- Debian rejects Sender ID +/-
(ZDNet UK) The Debian Linux group will not deploy the Sender ID anti-spam standard, because Microsoft's licence terms do not fit within its free-software guidelines. This announcement comes only a few days after the Apache Foundation's refusal to implement Sender ID.
- Microsofts Anti-Spam-Technik Sender ID weiter unter Beschuss +/-
(Heise) Weitere Stimmen aus der Open-Source-Gemeinde haben sich gegen die Anerkennung des von Microsoft vorgeschlagenen Anti-Spam-Standard Sender ID ausgesprochen. Nach der Apache-Foundation hat Martin Michlmayr für Debian dem von Microsoft mit Patent- und Lizenzansprüchen versehenen Sender ID eine Absage erteilt.
- Spammers exploit anti-spam trap +/-
(BBC) Many junk mail messages try to hide their origins by using a fake address. In a bid to tackle this, a technology called the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) has been developed. This is an authentication scheme that tries to ensure that e-mail messages come from the place that they say they do. But a survey carried out by mail filtering firm CipherTrust has shown that spammers are the most enthusiastic users of the SPF technology. It found that 34% more spam is passing SPF checks than legitimate e-mail. However, the system is proving good at stopping spoofing and phishing attacks.
- Spammers given boot by net host +/-
(BBC) Campaigners against spam on the internet have won a major battle against the world's second largest internet service provider. US firm Savvis was allegedly earning up to $2 million a month from 148 of the world's worst spammers, a former employee had claimed. Following talks with anti-spam groups, Savvis has now promised to get rid of the spammers using its network. Until this year Savvis was regarded as a model service provider with a strong policy against spam. But in January it bought C&W US, the American arm of the British telecommunications company Cable & Wireless, for $155 million (£87.4 million). Along with C&W US's 3,000 business customers, Savvis inherited 95 major spammers who make their money by sending out millions of unsolicited e-mails a day with the standard mix of Viagra and porn offers. Since then they have added another 53 spammers, bringing the total number of spammers on their network to 148.
- 2004-09-13 BE, Brussels - Conference on Tolerance and the Fight against Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination +/-
(OSCE) 13 - 14 September 2004. In the Decision on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Ministers in Maastricht reaffirmed their commitment to promote tolerance and non-discrimination. They decided to follow up the work started at the OSCE Conference on Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, held in Vienna on 4 and 5 September 2003, and welcomed the offer by Belgium to host a second OSCE conference on this subject in Brussels. This Conference aims to build upon the general and specific discussions within the OSCE on racism, xenophobia, discrimination and anti-Semitism that have taken place since the Porto Ministerial Council Meeting in 2002.
- 2004-10-11 UK, London - Can The Internet Survive? +/-
(Oxford Internet Institute) Internet Security, Technology and Governance: Problems and Solutions. Mon 11 October 10:00-16:00. London Business School. The meeting is open, but places are limited to enable full participation in discussions. There will be a conference fee of £80 for non-students, and £10 for students. Speakers: David Farber, Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Sonia Livingstone, LSE and ESRC e-Society Programme; Susan Douglas, University of Michigan, USA; Norman Lewis, Director of Technology, Wanadoo Research and Innovation; Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, Member Conseil d'Etat, Head of Le Forum des droits sur I'internet and European Internet Coregulation Network.
- 2004-10-14 BE, Brussels - The business impact of e-commerce regulation +/-
(Cullen International) An assessment of key issues in the European Union. Thursday October 14, 2004 - Hotel Amigo, Brussels. The conference will look at how e-commerce regulation may help or hinder business and how industry is responding to it. These questions will be considered in the context of four key subjects: e-payments and m-payments and the regulations applied; the law applicable to online activities; the adequacy and business impact of privacy requirements; selling and buying content for new online and mobile services. Speakers and panellists will include members of the European Parliament, officials actively involved in these questions, major e-commerce and m-commerce stakeholders and leading experts in the field.
- 2004-12-06 BE, Brussels - ECTA's 5th Regulatory Conference 2004 +/-
(ECTA) 6-8th December 2004, Conrad Hotel, Brussels. ECTA holds its 5th Regulatory Conference in Brussels with Europe's leading regulatory influencers and decision makers. The association expects to attract between 250-300 attendees to this renowned conference. Senior Commission officials, Heads of National Regulatory Authorities, CEOs of leading network operators and Directors of Regulatory and Legal Affairs come together to discuss and debate the most pressing public policy issues. Agenda.