[DNS] domain name news - 8 April

[DNS] domain name news - 8 April

From: David Goldstein <david>
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:40:54 +1000
***************************************************

The domain name news is supported by auDA

***************************************************


One World, One Internet: An open discussion... in China by Milton Mueller
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/04/03/one-world-one-internet-an-open-discussion-in-china/>

Stumbling in the wrong direction
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/03/stumbling-wrong-direction>

ICANN Beijing: Update on the ATRT
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/06/icann-beijing-update-atrt>

Trademark Clearinghouse clarifies how law firms can act for clients
<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=f9685198-a9a4-4c8f-a665-821be07fa906>

At ICANN: More Contractual Obligations For New TLD Operators?
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/04/06/at-icann-more-contractual-obligations-for-new-tld-operators/>

Verisign?s security angst no reason to delay new gTLDs, says expert
<http://domainincite.com/12582-verisigns-security-angst-no-reason-to-delay-new-gtlds-says-expert>

Questions continue over legality of new gTLD private auctions
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/04/are-new-gtld-private-auctions>

Right Of The Dot gets legal opinion: new gTLD auctions not illegal
<http://domainincite.com/12554-right-of-the-dot-gets-legal-opinion-new-gtld-auctions-not-illegal>

Cops say new gTLDs shouldn?t launch without a Big Brother RAA
<http://domainincite.com/12595-cops-say-new-gtlds-shouldnt-launch-without-a-big-brother-raa>

Six big reasons we won?t see any new gTLD launches until Q3
<http://domainincite.com/12558-six-big-reasons-we-wont-see-any-new-gtld-launches-until-q3>

Trademark Clearinghouse to get tested out on three existing TLDs
<http://domainincite.com/12576-trademark-clearinghouse-to-get-tested-out-on-three-existing-tlds>

Videos from the auDA Sir Tim Berners-Lee Q&A
<http://blog.auda.org.au/2013/04/02/videos-from-the-auda-sir-tim-berners-lee-qa/>


**********************
REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
**********************
Role of ICANN in Internet Domain Name Dispute Resolution by S.V. Damodar Reddy [The IUP Law Review]
Abstract: ICANN is an apex authority responsible for the administration of domain names, IP address numbers and protocol parameters. The domain name is much like an entry in a phone book. Computers communicate by using numbers called IP addresses to contact each other, much like we use a phone number to dial a specific person?s phone.
<http://ssrn.com/abstract=2243481>

**********************
DOMAIN NAMES
**********************
**********************
 - ICANN
**********************
Are you passionate about Internet governance? by Yrj? L?nsipuro
If you like challenges, embrace change, are passionate about Internet governance and a fervent believer in bottom-up consensus-building, then ICANN?s Nominating Committee wants to hear from you.
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/04/are-you-passionate-about-internet-governance/>
<https://www.myicann.org/news/topics/13126/page/1/articles/25969>

ICANN Commends .JOBS Use of Trademark Clearinghouse
ICANN welcomes the decision by. JOBS to use the Trademark Clearinghouse database to support a sunrise registration period ahead of its planned open registration period to begin later this year.
<http://www.icann.org/en/news/announcements/announcement-05apr13-en.htm>

Ombudsman in Beijing by Chris LaHatte
The ICANN life seems to revolve around our meetings. In Toronto, our Communications team recorded a short video of me attending meetings and talking to our community. As we prepare for Beijing, I am excited to visit a country where some of the oldest civilizations are now overlaid with the largest Internet community in the world, and a community who I am anxious to meet. 
<http://blog.icann.org/2013/04/ombudsman-in-beijing/>

ICANN Beijing: Update on the ATRT
"ICANN is reviewing itself to death. So it would be nice to know why the current review process doesn't work." There is a certain irony in the fact that ICANN Board member Chris Disspain was asking this of the organization's lead review team - the Accountability and Transparency Review Team, or ATRT.
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/06/icann-beijing-update-atrt>

One World, One Internet: An open discussion... in China by Milton Mueller
ICANN?s Noncommercial Users Constituency, which represents civil society and individuals in the domain name policy making process, has established a traditional of holding policy conferences at ICANN meetings that are usually far more interesting and creative than the official workshops put on by ICANN. The Beijing meeting is no exception. NCUC is facilitating a dialogue on Internet regulation in the capital of China that raises the issue of national Internets and the possibility of fragmentation or division of the Net.
<http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/04/03/one-world-one-internet-an-open-discussion-in-china/>

Stumbling in the wrong direction
ICANN needs to get back to its technical mission before it does real damage to the Internet
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/03/stumbling-wrong-direction>

**********************
 - ccTLD & gTLD NEWS
**********************
A New Domain For Canada
CIRA?s CEO, Byron Holland, made an important announcement today aimed at all Canadian internet users. CIRA currently runs .ca, but feels that maybe it?s not quite Canadian enough...
<http://www.internetnews.me/2013/04/01/a-new-domain-for-canada/>

.eu celebrates 7th anniversary
With registrations topping 3.74 million just ahead of its seventh birthday, .eu has established its place as a respected domain for ambitious businesses, according to recent research commissioned by the .eu registry EURid.
<http://www.eurid.eu/en/news/apr-2013/eu-celebrates-7th-anniversary>
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/04/07/eu-7th-anniversary/>

What does the average .eu owner look like?
Seven years ago, on 7 April 2006, the .eu web address became publically available. Since then, the domain name has consistently been ranked among the big players on the domain name market.
<http://www.neurope.eu/article/what-does-average-eu-owner-look>

TLD .eu grows to 3.74 mln addresses
The .eu TLD name is almost seven years old, with total registrations at 3.74 million, according to .eu registry EURid.
<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/tld-eu-grows-to-374-mln-addresses--935535>

.EU Celebrates 7th Birthday & 3.74 Million Registration; 1.84 Million Eu Residents Own One
EURid the registry for the .Eu TLD released a study today ahead of its 7th Birthday.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/04/04/eu-celebrates-7th-birthday-1-84-million-eu-residents-own-one/>

To Counter Unsolicited Prospecting, Afnic Changes Format of certain Publications
Afnic is changing the format of the daily lists of registered domain names to counter unsolicited prospecting.
<http://www.afnic.fr/en/about-afnic/news/general-news/6798/show/to-counter-unsolicited-prospecting-afnic-changes-format-of-certain-publications.html>

Afnic warns firms over use of Whois database for sales calls
French internet domain registry Afnic has contacted all companies implicated in having made unsolicited sales calls to new domain name holders to remind them of the proper procedures for using the information in the Whois database.
<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/afnic-warns-firms-over-use-of-whois-database-for-sales-calls--935741>

Mali To Join Tokelau In Giving Away Domains For Free
The Malian ccTLD has announced it will start giving away .ml domain names for free, becoming the second ccTLD to do so after Tokelau?s .tk.
<http://www.domainpulse.com/2013/04/08/ml-join-tk-domains-for-free/>
<http://www.domainnews.com/en/ml-to-join-tk-giving-away-domains-for-free.html>

Coming Soon: Dot-SS for South Sudan
South Sudan will soon assert its independence in cyberspace, when it rolls out the .ss domain suffix.
<http://www.voanews.com/content/south-sudan-dot-ss-top-level-domain/1634399.html>

**********************
 - NEW TLDS
**********************
Trademark Clearinghouse clarifies how law firms can act for clients
In a recent blog, WTR considered how law firm counsel can assist their clients in registering marks in the Trademark Clearinghouse (TCMH), specifically for those not wishing to become an official agent. The piece sparked a number of comments and, to clarify the issue, WTR has exclusively spoken to Jan Corstens, project owner for the TCMH.
<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=f9685198-a9a4-4c8f-a665-821be07fa906>

Latest 'Net gold may rest in Asia's domain
A land rush is happening in Hong Kong, but it doesn't involve the high-rise properties for which the city is famous. Instead, it's the epicenter of a brand new patch of cyber real estate soon to go on the global market.
<http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/biztech/11/29/digital.dotasia/index.html>

At ICANN: More Contractual Obligations For New TLD Operators?
Members of the Government Advisory Committee ICANN are pushing for additional contractual clauses for applicants of new gTLDs.
<http://www.ip-watch.org/2013/04/06/at-icann-more-contractual-obligations-for-new-tld-operators/>

Verisign?s security angst no reason to delay new gTLDs, says expert
Potential security vulnerabilities recently disclosed by Verisign and PayPal are well in hand and not a reason to delay the launch of new gTLDs, according to the chair of ICANN?s security committee.
<http://domainincite.com/12582-verisigns-security-angst-no-reason-to-delay-new-gtlds-says-expert>

Possible security disasters loom with rollout of new top-level domains
Plans to populate the Internet with dozens of new TLDs in the next year could give criminals an easy way to bypass encryption protections safeguarding corporate e-mail servers and company intranets, officials from PayPal and a group of certificate authorities are warning.
<http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/possible-security-disasters-loom-with-rollout-of-new-top-level-domains/>

Questions continue over legality of new gTLD private auctions
A fight over private auctions is disrupting efforts to resolve a large number of conflicting applications for new Internet extensions.
<http://news.dot-nxt.com/2013/04/04/are-new-gtld-private-auctions>

Right Of The Dot gets legal opinion: new gTLD auctions not illegal
Right Of The Dot, one of the companies hoping to offer contention set resolution services to new gTLD applicants, has published a legal opinion arguing that auctions are not inherently illegal.
<http://domainincite.com/12554-right-of-the-dot-gets-legal-opinion-new-gtld-auctions-not-illegal>

Right of the Dot posts response to private TLD auction antitrust claims
Last month new TLD applicant Uniregistry published a press release that announced it would not participate in private auctions for new TLDs due to anti-trust concerns. It based its decision on a verbal conversation with the Department of Justice.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/04/04/right-of-the-dot-private-auctions-antitrust/>

FairWinds Partners Advocates for Second Draft Registry Agreement
FairWinds Partners, a full-service Internet strategy consultancy, is requesting that ICANN propose a second Draft Registry Agreement to address the unique needs of brand-named companies that will be operating new gTLDs for internal purposes.
<http://www.fairwindspartners.com/Our-Resources/Press-Releases/FairWinds-Partners-Advocates-for-Second-Draft-Registry-Agreement/>

Cops say new gTLDs shouldn?t launch without a Big Brother RAA
Law enforcement agencies are not happy with the proposed 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement, saying it doesn?t go far enough to help them catch online bad guys.
<http://domainincite.com/12595-cops-say-new-gtlds-shouldnt-launch-without-a-big-brother-raa>

Six big reasons we won?t see any new gTLD launches until Q3
ICANN?s announcement of a big media bash in New York on April 23, to announce the launch of new gTLDs, has gotten many people thinking the first launches are imminent.
<http://domainincite.com/12558-six-big-reasons-we-wont-see-any-new-gtld-launches-until-q3>

.Jobs likely to be first ?new TLD? to launch this year
Forget prioritization draw numbers, new TLD objections, and contention sets: .jobs may be the first ?new TLD? to be available for registration this year.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/04/05/jobs-likely-to-be-first-new-tld-to-launch-this-year/>

Pritz resurfaces with consulting gigs for Donuts and Architelos
Former ICANN chief strategy officer and new gTLDs head honcho Kurt Pritz is doing a spot of industry work, following the expiration of his post-resignation consulting gig with ICANN.
<http://domainincite.com/12580-pritz-resurfaces-with-consulting-gigs-for-donuts-and-architelos>

Trademark Clearinghouse to get tested out on three existing TLDs
Three already-live TLDs are going to use the Trademark Clearinghouse to handle sunrise periods, possibly before the first new gTLDs launch.
<http://domainincite.com/12576-trademark-clearinghouse-to-get-tested-out-on-three-existing-tlds>

U.S. Department of Commerce not supporting USPS objection to .mail top level domains
Last week I wrote about how the United States Postal Service filed objections to all of the TLD applications for .mail.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/04/04/u-s-department-of-commerce-not-supporting-usps-objection-to-mail-top-level-domains/>

26 More Community/Limited Public Interest Objections on New gTLD Filed With ICC
There are now a total of 54 community & and limited public interest objections filed with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) , which is 26 more objections filed since last reported.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/04/04/26-more-communitylimited-public-interest-objections-on-new-gtld-filed-with-icc/>

Friction Over New gTLD Program May Produce Fireworks at ICANN Meeting Opening Sunday in Beijing
ICANN's new gTLD program may trigger some fireworks at the organization's 46th Public Meeting that gets underway Sunday (April 7) in Beijing, China. ICANN heads into the meeting playing defense after powerful .com and .net registry operator Verisign, financial giant PayPal and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) all publicly blasted plans to proceed with a new gTLD program that they claim is no where near ready for prime time.
<http://www.dnjournal.com/archive/lowdown/2013/dailyposts/20130404.htm>

Google objects to 9 plural top level domain applications
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution has published 33 of the string confusion objections it has received, representing about half of the total.
<http://domainnamewire.com/2013/04/04/google-objects-to-9-plural-top-level-domain-applications/>

First 60 New gTLD Applications Have Received Their Initial Evaluation Results
The first 60 new gTLD applications have been reviewed by ICANN, and even though eight are remain in review for various reasons, all other 52 applications have passed into delegation. Because all of the internationalized domain names were prioritized first, every application that has passed through the Initial Evaluation is a non-Latin script domain extension.
<http://www.name.com/blog/ntlds/2013/04/first-60-new-gtld-applications-have-received-their-initial-evaluation-results/>

Companies await fate in domain name battle
Retailers and suppliers will start finding out later this month if they have got their hands on hundreds of new web domain names being introduced under plans to open up the internet.
<http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/companies-await-fate-in-domain-name-battle/238123.article>

To .kiwi or not to .kiwi? Setting the scene - an update on the new gTLDs
ICANN, the international governing body for domain names, is in the process of introducing to the world hundreds, and potentially thousands, of new gTLDs.
<http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c00af024-bed4-4c8b-a1fd-a04ca3dc5d97>

In Hopes of Streamlining Process, FairWinds CEO Proposes Substantive Changes to New gTLD Registry Agreement
FairWinds CEO Nao Matsukata is advocating for ICANN to offer an alternative draft Registry Agreement (RA) for Internal Registries, whose needs are uniquely different from those of new gTLD Registries who plan to sell second-level domain names to the public.
<http://www.gtldstrategy.com/policy-updates/in-hopes-of-streamlining-process-fairwinds-ceo-proposes-substantive-changes-to-new-gtld-registry-agreement>

European Hotel Association Files Objections Against .Hotel Applications
HOTREC, the European association of hotels, restaurants and cafes has filed four community objections with the ICC.
<http://www.internetnews.me/2013/04/04/european-hotel-association-files-objections-against-hotel-applications/>

Enter the Matrix: Which .HOME is the real .HOME, Neo?
Verisign recently released a report highlighting a key security concern surrounding the new gTLD roll-out: Intranet extensions like .local or .home. How can such seemingly innocuous (and even comforting) words represent a serious security concern?
<http://www.gtldstrategy.com/technical-details-vendor-advice/enter-the-matrix-which-home-is-the-real-home-neo>

Nominet selected as ICANN Emergency Back-End Registry Operator
Nominet has been selected by ICANN as one of three Emergency Back-End Registry Operators (EBERO) for new gTLDs set to launch over the next 12 months. As an EBERO, Nominet will provide emergency support for any newly launched gTLD registry which encounters technical difficulties. This would involve transferring and maintaining the core operations of the gTLD whilst a longer term resolution is established.
<http://www.nominet.org.uk/news/latest/nominet-selected-icann-emergency-back-end-registry-operator>

Much Ado About Nothing by David Balto
With much fanfare last month, Uniregistry announced that proposals for dispute resolution between New TLD applicants in lieu of ICANN's so-called "Auction of Last Resort" posed significant antitrust risks. Their claim of concern was not based on any critical antitrust analysis, but rather on the fact that they had sought a "Business Review" letter from the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and, according to Uniregistry, the DOJ failed to provide them a positive response and discussed the issue with them.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130406_much_ado_about_nothing/>

Ignore The Chicken Littles: Let's Give New Web Domains a Try by Marvin Ammori
Before the experiment has gotten off the ground, some critics have expressed concern about applications to operate domains referring to a "generic" product or service, like .car, .book, or .app. News reports indicate that Microsoft and other Google competitors have filed complaints about Google's applications, while authors' organizations have raised questions about some of Amazon's applications. These complaints assert that giving these applicants the right to operate these new domains would provide an unfair competitive advantage.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130405_ignore_the_chicken_littles_lets_give_new_web_domains_a_try/>

66 More Objections To New gTLD: .Shop, .Search, .Book, .Music, .Cloud ++
66 More Community Objection to New gTLD applications have hit the official site of International Chamber of Commerce.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/04/05/66-more-objections-to-new-gtld-shop-search-book-music-cloud/>

39 More New gTLD Pass Initial Evaluation As ICANN Gets Through The IDN?s
39 more new gTLD?s passed ICANN Initial Evaluation (IE) today and more importantly ICANN has now gotten through all the IDN applications, meaning that next week non-IDN domain names for the first time will pass initial Evaluation.
<http://www.thedomains.com/2013/04/05/39-more-new-gtld-pass-initial-evaluation-as-icann-gets-through-the-idns/>

An Ethiopian woman fighting for .africa, a new generic Top-Level Domain
Sophia Bekele appears to be a lone voice crying in the African wilderness and fighting for the delegation of the .africa (pronounced ?DotAfrica?) new gTLD.
<http://www.ethiosports.com/2013/04/07/an-ethiopian-woman-fighting-for-africa-a-new-generic-top-level-domain/>

**********************
 - DNS SECURITY
**********************
Arming for Virtual Battle: The Dangerous New Rules of Cyberwar
Now that wars are also being fought on digital battlefields, experts in international law have established rules for cyberwar. But many questions remain unanswered. Will it be appropriate to respond to a cyber attack with military means in the future?
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/expanding-combat-zone-the-dangerous-new-rules-of-cyberwar-a-892238.html>

Google Uses Reputation To Detect Malicious Downloads
Using data about Web sites, IP addresses and domains, researchers find that they can detect 99 percent of malicious executables downloaded by users, outperforming antivirus and URL-reputation services
<http://www.darkreading.com/security-monitoring/167901086/security/client-security/240152413/google-uses-reputation-to-detect-malicious-downloads.html>

Cyberattackers more powerful, getting upper hand, experts warn
Banks knocked offline, day after day - on Thursday, it was WellsFargo.com's turn. A digital skirmish between two European firms that grew so large it slowed Internet traffic worldwide. If it feels like the Net has been fragile lately, there?s a good reason: Computer criminals are launching more powerful attacks and are gaining the upper hand.
<http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17599510-cyberattackers-more-powerful-getting-upper-hand-experts-warn>

**********************
 - DOMAIN DISPUTES
**********************
Decisions: In Bad Faith?
The UDRP complaint that Edward Smith?s attorney filed against Douglas Bates over the domain name Joopa.com hinged on one of the three elements required for domain name transfer. Was the Complainant able to prove that the Respondent registered the domain name in bad faith?
<http://www.domainnamestrategy.com/2013/04/01/decisions-bad-faith>

**********************
 - IPv4/IPv6
**********************
Networks Announcing IPv6 Over Time: A Short Update by Mirjam Kuehne
We regularly check the status of IPv6 deployment in the RIPE NCC service region, and in other service regions as well. One way to measure IPv6 deployment is to look at the percentage of networks announcing IPv6 prefixes and follow the developments over time. The RIPE NCC's IPv6-ASN graph shows the percentage of networks that announce one or more IPv6 prefixes in the global routing system. Having an IPv6 prefix visible in the global routing system is a required step for a network to actually start exchanging IPv6 traffic with other networks.
<http://www.circleid.com/posts/20130405_networks_announcing_ipv6_over_time_a_short_update/>

**********************
 - MISCELLANEOUS
**********************
Q&A: Paul Mockapetris, Inventor of the Domain Name System, Wants to Filter the Web
Before the Internet, there was the ARPANet, a closed computer network that pretty much shut down on weekends and over holidays. In 1983, Paul Mockapetris, then a computer scientist at the University of Southern California?s Information Sciences Institute, proposed opening up the network beyond academia to anyone with a computer and modem. Over the next three years, he went on to develop the Domain Name System architecture, which in turn established the principle of a distributed and dynamic network that could hook up to any computer. It was a radical idea for a government-funded project.
<http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-04-04/q-and-a-paul-mockapetris-inventor-of-the-domain-name-system-wants-to-filter-the-web>

Videos from the auDA Sir Tim Berners-Lee Q&A
We?re delighted to present some video footage from the Sir Tim Berners-Lee Q&A we hosted at the University of Melbourne on 5 February of this year.
<http://blog.auda.org.au/2013/04/02/videos-from-the-auda-sir-tim-berners-lee-qa/>

A Reminder About Incorrect Use of the RIPE Database
Over the past few months there have been a number of reported incidents where misuse of the RIPE Database may have occurred. Most recently, we have received complaints that companies have been using contact information in the RIPE Database to market their services to members of the RIPE community.
<http://www.ripe.net/internet-coordination/news/announcements/a-reminder-about-incorrect-use-of-the-ripe-database>

Fourth Annual African Peering and Interconnection Forum to Focus on Policy Aspects of IXPs, Content, and Cross-Border Interconnections in Africa
The fourth annual African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), organized by the Internet Society, will be held 3-5 September 2013 in Casablanca, Morocco.
<http://www.internetsociety.org/news/fourth-annual-african-peering-and-interconnection-forum-focus-policy-aspects-ixps-content-and>

**********************
REPORTS & RESEARCH PAPERS
**********************
Exploring the Economics of Personal Data: A Survey of Methodologies for Measuring Monetary Value You or your institution have access to this content	
This report takes an initial look at methodologies to measure and estimate the monetary value of personal data. Personal data is creating economic and social value at an increasing pace, but measuring and estimating the value being generated is difficult. This is because not only a huge amount of data is being generated, but personal data is used in many different situations for numerous purposes. Studying the value of personal data begins with comparing methodologies for assigning the monetary values attached to it.
<http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/science-and-technology/exploring-the-economics-of-personal-data_5k486qtxldmq-en>

**********************
INTERNET USE
**********************
As Web Search Goes Mobile, Competitors Chip at Google's Lead
... Google remains the undisputed king of search, with about two-thirds of the market. But the nature of search is changing, especially as more people search for what they want to buy, eat or learn on their mobile devices. This has put the $22 billion search industry, perhaps the most lucrative and influential of online businesses, at its most significant crossroad since its invention.
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/technology/as-web-search-goes-mobile-apps-chip-at-googles-lead.html>

Libraries to store all UK web content
Millions of tweets, Facebook status updates and even a blog about a bus shelter in Shetland are to be preserved for the nation.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22028738>

British Library adds billions of webpages and tweets to archive
Material on 1bn webpages from nearly 5m .uk websites, plus public tweets and Facebook entries, are to preserved for the historical record at six libraries in the UK and Ireland.
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/05/british-library-archive-webpages-tweets>

**********************
SOCIAL MEDIA
**********************
Britain seeks opt-out of new European social media privacy laws
Britain is attempting to opt out of a European initiative enabling anyone to delete their personal details from online service providers ? a power known as the "right to be forgotten".
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/04/britain-opt-out-right-to-be-forgotten-law>

*********************************
CHILD PROTECTION & ONLINE SAFETY
*********************************
How to delete your digital life
Wiping away your digital life means getting rid of the traces you've left ? the mistakes you made, the embarrassing photos, the unwise comments, the flawed social media profiles where you've left too much visible.
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/04/delete-your-digital-life-advice>

Caught in the web: case histories of people whose digital past haunts them
Deleting false or embarrassing profiles, pictures and reports from websites can prove impossible as these personal stories show
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/04/web-case-histories-digital-past>

uk: Cyber bullying: 'He told me he was a footballer. I wasn't to know I was a victim'
Growing numbers of young people are being targeted by online bullies and duped by fake profiles on social media ? sometimes with distressing results
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/cyber-bullying-he-told-me-he-was-a-footballer-i-wasnt-to-know-i-was-a-victim-8563109.html>

nz: Editorial: Laws against cyber-bullying welcomed
Any curb on freedom of speech is a serious step that should never be taken without good reason. The steps the Government intends to take against cyber-bullying meet that proviso. The harm that can be done by cruel and threatening use of the internet requires new law to bring the web within the reasonable boundaries of all communications.
<http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10876001>

nz: Collins' cyberbullying proposals get tick from internet lawyer, snarl from privacy campaigner
Justice Minister Judith Collins has outlined a series of measures to prevent cyber-bullying and "grooming".
<http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/privacy-campaigner-says-foolish-include-district-court-judges-cyberbullying-proposals>

**********************
ONLINE TV, MUSIC & PIRACY
**********************
Film studios request removal of takedown notices
Two film studios have asked Google to take down links to messages sent by them requesting the removal of links connected to film piracy.
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-22039048>

Tech upstarts threaten TV broadcast model
Two fledgling technologies could dramatically reshape the $60 billion-a-year television broadcast industry as they challenge the business model that has helped keep broadcasters on the lucrative end of the media spectrum.
<http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/04/07/uk-broadcaster-threats-idUKBRE9360DZ20130407>
<http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/04/08/broadcaster-threats-idINDEE93700Q20130408>

**********************
SECURITY
**********************
Arming for Virtual Battle: The Dangerous New Rules of Cyberwar
Now that wars are also being fought on digital battlefields, experts in international law have established rules for cyberwar. But many questions remain unanswered. Will it be appropriate to respond to a cyber attack with military means in the future?
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/expanding-combat-zone-the-dangerous-new-rules-of-cyberwar-a-892238.html>

Google Uses Reputation To Detect Malicious Downloads
Using data about Web sites, IP addresses and domains, researchers find that they can detect 99 percent of malicious executables downloaded by users, outperforming antivirus and URL-reputation services
<http://www.darkreading.com/security-monitoring/167901086/security/client-security/240152413/google-uses-reputation-to-detect-malicious-downloads.html>

Cyberattackers more powerful, getting upper hand, experts warn
Banks knocked offline, day after day - on Thursday, it was WellsFargo.com's turn. A digital skirmish between two European firms that grew so large it slowed Internet traffic worldwide. If it feels like the Net has been fragile lately, there?s a good reason: Computer criminals are launching more powerful attacks and are gaining the upper hand.
<http://redtape.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/04/17599510-cyberattackers-more-powerful-getting-upper-hand-experts-warn>

**********************
PRIVACY
**********************
Right to erasure protects people's freedom to forget the past, says expert
He describes himself as the "midwife" of the idea of the right to be forgotten. And for Viktor Mayer-Sch?nberger , it's not just about the legal, moral and technical arguments ? but about what it is to be human.
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/apr/04/right-erasure-protects-freedom-forget-past>

Google revolution isn?t worth our privacy
Let?s give credit where it is due: Google is not hiding its revolutionary ambitions. As its co-founder Larry Page put it in 2004, eventually its search function ?will be included in people?s brains? so that ?when you think about something and don?t really know much about it, you will automatically get information?.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2ab9e14e-9d3d-11e2-a8db-00144feabdc0.html>

**********************
CENSORSHIP
**********************
China is losing virtual propaganda war
After more than two weeks of sustained attack from China?s biggest state media outlets, Apple finally genuflected this week and issued a humble apology for its ?perceived? arrogance and disregard for Chinese customers. ... But there was another important lesson that came out of the skirmish between the iPad maker and the propaganda apparatus. On the internet, which the party can corral with the ?Great Firewall? but cannot really control, and particularly on Twitter-like Weibo, the backlash against the state and the cheering for Apple was devastating.
<http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/11f239c2-9c4d-11e2-ba3c-00144feabdc0.html>

China's internet: A giant cage
The internet was expected to help democratise China. Instead, it has enabled the authoritarian state to get a firmer grip, says Gady Epstein. But for how long?
<http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21574628-internet-was-expected-help-democratise-china-instead-it-has-enabled>

Internet controls in other countries: China?s model for controlling the internet is being adopted elsewhere
At a United Nations conference on telecommunications governance in Dubai last December representatives of most of the world?s countries argued furiously over the way the internet should be managed. The debate established a clear divide over how much control a country should have over its own internet. On one side were America, the European Union and other developed countries that broadly back internet freedom; on the other were China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and a number of other authoritarian states. A significant majority of these seem to favour China?s approach to control (or a Russian variant), which involves allowing more access to the internet and reaping the economic benefits, but at the same time monitoring, filtering, censoring and criminalising free speech online.
<http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21574634-chinas-model-controlling-internet-being-adopted-elsewhere-each-their-own>

Shutting down the internet: Turning off the entire internet is a nuclear option best not exercised
In a crisis, might China flip the ?kill switch? on its internet and disconnect its 564m users? It may sound unthinkable, but the idea is not altogether outlandish. The Communist Party has already given it a trial run in an entire province.
<http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21574633-turning-entire-internet-nuclear-option-best-not-exercised-thou-shalt-not-kill>

The Great Firewall: Chinese screening of online material from abroad is becoming ever more sophisticated
On February 9th, Chinese New Year?s Eve, Fang Binxing, known in China as the father of the Great Firewall, wished his followers on Sina Weibo a happy Year of the Snake. As always whenever Mr Fang tweets, thousands of fellow microbloggers sent messages along the lines of ?get lost?. They could not reply directly: Mr Fang gets so much abuse for his role in engineering China?s censorship technology that the ?comments? function on his microblog page had to be disabled long ago. Nor can users easily find the comments on the 35,000 retweets of his new-year post: Sina has blocked access to those as well.
<http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21574631-chinese-screening-online-material-abroad-becoming-ever-more-sophisticated>

**************************
GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY
**************************
Stop snooping, European regulators tell Google
That Google likes to keep things simple is apparent from its spartan home page: a logo, a text box for search queries, two buttons to process queries, and an unobtrusive strip of links to the internet behemoth?s email, maps and other services along the top. Links along the bottom connect you to the company, and up in the top right-hand corner there?s a button to sign in to your Google account.
<http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/stop-snooping-european-regulators-tell-google-8559138.html>

Google must defend privacy policies to 6 European agencies [IDG]
Six European data protection authorities will conduct formal investigations of Google's privacy policy after the company repeatedly rejected their requests that it reverse changes it made to the policy last March.
<http://www.pcworld.com/article/2033375/google-must-defend-privacy-policies-to-6-european-agencies.html>

Singapore unveils IP hub plan; scant on trademark initiatives
Based on the recommendations of an IP Steering Committee, Singapore has officially unveiled its 10-year master plan to develop the city-state into a global IP hub. However, the report has meagre detail on trademark-related initiatives. Is this a case of the IP Steering Committee overlooking trademarks or is the Singapore system mature enough to not necessitate further improvement?
<http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/daily/detail.aspx?g=1ca1784e-71df-4da1-be6c-067c9737d374>

EU data protection: ?More exceptions than rules?
The deadline for submitting amendment motions for the EU data protection revision passed nearly two weeks ago. A total of 3,133 amendment motions were received. They showed a clear ?trend?: There should be more exceptions than rules. Max Schrems from europe-v-facebook.org is appalled at this.
<http://futurezone.at/english/14809-eu-data-protection-more-exceptions-than-rules.php>

**********************
MISCELLANEOUS
**********************
nz: Telecom sticks with Yahoo email despite hack
Telecom has decided to keep Yahoo! on as its email provider, despite a high-profile hacking attack earlier this year. In February, thousands of Telecom customers were hit with spam emails, in an attack described by Netsafe as the biggest of its kind to ever happen in New Zealand.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Telecom-sticks-with-Yahoo-email-despite-hack/tabid/421/articleID/293130/Default.aspx

InternetNZ, 2020 to work more closely together
New Zealand's 2020 Communications Trust and internet advocacy group InternetNZ have entered into a new strategic partnership to work more closely together on their shared goal of digital inclusion for all.
<http://www.telecompaper.com/news/internetnz-2020-to-work-more-closely-together--935476>

------
David Goldstein

 email: david at goldsteinreport.com

 web:   http://goldsteinreport.com/
         http://davidgoldstein.tel/
 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
Received on Mon Apr 08 2013 - 04:40:54 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Mon Apr 27 2015 - 00:00:21 UTC