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Internet innovation relies on light regulation, say ‘Net neutrality supporters

Mar 17, 20062 mins

Latest standards and regulations news.

Spring VON: Internet innovation relies on light regulation, say ‘Net neutrality supporters, 03/14/06

Giving major network providers greater control over what can and cannot travel over public IP networks will stifle the innovation that brought about the Internet in the first place, according to speakers at the Spring 2006 VON conference in San Jose …

Chinese group vents anger over ‘unfair’ WAPI vote, 03/14/06

The rejection of China’s WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) security protocol by an international standards group has not gone down well with Chinese backers of the technology.

Backspin: We need a broadband policy, 03/13/06

It seems to me that we can’t do without a broadband policy if we believe that the Internet is as valuable as we think it is, and if that’s so, tiered service will inevitably become part of the grand plan.

ISO rejects China’s WAPI security protocol, 03/13/06

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) last week rejected a security protocol that was backed by some Chinese representatives as an amendment to the group’s wireless LAN standard.

IETF taking on 911 problem within VoIP, 03/13/06

The Internet engineering community is making progress on the thorny issue of how best to route emergency communications such as 911 calls over the Internet.

RSA’s Identity Manager now SAML 2.0 compliant, 03/10/06

RSA Security is readying a new version of its Federated Identity Manager software that will support the latest specification of the Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML 2.0) and should help cut down the number of individual user log-ins.

‘New Internet’ moves one step forward, 03/10/06

About 120 folks are gathering Friday at a town hall meeting to discuss the future of a fairly new initiative called the Global Environment for Networking Innovations (GENI).