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August, 2009

  • 5 August

    Congressmen call for permanent ICANN relationship

    With less than two months of ICANN‘s Joint Project Agreement with the United States Department of Commence remaining, two key House members are calling for permanent government involvement in the organization. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D.-Calif., and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., made a statement regarding …

  • 3 August

    Domain hijacker arrested

    The stealing of domain names, or domain hijacking, has been a serious problem for a long time. Hijackers who have been able to hack their way into owning a premium domain with impunity before may need to watch out, however. Late last week, the first arrest for domain theft in …

July, 2009

  • 24 July

    City of Eagan charges man with website coercion

    The city of Eagan, Minnesota in the United States has accused a man of trying to coerce a man who had an affair with his wife, using websites. The kicker of all of this, however, is that the websites in question could both be legitimate cybersquatting cases. The article about …

  • 2 July

    U.S. DOE offers energy saving program for data centers

    The United States Department of Energy’s Save Energy Now initiative is offering a program to businesses to help them reduce data center energy consumption and save money. The program carries the standard government-issued unnecessarily long name: National Data Center Energy Efficiency Information Program, and offers fact sheets and presentations on …

  • 1 July

    U.S. to team with Italy in fight against cyber crime

    The U.S. Secret Service has signed an agreement to join forces with the Italian Police and Postal Service to fight cyber crime. The new team will be called The European Electronic Cime Task Force and will specialize in fighting identity theft, malicious hacking and other forms of cyber crime. The …

June, 2009

  • 23 June

    PIR advocates to keep registries and registrars separate

    The Public Interest Registry (PIR), the non-profit organization responsible for the management of .ORG top-level domains (TLD), is raising its voice to advocate registry-registrar separation. The organization is concerned that ICANN is moving toward removing restrictions that prevent a registry, responsible for maintaining the infrastructure and management of a Top-level …

  • 3 June

    Al Gore Joins Forces with Vint Cerf to Support ICANN

    Former Vice President Al Gore joined forces with Vint Cerf today to publicly support ICANN, which is set to appear before Congress tomorrow for a hearing to determine its future relationship with the United States government. Vint Cerf is widely considered to be the father of the Internet and is …

May, 2009

  • 29 May

    Obama announces creation of "cyber czar" job

    Friday, President Obama confirmed our earlier report and announced the creation of a new cyber security coordinator post that will oversee the securing of “America’s digital infrastructure.” The person who takes this new post will report directly to the President and have his full support and consultation. “Our technological advantage …

  • 28 May

    Hurdles Remain for Rural American Broadband Access

    America’s large size and utility monopolies have always caused it to lag behind the rest of the developed world in terms of broadband speed and adoption, but for those living in rural areas, the situation is even worse. A report released yesterday by the FCC, entitled “Bringing Broadband to Rural …

  • 26 May

    Obama to appoint Cyber Czar this week

    The Washington Post reported this morning that the White House will soon announce plans to appoint a national cybersecurity adviser who will oversee strategies to protect the United States’ government-operated and private computer networks. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, a White House official said that the “cyber czar” will …