[DNS] domain name news - 28 April

[DNS] domain name news - 28 April

From: Adrian Kinderis <adrian§ausregistry.com.au>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2011 14:59:23 +1000
Yep. Thanks Josh.

I can see why it was taken down.

It was a rubbish blog with rubbish facts.

Sorry Simon, I won't be dedicating any of my time to your blog in the future and I'd trust that David Goldstein continues to link to news and not crap.

Thanks.

Adrian Kinderis
Chief Executive Officer
AusRegistry Pty Ltd
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Melbourne. Victoria Australia. 3004
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-----Original Message-----
From: dns-bounces+adrian=ausregistry.com.au&#167;dotau.org [mailto:dns-bounces+adrian=ausregistry.com.au§dotau.org] On Behalf Of Josh Rowe
Sent: Friday, 29 April 2011 2:53 PM
To: .au DNS Discussion List
Subject: Re: [DNS] domain name news - 28 April

Adrian,

It's still in the Google cache:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:tHMHUPzM1PMJ:www.simonjohnson.co/auda/the-best-news-your-money-can-buy/+http://www.simonjohnson.co/auda/the-best-news-your-money-can-buy/&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&client=safari&source=www.google.com


Josh

On 29 April 2011 14:37, Adrian Kinderis <adrian&#167;ausregistry.com.au> wrote:
> I note Simon Johnsons blog post was removed.
>
> Any idea why?
>
> Adrian Kinderis
> Chief Executive Officer
> AusRegistry Pty Ltd
> Level 8, 10 Queens Road
> Melbourne. Victoria Australia. 3004
> Ph: +61 3 9866 3710
> Fax: +61 3 9866 1970
> Email: adrian&#167;ausregistry.com.au
> Web: www.ausregistry.com.au
>
>
>
> The information contained in this communication is intended for the named recipients only. It is subject to copyright and may contain legally privileged and confidential information and if you are not an intended recipient you must not use, copy, distribute or take any action in reliance on it. If you have received this communication in error, please delete all copies from your system and notify us immediately.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: dns-bounces+adrian=ausregistry.com.au&#167;dotau.org [mailto:dns-bounces+adrian=ausregistry.com.au§dotau.org] On Behalf Of David Goldstein
> Sent: Thursday, 28 April 2011 5:29 PM
> To: dns&#167;dotau.org
> Subject: [DNS] domain name news - 28 April
>
> 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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> The domain name news is supported by auDA
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> Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA - Background Report, 25 April 2011
> http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26apr11-en.htm
>
> Pritz to defend ICANN in Congress
> http://domainincite.com/pritz-to-defend-icann-in-congress/
>
> Really? A Hearing on New gTLDs at this Late Stage? by Elisa Cooper
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110426_really_a_hearing_on_new_gtlds_at_this_late_stage/
>
> CADNA Strongly Supports ICANN Oversight Hearing
> http://www.cadna.org/en/newsroom/press-release/cadna-strongly-supports-icann-oversight-hearing
>
> au: The Best News YOUR Money Can Buy
> http://www.simonjohnson.co/auda/the-best-news-your-money-can-buy/
>
> Duelling Latin American gTLD Proposals Gain Curious Bedfellows
> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14446
>
> APWG Releases Global Phishing Survey: Domain Name Use and Trends in 2H2010
> http://www.antiphishing.org/reports/APWG_GlobalPhishingSurvey_2H2010.pdf
>
> Tokelau leads online crime
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4936881/Tokelau-leads-online-crime
>
> Tiny Tokelau is the giant of cyber crime havens [AAP]
> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/pacific-isle-at-centre-of-cyber-crime/story-e6frg6so-1226046326121
>
> au: Web squatter rings up royal profit
> http://www.news.com.auhttp://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/web-squatter-rings-up-royal-profit/story-e6freq7o-1226045183822
>
>
> **********************
> DOMAIN NAMES
> **********************
> **********************
>  - ICANN
> **********************
> Global Policy Proposal for Post Exhaustion IPv4 Allocation Mechanisms by IANA - Background Report, 25 April 2011
> This document provides a background report on the progress of an active Global Policy proposal. It is intended as a background briefing for the ICANN Board and the wider community.
> http://icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-26apr11-en.htm
>
> Pritz to defend ICANN in Congress
> ICANN has confirmed that Kurt Pritz, its point man for the new top-level domains program, will represent the organization at a Congressional hearing next week.
> http://domainincite.com/pritz-to-defend-icann-in-congress/
>
> Really? A Hearing on New gTLDs at this Late Stage? by Elisa Cooper
> To the dismay of many (and the chagrin of some), it appears as though the US House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet will be conducting a hearing on New gTLDs.
> http://www.circleid.com/posts/20110426_really_a_hearing_on_new_gtlds_at_this_late_stage/
>
> CADNA Strongly Supports ICANN Oversight Hearing
> The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) strongly supports Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Chairman of the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, in his decision to convene an oversight hearing on ICANN and generic top-level domains (gTLDs). CADNA wholeheartedly endorses Chairman Goodlatte's decision to review ICANN governance and policy development in relation to the proposed roll out of new gTLDs.
> http://www.cadna.org/en/newsroom/press-release/cadna-strongly-supports-icann-oversight-hearing
>
> Congress to question new TLDs rollout
> The US Congress is to investigate ICANN's new top-level domains program next week.
> http://domainincite.com/congress-to-question-new-tlds-rollout/
>
> Congress Preparing to Beat up ICANN Again
> Next week The U.S. House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet will hold an "ICANN gTLD Oversight Hearing".
> http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/26/congress-preparing-to-beat-up-icann-again/
>
> **********************
>  - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
> **********************
> au: The Best News YOUR Money Can Buy
> The Australian Newspaper recently published this newpaper article titled "Cities battle over geographic internet domains". The article promotes the new gTLD extensions proposed by ICANN. The author interviews auDA chief executive Chris Disspain who stated:
> http://www.simonjohnson.co/auda/the-best-news-your-money-can-buy/
>
> .CO Registry to Expand Exclusive List of Accredited Registrars
> .CO Internet SAS, the Registry operator of the .CO top level domain, today announced the launch of a competitive Request for Proposal ("RFP") process to help identify and select a limited number of additional Accredited Registrar partners to sell .CO domain names.
> http://www.cointernet.co/media/press-releases/co-registry-expand-exclusive-list-accredited-registrars
>
> Over 4.4 million active .nl domains within 25 years
> Today it is 25 years since the Internet domain .nl was introduced. SIDN, the company behind ".nl", will organise various events in celebration of this milestone, and is looking back on how it all started.
> https://www.sidn.nl/en/news/news/article/in-25-jaar-naar-ruim-44-miljoen-actieve-nl-domeinnamen-1/
>
> .NL Celebrates 25 Years And 4.4 Million Domains
> Twenty five years ago this week the first .NL domain name was registered. In the 25 years since over 4,412,300 million .NL domains have been registered and SIDN, the .NL registry, has organised various events in celebration of this milestone, and is looking back on how it all started.
> http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/04/26/nl-celebrates-25-years-and-44-million-domains/
>
> **********************
>  - NEW TLDS
> **********************
> Duelling Latin American gTLD Proposals Gain Curious Bedfellows
> It may not be as sexy as .XXX, but the proposed .LAC generic Top Level Domain for Latin America and the Caribbean has opened for free pre-registration with the grand total of nine pre-registrations with an anticipated launch date of mid-2012. But there is an earlier proposal for a gTLD for the Latin American and the Caribbean region - .LAT - with many of the same supporters and board members.
> http://goldsteinreport.com/article.php?article=14446
> http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/04/28/duelling-latin-american-gtld-proposals-gain-curious-bedfellows/
> http://domainnews.com/en/duelling-latin-american-gtld-proposals-gain-curious-bedfellows.html
>
> Not Your Father's Domain Name: How gTLD Expansion Is Poised To Change The Way We Navigate The Internet
> ABSTRACT: International domain-name overseer, ICANN, has been developing plans for the dramatic expansion of available g-TLDs, the .com's and .gov's currently so limited in variety that we have them all committed to muscle memory. Proposed regulations allowing for the creation of new dot.possibilities present intuitive marketing opportunities for companies interested in adding sophistication to their online presence. Andy Mcneil explores this potential and the legal challenges that ICANN's costly and untested regulatory framework present in trademark protection and other strategic marketing competition.
> http://www.mmmlaw.com/media-room/publications/articles/not-your-fathers-domain-name-how-gtld-expansion-is-poised-to-change-the-way-we-navigate-the-internet
>
> **********************
>  - DNS SECURITY
> **********************
> APWG Releases Global Phishing Survey: Domain Name Use and Trends in 2H2010
> This study is a comprehensive analysis of the phishing that took place in the second half of 2010 (2H2010). Highlights include: average uptime of all phishing attacks rose to a three-year high, Chinese e-commerce sites and banks are being attacked at a significant rate, by phishers using a variety of top-level domains and phishers are using free domain and subdomain services with increasing regularity.
> http://www.antiphishing.org/reports/APWG_GlobalPhishingSurvey_2H2010.pdf
>
> Tokelau leads online crime
> A tiny New Zealand territory home to just 1400 people has become a world leader in cyber-crime, an international web group warns. Tokelau, three New Zealand atolls north of Samoa without a capital, an airport nor a harbour, gives away its domain name .tk.
>
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4936881/Tokelau-leads-online-crime
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/west-coast-6013/news-6662/4936881/New-Zealand-territory-world-leader-in-cybercrime
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4936881/New-Zealand-territory-world-leader-in-cybercrime
>
> Tiny Tokelau is the giant of cyber crime havens [AAP]
> It has no capital, no airport and only 1400 people who call it home, but the tiny isle of Tokelau has become the cyber crime centre of the world.
> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/pacific-isle-at-centre-of-cyber-crime/story-e6frg6so-1226046326121
> http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
>
> Phishing attacks spiked in late 2010
> Phishing attack spiked to 67,677 during the last half of 2010, up from 48,244 in the first half of last year, according to the "Global Phishing Survey 2H2010" report published today.
> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/042711-phishing-attacks.html
>
> Blacknight Solutions Warn of Domain Renewal Scams
> Domain space innovators Blacknight Solutions are striving to make the public aware of Domain Renewal Scams. When the time comes to renew a domain name, registrants receive renewal notices via email from their registrar. However, an overwhelming number of domain registrants are receiving renewal requests via postal mail and email from entities with which they do not have domain names registered. These seemingly legitimate third party renewal requests come from companies previously unheard of and require credit card or bank account information.
> http://blog.blacknight.com/blacknight-solutions-warn-of-domain-renewal-scams.html
>
> European Registrars Fight Domain Renewal Scams
> European registrars EuroDNS and Blacknight Solutions have hit out at domain name renewal scams warning registrants to be vigilant when receiving what appear to be renewal notices as they can turn out to be an expensive scam.
> http://domainnews.com/en/european-registrars-fight-domain-renewal-scams.html
>
> White House official: Cyber attacks are risk of doing business
> The White House official tasked with coordinating the country's response to cyber threats said Wednesday that the risk of such attacks is often overblown.
> http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20110427_6375.php
>
> **********************
>  - DOMAIN DISPUTES
> **********************
> Seized Web sites won't end up like drug dealers' cars
> When the government seizes a dope dealer's car, it can put the auto up for auction. But what happens when agents seize a Web domain?
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20057613-261.html
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/seized-pirate-sites-to-spruik-anti-piracy-339313893.htm
>
> Was Facebok.com really stolen?
> The typo domain facebok.com is currently at the center of an unusual legal battle that has put a respected domain name registrar's ICANN accreditation at risk.
> http://domainincite.com/was-facebok-com-really-stolen/
>
> **********************
>  - MISCELLANEOUS
> **********************
> au: Web squatter rings up royal profit
> THE royal wedding is set to provide a $10,000 windfall to one lucky Townsville man. Jeff Geaney buys and sells internet addresses and quickly snapped up the address royalweddingring.com as soon as he heard Prince William and Kate Middleton were engaged.

> http://www.news.com.auhttp://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/web-squatter-rings-up-royal-profit/story-e6freq7o-1226045183822
>
> **********************
>  - DOMAINING & AFTERMARKET
> **********************
> Christmas Comes Early at Sedo - Their Six-Figure Sale of Navidad.com Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
> Christmas is still eight months away but a buyer at Sedo couldn't wait to get their hands on Navidad.com ("Christmas" in Spanish). Mexican company VideoTurismo's $100,000 purchase of that domain gave Sedo the lead position on this week's Top 20 Sales Chart.
> http://dnjournal.com/archive/domainsales/2011/20110427.htm
>
> DOMAINfest Europe Heads To Barcelona
> The latest DOMAINfest Europe is coming soon to Barcelona with over 250 domainers expected to attend following last year's successful event in Prague. There will also be a premium Moniker live auction on 8 June.
> http://www.domainpulse.com/2011/04/27/domainfest-europe-heads-to-barcelona/
>
> The Real Story Behind the $700,000 RunningShoes.com Sale
> Some domain name purchases are easy. Others are a series of ups and downs and lengthy negotiations.
> http://domainnamewire.com/2011/04/27/the-real-story-behind-the-700000-runningshoes-com-sale/
>
> Some Kate Middleton domains still available
> I know this because a bunch of news stories have popped up in my RSS reader relating the story of how a Canadian couple dropped $2,500 on the domain name katemiddleton.com.
> http://domainincite.com/some-kate-middleton-domains-still-available/
>
> **********************
> INTERNET USE
> **********************
> au: Internet creating 'inclusive, engaged society'
> Increasing use of the internet is having a positive impact on the country's social relations and political engagement, according to a new study by the Australian National University (ANU).
> http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/28/3202527.htm
>
> Society saved by the social network: ANUpoll [news release]
> Increased use of the Internet is leading to a more politically engaged and socially inclusive society, according to the latest ANUpoll.
> http://news.anu.edu.au/?p=8071
>
> Facebook, YouTube the new battlegrounds in Singapore elections
> The odds are always stacked against opposition candidates in Singapore elections and for Nicole Seah, a political novice contesting in the backyard of a popular former prime minister, they should be overwhelming.
> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/26/oukin-uk-singapore-election-media-idUKTRE73P1US20110426
>
> ************************************************
> CHILD PROTECTION, FILTERING & CONTENT REGULATION
> ************************************************
> In Child Sex Case, More Facets Than Meet the Eye
> The site was called BoyLover.net, and on it the authorities say they found thousands of lurid comments, including conversations about performing sexual acts on boys sometimes barely out of infancy.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/world/europe/26iht-abuse26.html
>
> us: Preteen girls charged over Facebook sex prank [MCT]
> Two preteen US girls accused of hacking into a classmate's Facebook page and posting sexually explicit photos and messages have been charged with cyberstalking and first-degree computer trespassing.
> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/preteen-girls-charged-over-facebook-sex-prank-20110428-1dxgb.html
> http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/preteen-girls-charged-over-facebook-sex-prank-20110428-1dxgb.html
>
> **********************
> ONLINE TV & MUSIC
> **********************
> YouTube to launch US movie rental service
> YouTube is launching a movie rental service in a partnership with Hollywood film giants including Sony and Warner Bros, to rival Netflix and Apple's iTunes.
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/26/youtube-movie-rental-service
>
> YouTube Is Said to Be Near a Major Film Rental Deal
> A two-year effort by YouTube, owned by Google, to get major Hollywood studios to offer their new-release movies for rental is coming closer to reality.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/technology/27youtube.html
>
> **********************
> MOBILE/WIRELESS
> **********************
> Apple and Google Use Phone Data to Map the World
> You may not know it, but if you carry a smartphone in your pocket, you are probably doing unpaid work for Apple or Google - and helping them eventually aim more advertising directly at you.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/technology/26locate.html
>
> Jobs Says Apple Made Mistakes With iPhone Data
> Hoping to put to rest a growing controversy over privacy, Steven P. Jobs, Apple's chief executive, took the unusual step of personally explaining that while Apple had made mistakes in how it handled location data on its mobile devices, it had not used the iPhone and iPad to keep tabs on the whereabouts of its customers.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/technology/28apple.html
>
> Apple Denies Tracking IPhone Locations, Will Reduce Amount of Data Stored
> Apple Inc., facing scrutiny from consumers and lawmakers over data collection on its iPhone, said it isn't tracking customers' location while acknowledging it gathers information about wireless gear near a user's handset.
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-27/apple-denies-tracking-iphone-locations-will-reduce-data-storage-capacity.html
>
> Apple 'not tracking' iPhone users
> Apple has denied that its iPhones and 3G iPads have been secretly recording their owners' movements.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13208867
>
> House Presses Apple, Google, Others on Location-Tracking Practices
> A House committee that oversees privacy issues sent letters to six developers of mobile operating systems on Monday-including Apple Inc. and Google Inc.-seeking more information about whether they are tracking users' locations, as the scrutiny expands to the broader industry.
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703856704576285402575655210.html
>
> Google, Apple Invited to Testify at Senate Hearing on Mobile-Phone Privacy
> Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy invited Google Inc. and Apple Inc. to testify on May 10 at a hearing on privacy and mobile telephones.
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-27/google-apple-invited-to-testify-at-senate-privacy-hearings.html
>
> Illinois attorney general joins chorus of officials asking Apple about iPhone location tracking
> A growing group of state, federal and foreign government officials is asking Apple Inc. to explain why its iPhone and iPad mobile devices track users' whereabouts.
> http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/04/illinois-attorney-general-joins-chorus-of-officials-asking-apple-about-iphone-location-tracking.html
>
> Android phones more desired than iPhone or BlackBerry, survey says
> Google's Android operating system already runs on more smartphones than any other OS, and Android phones may also be the most desired.
> http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/04/smartphones-google-android-iphone-blackberry-nielsen.html
>
> Text Messages Proliferate as Threats in Iraq
> When he returned to his native Kurdistan in February to join the flickering of a protest movement, Dr. Pishtewan Abdellah, a hematologist who lives in Australia but also carries an Iraqi passport, suspected that the demonstrators might face harsh treatment from the Kurdish authorities. At several protests during the last two months security forces have opened fire, and an estimated 10 people have been killed and dozens wounded, according to human rights activists.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/world/middleeast/27iraq.html
>
> S'pore slow to grab mobile opportunities
> Explosion and evolution of mobile phones have left businesses in the dust when it comes to targeting mobile-Internet-savvy users, said an industry observer.
> http://www.zdnetasia.com/s-pore-slow-to-grab-mobile-opportunities-62208565.htm
>
> **************************
> ONLINE CRIME, SECURITY & LEGAL
> **************************
> PlayStation Hackers May Have Stolen Data on 75 Million Users, Sony Says
> Sony Corp. warned its 77 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity online service customers that their credit-card data, billing addresses and other personal information may have been stolen by a hacker.
> http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-26/sony-says-network-hackers-may-have-stolen-users-personal-data.html
>
> Sony Says PlayStation Hacker Got Personal Data
> Christopher Miller's PlayStation Portable game console had been broken for most of two years. So when his parents got him a new one for his 25th birthday on April 18, he was elated - but only briefly.
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/technology/27playstation.html
>
> PlayStation Network hackers access data of 77 million users
> Sony has warned that the names, addresses and other personal data of about 77 million people with accounts on its PlayStation Network (PSN) have been stolen.
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/apr/26/playstation-network-hackers-data
>
> Hacker Raids Sony Videogame Network
> A hacker stole the names, birth dates and possibly credit-card numbers for 77 million people who play online videogames through Sony Corp.'s PlayStation console, in what could rank among the biggest data breaches in history.
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287362503776534.html
>
> nz: Gamers warned of PlayStation identity theft
> More than 300,000 Kiwis could be vulnerable to scams and identity theft by hackers who attacked Sony's PlayStation Network. ... Netsafe director Martin Cocker said there was nothing people could do to protect themselves from identity theft once their personal information had been stolen.
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/4934795/Gamers-warned-of-PlayStation-identity-theft
> http://pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcw.nsf/news/300000-kiwi-gamers-details-could-have-been-stolen
>
> Hackers steal data from PlayStation owners in NZ
> Computer hackers have stolen the personal information - and possibly credit card details - of millions of Sony PlayStation owners, including thousands in New Zealand.
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10721985
>
> nz: Police issue warning on Sony PlayStation hack
> New Zealand Police has issued a warning to parents to be vigliant about children using Sony's PlayStation in the wake of the hacking incident that has seen up to 77 million PlayStation accounts breached.
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/police-issue-warning-on-sony-playstation-hack
>
> nz: Sony acknowledges possibility of massive data theft
> International electronics giant Sony says it cannot rule out the possibility that the credit-card data of its 75 million Playstation customers has been stolen. ... The executive director of Netsafe, Martin Cocker, says that even if hackers don't have people's credit-card details, they can use the other information to steal money by using it to build a false identity.
> http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/73839/sony-acknowledges-possibility-of-massive-data-theft
>
> NSW fraud squad, Privacy Commissioner investigating Sony PlayStation breach
> The NSW Police fraud squad has urged Australian users of the Sony PlayStation Network to look out for phishing emails following a data breach compromising the personal details of up to 77 million users worldwide.
> http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/384492/nsw_fraud_squad_privacy_commissioner_investigating_sony_playstation_breach/
>
> APWG Releases Global Phishing Survey: Domain Name Use and Trends in 2H2010
> This study is a comprehensive analysis of the phishing that took place in the second half of 2010 (2H2010). Highlights include: average uptime of all phishing attacks rose to a three-year high, Chinese e-commerce sites and banks are being attacked at a significant rate, by phishers using a variety of top-level domains and phishers are using free domain and subdomain services with increasing regularity.
> http://www.antiphishing.org/reports/APWG_GlobalPhishingSurvey_2H2010.pdf
>
> Tokelau leads online crime
> A tiny New Zealand territory home to just 1400 people has become a world leader in cyber-crime, an international web group warns. Tokelau, three New Zealand atolls north of Samoa without a capital, an airport nor a harbour, gives away its domain name .tk.
>
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4936881/Tokelau-leads-online-crime
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/nz-newspapers/west-coast-6013/news-6662/4936881/New-Zealand-territory-world-leader-in-cybercrime
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/4936881/New-Zealand-territory-world-leader-in-cybercrime
>
> Tiny Tokelau is the giant of cyber crime havens [AAP]
> It has no capital, no airport and only 1400 people who call it home, but the tiny isle of Tokelau has become the cyber crime centre of the world.
> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/pacific-isle-at-centre-of-cyber-crime/story-e6frg6so-1226046326121
> http://www.watoday.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
> http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/tiny-tokelau-is-the-giant-of-cyber-crime-havens-20110428-1dy44.html
>
> Phishing attacks spiked in late 2010
> Phishing attack spiked to 67,677 during the last half of 2010, up from 48,244 in the first half of last year, according to the "Global Phishing Survey 2H2010" report published today.
> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/042711-phishing-attacks.html
>
> Seized Web sites won't end up like drug dealers' cars
> When the government seizes a dope dealer's car, it can put the auto up for auction. But what happens when agents seize a Web domain?
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20057613-261.html
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/seized-pirate-sites-to-spruik-anti-piracy-339313893.htm
>
> FBI warns of China-related wire transfer fraud
> Small and medium-size businesses in the U.S. lost more than $11 million over the past year in online scams in which stolen banking credentials were used in fraudulent wire transfers to companies in China, the FBI said.
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20057978-245.html
>
> Fraud Alert Involving Unauthorized Wire Transfers to China [news release]
> The FBI has observed a trend in which cyber criminals - using the compromised online banking credentials of U.S. businesses - sent unauthorized wire transfers to Chinese economic and trade companies located near the Russian border.
> http://www.ic3.gov/media/2011/ChinaWireTransferFraudAlert.pdf
>
> DOJ report critical of FBI ability to fight national cyber intrusions
> Despite a push to bulk up its security expertise, the FBI in some case lacks the skills to properly investigate national security intrusions.
> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/042711-fbi-cyber-intrusions.html
> http://www.pcworld.com/article/226480/.html
>
> FBI probes of some cyber attacks face troubles - report
> FBI agents have had trouble investigating cyber attacks involving national security because they lack the needed technical expertise or are often transferred or diverted to other cases, according to a government report released on Wednesday.
> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/oukin-uk-usa-security-cyber-idUKTRE73Q6YS20110427
> http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/us-usa-security-cyber-idUSTRE73Q6DO20110427
>
> au: Focus: Trade mark infringement on the web - a hairy problem
> In brief: A recent Federal Court case looked at the issue of whether the use of a trade mark on an 'international' website constituted a trade mark infringement in Australia. Partner Tim Golder (view CV) and Senior Associate Mark Williams discuss the case, and highlight the difficulties presented by the online environment when a mark is owned by different parties in different jurisdictions.
> http://www.aar.com.au/pubs/pta/fopatapr11.htm
>
> **************************
> PRIVACY
> **************************
> Google, Apple collect location data from computers
> Google and Apple collect and store information about the location of personal computers, as well as mobile devices, according to company executives, disclosures that may heighten concerns about the scope of data collected by tech companies.
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287401134790790.html
> http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/google-apple-collect-location-data-from-computers/story-e6frg90x-1226045546986
>
> **********************
> CENSORSHIP
> **********************
> Beijing Censors Take Aim at Music
> China's Ministry of Culture will "hand down punishments" to 14 websites, including one run by Internet search provider Baidu Inc., for providing downloads of songs not approved or registered with the country's content regulators, in what appeared to be part of a renewed effort to block explicit and politically sensitive online content.
> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704677404576284641732670926.html
>
> India Puts Tight Leash on Internet Free Speech
> Free speech advocates and Internet users are protesting new Indian regulations restricting Web content that, among other things, can be considered "disparaging," "harassing," "blasphemous" or "hateful."
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/technology/28internet.html
>
> **************************
> GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
> **************************
> Sarkozy invites web leaders to G8, wants more tax
> French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he would invite Internet business leaders to an end-May G8 summit to discuss regulation of the web and he called for more scope for governments to tax Internet firms.
> http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/oukin-uk-france-g8-internet-idUKTRE73Q5MU20110427
> http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/idINIndia-56611420110427
>
> nz: Day of action against file sharing legislation planned
> May 1 has been designated "Three Strikes Day" - a day for nationwide protest against amendments to the Copyright Act put in place by the passage of the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill.
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/day-of-action-against-file-sharing-legislation-planned
>
> German lawmakers say Data Retention Directive may be illegal [IDG]
> The German Parliament said Tuesday that the European Commission's controversial Data Retention Directive may be illegal.
> http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/042711-german-lawmakers-say-data-retention.html
>
> *********************************
> MISCELLANEOUS
> *********************************
> Microsoft vs US antitrust battle soon to be history
> Thirteen years after the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft, accusing the software giant of using its market power to pummel potential rivals, the case will soon be history.
> http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/04/28/idINIndia-56623220110428
>
> **********************
> TELECOMMUNICATIONS
> **********************
> Europe telecom groups target Google
> Leading European telecoms companies want to levy significant charges on Google and other online content providers through an overhaul of the regime governing how data travel over the internet.
> http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/867742dc-7036-11e0-bea7-00144feabdc0.html
>
> Broadband infrastructure and importance
> Round-up: Experts share their opinion about the benefits of high-speed broadband connectivity and measures to lower costs
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/government-computing-network/2011/apr/27/braoadband-infrastructure-and-importance
>
> World's richest man fined $1bn for abusing phone monopoly [AP]
> Mexico's competition authorities have levied a $1bn (?600m) fine against a company belonging to Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, ordering it to stop unfair practices. The Federal Competition Commission found Telcel engaged in "relative monopolistic practices" by overcharging competitors to connect calls to Telcel users.
> http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/worlds-richest-man-fined-1bn-for-abusing-phone-monopoly-2274717.html
>
> au/nz: Trans-Tasman talks to look at roaming rates
> Roaming rates for mobile phones between New Zealand and Australia will be on the agenda in bilateral discussions between the countries.
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10721831
>
> Roaming rates to be investigated
> NZ and Australia investigate trans-Tasman mobile roaming services amid overcharging fears.
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/industries/4937141/Roaming-rates-to-be-investigated
>
> Aus, NZ investigate roaming rip-offs
> Australia and New Zealand have begun formal investigations into the mobile roaming services provided by telco providers.
> http://www.zdnet.com.au/aus-nz-investigate-roaming-rip-offs-339314001.htm
>
> NZ and Australian govts to investigate trans-Tasman roaming
> An investigation into Trans-Tasman mobile roaming has been launched by the New Zealand and Australian governments.
> http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/news/nz-and-australian-govts-to-investigate-trans-tasman-roaming
>
> nz: TelstraClear boss makes most colourful attack yet on Joyce
> TelstraClear chief executive Allan Freeth has launched another tirade at communications minister Steven Joyce.
> http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/telstraclear-boss-makes-most-colourful-attack-yet-joyce-ck-91683
>
> nz: Joyce stomps on bid to replace telco bill's regulatory holiday
> Communications minister Steven Joyce has dismissed a suggested change to the Telecommunications Amendment Bill, which would have replaced the legislation's controversial 10-year "regulatory holiday" provision for Crown fibre providers.
> http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/joyce-stomps-bid-replace-telco-bill%E2%80%99s-regulatory-holiday-ck-91616
>
> nz: Minister rejects broadband proposal
> Communications Minister Steven Joyce has rejected a "compromise" put up by the Telecommunications Users' Association over its broadband policy, saying a proposal by Tuanz would unnecessarily delay building its ultrafast broadband network.
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/manawatu-standard/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/business/national-business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/business/4930069/Minister-rejects-broadband-proposal
>
> nz: Adam Gifford: Cable plans set up lazy monopoly to fail
> Steven Joyce prides himself on being a pragmatic guy. That's what he told this year's Telcon conference, anyway - that's he's surrounded by people who like talking but he'd like to be remembered as a guy who does stuff.
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10721641
>
> nz: Decision on mobile termination rates delayed
> The Commerce Commission has deferred its decision on mobile termination charges until May 5.
> http://www.nzherald.co.nz/technology/news/article.cfm?c_id=5&objectid=10721867
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