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angry tapir writes “China shut down more than 130,000 illegal Internet cafes in the country over a six year period, as part of crackdown to control the market, according to a new Chinese government report. Internet cafes in China are highly regulated by the government, which can issue and revoke their licenses. Authorities have made it illegal for Internet cafes to serve minors under the age of 18, stating that the Web’s content could endanger their (more…)

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  • North Korea Opens .kp Sites On the Internet

    eldavojohn writes “What an auspicious day for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea! To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, North Korea will no longer depend on Chinese national internet service to reach the outside world — they have their own connection and are hosting sites like the state run media. The article mentions that about a thousand websites are coming online, including services (more…)

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  • Conroy Still Hell-Bent On Internet Filter

    lukehopewell1 writes “In an interview for the ABC’s PM program yesterday, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said that there would be no conscience vote on the Australian government’s proposed mandatory internet filter. ‘Conscience votes go to matters to do with life and death in the [Australian] Labor Party,’ Conroy said. The minister said that the filter debate was not about censorship, rather it centred around refused classification material (more…)

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  • Judge Allows Subpoenas For Internet Users

    crimeandpunishment writes “A federal judge has ruled that the company holding a movie copyright can subpoena the names of people who are accused of illegally downloading and distributing the film. The judge ruled that courts have maintained that once people convey subscriber information to their Internet service providers, they no longer have an expectation of privacy.”

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  • synsynackack writes “The Register reports that the DNSSEC protocol could have some very interesting geo-political implications, including erosion of the scope of state sovereign powers. The chairman of ICANN, Peter Dengate-Thrush, explained, ‘We will have to handle the geo-political element of DNSSEC very carefully.’ Experts also explained that split DNS and the DNSSEC protocol don’t match very well; technically, it is possible for someone at the (more…)

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  • Chinese ISP Hijacks the Internet (Again)

    CWmike writes “Representing the another in the good old days b simultaneously in two weeks, egregious networking low-down spreading from China has disrupted the Internet. On Thursday morning, harmful routing matter from a pocket-sized Chinese ISP called IDC China Telecommunication was re-transmitted close to China’s state-owned China Telecommunications, and then spread nearly the Internet, affecting Internet use providers such as AT&T, Level3, Deutsche (more…)

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  • Is Internet Explorer 6/7 Fortify Required Again?

    k33l0r writes “Following Google’s notice ending strut also in behalf of Internet Explorer 6, I become aware of myself wondering whether we Cobweb developers) definitely for to remain providing advance recompense IE6 and IE7. Peculiarly when creating Cobweb sites intended in requital for applied audiences, wouldn’t it be kindest to adrift backup someone is concerned obsoleted browsers? Would this not accommodate additional incentives to upgrade? Recently (more…)

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  • Tone EDS Viewer Bought Internet Limit

    An anonymous reader writes “EDS’s tenor mark during the firm’s court package against BSkyB was shown to fool bought his order online – but up till managed to manoeuvre a worse grade than a dog. Joe Galloway said he had a situation from Concordia College in the US Virgin Islands and gave blow-by-blow evince on how he took smooth journeys between the islands and attended a college there. But while questioning Galloway in court, Evaluate Howard (more…)

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  • Specific sources are reporting that federal judges father been clashing in their check-up of the FCC’s proceeding against Comcast in 2008 to save the throttling of Internet movement from high-bandwidth file-sharing services. “‘You can’t get out an unbridled, roving commission to assail go off less doing gain,’ said US Court of Appeals object of the Department of Columbia Perimeter Chief Pass judgement David Sentelle during an vocal scrap. The three-judge (more…)

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  • Baby Spiteful writes “Scambaiting is a pranks and relaxing full-contact email diversion. It’s all relative to baiting Internet and email scammers into exposing themselves and sharing that depreciation with the complete rapturous. Recently I baited four other groups of Internet scammers into being jocose volume movement super-heroes, and then giving them their own 10-page unambiguous novelette. It’s a whit of cheer and eduction at the end of ones tether (more…)

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