I was traveling today so apologies for the lateness of the links and the utter lack of commentary. I’ll be at a tech event all day tomorrow so not sure that I will be able to manage better until after I am done with this trip altogether.
- EFF seeking legal fees in Lenz case
- China accuses US of cyber-warfare
- EU to consider legality of Virgin’s DPI plans
- Update on Lords discussion of DEB
- Canadian MP demands answers about ACTA
- Canadian privacy minister investigating Facebook, again
- Effects of ACTA on local law
- RIAA confusion over file sharing cases
- Lord Lucas seeks search engine exemption to DEB
- ACTA lessons from Korea
- Criticism of latest draft of Google Books settlement
- ACTA one step close to completion
- Flickr to double its Commons Collection
- Vendor opens part of its DPI implementation
Nate Anderson at Ars takes a look at the actual details of the vendor’s announcement. The open source edition doesn’t include any of the code for examining encrypted protocols. It is also clearly nothing but an attempt to use the open information to address customer concerns. That’s good as far as it goes but it isn’t the implementation that’s an issue, I think, but ISPs’ desires to use such privacy invading technology.
- The fed adopts OpenID for some of its services
There’s no timeline mentioned in the Wired article, but this is good news regardless. Not only is the list of sites due to rollout limited, but so is the number of providers. You won’t be able to use any OpenID provider. However the move may encourage other services that maybe are on the fence about the standard.
- OIN picks up some ‘Linux-related’ patents from Microsoft
Some smart speculation from Matt Asay on The Open Road. I would say even if the patents would not have been useful for MS to troll by proxy, having more software patents in the hands of OIN is a safer move, just on principle, for open source and free software.
- Crypto tools to keep you hidden on Facebook
I wish we didn’t need such tools. These look like a good approach, especially that personal information can be stored on an external server so any trusted sharing happens outside of Facebook.
- Anonymous tries a DDoS attack against Australian government
According to Wired, their announcement is not surprisingly prompted by the governments repeated attempts to implementing filtering of internet access. It looks like the government’s IT may have taken down, and kept down, the sites being targeted.