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Who will own the Internet if America gives it away? OR, is this the end of the Internet as we know it?

Whatch out for the Democrats! As many, including UGN, predicted in 1998, the rule of ICANN has now come to the brink of turning the management of the internet over to entities outside the U.S. who may not be friendly to the ideals of the Internet. InerNIC should never have been taken out of U.S. government control — and should have never changed the accountability structure of the internet, DNS and domain ownership. You are now witnessing historic moments that will provide proof that the Clinton administration made among others, one of the worst decisions in the history of modern mankind. Now, the Democrats, partnering with foreign pressure, want to erase the last vestiges of accountability.

Call your congressman and let them know NOT to turn the internet over to the United Nations.

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* Republicans urge administration to hit pause on Internet control transfer, push new bill
* Obama Administration Denies ‘Abandoning the Internet’
* House GOP leery of bid to end domain authority
* GOP Moves to Block U.S. Domain Name Shift
* GOP bill keeps US Internet control
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UGNN Cyber Security Report for MARCH, 2014

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report If you remember my ‘Cyber Security’ post in January — BEFORE THE OLYMPICS — you’ll remember I said : “They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob?” Now, in light of the Putin invasion of Ukraine, they’re saying Snowden was working for Putin all along! So, start reading the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting a little closer:
[*] Pentagon plans three-fold cybersecurity staff increase to counter attacks
[*] Damage done by Edward Snowden will take decades to repair
[*] Malicious advertisements are a plight to mobile marketing
[*] ‘Cyber Aces’ test their skills at fending off marauders
[*] McCain says “no doubt” Snowden is working for Russia
[*] Telecom Consolidation in a Post-Snowden World
[*] Target Security Assessor Denies Bank Claims
and more . . .

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UGNN Cyber Security Report for January 27, 2014

Safenetting

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Malware report They’re telling us that the NSA has something to do with cyber security but hey … who would you rather have spying on you: NSA or the Russian Mob? Besides the fact that the NSA issues have nothing to do with the web, other than bank robbers using the interstate to escape. Oh well. The media will say anything to get more pairs of eyes. That’s why you can rely on the Cyber Security Infomanager at Safenetting:
Games InfoManager 50 top US cyber security experts write open letter calling for end to NSA ‘snoop-ops’
Games InfoManager Social media – A possible threat to national security in Sri Lanka
Games InfoManager Cyber security a big topic at Brookings symposium
Games InfoManager Cybersecurity researchers call for NSA changes
Games InfoManager Government to set ‘day of cybersecurity”
Games InfoManager Stepping up cyber security
and more . . .

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Cyber Security — Paypal hack, Microsoft, India and more

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report We continue to be amazed at how stupid the people in charge are. Like the judges that decided the PayPal hack wasn’t that bad after all and plea bargained! And the ‘heads-in-the-sand’ media is ignoring India’s move to take control of the internet. Nobody will even make a whimper until the net goes down — but then it’s too late! Keep your self protected and help your neighbors get more aware of the risks they take! Here’s where we watch future history unfold…
* Cybersecurity Pioneer Warns of Consequences from Plea Agreement with PayPal Hackers
* Cybersecurity remains a global threat, says Paula Barrett of Eversheds
* Are Your IT Workers Putting Your Company at Risk? Yes, They Are.
* Indian government wakes up to risk of Hotmail, Gmail
* India to push for freeing Internet from U.S. control
* The National CyberWatch Center Holds Kickoff Event
* Bangalore: Ethics matter, just for the hack of it
* Microsoft Cybercrime centre to benefit Africa
* Huawei Deal in S. Korea Worries US Lawmakers
and more . . .

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ICANN : gTLD land rush with first domain sales

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cyber Security report One of the strongest predicters of where the internet and web are going is ICANN. Following the antics of these Bozos can give you some insights into what to expect. Generally we follow how they figure in phishing, malware and all manner of cybercrime, but as they evolve new root domains, it’s going to get really nasty!
* National Association Of Realtors: Do Not To Pay Preregister .Realtor Domains They Will Be Free
* The English-language internet just grew by a third—but you probably won’t notice
* Top Level Domain Holdings’ .KIWI Clears Penultimate Step Towards Going Live
* The Applicant Auction team is heading to ICANN 48 in Buenos Aires
* GoDaddy kicks off gTLD land rush with first domain sales
* First Nine English-Language newgTLDs Delegated by ICANN
. . . and more!

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Internet Sales Tax Bill . . . what’s up with that ???

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report The Marketplace Fairness Act bill was voted on in the Senate on May 6, 2013. By a vote of 69-27, the Senate passed a bill on Monday that would require online retailers to collect and distribute sales taxes according to the tax laws of the fifty states.

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ICANN Meeting Toronto and News

ICANN After a week of meetings, ICANN is still as complicated and ineffective as it was before, except the bad news is they’re getting ready for a huge expansion — feared to spell the end of the internet as we know it ::
* ICANN: Government representatives take a critical look at DNS blocking
* .XXX was just the beginning – get ready for 1934 new top level domains
* Lawsuits against ICANN and new TLDs start to roll in
* RAA negotiation updates and how it affects domainers
* SPECIAL: VIDEOS from the ICANN Meetings in Toronto
* ICANN 45 Toronto: Reg Levy of Minds + Machines
* ICANN’s Noah: Chehade’s 40-Day Report Card
* Alt root user suing ICANN over dot-Web

… and more

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U.N. takeover of the Internet

Cyber criminals taking over the internet In December, an organization of self-important, foreign bureaucrats will meet to decide the fate of the Internet. WCIT-12 is a landmark global treaty-making conference that will define the general principles for the provision and operation of international telecommunications networks around the world. Somehow they have the notion that the Internet is an entity that can be taken over by the United Nations.

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Cloud vs. Botnet

 Almost every day we get at least one new press release for this or that new cloud-based application. Yes, it’s the age of innovation. But are we innovating ourselves into a corner? What happens when the cloud goes away? Continue reading »

Sponsors of House FCC Reform Bill Pull in Big Money From Telecom and Broadcasters

Greenlight Last week a bill to restructure the Federal Communications Commission’s rulemaking process passed the House of Representatives, 247-174. The measure was supported by AT&T, the National Association of Broadcasters, the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and Verizon Communications, all of which are major contributors to the bill’s 10 sponsors.

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In Favor of SOPA and PIPA?

in Favor of SOPA and PIPA? Here comes another of those web dilemmas : who is right? The guys who want to protect U.S. ingenuity and creativity from being ripped off by counterfeiters … or the liberal press and the web sites who stand to make the most money from online pirating? It’s a tough decision. Are you for or against SOPA and PIPA? Wait, stop! First look at some facts . . .

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Your chance to fix Internet policy now!

User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report This is your opportunity to let your voice be heard and improve Internet security. The Domain Name Registrars and ICANN have failed to implement previously agreed upon law enforcement provisions to their contracts which improve accountability and help stop cybercriminals(1 ). Wednesday December 14

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Wikileaks questions

The recent Katie Couric interview with Julian Assange of Wikileaks prompted me to ask some questions about journalism, the internet, and the difference between right and wrong Continue reading »

Rules for Documentary Filmmakers

The Digital Production BuZZThe Digital Production BuZZ, the world’s only interactive talk radio show for digital production, post-production and distribution, aired a live interview with Eddie Schmidt, President of the Board of IDA (International Documentary Association) and an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker. Schmidt comes to the BuZZ to share his perspective on the recent copyright ruling favoring documentary filmmakers by the U.S. Copyright Office.

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U.S. Court Strikes FCC Indecency Policy

On July 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for 2nd Circuit declared the Federal Communications Commission’s indecency policy to be unconstitutional. The opinion was rendered in the Fox Television Stations v. Federal Communications Commission case that had worked its way to the higher court.

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