#AceNewsReport – Nov.27: However, current versions of the apps are still available to be downloaded and used as normal: The suspension of new app roll outs and updates is expected to continue to the end of the year as they undergo technical testing by the regulator, the BBC understands.
#AceDailyNews according to BBC Business News Report: Chinese tech giant Tencent told to suspend new app roll updates to their products and it comes as the technology industry regulator reviews compliance with privacy rules introduced this month.
“We are continuously working to enhance user protection features within our apps, and also have regular cooperation with relevant government agencies to ensure regulatory compliance. Our apps remain functional and available for download,” Tencent said in statement.
The move came after Beijing started to implement its Information Protection Law from the beginning of November.
The new rules are aimed to more tightly regulate how technology firms handle their users’ data.
It is part of a wider policy by the Chinese government to increase its oversight over some of the country’s biggest technology companies.
State broadcaster CCTV reported that the MIIT had said all new app roll outs and updates from 24 November until the end of this year will be reviewed before they are allowed to be made available to the public.
In recent months the industry has seen a deluge of action taken against it, including crackdowns on ecommerce firms, online finance services, social media platforms, gaming companies, cloud computing providers, ride-hailing apps and cryptocurrency miners and exchanges.
Tencent, which is the world’s biggest video game seller, owns the WeChat super app and QQ messaging platform.
The company’s shares closed 3% lower in Hong Kong on Friday.
#AceNewsReport – Oct.27: It gives a 10-year hiatus on the caps on green cards, basically unlimited green cards, which mean permanent residence for foreign workers right here in America. These Big Tech companies can hire as many foreign workers as they want. They don’t have to worry about discriminating against American workers they can do it all day long. Just last week, Facebook actually had to settle a multi-billion-dollar suit for discriminating against American workers in favor of foreign workers. This provision basically allows that to happen all day long.”
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., urged Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to oppose immigration provisions in the proposed budget reconciliation bill that would make hundreds of thousands more employment-based green cards available – provisions Hagerty calls “the crown jewel of corporate lobbying.” The senator joined “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday to discuss the issue.
#AceNewsReport – Sept.30: The chip crisis turned dire when the coronavirus hit. As demand for electronics was skyrocketing in the spring of 2020, manufacturers warned they were running short of semiconductors — key components needed to make devices from smartphones to cars…..
#AceDailyNews says that with China on the rise as a ‘superpower’ the US and EU forge alliance on technology and form ‘Trade & Technology Council Alliance’
With Beijing on the rise as a tech superpower, Brussels and Washington want to close ranks. But divisions loom over the new “Trade and Technology Council” alliance — and previous efforts have a mixed track record…….
They had good reasons: In the following months, the shortage forced factories to shut down assembly lines. Tech companies postponed product launches. Computers were delivered months too late.
Worried about the fallout, politicians from Washington D.C. to Berlin called up chip-manufacturing countries and asked them to help prioritize orders from their countries.
But there was only so much they could do: The chips, which are made by just a handful of firms, are notoriously hard to produce. And there just were not enough for everyone.
That is why manufacturing more chips in Europe and the US will be high up on the agenda when top US and EU officials gather on Wednesday in Pittsburgh for the first meeting of the “EU-US Trade and Technology Council” (TTC).
“We commit to building a US-EU partnership … to design and produce the most powerful and resource-efficient semiconductors,” the White House said in a statement.
Other discussions at the TTC will be about coming up with principles for artificial intelligence technology; how to boost cybersecurity in an increasingly unstable digital world; and how to push joint technology standards on the international stage.
The meeting will be co-chaired by the EU’s digital chief Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis, as well as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai.
Far from seeing eye to eye
The chip crisis was an eye-opening moment for policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic, illustrating how important access to technology has become for maintaining geopolitical dominance, according to conversations with US and EU officials involved in preparing the TTC meeting, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential.
But finding common ground during the two-day meeting will not be easy.
The EU’s digital chief Margrethe Vestager and Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis will co-chair the TTC meeting
The US and the EU have been at loggerheads over how to regulate new technology for years.
While Brussels is pushing for tough rules, arguing they are needed to protect the fundamental rights of Europeans, Washington has mostly advocated a market-driven, hands-off approach, warning that too many rules could hamper innovation.
Finding a middle ground would help both sides, said Marietje Schaake, the policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center.
“If the US and the EU worked together better, that would actually be a pretty strong combination — it would bring the geopolitical strength from the US to the EU, and it would bring the rights-and-freedoms strength from the EU to the US,” said Schaake, who served as a member of the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019.
“But it does require political agreement — and so far, there has not been a great meeting of the minds.”
A ‘New Cold War’?
The elephant in the negotiation room is how to deal with China.
In recent years, China’s tech companies have grown into some of the biggest in the world. This has raised concerns in the US that Beijing could soon dominate certain sensitive technologies and use that as a strategic advantage — and it has prompted some observers to speak of a “New Cold War.”
EU officials, meanwhile, have been eager to stress that the new alliance should primarily be about working together, rather than targeting one particular country. The bloc has so far taken a less confrontational course on Beijing, not least because some of its 27 member countries have close economic ties with China and remain divided over how to deal with the country.
But Beijing’s increasingly authoritarian leadership style has officials in Washington and Brussels alarmed, said Stormy-Annika Mildner, the executive director of think tank Aspen Institute Germany.
“Both sides feel a greater threat from China, and a greater need to work together,” Mildner said, adding that this could set the TTC apart from previous trans-Atlantic efforts kicked off under George W. Bush or Barack Obama, which all started with similarly grand ambitions for trans-Atlantic cooperation — but eventually led nowhere.
“The world around us is just completely different from back then,” Mildner said, “And China is one key reason for that.”
How much can governments really do?
One of the areas where both sides hope to close ranks is that of producing semiconductors. Manufacturing the tiny chips is extremely complicated. It includes hundreds of steps, takes months to complete, and requires factories worth billions.
Making the tiny semiconductors is notoriously difficult
China has declared it a top national priority to soon run that entire production process on its own territory — something no country can currently do.
At the TTC, officials will speak about how to deal with foreign investment in the semiconductors industry. They will also discuss how to coordinate their own plans for how the EU and the US can become less dependent on global supply chains.
And the US and EU should think about how to better collaborate in the research and development of new technology, said Jan-Peter Kleinhans, a semiconductor expert at think tank Stiftung Neue Verantwortung.
Kleinhans cautioned that when it comes to tackling the global chip crisis, there is only so much governments can do.
“Yes, public money, if spent properly, can help with building new production capacities,” he said.
But Kleinhans added that more is needed to tackle the current shortage — such as making global supply chains more transparent or giving a halt to rising raw material prices that have exacerbated the crisis.
“That’s something only companies can do,” he said. “And that’s why no one truly knows when we’ll be out of this crisis.”
#AceNewsReport – Sept.18: The first ever green submarine study has been named as one of 55 winning projects of a £23 million government-funded R&D competition, announced today (15 September 2021) by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, in Greenwich,
A fully automated net positive submarine fleet, powered entirely on green hydrogen, could help cleanse the oceans of toxic pollution by collecting microplastics on its pilot route between Glasgow and Belfast. While transporting cargo shipments, the fleet could secure significant emission savings of 27 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the first year of operation, with an overall mission to reduce 300 million tonnes of CO2emissions as the fleet grows.
Also among the winners is an all-electric charge-point connected to an offshore wind turbine. The charge-points will be able to power boats using 100% renewable energy generated from the turbine. This offers potential savings of up to 131,100 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions a year – the equivalent of removing over 62,000 cars from our roads.
Similar to roadside electric vehicle chargepoints, these will be operated by semi-automated control, meaning that sailors can moor up by the wind turbine chargepoint, plug in, charge up, then sail on.
Announcing the winners in Greenwich, the heart of British maritime, on the state-of-the-art Royal Navy ship, HMS Albion, the Transport Secretary outlined how this is the latest in a string of government initiatives aimed at cutting emissions in the sector as part of London International Shipping Week – including joining other nations in supporting a world-leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:
As a proud island nation built on our maritime prowess, it is only right that we lead by example when it comes to decarbonising the sector and building back greener.
The projects announced today showcase the best of British innovation, revolutionising existing technology and infrastructure to slash emissions, create jobs and get us another step closer to our decarbonisation targets.
This comes as Maritime Minister Robert Courts supports the opening of the UK’s greenest cruise terminal. The Horizon Cruise Terminal at the Port of Southampton, Europe’s leading cruise turnaround port, is the first of its kind, using an innovative mix of solar panel roofing and clean energy shore power plug-in charging for ships – pioneering the way towards greener cruising.
Maritime Minister Robert Courts said:
As the cruising sector bounces back from the pandemic, it’s important that our environmental commitments are at the heart of everything we do.
Building state-of-the-art green infrastructure at cruise terminals helps us move towards cleaner cruising, creating more spaces for these ships to dock and putting us on track to hit net zero by 2050.
Maritime UK chair Sarah Kenny said:
We have always been an island of maritime pioneers and today’s competition shows this will long continue with potential to rule the green waves of the future.
Through increased investment and closer collaboration with government our industry can rise to the challenge of steering the UK’s vessels in a green direction.
We still have a very long way to go, but today marks an important step towards our journey to net zero.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Oceanways, Dhruv Boruah, said:
We would like to thank our Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP for selecting Oceanways to support the Department for Transport’s mission to decarbonise shipping and aid our Prime Minister’s commitment to build back better. Time is running out and it is imperative we don’t settle for 1% more efficiency in an existing system, but instead, radically rethink to create innovative solutions.
It’s not just #JetZero. Oceanways has assembled a world-class team to pioneer #SubZero by creating the new market of net positive underwater transport systems with zero-emission cargo submarines as an innovative tool to decarbonise shipping and clean up our ocean.
Paul Cairns, Managing Director of MJR Power & Automation, said:
We are delighted to have been selected as one of the winners of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, which will enable us to demonstrate our world-leading technology for offshore charging of vessels, and our commitment to supporting decarbonisation of marine operations.
The support of DfT and InnovateUK is crucial to delivering net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and we are proud to be recipients of their support.
Simon Edmonds, Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Business Officer, Innovate UK, said:
As the UK prepares to host COP26 in the maritime city of Glasgow, it is great that we can announce funding for these fantastic projects in the marine sector that will help the UK meet its net zero goals.
From this competition we saw a very high level of demand, we have seen the very best of British ideas from all over the country. It is clear that not only does the UK have a great maritime history, but also a bright and greener future, too.
The initiatives follow on from the government’s previous commitments outlined in the world-leading Transport decarbonisation plan to explore the establishment of a dedicated function for creating zero-emission shipbuilding and R&D for autonomous vessel sailings under the function of UK Shore.
Based in DfT, UK Shore will unlock the necessary industry investment in clean maritime technologies, tackling supply- and demand-side barriers, as well as developing infrastructure and consumer confidence in clean maritime technologies.
#AceNewsReport – Aug.04: U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National Security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook….
#AceDailyNews reports that the U.S. Coast Guard addresses threats to National security in updated Cyber Strategic Outlook on Tuesday: The Coast Guard’s 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook charts a path to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving cyber domain where threats to information and operational technology systems outpace those from the traditional physical domains of air, sea, land and space.
U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 08/03/2021 09:18 AM EDT News Release
Cyber-attacks against the United States are one of the most significant threats to economic and military power since World War II. The events of the last five years, including the exploitation of Coast Guard networks and information, the attacks on maritime critical infrastructure, and adversarial efforts to undermine democratic processes reinforce that cyberspace is a contested domain.
“The Coast Guard is taking important and necessary steps to increase safety and security where physical and cyber threats converge,” saidAdm. Karl L. Schultz, commandant of the Coast Guard. “We maintain strong relationships with our U.S. port partners; we hold leadership roles on Area Maritime Security and Harbor Safety Committees; and we have the technological expertise to integrate cyber awareness and resilience within the Marine Transportation System.”
The 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook is organized into three lines of effort that ensure the Coast Guard: (1) is mission ready in cyberspace, (2) protects the Marine Transportation System in cyberspace, (3) and identifies and combats adversaries throughout cyberspace.
These efforts will be underpinned by the development and sustainment of a skilled workforce, intelligence driven operations, and domestic and international partnerships to achieve unity of effort. Together, these ensure the Nation’s continued security and economic stability.
Working with partners in the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, other government agencies, foreign allies, and the maritime industry, the Coast Guard will defend our networks, protect the Marine Transportation System from threats delivered in and through cyberspace, and work to ensure those who would do our nation harm are held accountable.
The 2021 Cyber Strategic Outlook reaffirms the foundation that established cyberspace as an operational domain for the Coast Guard and brings the same ethos, proven doctrine and operational concepts, and over 230 years of experience to bear as we expand our operations in and through cyberspace. Click here to access the full Cyber Strategic Outlook
Additional information on the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategic Outlook can be found at – www.uscg.mil/cyber
#AceNewsReport – June.13: They address topics including data, mergers, and the competitive behaviour of these companies – which could ultimately lead to them being forced to sell some assets:
WASHINGTON: Lawmakers introduce bills targeting Big Tech they were drafted after a 16-month investigation into the powers of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook.
By Cody Godwin BBC News, San Francisco
But there is not unanimous support for the bills targeting Big Tech.
“Bills that target specific companies, instead of focusing on business practices, are simply bad policy… and could be ruled unconstitutional,” Neil Bradley from the US Chamber of Commerce said in a statement.
The bills will be referred to the House Judiciary Committee before being sent to the House floor.
To become law, they must pass through the House of Representatives, the Senate and, finally, be signed by President Joe Biden.
David Cicilline, the co-sponsor of the bills and Democratic chair of the Antitrust panel, tweeted a breakdown of the bills which, he says, will, “strengthen our laws to hold tech monopolies accountable, and build #AStrongerOnlineEconomy”.
The bills, which have received backing from Democrats and Republicans, are:
“Big Tech’s unchecked growth and dominance have led to incredible abuses of power that have hurt consumers, workers, small businesses and innovation,” said Robert Weisman, president of the advocacy group Public Citizen.
“That unchecked power ends now.”
Anti-trust and anti-competitive behaviour
US tech companies have faced increased scrutiny in Washington over their size and power in recent years. WATCH: Who are the ‘big four’ and just how much power do they have?
“From Amazon and Facebook to Google and Apple, it is clear that these unregulated tech giants have become too big to care,” said Pramila Jayapal, a Democratic Representative and bill sponsor.
#AceNewsReport – March 10. /TASS/. “ Starting today, Roskomnadzor (Russian media watchdog – TASS) has taken measures of a centralized response, namely, decelerated the service’s loading speed. The slowdown will cover 100% of mobile traffic and 50% of fixed traffic,” he said:
Restrictions on Twitter to apply only to transfer of photos and videos: ‘According to the watchdog’s deputy head, users will be able to exchange messages smoothly’ full update here: But on Thursday they were still not removed
“It involves slowing down the transmission of photo and video content, without limiting transmission of text messages. Thus, users will be able to smoothly exchange messages,” he added.
Subbotin stressed that, when choosing an enforcement measure for Twitter, the federal agency proceeded from the goal that inconvenience for users of the social network should be minimal.
According to the official, restrictions on Twitter will remain in effect until all prohibited information is removed.
“Roskomnadzor’s actions are aimed at forcing Twitter to comply with Russian legislation in order to protect users, including children, from prohibited content posted on the Twitter platform – until it is completely removed,” Subbotin said.
He also stressed that the watchdog has every reason to completely block Twitter, but hopes for a constructive position of the company: The official recalled that his agency had repeatedly warned the company about the need to comply with the legislation of the Russian Federation, but the company ignored the requirements: Earlier the regulator specified that as of March 10, the social network had not removed 3,168 pieces of content containing proscribed information:
“This includes incitements to commit suicide on March 3 of this year: As you know, on that day there were attempts among minors to commit suicide, which, fortunately, were prevented in a timely manner,” Subbotin stressed: Calls to remove this information were also ignored, he added: Twitter has not deleted information about the use and making of narcotic substances, psychotropic substances and precursors. There are tweets containing direct links to online drug stores.
“Almost no other social network allows itself to ignore the requirement to remove pieces of content of these categories: At the moment, Twitter does not respond to the demands of the Russian authorities regarding the removal of clearly prohibited information. Based on the current legislation, Roskomnadzor has included the dissemination information on Twitter in the list of threats,” he said:
#AceBreakingNews says WASHINGTON — Delving into the legal jungle of privacy and technology, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider two cases that test whether cellphones and smartphones can be searched without a warrant.
The cases, which could be heard by the court in April and decided by late June, involve searches performed by police that turned relatively minor traffic and drug infractions into major felony convictions. In both cases, the crucial information was found on the suspects’ mobile phones.
On one level, the cases represent an inevitable Supreme Court entry into the world of cellphones, owned by more than nine in 10 American adults. In the past few years, courts from California to Texas to Florida have split over the issue of cellphones and digital content.
For more on this story, go to http://usat.ly/1dYBqU3.
#AceWorldNews says Russian President Vladimir Putin says the implementation of the Geneva nuclear deal between Tehran and the six world powers will guarantee Iran’s right to use peaceful nuclear technology.
Speaking during a ceremony held to receive credentials of a number of foreign envoys including new Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaee on Thursday, the Russian president said the nuclear accord, which was inked between Iran and the Sextet of world powers – Russia, China, Britain, the US, France and Germany – on November 24 last year, should not remain only on paper.
One of the hallmarks of technology is dual-use capability. It is for this reason that we are softened up with all of the benefits, before being introduced to the darker side. Technology has always been a double-edged sword, but we are witnessing a closure in the gap between good and bad as technology is now advancing at a much higher rate of speed in tandem with a growing global police state.
As if on cue, we are presented with the enormous benefits of this low-cost technology, while being given none of the potential negatives. In the video, we see the convenience element that would fit into the various applications of smart homes and the Internet of Things. Secondly, are video games, which would take the somewhat cumbersome Wii to entirely new levels. And leave it to MIT to pimp the two most military-oriented games on the market that would benefit:
UK energy-related grapic (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
#AceNewsServices says the recent planned rise in the energy bills by the big six energy companies is becoming a bigger and more difficult problem, as the cold snaps of the last few days start to bite.
Then add in the fact as this video shows that “Energy Costs” have risen by just 1.7% whilst the costs of consumers bills have risen by 75% over the past two years.
Our UK Prime Minster and his Chancellor tells us they can do nothing other than to make bills even clearer and offer great choice to the consumer, with the added bonus of them taking away their “Green Levy” with of course replacing it with added back tax to people receiving the “Warm Front Incentive” of just £135.00 per annum.
The fact that the average “UK Energy Bill ” is over a £1,000 and some even more in some cases, with a planned 6% rise in the offing, it would mean families being worst off to the tune of another £60.00 per year.
Of course our illustrious Prime Minister has all the answers he says ” Just Put on Another Jumper ” but as one “Elderly Pensioner” retorted on the video – ” You Can only Wear So Many Jumpers” – she is quite right.
Maybe he could dip into his “Private Trust Fund ” and give all those that need it a helping hand, at least his hands will be warm not like so many more!
As with these articles l have posted recently with regard to the NSA, this one from ZDNet caught my eye! As it relates to people who fear what might ,could happen and what they are told, will happen! If they are not protected from the ever-present danger of terrorism!
The part that was in my opinion most relevant has been copied, pasted ,highlighted and in bold below:
What pushes our buttons is fear. We’re afraid that something we do, something we say, or even that we know someone will cause the full might and power of the U.S. government to descend down upon us and ruin our lives.
Most of us are generally law-abiding. Oh, sure. We might speed up to 66 in a 65-mile zone to get out-of-the-way of a nutball driver. We might still have one or two MP3s from the early Napster days, but we’ve bought all our music like good consumers ever since. We pay our taxes and while H&R Block might make an error, we’ll pay any fees if we’re required to.
Most of us are good citizens. And yet. What if the government is listening in, or watching, or scanning, and some algorithm triggers an investigation and some quota-happy g-man decides to make one of us a pet project?
So how much of these so-called security measures does the public have to endure in the name of protecting our interests, and how much is fabricated to allow a public to fear, what might happen! My personal view is, if you have enough people who are lemmings, with the right tools and in this case words, you can get many to jump of the cliff!
By the way it is a great article to read in full and l highly recommend the writer!
Giant US government Internet spying scandal revealed
Ixquick (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Washington Post and The Guardian have revealed a US government mass Internet surveillance program code-named “PRISM”. They report that the NSA and the FBI have tapped directly into the servers of nine US service providers, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Yahoo, YouTube, AOL and Skype, and began this surveillance program at least seven years ago. (clarifying slides)
These revelations are shaking up an international debate.
StartPage has always been very outspoken when it comes to protecting people’s Privacy and civil liberties. So it won’t surprise you that we are a strong opponent of overreaching, unaccountable spy programs like PRISM. In the past, even government surveillance programs that were begun with good intentions have become tools for abuse, such as tracking civil rights and anti-war protesters.
Programs like PRISM undermine our Privacy, disrupt faith in governments, and are a danger to the free Internet.
StartPage and its sister search engine Ixquick have in their 14-year history never provided a single byte of user data to the US government, or any other government or agency. Not under PRISM, nor under any other program in the US, nor under any program anywhere in the world.
Here’s how we are different:
StartPage does not store any user data. We make this perfectly clear to everyone, including any governmental agencies. We do not record the IP addresses of our users and we don’t use tracking cookies, so there is literally no data about you on our servers to access. Since we don’t even know who our customers are, we can’t share anything with Big Brother. In fact, we’ve never gotten even a single request from a governmental authority to supply user data in the fourteen years we’ve been in business.
StartPage uses encryption (HTTPS) by default. Encryption prevents snooping. Your searches are encrypted, so others can’t “tap” the Internet connection to snoop what you’re searching for. This combination of not storing data together with using strong encryption for the connections is key in protecting your Privacy.
Our company is based in The Netherlands, Europe. US jurisdiction does not apply to us, at least not directly. Any request or demand from ANY government (including the US) to deliver user data, will be thoroughly checked by our lawyers, and we will not comply unless the law which actually applies to us would undeniably require it from us. And even in that hypothetical situation, we refer to our first point; we don’t even have any user data to give. We will never cooperate with voluntary spying programs like PRISM.
StartPage cannot be forced to start spying. Given the strong protection of the Right to Privacy in Europe, European governments cannot just start forcing service providers like us to implement a blanket spying program on their users. And if that ever changed, we would fight this to the end.
Privacy. It’s not just our policy, it’s our mission.
Robert E.G. Beens
CEO StartPage.com and Ixquick.com
Of course they are, as the banks were allowed to build a system designed only to favour themselves! Based on the premise they will eventually not need us, as we and our debts created by them, will bring them down! It is true that we funded their corrupt system, but we are now their biggest liability, and not the cash cow we once were! So to stop that happening, we will become surplus to requirements and they will close their doors to us, and using their system control this world from their ivory towers!
There are three areas of control in this world that holds the very fabric of society together, these are food, clothing and our homes! By invading the privacy of our homes, with Smart TV’s and Google Glasses they begin to spy on us! By watching us like lab rats in our own environment the way we eat, what we eat and how we live our lives ,using smart fridges, smart meters and smarter computers , they will control our very existence!
Once they have amassed all this information in servers bigger than 10 story buildings, they will know how we think and using this information, sell it to the highest bidder! This will then allow those that buy it, to control our lives like never before, deciding not just what we eat, wear or what house we live in, but designing the environment around us, to fit their design, not ours!
If and when they control our food, clothes and homes ,they will control our lives and by controlling our lives ,will control all of us! Then if we step out of line refuse to toe the line or just disagree with their design, we will become surplus to their requirements! We become the pestilence that needs eradicating, that is using up all the “Earths” resources thus not leaving enough ,for the “Haves” our foraging turned into greed, to be stopped anyway they can!
This is when the “ Love Of Money Becomes The Root Of All Evil” and the world of man becomes the world of haves controlling the have-nots ,by their so-called “Power” thus eradicating “God” from our conscience and leaving “Evil” to rule the “Earth” in the name of “Mammon” !
Our news desk receives many such links to documents worth sharing one such can be found at this link:
A few day’s ago thousands of Internet service providers and websites around the world permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services for the World IPv6 Launch, organised by the Internet Society.
“Although an obvious catalyst is the lack of IPv4 address space, we at Ovum have seen other factors in the migration or transition to IPv6. The proliferation of devices, mobile access to resources and B2C applications are driving customers to support IPv6. In addition, this isn’t really a complete migration – it is more of a dual-support capability that will be enabled for many years to come. Ovum research, for an upcoming IPv6 report, has revealed that B2C applications are one of the common drivers for customers, including service providers, moving to IPv6.
“Government regulations will also drive this support. We are increasingly seeing government promoting deployment of IPv6. This combined with mobile device support and mobile access to web resources are the main drivers for most businesses. Customers will need to take a good inventory of their IT resources that are now IPv4, have a phased plan for dual IPv4/IPv6 support and implement this plan. This planning also needs to include third-party partners, resources and links that can be easily overlooked. Now is the time for customers to go beyond planning and get to the test and implement phase.”
“Verizon currently supports enterprise and government customers with native and tunneled IPv6 services. The Verizon LTE network is enabled for IPv6, and the company is testing IPv6 on its FiOS network. AT&T set a 2020 date for full IPv6 deployment and offers IPv6 commercial services on its U-verse network with 6rd tunnels. Comcast has turned up IPv6 services to more than 1% of its residential wireline subscribers, and Time Warner also offers IPv6 to residential subscribers. Around the globe, Internode (Australia) supports IPv6 services with a dual-stack network, and ISPs in Hong Kong as well as KDDI, XS4ALL, and Free Telecom are all offering IPv6 connectivity.”
But David believes the major equipment hurdle to IPv6 deployment is older CPE:
“Discussions with equipment vendors have convinced Ovum that implementing IPv6 is mainly a software or firmware issue for most network equipment, although older home residential gateways may require replacement. Most recent vintage computers and servers are IPv6 ready. Microsoft Vista, Windows 7, and MAC OSX 10.7 all have IPv6 enabled by default. Computer users can connect to a website (www.test-ipv6.com) to test the IPv6 readiness of their computer system. For mobile devices, the Android and Apple iOS operating systems enable IPv6 by default, so when IPv6 is enabled by carriers, in many cases user’s equipment will just automatically connect to the Internet using IPv6.”