Preventing ‘Techlash’ in 2018: Regulatory Threats

January 16, 2018 admin 0

Preventing ‘Techlash’ in 2018: Regulatory Threats Jan 16, 2018 10:55 AM PST Comments: 0 Views: 235 U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue on January 10, 2018, warned that “techlash” is a threat to prosperity in 2018. What was he getting at? A “backlash against major tech companies is […]

The Over-Optimization Meltdown

January 16, 2018 admin 0

The Over-Optimization Meltdown Jan 16, 2018 9:44 AM PST Comments: 0 Views: 183 In simple terms, Meltdown and Spectre are simple vulnerabilities to understand. Imagine a gang of thieves waiting for a stage coach carrying a month’s worth of payroll. There are two roads the coach could take, and a […]

What is the Future for Mobile Network Operators?

January 16, 2018 admin 0

What is the Future for Mobile Network Operators? Jan 16, 2018 8:07 AM PST Comments: 0 Views: 129 The telecommunication industry is continuing to resist structural changes, but the reality is that if they don’t transform, technology will do it for them. We have seen the fixed telecom operators slowly […]

Recalling 2017: The Year in Domain Data

January 16, 2018 admin 0

It is safe to say that 2017 was a turbulent year in more ways than one. There was the ongoing clash between WHOIS information and user privacy, the hope that top-level domains would finally take off and multiple hacks of large corporations that reignited talks about cybersecurity. While many of […]

In Memoriam: UDRPsearch.com

January 15, 2018 admin 0

In Memoriam: UDRPsearch.com Jan 15, 2018 6:46 AM PST Comments: 0 Views: 219 I have hesitated in writing this memorial for <udrpsearch.com> because I did not want to announce a demise that may not be true or the fear that my saying it will make it so. The website went […]

Using Gerrymandering Technology to Fight Gerrymandering

January 15, 2018 admin 0

Using Gerrymandering Technology to Fight Gerrymandering Jan 14, 2018 7:13 PM PST Comments: 0 Views: 81 In 1991, eight high-level Soviet officials attempted a coup that failed after two days. During those two days, citizen journalists and activists used Usenet newsgroups to carry traffic into, out of and within Russia […]

A Tipping Point for the Internet: 10 Predictions for 2018

January 13, 2018 admin 0

The year 2018 represents a tipping point for the Internet and its governance. Internet governance risks being consumed by inertia. Policy decisions are needed if we want to prevent the Internet from fragmenting into numerous national and commercial Internet(s). Geopolitical shifts, in particular, will affect how the Internet is governed. […]

The Meeting That Changed the DARPA Datagram Internet

January 13, 2018 admin 0

The National Science Foundation awarded a small contract to the IEEE to host a small two-day meeting on 30 Sept 1994 of selected invitees at the IEEE’s Washington DC 18th Street offices on “Name Registration For The ‘.COM’ Domain.” Being part of the InterNIC contract oversight committee, I was one […]

DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD

January 12, 2018 admin 0

DOJ Closes Probe of VeriSign Over .Web TLD Jan 12, 2018 3:23 PM PST Comments: 0 Views: 70 The Justice Department has closed its investigation into VeriSign Inc.’s involvement in an auction for the .web internet domain. Alexis Kramer reporting in BNA: “The department’s antitrust division sent VeriSIgn, a Reston, […]