[DNS] domain name news - 16 June

[DNS] domain name news - 16 June

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:11:12 +1000
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New Measures Proposed to Enhance Post-Expiration and Renewal Related Policies and Practices: GNSO Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group Presents Final Report
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14jun11-en.htm

Olympic Committee Engages Members In Letter Writing Campaign To ICANN
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14997

Open Letter & Petition To ICANN Urging New gTLD Approval in Singapore
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=15009

Linux.conf.au secures own domain name
http://www.zdnet.com.au/linuxconfau-secures-own-domain-name-339316723.htm

linux.conf.au finally controls domain name
http://www.itwire.com/virtualisation/47807-linuxconfau-finally-controls-domain-name

Are 1,000 federal websites really a waste?
http://gcn.com/articles/2011/06/14/plan-to-close-1000-federal-websites-underway.aspx

White House To Cut Waste Including Halving Number of .GOV Domains
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=15017

New web domains: a compelling .brand opportunity - or an online .mess? by Theo Hnarakis, CEO of Melbourne IT
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2011/06/14/3243342.htm

Some Considerations For New TLD Operators From A Registrar Perspective by Michele Neylon
http://www.internetnews.me/2011/06/12/some-considerations-for-new-tld-operators-from-a-registrar-perspective/

EU Readies CERT Team To Fend Off Cyber Attacks
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/eu-readies-cert-team-to-fend-off-cyber-attacks-31621

au: Leaders should put cyber security on agenda - Internet body
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-cyber-internet-idUKTRE75D1AU20110614

IMF cyber attack boosts calls for global action
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idINIndia-57666020110613

au: Distribute IT hit by 'malicious attack'
http://www.crn.com.au/News/260410,distribute-it-hit-by-malicious-attack.aspx

US facing legal challenge to domain name seizures
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/us-facing-legal-challenge-to-domain-name-seizures.ars

au: ACCC fines Yellow Pages posers $2.7 million
http://www.marketingmag.com.au/articles/news/5040/accc-fines-yellow-pages-posers-2-7-million/

au: Ballarat businesses targeted in domain-name scam
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/ballarat-businesses-targeted-in-domainname-scam/2195014.aspx

'Promising' results for new net addresses
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/promising-results-for-new-net-addresses/story-e6frgakx-1226074495482


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New Measures Proposed to Enhance Post-Expiration and Renewal Related Policies and Practices: GNSO Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery Working Group Presents Final Report
The GNSO Post-Expiration Domain Name Recovery (PEDNR) Working Group has submitted its Final Report to the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council today, 14 June 2011. The PEDNR WG was tasked to address questions in relation to what extent registrants should be able to renew their domain names after they expire.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-14jun11-en.htm

Advisory: News Conference to Inaugurate Cyber Security Facility in Singapore
Prominent Internet organizations and the Singapore Government will answer journalists? questions about the inauguration of a Singapore facility that will become the first of three hardened facilities that will bring an extra measure of security to Internet users around the globe.
http://www.icann.org/en/news/advisories/advisory-14jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Juan Carlos C?rdenas Gueudinot, Comite Olimpico de Chile to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/gueudinot-to-dengate-thrush-11jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Michael Vesper, Deutscher Olympischer SportBund to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/vesper-to-dengate-thrush-10jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Jean-Pierre Mougin, Comit? National Olympique et Sportif Fran?ais to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/mougin-to-dengate-thrush-10jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Craig Phillips, Australian Olympic Committee to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/phillips-to-dengate-thrush-10jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Raja Randhir Singh, Indian Olympic Association to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/singh-to-dengate-thrush-09jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Peter Prom, Gambia National Olympic Committee to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/prom-to-dengate-thrush-09jun11-en.pdf

Letter from Maxwell de Silva, National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka to Peter Dengate Thrush
Support for the IOC Reserved Names Proposal
http://www.icann.org/en/correspondence/de-silva-to-dengate-thrush-09jun11-en.pdf

Olympic Committee Engages Members In Letter Writing Campaign To ICANN
The International Olympic Committee has got its members involved in a good old letter writing campaign to ICANN in its bid to get preferential treatment for words relating to the Olympics in any new top level domains when they are introduced.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14997
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/14/olympic-committee-engages-members-in-letter-writing-campaign-to-icann/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/olympic-committee-engages-members-in-icann-letter-writing-campaign.html

Open Letter & Petition To ICANN Urging New gTLD Approval in Singapore
An open letter has been drafted urging the ICANN board to approve the new generic Top Level Domain programme at the meeting next week in Singapore. A meeting has been scheduled for Monday 20 June at which approval may be given.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=15009
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/15/open-letter-petition-to-icann-urging-new-gtld-approval-in-singapore/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/open-letter-a-petition-to-icann-urging-new-gtld-approval-in-singapore.html

Open letter to ICANN Board: Sign this Petition
ICANN is on the cusp of an historic decision to fulfill its founding mandate to introduce choice and competition into the Internet naming system, and thereby make the Internet naming system truly accessible to all existing Internet users, and for those to come. We forcefully urge the approval of the New gTLD Program and the beginning of the communications period at the June 20th 2011 meeting of the ICANN Board in Singapore. We believe that the Board can make no other principled choice.
http://www.petitions24.com/newtlds

ICANN issues Applicant Guidebook for new gTLDs and prepares for board vote
On May 30, after years of debate and dialogue with the Internet community, IP owners, governments, and others, ICANN released the ? presumably ? final Applicant Guidebook concerning the proposed launch of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). There currently are 22 gTLDs (e.g., ?.com,? ?.net,? ?.org,? etc.). Under ICANN?s proposal, corporations, organizations, and institutions in good standing will have the opportunity to apply for their own gTLDs, which they will administer pursuant to certain rules and regulations.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c5195066-ac26-4357-b1bf-435781fdb11d

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Nic.at Adds .HAMBURG To Stable
With the possibility of ICANN approving new gTLDs as soon as Monday next week at its Singapore meeting, competition is heating up to provide back-end services for potential applicants.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/15/nicat-adds-hamburg-to-stable/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/nicat-adds-hamburg-to-stable.html

Nic.at strikes .hamburg deal
Hamburg Top-Level-Domain GmbH, a potential bidder for the .hamburg top-level domain, has headed across the border into Austria for its registry services provider.
http://domainincite.com/nic-at-strikes-hamburg-deal/

Linux.conf.au secures own domain name
It has taken Australian open-source conference linux.conf.au several years, quite a lot of negotiation and the use of alternatives to finally secure the rights to its own domain name.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/linuxconfau-secures-own-domain-name-339316723.htm
http://www.builderau.com.au/news/soa/Linux-conf-au-secures-own-domain-name/0,339028227,339316723,00.htm

linux.conf.au finally controls domain name
It's taken several years, quite a lot of negotiation and the use of alternatives to get it through an uncertain period. But Australian open source conference Linux.conf.au has finally permanently secure the rights to its own domain name.
http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/market/47807-linuxconfau-finally-controls-domain-name
http://www.itwire.com/virtualisation/47807-linuxconfau-finally-controls-domain-name

TooManyWebsites.gov
As the President points out in this video, our government doesn?t need a website dedicated to foresters who play the fiddle. We also don?t need multiple sites dealing with invasive plants (here and here). And I?m pretty sure the website dedicated to the Centennial of Flight can come down... particularly since the Centennial was in 2003.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/13/toomanywebsitesgov

The White House Blog: Vice President Biden to Take on Making Government More Accountable
... Additionally, as one of the campaign?s first steps, the Administration will be targeting duplication and waste among federal websites. There are almost 2,000 separate websites across the Federal Government. With so many separate sites, Americans often do not know where to turn for information. We?re putting a halt to the creation of any new websites, and will eliminate more than half over the next year.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/13/vice-president-biden-take-making-government-more-accountable-0

Feds to Purge Half of Its Websites - OMB Places Freeze on New .Gov Sites for Next 90 Days
The White House thinks the federal government has too many websites - some 24,000, including 2,000 top-level .gov domains - and wants to reduce that number significantly. To get started, the Office of Management and Budget implemented an immediate freeze for the next 90 days on the creation of executive branch websites.
http://www.govinfosecurity.com/articles.php?art_id=3746

Biden simplifies federal website message a bit too much
Did Vice President Joe Biden -- or his staff -- botch a statement regarding a new effort to eliminate unneeded federal government websites? It appears that might be the case. A statement from Biden's office reads: "There are almost 2,000 separate websites across the federal government." It goes on to say that the administration will shut down or consolidate 25 percent "of the 2,000 sites over the next few months and set a goal of cutting the number of separate, stand alone sites in half over the next year."
http://fcw.com/blogs/insider/2011/06/biden-statement-domain-websites.aspx

Are 1,000 federal websites really a waste?
The Obama administration?s efforts to cut government waste by, among other things, eliminating extraneous federal websites has claimed its first pelt. The Fiddling Foresters are no more ? at least, they don?t exist on the Web.
http://gcn.com/articles/2011/06/14/plan-to-close-1000-federal-websites-underway.aspx

White House To Cut Waste Including Halving Number of .GOV Domains
Vice President Biden has been tasked with the job of cutting waste in their agencies as part of the Administration's ongoing effort to make government more accountable to the American people.
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=15017
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/15/white-house-to-cut-waste-including-halving-number-of-gov-domains/

SIDN Finds Strong Growth in Green Hosting Of .NL Domains
Each year, SIDN, the .nl registry, and Cleanbits, the organisation that works to promote a green internet, carry out a survey to find out how many .nl domain names have green hosts. The results of this year?s survey show that half of .nl?s 4.5 million domain names are now hosted on a green or CO2-neutral basis. Green hosting is rapidly becoming the norm in the Netherlands.
https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/strong-growth-in-green-hosting/

SGNIC Launches Internationalised Domain Names
On 15 June 2011, SGNIC announced the launch of Internationalised Domain Names (IDNs). The launch will take place in the following phases:
http://nic.net.sg/news/sgnic-launches-internationalised-domain-names

sg: Website Domain Names in Full Chinese and Tamil Characters Now Available
Businesses and consumers can now look forward to using full Chinese and full Tamil characters in their website addresses to better reach their customers and friends.
https://web.sgnic.sg/sites/default/files/IDN Release_14June (FINAL).pdf

Short and Numeric-Only .TEL Domains Now Available
Short (two-character) and numeric-only .TEL domain names became available on Monday last, the registry has announced.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/06/14/short-and-numeric-only-tel-domains-now-available/

General Availability for short and numeric-only .tel names begins tomorrow
Telnic Limited today announced that the General Availability registration period for short (two-character) and numeric-only .tel names will commence tomorrow at 3.00 p.m. BST.
http://telnic.com/downloads/GAShortNumericDomains.pdf

Governments get .xxx wish-list
National governments have been given the chance to block ?words of cultural and/or religious significance? from the forthcoming .xxx top-level domain.
http://domainincite.com/governments-get-xxx-wish-list/

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ICANN Development 1: The [.xxx] Factor
Turn your mind, just for a moment, to this scenario, which we?ll call ?Scenario 1?. It is late October 2011. You are the owner of a successful brand. Naturally, you are perusing Mallesons? IP Whiteboard for handy tips on protecting your rights and keeping up to date on the latest developments in the world of IP. You decide to Google your brand name and discover that someone has registered [YourBrand.xxx] and posted suggestive photos all over it featuring your iconic branding associated with x-rated content. There is a website visitor-counter in the top right hand corner which reads ?856,742?. Unless ?YourBrand? is a provider of adult entertainment services, there is one word for this scenario. Disaster!
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=2e9408a9-b91d-4545-8b56-6b46c3c15b54

New web domains: a compelling .brand opportunity - or an online .mess? by Theo Hnarakis, CEO of Melbourne IT
You may not be aware that the biggest change to the Internet domain naming system in 25 years could be given the green light in June - a decision that will change domain names forever. While the domain industry has debated little else for the past few years, it has crept up quietly on businesses and the public - but now's the time to take notice.
http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2011/06/14/3243342.htm

Some Considerations For New TLD Operators From A Registrar Perspective by Michele Neylon
The ?hot topic? at the upcoming ICANN meeting in Singapore will, of course, be whether or not the new TLDs will actually launch or not. Sure, they?ll launch at some point, but ICANN has been pushing to make the big announcement at Singapore.
http://www.internetnews.me/2011/06/12/some-considerations-for-new-tld-operators-from-a-registrar-perspective/

U.S. Shuns .Music Trademark Ahead of New TLD Launch
Constantine Roussos has made it clear that he plans to use international trademarks to help him win the .music top level domain name during the application process.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/14/u-s-shuns-music-trademark-ahead-of-new-tld-launch/

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EU Readies CERT Team To Fend Off Cyber Attacks
The European Union has created its own taskforce to counter the growing threat of cyber attacks
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/eu-readies-cert-team-to-fend-off-cyber-attacks-31621

How Criminals Steal Passwords, Bank Websites, and the Internet: An Interview with Rod Rasmussen
... Rasmussen caught the attempt as it was happening, noticed that over 300 unsuspecting AOL users had responded with their credit card information, warned them of the scam, and resolved to change his company's course. Now IID is one of the web's leading security companies, focused on things like large-scale phishing and abuse of the domain name system, a tactic that phishers use today to make malicious websites look like legitimate ones. The company?s latest report finds that phishing is up 12-percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2011. And large-scale now means something as disturbing as a recently detected phishing scheme originating in China that targeted U.S. government officials, Chinese activists, and more.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-pasternack/how-criminals-steal-passw_b_876303.html

au: Leaders should put cyber security on agenda - Internet body
World leaders should put cyber security on the international agenda at forums such as the G20 and bring pressure to bear on "slower-moving" nations to take a stand against hacking, the co-founder of a global industry body said on Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-cyber-internet-idUKTRE75D1AU20110614

IMF cyber attack boosts calls for global action
Governments, multinational corporations and global institutions are losing the battle against computer hackers and must combine their resources if they are to lock out cyber intruders, experts say.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idINIndia-57666020110613

Spear phishers sharpen skills, craft 'incredible' attacks, say experts
Recent break-ins at high-profile targets like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrate just how proficient hackers have become at "spear phishing," researchers said today.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217601/Spear_phishers_sharpen_skills_craft_incredible_attacks_say_experts
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/061411-spear-phishers-sharpen-skills-craft.html

South Korea scrambles cyber defence for world's "most wired" country
South Korea is scrambling to protect its computer systems after attacks against government agencies and financial institutions exposed vulnerabilities in a country that has the deepest Internet penetration anywhere.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57683020110614
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-cyber-south-korea-idUKTRE75D19W20110614

Seoul launches cyber security plan; experts urge global response
South Korea said on Tuesday it was drawing up a cyber security master plan after a wave of hacking attacks against global agencies and companies but some other Asian governments appeared to have no blueprint for tackling the threat.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57684220110614

Turkish arrests intensify global war between hacker activists and police
The global battle between hacker activists and police intensified Monday with 32 arrests in Turkey and an admission from Spanish police that the group Anonymous had successfully attacked their website in response to arrests made there.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/13/turkish-arrests-global-war-hackers-police

Lulz attacks: US orders review as Senate site hacked
US officials said they have ordered a security review after hackers managed to break into the Senate website at the weekend.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13758361

US Senate orders security review after LulzSec hacking
The US Senate's website was hacked into over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major US-based institution.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/14/us-politics-hacking-senate-lulzsec

Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
The U.S. Senate's website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major U.S.-based institution.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/uk-cybersecurity-usa-senate-idUKTRE75C68P20110614
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idINIndia-57676920110613

Phishing attacks: will we ever stop them?
As recently reported here at this site, a recent IBM survey concludes that mass phishing attacks ? in which users receive phony emails that prompt them to either log into malicious sites or to send confidential data ? have been on the wane. However, in their place have been smarter (if you can call phishing ?smart?), more targeted phishing expeditions. This new threat even has a cute name: ?spear phishing.?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/phishing-attacks-will-we-ever-stop-them/16416

How Criminals Steal Passwords, Bank Websites, and the Internet: An Interview with Rod Rasmussen
The Tacoma, WA-based company Internet Identity wasn't meant to be a security outfit. When Rod Rasmussen started it in 1996, he was providing simple enterprise services like email. And then, in 1997, as tends to happen on the internet, someone did something bad: they set up an account posing as an America Online billing representative, and emailed thousands of people with a simple request: to verify your account, could you send us your credit card information?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-pasternack/how-criminals-steal-passw_b_876303.html

EU nations give nod to tougher cybercrime jail terms
European countries have agreed to tougher penalties for cybercrimes, including new punishments for botnet creators, in an effort to clamp down on massive attacks.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2011/06/13/eu-nations-give-nod-to-tougher-cybercrime-jail-terms-40093082/

Kissinger, Huntsman - U.S. and China need cyber detente
The United States and China need to reach an agreement to restrict cyber attacks and designate some areas as off limits to hacking, two former senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/uk-cyberattack-policy-idUKTRE75E0UX20110615

Malaysia tries to stop threatened cyber attack
Malaysia stepped up monitoring of government websites on Wednesday to stop a threatened hacking attack by Internet vigilante group Anonymous over government acts of censorship, the police chief said.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/idINIndia-57706120110615

us: Businesses urged to share more information on cyber threats
The top counterterrorism official at the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday called on businesses to cooperate more with government when hit by hackers.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110614_6241.php

au: Distribute IT hit by 'malicious attack'
Online services wholesaler Distribute.IT has reportedly suffered a malicious attack that has left it scrambling to reconfigure its network and servers.
http://www.crn.com.au/News/260410,distribute-it-hit-by-malicious-attack.aspx

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US facing legal challenge to domain name seizures
One of Spain?s most popular websites, whose American domains were seized as part of a crackdown on Internet piracy, asked a US judge Monday to return its property that it claims was wrongly taken.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/us-facing-legal-challenge-to-domain-name-seizures.ars

Streaming site sues U.S. government over seized domains
Spanish web startup Puerto80 has sued the U.S. government, the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to get two domains back ICE seized in January. Puerto 80 used to run the popular web forum Rojadirecta.org and Rojadirecta.com, which were used to exchange links for live streams of U.S. sporting events.
http://gigaom.com/video/streaming-site-sues-u-s-government-over-seized-domains/

Seized Domains Fight Back
Since last year, we?ve watched with dismay Immigration and Customs Enforcement's increasing use of domain name seizures as part of its stepped-up IP enforcement strategy. Today, one of the seized domains is taking the issue to court.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/06/seized-domains-fight-back

ICE Seizure Challenged by Spanish Streaming Link Sites
On Monday, the owner of two websites filed the first formal legal challenge to Operation in our Sites, which secretly seized domain names last year as part of a controversial U. S. government campaign against copyright infringement.
http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/162893/20110614/ice-seizure-challenged-by-spanish-streaming-link-sites.htm
http://hken.ibtimes.com/articles/162893/20110615/ice-seizure-challenged-by-spanish-streaming-link-sites.htm

au: ACCC fines Yellow Pages posers $2.7 million
Two offshore companies harassed businesses with a pitch promising a listing in the Yellow Pages, only it wasn't the same Yellow Pages people assumed. ... The court's final orders included: Injunctions restraining YPM and YPL from registering domain names including the words "yellow page/s" in combination with ".au" or the name of a city, state or other location in Australia.
http://www.marketingmag.com.au/articles/news/5040/accc-fines-yellow-pages-posers-2-7-million/

au: Ballarat businesses targeted in domain-name scam
BUSINESS owners in the Ballarat area are being targeted in a new internet scam, demanding payment for already-registered internet domain names.
http://www.thecourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/ballarat-businesses-targeted-in-domainname-scam/2195014.aspx

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'Promising' results for new net addresses
EARLY tests of the internet's new IPv6 addressing system have produced "promising" results but need improvement, the regional numbering authority says.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/promising-results-for-new-net-addresses/story-e6frgakx-1226074495482

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Go Daddy Sued for Sending Domain Renewal Notices
WhitServe LLC has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against GoDaddy.com based on the renewal notices it sends to customers. WhitServe says the method by which Go Daddy sends these notices and allows customers to renew their expiring domain names violates two of its patents:
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/06/15/go-daddy-sued-for-sending-domain-renewal-notices/

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Photos and Highlights from the 2011 DOMAINfest Europe Conference In Barcelona, Spain 
The 2011 DOMAINfest Europe conference was held last week in Barcelona, Spain. The event, put together by Oversee.net, ran at the Pullman Barcelona Skipper Hotel Tuesday, June 7 through Thursday, June 9. With the help of Oversee's Corinne Forti and Aaron Kvitek we've gathered some show photos and highlights to share with you.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2011/dailyposts/20110614.htm

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Foreign Websites Doomed to Fail in China? Look at LinkedIn
While Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg analyzes his options in China, where the social networking giant is blocked, LinkedIn?s Chinese membership has grown to more than one million users ? an illustration of how global websites might be able to compete in the China market, if given a fighting chance.
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/06/15/foreign-websites-doomed-to-fail-in-china-look-at-linkedin/

Solar Flares Could Cripple Earth's Tech Infrastructure in 2013
This week's solar flare will likely go unnoticed by most people on Earth, but NASA says that might not be the case two years from now, when a peak in solar activity could cause trillions of dollars in damage to our high-tech infrastructure.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/229876/.html

Google Finds Ways to Search Faster and Without Typing
How fast is fast when talking about search? Google thinks it can be even faster ? and easier ? and one way is by eliminating typing altogether, at least in some cases.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/google-finds-ways-to-search-faster-and-without-typing/

Google Instant Pages to speed web search
Perhaps Google should change the wording of its "Guess it for me" button from "I'm feeling lucky" to "I'm feeling psychic". The search giant has unveiled a new feature that will predict which page a user will choose from a list of search results and begin fetching its data ? even before they have clicked on the link.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/14/google-instant-pages-web-search

Google Instant Pages: A New Way To Speed Up Search
Google unveiled a new search tool, Instant Pages, that the company promises will shave 4-10 seconds off of users' queries.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/google-instant-pages-search_n_876849.html

Google hones search for mobile and speed
Google Inc unveiled new features and technology to speed up Web searches and to make it easier for people to use its flagship search engine as they increasingly access the Internet from handheld mobile devices.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-google-idUKTRE75D5DL20110614
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57698220110614

Bank of England turns to Google to shed light on economic trends
They may not know it, but web users who type "unemployment", "estate agents" or "VAT" into Google are helping the Bank of England to gather information on the state of the British economy.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/jun/13/bank-of-england-google-searches

Internet Can Predict Economic Trends
Internet searches help predict results, but they are also capable of giving a better understanding of some economic trends.
http://blogs.wsj.com/source/2011/06/13/internet-can-predict-economic-trends/

Google takes on Asia's internet might
Daniel Alegre, Google's President for Japan and Asia-Pacific, insists that his company is "locally relevant", as it tries to appeal to the different tastes and internet capabilities of the hugely diverse Asian region.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13740893

Shopping around: the online threat to retail
In the not too distant future, you will be able to scan your body measurements into your laptop, providing a three-dimensional mirror to try on a new dress, suit or pair of jeans.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/14/3243364.htm

au: Bookshops to be wiped out inside five years, Small Business Minister Nick Sherry predicts
Bricks and mortar bookstores will be all but wiped out by online shopping within five years, federal Small Business Minister Nick Sherry has predicted.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/bookshops-to-be-wiped-out-inside-five-years-small-business-minister-nick-sherry-predicts/story-e6frg8nf-1226074957190

Aussie minister predicts end of bookshops
Australian booksellers' jaws dropped today upon hearing that Minister for Small Business Nick Sherry had predicted online shopping would wipe out general bookstores within five years.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/world/5143310/Aussie-minister-predicts-end-of-bookshops

Big rise tipped for net ads
SPENDING on internet ads will soon be second only to those on television, after digital overtakes newspapers in its share of the global advertising market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers projections.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/big-rise-tipped-for-net-ads-20110614-1g1vw.html
http://www.smh.com.au/business/digital-golden-age-will-see-internet-leapfrog-print-for-ad-revenue-20110614-1g21p.html

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SOCIAL NETWORKING
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Facebook status? It's complicated
Has Facebook peaked? Its users are bailing out, there are concerns over privacy and even murmurs that it's going the way of MySpace. But the death of the social network that changed the world is greatly exaggerated.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/facebook-status-its-complicated-2297425.html

Facebook dismisses data that shows stalling growth
It didn't take long for Facebook to dismiss what it says is an incorrect story about its growth stalling in a few key markets, based on questionable data.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2011/jun/13/facebook-data

Facebook denies losing users
Facebook has denied that it is losing customers, saying it is "pleased" with growth.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13760244

uk: MoD releases YouTube videos warning of careless talk on social media sites
During the second world war, the propaganda motto from the British government was simple enough: careless talk costs lives. Things have become a little more complicated since then, but for the Ministry of Defence, the maxim still rings true.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/14/ministry-defence-facebook-youtube-warning

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au: New initiative to empower youths online [news release]
Minister for Home Affairs Brendan O'Connor has announced the next step in the successful ThinkUKnow program, launching a new youth section of the ThinkUKnow website and a Facebook and Twitter account to help empower and protect young Australians in the online environment.
http://www.afp.gov.au/media-centre/news/afp/2011/april/new-initiative-to-empower-youths-online.aspx

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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au: iiNet copyright case back in court
Hollywood's long-running landmark legal bid to make ISPs liable for online piracy could be back before Australian courts as soon as August 12.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/iinet-copyright-case-back-in-court/story-e6frgakx-1226075756074

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Relax, your mobile phone won't kill you, experts say: Australian experts say mobile phone cancer links have been overblown
There is no evidence that mobile phones are any more carcinogenic than coffee or pickled vegetables and Australians should be cautious of any mobile phone "gimmicks" promising to reduce radiation exposure, Australian health and bioengineering experts say.

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/relax-your-mobile-phone-wont-kill-you-experts-say-20110615-1g2iy.html
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/relax-your-mobile-phone-wont-kill-you-experts-say-20110615-1g2iy.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/relax-your-mobile-phone-wont-kill-you-experts-say-20110615-1g2iy.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/relax-your-mobile-phone-wont-kill-you-experts-say-20110615-1g2iy.html

Mobile phones linked to mid-air safety incidents - International Air Transport Association study
The use of electronic devices such as mobile phones has been probed as the possible cause of a string of mid-air safety incidents.
http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/mobile-phones-linked-to-75-mid-air-safety-incidents-international-air-transport-association-study/story-e6frfq80-1226074974948
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/news/mobile-phones-linked-to-75-mid-air-safety-incidents-international-air-transport-association-study/story-e6frg8ro-1226074974948
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/news/mobile-phones-linked-to-75-mid-air-safety-incidents-international-air-transport-association-study/story-e6frezi0-1226074974948
http://www.couriermail.com.au/travel/news/mobile-phones-linked-to-75-mid-air-safety-incidents-international-air-transport-association-study/story-e6freqwo-1226074974948

Nokia and Apple Settle Patent Dispute Over Smartphones
Nokia said Tuesday it had settled a two-year-old global patent fight with Apple over smartphone technology through a licensing agreement that will commit Apple to make a one-time payment to its Finnish competitor and to pay regular royalties in the future.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/technology/15nokia.html

Nokia, Apple Settle Patent Litigation
Nokia Corp. and Apple Inc. entered into a patent license agreement settling all patent litigation between the two companies, both companies said Tuesday, ending a lengthy legal battle between two of the world's largest mobile giants.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303714704576384783542753682.html

Nokia and Apple settle patent dispute
Nokia and Apple have agreed a technology licensing agreement that ends the long-running legal dispute between the two firms.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13759612

Aussies mobile ?Phone-Pas? on the rise [news release]
More Australians are forgetting their manners and using their mobile phones inappropriately, according to new Telstra State of the Nation Research1.
http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media-centre/announcements/UBERSTAGING_074178

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SPAM
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Illegal Spam Firms Run Like Legitimate Businesses
Spam operations are run like legal business enterprises and rely on banks? merchant services to function
http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/illegal-spam-firms-run-like-legitimate-businesses-31535

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au: Leaders should put cyber security on agenda - Internet body
World leaders should put cyber security on the international agenda at forums such as the G20 and bring pressure to bear on "slower-moving" nations to take a stand against hacking, the co-founder of a global industry body said on Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-cyber-internet-idUKTRE75D1AU20110614

IMF cyber attack boosts calls for global action
Governments, multinational corporations and global institutions are losing the battle against computer hackers and must combine their resources if they are to lock out cyber intruders, experts say.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idINIndia-57666020110613

Spear phishers sharpen skills, craft 'incredible' attacks, say experts
Recent break-ins at high-profile targets like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) demonstrate just how proficient hackers have become at "spear phishing," researchers said today.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217601/Spear_phishers_sharpen_skills_craft_incredible_attacks_say_experts
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/061411-spear-phishers-sharpen-skills-craft.html

South Korea scrambles cyber defence for world's "most wired" country
South Korea is scrambling to protect its computer systems after attacks against government agencies and financial institutions exposed vulnerabilities in a country that has the deepest Internet penetration anywhere.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57683020110614
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/oukin-uk-cyber-south-korea-idUKTRE75D19W20110614

Seoul launches cyber security plan; experts urge global response
South Korea said on Tuesday it was drawing up a cyber security master plan after a wave of hacking attacks against global agencies and companies but some other Asian governments appeared to have no blueprint for tackling the threat.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/idINIndia-57684220110614

Turkish arrests intensify global war between hacker activists and police
The global battle between hacker activists and police intensified Monday with 32 arrests in Turkey and an admission from Spanish police that the group Anonymous had successfully attacked their website in response to arrests made there.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/13/turkish-arrests-global-war-hackers-police

Lulz attacks: US orders review as Senate site hacked
US officials said they have ordered a security review after hackers managed to break into the Senate website at the weekend.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13758361

US Senate orders security review after LulzSec hacking
The US Senate's website was hacked into over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major US-based institution.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jun/14/us-politics-hacking-senate-lulzsec

Hackers break into U.S. Senate computers
The U.S. Senate's website was hacked over the weekend, leading to a review of all of its websites, in the latest embarrassing breach of security to hit a major U.S.-based institution.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/uk-cybersecurity-usa-senate-idUKTRE75C68P20110614
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/idINIndia-57676920110613

Phishing attacks: will we ever stop them?
As recently reported here at this site, a recent IBM survey concludes that mass phishing attacks ? in which users receive phony emails that prompt them to either log into malicious sites or to send confidential data ? have been on the wane. However, in their place have been smarter (if you can call phishing ?smart?), more targeted phishing expeditions. This new threat even has a cute name: ?spear phishing.?
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/business-brains/phishing-attacks-will-we-ever-stop-them/16416

How Criminals Steal Passwords, Bank Websites, and the Internet: An Interview with Rod Rasmussen
The Tacoma, WA-based company Internet Identity wasn't meant to be a security outfit. When Rod Rasmussen started it in 1996, he was providing simple enterprise services like email. And then, in 1997, as tends to happen on the internet, someone did something bad: they set up an account posing as an America Online billing representative, and emailed thousands of people with a simple request: to verify your account, could you send us your credit card information?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alex-pasternack/how-criminals-steal-passw_b_876303.html

EU nations give nod to tougher cybercrime jail terms
European countries have agreed to tougher penalties for cybercrimes, including new punishments for botnet creators, in an effort to clamp down on massive attacks.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security-management/2011/06/13/eu-nations-give-nod-to-tougher-cybercrime-jail-terms-40093082/

Kissinger, Huntsman - U.S. and China need cyber detente
The United States and China need to reach an agreement to restrict cyber attacks and designate some areas as off limits to hacking, two former senior U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/uk-cyberattack-policy-idUKTRE75E0UX20110615

Malaysia tries to stop threatened cyber attack
Malaysia stepped up monitoring of government websites on Wednesday to stop a threatened hacking attack by Internet vigilante group Anonymous over government acts of censorship, the police chief said.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/idINIndia-57706120110615

us: Businesses urged to share more information on cyber threats
The top counterterrorism official at the Homeland Security Department on Tuesday called on businesses to cooperate more with government when hit by hackers.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110614_6241.php

Adword name use was not an unreasonable invasion of privacy, US court rules
Using names belonging to competitors to improve your own firms' search engine results is not automatically an unreasonable invasion of privacy, a US court has ruled.
http://out-law.com/page-12000

us: Judge: copyright troll Righthaven has no standing to sue
A Las Vegas federal judge threatened to sanction copyright troll Righthaven, calling its litigation efforts Tuesday ?disingenuous, if not outright deceitful.?
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/06/judge-copyright-troll-righthaven-has-no-standing-to-sue.ars

uk: Juror faces prison for Facebook chat that wrecked ?6m trial
It is one of Britain's oldest laws, but it has now been broken in the most modern of ways.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/juror-faces-prison-for-facebook-chat-that-wrecked-1636m-trial-2297517.html

uk: Facebook juror and defendant guilty of contempt
A juror and acquitted defendant who made contact through Facebook during a multimillion-pound drugs trial, causing it to collapse, have been found guilty in what is believed to be the UK's first prosecution for contempt of court involving the internet.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/jun/14/facebook-juror-defendant-contempt

Study: Risky online behavior common [AP]
Big companies such as Citigroup and Sony have been the targets of major hacking attacks. Yet a new survey finds that regular people are also prime and often unsuspecting targets.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/study-risky-online-behavior-common-20110616-1g4b9.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/study-risky-online-behavior-common-20110616-1g4b9.html

Apple sued over its use of iCloud name by iCloud Communications
Apple has been sued by Phoenix-based iCloud Communications for its use of the name iCloud for its new cloud-based file storage services.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/06/apple-is-sued-by-phoenix-based-icloud-communications-for-use-of-icloud-name.html

au: Watchdog cyber sting exposes WA government security lapses
The Barnett government is facing a major security scare after investigators hacked into a string of government departments and accessed confidential information without being detected.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/watchdog-cyber-sting-exposes-security-lapses/story-fn59niix-1226075936017

au: WA govt slammed for sloppy cybersecurity
The Western Australian auditor general has released a damning report into the security of state government systems, which performed penetration tests that allowed testers to see confidential government documents and credit card transactions.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/wa-govt-slammed-for-sloppy-cybersecurity-339316824.htm

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APEC won't pursue location tracking
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is not following the footsteps of its U.S. and E.U. counterparts--which are looking at regulations to minimize location tracking on smartphones--but is working on projects addressing security issues relating to handheld mobile devices, said an APEC spokesperson.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/apec-wont-pursue-location-tracking-62300680.htm

Global survey on Internet privacy: UNESCO calls for proposals [news release]
UNESCO calls for proposals to conduct a global research aiming to map the current regulatory landscape in Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and Latin America and the Caribbean regarding Internet privacy. The research is also expected to provide an overview of legal protections, self-regulatory guidelines, challenges and cases relating to the topic, in order to create a global snapshot of trends and developments.
http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=31431&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

us: Franken, Blumenthal introduce mobile privacy bill
Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Wednesday introduced a smart phone privacy bill that would require companies like Apple and Google to get permission from users before sharing geo-locational data with third parties.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-tech/post/franken-blumenthal-introduce-mobile-privacy-bill/2011/06/15/AGjZqCWH_blog.html

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1100100 and counting: the secret of Big Blue?s longevity has less to do with machines or software than with strong customer relationships
The long passage that connects the two wings of IBM?s headquarters in Armonk gives a new meaning to the expression ?a walk down memory lane?. From punch cards to magnetic tapes and disk drives to memory chips, every means of storing information since the advent of modern calculating machines is on display, either as an exhibit or as a photo. Other relics of computing can be found in the building, an hour?s drive north of New York City. Near the boardroom sits a desk-sized calculator with hundreds of knobs. Visitors can also wonder about a tangle of wires connected to a metal plate?an early form of software called a ?control panel?.
http://www.economist.com/node/18803123

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Global roaming rorts: Australia third worst
Australians are being slugged global roaming rates of up to $20 per megabyte with no way of monitoring usage costs charged by the telco until they receive their bill.
http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/global-roaming-rorts-australia-third-worst-20110615-1g36j.html
http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/global-roaming-rorts-australia-third-worst-20110615-1g36j.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/global-roaming-rorts-australia-third-worst-20110615-1g36j.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/digital-life/mobiles/global-roaming-rorts-australia-third-worst-20110615-1g36j.html

Telstra on track for landmark NBN deal
TELSTRA and NBN Co are on track to finalise negotiations on their landmark agreement in time for Friday's NBN board meeting.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/industry-sectors/telstra-on-track-for-landmark-nbn-deal/story-e6frg9hx-1226075686514

Telstra and NBN Co close to network deal
TELSTRA and builder of the national broadband network (NBN) NBN Co are inching closer to a final deal.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/telstra-and-nbn-co-close-to-network-deal-20110614-1g1vu.html

nz: Southern Cross Cables announces 100Gbps trial
The only international link cable out of New Zealand, Southern Cross Cable, has announced a successful trial of 100Gbps prototype transmission equipment ? but it won?t be available for use to customers in the 2012 scheduled upgrade.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/southern-cross-cable-announces-100gbps-trial

nz: Telco Bill passes second reading
The Telecommunications (TSO, Broadband, and Other Matters) Amendment Bill, that will enact the changes required for the Ultra Fast Broadband initiative, passed its second reading in Parliament yesterday.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/telecommunications-bill-passes-second-reading

Pacific Fibre questions Sthn Cross cable internet capability
Southern Cross says its submarine internet cables are more than capable of shouldering the demand from the ultra-fast broadband network, but its rival Pacific Fibre is arguing over the numbers.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/connect/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501833&objectid=10732447
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10732447

Italy ?2.4 Billion Spectrum Sale at Risk in ?Wild West? Spat
Italy, trying to cut its deficit, may be thwarted in a bid to raise ?2.4 billion ($3.5 billion) by auctioning frequencies, as broadcasters and phone companies resist the ?chaotic? sale.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-13/italy-s-3-5-billion-spectrum-sale-at-risk-as-broadcasters-dispute-payment.html

Danish Mobile Networks to Share Network Infrastructure
Two networks in Denmark - Telia and Telnor - has announced that they are to share their network infrastructure through the creation of a joint network.
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/49561.php

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uk: Paedophiles who distributed child images on web are jailed
Three men were jailed on Monday after they admitted running an international paedophile ring that distributed millions of indecent images and films of children to subscribers in more than 40 countries.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/13/paedophile-ring-smashed-lincolnshire

uk: Ten arrested in swoop on suspected child sex gang
A group of men accused of being sexual predators, grooming vulnerable young girls for "horrific abuse" and sex parties, were arrested in morning raids yesterday.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/ten-arrested-in-swoop-on-suspected-child-sex-gang-2297512.html

uk: Police question 10 men in child sex abuse inquiry
Police are questioning 10 men suspected of child trafficking following a series of raids in Manchester and the north-west connected to a major inquiry into the sexual exploitation of young girls.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/jun/14/manchester-police-raid-sex-crime-gang

nz: Disgraced teacher tells of child-porn addiction
A 32-year career is over for a teacher found with thousands of images of child pornography, which he blamed on an addiction stemming from his infertility and impotence.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/national-news/5144745/Disgraced-teacher-tells-of-child-porn-addiction
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/5144745/Disgraced-teacher-tells-of-child-porn-addiction

au: Customs swoop on offensive material
CUSTOMS investigated almost 2500 cases of "objectionable material" entering Australia over the past two years.
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/customs-swoop-on-offensive-material/story-e6frea6u-1226075956637

au: 11 charged as police crack paedophile ring
A teacher at an exclusive Sydney boys prep school is among 11 Australian men charged after federal police cracked an alleged online child abuse ring.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/15/3243954.htm
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/mp/9642393/11-charged-as-police-crack-paedophile-ring/

au: AFP smashes online paedophile ring
ELEANOR HALL: We begin with one of the biggest crackdowns on a pornography and child abuse operation in Australia.
http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3244241.htm

More arrests likely in child porn case after 11 men charged [AAP]
More arrests are likely after 11 men, including a teacher, were charged with sharing thousands of child abuse images and videos online.
http://www.news.com.au/national/more-arrests-likely-in-child-porn-case-after-11-men-charged/story-e6frfkvr-1226075312645
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/more-arrests-likely-in-child-porn-case/story-e6frfku0-1226075691370
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/5148568/Australian-police-make-child-porn-bust
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/more-arrests-likely-in-child-porn-case-20110615-1g2g9.html

au: Operation rescues two children, eleven men arrested [news release]
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has uncovered an online network that had allegedly been sharing child abuse images, charging 11 men in a nationwide operation.
http://www.afp.gov.au/media-centre/news/afp/2011/june/operation-rescues-two-children-eleven-men-arrested.aspx

Police make child porn arrests
Police have arrested 11 men across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia over possessing and sharing child abuse material online.
http://media.theage.com.au/news/national-news/police-make-child-porn-arrests-2429652.html

SA arrest, kids rescued in hi-tech child abuse bust
FEDERAL police are working to identify at-risk children after 11 men were busted over a huge child sex ring. 
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sa-arrest-kids-rescued-in-hi-tech-child-abuse-bust/story-e6frea6u-1226075249115

au: Teacher charged in child abuse network
ONE of Australia's most prestigious educational institutions, The King's School in Sydney's west, has become embroiled in a nationwide child abuse network after one of its teachers was charged with accessing and producing child pornography.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/teacher-charged-in-child-abuse-network/story-e6frg6nf-1226075253565

Teacher among 11 charged over child porn
A VETERAN teacher at an exclusive Sydney boys' preparatory school is among 11 men arrested in four states over images of child sexual abuse, bestiality and child sexual assault.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/teacher-among-11-charged-over-child-porn-20110614-1g24a.html

More arrests tipped in child porn bust
MORE arrests are likely following a five-month police investigation into an alleged online child abuse network.
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/more-arrests-tipped-in-child-porn-bust-20110615-1g413.html

Victorian men face child porn counts
THREE Victorian men have been charged over their alleged involvement in an online network that has been sharing child abuse images.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-men-face-child-porn-counts-20110615-1g3um.html

au: King's boys not put at risk: principal
No student at an exclusive Sydney school has been put at risk by the alleged behaviour of a teacher charged with sharing child abuse images online, the principal says.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8261495/kings-boys-not-put-at-risk-principal

Child-porn raid snares teacher from top Sydney school [AFP]
A teacher from one of Sydney's most exclusive private boys schools was among 11 men charged Wednesday with swapping pictures of child sexual abuse.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iSvyIXPplieBeLIFJnS0nB1NfsTw
http://www.mysinchew.com/node/58727
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2011/06/15/child-porn-raid-snares-teacher-from-top-sydney-school/

Kings School principal responds to teacher arrest
THE Kings School principal Dr Tim Hawkes said the teacher arrested for child abuse images had committed the crime at home and no student at the boys school was involved.
http://parramatta-advertiser.whereilive.com.au/news/story/kings-school-principal-responds-to-teacher-arrest/

au: Father of three Greig Alan Butler jailed for using peer-to-peer program to download child porn to his wife's computer
A FATHER-of-three continued to download child pornography despite warnings against it by computer technician, a court has heard.
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/father-of-three-greig-alan-butler-jailed-for-using-peer-to-peer-program-to-download-child-porn-to-his-wifes-computer/story-e6freoof-1226075664359

Children rescued during AFP sex abuse sting
Two children have been rescued during a federal police sting that saw 11 men charged with sharing child abuse images in a nationwide pornography network. 
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8261252/afp-arrest-11-over-child-porn

au: Narrabri man snared in child-abuse dragnet
A MAN from Narrabri is among 11 men snared by Australian Federal Police (AFP) operating a sophisticated online child-abuse network across four states.
http://cowracommunitynews.com/viewnews.php?newsid=7305&id=47

au: Forestville teacher, scout leader and soccer referee on child sex charges
A FORESTVILLE man facing federal charges for accessing images of child sex abuse was once a soccer referee on the northern beaches, The Manly Daily can reveal.
http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/news/story/forestville-teacher-and-scout-leader-charged-as-part-of-child-abuse-ring/

au: Jail for internet sex creep
AN internet sex creep who groomed teenage girls posing as police for sex and sent nude photos has been jailed for six months.
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2011/06/15/263641_news.html

Chicago-area man gets 40 years in infant porn case
A Chicago-area man who created a live online video of himself sexually molesting an infant was sentenced to 40 years in prison on child pornography charges, prosecutors said on Tuesday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-internet-video-molest-idUSTRE75D52X20110614

us: Man jailed for livestreaming infant sex abuse [AFP]
An Illinois man caught in an international pedophile sting was sentenced to 40 years in jail for sexually molesting an infant during an online live video stream, US prosecutors said today.
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8261443/livestream-of-infant-sex-abuse-nets-us-man-40-years
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/World/2011/06/15/Livestream_of_infant_sex_abuse_nets_man_625607.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jasHvDY0jHgbLpi71q4jUKxwkjQA

us: Man Gets 40 Years for Live Internet Sex With Child
A former west suburban man charged with creating a live streaming video of himself sexually molesting an infant has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/annoreno-live-child-sex-abuse-123837859.html

us: 26 Charged With Using P2P to Swap Child-Sex Videos
Law enforcement officials announced felony charges against 26 people on Tuesday for the possession and distribution of violent child pornography over the internet, in one of the most wide-ranging cyber-sex-crime roll-ups in recent memory.
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/06/ny-child-porn/

us: 26 arrested in New York child porn investigation [AFP]
Authorities have arrested 26 people for possession of videos and images depicting sexual assault of tens of thousands of children, New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance said.
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hft7Avf6FjU1zJ4i4e2ZgjWkYGfQ

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