[DNS] domain name news - 7 July

[DNS] domain name news - 7 July

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 20:30:21 +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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Current state of the UDRP - preliminary issue report by Hogan Lovells' David Taylor & Jane Seager
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/07/current-state-of-the-udrp-preliminary-issue-report-by-hogan-lovells-david-taylor-jane-seager/

Google dumps all 11+ million .co.cc sites from its results
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/google_cans_11m_dot_co_dot_cc_sites/

gTLDs can boost APAC biz online standing
http://www.zdnetasia.com/gtlds-can-boost-apac-biz-online-standing-62301089.htm

Q&A: What Top-Level Domains Could Mean for Trademark Law
http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202499332944

Australian Registrar Distribute.IT Hack: Lessons To Be Learned
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/07/australian-registrar-distributeit-hack-lessons-to-be-learned/

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http://www.xakep.ru/post/56073/

International body ICSPA to fight cybercrime globally
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14032989

Former CIA Director: Build a new Internet to improve cybersecurity
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_1137.php

US anti-piracy body targets foreign website owners for extradition
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/03/us-anti-piracy-extradition-prosecution

au: Good faith or credulity?
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=55ac5d27-564e-4c27-87a7-c33d9889bd86

au: Logging activist caught in web dispute
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/07/05/3260952.htm

au: Couple win fight against Woolies
http://north-shore-times.whereilive.com.au/news/story/couple-win-fight-against-woolies/


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New gTLD Global Awareness Campaign ? Request for Proposals
... To help us achieve our goal of educating the world about this program we have issued a request for proposals (RFP). The objective of the RFP is to retain an advertising agency to help us develop, implement and measure the success of a global advertising and awareness campaign for new gTLDs.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-05jul11-en.htm

ICANN has $750k to advertise new gTLDs
ICANN is looking for an advertising agency to help it get the word out about the new generic top-level domains program, but it only has $750,000 to spend.
http://domainincite.com/icann-has-750k-to-advertise-new-gtlds/

Current state of the UDRP - preliminary issue report by Hogan Lovells' David Taylor & Jane Seager
As reported in the May 2011 edition of Anchovy News, the GNSO Council has asked ICANN to prepare an Issue Report on the current state of the UDRP.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/07/current-state-of-the-udrp-preliminary-issue-report-by-hogan-lovells-david-taylor-jane-seager/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/current-state-of-the-udrp-preliminary-issue-report-by-hogan-lovells-david-taylor-a-jane-seager.html
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=9b8de21c-9dd4-44e5-9de6-40dce6fc4e86

Bruce Tonkin elected vice-chairman of ICANN
... MELBOURNE IT chief strategy officer Dr Bruce Tonkin has been elected vice-chairman of ICANN.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/jeff-durham-lured-from-sap-to-central-coast-hub/story-e6frgakx-1226087510990

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Google dumps all 11+ million .co.cc sites from its results
Google has removed over 11 million .co.cc websites from its search engine results pages on the basis that most of them are far too "spammy".
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/06/google_cans_11m_dot_co_dot_cc_sites/

Google now blocking all co.cc subdomains from search, but who?s next?
Spam, malware, and mail-order crimes are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the sorts of bad things that happen on the internet. While trying to eradicate every bad site is futile, companies like Google do have the power to block entire ?neighborhoods? from showing up in its search results, and that?s just what they?ve done today by banning all subdomains of the greater co.cc domain.
http://www.extremetech.com/internet/89256-google-now-blocking-all-co-cc-subdomains-from-search-but-whos-next

Thousands of short .co domains available
The .co registry may have sold over a million domains since it launched a year ago, but there may be quite a bit of potentially valuable real estate still available.
http://domainincite.com/thousands-of-short-co-domains-available/

Revised '.hu' registration rules: how should trademark owners protect their rights?
Hungary's domain name rules were amended with effect from June 1 2011. The main aim of the modifications was to shorten the registration procedure for '.hu' domain names. However, among other changes, the process no longer distinguishes between domain name applications based on an applicant's previous rights in a requested domain name.
http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=bb828be3-0db8-4394-8ee9-b29a838194a3

Hungary makes changes to domain name regulations
Politicians in Hungary have made amendments to domain name rules with the intention of shortening the application process for '.hu' applicants.
http://www.hostway.co.uk/news/domain-names/hungary-makes-changes-to-domain-name-regulations-800611017.html

Russian firm fined millions over domain land-grab
RU-Center, Russia?s largest domain name registrar, will have to repay 240 million rubles ($8.6 million) for grabbing thousands of domain names and auctioning them during the .?? landrush.
http://domainincite.com/russian-firm-fined-millions-over-domain-land-grab/

Nominet considers variable registration periods for .uk domain names
The current 2 year registration period for .uk domain names may be changed in future to offer flexible registrations of up to 10 years, under proposals published by Nominet.
http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/releases/?contentId=8504

Variable Registration Periods - opportunity for feedback
Currently .uk domain names may be registered for a period of two years. We are now considering the possible introduction of periods other than 2 years - variable registration periods.
http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=8479

uk: Nominet issues BIND update
We would like to make all our members and registrars aware of this important update to BIND and recommend that you patch your systems as a priority.
http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/?contentId=8505

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gTLDs can boost APAC biz online standing
gTLDs present a good online branding opportunity for Asia's businesses, but regional companies may not understand its value and, in turn, be slow to apply for them, industry insiders noted.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/gtlds-can-boost-apac-biz-online-standing-62301089.htm

Q&A: What Top-Level Domains Could Mean for Trademark Law
Trademark lawyers expect seismic change when a recent decision to expand the 22 generic top-level domains, such as .com and .org, to an almost unlimited number takes effect.
http://www.law.com/jsp/cc/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202499332944

Top Level Domains and Search
Search marketers and SEO mavens are starting to pay attention to TLDs now that ICANN has announced a starting date. Many of them are dubious about the benefits of TLDs to search, but they are missing out on why search will benefit from new TLDs ? and vice-versa.
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2011/07/top-level-domains-and-search/

in: Conference on new horizons in IDNS & ref to New GTLDS gets Underway
The government is playing an important role to ensure that all the constitutionally recognised languages of India find their rightful place in the Internationalised Domain Names, Additional Secretary, DIT in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology N Ravi Shankar said today.
http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-22576.html

India to Organize Conference on ?New Horizons in Internationalized Domain Names, gTLDs
Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Wednesday all set to organize a one-day Conference on ?New Horizons In Internationalized Domain Names and New Generic Top Level Domains? at New Delhi.
http://abclive.in/scitech/697-india-to-orgnew-horizons-internationalized-domain-names-gtlds.html

Austrian Registry Grows Wings Over German gTLDs
The Austrian registry nic.at appears to have been drinking plenty of Red Bull and grown wings to cover the German-language new gTLD market. It seems every announcement of a proposed new gTLD in the German-speaking countries is using registry services from nic.at.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/04/austrian-registry-grows-wings-over-german-new-gtlds/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/austrian-registry-grows-wings-over-german-new-gtlds.html

.music web domain concerns recording industry
The recording industry is singing the blues over a new online addressing rule that will allow for the creation of a ?.music? domain.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58421.html

Coming soon, .bharat in 7 Indian languages
As ICANN has given its approval to IDNs, there will be a new domain name, .bharat, in seven Indian languages from early 2012.
http://www.ciol.com/News/News/News-Reports/Coming-soon-bharat-in-7-Indian-languages/152039/0/

Top level domain explosion could wreak MAYHEM on NET
A plan to populate the internet with hundreds or thousands of new top-level domains has security researchers pondering some of the unintended consequences that could be exploited by online criminals. Some of the scenarios aren't pretty.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/07/04/dotless_domain_security/

More TLD Trademarks: .Law, .Kom, .Tom, .Construction, .Hub
New top level domain name trademark ?frontrunning? continues as 9 more trademarks have been filed related to new TLDs.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/07/05/more-tld-trademarks-law-kom-tom-construction-hub/

Successfully Launching a Domain Name Registry: The .CO Story ? with Juan Calle
For anyone thinking about launching a new top level domain (TLD) under ICANN?s new rules, there are many lessons to be learned from the successful launch of the .CO TLD.
http://www.domainsherpa.com/juan-calle-dotco-interview/

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2011 Workshop on DNS Health & Security to be held in Rome, Italy
GCSEC, in cooperation with ICANN and DNS-OARC, announces the 2011 Workshop on DNS Health and Security (DNS-EASY 2011) will be held in Rome, Italy, 18-19 October 2011.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-06jul11-en.htm

Australian Registrar Distribute.IT Hack: Lessons To Be Learned
A "deliberate, premeditated and malicious" attack on the network of Australian registrar and webhost Distribute.IT saw customer data, websites and emails that were hosted on a number of Distribute.IT servers potentially rendered unrecoverable. Distribute.IT described it as "a deliberate aim at the Company and our clients".
http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=15208
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/07/australian-registrar-distributeit-hack-lessons-to-be-learned/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/australian-registrar-distributeit-hack-lessons-to-be-learned.html

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http://www.xakep.ru/post/56073/

International body ICSPA to fight cybercrime globally
The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight cybercrime on a global scale.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14032989

Private industry group leaps into the cybercrime fight [IDG]
A consortium of eight companies launched a campaign on Tuesday to provide better training for law enforcement agencies in order to tackle cybercrime, which costs the U.K. economy tens of billions of pounds annually.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/070511-private-industry-group-leaps-into.html

U.S. and Russia among 22 nations supporting international cyber resolution
Russia and the United States are co-sponsoring a resolution to pre-empt cyberattacks that an influential international body is expected to adopt this week, according to a Belgium parliamentary member who introduced the decree. The proposal calls for member nations to exchange information about the way they intend to deploy cyber technology during military conflicts.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110705_7349.php

Former CIA Director: Build a new Internet to improve cybersecurity
The United States may seriously want to consider creating a new Internet infrastructure to reduce the threat of cyberattacks, said Michael Hayden, President George W. Bush's CIA director.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_1137.php

Lessons from Estonia: Preparing for a major cyberattack
In the spring of 2007, Estonia became the first nation to face a coordinated, nationwide cyberattack when a series of electronic bombardments struck down media, telecommunications, government and banking websites. Digital traffic from servers as far away as Peru, Vietnam and the United States flooded Estonian websites, drowning them in superfluous data. The attack knocked telephone exchanges offline for more than an hour, jeopardizing emergency services. It knocked out media and government portals, leaving citizens in an information vacuum. Beginning April 29, three waves of attacks during a two week period severely disrupted the ordinary tasks that fuel modern economies -- shopping, pumping gas, withdrawing cash from automatic teller machines. A significant act of cyberterrorism posed an economic and political threat in a way no modern economy had previously experienced.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_9154.php

Authorities in Europe Extend Probe of Hackers
Police in Italy and Switzerland searched more than 30 apartments as part of an investigation into online activist collective "Anonymous," amid a growing global law-enforcement crackdown on high-profile computer attacks claimed by the group's followers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303544604576430043400345026.html

U.S. govt facilities targets of cyber attacks
Two U.S. government-funded research laboratories and a defense contractor were targets of a "highly sophisticated" cyber attack last week, representatives of the organizations said, the latest in a string of assaults on U.S. interests.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/idINIndia-58118420110706

Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers
The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses, phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/technology/05hack.html

'Indestructible' Zombie PC Botnet Borrows Exploit From Israeli, U.S. Cyberweapon
Four and a half million PCs, many of them in the U.S., are infected with what security researchers describe at internet security specialists Kaspersky Lab describe as an "indestructible" form of malware. They are doing everything from taking down websites with Ddos attacks to acting as a conduit for up to 30 other pieces of malware.
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26957/

Search engine most popular malware vector
"Shnakule" has been identified as the top malware delivery network for the first half of this year, which also saw 40 percent of malware incidents being introduced by search engines, according to a new report released Wednesday by Blue Coat.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/search-engine-most-popular-malware-vector-62301092.htm

Analysis: How to live with malware infections
How can you be sure your organisation doesn't have insidious viruses or other malware lurking within systems and applications, waiting to inflict damage? You can't.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/security/how-to-live-with-malware-infections

German Government Warns of iPhone Malware Threat From 2007
Run and hide your iPhone as a dangerous PDF exploit will let malware infect your handset. Cyber criminals will then use this malware to steal your sensitive information says Germany's Federal Office for Information Security.
http://gizmodo.com/5818823/german-government-warns-of-four+year-old-iphone-malware-threat

Social engineering in action: how web ads can lead to malware
One of the great myths of security in 2011 is that if you?re infected with malware it?s your own fault. You shouldn?t have been searching for porn, downloading pirated software, or snagging bootleg DVDs from BitTorrent.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/social-engineering-in-action-how-web-ads-can-lead-to-malware/3532

Rustock take-down proves botnets can be crippled, says Microsoft
Microsoft Tuesday said the coordinated take-down of the Rustock botnet and follow-up efforts had purged the malware from over half of the PCs once controlled by Russian hackers.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218180/Rustock_take_down_proves_botnets_can_be_crippled_says_Microsoft

Anonymous launches Operation Turkey
Hacktivist group Anonymous appears to have taken ownership of the Turkish domain of International Center for Human Development as part of its latest protest action, Operation Turkey.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/392714/anonymous_launches_operation_turkey/

Anonymous attacks Turkish websites again [IDG]
Hacker group Anonymous said late Wednesday that its Antisec movement hacked and defaced Turkish government websites, in protest against new Internet filtering rules that come into force in the country in August.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/070711-anonymous-attacks-turkish-websites.html

Microsoft: No botnet is indestructible
No botnet is invulnerable, a Microsoft lawyer involved with the Rustock takedown said, countering claims that another botnet was "practically indestructible."
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218201/Microsoft_No_botnet_is_indestructible

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US anti-piracy body targets foreign website owners for extradition
British website owners could face extradition to the US on piracy charges even if their operation has no connection to America and does something which is most probably legal in the UK, the official leading US web anti-piracy efforts has told the Guardian.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/03/us-anti-piracy-extradition-prosecution

US could use extradition agreement to force UK copyright infringing suspects to face trial in the US, media reports say
The owners of UK websites could be extradited to the US if the sites host links to pirated copyright works, a US intellectual property (IP) rights enforcement body has said, according to media reports.
http://out-law.com/page-12056

Law professors want to kick PROTECT-IP to the curb
When Internet law professors come together to say something fails the test to be constitutional, wouldn't you think they know what they are talking about?
http://blogs.computerworld.com/18569/law_professors_want_to_kick_protect_ip_to_the_curb

US claims all .com and .net websites are in its jurisdiction
THE US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) wants to take down web sites that use the .com and .net top level domains (TLD) regardless of whether their servers are based in the US.
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2083906/claims-com-net-websites-jurisdiction

au: Good faith or credulity?
Giorgio Armani S.p.A., the well known fashion stylist (the Complainant) recently obtained the transfer of the domain names and (the Domain Names) under the .AU Dispute Resolution Policy (the auDRP).
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=55ac5d27-564e-4c27-87a7-c33d9889bd86

au: Logging activist caught in web dispute
A paper manufacturing giant has lodged a complaint against the New South Wales south east logging activist Harriett Swift, over her use of a website address.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/07/05/3260952.htm

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IETF mulls IPv6 for home networking [IDG]
The Internet Engineering Task Force is considering establishing a working group to smooth some of the impending issues around setting up and maintaining IPv6-based Internet connections into homes.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/392687/ietf_mulls_ipv6_home_networking/
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/070611-ietf-mulls-ipv6-for-home.html

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The Future of the Internet Economy: Chapter 2 by Geoff Huston
The OECD held a "high-level" meeting in June 2011 that was intended to build upon the OECD Ministerial on The Future of the Internet Economy held in Seoul, Korea in June 2008. I was invited to attend this meeting as part of the delegation from the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC), and here I'd like to share my impressions of this meeting.
http://www.circleid.com/posts/the_future_of_the_internet_economy_chapter_2/

Are You A Domain Star? European Registries Create Facebook Domain Star Game
8 European countries have partnered up to raise awareness on internet domains on Facebook. Together they have developed a game which allows people to perform whois queries on Facebook using domain names in a playful way.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/04/are-you-a-domain-star-european-registries-create-facebook-domain-star-game/
http://www.domainnews.com/en/are-you-a-domain-star-european-registries-create-facebook-domain-star-game.html

"Can IP Be Protected in the Internet Age?" Panel Recap from Russian Economic Development Conference by Eric Goldman
In June, I attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum ("SPIEF"), organized by the Russian government's Ministry of Economic Development. This was a major event drawing thousands of participants to St. Petersburg... I participated on a panel entitled "Can IP Be Protected in the Internet Age?" Right away, I trust many of you find the titling odd
http://www.circleid.com/posts/can_ip_be_protected_in_internet_age/

au: Couple win fight against Woolies
... The Wards registered their Honest to Goodness name before they started trading early in 2003 - they now employ 30 staff with an annual turnover of $5 million compared with Woolworths estimated $35 billion. They registered the domain name honesttogoodness.com.au in 2007. Earlier this year Woolworths registered woolworthshonesttogoodness.com.au. ?We had customers ringing us because they were confused and cranky that they thought they?d been tricked, that we were Woolies in disguise.?
http://north-shore-times.whereilive.com.au/news/story/couple-win-fight-against-woolies/

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Third of parents believe web 'rewires' brain [PA]
More than a third of parents believe the internet has the power to 'rewire' brains without a person's knowledge, according to research published today.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/third-of-parents-believe-web-rewires-brain-2306435.html

au: No end in sight for Net data boom: ACMA
The need for higher speeds and increased data caps has been highlighted by an Australian Communications and Media Authority study which found that Australian internet users downloaded an average 18.8 gigabytes of data per user as of December 2010.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/392437/no_end_sight_net_data_boom_acma/

Digital boom time for Australians online
The total number of Australian internet subscribers rose by 17 per cent in 2010 and the average amount of data downloaded increased by a further 29 per cent over the same period, according to research released today by the ACMA.
http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410070

More Australians embrace online activities in their daily lives [news release]
The internet service market in Australia is dynamic, characterised by continual innovation in ISP offerings, take-up of innovative consumer access devices and increased consumer participation in the online environment. These are some of the key findings from the latest ACMA research into the emerging digital economy, The internet service market and Australians in the online environment, released on Tuesday 5th July.
http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_410069

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Zuckerberg Finds Fans on Google+
Any guesses as to who is the most popular person on Google+, the company?s new social networking service? Ashton Kutcher, perhaps? Or Lady Gaga?
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/technology/06google.html

Wild Facebook parties could be banned in Germany
Wild parties organised on Facebook could be banned in Germany after a series of gatherings advertised on the website descended into violence.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8616358/Wild-Facebook-parties-could-be-banned-in-Germany.html

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Microsoft Attacks Online Child Pornography by John Carr
They say when you walk along the streets of London you are never more than six feet away from a rat. Looking at some of the headlines carried by newspapers in the early days of the internet you could be forgiven for thinking every user was never more than two mouse clicks away from child pornography. In the public's consciousness the propagation of child pornography became one of the signature crimes of cyberspace.
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/john-carr/microsoft-attacks-online-child-porn_b_890098.html

uk: Delays in paedophile database putting victims at risk
Delays in introducing a national paedophile database are hindering Britain's ability to identify and rescue victims, the BBC has learned.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9532058.stm

Delete Digital Drama to Stop Cyberbullying by Emily Osment
When producers approached me about playing the lead role in the upcoming ABC Family original movie CyberBully, I saw it as an opportunity to play a role I hadn't run into yet. My character Taylor experiences such an incredible emotional ride, and seeing as I am always on the lookout for roles that develop and grow throughout a film, I wanted to do it immediately.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/emily-osment/delete-digital-drama-to-s_b_889482.html

au: Confusion on child pornography site blocking scheme
AUSTRALIAN internet service providers have expressed fears that the federal government's voluntary online child pornography blocking scheme could become a mandatory system by stealth.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/confusion-on-child-pornography-site-blocking-scheme/story-e6frgakx-1226087523741

au: Telstra, Optus net filters 'trivial' to bypass
An internet filter designed to block access to child pornography, which is being imposed on Optus and Telstra customers, is "trivial" to bypass, say civil libertarians.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/telstra-optus-net-filters-trivial-to-bypass-20110705-1h02i.html

au: Exetel shuns 'pointless' Interpol filter
Exetel has joined ranks with Internode and TPG with respect to the limited filtering scheme being rolled out by Telstra and Optus.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/exetel-shuns-pointless-interpol-filter-339318100.htm

au: Giving up on national classification
There's an air of unreality about the Senate's review of the National Classification Scheme. Its final report was released in late June. On the face of it, many of its recommendations are overdue.
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2783418.html

de: klicksafe provides video guidelines to help users protect their privacy on Facebook
 In October 2010, klicksafe published a guidance booklet on the security and privacy options available within Facebook. The 60-page guide informs users about the most important technical aspects available to protect their personal information. Now, klicksafe have launched a complementary series of video tutorials to further illustrate the guidance.
http://www.saferinternet.org/web/guest/blog?p_p_id=homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet&p_p_lifecycle=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_action=detail&_homeBlog_WAR_insafeportlet_articleId=220591

us: Protecting your kids from cyber bullying
The days of the schoolyard bully who set out to take your lunch money or shove you in a locker seem like a dream to kids today. Today's kids face bullies who utilize technology to take schoolyard antagonism to a whole new and oftentimes dangerous level.
http://www.lvrj.com/sponsored/protecting-your-kids-from-cyber-bullying-125065114.html

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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British website owners targeted by US anti-piracy officials
British website owners accused of piracy could be extradited to the US even if their site has no connection to America, officials have warned.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/8615253/British-website-owners-targeted-by-US-anti-piracy-officials.html

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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EU announces crackdown on 'data roaming' costs [PA]
The European Commission has announced a major crackdown on "outrageous" charges for using the internet when travelling in the EU.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/eu-announces-crackdown-on-data-roaming-costs-2307737.html

Mobile phone firms to be forced to reduce overseas roaming charges
Mobile telecommunications firms will be forced to reduce the amount they charge for overseas data roaming to a maximum 80p (90 cents) per megabyte from July 2012, under EU proposals announced today. Customers will also be able to switch to other providers for their overseas roaming, leading to greater competition and potentially even lower charges, according to EU telecoms commissioner Neelie Kroes.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2011/jul/06/mobile-phone-overseas-roaming-charges

In Europe, a Move to Slash Phone Roaming Charges
For many tourists, it?s an experience they will long remember. After taking in the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Coliseum in Rome or Buckingham Palace in London, they arrive home to something unexpected: a staggering cellphone roaming bill.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/06/technology/06roaming.html

Commission proposes more competition, more choice and lower prices for mobile phone users abroad [news release]
A proposal for a long-term solution to the continued high cost of using mobile phones and other mobile devices whilst travelling in the EU (roaming) has been presented by the European Commission. The directly binding Regulation proposed would for the first time introduce structural measures to boost competition by allowing customers from 1 July 2014, if they so wish, to sign up for a cheaper mobile roaming contract, separate from their contract for national mobile services, whilst using the same phone number.
http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/835

Mobile devices account for 5 percent of all browsing says study [Relaxnews]
Data released July 1 by internet trend monitoring site Net Market Share reveals that mobile and tablet platforms account for 5 percent of all internet browsing around the world. 
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/mobile-devices-account-for-5-percent-of-all-browsing-says-study-2307594.html

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International body ICSPA to fight cybercrime globally
The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) has been set up to fight cybercrime on a global scale.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14032989

Private industry group leaps into the cybercrime fight [IDG]
A consortium of eight companies launched a campaign on Tuesday to provide better training for law enforcement agencies in order to tackle cybercrime, which costs the U.K. economy tens of billions of pounds annually.
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/070511-private-industry-group-leaps-into.html

U.S. and Russia among 22 nations supporting international cyber resolution
Russia and the United States are co-sponsoring a resolution to pre-empt cyberattacks that an influential international body is expected to adopt this week, according to a Belgium parliamentary member who introduced the decree. The proposal calls for member nations to exchange information about the way they intend to deploy cyber technology during military conflicts.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110705_7349.php

Former CIA Director: Build a new Internet to improve cybersecurity
The United States may seriously want to consider creating a new Internet infrastructure to reduce the threat of cyberattacks, said Michael Hayden, President George W. Bush's CIA director.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_1137.php

Lessons from Estonia: Preparing for a major cyberattack
In the spring of 2007, Estonia became the first nation to face a coordinated, nationwide cyberattack when a series of electronic bombardments struck down media, telecommunications, government and banking websites. Digital traffic from servers as far away as Peru, Vietnam and the United States flooded Estonian websites, drowning them in superfluous data. The attack knocked telephone exchanges offline for more than an hour, jeopardizing emergency services. It knocked out media and government portals, leaving citizens in an information vacuum. Beginning April 29, three waves of attacks during a two week period severely disrupted the ordinary tasks that fuel modern economies -- shopping, pumping gas, withdrawing cash from automatic teller machines. A significant act of cyberterrorism posed an economic and political threat in a way no modern economy had previously experienced.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110706_9154.php

Authorities in Europe Extend Probe of Hackers
Police in Italy and Switzerland searched more than 30 apartments as part of an investigation into online activist collective "Anonymous," amid a growing global law-enforcement crackdown on high-profile computer attacks claimed by the group's followers.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303544604576430043400345026.html

U.S. govt facilities targets of cyber attacks
Two U.S. government-funded research laboratories and a defense contractor were targets of a "highly sophisticated" cyber attack last week, representatives of the organizations said, the latest in a string of assaults on U.S. interests.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/07/06/idINIndia-58118420110706

Hackers Select a New Target: Other Hackers
The hackers, calling themselves the A-Team, assembled a trove of private information and put it online for all to see: names, aliases, addresses, phone numbers, even details about family members and girlfriends.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/technology/05hack.html

'Indestructible' Zombie PC Botnet Borrows Exploit From Israeli, U.S. Cyberweapon
Four and a half million PCs, many of them in the U.S., are infected with what security researchers describe at internet security specialists Kaspersky Lab describe as an "indestructible" form of malware. They are doing everything from taking down websites with Ddos attacks to acting as a conduit for up to 30 other pieces of malware.
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26957/

Cyber-thieves target Facebook - report [AAP]
All it can take is one click on a link posted by a Facebook friend and you're infected.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/cyber-thieves-target-facebook-report/story-e6frf7jx-1226089161897

Search engine most popular malware vector
"Shnakule" has been identified as the top malware delivery network for the first half of this year, which also saw 40 percent of malware incidents being introduced by search engines, according to a new report released Wednesday by Blue Coat.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/search-engine-most-popular-malware-vector-62301092.htm

Analysis: How to live with malware infections
How can you be sure your organisation doesn't have insidious viruses or other malware lurking within systems and applications, waiting to inflict damage? You can't.
http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/security/how-to-live-with-malware-infections

German Government Warns of iPhone Malware Threat From 2007
Run and hide your iPhone as a dangerous PDF exploit will let malware infect your handset. Cyber criminals will then use this malware to steal your sensitive information says Germany's Federal Office for Information Security.
http://gizmodo.com/5818823/german-government-warns-of-four+year-old-iphone-malware-threat

Social engineering in action: how web ads can lead to malware
One of the great myths of security in 2011 is that if you?re infected with malware it?s your own fault. You shouldn?t have been searching for porn, downloading pirated software, or snagging bootleg DVDs from BitTorrent.
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/social-engineering-in-action-how-web-ads-can-lead-to-malware/3532

Rustock take-down proves botnets can be crippled, says Microsoft
Microsoft Tuesday said the coordinated take-down of the Rustock botnet and follow-up efforts had purged the malware from over half of the PCs once controlled by Russian hackers.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218180/Rustock_take_down_proves_botnets_can_be_crippled_says_Microsoft

au: CERT finds 250k stolen business data bits
Australia's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has tracked 250,000 pieces of stolen business data in the past six months, according to figures released by Attorney-General Robert McClelland.
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/262507,cert-finds-250k-stolen-business-data-bits.aspx

nz: Opinion: Scammers tried to rob quake victims
Christchurch was still shaking when ruthless overseas computer pirates tried to strip millions from the bank accounts of quake victims.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/opinion/off-pat/5234454/Opinion-Scammers-tried-to-rob-quake-victims
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/manukau-courier/5234507/OPINION-Scammers-tried-to-rob-quake-victims
http://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/north-shore-times/5234454/OPINION-Scammers-tried-to-rob-quake-victims

it: User-generated content and liability: have ISPs' problems just got bigger?
In April 2009 RTI SpA, part of the Mediaset group, filed a complaint before the Court of Milan against Italia On Line Srl (IOL). RTI alleged infringement of its IP rights and trademarks relating to famous television shows broadcast by RTI in Italy.
http://www.internationallawoffice.com/newsletters/detail.aspx?g=10a8760c-4779-4c61-b9c6-1eb3a465acb5

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High level discussions on online tracking
A meeting organised jointly by the University of Berkeley and the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam drew together an outstanding collection of international experts, NGOs and industry representatives to discuss online tracking protection and browsers.
http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number9.13/online-tracking-discussions

Senate reports on Australian Privacy Principles
In brief: The Senate Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee has released the first part of its report on its inquiry into the legislation giving effect to the new Australian Privacy Principles which, if implemented, may have significant implications for privacy compliance procedures. Partner Dean Carrigan, Special Counsel John Dieckmann, Senior Associate Nathan Shepherd and Lawyer Fiona MacDonald report.
http://www.aar.com.au/pubs/priv/foprivjul11.htm

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
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Editorial: Investigating Google
The Federal Trade Commission?s decision to open an investigation into potential anticompetitive or deceptive practices at Google is a welcome move. While the Internet company has been a leader in innovation, giving consumers exciting new choices online, the public?s interest lies in ensuring fair competition in this fast-changing arena.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/opinion/05tue3.html

UK to follow US on piracy policy
The UK could soon be following the US by blocking websites that pirate movies and music.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14035502

au: National security legislation passes Parliament [news release]
Attorney-General Robert McClelland today welcomed the passage through Parliament of improvements to laws underpinning Australia?s national security and intelligence agencies.
http://www.attorneygeneral.gov.au/www/ministers/mcclelland.nsf/Page/MediaReleases_2011_ThirdQuarter_5July2011-NationalsecuritylegislationpassesParliament

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Phone Rivals Gang Up, Outbid Google
A consortium including Apple Inc. and Microsoft Corp. paid $4.5 billion to buy a trove of wireless patents belonging to Nortel Networks Corp., outbidding Google Inc. and others in a closely watched auction.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304584004576418962301518284.html

Baidu and Microsoft tie-up for English search in China
Baidu, the biggest web company in China, will partner with Microsoft to provide English-language search results.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14024420

Microsoft strikes deal with China's biggest search engine Baidu
Microsoft has signed a deal with Baidu, the biggest search engine in China, to provide English-language search results ? but they will be censored to meet the Chinese government's demands.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/04/microsoft-baidu-china-search-engines

Microsoft's Bing will power Baidu's Chinese search site [IDG]
Microsoft's Bing search engine will provide English-language search results for Baidu, China's largest search engine, the companies announced Monday.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9218118/Microsoft_s_Bing_will_power_Baidu_s_Chinese_search_site

NZ business, education left behind by global ?digital divide?
ANALYSIS: New Zealand internet use is still marred by a ?digital divide? that restricts local businesses and education from competing effectively on a global scale and individuals from fully participating in an increasingly online society, say private and public sector analysts.
http://www.pmc.aut.ac.nz/articles/nz-business-education-left-behind-global-?digital-divide?

InternetNZ backs Barcamp 'Unconference'
InternetNZ will be the major sponsor for the fifth annual Barcamp Auckland Unconference, to be held Saturday, 16 July.
http://www.techday.co.nz/itbrief/news/internetnz-backs-barcamp-unconference/20503/

nz: Cloud computing group to develop code of conduct
As cloud computing gains popularity, it is likely that a multi-sector working group will be formed to develop and maintain a 'code of conduct' for the technology.
http://www.qas.co.nz/company/data-quality-news/cloud_computing_group_to_develop_code_of_conduct_7546.htm

Editorial: Power-Hungry Devices
The Energy Department chimed in at just the right time when it announced that it might issue energy conservation requirements for cable boxes, digital recorders and the like. A voluntary conservation program run by the Environmental Protection Agency may not be enough to generate a commitment to energy efficiency among the companies that provide these power-hungry boxes.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/05/opinion/05tue2.html

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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NBN will thrive if the price is right by Eric Knight, research associate at the Australian National University Centre for Climate Economics and Policy and the University of Oxford
There is something magnificent about the national broadband network. It is a visionary monument to the economic prospects of this country. But the federal government's munificence should not distract us from whether it has been bought at the right price.
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/opinion/politics/nbn-will-thrive-if-the-price-is-right-20110704-1gyxo.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/opinion/politics/nbn-will-thrive-if-the-price-is-right-20110704-1gyxo.html
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/nbn-will-thrive-if-the-price-is-right-20110704-1gyxo.html
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/nbn-will-thrive-if-the-price-is-right-20110704-1gyxo.html

Telstra still wants top spot in the telecom market
Telstra boss David Thodey yesterday underlined his intention to extend his domination of the telecom market by creating an in-house venture capital team to develop new applications and IT for his customers.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/telstra-still-wants-top-spot-in-the-telecom-market/story-e6frg9io-1226089261879

Vodafone Australia class action gathers momentum
A bid to bring a consumer class action suit against Vodafone Hutchison Australia over the performance of its mobile network has proceeded apace with more litigants joining the proposed action.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/telecommunications/vodafone-australia-class-action-gathers-momentum/story-fn4iyzsr-1226088039230

NZ Telecom losing the trust wars
When Mark Peisker contacted me in early June he'd had a guts-full. Months and months had gone by trying to sort out a problem of over-counting of his broadband usage. Telecom had constantly fobbed him off with one excuse after another.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10736302

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nz: Far North P lab busted, possible child porn links
Police who busted a Far North P lab yesterday were also investigating the importation of child pornography.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10736985

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