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Internet Usage Control Necessary, Says Sandvine

CBC News has an interview with the CEO of Sandvine, a company notorious for providing Internet access providers the technology to manage the amount and type of traffic used by consumers. From the interview, "Q: Some people have a negative view of Sandvine -- one keynote speaker at a security conference last year referred to your company as "evil." How do you react to that perception? A: Here we are, a company founded on improving the quality of the experience of the internet and trying to make the world a better place... One of the biggest ironies is that people who might not be too happy with what we're doing are often the largest benefactors of it." more»

Harvard Business Review: An Internet Powered by 100% Renewable Energy is Within Our Reach

"If the world is to become ever more efficient and reach global climate goals, internet power will need to play its part," warn Nate Springer and Kelly Gallo of Business for Social Responsibility. more»

U.K. Police Apologizes for Linking RIPE with Money Laundering

Jeremy Kirk of IDG News Service reports: "U.K. police have apologized over a recent public presentation that linked a nonprofit Internet registry [RIPE] with money laundering by a notorious group of Russian cybercriminal gangsters. The brouhaha started during a presentation by Andy Auld, head of intelligence of the e-crime department for the U.K.'s Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), and Keith Mularski, supervisory special agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation's Cyber Division, at the RSA security conference on Oct. 21..." more»

Kaspersky Impressed with Overall Conficker Botnet Operation

Cybercrime fighter Eugene Kaspersky can't help but be impressed by the slick operations behind the Conficker botnet, and says that it could have been worse had the botnet been after more than just money. "They are high-end engineers who write code in a good way ... They use cryptographic systems in the right way, they don't make mistakes -- they are really professional." Kaspersky says he's "60 per cent certain" that Conficker is being controlled from the Ukraine, but can't be certain... more»

Attend the Upcoming Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy

InterConnect has finalized the dates and details for its "Master Class in Internet Governance and Policy" taking place next month in Bath, UK. more»

EU and US Carry Out First Joint Cyber Security Exercise

The first joint cyber security exercise between the EU and US is being held today in Brussels, with the support of the EU's cyber security Agency ENISA and the US Department of Homeland Security. The day-long table-top exercise, named "Cyber Atlantic 2011", is using simulated cyber-crisis scenarios to explore how the EU and US would engage each other and cooperate in the event of cyber-attacks on their critical information infrastructures. more»

Content Policing Not Our Responsibility, Says ICANN CEO

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade, speaking in Dublin yesterday, warned that the organization should resist attempts to be turned into a content regulator responsible for fighting piracy, counterfeiting and terrorism. more»

BT Working on 300Mbps Residential Pilot Project

Openreach, the lead deployment arm of BT, has issued an announcement asking residents and landlords of apartment blocks to join a pilot project that will eventually bring broadband download speeds of up to 300Mbps to residents. "Participants will gain access to Openreach’s Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology which delivers super-fast broadband speeds," says Openreach. more»

ICANN Publishes Final Process to Be Used for Development of IANA Stewardship Transition Plan

On June 6 2014, ICANN published a Process to Develop the Proposal and Next Steps that is the culmination of a series of community discussions and input into the process to develop a proposal to transition the IANA functions to the global multistakeholder community. more»

High-Level Panel Formed on the Future of Internet Governance

ICANN released a report today announcing that a diverse global group of stakeholders from government, civil society, the private sector, the technical community and international organizations has formed a Panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation. The Panel's first meeting is scheduled for December 12 13 in London. more»

Telcos, IT Companies Start $1B Promotion for Mobile Broadband as Alternative to Wi-Fi and WiMax

Some of the world's largest IT and mobile companies have teamed up to create a new category of always-connected 'Mobile Broadband' devices, delivering an alternative to WiFi. According to reports, in the first phase of this initiative lead by GSM Association (GSMA), mobile operators, PC manufacturers and chipset providers will collaborate to pre-install Mobile Broadband into a range of notebook PCs that will be ready to switch on and surf straight out of the box in 91 countries. more»

UPDATEDUnconfirmed Reports Suggest Top Brazilian Bank Hit With Cache-Poisoning Attack

One of Brazil's biggest banks has suffered an attack that redirected its customers to fraudulent websites that attempted to steal passwords and install malware, according to an unconfirmed report. According to this Google translation of an article penned in Portuguese, the redirection of Bradesco was the result of what's known as a cache poisoning attack on Brazilian internet service provider NET Virtua... more»

ARIN and CAIDA Announce Survey Results on Current and Future Use of IPv6

The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) and the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) have surveyed 1100 people across the world in order to gather information about the current and future use of IPv6. Results suggest that interest in IPv6 is growing, although activity is more likely to occur in research and education networks or those serving government needs than in the for-profit (and generally low-margin) commercial sector. more»

NRO Seeing Rapid Increase in IPv6 Adoption, Up 300% in 2 Years

The Number Resource Organization (NRO), which is made up of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), announces today that the rate of new entrants into the IPv6 routing system has increased by approximately 300 percent over the past two years. This growth has been helped by the active promotion of IPv6 by the five RIRs and their communities; and developing economies, such as India, are playing an increasingly important role in generating demand for global IPv6 deployment. more»

Forum Addresses Soaring Internet Drug Trafficking

In a recent World Forum Against Drugs conference, experts warned that Web based Drug trafficking is soaring and is far more challenging and dangerous than traditional trafficking. "Buying drugs on the Internet is really easy. You only need an Internet cafe, a credit card, and it's done," says Daniel Altmeyer, an Interpol officer. "It's a new kind of audience, helping new people to try many new things." The web has become a perilous minefield for pharmaceutical products, the experts said. more»

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