TCLP 2007-06-17 News (Comment Line 360-252-7284)

This is news cast 101.

Don’t forget my second anniversary is coming up. If you have show IDs or any other audio to share, I’ll be compiling everything for the June 20th feature cast. If you don’t have audio gear, call the listener comment line. If you’d just like to send an email, I’m happy to read it on the show.

I’ve joined the US Public Policy Committee of the ACM. This means opportunities to bring other members on the show, like Professor Ed Felten, as well as potentially being asked to participate in activities of the committee. For instance, the committee is often asked to give expert testimony to Congress. Thanks, Emil, for helping me join.

I also wanted to take some time to discuss action alerts in general and point out three, in particular from this past week. Stop the SPY Act over at EFF, a survey at IPac, and a petition against the revived WIPO broadcast treaty.

This week’s security alerts include Safari for Windows being cracked and patched, and the FBI’s program to identify and potentially notify node PC’s in botnets.

In this week’s news, AT&T announced they will be rolling out an anti-infringement system on their network, a discussion of whether web applications are eclipsing desktop counter parts, a clear explanation of the real info economy, and Cramer’s retrocausality research gets donations when traditional funding fails.

Following up this week, YouTube starts testing their previously announced anti-infringement system and another blow against citizen driven transparency and accountability.

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