[DNS] domain name news - 11 October

[DNS] domain name news - 11 October

From: David Goldstein <goldstein_david§yahoo.com.au>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2010 19:54:55 -0700 (PDT)
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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Who controls the internet?
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3e52897c-d0ee-11df-a426-00144feabdc0.html

ITU election results and what they mean for the Internet
http://gibc.biz/2010/10/itu-election-results/

ICANN and UNESCO Working Together Towards Successful Implementation of IDN 
ccTLDs
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07oct10-en.htm

ICANN Performance You Can Measure by Carole Cornell
http://blog.icann.org/2010/10/icann-performance-you-can-measure/

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GAC
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/10/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-gac/


auDA rolls out DNSSEC
http://www.coopermills.com.au/wordpress/index.php/2010/08/auda-rolls-out-dnssec/

Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/07/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx

Time for U.S. to assert itself on the Internet, report says
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/04/cybereye-box-us-should-assert-itself-on-internet.aspx


Australian military faces huge cyber threat
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/military-faces-huge-cyber-threat-20101008-16c2m.html


Cyber Storm III: simulated cyber attacks
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f0a541f2-8780-4b04-b56e-d49b2115d9c4


EU calls Stuxnet 'paradigm shift' as US responds more mildly
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20019124-245.html

nz: "New Internet" message not getting through to business managers - Survey
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2010/new-internet-message-not-getting-through-business-managers-survey


Update on New Zealand IPv6 Task Force activity
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/the-browser/2010/September 
2010/update-new-zealand-ipv6-task-force-activity

Few companies in New Zealand aware of IPv6 - survey
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=761381

INZ: "New internet" message not getting through
http://www.techday.co.nz/itbrief/news/inz-new-internet-message-not-getting-through/18200/5/


COICA amended, still threatens Internet security by Brenden Kuerbis
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/10/6/4648186.html


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GOVERNANCE
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Who controls the internet?
Squared-jawed, with four stars decorating each shoulder, General Keith Alexander 
looks like a character straight out of an old American war movie. But his 
old-fashioned appearance belies the fact that the general has a new job that is 
so 21st-century it could have been dreamed up by a computer games designer. 
Alexander is the first boss of USCybercom, the United States Cyber Command, in 
charge of the Pentagon?s sprawling cyber networks and tasked with battling 
unknown enemies in a virtual world.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/3e52897c-d0ee-11df-a426-00144feabdc0.html

us: Federal Register Notice: Global Free Flow of Information on the Internet
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is examining issues 
related to the global free flow of information on the Internet and seeks public 
comment on government policies that restrict information flows on the Internet. 
Comments are due on or before November 15, 2010
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/InternetPolicyTaskForce/gffi/FR_gffinoi_09292010.pdf

Time for U.S. to assert itself on the Internet, report says
The international community has failed to develop an effective model for 
governing the Internet, and the United States must assert its interests in 
overseeing the infrastructure that plays a vital part in its national security 
and economic well-being, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign 
Relations.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/04/cybereye-box-us-should-assert-itself-on-internet.aspx


ITU election results and what they mean for the Internet
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has finished the elections of 
its main officials, with only one surprise but an intriguing week ahead for 
discussions about the organisation?s role in the future of the Internet.
http://gibc.biz/2010/10/itu-election-results/

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DOMAIN NAMES
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ICANN and UNESCO Working Together Towards Successful Implementation of IDN 
ccTLDs
ICANN and UNESCO have agreed to work together to further strengthen and promote 
multilingualism in cyberspace, and facilitate the successful implementation of 
IDN ccTLDs.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-07oct10-en.htm

ICANN Performance You Can Measure by Carole Cornell
Transparent, open and accountable. Our bylaws call for it. The community has 
asked for it. We are committed to it. As a nonprofit corporation working for the 
public good, we must be able to openly and easily provide answers to questions 
such as:
http://blog.icann.org/2010/10/icann-performance-you-can-measure/

Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN
Global input and ideas will be on the rise at the 39th International Public 
Meeting of ICANN thanks to ICANN?s on-going Fellowship program.
http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-08oct10-en.htm

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GAC
There are plenty of things about ICANN?s Government Advisory Committee (GAC) to 
annoy most people at ICANN. I suspect they must at times be maddening even to 
some GAC members themselves. After years of lobbying to get the GAC to open more 
of their meetings to the public, I have often wished they?d close them again.
http://www.mindsandmachines.com/2010/10/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-gac/


So what?s happened to the ICANN Board papers?
Nearly two months ago, I reviewed the ICANN Board and staff?s efforts at 
releasing the information that goes into the Board?s decision-making.
http://kierenmccarthy.com/2010/10/09/so-whats-happened-to-the-icann-board-papers/


ICANN review team: FAIL
... When Becky Burr was kicked off the team for an apparent conflict of interest 
that she had declared from day one, the ccNSO replaced her with Chris Disspain ? 
a very able and respected member of the community but not someone who was in the 
original 26 applicants, or 17 endorsed candidates. Just this week, Willie Currie 
has stepped down from his position on the ATRT because he has taken a job with a 
regulator in his own country. The NCSG part of the GNSO replaced him with Carlos 
Alfonso ? a very able and respected member of the community but not someone who 
was in the original 26 applicants, or 17 endorsed candidates.
http://kierenmccarthy.com/2010/10/08/atrt-fail/

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auDA rolls out DNSSEC
Details of the rollout of Domain Names System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) in 
the .au domain name space have recently been released by the au Domain 
Administration (auDA).
http://www.coopermills.com.au/wordpress/index.php/2010/08/auda-rolls-out-dnssec/

Net growth of domain names in Azerbaijan makes 1,021 units at present
2,929 domains have been registered in Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2010.
http://abc.az/eng/news/main/48558.html

Czech internet users prefer e-mails with diacritics
According to a survey conducted for CZ.NIC by the Markent agency, e-mails 
written in Czech without the language-specific diacritic marks are becoming 
increasingly rare. This is particularly true for communication using work mail 
accounts. While diacritics were not used in the work e-mails of a full quarter 
of survey respondents in 2008, the figure dropped to only 14 percent this year. 
The number of people not using diacritics also decreased among users of personal 
e-mail accounts, where the habit of writing messages in a simplified way had 
taken much stronger root. In 2008, 45 percent of users fell into this category; 
this year, the figure is only 29 percent.
http://www.nic.cz/page/787/czech-internet-users-prefer-e-mails-with-diacritics/

TRA Opens Registration for Arabic Top-Level Domain Name (dotEmarat) to Trademark 
Institutions
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced today the 
opening of Sunrise Period for the Arabic top-level domain name (dotEmarat) for 
trademarks. The registration process will last for two months starting from 
October 17 until December 15, 2010. The registration process will be available 
through TRA accredited registrars.
http://tra.gov.ae/news_TRA_Opens_Registration_for_Arabic_Top_Level_Domain_Name_(dotEmarat)_to_Trademark_Institutions-200-1.php


TRA opens registration for Arabic domain name dotEmarat to trademark 
institutions
The Arabic top-level domain name opens new doors for trademarks to communicate 
with a wide user segment that was reluctant to use the internet because of the 
language barrier.
http://gulfnews.com/business/technology/tra-opens-registration-for-arabic-domain-name-dotemarat-to-trademark-institutions-1.694409


Why .eu page gets new look and new testimonials
EURid has freshened up its Why .eu page with new video testimonials and an 
improved viewing panel.
http://www.eurid.eu/en/content/why-eu-page-gets-new-look-and-new-testimonials

French domain name law censored by Constitutional Court
The Order by French Constitutional Court declares article L.45 of the French 
Electronic Communications Act unconstitutional but maintains current rules in 
place until July 1st 2011.
http://www.afnic.fr/actu/nouvelles/262/french-domain-name-law-censored-by-constitutional-court


French court finds domain name statute unconstitutional
The French constitutional court has declared unconstitional article L.45 of the 
electronic communications act, which is the legal framework of domain name 
management in France, but has maintained the current rules in place until 1 July 
2011.
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=760964

HKIRC Announces Top 10 ?.hk? Website Competition 2010: New category and award 
created this year amid rising use of the Internet
Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) today announced Top 
10 ?.hk? Website Competition 2010 in Hong Kong, which is open for application 
from today through 12 November 2010. The competition aims at recognising 
outstanding ?.hk? websites which have innovatively leveraged on the Internet and 
social media platforms to enhance their businesses.
https://www.hkirc.hk/company_info/pressrelease.jsp?item=207

"Internet Register Ireland" - Warning
It has once again come to the attention of the IEDR that a company operating 
under the name "Internet Register Ireland" is contacting businesses with 
registered .ie domain names by post and by fax, soliciting domain holders to 
register their domain name with the "Internet Register Ireland".
http://www.iedr.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=233:qinternet-register-irelandq-warning&catid=50:general


Voting Opens for the Best .INFO Web site of 2010
Afilias announced that the 2010 .INFO Awards is now open for public vote. Anyone 
around the world can now vote for their favorite of the top 10 .INFO nominees 
selected by a panel of judges. Each voter will also automatically be entered to 
win a new Apple iPad.
http://www.afilias.info/news/2010/10/05/voting-opens-best-info-web-site-2010
http://www.info.info/news/2010/10/05/voting-opens-best-info-web-site-2010

A Tempest in a Libyan Teapot by John Levine
The .LY domain is Libya, and their government recently cancelled the 
registration of the short and snappy VB.LY, provoking great gnashing of teeth. 
If you direct your attention to the address bar above this page, you'll note 
that it's at JL.LY, equally short and snappy. The .LY registry started allowing 
two letter second-level domains last year, and there was a quiet land rush. Now 
they restrict those domains to people actually in Libya, but say they'll let us 
keep the ones we have. How concerned am I that they'll take my domain away, too?
http://www.circleid.com/posts/20101009_a_tempest_in_a_libyan_teapot/

Libyan domain shutdown no threat, insists bit.ly
Over the years Libya has been notorious for many things, including its links to 
the Lockerbie bombing and the often bizarre activities of its leader, Muammar 
Gaddafi.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/oct/08/bitly-libya

Registering domains within co.no
The domain co.no is registered by the Norwegian organization ELINEWEB AS. It 
appears to be run by the company CoDNS BV, which is offering sub-domains of 
co.no to other entities.
http://www.norid.no/nytt/co.en.html

no: Successful transfer to a new registry system
On the launch on 5 October, we received some 40,000 requests, 700 of which were 
domain name registrations. More than half of our registrars were active from the 
start. Our conclution is that the system appears to be performing well, and that 
the system changeover mostly went as planned.
http://www.norid.no/nytt/nytt-system.en.html

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Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
Under a constant canopy of low-flying nuclear-capable B-52s, the brand new 
Cyber-Innovation Center in the shadow of Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier 
City, La., provided the perfect setting for the Pentagon's latest cyber 
challenge ? a public- and private-sector exchange focused on leveraging ?the art 
of the possible? in a cyber war game setting. Unlike the war-games or exercises 
prepared for by Barksdale's nuclear strike force ? the Global Strike Command ? 
these cyber war games, held in September, help prepare America for a different 
type of battle altogether.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/07/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx
http://defensesystems.com/articles/2010/10/07/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx


White House says online investigations, privacy can coexist
Civil liberties and national security are at the core of the White House's 
cybersecurity agenda, a senior administration official said late Wednesday, amid 
concerns the FBI's desire to wiretap the Internet conflicts with protecting 
personal information on the Internet.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101007_4838.php

Progress is slow on cybersecurity goals, GAO reports
The White House's failure to assign agencies cybersecurity roles and 
responsibilities has slowed efforts to implement President Obama's plan for 
protecting computer networks, according to a new report from the Government 
Accountability Office.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101007_5336.php

Administration Sends Conflicting Message on Cybersecurity
An FBI initiative that would make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap the 
Internet appears to be at odds with a recently launched cybersecurity public 
awareness campaign, NextGov reported.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/administration-sends-conflicti.php


GAO: Administration Slow To Implement Cybersecurity Report
The GAO said Wednesday that the White House has made slow progress in fully 
implementing a set of recommendations included in a cybersecurity review 
released by the Obama administration in May 2009.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/gao-administration-slow-to-imp.php


Time for U.S. to assert itself on the Internet, report says
The international community has failed to develop an effective model for 
governing the Internet, and the United States must assert its interests in 
overseeing the infrastructure that plays a vital part in its national security 
and economic well-being, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign 
Relations.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/04/cybereye-box-us-should-assert-itself-on-internet.aspx


Australian military faces huge cyber threat
Australian military networks are under siege from soaring levels of cyber 
strikes by foreign intelligence agencies, according to the country's top 
electronic spy unit.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/cyber-espionage-besieges-military-20101008-16c1m.html

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/military-faces-huge-cyber-threat-20101008-16c2m.html


Cyber Storm III: simulated cyber attacks
The Attorney-General for Australia, Robert McClelland, has recently launched 
Cyber Storm III. The Attorney-General emphasised the significance of cyber 
security as a national security threat.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f0a541f2-8780-4b04-b56e-d49b2115d9c4


EU calls Stuxnet 'paradigm shift' as US responds more mildly
While official U.S. response has been comparatively mild, the European Union's 
(EU) cybersecurity agency says Stuxnet represents a "paradigm shift" in critical 
infrastructure threats and that current defense philosophies need to be 
reconsidered.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20019124-245.html
http://www.zdnetasia.com/eu-calls-stuxnet-paradigm-shift-as-us-responds-more-mildly-62203570.htm


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au: 1SaleADay L.L.C. and Benyamin Federman v. LivinWireless, Simon Mochkin and 
Eli Feiglin
The disputed domain names <onesaleaday.com.au> and <1saleaday.com.au> are 
registered with TPP Domains Pty Ltd. dba TPP Internet. ... The second 
Complainant, Benyamin Federman, is the applicant for an Australian trademark 
registration of 1SALEADAY. The second Complainant thereby appears to satisfy the 
eligibility requirements for registration of the disputed domain names.
http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=DAU2010-0016

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nz: "New Internet" message not getting through to business managers - Survey
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and the New Zealand IPv6 Task Force are 
concerned that the message about adopting the new Internet Protocol, IPv6, is 
still not getting through to leading enterprise managers in New Zealand (survey 
shows 71% unaware) , although there is increased understanding of the issues at 
a technical management level (74% informed).
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/media-releases/2010/new-internet-message-not-getting-through-business-managers-survey


Update on New Zealand IPv6 Task Force activity
The New Zealand IPv6 Task Force has progressed a number of activities recently. 
The Task Force is working on a structured program for IPv6 training and is 
investigating some alternative training approaches including a mentoring 
programme and leveraging organisations that have already made significant 
progress on deploying IPv6.
http://internetnz.net.nz/news/the-browser/2010/September 
2010/update-new-zealand-ipv6-task-force-activity

Few companies in New Zealand aware of IPv6 - survey
New Zealand internet advocacy group InternetNZ and the New Zealand IPv6 Task 
Force have expressed concern that the message about adopting IPv6 is still not 
getting through to leading enterprise managers in New Zealand.
http://www.telecompaper.com/news/article.aspx?cid=761381

INZ: "New internet" message not getting through
IPv6 is the replacement for the aging IPv4, which has a cap of four billion 
addresses. IPv6 has ?340 billion billion billion billion addresses?, enabling an 
end-to-end connection to any person, computer or machine that connects to the 
Internet.
http://www.techday.co.nz/itbrief/news/inz-new-internet-message-not-getting-through/18200/5/


ARIN Reveals Details of IPv6 Meetings in Washington DC
Internet resource distributer the American Registry for Internet Numbers 
revealed on Monday its findings from the recent National Telecommunications and 
Information Administration IPv6 workshop for industry and government.
http://www.thewhir.com/web-hosting-news/100710_ARIN_Reveals_Details_of_IPv6_Meetings_in_Washington_DC


IPv6 switch: Is your equipment ready?
Many organisations are complaining that software and hardware compatibility is 
hampering their move to IPv6. Marco Hogewoning investigates the IPv6-readiness 
of some vendors' customer premises equipment, including routers and switches.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/2010/10/08/ipv6-switch-is-your-equipment-ready-40090457/


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COICA amended, still threatens Internet security by Brenden Kuerbis
Responding to a cacophony of opposing voices, citing free expression and global 
governance concerns, the proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits 
Act (COICA) has been slowed down for now. COICA is now scheduled to be taken up 
during the lame duck session following the November elections, which makes this 
"intergalacticly bad idea" still very dangerous. For those legislators who won't 
be returning there is nothing to lose, they might as well placate the 
well-funded and powerful intellectual property lobby behind it.
http://blog.internetgovernance.org/blog/_archives/2010/10/6/4648186.html

RIPE NCC Regional Meeting Moscow Sets Precedent for Internet Community in 
Russia, CIS and Eastern Europe
The RIPE NCC held its 7th Regional Meeting in Moscow from 29 September - 1 
October. With over 380 attendees, the meeting was a huge success, with 
tutorials, presentations and panel sessions on topics including DDoS Attacks, 
DNS Security (DNSSEC), Operations of Networks and Exchange Points, Regional 
Connectivity and Capacity, the Evolution of the Internet and IPv6 Deployment. 
During the meeting, the attendees decided to further their cooperation by 
proposing the creation of a regional forum in which the region?s Internet 
experts could collaborate on issues unique to the Russian Federation, CIS and 
Eastern Europe.
http://ripe.net/news/20101007russian-internet-community.html

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Half Million Dollar Sale at Sedo and .CO Landrush Auction Sales Dominate This 
Week's Domain Sales Chart
Sedo rang up one of the year's 10 biggest sales to date to take the top spot on 
our new weekly all extension domain sales leader board. They did it with 
IPO.com, a name that changed hands for an even $500,000. Sedo also claimed the 
runner-up position with AirTickets.com at $80,000 and wound up sweeping 11 of 
the 20 chart entries overall.
http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2010/20101006.htm

Highlights From the First Day of Business at DOMAINfest Europe in Prague
After a welcoming cocktail party late Tuesday afternoon, the DOMAINfest Europe 
2010 conference in Prague, Czech Republic got down to business Wednesday (Oct. 
6) with more than 200 registrants on hand at the Intercontinental Hotel. There 
were lots of new faces in the crowd, there to talk about the burgeoning European 
domain name and monetization marketplace. (We expect to receive photos from the 
show Friday and will add those from the sessions referred to in this article as 
soon as they come in).
http://dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2010/dailyposts/20101007.htm

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Chinese and Saudis lead way in internet use
People in China and the Middle East are the busiest and most enthusiastic 
internet users, a study of the world?s online habits has revealed.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/1792f094-d493-11df-b230-00144feabdc0.html

Study: 90% of US kids have online presence by age 2
It's increasingly common for children to have an online footprint before they're 
born, and most kids in many developed countries have some sort of digital 
profile by their second birthday, according to a new study by AVG, an Internet 
security firm.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/207225/.html
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363669/study_90_us_kids_online_presence_by_age_2/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100710-study-nine-of-10-us.html

Privacy fears as eight in 10 kids have photos online [AFP]
Eight out of 10 children under the age of two have their pictures online via 
sites like Facebook, raising privacy and even paedophilia concerns, an Internet 
security company said on Friday.
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/privacy-fears-as-eight-in-10-kids-have-photos-online-20101008-16brh.html

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/privacy-fears-as-eight-in-10-kids-have-photos-online-20101008-16brh.html


HTML 5: Web Code Offers New Ways To See What Users Do Online
Worries over Internet privacy have spurred lawsuits, conspiracy theories and 
consumer anxiety as marketers and others invent new ways to track computer users 
on the Internet. But the alarmists have not seen anything yet.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/business/media/11privacy.html

Is Your Online Identity Spoiling Your Chances?
You looked wonderful on your r?sum?. Your references raved about you. The 
interview went swimmingly. Yet you didn?t get the job. Oh, no: did they see that 
Facebook photo of you dancing on a table? Or find out that you?re six months 
behind on your mortgage payment?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/jobs/10search.html

Coffee, TV or Wi-Fi?
The politicians have it all wrong. We are not addicted to foreign oil. We are 
addicted to Wi-Fi, the wireless networking technology that holds our youth in 
its wavy grip.
http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/08/coffee-tv-or-wi-fi/

Tobacco companies accused of promoting cigarette brands online
Leading health organisations have expressed alarm at how the internet is being 
used to promote smoking.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/oct/10/cigarette-firms-accused-promoting-online


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Facebook Lets Users Interact in Small Groups
Facebook is trying to become a bit more like the real world. The company on 
Wednesday introduced a feature that allows users to interact with small groups 
of people, like their family, high school friends or colleagues.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/technology/07facebook.html

Facebook unveils 'groups' feature and user controls
Facebook has introduced a raft of features aimed at giving users more control 
over their personal data. A groups feature will allow users to specify circles 
of friends with whom they want to share different data.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11486427

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES
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Smart specs unite world and data
A lightweight pair of augmented reality glasses that overlay the world with 
digital content, such as directions or a travel guide, has debuted in Japan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11494729

Google Cars Drive Themselves, in Traffic
Anyone driving the twists of Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles 
recently may have glimpsed a Toyota Prius with a curious funnel-like cylinder on 
the roof. Harder to notice was that the person at the wheel was not actually 
driving.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/science/10google.html

Google tests cars that drive themselves
Engineers at Google have tested a self-driving car on the streets of California, 
the company has announced.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11508351

What we?re driving at
Larry and Sergey founded Google because they wanted to help solve really big 
problems using technology. And one of the big problems we?re working on today is 
car safety and efficiency. Our goal is to help prevent traffic accidents, free 
up people?s time and reduce carbon emissions by fundamentally changing car use.
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/what-were-driving-at.html

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CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
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Parental Control: How Much Is Enough?
When I evaluate parental control products I carefully test whether they actually 
do the things they promised to do. I look for naughty Web sites that get past a 
category-based Web filter and verify that the filter works for any browser. I 
verify that time-limiting features aren't fooled by changes to the system clock. 
And I strive to break down the system using techniques available to a 
control-averse teenage hacker.
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2370394,00.asp

Pornland author joins Lateline
Gail Dines is a Professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College 
in Boston. Her latest book Pornland looks at how porn has changed in the last 60 
years.
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2010/s3031471.htm

The Playground Gets Even Tougher
SCARLETT made for a good target. The daughter of a Williamsburg artist, she wore 
funky clothing to her East Village school, had a mild learning disability and 
was generally timid and insecure. Lila, the resident ?mean girl? in Scarlett?s 
kindergarten class, started in immediately. ... But at a time when teenage 
cyber-bullying is making headlines, parents fear that the onset of bullying 
behavior is trickling down. According to a new Harris survey of 1,144 parents 
nationwide, 67 percent of parents of 3- to 7-year-olds worry that their children 
will be bullied; parents of preschoolers and grade-school-age children are 
significantly more likely to worry than parents of teenagers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/10/fashion/10Cultural.html

UK united in battle against child sexual abuse images on internet
Today (7th October 2010) is the fourth national Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) 
awareness day. This year major UK internet companies are joining together with 
government departments, charities and police bodies to promote the IWF and its 
confidential online reporting service.
http://iwf.org.uk/about-iwf/news/post/292-uk-united-in-battle-against-child-sexual-abuse-images-on-internet


IWF members launch testing programme for blocking child sexual abuse content
October is an important milestone and marks the launch of a testing and 
transparency programme for the blocking solutions of IWF member companies taking 
the child sexual abuse content URL list.
http://iwf.org.uk/about-iwf/news/post/291-iwf-members-launch-testing-programme-for-blocking-child-sexual-abuse-content


au: Safeguard children against online strangers during school holidays [news 
release]
Nearly one in five parents say they, or someone in their family, have been 
contacted by someone they don?t know on the internet or via mobile phone texts, 
according to Telstra Cyber Safety research released today.
http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media-centre/announcements/safeguard-children-against-online-strangers-during-school-holidays.xml


nz: Photo requests prompt warning
Police are warning girls in Marlborough not to send photos of themselves wearing 
shoes and socks through Facebook to a man who offers to top up their cellphone 
credit in exchange.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/news/4218905/Warning-about-photos
http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/west-coast-6013/4219304/Photo-requests-prompt-warning


Marketing Companies Track Children's Online Activity
The issue of cyber-bullying has made headlines recently following the suicides 
of teens who reported being harassed online, but another type of online behavior 
also may worry parents: Some websites collect teens' online habits, then sell 
the information to advertisers who may target the children for products and 
services.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Parenting/marketing-companies-track-childrens-online-activity/story?id=11828391


Poll Shows Parents, Teens Concerned About Online Privacy
A poll released Friday shows that most parents are concerned that their children 
are sharing too much information online, and both parents and teens say more 
restrictions should be placed on what information is shared about children.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/polls-shows-parents-teens-conc.php


Georgia to fight cyber crimes, child pornography with new laws [Xinhua]
A stricter law concerning cyber crimes went into force on Friday in Georgia, 
after the country's lawmakers adopted it.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-10/08/c_13547718.htm

us: Poll Shows Parents, Teens Concerned About Online Privacy
A poll released Friday shows that most parents are concerned that their children 
are sharing too much information online, and both parents and teens say more 
restrictions should be placed on what information is shared about children.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/polls-shows-parents-teens-conc.php


us: FTC Chairman Leibowitz Announces New Resources Communities Can Use to 
Promote Online Child Safety: With More Than 5 Million Copies of 'Net Cetera' 
Booklet Distributed, FTC Expands Campaign
The Federal Trade Commission today unveiled a community outreach kit with new 
resources to help parents and communities keep kids safe online and on their 
mobile phones. With more than five million copies of the Net Cetera: Chatting 
with Kids About Being Online guide already in the hands of families across the 
country, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced the expanded campaign.
http://ftc.gov/opa/2010/10/netcetera.shtm

aeCERT Takes Part in "Children Protection Against ICT Crimes" Forum
In line with its strategy to further develop and enhance the performance of the 
telecommunications sector in the UAE, the Telecommunications Regulatory 
Authority (TRA) represented by the Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT) ? 
formed to facilitate the detection, prevention and response of cyber security 
incidents on the Internet ?participates in the ?Children Protection Against ICT 
Crimes? forum that was hold on Tuesday, the fifth of October at the Center of 
Studies and Research of the Police Academy in Dubai. The forum will discuss the 
repercussions of online crimes that are targeting children.
http://tra.gov.ae/news_aeCERT_Takes_Part_in_"Children_Protection_Against_ICT_Crimes"_Forum-196-1.php


TRA Partners With EC-Council to Educate Students on Cyber Security
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) represented by the National 
Computer Emergency Response Team (aeCERT), is joining hands with the 
International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) to initiate a 
nationwide campaign aiming to educate students on cyber security and risks of 
improper use of the internet.
http://tra.gov.ae/news_TRA_Partners_With_EC_Council_to_Educate_Students_on_Cyber_Security_-197-1.php


Top 10 Ways Parents Can Protect Kids From Cyberbullying
Concerns about cyberbullying have moved back to the front burner amid the agony 
over a Rutgers University student's suicide after two fellow students were 
accused of secretly streaming video of him in a sexual encounter with a man over 
the Internet.
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/10/07/ways-parents-protect-kids-cyberbullying/


Schools Urged To Teach Youth Digital Citizenship
In the wake of a Rutger University student's suicide, researchers who study 
youth and the Internet say schools need to do a better job of teaching kids the 
basics of digital citizenship.
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130380236&ft=1&f=130380236

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ONLINE TV & MUSIC
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New study suggests e-book piracy is on the rise
Last January a company called Attributor conducted its first e-book piracy 
study. And back in May, I mentioned that study in piece called "Is Pad 
supercharging e-book piracy?" Well, Attributor has conducted a second study more 
recently and come up with some interesting data.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20018831-1.html

Google Has Big Plans for Your TV
For the past few years, tech companies have been trying to find a way to bring 
the Internet and television to-gether, without much success. Sure, there are 
lots of little boxes you can attach to your TV that let you download content 
from the Internet, including Vudu, Roku, TiVo, Boxee, and Apple TV, not to 
mention game consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Each one gives you a little 
something different. But no single box gives you the whole Internet.
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/09/google-s-has-big-plans-for-your-tv.html

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MOBILE/WIRELESS
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Initiative aims to supply millions of mobiles to women
A woman living in sub-Saharan Africa is 23% less likely than a man to own a 
mobile phone, according to research.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11492427

State Department supports boosting women's cell phone access in developing 
nations
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched a program on Thursday that aims to 
convince more women in developing nations to use mobile phones, a practice that 
directly affects economic success and increases social interactions.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101008_2311.php

Microsoft's mobile operating system - Windows or curtains: The software giant is 
desperate to make a splash in the smart-phone business
At a company meeting last year, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft?s pugnacious boss, 
spied an employee taking a photo on an Apple iPhone. He promptly grabbed the 
offending device and pretended to stamp on it. Microsoft would love to crush 
competitors in the smart-phone market, but it has repeatedly failed to come up 
with compelling offerings of its own. Now the software firm is gearing up for 
another assault on a business that is crucial to its future.
http://www.economist.com/node/17202417

Android Invasion: How Android Is Transforming Mobile Computing
How a tiny piece of software created by a few Google engineers is ushering in 
the mobile revolution and reshaping the fortunes of the world's biggest tech 
companies.
http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/03/how-android-is-transforming-mobile-computing.html


Microsoft to speed up in smartphones
Microsoft needs to repair its battered position in the smartphone business if it 
wants to thrive in the era of cloud computing, when software running centrally 
feeds services to a range of devices, according to the executive in charge of 
its mobile division.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/2feb8e7a-d23c-11df-8fbe-00144feabdc0,s01=1.html

Cracks form in Telstra-Apple relationship
Telstra chief executive David Thodey last week said there were problems in the 
telco's relationship with notoriously demanding manufacturer Apple and 
criticised what he called the company's lack of openness, in a speech in which 
he praised Google and demonstrated Telstra's upcoming Android tablets built by 
Chinese vendor Huawei.
http://www.zdnet.com.au/cracks-form-in-telstra-apple-relationship-339306493.htm

Mobile phone companies urged to display safety warnings more prominently
Mobile phone companies have been urged to display health warnings about the 
risks from radiation more prominently by pressure groups and scientists.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8052262/Mobile-phone-companies-urged-to-display-safety-warnings-more-prominently.html


UAE lifts BlackBerry ban threat
The United Arab Emirates on Friday said it would not go ahead with the 
suspension of BlackBerry mobile communication services next week, saying they 
were now compliant with the Gulf?s state?s regulatory framework.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0a2f7d4c-d2a3-11df-9166-00144feabdc0.html

U.A.E. Goes Back on Blackberry Ban
The United Arab Emirates said Friday it has reached a "regulatory compliant" 
solution with Blackberry maker Research In Motion, averting a ban on key 
Blackberry services that would have come into force Monday.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704657304575539271628507864.html

U.A.E. Drops Threat to Suspend BlackBerry
The United Arab Emirates, one of several countries that have threatened to 
suspend services for the Blackberry smartphones this year, on Friday backed away 
from a ban that was to have come into effect on Monday, after reaching an 
agreement with the popular messaging devices? manufacturer, Research In Motion.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/technology/09blackberry.html

UAE says BlackBerry dispute resolved before deadline
The United Arab Emirates will not suspend BlackBerry services on October 11 
after resolving a dispute with its Canadian maker Research in Motion over access 
to email and other data, state news WAM agency said on Friday.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE6970RX20101008
http://in.reuters.com/article/idINIndia-52047120101008

U.A.E. Halts Plan to Ban BlackBerry [AP]
The United Arab Emirates backed off a threat to cut key services on BlackBerry 
smart phones Friday, just days before the ban was set to take effect.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/10/08/business/global/AP-BlackBerry-Crackdown.html


United Arab Emirates will not ban Blackberries
The United Arab Emirates has said it will not go ahead with plans to ban 
Blackerry services, following talks with maker Research in Motion.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11499755

RIM's BlackBerry: Failure to Communicate
When Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled the iPad last January, he took 
the stage in his inevitable jeans and mock turtleneck, and held his new tablet 
computer like a precious jewel. The device, he told the crowd, was a "truly 
magical and revolutionary product," something "extraordinary" and "unbelievably 
great."
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/10_42/b4199076785733.htm

Mobile Internet Will Rule Within 5 Years, Analysts Say [ComputerWorld-Canada]
Deloitte predicts mobile trends over the next five to ten years, Ericsson 
presents its vision of the world in 2020 and Comscore presents stats on the 
mobile phone market at Mobile Innovation Week 2010
http://www.pcworld.com/article/207352/.html

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ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
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Inside the Pentagon's cyber war games
Under a constant canopy of low-flying nuclear-capable B-52s, the brand new 
Cyber-Innovation Center in the shadow of Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier 
City, La., provided the perfect setting for the Pentagon's latest cyber 
challenge ? a public- and private-sector exchange focused on leveraging ?the art 
of the possible? in a cyber war game setting. Unlike the war-games or exercises 
prepared for by Barksdale's nuclear strike force ? the Global Strike Command ? 
these cyber war games, held in September, help prepare America for a different 
type of battle altogether.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/07/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx
http://defensesystems.com/articles/2010/10/07/inside-pentagon-cyber-war-game.aspx


White House says online investigations, privacy can coexist
Civil liberties and national security are at the core of the White House's 
cybersecurity agenda, a senior administration official said late Wednesday, amid 
concerns the FBI's desire to wiretap the Internet conflicts with protecting 
personal information on the Internet.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101007_4838.php

Progress is slow on cybersecurity goals, GAO reports
The White House's failure to assign agencies cybersecurity roles and 
responsibilities has slowed efforts to implement President Obama's plan for 
protecting computer networks, according to a new report from the Government 
Accountability Office.
http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20101007_5336.php

Administration Sends Conflicting Message on Cybersecurity
An FBI initiative that would make it easier for law enforcement to wiretap the 
Internet appears to be at odds with a recently launched cybersecurity public 
awareness campaign, NextGov reported.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/administration-sends-conflicti.php


GAO: Administration Slow To Implement Cybersecurity Report
The GAO said Wednesday that the White House has made slow progress in fully 
implementing a set of recommendations included in a cybersecurity review 
released by the Obama administration in May 2009.
http://techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2010/10/gao-administration-slow-to-imp.php


Time for U.S. to assert itself on the Internet, report says
The international community has failed to develop an effective model for 
governing the Internet, and the United States must assert its interests in 
overseeing the infrastructure that plays a vital part in its national security 
and economic well-being, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign 
Relations.
http://gcn.com/articles/2010/10/04/cybereye-box-us-should-assert-itself-on-internet.aspx


Australian military faces huge cyber threat
Australian military networks are under siege from soaring levels of cyber 
strikes by foreign intelligence agencies, according to the country's top 
electronic spy unit.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/cyber-espionage-besieges-military-20101008-16c1m.html

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/military-faces-huge-cyber-threat-20101008-16c2m.html


Cyber Storm III: simulated cyber attacks
The Attorney-General for Australia, Robert McClelland, has recently launched 
Cyber Storm III. The Attorney-General emphasised the significance of cyber 
security as a national security threat.
http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f0a541f2-8780-4b04-b56e-d49b2115d9c4


EU calls Stuxnet 'paradigm shift' as US responds more mildly
While official U.S. response has been comparatively mild, the European Union's 
(EU) cybersecurity agency says Stuxnet represents a "paradigm shift" in critical 
infrastructure threats and that current defense philosophies need to be 
reconsidered.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20019124-245.html
http://www.zdnetasia.com/eu-calls-stuxnet-paradigm-shift-as-us-responds-more-mildly-62203570.htm


Microsoft: Keep internet healthy by isolating infected PCs
Computers infected with malware should be disconnected from the internet to 
prevent them posing a risk to the rest of the online community, a top security 
executive at Microsoft has urged.
http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/security/2010/10/07/microsoft-keep-internet-healthy-by-isolating-infected-pcs-40090449/


Ban naughty countries from the net: former intelligence chief
Countries in Eastern Europe and Africa that harbour cyber criminals should be 
locked out of the global internet until their governments do something to reduce 
the threats, the former chief technology officer at the US National Security 
Agency says.
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/ban-naughty-countries-from-the-net-former-intelligence-chief-20101008-16as5.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4212373/Ban-naughty-countries-from-the-net

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/security/ban-naughty-countries-from-the-net-former-intelligence-chief-20101008-16as5.html


Preventing a Hack Attack
When a giant international cyber-theft ring was broken up last week, details 
emerged about a new tactic hackers are using: bombarding individual and business 
phones with incessant calls using automated dialing programs and, while the 
phones are tied up, raiding bank and brokerage accounts.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704847104575532420374067024.html

Keeping the masses safe on the Internet
Recognizing that all the technology in the world can't protect the Internet from 
attacks, the security industry is targeting an education campaign at the weakest 
link--the computer users.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20018842-245.html

5 years of AAI: The Swiss Universities? solution to the password jungle
No students recognize it, though everyone uses it. The AAI system from SWITCH 
networks the majority of university services and permits access with a single 
central login. AAI is five years old today. As a private person it is still a 
distant dream, for students it is already reality: one login for everything. AAI 
is the Authentication and Authorization Infrastructure developed by the SWITCH 
foundation and the universities.
http://www.switch.ch/about/news/2010/aai-5-years.html

us: CDT Report Details How Meritless Copyright Claims Threaten Online Political 
Speech
The Center for Democracy & Technology today released a report that details how 
the continued misuse of copyright claims under the DMCA threatens to stifle 
online political speech. The report examines a dozen cases where meritless 
copyright claims were successful in having some kind of online political 
campaign ad removed from services like YouTube.
http://cdt.org/pr_statement/cdt-report-details-how-meritless-copyright-claims-threaten-online-political-speech


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PRIVACY
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Facebook Moves Closer to EFF Bill of Privacy Rights
Today Facebook announced three new features that help move the social networking 
giant closer to satisfying EFF's Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Networking. 
While EFF continues to have outstanding issues with Facebook, we greatly 
appreciate these important steps toward giving Facebook users more transparency 
and control when it comes to how the information they post to Facebook is 
shared, and more power to take their Facebook data with them if they ever choose 
to leave the service. While Facebook has taken some good steps here, and we 
recognize that this is just the first iteration of the new features, we do have 
several additional recommendations, noted below. We will continue to dialogue 
with Facebook on these issues.
http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/10/facebook-moves-closer-eff-bill-privacy-rights


Internet Privacy Suits Filed Against Yahoo, Others
A set of potential class actions filed recently in Fulton County, Ga., Superior 
Court against three Internet powerhouses raises interesting questions about how 
law enforcement agencies get information about Internet users without their 
knowledge.
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202472987882

Comment: Enjoy the film. Then try Facebook's real challenge: restoring your 
privacy by Timothy Garton Ash
A couple of days after watching The Social Network, the new film about Facebook, 
I was visiting two senior people at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, just 
off the Stanford campus. "How did you like the movie?" I asked, knowing that 
they had bussed the whole company down to see it the day it was released. "I 
found it rather dry," said one, and "a little slow". "Rather boring," said the 
other. Do I detect a company line emerging here? Facebook says that a film about 
Facebook is, er, boring.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/oct/06/enjoy-the-film-facebook-privacy-challenge


Facebook takes on privacy with new tools
After taking a beating from users over privacy issues this year, Facebook got 
the message and gave users more control over their information.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189981/Facebook_takes_on_privacy_with_new_tools


us: Will the Supreme Court Ever Hear an Information Privacy Case?
The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark privacy cases, cases like Roe v. Wade that 
found in the Due Process Clause a right to reproductive freedom, or Cruzan v. 
Missouri Dept. of Health that found a constitutionally protected liberty 
interest in making end-of-life decisions, have conditioned people to believe 
that the wise men and women on the U.S. Supreme Court will save us from the 
worst excesses of government and our fellow citizens.
http://pblog.bna.com/techlaw/2010/10/boring-case-.html

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CENSORSHIP
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North Korea opens up Internet for national anniversary [IDG]
North Korea appears to have made its first full connection to the Internet. The 
connection, planning for which has been going on for at least nine months, came 
as the reclusive country prepares to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding 
of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea with a massive celebration and military 
parade.
http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/363812/north_korea_opens_up_internet_national_anniversary/

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/100910-north-korea-opens-up-internet.html

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European Antritrust Deal With Microsoft Barely Affects Browser Market
When Europe settled an antitrust case over Web browsers with Microsoft in 
December 2009, it hoped to dislodge the world?s biggest software maker from its 
dominant position in that market by requiring it to offer rivals? products.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/technology/11eubrowser.html

New Version of ACTA Copyright Pact Gets Mixed Reviews [IDG]
A near-final version of the international Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement 
(ACTA) released this week won praise from organizations representing copyright 
holders and some sighs of relief from groups that had opposed proposals in 
earlier drafts.
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/207227/.html

ACTA details are published
Negotiators trying to create a new international agreement on intellectual 
property (IP) rights and laws have published a summary of the state of their 
largely secret plans.
http://out-law.com/page-11433

ACTA: No More Negotiating Rounds Planned; Latest Text To Be Released
The round of negotiations in Tokyo last week on the controversial 
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will be the last in the several-year 
long process to come to a final agreement, negotiators have said. The latest 
text ? along with highlighted issue areas on which certain countries still have 
reservations ? will be released before the end of the week, negotiators told 
Intellectual Property Watch.
http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2010/10/04/acta-no-more-negotiating-rounds-planned-latest-text-to-be-released/


Online pirates leave copyright laws all at sea by Cameron Harvey, partner at law 
firm Norton Rose and the national head of the firm's intellectual property team
GLOBALISATION, thanks to the integration of trade and, in particular, 
technology, continues to break barriers to the exchange of goods. From an 
Australian perspective, the internet is playing a significant role in overcoming 
the tyranny of distance, allowing businesses to reach global markets and 
participate in a way that would have been economically prohibitive in the recent 
past. But there is a dark side to all this, particularly for the industry of 
media and publishing.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/pirates-leave-copyright-laws-all-at-sea/story-e6frg996-1225936843404


us: Parnell proposes strengthening cyber-crime laws
Gov. Sean Parnell has a new plan to toughen laws for cyber-crimes and conduct a 
statewide sweep of the sexual offender registry. He announed the reforms Friday 
morning, as he plans for what he hopes is another term in office.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39587450

us: Bill would protect towns, schools from cybertheft losses
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would protect 
municipalities and school districts against financial losses resulting from 
certain types of cybertheft.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9190103/Bill_would_protect_towns_schools_from_cybertheft_losses


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Microsoft acquisition of Adobe mooted
A possible Microsoft acquisition of Adobe Systems, long a rival in the desktop 
software business, was among ideas for closer co-operation raised informally at 
a recent meeting between the chief executives of the two companies, according to 
a person familiar with the talks.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/00136742-d26c-11df-9e88-00144feabdc0.html

What Did Microsoft and Adobe Chiefs Talk About?
Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft?s chief executive, recently showed up with a small 
entourage of deputies at Adobe?s offices to hold a secret meeting with Adobe?s 
chief executive, Shantanu Narayen.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/microsoft-and-adobe-chiefs-meet-to-discuss-partnerships/


10 steps to speed up a slow Windows PC
I have a slow-running Dell that's about five years old. It has been protected by 
Norton Symantec throughout its life and, after a recent full system scan, Norton 
declares it to be in good health with all threats under control. On the other 
hand, I am told that slow running is what happens when a PC is full of viruses, 
and I should consider reinstalling Windows. Which of these is right? And if my 
PC is clogged up, what is the point of Norton Symantec? It would be nice to be 
able to make an accurate diagnosis.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/askjack/2010/oct/06/slow-windows-pc

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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BT required to open fibre network by Ofcom
Ofcom has required BT to allow competitors control of its fibre cables in a move 
designed to promote the take-up of superfast broadband services. The regulator 
has also told BT that it must give rival ISPs access to its underground ducts 
and telegraph poles to build their own fibre networks.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11491528

nz: Fibre Pilots Important Step Forward For UFB And Rural Broadband
InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) congratulates the Government on its 
decision to test nationwide fibre deployment standards through a series of pilot 
projects.
http://www.voxy.co.nz/technology/fibre-pilots-important-step-forward-ufb-and-rural-broadband/5/66631


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ARRESTS/COURT CASES FOR ONLINE CHILD PROTECTION
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Spain 'busts child pornography network'
Police have arrested 57 people over child pornography allegations Spain, 
including business owners and local police officers, the authorities say.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11503645

Spanish police smash online paedophilia ring [AFP]
Spanish police arrested more than 100 suspects in raids on a major online child 
pornography ring, which included local police and business chiefs, they said on 
Friday.
http://www.france24.com/en/20101008-spanish-police-smash-online-paedophilia-ring

au: NSW dad 'led family sex posted on net' [AAP]
A Sydney mother says she wasn't strong enough to stand up to her husband when he 
masterminded the ongoing sexual abuse of their nine-year-old son.
http://www.watoday.com.au/breaking-news-national/nsw-dad-led-family-sex-posted-on-net-20101007-168uu.html

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8100910

au: Child porn found at Sydney home: police [AAP]
A man is due to face court after police seized computer equipment from his home 
allegedly containing pornographic images of children.
http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/child-porn-found-at-sydney-home-police-20101008-16a5q.html


Oz woman blames sex with 9-yr-old son on medication [ANI]
An Australian woman, who had sex with her nine-year-old son, has blamed a 
'cocktail of medication' as being the cause of her incestuous behaviour.
http://www.newkerala.com/news/world/fullnews-57939.html

au: Sex with son blamed on medication
A woman who had sex with her nine-year-old son feels disgusted by her actions 
and blames a "cocktail of medication", her lawyer has told a court.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10678847

au: Paedophile David Whitby's crimes worse than Dolly Dunn's, says judge
A CAREER paedophile who committed the most "perverted and disgusting" crimes in 
the nation's history has been jailed for up to 32 years, a judge describing his 
heinous acts as "much worse" than child sex offender Robert "Dolly" Dunn.
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/paedophile-david-whitbys-crimes-worse-than-dolly-dunns-says-judge/story-e6freuy9-1225935907889

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David Goldstein
email: goldstein_david&#167;yahoo.com.au
web:  http://davidgoldstein.tel/
         http://goldsteinreport.com/
phone: +61 418 228 605 - mobile; +61 2 9665 5773 - office/home
"Every time you use fossil fuels, you're adding to the problem. Every time you 
forgo fossil fuels, you're being part of the solution" - Dr Tim Flannery



      
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