Tag Archives: DNS

Morning Stories (1-13-2012)

  • The Hill reports that Sen. Patrick Leahy will be putting forth a manager’s amendment of PIPA for the January 24 vote, pledging to cut the DNS blocking provision from the legislation. Mike Masnick at TechDirt provides some critical¬†analysis.
  • Meanwhile, Rep. Jared Polis has taken to the League of Legends gaming forum to rally the opposition to PIPA and SOPA. And Carl Franzen at TPM asks what the upcoming January 18th “Blackout” and House Oversight Committee hearing will accomplish.
  • Gen. Keith Alexander, head of US Cyber Command, ¬†reiterates that active defenses are increasingly necessary to thwart cyber threats, suggesting the current approach used by most businesses is akin to the “Maginot Line.”
  • At the Technology Liberation Front, Berin Szoka, Geoffrey Manne, and Ryan Radia have a thoughtful piece on Google’s Search Plus Your World:

All the usual blustering and speculation in the latest Google antitrust debate has obscured what should, however, be the two key prior questions: (1) Did Google violate the antitrust laws by not including data from Facebook, Twitter and other social networks in its new SPYW program alongside Google+ content; and (2) How might antitrust restrain Google in conditioning participation in this program in the future?

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Morning Stories (1-11-2012)

  • From the WSJ, a story on the continued rise of Internet activism in Russia, with interesting stats on financial support protesters have received via the web.
  • Google has unveiled a new search feature, called “Search, plus Your World.” Twitter came out swinging against it, but other reactions have been more positive. Ian Paul at PC World provides some further analysis.
  • Stewart Baker briefly discusses his upcoming testimony against SOPA, slated for January 18.
  • CES also took to the SOPA debate, hosting a panel that included various stakeholders. ars technica provides a good recap.
  • Dara Kerr at cnet reports that Facebook will begin inserting sponsored ads into users’ news feeds. Users can place their mouse over the item to determine whether it is from a friend or a sponsored ad.
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Morning Stories (1-10-2012)

  • Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) announced the House Oversight Committee will hold a hearing on the technical consequences of SOPA on January 18. Andy Greenberg at Forbes has more.
  • Liz Gannes at Digits has an interesting piece on Twitter’s photo-sharing numbers, and what happened to the third party services when Twitter offered users built-in image hosting.
  • In other Twitter news, Daniel Freedman discusses the quickly deteriorating relationship between Twitter and the US government amid calls for shutting down accounts operated by terrorist groups and other developments.
  • Finally, Google is transforming search once again, with “Search, plus Your World.” Brendan Sasso at Hillicon Valley discusses some of the details.
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Morning Stories (1-3-2012)

  • Verizon cancels its $2 fee for online or by phone bill payments, a day after it announced it.
  • European hackers plan to take the broader Internet censorship battle to the final frontier with plans for a satellite-based “Internet in space.”
  • Interesting story on the developing trend of “open innovation;” reveals some history about the iPod of which I was unaware.
  • Paul Vixie sets the record straight on the differences between “hop by hop” and “end to end” in DNS security and its relevance to SOPA.
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Morning Stories (12-19-2011)

  • The House Judiciary Committee will continue the markup of SOPA on Wednesday at 9:30am, not in January 2012 as originally thought.
  • Tom Daly, President and CTO at Dyn, has a post discussing the technical ramifications of SOPA on the global Domain Name System.
  • CircleID has a story on the ten main Internet Governance developments of 2011. Among them? Arab Spring and Social Media, the Egyptian Internet blackout, and SOPA.
  • FT reports that a “publicity” suit against Facebook will move forward, despite the company’s efforts to have it tossed out of court. The case focuses on “Sponsored Stories,” with plaintiffs (those about whom such stories are made) claiming they’re entitled to some ad revenue from those “unwitting endorsements.”
  • Finally, Tech Europe at WSJ has an interesting report: Internet never used by 24% of the EU population. More at the link.
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