor Lockheed-Martin was attacked using counterfeit electronic keys. Since the RSA Security network was hacked and the keys to its SecurID tokens were compromised a few months ago, the world has been waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop. Well, it dropped.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228927/.html

Lockheed says frequent cyber target from around world
Lockheed Martin Corp, the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Sunday that a "tenacious" cyberattack on its network last weekend was part of a pattern of frequent attacks on it from around the world.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/us-usa-defense-hackers-idUSTRE74Q6VY20110529

Lockheed says thwarted "tenacious" cyber attack
Lockheed Martin Corp., the U.S. government's top information technology provider, said on Saturday it had thwarted "a significant and tenacious attack" on its information systems network a week ago but was still working to restore employee access.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/uk-usa-defense-hackers-idUKTRE74R2LK20110529
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/idINIndia-57352520110529

U.S. Government Offers Lockheed Assistance After ?Tenacious? Cyber Attack
U.S. agencies offered assistance to Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT), the world?s largest defense contractor, which suffered what it called a ?tenacious? cyber attack on its computer networks on May 21.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-29/lockheed-offered-help-after-cyber-incident-u-s-government-says.html

Lockheed attack highlights rise in cyber espionage [AP]
This cyber attack didn't go after people playing war games on their PlayStations. It targeted a company that helps the US military do the real thing.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage/story-e6frgakx-1226065578945
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage-20110530-1fbd2.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/lockheed-attack-highlights-rise-in-cyber-espionage-20110530-1fbd2.html

eBay, PayPal sue Google over trade secrets [Dow Jones Newswires]
EBay and its PayPal unit sued Google today over a mobile payments system, alleging the internet search giant used trade secrets it had developed in a competing product.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/ebay-paypal-sue-google-over-trade-secrets/story-e6frg9hx-1226064019940

PayPal lawsuit alleges Google stole trade secrets
PayPal filed a lawsuit against Google today, alleging the Web giant misappropriated trade secrets from its mobile-payment business when it hired away a key executive in PayPal's mobile payments effort.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20066646-93.html

PayPal, eBay sue Google over mobile payments secrets [IDG]
PayPal and parent eBay have filed a suit against Google and two former executives alleging that they have misappropriated their trade secrets in the area of mobile payments and point-of-sale strategies.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388165/paypal_ebay_sue_google_over_mobile_payments_secrets/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/052711-paypal-ebay-sue-google-over.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/228822/.html

Ballmer Bares China Travails: Microsoft's revenues in China savaged by piracy
Rampant piracy means Microsoft Corp.'s revenue in China this year will only be about 5% of what it gets in the U.S., even though personal-computer sales in the two countries are almost equal, Chief Executive Steve Ballmer told employees in a meeting here.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303654804576347190248544826.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303654804576347190248544826.html#ixzz1NW3XNqfC
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/microsofts-revenues-in-china-savaged-by-piracy/story-e6frg90x-1226063873307

Twitter hampers inquiries, English police warn
Social networking sites are increasingly hampering major police investigations, a detective has warned the public.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/twitter-hampers-inquiries-police-warn-2288961.html

China admits to cyber-war elite unit [sub re'd]
China today admitted for the first time the existence of a super-elite unit of cyberwarriors ? a team supposedly trained to protect the People?s Liberation Army from outside assault on its networks. The revelation of the 30-strong crack unit, known as the ?Blue Army?, will confirm the very worst fears of governments across the globe who already suspect their systems and secrets may come under regular and co-ordinated Chinese cyberattack. In a stark reminder of China?s potential cyberwarfare capabilities, a former PLA general told The Times that the unit had been drawn from an exceptionally deep talent pool. ?It is just like ping-pong. We have more people playing it, so we are very good at it,? he said.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/asia/article3040182.ece

us: Cybersecurity center director warns of Stuxnet copycats
The Homeland Security Department is worried that copycat attackers may reengineer malicious software that allegedly infected Iran's nuclear operations last year to unleash a wider attack, said the head of the department's 24-hour cyber warning center.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110526_8466.php

Facebook Slams Man Who Claims Ownership
Facebook on Thursday answered the New York wood pellet salesman who claims he owns a good part of Facebook. And it doesn?t mince words.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/facebook-slams-n-y-man-who-claims-to-own-half-of-zuckerbergs-shares/

Facebook, Zuckerberg say ownership suit a "fraud"
Calling the case a "brazen and outrageous fraud," Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg urged a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit by a New York man claiming he owns a huge stake in the social networking website.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/idINIndia-57315320110526

us: Online Marketers of Bogus "$10,000 Credit Line" Ordered to Pay $3.7 Million, Cited for Contempt [news release]
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal district court judge ordered a deceptive marketing operation to pay more than $3.7 million as part of a contempt action for violating a 2008 court order. The FTC alleged that the defendants targeted consumers who were unemployed or had poor credit, selling a bogus ?$10,000 credit line? that was really an online shopping club membership and a ?no cost? prepaid debit card with hidden fees.
http://ftc.gov/opa/2011/05/edebit.shtm

Symantec Announces May 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report: Spammers establish their own fake URL-shortening services for the first time ever, contributing to rising spam rates [news release]
Symantec Corp. announced the publication of its May 2011 MessageLabs Intelligence Report. This month?s analysis reveals that, for the first time ever and as predicted by MessageLabs Intelligence in its Annual Security Predictions for 2011, spammers are establishing their own their own fake URL-shortening services to perform URL redirection. This new spamming activity has contributed to this month?s increase in spam by 2.9 percentage points, a rise that was also expected following the Rustock botnet takedown in March.
http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20110524_02

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PRIVACY
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The Offensive Internet edited by Saul Levmore and Martha C Nussbaum: review - a timely study from the US looks at the questions arising from privacy and a lawless internet
Once upon a more hopeful time, technology provided a suddenly empowering means of communication which united friends, families and communities of scholars across the world, blew away clouds of secrecy, toppled autocratic governments (and many other good things). The internet was free, and offered freedom itself; a wonderful tool. And then the law ? or, more accurately, lawyers ? began to try to catch up.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/29/offensive-internet-review-privacy-law

Business 2.0: Privatising privacy
As the internet makes privacy an even rarer commodity, there's a lot of money to be made for those guaranteeing it. Something rather interesting is happening to privacy, in the breakneck world of the internet. It's being privatised.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/12/3214245.htm

Online privacy bill fails to pass California Senate
The bill would have allowed parents to restrict their children's personal information and adults to restrict their own on social networking sites. Facebook, Twitter and others lobbied against the measure.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-social-networking-20110528,0,5345331.story

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CENSORSHIP
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Iran Vows to Unplug Internet
Iran is taking steps toward an aggressive new form of censorship: a so-called national Internet that could, in effect, disconnect Iranian cyberspace from the rest of the world.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704889404576277391449002016.html

Arab Web clampdown hurts own economies - Google chief
Arab leaders were wrong to block Internet access in an effort to quell popular revolts as such moves only hurt their own economies, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said on Thursday.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/idINIndia-57306820110526
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/05/26/oukin-uk-g8-google-arab-idUKTRE74P4DS20110526

Egypt: Hosni Mubarak fined for cutting internet
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been fined $34m (?20m) for cutting off communications services during the uprising that ousted him.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-13585237

Mubarak fined for phone, internet shutdown [AFP]
A Cairo court has fined ousted president Hosni Mubarak and two ex-ministers $US90 million ($84 million) for "damaging the economy" with a telephone and internet shutdown during Egypt's uprising.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/28/3229798.htm

China censors Web to curb Inner Mongolia protests [IDG]
China is blocking mention of Inner Mongolia on Chinese microblogs and social networking sites, as part of an effort to clamp down on protests that broke out last week in the region.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/053011-china-censors-web-to-curb.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228967/.html

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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uk: BT and TalkTalk try to quash filesharing laws
BT and TalkTalk are seeking to launch a fresh legal challenge against legislation aimed at tackling online piracy.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e0999518-8890-11e0-afe1-00144feabdc0.html

New U.S. bill would make ISPs keep records for 18 months [IDG]
A bipartisan bill introduced on Wednesday in the U.S. House of Representatives will require Internet service providers to retain subscriber information for up to 18 months to assist federal law enforcement in investigations into online child pornography and child exploitation cases.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217074/New_U.S._bill_would_make_ISPs_keep_records_for_18_months
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388021/new_u_bill_requires_isps_keep_18-months_records/
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/388021/new_u_bill_requires_isps_keep_18-months_records/

us: Wyden Vows To Again Block Leahy Anti-Online Piracy Bill
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., renewed his fight over online piracy legislation Thursday by announcing he will again block it from moving to the Senate floor.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/05/wyden-vows-to-again-block-leah.php

us: Senator blocks controversial copyright bill [IDG]
A U.S. senator has blocked a controversial bill that would enlist ISPs, search engines and other businesses in blocking access to alleged Websites infringing copyright.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217112/Senator_blocks_controversial_copyright_bill
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/228841/.html

US Senate panel OKs controversial antipiracy bill
As expected, the U.S. Senate's Judiciary Committee unanimously voted to approve a bill that targets Internet pirates based overseas.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20066456-261.html

Senate panel approves controversial copyright bill [IDG]
A U.S. Senate committee has unanimously approved a controversial bill that would allow the U.S. Department of Justice to seek court orders requiring search engines and Internet service providers to stop sending traffic to websites accused of infringing copyright.
http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/article/388071/senate_panel_approves_controversial_copyright_bill/

us: Congressional Group Calls On Online Ad Providers To Do More To Stop Piracy
The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus released its watch list of countries it says are not doing enough to protect U.S. intellectual property Thursday and took particular aim at firms that allow ads to be placed on sites offering pirated content or counterfeit goods.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/05/congressional-group-calls-on-o.php

Civil rights group calls for standardised European copyright laws
Exceptions to copyright laws should be harmonised across Europe to create legal certainty about the permission to use works, the European Digital Rights (EDRi) group has said.
http://out-law.com/page-11965

nz: Wellington's free wi-fi heading for collision with file-sharing law
Wellington City Council executive strategist Allan Prangnel told NBR his organisation's three-year contract with CityLink calls for an average speed of 5Mbit/s - upload as well as download (that is, faster than the speed many get from their broadband landline).
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/wellingtons-cbd-get-free-wireless-internet-august-ne-94060

in: Watching pornography is no offence: IT Act
Consumption of pornography is no offence. All that the law forbids is its publication or transmission. If the railway police in Mumbai could still terrorise an IIT student, just by claiming that his mobile phone stored pornographic video, they were riding roughshod over his human rights.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-05-28/internet/29594438_1_pornography-obscene-material-section-67b

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Internet Society Fellowship to World Bank infoDev Global Forum expands opportunities for the Internet?s next generation of leaders [news release]
The Internet Society has expanded the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme to include a pilot fellowship to the forthcoming World Bank infoDev Global Forum on ?Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship?, to be held in Helsinki, Finland from 30 May to 3 June 2011. The two Internet Society Fellows selected for the event ? Dorcas Muthoni and Fahd Batayneh ? have each participated in other aspects of the NGL programme.
http://isoc.org/wp/newsletter/?p=3801

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Ofcom bans three-year broadband and phone contracts
Three-year broadband and phone contracts have been banned by the communications regulator Ofcom, with providers now only able to offer maximum contracts of two years. They must also make 12-month contracts available under the new regulations which bring the UK in line with EU telecoms law.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/may/26/ofcom-bans-three-year-contracts

Changes to European telecoms law ? benefits for UK consumers [news release]
Ofcom has today confirmed a number of changes to its regulations that will benefit consumers, as a result of new European telecoms law.
http://media.ofcom.org.uk/2011/05/25/changes-to-european-telecoms-law-?-benefits-for-uk-consumers/

Joint sale for mobile spectrums
MOBILE carriers can purchase the spectrum they need for the next generation of mobile broadband services in November next year, after the communications authority decided to auction two frequencies at once.
http://www.smh.com.au/business/joint-sale-for-mobile-spectrums-20110527-1f8jk.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/business/joint-sale-for-mobile-spectrums-20110527-1f8jk.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/business/joint-sale-for-mobile-spectrums-20110527-1f8jk.html
http://www.businessday.com.au/business/joint-sale-for-mobile-spectrums-20110527-1f8jk.html
http://www.theage.com.au/business/joint-sale-for-mobile-spectrums-20110527-1f8jk.html

ACMA pushes ahead with digital dividend band auction
The Australian Media and Communications Authority?s (ACMA) has moved ahead with its auction of spectrum in the 700MHz and 2.5GHz bands. The 700MHz band is part of the 'digital dividend' delivered by the phasing out of analog TV signals.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/388173/acma_pushes_ahead_digital_dividend_band_auction/

nz: Wellington's free wi-fi heading for collision with file-sharing law
Wellington City Council executive strategist Allan Prangnel told NBR his organisation's three-year contract with CityLink calls for an average speed of 5Mbit/s - upload as well as download (that is, faster than the speed many get from their broadband landline).
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/wellingtons-cbd-get-free-wireless-internet-august-ne-94060

uk: Rural areas get faster broadbandFibre optic cable
Homes and businesses in four rural English counties are to get superfast broadband connections, partly funded by government money.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13565269

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