[DNS] domain name news - 11 July

[DNS] domain name news - 11 July

From: David Goldstein <david§goldsteinreport.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:23:34 +1000
Hi all,

Last Thursday's edition of the DNS news was the 900th edition of the news! Well, Adrian may wish to correct me. :)

Thanks to auDA for supporting the DNS News, which in early September will pass the ninth anniversary from when I started compiling it. 

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.

Cheers
David


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Icann chairman urges patience
http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/07/icann-chairman-urges-patience/

Questions over who governs internet names
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/0024f902-a8c8-11e0-b877-00144feabdc0.html

Record Number of New .BE Registrations: DNS.be Annual Report
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/11/record-number-of-new-be-registrations-dnsbe-annual-report/

Five nations to discuss pact on cybercrime law
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/five-nations-to-discuss-pact-on-cybercrime-law-20110707-1h4wm.html

Verisign obeys court orders for domain takedowns
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2086539/verisign-obeys-court-domain-takedowns


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Report from Board-GAC Joint Working Group
The Board-GAC Joint Working Group was established 26 June 2009 to conduct a review of the role of the GAC within ICANN. The final report from the Working Group was submitted to the Board in Singapore and the Board resolved on 24 June 2011 to have the report posted for public comment.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07jul11-en.htm

Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy Part B Policy Development Process Recommendations for Board Consideration
The Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) approved at its meeting on 22 June 2011 a number of recommendations on the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (IRTP) Part B Policy Development Process (PDP). The resolution, which is pending for Board action, proposes:
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-2-08jul11-en.htm

Request for Proposals for WHOIS Consumer Trust Research
... Terms of Reference: 3.1. The first deliverable required is to construct and formulate appropriate questions and provide recommendations on an optimum representation of consumer characteristics given the objectives. Examples of these characteristics are: consumers who do and do not hold a domain name, who use the Internet, who have used or not used WHOIS data, etc.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-10jul11-en.htm

Apply Now for the At-Large Advisory Committee, ALAC - Opening for an ALAC Representative from the North American Region
Following the resignation of the ALAC representative from the North American region, appointed by ICANN's 2010 Nominating Committee (NomCom), the 2011 NomCom invites Statements of Interest for this important ICANN leadership position.
http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08jul11-en.htm

Icann chairman urges patience
Repurposing Churchill quotes is popular among those involved with Icann. Those pushing for reform of the organisation that manages the world's internet domain names call it the "worst system of internet governance, apart from all the others".
http://blogs.ft.com/fttechhub/2011/07/icann-chairman-urges-patience/

Questions over who governs internet names
The future of internet governance is on a knife-edge as questions are asked whether a small Californian non-profit company, Icann, should keep control of the web-naming system.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/0024f902-a8c8-11e0-b877-00144feabdc0.html

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Record Number of New .BE Registrations: DNS.be Annual Report
After a relatively modest increase in new registrations in 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis, new .BE registrations rebounded strongly in 2010 with another record in the number of new registrations according to the 2010 annual report. There were more than 257,000 new .BE registrations in 2010, almost ten per cent better than in the previous year.
http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/07/11/record-number-of-new-be-registrations-dnsbe-annual-report/

Google removes co.cc sub-domain from search engine results, citing malware and spam issues
After announcing its proposals last month, Google has removed virtually all co.cc sub-domain web sites and linked internet resources from its giant online search index.
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/19278/google-removes-cocc-subdomain-from-search-engine-results-citing-malware-and-spam-issues/

.eu business continuity exercise successful
EURid, the registry for the .eu top-level domain (TLD), successfully tested its disaster recovery plan yesterday during a business continuity exercise.
http://www.eurid.eu/en/content/eu-passes-disaster-tests

South Sudan takes final steps toward statehood
... "We want our domain name to be 'SS' for 'South Sudan', but people are telling us 'SS' has an association in Europe with Nazis," Lugga told Reuters as dogs chased a monkey round a muddy field outside, which is full of containers and prefabricated buildings like his that house other ministry offices.
http://af.reuters.com/article/sudanNews/idAFLDE75S1AS20110629

Registration of two-character .SU domain names to be opened soon
A new version of Rules and Regulations for Registration of Domain Names in the SU Domain will be effective as of July 11, 2011. It will cancel the restrictions on registration of two-character .SU domain names.
http://www.nic.ru/news/en/2011/11.07.regl-ch.html

Exploit of BIND DNS identified by Nominet?s research lab
On Tuesday, ISC publicly announced that their nameserver software - BIND - has a vulnerability that allows a remote attacker to disable a nameserver by sending a specific type of DNS query. Along with this announcement, it released a patch that allows DNS operators to fix this vulnerability easily.
http://blog.nominet.org.uk/insight/2011/07/exploit-of-bind-dns-identified-by-nominet?s-research-lab/

Firm offers .xxx trademark checks
We?ve seen domain ?reservation? services and ?preregistration? services, now the soon-to-launch .xxx top-level domain is getting a pre-sunrise trademark verification service.
http://domainincite.com/firm-offers-xxx-trademark-checks/

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Wiki to shake up the new gTLD market
Tens of thousands of dollars worth of registry secret sauce is set to be released under a Creative Commons license on a new wiki, courtesy of the International Telecommunications Union. Applying for a new generic top-level domain could be about to get a whole lot cheaper.
http://domainincite.com/wiki-to-shake-up-the-new-gtld-market/

Overwhelming Change to Internet's Domain Name System
... Upon this historic change in Internet age, IPR in China (a website sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the P.R.C) discussed with Jannik Skou1, a partner at the Swiss consulting company Thomsen Trampedachthe, about the potential opportunities afforded by new gTLDs and the possible legal disputes might arising from the big move.
http://www.chinaipr.gov.cn/newsarticle/news/photo/201106/1233844_1.html

VeriSign?s Pat Kane Discusses New TLDs and IDNs
Domain name registries are getting down to business now that ICANN has finally approved the new top level domain name program.
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/07/07/verisigns-pat-kane-discusses-new-tlds-and-idns/

Will New Top Level Domains End the Rent-Seeking of Domain Name Speculators?
Thousands of people all over the world have spent the past 15 years making millions by scalping web domains that people who might put them to legitimate would otherwise be able to register for less than $10 at their favorite domain registrar. Now ICANN, the Internet's ruling body, is going to allow anyone to create a new Top Level Domain, potentially exploding the amount of internet real estate available to us all.
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/mimssbits/26976/

Technology Review Asks if New TLDs Will ?End the Rent-Seeking of Domain Name Speculators?
Christopher Mims has just penned a new article for MIT?s Technology Review asking ?Will New Top Level Domains End the Rent-Seeking of Domain Name Speculators??
http://domainnamewire.com/2011/07/07/technology-review-asks-if-new-tlds-will-end-the-rent-seeking-of-domain-name-speculators/

The battle for dotAfrica; who will get the crown jewels?
Early in June in Singapore, ICANN board of directors announced that they will allow more gTLD.
http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/The+battle+for+dotAfrica+who+will+get+the+crown+jewels/-/539444/1197132/-/12iar5z/-/index.html
http://allafrica.com/stories/201107081489.html

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Five nations to discuss pact on cybercrime law
How to respond to the growing and global threat posed by online espionage, and cybercrime, will be the focus of meetings in Sydney next week between the top lawmakers of Australia, the US and their three closest allies.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/five-nations-to-discuss-pact-on-cybercrime-law-20110707-1h4wm.html

US Senators seek 'gold standard' in cybersecurity
The United States needs a "gold standard" in cyber-defenses, Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Susan Collins, R-Maine., and Tom Carper, D-Del., said in a Washington Post op-ed. The alternative to better cybersecurity measures, they wrote, "could be a digital Pearl Harbor."
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110708_3775.php

Pentagon's cyber strategy aims to quell fears of militarizing cyberspace
The Pentagon plans on July 14 to release a much-anticipated cyberspace operations strategy that, contrary to some expectations, does not call for militarizing the domain. According to an unclassified draft copy of the framework obtained by Nextgov, the goal is to extinguish any hope enemies may have of accomplishing a destructive attack.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110708_6484.php

U.S. infrastructure faces cyberthreats
The Obama administration is working to contain cybersecurity threats posed by software and hardware infrastructure built overseas, an official said Thursday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/07/07/US-infrastructure-faces-cyberthreats/UPI-96991310074528/

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Verisign obeys court orders for domain takedowns
Versign has said that it "takes the appropriate actions" when handed a court order after the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) claimed it had jurisfiction over all web sites that use the .com and .net top level domains (TLD).
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2086539/verisign-obeys-court-domain-takedowns

Dozens of law professors: PROTECT IP Act is unconstitutional
An ideologically diverse group of 90 law professors has signed a letter opposing the PROTECT IP Act, the Hollywood-backed copyright enforcement/Internet blacklist legislation now working its way through Congress. The letter argues that its domain-blocking provisions amount to Internet censorship that is barred by the First Amendment.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/dozens-of-law-professors-protect-ip-act-is-unconstitutional.ars

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More switching on IPv6
More content providers have switched to IPv6 following the success of the World IPv6 Day test flight which went by smoothly and affected but a small number of users, said participants.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/more-switching-on-ipv6-62301122.htm

Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey 2011
The Global IPv6 Deployment Monitoring Survey 2011 is now online. This survey has been designed by GNKS Consult in collaboration with TNO and the RIPE NCC to further understand where the community stands on IPv6 and what needs be done to ensure the Internet community is ready for the widespread adoption of IPv6.
http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/industry-developments/global-ipv6-deployment-monitoring-survey-2011

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Final editorial comments on draft documents
APNIC seeks final editorial comments on the following draft documents: IPv6 address allocation and assignment policy, APNIC guidelines for IPv6 allocation and assignment requests and APNIC transfer, merger, acquisition, and takeover policy
http://www.apnic.net/publications/news/2011/drafts-20110708

Netcraft July 2011 Web Server Survey
In the July 2011 survey we received responses from 357,292,065 sites. Apache gained a further 10.8 million sites this month, taking its total up to 235 million and increasing its leading market share by nearly a whole percentage point to 65.9%.
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2011/07/08/july-2011-web-server-survey.html

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Trio of 6-Figure Deals Including the Year's 2nd Biggest Non .Com Transaction Top This Week's Domain Sales Chart
The domain aftermarket enjoyed a very solid week led by three 6-figure sales including one that ranks among the year's ten biggest transactions and another that is the second biggest non .com sale reported so far in 2011. Sedo's $352,500 sale of DataCenter.com set the pace. In addition to leading our new weekly all extension Top 20 Sales Chart that deal is also #7 on our Year To Date Top 100 Sales Chart.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2011/20110629.htm

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INTERNET USE
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American newspapers are in trouble, but in emerging markets the news industry is roaring ahead
?Who killed the newspaper?? That was the question posed on the cover of The Economist in 2006. It was, perhaps, a little premature. But there is no doubt that newspapers in many parts of the world are having a hard time. In America, where they are in the deepest trouble, the person often blamed is Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist, a network of classified-advertising websites that is mostly free to use. Mr Newmark has been called a ?newspaper killer? and ?the exploder of journalism?, among other things. The popularity of Craigslist, the ninth most popular website in America, has contributed to a sharp decline in newspapers? classified-advertising revenue (see chart 1)?a business where many newspapers have had comfortable local monopolies for decades. Sitting in a caf? in San Francisco, Mr Newmark looks an unlikely assassin. Did he kill newspapers? ?That would be a considerable exaggeration,? he says with a smile.
http://www.economist.com/node/18904190

Reinventing the newspaper: New business models are proliferating as news organisations search for novel sources of revenue
On the morning of September 3rd 1833 a new kind of newspaper went on sale on the streets of New York. With its mix of crime reports and human-interest stories, the Sun was intended to appeal to a mass audience, and its publisher, Benjamin Day, made it cheap: at one penny, it was one-sixth of the price of most other papers. The most popular newspaper in America at the time, according to Mitchell Stephens, author of ?A History of News?, was New York?s Courier and Enquirer, which sold 4,500 copies a day. Day?s new ?penny paper? appealed to people who had not bought newspapers before. Within two years the Sun was selling 15,000 copies a day.
http://www.economist.com/node/18904178

The people formerly known as the audience: Social-media technologies allow a far wider range of people to take part in gathering, filtering and distributing news
The announcement that Barack Obama would shortly appear on television came late in the evening on May 1st. ?POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10.30pm eastern time,? tweeted Dan Pfeiffer, communications director at the White House. This caused an explosion of speculation on Twitter. Had Muammar Qaddafi been killed in an air strike? Had Osama bin Laden been tracked down at last? At first these two theories had roughly equal support, measured by the volume of tweets. But then Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for Donald Rumsfeld, a former defence secretary, had a call from a well-connected television news producer who wanted to interview Mr Rumsfeld about the killing of bin Laden. Mr Urbahn tweeted: ?So I?m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama bin Laden. Hot damn.?
http://www.economist.com/node/18904124

Technology can both improve and hinder family relationships, survey says
Cambridge University has released a report on how information and communication technology affects family life. The study analyzed questionnaires from 1,000 families each in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and China. The conclusion: Technology can both improve and hinder family relationships. That sounds vague, but there is something to learn from the study about how to manage technology to keep a happy home.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/07/skyping-with-grandma-and-texting-at-the-dinner-table-a-new-report-examines-the-effect-of-technology-.html

comScore Releases Overview of European Internet Usage for May 2011 [news release]
comScore ... released an overview of Internet usage in Europe, showing 366.9 million unique visitors went online in May 2011 for an average of 26.8 hours per person. This study draws its data from comScore?s research panel, which measures Internet usage in 49 European markets aggregated under the European region and provides individual reporting on 18 markets. Among the reportable markets, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Turkey showed the highest average engagement with users from these markets spending an average of more than 30 hours online in the past month.
http://www.comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2011/7/comScore_Releases_Overview_of_European_Internet_Usage_for_May_2011

Cuban cellphones hit 1 million, Net access lags
The number of Cubans using cellphones has risen sharply two years after the government lifted restrictions on mobile telephones, but few people have a personal computer or access to the Internet, according to a report released on Thursday.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-cuba-telecom-idUSTRE76661920110707

au: Review to assess rural use of web
An independent review will examine whether people in rural areas are getting the most out of the online revolution sweeping through the economy.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/review-to-assess-rural-use-of-web-20110707-1h4po.html

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Google seeks deeper integration with Twitter and Facebook
Google may co-operate more closely with Facebook and Twitter and believes there is room for multiple social networks as it rolls out its own Google+ product, according to executive chairman Eric Schmidt ? but the two rivals appear to disagree.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/08/google-seeks-integration-twitter-facebook

LinkedIn Becomes No. 2 U.S. Social Network
LinkedIn Corp., a website focused on job seekers and recruiters, surpassed Myspace to become the No. 2 social-networking service in the U.S. last month, boosted by its initial public offering in May.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-08/linkedin-tops-myspace-to-become-second-largest-u-s-social-networking-site.html

Google seeks deeper integration with Twitter and Facebook
Google may co-operate more closely with Facebook and Twitter and believes there is room for multiple social networks as it rolls out its own Google+ product, according to executive chairman Eric Schmidt ? but the two rivals appear to disagree.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/08/google-seeks-integration-twitter-facebook

Google's Schmidt sees room for several social networks
Google Inc is leaving open the door to more co-operation with social-media giants Facebook and Twitter, and believes there is room for multiple social networks as it rolls out its own, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/07/08/oukin-uk-google-idUKTRE7670E820110708
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/07/08/idINIndia-58146520110708

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Less TV 'doesn't help kids lose weight' [Reuters]
Trying to help children lose weight by cutting back on the time they spend in front of a TV or video game doesn't have much of an impact, according to a Canadian study.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5256993/Less-TV-doesn-t-help-kids-lose-weight

au: Teen sexting: it's illegal, but it's in every high school
Police and schools are struggling to cope with a surge in teenage ''sexting'', forcing senior police to commission guidelines on how to respond to new cases.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/teen-sexting-its-illegal-but-its-in-every-high-school-20110709-1h85a.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/5266426/Teen-sexting-its-illegal-but-everywhere/
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/teen-sexting-its-illegal-but-its-in-every-high-school-20110709-1h85a.html
http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/teen-sexting-its-illegal-but-its-in-every-high-school-20110709-1h85a.html
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/teen-sexting-its-illegal-but-its-in-every-high-school-20110709-1h85a.html

au: Scourge of the school yard: how one rash moment can ruin a young life
By law it's child porn but many young teens see sexting as a bit of fun, part of courting - and, when things go wrong, too few are equipped to handle it.
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/scourge-of-the-school-yard-how-one-rash-moment-can-ruin-a-young-life-20110709-1h84z.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/scourge-of-the-school-yard-how-one-rash-moment-can-ruin-a-young-life-20110709-1h84z.html

au: 5 reasons to worry about the Interpol filter
This month Telstra and Optus start to block their users from visiting a "worst of the worst" list of child pornography sites defined by international agency Interpol. Here are five things we find disturbing about the whole thing.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/5-reasons-to-worry-about-the-interpol-filter-339318271.htm

us: Brown signs laws on cyber-bullying, in-home care providers
California schools will now be allowed to suspend students for bullying classmates on social networking sites. Another law tightens rules on felons serving as in-home care providers for the elderly and disabled.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-new-laws-20110709,0,5523252.story

Canada needs clear cyberspace censorship policy, watchdog says
Government representatives looked on as a Canadian company celebrated its collaboration with a Middle Eastern telecom last month, a scene that critics say demands an explanation.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1022745--canada-needs-clear-cyberspace-censorship-policy-watchdog-says

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Illegal UK film downloads up 30%, new figures suggest
The number of illegally downloaded films in the UK has gone up nearly 30% in five years, new figures suggest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/14029865

au: AFACT 'courts' internet service providers
The copyright advocate behind a landmark bid to hold ISPs responsible for online piracy has launched a last ditch effort to avoid a copyright showdown in the High Court.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/afact-courts-internet-service-providers/story-e6frgakx-1226090052560

Act or be acted against, AFACT warns ISPs
The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) has written to local internet service providers (ISPs), inviting them to work together on a solution to piracy ? if they don't want it to take action using precedents set in its lawsuit against iiNet.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/act-or-be-acted-against-afact-warns-isps-339318167.htm

us: To Slow Piracy, Internet Providers Ready Penalties
Americans who illegally download songs and movies may soon be in for a surprise: They will be warned to stop, and if they don?t, they could find their Internet access slowing to a crawl.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/technology/to-slow-piracy-internet-providers-ready-penalties.html

ISP Copyright Crackdown Raises Red Flags
The decision by Internet service providers this week to combat, educate, and punish people sharing copyrighted files online has provoked a storm of criticism by digital rights groups and some Internet users.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/235319/isp_copyright_crackdown_raises_red_flags.html

Why Your Business Should Worry About the ISP Copyright Fight
Millions of small business owners may soon realize that their Internet service could be disrupted if they're wrongly accused of illegal file sharing or downloading under the "six strikes" plan entertainment media groups announced this week.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/235329/why_your_business_should_worry_about_the_isp_copyright_fight.html

Top ISPs agree to become copyright cops
Some of the top ISPs, including Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, have officially agreed to step up efforts to protect the rights of copyright owners, a move first reported last month by CNET.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20077492-261/top-isps-agree-to-become-copyright-cops/
http://www.zdnet.com.au/us-isps-sign-up-to-become-copyright-cops-339318152.htm

us: Should you fear new ISP copyright enforcers?
A partnership announced today between big entertainment companies and some of the nation's largest Internet service providers will not mean the end of online piracy. To be sure, the parties involved know this.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20077659-261/should-you-fear-new-isp-copyright-enforcers/

Copyright Cops Team with ISPs to Crackdown on Music, Movie Pirates
A group of prominent Internet service providers, including Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, and Time Warner Cable, announced Thursday that they would seek a more active role to protect copyright owners--a.k.a. the entertainment industry--from online piracy.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/235253/copyright_cops_team_with_isps_to_crackdown_on_music_movie_pirates.html

Say What? Thanks To Digital Music, Album Sales Up For The First Time Since 2004
SoundScan, Nielsen?s report that tracks point-of-purchase music sales across real and digital sources, was released today, and at long last contains a few rays of hope for the beleaguered music industry. The midyear sales data shows that, among other things, for the first time since 2004, album sales actually increased in the first half of this year. Now, before you fall out of your chair, total album sales are only up 1 percent, so it?s not as if sales are blowing the roof off, but at least they?re no longer plummeting.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/06/say-what-thanks-to-digital-music-album-sales-up-for-the-first-time-since-2004/

Report: 500 million Web-enabled TVs by 2015
TV makers are expected to ship more than 500 million sets with Internet connectivity by the end of 2015, according to a report from research firm DisplaySearch. This year alone, around 25 percent of all flat-panel sets will come with some form of Internet capability and this trend is expected to grow to 47 percent by 2015.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20078036-1/report-500-million-web-enabled-tvs-by-2015/

Internet expands TV choice
Internet television has arrived with the potential to beam the world wide web into the living room.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10737312

nz: Netflix changing TV viewing habits
Television viewing habits are changing rapidly in North America where people are flocking to video and game streaming services such as Netflix, which is now estimated to account for about a quarter of all US internet traffic. ... Netflix is a revolution that has largely bypassed New Zealand. InternetNZ chief executive Vikram Kumar says services such as Netflix and radio equivalent, internet streaming radio service turntable.fm, tend to be US or European-centric. "You can't get it from New Zealand."
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5264139/Netflix-changing-TV-viewing-habits
http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/business/5264139/Netflix-changing-TV-viewing-habits
http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/5264139/Netflix-changing-TV-viewing-habits

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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What if patent fees for Android cost as much as licensing Windows Phone?
Microsoft will be happy, because either way it will win the fight for the smartphone market - because Google isn't taking anything away in the corporate server market
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/jul/07/windows-phone-android-patent-seeking

Mobile commerce on growth path in APAC
The Asia-Pacific market is prime for mobile commerce, with an increasing number of users reaching for their devices to support their shopping decisions, according to a new survey commissioned by industry group MEF.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/mobile-commerce-on-growth-path-in-apac-62301121.htm

Nine out of ten use mobiles for shopping
UK consumers lead the world in mobile commerce, according to a new survey.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/8622742/Nine-out-of-ten-use-mobiles-for-shopping.html

Apple fires back in patent war with Samsung [AFP]
Apple escalated its legal fight with Samsung by asking the US International Trade Commission (USITC) to block imports of some of the South Korean firm's smartphones and tablet computers.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/apple-fires-back-in-patent-war-with-samsung-2309067.html

Vodafone chops NZ data roaming prices
As the Australian and New Zealand governments look to crack down on global roaming rorts, Vodafone has unveiled new global roaming data packs for travellers headed to our Trans-Tasman neighbours.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/vodafone-chops-nz-data-roaming-prices-339318187.htm

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Five nations to discuss pact on cybercrime law
How to respond to the growing and global threat posed by online espionage, and cybercrime, will be the focus of meetings in Sydney next week between the top lawmakers of Australia, the US and their three closest allies.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/five-nations-to-discuss-pact-on-cybercrime-law-20110707-1h4wm.html

US Senators seek 'gold standard' in cybersecurity
The United States needs a "gold standard" in cyber-defenses, Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., Susan Collins, R-Maine., and Tom Carper, D-Del., said in a Washington Post op-ed. The alternative to better cybersecurity measures, they wrote, "could be a digital Pearl Harbor."
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110708_3775.php

Pentagon's cyber strategy aims to quell fears of militarizing cyberspace
The Pentagon plans on July 14 to release a much-anticipated cyberspace operations strategy that, contrary to some expectations, does not call for militarizing the domain. According to an unclassified draft copy of the framework obtained by Nextgov, the goal is to extinguish any hope enemies may have of accomplishing a destructive attack.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110708_6484.php

U.S. infrastructure faces cyberthreats
The Obama administration is working to contain cybersecurity threats posed by software and hardware infrastructure built overseas, an official said Thursday.
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/07/07/US-infrastructure-faces-cyberthreats/UPI-96991310074528/

New Research Names Top 10 Malware Delivery Networks
An emerging category of malicious networks is responsible for a large portion of the malware that is delivered across the Web, researchers said this week.
http://www.darkreading.com/vulnerability-management/167901026/security/vulnerabilities/231001270/new-research-names-top-10-malware-delivery-networks.html

How cybercrime hijacks your computer
International police have teamed up with civilian specialists from Microsoft to inflict a devastating blow on internet crooks.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/how-cybercrime-hijacks-your-computer-20110709-1h7se.html

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CENSORSHIP
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Apple Blocks Emails for Objectionable Content
Apple has been silently deleting outgoing mail that contains unacceptable words and phrases. What sorts of words and phrases? Good question! Apple won?t say. It definitely doesn?t like political yammering. Shut up, hippies.
http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/censorship-america-1369/topics/apple-blocks-emails-objectionable-content

Yahoo! criticised over e-mail 'snooping' for advertising
A leading consumer group has accused Yahoo! of scanning through personal e-mails for information to use to sell advertising.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/14077856

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Google to cooperate in antitrust review - Schmidt
Google Inc will cooperate fully with U.S. antitrust regulators but will not let the formal probe launched last month distract or disrupt its strategy, executive chairman Eric Schmidt said.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/07/08/idINIndia-58145720110708

Google to Send Schmidt to Hill
Google Inc.'s chairman, Eric Schmidt, will testify before the Senate antitrust subcommittee in September to answer questions about the company's growing dominance of the Internet.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303365804576434242590555286.html

Antitrust officials probing sale of patents to Google's rivals
It?s not often that search giant Google looks like the little guy. But in a move unprecedented in the tech world, six of Google?s rivals ? including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion ? combined forces recently to prevent the company from buying a critical trove of patents.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/antitrust-officials-probing-sale-of-patents-to-googles-rivals/2011/07/08/gIQANSlZ4H_story.html

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MISCELLANEOUS
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Singapore schools see value in analytics
Singapore's tertiary institutions have been slow to recognize the importance of equipping their students with business analytics skills in the past but this situation is changing with more providing such courses, according to a SAS executive.
http://www.zdnetasia.com/singapore-schools-see-value-in-analytics-62301104.htm

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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Ofcom to use free airwaves for rural broadband
Ofcom is considering using the airwaves freed up when FM radio goes digital to provide rural broadband.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14052944

NZ Telecom to promote 4G technology
Telecom will demonstrate the potential of 4G mobile technology using the services of long-time partner Alcatel-Lucent, but says an investment in the "next big thing" in mobile is not imminent.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/5259474/Telecom-to-promote-4G-technology

China Mobile ambitious to lead 4G tech [Xinhua]
China Mobile, the country's largest mobile telecom operator, is taking ambitious steps to promote the "fourth-generation," or 4G mobile technologies, according to the general manager of its research institute.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2011-07/11/content_12873730.htm

ca: CRTC starts Internet wholesale pricing hearing
Arguably the three most despised words in the country at the beginning of the year were usage-based billing.
http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/crtc-starts-internet-wholesale-pricing-hearing/143493

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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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nz: Child porn links in P-lab bust
Police who busted a Far North P lab yesterday were also investigating the importation of child pornography.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=10736985

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