EFF has warned domain registrants against unfair policies set by new TLD registries

In a white paper released on Thursday, EFF has warned domain registrants against unfair policies set by new TLD registries and offers ways to minimize exposure to trademark bullying. The white paper titled, “Which Internet registries offer the best protection for domain owners?” also touches on how some domain name registries and registrars do a …

Almost half of UK businesses would pay ransom following an attack

UK businesses are most likely to pay up following a ransomware attack, new figures have claimed. Research by security firm Malwarebytes found that almost half (49 per cent) of UK businesses would pay ransom following a ransomware attack. Globally, the figure sits somewhat lower, at 42 per cent, according to Malwarebytes’ “Second Annual State of …

Russians rally against harsh legislative controls on the internet

Around 1,000 people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to protest against the government’s harsh legislative controls on the internet. Russia in recent years has moved to impose restrictions on internet use, blacklisting web pages for extremist content and prosecuted a growing number of individuals for posting online. Protesters on Sunday highlighted the case of …

Smart toys spy on kids, FBI cautions parents

The FBI yesterday released a public service announcement (PSA) alerting parents to the dangers potentially imposed by smart toys. Early this year, security researcher Troy Hunt, reported that a series of web-connected, app-enabled toys called CloudPets have been hacked. The manufacturer’s central database was reportedly compromised over several months after stunningly poor security, despite the attempts …

Amazon Could Still get .Amazon gTLD after beating ICANN in IRP

The largest online retailer Amazon has prevailed after appealing against a decision by ICANN to deny applications for the .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD).The domain had been halted in 2014 after the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) asked the New gTLD Program Committee to reject the domains based on objections from Brazil and Peru, which share …

China toughens domain regulations for foreign registries

AS reported by Milathan Post Registries wanting to sell their wares to Chinese registrants are once again facing a tightening of the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)’s regulations. A few days ago, on July 6, the Ministry published a notice excluding registries that do not hold a license from MIIT from operating …

Over 190 Members of Internet community file comments against the FCC, Net Neutrality Roll back

A group of over 190 Internet engineers, pioneers, and technologists filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission explaining that the FCC’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections is based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated understanding of how the Internet works. Signers include current and former members of the Internet Engineering Task Force and …