CyberTelecom News Weekly
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How You Can Help #Sandy WSJ
Why We Have An Open Wireless Movement, EFF :: Keyword: [WiFi]
In troubled times, it's important to help each other out. Right now, we're witnessing an unprecedented hurricane hitting the Eastern Seaboard of the United States, and the ensuing damage and power outages are crippling rescue efforts, businesses large and small, and personal communications.
Consumer Review Website Isn't Liable for Users' Copyright Infringement--Ripoff Report v. ComplaintsBoard, Tech & Marketing Law Blog :: Keyword: [47 U.S.C. § 230]
Xcentric Ventures, LLC v. Mediolex Ltd., 2012 WL 5269403 (D. Ariz. October 24, 2012). The initial complaint....
Counting IPv6 over DNS, Potaroo :: Keyword: [IPv6]
At the recent ARIN XXX meeting in October 2012 I listened to a debate on a policy proposal concerning the reservation of a pool of IPv4 addresses to address critical infrastructure. This term is intended to cover a variety of applications, including use by public Internet Exchanges and authoritative nameservers for various top level domains. As far as I can tell,
Best Buy Tells Time Warner Customers to Ditch VoIP - In Order to Avoid New Modem Fee, DSLReports :: Keyword: [TW]
Time Warner Cable took heavy criticism earlier this month when they announced users would have to pay a new $4 monthly modem rental fee. Time Warner Cable struggled to adequately support users looking to buy their own modems, and then stumbled when asked to justify the price hike on the company's already pricey service. As noted previously
The Future, the Internet and Economic Growth, Verizon :: Keyword: [Verizon]
I am an optimist about the potential of technology – particularly information technology – to spur growth and progress in society. But this view is not universal. In fact, a debate about the growth of our economy and the broader world economy has been emerging recently and it relates
Vonage Holdings Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results, Vonage :: Keyword: [Vonage]
All the reasons for not extending the ITU’s scope to the Internet at WCIT12, LIRNasia :: Keyword: [ITU]
The Center for Democracy and Technology has been in the trenches of Internet policy from the 1990s. They played a leading role in expanding the debate over the various proposals to extend the ITU’s scope to include the Internet at the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) in December 2012
CDT to ITU: Promote Access and Openness, Don't Stifle It, CDT :: Keyword: [ITU]
If members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)—a UN agency known for its non-transparent, government-centric structure—vote to expand ITU authority to cover Internet policy and technical standards, Internet openness, affordability, and functionality could be at risk.
Japan Was the First to Ratify ACTA. Will They Join TPP Next?, EFF :: Keyword: [Copyright]
Two of the biggest threats to the Internet are two international agreements: the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). TPP continues to expand across the Pacific, with Mexico and Canada joining in the next round in New Zealand. With ACTA, it is increasingly doubtful that it was successfully
Court rules against Ripoff Report in copyright case, Internet Cases :: Keyword: [DMCA]
Plaintiff Xcentric Ventures provides the infamous Ripoff Report, a website where consumers can go to defame complain about businesses they have dealt with. Defendant ComplaintsBoard.com is a similar kind of website
Leveraging the Science and Technology of Internet Mapping for Homeland Security slideset, CAIDA :: Keyword: [Security]
This slideset was presented at the Cyber Security Division 2012 Principal Investigator Meeting in October 2012.
Police allowed to install cameras on private property without warrant, Ars Technica :: Keyword: [4th Amendment]
A federal judge has ruled that police officers in Wisconsin did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they secretly installed cameras on private property without judicial approval.
Cell broadcasting used to warn public about Sandy, LIRNasia :: Keyword: [EAS]
With slow-moving Sandy leaving New York State, they are counting the dead. It appears that 22 people died. Each death is a tragedy that the disaster managers would have loved to avoid. But can you imagine what the toll would have been if not for extensive planning and early warning?
Hurricane Sandy Exposes Some Truths About Our Communications Networks, NTCA :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Policymakers don’t always demonstrate the patience needed to understand the complex and interrelated nature of the communications network in this country. Building these networks is far more than an academic exercise, and I have worried greatly over the course of the past two years that policymakers are willing to throw up a “house of cards” and hope that the pieces fall together somehow.
A Letter from CEO Steve Smith in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Equinix :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
As the U.S. East Coast continues to deal with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, our thoughts are with the people of New York, New Jersey and other hard-hit areas, many of whom remain without power and may be facing the loss of family, friends, homes and possessions.
Here’s what the Internet looked like on the East Coast during Sandy, LIRNasia :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Sandvine, a company selling deep-packet inspection gear to ISPs, shared a blog post noting that in one East Coast city on the Monday ahead of Sandy’s landfall in New Jersey, Internet traffic was up 114 percent. Sandvine also tracked a more than 150 percent rise in Netflix traffic, which was later confirmed by Netflix. Skype usage in the afternoon was up as well.
Carriers Waive Fees, Make Red Cross Donations - Also Allowing Users to Charge Devices in Stores , DSLReports :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are helping Sandy victims by allowing customers to charge devices in stores, as well as giving customers some relief in paying bills. Until November 8, T-Mobile says the company won't be cutting off prepaid users in New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania for failing to pay their bills. AT&T meanwhile stated that the company will extend
New York Internet rides out the storm, Netcraft :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
New York Internet looks set to make it through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy with barely a scratch on its uptime or performance.
During Hurricane Sandy, Twitter Proves A Lifeline Despite Trolls, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
As Hurricane Sandy pounded the U.S. Atlantic coast on Monday night, knocking out electricity and Internet connections, millions of residents turned to Twitter as a part-newswire, part-911 hotline that hummed through the night even as some websites failed and swathes of Manhattan fell dark.
Websites knocked offline by Sandy, BBC :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
News websites operating out of New York have been affected by the storm damage left in the wake of Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy disrupts wireless and Internet services, CNET :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
High winds and storm surge flooding have taken their toll on cell phone, Internet, and other communications services for many in Hurricane Sandy's path.
FCC activates disaster reporting system for Hurricane Sandy #thecircuit, WAPO :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
The Federal Communications Commission activated the Disaster Information Reporting System Monday for Washington, D.C. and other areas up and down the East Coast in response to Hurricane Sandy. Wireless, wireline, broadcast, cable and VoIP providers can report their
Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Popular Websites, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit eastern United States, flooded servers of Datagram Inc in New York City, bringing down several media websites it hosts, including Huffington Post and Gawker.
Hurricane Sandy Floods New York Data Centers, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Superstorm Sandy knocked out a quarter of the cell towers in an area spreading across 10 states, and the situation could get worse, federal regulators said Tuesday.
FCC on Sandy: Cell service likely to get worse before it gets better, CNET :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
The Federal Communications Commission said today that 25 percent of cellular sites are down in 10 states affected by superstorm Sandy.
Hurricane Relief Efforts: How Social Media Helps And Hurts, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
As Hurricane Sandy eases away from the East Coast and the cleanup begins, major charitable organizations are increasing their reach and personalizing relief efforts thanks to social media.
Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc on internet infrastructure, Gigaom :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Hurricane Sandy continued to take a toll on internet infrastructure in New York City and beyond on Tuesday.
Time Warner offers free Wi-Fi and charging stations to NYC, CNET :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
The cable provider's vehicles are equipped with free Wi-Fi access and mobile charging stations so New Yorkers hit by Sandy can charge their devices and access the Internet.
New York scrambles to reconnect, FT :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
The telecoms companies who keep their systems at New York’s main technology hubs have been scrambling to keep power flowing into the city’s vital telecoms nerve centres
Restoring wired service after Sandy may take 2 weeks, Verizon says, CW :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
Consumers in the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy may not get wired phone, Internet and video service back for as long as two weeks, Verizon Communications warned on Friday, while the FCC reported continued slow progress by carriers in restoring mobile coverage.
The Impact of Hurricane Sandy, Forbes :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
A look at the wake of one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East Coast.
Hurricane Sandy Delivers 'Another Catastrophe' To Verizon's Home, Complicating Network Repairs, Huffpo :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
The water came rushing through the lobby, crashing against doors, shattering windows and scattering sandbags meant to stop it. Then, it cascaded down the stairs and flooded the underground cable vault, soaking tangled wires that deliver phone and Internet service to customers across the region.
Will Romney's Convention Punchline Give Climate Activists The Last Laugh?, Forbes :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a moment at the Republican National Convention in August (which was itself truncated by Hurricane Isaac) is looking ill-considered. Mitt Romney said, "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans." The candidate then archly bit his underlip as a wink to the audience that was in on the joke. "And to heal the planet," he continued as the
New York Data Centers Battle Back from Storm Damage, Data Center Knowledge :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
As Thursday dawned on lower Manhattan, the city's battered data centers continued their recovery efforts. Wednesday was a day of fast-moving events, as some facilities that were down came up, and some that were up went down. Several of the hardest-hit facilities were hoping to be back in action...
NYFD worker was Twitter lifeline during Sandy, CNN :: Keyword: [Hurricanes]
As Hurricane Sandy swept through New York City and emergency crews scrambled to rescue victims, Emily Rahimi was responding to cries for help and offering words of comfort -- all in 140 characters or less.
South Carolina reveals massive data breach of Social Security Numbers, credit cards, CW :: Keyword: [SC]
Approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers belonging to South Carolina taxpayers were exposed after a server at the state's Department of Revenue was breached by an international hacker, state officials said Friday.
Cyber Security Fails As 3.6 Million Social Security Numbers Breached In South Carolina, Forbes :: Keyword: [SC]
South Carolina has announced that an "international hacker" has compromised the Social Security numbers of more than three-quarters of the State's population. Is South Carolina's cyber security particularly lax, or do we have a national problem?