[DNS] domain name news - 9 June

[DNS] domain name news - 9 June

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 18:31:53 +1000
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 Responds to U.S. Government Questions About New Top Level Domains
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/08/icann-responds-government-questions-about-new-top-level-domains/

ICANN ?Hedge? In Singapore Will Kick off New gTLD Communications Plan
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/08/icann-hedge-in-singapore-will-kick-of-new-gtld-communications-plan/

Government to review auDA operations
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/government-to-review-auda-operations/story-fn4htb9o-1226070895867

Review of .AU Registration Policies Hits Final Public Comment Phase
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14928

Business lines up for new domains: there are plans to offer low-volume premium services
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/business-lines-up-for-new-domains-there-are-plans-to-offer-low-volume-premium-services/story-e6frgakx-1226070444603

Industry upbeat about IPv6 Day despite low traffic volume [IDG]
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229770/.html

IPv6 traffic surges at launch of World IPv6 Day
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060811-ipv6-traffic.html

So far, so good with World IPv6 Day
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217442/So_far_so_good_with_World_IPv6_Day_

uk/eu: Politicos push IPv6 web protocol
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/business-of-it/2011/06/08/politicos-push-ipv6-web-protocol-40093034/

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force gears up for World IPv6 Day
http://www.ipv6.org.nz/2011/06/07/new-zealand-ipv6-task-force-gears-up-for-world-ipv6-day/

nz: Steady improvement in IPv6 awareness
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/steady-improvement-in-ipv6-awareness

nz: International IPv6 Day supported by local IT firms
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/international-ipv6-day-supported-locally

WORLD IPv6 DAY ? ?Best School Day Ever!?
http://www.isoc-au.org.au/Media/ISOC-AU_World_IPv6_Day_20110608.pdf

Web users await success of IPv6 day
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/08/3239116.htm

Australia preps for World IPv6 Day
http://www.zdnet.com.au/australia-preps-for-world-ipv6-day-339316360.htm

au: No love for IPv6 from NBN Co, Telstra and Optus
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/389480/no_love_ipv6_from_nbn_co_telstra_optus/

Aus a blip on real-time IPv6 Internet radar
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/389479/aus_blip_real-time_ipv6_internet_radar/

Expect the unexpected on IPv6 Day: ISOC-AU
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389310/expect_unexpected_ipv6_day_isoc-au/

Don't panic, but the internet might break today. Just a little bit, and we're sure they'll fix it...
http://www.news.com.au/technology/dont-panic-but-the-internet-might-break-tomorrow-just-a-little-bit-and-were-sure-theyll-fix-it/story-e6frfro0-1226071115396


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GOVERNANCE
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CSTD resolution text on IGF published
The final text agreed during a marathon session of the CSTD last month has been published. As we reported a fortnight ago, the final text covers a number of contentious issues in a non-contentious manner.
http://news.dot-nxt.com/2011/06/07/cstd-wsis-resolution-summary

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DOMAIN NAMES
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Letter from Kuo-Wei Wu, Chairman of the Board IANA Committee to Dr. Tayfun Acarer, Chairman of the ICTA Board
Recent Developments Regarding IPV6 in Turkey
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/wu-to-acarer-07jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Peter Dengate Thrush to Mr. Moustapha Guirassy
Thanking Senegal for its offer to host ICANN's 42nd Public Meeting in Dakar, 23 ? 28 October 2011
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/dengate-thrush-to-guirassy--07jun11-en.pdf

ICANN Responds to U.S. Government Questions About New Top Level Domains
ICANN Senior Vice President Kurt Pritz has responded to a written question and expanded on his answers to questioning from U.S. representatives during a hearing about new TLDs on May 4.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/08/icann-responds-government-questions-about-new-top-level-domains/

ICANN ?Hedge? In Singapore Will Kick off New gTLD Communications Plan
... ICANN will not have resolved all its differences with GAC. That means it won?t approve a final guidebook. Instead, as it has hinted, it will approve ?the new gTLD program? and consider the applicant guidebook a work in progress.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/08/icann-hedge-in-singapore-will-kick-of-new-gtld-communications-plan/

ICANN allows India to register website addresses in seven regional languages
Icann has allowed India to register website addresses in seven regional languages -- Hindi, Gujarati, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali and Telegu.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/internet/icann-allows-india-to-register-website-addresses-in-seven-regional-languages/articleshow/8755313.cms

India: One Country, Many Internationalized Domain Names by John Yunker
If you're interested in learning more about Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), UNESCO and EURid recently released a report on the evolution and challenges of IDNs. It's a good read and it highlights some of the struggles that countries and registries face and taking IDNs mainstream. Though Russia has so far proven to be a major success story - with more than 800,000 IDN registrations so far (and counting) - most other IDNs are have a long ways to go yet.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110606_india_one_country_many_internationalized_domain_names/

ICANN hiring CSRs for new TLD program
ICANN has advertised for four new staff to support its new gTLDs program.
http://domainincite.com/icann-hiring-csrs-for-new-tld-program/

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Government to review auDA operations
The federal government said it would examine the practices of Australian domain name technology specialists pursuing lucrative contracts helping Middle-Eastern regimes censor the web.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/government/government-to-review-auda-operations/story-fn4htb9o-1226070895867

Review of .AU Registration Policies Hits Final Public Comment Phase
AuDA is currently running one of its regular reviews of eligibility policies for registering .AU domain names such as domain name eligibility and allocation, domain monetisation and prohibitions on misspellings.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14928
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/07/review-of-au-registration-policies-hits-final-public-comment-phase/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/review-of-au-registration-policies-hits-final-public-comment-phase.html

Final call for .xxx policy volunteers
The International Foundation For Online Responsibility, which will set policies for the .xxx TLD, has issued its final call for Policy Council volunteers.
http://domainincite.com/final-call-for-xxx-policy-volunteers/

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Congress Holds Oversight Hearing On The New Generic Top-Level Domain Program
On May 4, 2011, The United States Congress' House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet held its ICANN gTLD Oversight Hearing in order to receive testimony from various stakeholder witnesses regarding the new gTLD program.
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?article_id=131600

Should Your Company Jump on the Dot-Brand Bandwagon? by Alexa Raad
What if you build it, and they don't come? By summer, new TLDs -- the letters to the right of the dot in a web address -- will likely be approved for release. In fact, companies will soon be able to apply for TLDs representing their brand (e.g., .Canon) or a generic term (.shop), run the registry that controls them, and then sell domain names using the extensions.
http://adage.com/article/cmo-strategy/facebook-apps-make-top-level-domains-irrelevant/227294/

Business lines up for new domains: there are plans to offer low-volume premium services
Australia's wholesale internet domain registrar says heavy-hitting entrepreneurs are eyeing the new generic top-level-domains as the peak internet naming authority moves towards making them available.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/business-lines-up-for-new-domains-there-are-plans-to-offer-low-volume-premium-services/story-e6frgakx-1226070444603

ICANN Publishes Updated Applicant Guidebook For The New Generic Top-Level Domain Program
On May 30, 2011, ICANN released an updated version of the Applicant Guidebook for its upcoming new gTLD program.
http://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/article.asp?articleid=133958

Senior ICANN staffer hired by .bank project
Craig Schwartz, ICANN?s chief gTLD registry liaison, has been headhunted by BITS, the tech arm of the Financial Services Roundtable, to head up its .bank TLD application.
http://domainincite.com/senior-icann-staffer-hired-by-bank-project/

New ICANN Requirements for New gTLDs Are Irrelevant by Alex Tajirian
ICANN is barking up a number of wrong trees with the latest version of its Evaluation and Questions Criteria for gTLDs. The document asks for financial projections, the applicant's goals for its TLD, and the benefits the applicant expects to derive. All that information is meaningless.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/new_icann_requirements_for_new_gtlds_are_irrelevant/

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No, ICE didn't seize your domain; you've just been punked
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has long been on a controversial campaign to seize the domain names of "rogue websites" accused of trafficking in copyright and trademark infringement?but it has shown little interest in going after people who believe that vaccines cause autism.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/no-the-feds-didnt-seize-your-domain-youve-just-been-punked.ars

us: Feds seize conspiracy theorist?s domain
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has seized the domain name of an anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist.
http://domainincite.com/feds-seize-conspiracy-theorists-domain/

U.S. online poker case defendant denied bail [Reuters]
One of several men accused of helping online poker websites dodge U.S. gambling laws lived in Central America for years to avoid a telemarketing fraud charge and was preparing to flee to Thailand before his arrest, a U.S. prosecutor said on Wednesday.
http://www.cnbc.com/id/43331253
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612349

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Internet infrastructure: Pick a number, any number
The scheme to renumber the internet's billions of connected devices will be subject to a significant test of preparedness on June 8th, dubbed World IPv6 Day. IPv6 (internet protocol version 6) will ultimately replace the current IPv4 addressing system, which has nearly run out of addresses for networks to assign to computers and other devices. A complete conversion to the new standard is still a long way off, but the test is the first step on the way. It aims to determine how well big internet firms fare when it comes to providing access to common resources using both old and new addressing conventions at once.
http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/06/internet-infrastructure

Web giants promote new IPv6 internet address system
The biggest ever test of the internet's new address system is taking place. Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing and Facebook are among the companies switching-on IPv6 versions of their websites for the one day trial.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13685772

World IPv6 Day: Tech industry's most-watched event since Y2K
The nation's largest telecom carriers, content providers, hardware suppliers and software vendors will be on the edge of their seats tonight for the start of World IPv6 Day, which is the most-anticipated 24 hours the tech industry has seen since fears of the Y2K bug dominated New Year's Eve in 1999.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060711-ipv6-expect.html

Industry upbeat about IPv6 Day despite low traffic volume [IDG]
It's been billed by its organizers as the most important day for the future of the Internet, but so far World IPv6 Day has probably served to confirm what the industry already knows about the 128-bit protocol on which the 21st century digital society will be built -- there is not a lot of it about.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389561/industry_upbeat_about_ipv6_day_despite_low_traffic_volume/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060811-industry-upbeat-about-ipv6-day.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229770/.html

IPv6 traffic surges at launch of World IPv6 Day
A surge of IPv6-based Web traffic began flowing over the Internet last night when World IPv6 Day began, according to data gathered by Arbor Networks.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060811-ipv6-traffic.html

Operators to test IPv6 as rollout moves slowly forward [IDG]
As the number of available IPv4 addresses dwindle, operators are getting ready to ramp up the roll-out of IPv6 and World IPv6 Day, on Wednesday, will help the industry root out any problems.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060711-operators-to-test-ipv6-as.html

So far, so good with World IPv6 Day
With World IPV6 Day in full swing, the test flight of the Internet's new communications protocol is going smoothly.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217442/So_far_so_good_with_World_IPv6_Day_
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/389596/far_good_world_ipv6_day/

Commission makes Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 users
On World IPv6 Day the European Commission is making its Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) users (as well as IPv4 users).
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/686

Commission makes Europa website accessible for Internet Protocol version 6 users ? Frequently Asked Questions
This MEMO explains what IPv6 is, why it is needed, how it is due to be deployed and the steps being taken by the Commission to encourage its deployment.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=MEMO/11/385

uk/eu: Politicos push IPv6 web protocol
The government and the European Commission have put their weight behind World IPv6 Day, once again urging businesses to adopt the new internet protocol.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/business-of-it/2011/06/08/politicos-push-ipv6-web-protocol-40093034/

Hackers may try to disrupt World IPv6 Day
Hundreds of popular websites -- including Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Bing -- are participating in a 24-hour trial of a new Internet standard called IPv6 on June 8, prompting worries that hackers will exploit weaknesses in this emerging technology to launch attacks.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060611-ipv6-security.html
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217363/Hackers_may_try_to_disrupt_World_IPv6_Day
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389249/hackers_may_try_disrupt_world_ipv6_day/
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/security/hackers-may-try-to-disrupt-world-ipv6-day

10 things to know about the move to IPv6 [IDG]
The Internet has been rolling along for decades on the strength of IPv4 and its numbering system, which has supplied billions of addresses.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217418/10_things_to_know_about_the_move_to_IPv6
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060711-10-things-to-know-about.html

Shaping the Future: DENIC actively involved in World IPv6 Day
DENIC will be actively involved when the Internet of the future is tested throughout the world on 8 June 2011. The global Internet community has arranged the so-called World IPv6 Day to draw attention to the launch of the Internet protocol version 6, in short IPv6, and enhance the community's readiness to make available and use all kinds of services via IPv6.
http://www.denic.de/en/denic-in-dialogue/news/3243.html

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force gears up for World IPv6 Day
The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force is pleased to announce its support for World IPv6 Day, a global event sponsored and organised by the international Internet Society (ISOC) and several large content providers to test public IPv6 deployment.
http://www.ipv6.org.nz/2011/06/07/new-zealand-ipv6-task-force-gears-up-for-world-ipv6-day/

nz: Steady improvement in IPv6 awareness
Preliminary results from a survey of IPv6 preparedness conducted by the IPv6 Task Force over the past three weeks have been released to mark World IPv6 Day.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/steady-improvement-in-ipv6-awareness

nz: International IPv6 Day supported by local IT firms
New Zealand?s IPv6 Task Force, TelstraClear, Gen-i and Dimension Data NZ are supporting the international IPv6 Day (also known as Test-Drive Day), when major content providers will supply content on IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) links.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/international-ipv6-day-supported-locally

WORLD IPv6 DAY ? ?Best School Day Ever!?
?The successful Australian test of IPv6 ? the next generation of Internet Protocol ? has cleared the way for full implementation?, said Narelle Clark, Vice President of the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and coordinator of Australia's activities.

http://www.isoc-au.org.au/Media/ISOC-AU_World_IPv6_Day_20110608.pdf

Web users await success of IPv6 day
If the world wide web is going slowly today, it may be due to a worldwide trial of an internet system that will create new IP addresses.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/08/3239116.htm

Australia preps for World IPv6 Day
A number of Australian companies are preparing to launch IPv6 services on their websites for 24 hours from 10am tomorrow on World IPv6 Day to encourage companies to start preparing for the switch to IPv6.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/australia-preps-for-world-ipv6-day-339316360.htm

au: No love for IPv6 from NBN Co, Telstra and Optus
Today is World IPv6 Day ? a 24-hour window for organisations to test out Internet Protocol v6, the successor to the old IPv4 addressing system.
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/389480/no_love_ipv6_from_nbn_co_telstra_optus/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389480/no_love_ipv6_from_nbn_co_telstra_optus/

Aus a blip on real-time IPv6 Internet radar
Application scaling provider Akamai Technologies has developed a real-time graph of IPv6 traffic across its network for World IPv6 Day today, but unfortunately Australia hardly rates a mention.
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/389479/aus_blip_real-time_ipv6_internet_radar/
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389479/aus_blip_real-time_ipv6_internet_radar/

Expect the unexpected on IPv6 Day: ISOC-AU
The Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) has advised IT departments to expect the unexpected when World IPv6 Day kicks off on the 8 June.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389310/expect_unexpected_ipv6_day_isoc-au/

IPv6 internet address system receives 'test flight'
Facebook, Google, Yahoo and hundreds of the world's largest websites are now testing the enormously expanded internet address system, known as IPv6, in preparation for the time ? expected within the next year ? when it becomes impossible to add new sites to the web using the existing system, called IPv4.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/08/ipv6-internet-address-system-test-flight

African carriers focus on mobile for IPv6 Day test
African operators will play a lead role in testing mobile services during World IPv6 Day tests as service and content providers make sure they are ready to deal with the recent explosion of mobile devices on the continent.
http://news.idg.no/cw/art.cfm?id=322FF276-1A64-67EA-E4881B8FE25138B9

Web companies test Internet's readiness for future
Web companies including Google, Facebook and Akamai are joining forces on Wednesday to test the Internet's readiness for a future in which billions more people and devices will be connected.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/07/uk-internet-protocol-trial-idUKTRE75677120110607

Don't panic, but the internet might break today. Just a little bit, and we're sure they'll fix it...
IF your Google search takes a little longer than normal today, or your Facebook doesn't update quite as quickly, it may be due to a trial of new technology.
http://www.news.com.au/technology/dont-panic-but-the-internet-might-break-tomorrow-just-a-little-bit-and-were-sure-theyll-fix-it/story-e6frfro0-1226071115396

How Many IPv4 Addresses Does the RIPE NCC Have Left? by Mirjam Kuehne
Since IANA ran out of IPv4 addresses, people are increasingly aware of how short the remaining lifetime of IPv4 is. With World IPv6 Day taking place this week, the issue has come into even sharper focus.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110607_how_many_ipv4_addresses_does_the_ripe_ncc_have_left/

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Using Domain Filtering To Effect IP Address Filtering by Paul Vixie
In Taking Back The DNS I described new technology in ISC BIND as of Version 9.8.0 that allows a recursive server operator to import DNS filtering rules in what ISC hopes will become the standard interchange format for DNS policy information. Later I had to decry the possible use of this technology for mandated content blocking such as might soon be the law of the land in my country. I'm a guest at MAAWG this week in San Francisco and one of the most useful hallway discussions I've been in so far was about the Spamhaus DROP list.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/using_domain_filtering_to_effect_ip_address_filtering/

Protect IP copyright bill faces growing criticism
Technologists are warning that the practical effects of a controversial copyright bill backed by Hollywood will "weaken" Internet security and cause other harmful side effects.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20069824-281/protect-ip-copyright-bill-faces-growing-criticism
http://www.zdnetasia.com/protect-ip-copyright-bill-faces-growing-criticism-in-us-62300630.htm

Domain seizures can?t stop online drug pushers
Two US senators have reportedly asked the Drug Enforcement Agency to seize the domain name of Silk Road, a web site that lets drug users buy heroin and other narcotics online.
http://domainincite.com/domain-seizures-cant-stop-online-drug-pushers/

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Domain-name valuation of the day, ETF edition
Mick Weinstein has the sales brochure from the firm selling the domain name ETF.com for $9.5 million. It?s pretty thin stuff: apparently the domain got 108,140 visitors in 2010 doing very little of anything, and the sellers manage to value those visitors at $5.28 apiece, which makes the price seem almost reasonable.
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/06/06/domain-name-valuation-of-the-day-etf-edition/

Is ETF.com Worth $9.5 Million?
The domain is being brokered by a Seattle outfit called Broadmoor Associates. I?ve never heard of them before, and they don?t list any names on their web site, but apparently they?ve been the exclusive broker of some good names (and some rather poor names) in the past.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/06/is-etf-com-worth-9-5-million/

Salesforce.com pays over $1.5m for data.com
Salesforce.com has bought the domain name data.com for ?an amount that significantly exceeds the $1.5 million reserve?, according to Oversee.net.
http://domainincite.com/salesforce-com-pays-over-1-5m-for-data-com/

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Microsoft embraces hackers? use of Kinect
Microsoft?s Kinect motion controller has sparked a robotics and 3D revolution, inspiring innovations that allow vacuum cleaners to be controlled with a hand gesture and surgeons to flick through medical scans without touching them in the operating theatre.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/34b61278-9063-11e0-9227-00144feab49a.html

Paywalls a premium model across News Corporation
The chief executive of News Digital Media, Richard Freudenstein, has argued that the group's tabloid mastheads such The Daily Telegraph and Herald Sun will be able to adapt to putting some online content behind a paywall.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/paywalls-a-premium-model-across-news-corporation/story-e6frg996-1226071263033

FT's new web app bypasses need for iTunes
The Financial Times on Tuesday launches a web-based application for smartphones and tablet computers, allowing it to bypass Apple?s iTunes Store, Google?s Android Market and other distributors to secure a direct relationship with readers.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/8b458e4a-9084-11e0-9531-00144feab49a.html
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8b458e4a-9084-11e0-9531-00144feab49a.html

Financial Times Introduces Web App in Effort to Bypass Apple
The Financial Times on Tuesday introduced a mobile Web application aimed at luring readers away from Apple?s iTunes App Store, throwing down the gauntlet over new business conditions that Apple is set to impose on publishers who sell digital subscriptions via iTunes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/08/technology/08ftapp.html

au: Melbourne school's giant cock-up
First there was the giant cock-up that embarrassed a New Zealand school. Now it appears a group of former Melbourne students are also sniggering at their handiwork after pulling off a penis prank of similar proportions.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/melbourne-schools-giant-cockup-20110608-1fsay.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/melbourne-schools-giant-cockup-20110608-1fsay.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/melbourne-schools-giant-cockup-20110608-1fsay.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/melbourne-schools-giant-cockup-20110608-1fsay.html

More NZ Google pranks revealed
It looks like Fairfield's field of phalluses is only the tip of the iceberg. After the Waikato Times revealed the cheeky Google Maps images yesterday - the result of a ballsy prank a couple of years ago - readers pointed us in the direction of some similarly oversized art works around the Waikato and beyond.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/5120660/More-NZ-Google-pranks-revealed

au: Penis prank caught by Google satellite
England has the Cerne Abbas giant and the Uffington White Horse, Peru has the Nazca Lines and now a Waikato school, rather unfortunately, has been captured with its own aerial art - six giant phallic symbols. ... Netsafe executive director Martin Cocker said he had heard about similar instances of people trying to find infamy but things hung around a lot longer on the web.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/5114020/Penis-prank-caught-by-Google-satellite
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/west-coast/news-6662/5114020/Penis-prank-caught-by-Google-satellite
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/west-coast/news-6662/5112274/New-bodyguard-to-target-cyber-spies
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/5112260/New-bodyguard-to-target-cyber-spies
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/5113868/School-prank-seen-from-space
http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/5113868/School-prank-seen-from-sky
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google-20110608-1frma.html
http://www.smh.com.au/world/penis-prank-visible-from-space-20110608-1frml.html
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google-20110608-1frma.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/world/penis-prank-visible-from-space-20110608-1frml.html
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http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google-20110608-1frma.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/penis-prank-visible-from-space-20110608-1frml.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google-20110608-1frma.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google-20110608-1frma.html
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http://fw.farmonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://sj.farmonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/metro/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://sl.farmonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://theland.farmonline.com.au/news/metro/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://theland.farmonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.araratadvertiser.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.araratadvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.armidaleexpress.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.barossaherald.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.barossaherald.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.baysidebulletin.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.bellingencourier.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bellingencourier.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.blacktownsun.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.blayneychronicle.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bluemountainsgazette.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.bombalatimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bombalatimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.boorowanewsonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bordermail.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.braidwoodtimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.bunburymail.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.bunburymail.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.busseltonmail.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.busseltonmail.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.camdenadvertiser.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.camdenadvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.camdencourier.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.centraladvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.centraladvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.cessnockadvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.cobarage.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.colliemail.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.colliemail.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.coomaexpress.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.coomaexpress.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.cootamundraherald.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.crookwellgazette.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.crookwellgazette.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.devonporttimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.donnybrookmail.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.easternriverinachronicle.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.easternriverinachronicle.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.edenmagnet.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.edenmagnet.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.esperanceexpress.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.eyretribune.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.eyretribune.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.fairfieldchampion.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.fairfieldchampion.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.forbesadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.goondiwindiargus.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.greaterdandenongweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.greatlakesadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.hardenexpress.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.hepburnadvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.hepburnadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.hillsnews.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.hillsnews.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.katherinetimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.lithgowmercury.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.maroondahweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.melbourneweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.monashweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.mooneevalleyweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.moreechampion.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.moreechampion.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.myallcoastnota.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.myallcoastnota.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.nambuccaguardian.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.nambuccaguardian.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.narrominenewsonline.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.northernargus.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.northernweekly.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.parramattasun.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.penrithstar.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.penrithstar.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.portnews.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.queanbeyanage.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.roxbydownssun.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.standard.net.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.standard.net.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.stawelltimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.stawelltimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.tenterfieldstar.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.theflindersnews.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.theflindersnews.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.theherald.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.theherald.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.theislanderonline.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.theislanderonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.theridgenews.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.theridgenews.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.transcontinental.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.transcontinental.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.walchanewsonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.warrenadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.wauchopegazette.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.westcoastsentinel.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
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http://www.whyallanewsonline.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.winghamchronicle.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.winghamchronicle.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.yasstribune.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.yasstribune.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx
http://www.youngwitness.com.au/news/national/national/general/penis-prank-the-jokes-on-google/2188924.aspx
http://www.youngwitness.com.au/news/world/world/general/penis-prank-visible-from-space/2188922.aspx

us: Study: Minority youth have big media appetite [AP]
Minority youth spend more than half their day consuming media content, a rate that's 4.5 hours greater than their white counterparts, according to a Northwestern University report released Wednesday.
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/study-minority-youth-have-big-media-appetite-20110608-1fsix.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/study-minority-youth-have-big-media-appetite-20110608-1fsix.html

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Facebook sorry over face tagging launch
Facebook has apologised for the way it rolled-out a new system that recognises users' faces.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13693791

Facebook Again in Spotlight on Privacy - Photo-Recognition Technology Sparks Privacy Concerns
Facebook Inc. stoked fresh concerns from privacy advocates and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe by rolling out technology that uses facial recognition to identify people in photos on its website.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304778304576373730948200592.html

Facebook privacy: How to block facial recognition
You know those really unflattering photos on Facebook that you untagged at lightning speed? Now might be a good time to delete them ... or at least check up on one new privacy setting.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389574/facebook_privacy_how_block_facial_recognition/

Facebook in new privacy row over facial recognition feature
Facebook has come under fire for quietly expanding the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about its privacy practices.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/08/facebook-privacy-facial-recognition

Facebook Changes Privacy Settings to Enable Facial Recognition
Facebook is pushing the privacy line once again, according to a new report from a security and antivirus company.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/facebook-changes-privacy-settings-to-enable-facial-recognition/

Facebook facial recognition technology sparks renewed concerns
Facebook has quietly expanded the availability of technology to automatically identify people in photos, renewing concerns about the privacy practices of the world's top social networking service.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/08/idINIndia-57561320110608
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/08/oukin-uk-facebook-idUKTRE7570CH20110608

Facebook's face-recognition tool raises privacy concerns
FACEBOOK stoked fresh concerns from privacy advocates and lawmakers in the US and Europe by rolling out technology that uses facial recognition to identify people in photos on its website.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/facebook-tool-raises-privacy-concerns/story-e6frg90x-1226072167182

Twitter unveils automatic link shortening, powerful media search engine [Wall Street Journal]
Twitter has overhauled its service and is offering direct media uploads in tweets and automatic link shortening, and a new search engine that includes photos and video searching.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/twitter-unveils-automatic-link-shortening/story-e6frg996-1226072300293

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nz: Government launches cyber security strategy
The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Steven Joyce, has today launched a new strategy to improve New Zealand?s protection against cyber threats.
http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/government-launches-cyber-security-strategy

nz: Facebook pro-bullying page blasted by parents, students
A Facebook page set up to bully an Otumoetai College student was taken down on Saturday night after causing an internet furore.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10730777
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/education/news/article.cfm?c_id=35&objectid=10730777

au: Techno-baby: kids and computers
How much time are kids you know spending on a computer, or playing with other screen-based entertainment, such as hand held video games? Not teenagers, but little kids, toddlers, five-year olds, eight-year olds.
http://blogs.abc.net.au/canberra/2011/06/techno-baby-kids-and-computers.html

au: Make Cyberspace a better place
Making cyberspace a better place Australia?s 3.5 million school students will have the chance to learn how to prevent cyberbullying and stay safe online with the national launch of a suite of free, comprehensive lesson plans today.
http://www.itwire.com/press-release/47658-make-cyberspace-a-better-place

Study Finds 60% of Australian Primary Schoolers Are Talking to Friends Online
AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd ... has released the latest AVG Digital Diary which tracked early childhood technology usage trends over the course of the last year.
http://avg.co.nz/news/avg_study_finds_60_per_cent_of_australian_primary_schoolers_are_talking_to_friends_online/
http://www.avg.com.au/news/avg_study_finds_60_per_cent_of_australian_primary_schoolers_are_talking_to_friends_online/

uk: NSPCC-Backed App Aims To End Cyber-Bullying
A new mobile phone app is being launched with the aim of putting an end to cyber-bullying among children via texts and mobiles.
http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Technology/Cyber-Bullying-New-App-Designed-To-Block-Childrens-Mobile-Phones-And-Bring-End-To-Cyber-Bullying/Article/201106116007254

uk: Government should regulate on website parental controls if industry does not act, report says
The Government should create new laws requiring internet companies to provide better measures for parents to censor what their children can look at online if the companies do not act on the matter soon, a new report has recommended.
http://out-law.com/page-11980

New York's ironic teen "sexting" law
New York lawmakers are trying to advance a bill that would create an "educational reform" program for teenagers who get in trouble for "sexting," the Wall Street Journal reports. Amidst Weinergate, it's hard to ignore the irony that New York's politicians seem in as much need of "sexting" education as its young people.
http://www.salon.com/life/sexting/?story=/politics/war_room/2011/06/06/new_york_sexting_law_weiner

us: Lawmakers Propose Teen 'Sexting' Law
New York state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would create an "educational reform program" for teenagers who get in trouble for creating and sharing pornographic images of minors.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304474804576367960734408624.html

us: Bill aims to nix kid-porn charges for teen sexting
New York teens who are caught sending nude pics to each other may get a reprieve from more serious charges of child pornography if a new bill passes that gives them a sexting education program as an alternative.
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/06/6796032-bill-aims-to-nix-kid-porn-charges-for-teen-sexting

ca: Violent extremists using slick web tools to recruit kids [Postmedia News]
Cyber-bullying, identity theft and online stalking aren't the only things parents need to be vigilant about when their children go on the Internet, authorities say.
http://www.canada.com/news/Violent+extremists+using+slick+tools+recruit+kids/4902271/story.html
http://www.timescolonist.com/news/Violent+extremists+using+slick+tools+recruit+kids/4902271/story.html
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/Violent+extremists+using+slick+tools+recruit+kids/4902271/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Violent+extremists+using+slick+tools+recruit+kids/4902271/story.html

ca: Cyberbullying can start with a miscue, study says [MCT]
Mixing the teenage mind, text messaging and social media can be a recipe for dangerous miscues in the communication age, experts say.
http://www.canada.com/life/Cyberbullying+start+with+miscue+study+says/4912454/story.html
http://www.windsorstar.com/life/Cyberbullying+start+with+miscue+study+says/4912454/story.html
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Cyberbullying+start+with+miscue+study+says/4912454/story.html
http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Cyberbullying+start+with+miscue+study+says/4912454/story.html

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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au: Disconnecting pirates from the net OK: government
Disconnecting movie and music pirates from the internet would not breach human rights and international law, the federal government says, disputing a UN report released this week.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/disconnecting-pirates-from-the-net-ok-government-20110609-1fua4.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/disconnecting-pirates-from-the-net-ok-government-20110609-1fua4.html

au: Intellectual property a real UN right: AFACT
Copyright holders have dismissed a United Nations report declaring that access to the internet should be seen as a fundamental right for humans, stating that intellectual property rights are an actual UN-declared human right.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/intellectual-property-a-real-un-right-afact-339316525.htm

Copyright advocates slam ISPs for not stopping piracy [IDG]
Representatives of the music industry attacked ISPs on Wednesday at the World Copyright Summit in Brussels.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389566/copyright_advocates_slam_isps_stopping_piracy/

Rhys Darby goes public over Skynet
United States movie studios have scored a coup against internet rights advocates by recruiting irreverent comedian Rhys Darby to front a promotional video on internet piracy. 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/5104153/Rhys-Darby-goes-public-over-Skynet

de: 300,000 Addresses Per Month: Successful Fight Against Illegal Downloads
The probability of being discovered for illegal downloading, and being prosecuted, is increasing. eco - Association of the German Internet Industry determined that each month German Internet providers are now handing over user data from 300,000 Internet connections to industry rights-holders, after appropriate court orders have been obtained.
http://en.eco.de/association/202_9155.htm

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Piercing the Fog Around Cellphones and Cancer
The debate about cellphone safety was reignited yet again last week when a panel of the World Heath Organization declared that it was ?possible? the phones could cause cancer.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/piercing-the-fog-around-cellphones-and-cancer/

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SPAM
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nz: Telecom broke anti-spam law
The Department of Internal Affairs has found that txt messages from Telecom to its customers broke the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act (2007) ? popularly known as the anti-spam law.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telecom-broke-anti-spam-law-?-dia-hold-dont-open-ck-94986

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Facebook Becomes Tool to Serve Legal Papers on Those Who Exist Only Online
Two years after an Australian lawyer caused a stir by sending a foreclosure notice via Facebook, the practice of online legal service is spreading as a means for courts to keep their dockets moving.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-06/facebook-becomes-tool-to-serve-legal-papers-on-those-who-exist-only-online.html

uk: Twitter users face prosecution if they breach injunctions, Attorney General warns
Users of Twitter could face legal action for contempt of court if they use the microblogging website to breach privacy injunctions, the Attorney General has warned.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/8560854/Twitter-users-face-prosecution-if-they-breach-injunctions-Attorney-General-warns.html

uk: Twitter users who breach injunctions risk legal action, warns attorney general
Twitter users who breach privacy injunctions could face legal action for contempt of court, the attorney general has warned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/07/twitter-users-injunctions-legal-action

Experts: Few cyberattacks are cause for major retaliation [IDG]
Cyberattacks on U.S. networks by other nations may not always demand the same level of retaliation, and only attacks that cause major damage or loss of life should prompt similar responses, a group of national security experts said Wednesday.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217456/Experts_Few_cyberattacks_are_cause_for_major_retaliation
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060811-experts-few-cyberattacks-are-cause.html
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229819/.html

nz: Government launches official Cyber Security Strategy
The government is to launch a Cyber Security Strategy, Communications and IT minister Steven Joyce announced today.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/government-launches-official-cyber-security-strategy

nz: New bodyguard to target cyber spies
A new cyber bodyguard will be set up to protect high-risk government agencies from attacks by cyber spies and criminals. 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5112274/New-bodyguard-to-target-cyber-spies

New Zealand government reveals cybersecurity strategy
Less than a week after the Australian Federal Government announced plans for a Cyber White Paper, New Zealand authorities have followed suit with a cybersecurity strategy.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/389317/new_zealand_government_reveals_cybersecurity_strategy/

Government launches official Cyber Security Strategy
The government is to launch a Cyber Security Strategy, Communications and IT minister Steven Joyce announced today.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/government-launches-official-cyber-security-strategy

Govt to set up cyber crime 'resilience' centre
Cyber safety organisation NetSafe has praised the Government?s new strategy to combat cyber crime.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-to-revisit-laws-combating-cyber-crime/tabid/419/articleID/214112/Default.aspx
http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-to-set-up-cyber-crime-resilience-centre/tabid/419/articleID/214112/Default.aspx

NZ follows Aus with cyber strategy release
New Zealand has followed Australia in releasing a Cyber Security Strategy, which includes the development of a National Cyber Security centre.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/nz-follows-aus-with-cyber-strategy-release-339316352.htm

New Zealand?s Cyber Security Strategy [news release]
New Zealand?s Cyber Security Strategy is the Government?s plan to improve New Zealand?s cyber security response.
http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/Page____46006.aspx

InternetNZ welcomes Cyber Security Strategy [news release]
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has welcomed the Government?s New Zealand Cyber Security Strategy as a step in the right direction.
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2011/InternetNZ-welcomes-Cyber-Security-Strategy

AVG (AU/NZ) Supports National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011 [news release]
AVG (AU/NZ) Pty Ltd ... announced its support of the Federal Government's fifth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Week 2011. The week aims to help Australians understand cyber security risks and educate home and small business users on the simple steps they can take to protect their personal and financial information online.
http://avg.co.nz/news/avg_supports_national_cyber_security_awareness_week_2011
http://www.avg.com.au/news/avg_supports_national_cyber_security_awareness_week_2011/

People's Daily Raps Google Over Email Accusations
A leading Chinese government newspaper lashed out at Google Inc., saying the company's allegations of China-based hacking were a politically motivated attempt to spark new disputes between China and the U.S.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304432304576369110123223234.html

China Rejects Google's Hacking Charge
China?s official Communist Party newspaper issued a caustic response on Monday to Google?s charge that Chinese hackers had taken aim at influential users of its Gmail service, calling the accusations ?political gaming? aimed at fomenting new discord between the Beijing and Washington governments.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/world/asia/07china.html

Opinion: Cyberwar, Stuxnet and people in glass houses
The Pentagon has concluded that cyber attacks are "acts of war" and may therefore merit a full military response.
http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/06/20116673330569900.html

One in four US hackers 'is an FBI informer'
The underground world of computer hackers has been so thoroughly infiltrated in the US by the FBI and secret service that it is now riddled with paranoia and mistrust, with an estimated one in four hackers secretly informing on their peers, a Guardian investigation has established.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/06/us-hackers-fbi-informer

How computer hackers do what they do ... and why
The only entrance requirements for becoming a hacker are an inquiring mind and plenty of time. These are things that young teenagers - especially, though not exclusively, boys - tend to have.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/06/hackers-how-and-why-they-hack

Cyberspies Target China Experts
Chinese cyberspies, who targeted the personal Gmail accounts of top U.S. officials, are trying to gain access to computers belonging to China specialists and defense contractors who circulate in and out of government and talk regularly with those in power, according to security experts who have tracked these schemes.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576363743171105376.html

Phishing hacks e-mail users, not e-mail services by Rob Pegoraro
I?ve seen one too many ?Gmail hacked? headlines this morning. Yes, Chinese hackers were able to access ?hundreds of Gmail accounts, including some belonging to senior U.S. government officials and military personnel,? as the Post?s story puts it (without using the phrase ?Gmail hack?).
http://robpegoraro.com/2011/06/02/phishing-hacks-e-mail-users-not-e-mail-services/

Can naming, shaming curb cyber attacks from China?
Targets of pervasive Chinese cyber attacks hope the latest breach of Google email will spark a robust U.S. response but Washington may find it hard to pin precise blame on China and cannot go too far against a key economic and diplomatic partner.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/06/uk-google-usa-china-idUKLNE75500W20110606

us: New guidelines require agencies to document progress automating surveillance of cyber threats
The Homeland Security Department has released new information security guidance that, for the first time, requires agencies to report on progress installing tools that continuously monitor threats to computer networks.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110606_5245.php

US Readies Cyberwar Strategy
A formal Pentagon cyber strategy may define which acts of digital sabotage constitute acts war that warrant conventional military retaliation, but cases clear-cut enough to justify such retaliation may be few and far between, experts say.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060611-cyberwar.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/229446/.html

us: Judge rules against trial in lawsuit by victim of $588K cyber heist
A Maine judge's ruling in a case involving a business that sued its bank after losing $345,000 in a cyber heist could set a precedent about how diligent companies must be in protecting their assets online.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217417/Judge_rules_against_trial_in_lawsuit_by_victim_of_588K_cyber_heist

au: Cyber espionage a serious threat: AG
Cyber espionage and foreign interference pose serious threats to Australia's national security, the federal attorney-general says.
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-espionage-a-serious-threat-ag-20110608-1frpi.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-espionage-a-serious-threat-ag-20110608-1frpi.html
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-espionage-a-serious-threat-ag-20110608-1frpi.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/cyber-espionage-a-serious-threat-ag-20110608-1frpi.html

au: Hacker breaches the security of Tax Office, Defence and banks
THE security of hundreds of thousands of electronic key fobs used by Australian banks and their customers, the Defence Force and organisations such as the Tax Office to access computer systems is in doubt after a cyber attack.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/hacker-breaches-the-security-of-tax-office-defence-and-banks-20110607-1fr8e.html

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nz: New cyber security strategy a welcome start, says Privacy Commissioner [news release]
Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff today called the Government's new cyber security strategy "a welcome start towards protecting New Zealanders against online misuses of their personal information".
http://privacy.org.nz/new-cyber-security-strategy-a-welcome-start-says-privacy-commissioner/

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Google Says Kazakhstan?s New Internet Rules Impose 'Borders on Web'
Google Inc. said Kazakhstan is trying to ?create borders on the Web? by imposing rules on Internet search, a move that may degrade the quality of Web surfing in the Central Asian nation.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-08/google-to-redirect-kazakhstan-users-to-google-com-from-google-kz.html

Iran court quashes death sentence in 'porn' case
Iran's supreme court has quashed the death sentence for Saeed Malekpour, a web programmer who was facing execution on charges of developing and promoting porn websites.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/06/iran-reprieves-saeed-malekpour-porn-accusation

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U.S. urges code of conduct for Internet commerce
Companies using the Internet to do business should adhere to a code of conduct to reduce hacking and online theft, the Commerce Department said in a report issued on Wednesday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/08/us-cybersecurity-commerce-idUSTRE75751C20110608

French media tweet and poke ban
French TV and radio presenters have been banned from mentioning social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter on air. The country's broadcasting watchdog has ruled that doing so would break guidelines on advertising.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13665125

Twitter and Facebook reminders banned from French airwaves
How do you say Facebook and Twitter in French? You don't ? at least, not if you are on radio or television, where French officials have banned any mention of them unless they are specifically part of the story.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/06/france-bans-twitter-facebook-news-announcements

French Broadcasters Told to Avoid Naming Social Media Sites
In America, according to the comedian George Carlin, there are seven words to avoid saying on television. In France, the equivalent list has just grown by at least two: ?Facebook? and ?Twitter.?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/technology/07iht-face07.html

Facebook and the French Resistance
Introduction: Sarkozy and ZuckerbergIan Langsdon/European Pressphoto Agency President President Nicolas Sarkozy with Mark Zuckerberg at the Elys?e Palace in Paris on May 25.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/06/06/facebook-and-the-french-resistance

E.U.'s Internet Scoreboard Doesn't Tell the Story
Remember the Lisbon Strategy? That was the European Union?s grand plan, set out in March 2000, to make the bloc ?the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world? within a decade.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/technology/06cache.html

UN criticises NZ's three-strike piracy law
The United Nations has declared internet access a human right and criticised "three strikes" laws like that in New Zealand which may see users lose access for repeat infringements.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10730748

NZ Govt refuses to budge on internet law
The Government says it will not alter its internet copyright legislation, despite UN criticism that such laws are an attack on human rights.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10730831

nz: Copyright law 'will not change'
The Government will not revisit a controversial 'Skynet' law that allows internet providers to disconnect users for alleged copyright infringements, despite a UN report that said internet access was a human right.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/5110681/Copyright-law-will-not-change

nz: ISPs 'will struggle with new web laws'
Internet companies are scrambling to prepare for anti-piracy laws coming into effect this September, but a legal expert warns they will struggle to cope with the new regulations.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10730861

us: Proposed bill would equate GPS tracking, wiretapping
Freshman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Tuesday touted a bill to limit the government's and private companies' access to citizens' geospatial data.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110607_2043.php

us: Editorial: Policing the Internet
A Senate bill aims to cut off support for any site found by the courts to be 'dedicated' to copyright or trademark infringement. It's goals are laudable, but its details are problematic.
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-ed-protectip-20110607,0,2415749.story

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Microsoft's Plans for Skype Are Unclear
If Microsoft?s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, the Internet communications company, goes through, supporters of network neutrality may be losing a standard-bearer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/06/technology/06skype.html

nz: Joyce, Finlayson to front at 'NetHui'
Communications Minister Steven Joyce and Attorney General Chris Finlayson have been added to the speaking list for InternetNZ's 'NetHui 2011', to be held at Auckland's SkyCity June 29 - July 1.
http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/joyce-finlayson-front-nethui-ck-94815

nz: Computer access pioneer honoured
Laurence Zwimpfer, a campaigner and worker on several fronts for ordinary people?s access to computer technology, has been made a member of the NZ Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to information technology.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/computer-access-pioneer-honoured

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Trans-Tasman roaming costs prohibitive for most businesses: survey
The cost of trans-Tasman mobile data roaming is prohibitive for four out of five New Zealand businesses surveyed by the Ministry of Economic Development, says ICT Minister Steven Joyce.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/trans-tasman-roaming-costs-prohibitive-for-most-businesses-joyce

Telecom accused of broadband overcharging
Telecom can't count and could be overcharging thousands of customers' broadband accounts.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10731116

ca: Telecom majors pay price for new TV shows
Eschewing the two 10-foot-tall iPads flanking him, the Sony Centre?s stage lights are trained on Kevin Crull, the chief of Bell Media, new owner of the CTV network.
http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Telecom+majors+price+shows/4897184/story.html

In Asset Sale, Greece to Give Up 10% Stake in Telecom Company
Greece took the first step to raise money from the sale of government assets on Monday while a top official at the European Central Bank argued that the country was not insolvent and should not be excused from paying its debts.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/07/business/global/07euro.html

Deutsche Telekom?s Greek Deal May Trigger Talks Over Labor Costs [Bloomberg]
Deutsche Telekom AG Chief Executive Officer Rene Obermann, who persuaded workers in Germany to accept lower pay in 2007, may have to do the same in Greece to turn around the unit with the steepest revenue decline.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-06/deutsche-telekom-s-greek-deal-may-trigger-talks-on-reducing-labor-costs.html
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-06-06/deutsche-telekom-s-greek-deal-may-trigger-talks-over-labor-costs.html

Google, France Telecom Said to Weigh Traffic Pact
Google Inc. and France Telecom SA are in discussions that may lead to an agreement to work together on reducing the impact of data traffic on telecommunications networks, according to two people familiar with the situation.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-07/google-france-telecom-said-to-weigh-data-network-traffic-pact.html

Case study: Deutsche Telekom
The challenge: When Ren? Obermann, pictured above, took over as chief executive of Deutsche Telekom, the former state-owned telecoms monopoly was living off past glories. Formerly one of the dominant telecoms companies in Europe, DT?s share price had collapsed and its proportion of new broadband customers in DT?s traditional stronghold of Germany had fallen below 10 per cent. With a 260,000-strong workforce, the ratio of DT?s labour costs to sales was nearly double its industry peers?.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bda34544-8c79-11e0-883f-00144feab49a.html

Under Government Pressure, South Korea Telecom Cuts Mobile Rates [Dow Jones]
SK Telecom Co., South Korea's largest mobile operator, said Thursday it will lower its basic monthly charge, the first of the nation's big three mobile companies to respond to government pressure to cut prices to help ease inflation.
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110602-703161.html

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