Tomorrow afternoon at 1pm EST Apple will be giving testimony to the House Judiciary Committee. The session that Apple and others will be taking part in is aptly named: The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy In common with other hearings the various witnesses called to speak have already submitted their written testimony, so we can already look at … [Read more...] about Apple vs FBI: Apple and Others To Argue On The Hill
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The UK government has opened a consultation on "age verification". It's bundled in under the title of: Child Safety Online: Age Verification for Pornography. There's a few "gems" in the materials that show not only how big the adult industry is, but also how big an impact any proposals could have on it. For example, the report from the panel of experts gives some very … [Read more...] about UK Government Considers Forcing All Adult Sites To Do Mandatory Age Verification
The .cat domain name registry has broken the 100 thousand domains registered mark. The milestone was reached last Friday evening and was made official Saturday. The registry put out a release to celebrate the milestone and are confident in their claim that the .cat domain name is now the "go to" domain extension for Catalonia and Catalan speakers. This is exactly what Santi … [Read more...] about PuntCat The .Cat Registry Breaks 100k Domains Registry
The sunrise period for "short" IE domain names drew to a close before Christmas. While there wasn't a huge number of domains registered during the sunrise by brand owners, there were several well known companies that succeeded in getting one or more domains. If you check the whois records for many of the domains you'll find that they are registered to well known brands' … [Read more...] about Which Brands Registered Short IE Domains During Sunrise?
LACTLD has announced that the appointment of Andrés Piazza as General Manager. Piazza will take up the post formally from April 1st 2016. He will be working alongside the current General Manage, Carolina Aguerre, from mid-March. Piazza is a well known figure in the Latin American and Spanish speaking internet industry. He's been with LACNIC since 2011, but prior to that was … [Read more...] about LACTLD Appoints Andrés Piazza General Manager