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David Forty

I wanted to make all Road Runner users aware of something. I spent the last three and a half days without outgoing email service because of a change RR has made to their outgoing email policy.

News Link • Global Reported By David Forty
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Today, we up against impending control by CIA, FEMA, CDC, WHO, UN NATO NWO directing the Australian Government and other governments to take autocratic control over the Internet.

In April 2009, Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) introduced a bill to establish the Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor—an arm of the executive branch that would have vast power to monitor and control Internet traffic to protect against threats to critical cyber infrastructure. The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 (PDF) gave the president the ability to declare a cybersecurity emergency and shut down or limit Internet traffic in any critical information network in the interest of national security. The bill did not define a critical information network or a cybersecurity emergency. That definition was left to the President, and it is just a matter of his proclamation and/or your Country's Prime-Minister proclamation to bring in total control accord

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I'm still not worried about such things as the CyberSecurity Act of 2009. It's not an issue of the Liberty movement. If it were, we'd already be dead or completely under control. The article and the Bill has pretty much exactly the same elements we discussed last year that I said would make it impossible to implement. (Net maps:

News Link • Global Reported By Tres Melton
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Two Azerbaijani bloggers face up to 5 years jail for posting a video of a donkey giving a press conference, the latest crackdown on the vibrant Internet of the ex-Soviet Union.

Adnan Hajizade, 26, and Emin Milli, 29, posted the satirical video on www.YouTube this summer, in a send-up of the Azerbaijan government and media.

Surrounded by gravely nodding journalists, the donkey (one of the bloggers in an oversized grey suit) extols the virtues of life in Azerbaijan and praises the government for its fair treatment of the four-legged beasts.

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Washington Post

Drew's attorney, Dean Steward, believes Wu's ruling in effect strikes down a portion of the computer fraud act.

"He's pretty much found that portions of it are unconstitutional," said Steward, who expects Department of Justice attorneys to go back to Congress for a clarification.

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To get the most out of the images on your site, you have to optimize them. According to R.J. Pittman of Google, good image optimization starts with having the best quality of images that you can have. The next step is to have an expressive title as well as rich descriptive content that explain the image.

Webmasters also have the opportunity to provide topic tags, which are keywords that a searcher might use in a query. As Pittman tells special guest WPN correspondent Eric Enge, the more information that the user provides for the image, the better Google can index and surface the image.

Google is even developing RDFa tag structure, which would allow it to work off of a new language vocabulary that users could embed into their Web pages. The html structure would provide a means for search engines to identify various features of the image and thus provide more accurate image results.

Despite all the additional exposure images could bring to websites,

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PC magazine

The commission approved 3 separate notice of inquiries, which provide anyone interested in the subject with 30 days to share their thoughts with the FCC. Based on these responses, the commission will decide whether it needs to impose any new rules on the wireless industry.   The Federal Communications Commission kicked off a far-reaching examination of the wireless industry Thursday, asking stakeholders to submit comments on innovation and investment, the state of competition, and whether or not consumers get enough information from providers to make informed decisions about service.

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[First they came for the Jews] People who download copyright-protected films and music would have their Internet connection cut off under proposed laws.

The Treasury Minister said previous plans, which would only have restricted users' broadband speed, did not go far enough. That potential punishment remains under the new proposal, but is accompanied by the possibility of blocking offenders' access to download sites as well as banning them from the Internet altogether.

Civil-rights groups and Internet service providers criticized the proposal as unnecessarily restricting users' rights without doing much to tackle online piracy.


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A Canadian model has won a landmark case in a New York court after Google was forced to disclose the online identity of a blogger who anonymously posted derogatory comments about the Vogue covergirl.

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Neil Cavuto interviews security expert Robert Siciliano and Judge Andrew Napolitano regarding your PRIVACY online. He should read the laws he has taken the Oath to uphold! Watch this video and beware having Government Cookies placed on your computer!!

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Center for Internet & Society

There is a fascinating debate raging about who owns the news -- or more precisely, who owns which parts of a news story. The AP would no longer "stand by and watch others walk off with our work . . . . We are mad as hell, and we are not going to take it any more."

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The U.S. government is covertly testing technology in China and Iran that lets residents break through screens set up by their governments to limit access to news on the Internet.

The "feed over email" (FOE) system delivers news, podcasts and data via technology that evades web-screening protocols of restrictive regimes, said Ken Berman, head of IT at the U.S. government's Broadcasting Board of Governors, which is testing the system.


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The American Civil Liberties Union submitted comments today to the Office of Management and Budget opposing its recent proposal to allow the use of web tracking technologies, like cookies, on federal government websites. Cookies can be used to track an Internet user’s every click and are often linked across multiple websites; they frequently identify particular people.

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PC World

A segment of the Asia-Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2) undersea cable network between China and Taiwan suffered a serious cable fault on Wednesday, causing Internet traffic to be rerouted onto other undersea cables and slowing Internet access for some users in Southeast Asia.

At about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, local time, an alarm signaled a cable fault on Segment 7 of APCN2, which connects Hong Kong and Shantou, China. The disruption caused a temporary loss of service on the undersea link but all customers that use the cable were soon shifted to capacity on other cables, according to a source familiar with the situation.


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Real-Time Search Competition Heating Up Facebook has begun rolling out a new version of its search feature, which it began testing with a select few last month. Of course, this would be real-time search, in the company's latest effort to move into Twitter territory. The announcement of Facebook's real-time search comes hot off the heels of their big announcement about the acquisition of FriendFeed, which comes with a pretty nifty real-time search engine of its own. But that's a different story. 

Interestingly enough, Google's got its own project in the works that looks to have some real-time search implications. The company has announced a search update called "Caffeine," which among other things is aimed at indexing content faster. "It's the first step in a process that will let us push the envelope on size, indexing speed, accuracy, comprehensiveness and other dimensions," says Google's Webmaster Central team.&nbs

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The last time the government saw a threat like this—Microsoft in the 1990s—it launched an aggressive antitrust case. But by the time of this conference, mid-June 2008, a new offender had emerged. "For me, Microsoft is so last century," Varney said. "They are not the problem. I think we are going to continually see a problem, potentially, with Google."

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For those of you interested in the online news industry and the never-ending controversial discussion surrounding the Associated Press, linking, fair use, etc., you should be interested in reading what Chris Ahearn, Media President at Thomas Reuters has to say. He appears to come from the opposite side of the tracks as the AP.

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Christian Science Monitor

For Skype, the line could be going dead.

At issue is a key piece of software code licensed to Skype by a company called Joltid. For months, Joltid and Skype have been scrapping over the legal rights to the code – and now, the battle has gotten serious enough that eBay, which owns Skype, is getting worried. If Skype loses the right to the software code, “Skype’s business as currently conducted would likely not be possible,” eBay said in a quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Ace Evader

Email and searchable data is practically unprotected from anyone who might ask to have it. All electronic communications are tapped. Massive governmental data mining schemes are being built to record everything we publish on the web.

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Mike Sachoff

The majority (92%) of advertisers are using Internet advertising in their media campaigns followed by print advertising at 88 percent, according to a new LinkedIn Research Network/Harris Poll.

At the same time, less than half are using radio advertising (46%), television advertising (46%) and mobile advertising (39%). The Harris poll found there is a regional difference as advertisers in the South are more likely to use radio advertising (57%) and television advertising (56%) while those in the West are least likely to use both (39% each). 

Among those advertisers who are using each of these types of media, there is a difference in the level of usage since last year. Three-quarters of those who use Internet advertising (74%) say they are incorporating it more often while 69 percent of those who use mobile advertising are using it more often compared to a year ago. Unsurprisingly, the largest drop is with print advertising as half (49%) of those who

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Internet Evolution - Cory Doctorow

Today, kids are still way ahead of the grownups who supposedly control their school and home networks. In my informal interviews, I've discovered again and again that kids are a bottomless well of tricks for evading network filters and controls, and that they propagate their tricks like crazy, trading them like bubble-gum cards and amassing social capital by helping their peers gain access to the whole wide Web, rather than the narrow slice that's visible through the crack in the firewall.

I have to admit, this warms my heart. After all, do we want to raise a generation of kids who have the tech savvy of an Iranian dissident, or the ham-fisted incompetence of the government those dissidents are running circles around?

But I'm also a parent, and I know that it won't be long before my daughter is using her network access to get at stuff that's so vile, my eyes water just thinking about it. What's more, she's going to be expose