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29 May 2015

Another German court says Adblock can keep blocking ads Internet
Adblock Plus is a very popular little program that plugs into your web browser. As its name suggests, it keeps ads from appearing in your web browser. While users love it, advertisers and some webmasters hate it. Its authors, Eyeo, are a small German company that has been sued in German courts several times, and won every time. This week a Munich court ruled in its favor again.

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11 May 2015

The theory of e-mail reputation Email
The IETF is once again wrestling with e-mail authentication and reputation, this time in the context of
DMARC, particularly the long running issue of DMARC vs. mailing lists. We have a bunch of proposals with various techniques of signing messages, asking various parties who is authorized to send what. Some of them seem workable, but a lot aren't. I have found that a few basic rules that apply to any reputation scheme make it a lot easier to evaluate whether a proposal can work.

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13 Apr 2015

How much money is there in complaining? ICANN
Although I
don't have a lot of sympathy for the trademark lawyers' argument that trademark holders need to register .sucks domains cheaply before anyone else can, there is one point at the end of their letter that's worth a look.

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12 Apr 2015

ICANN and a lot of other people outsmart themselves with .SUCKS ICANN
Good taste has never been a criterion in ICANN's new domains program, and domains including .fail and the remarkably vulgar .wtf have become part of the DNS with little comment. Now we have .sucks, which is intended to empower consumers, but does so in a way so clumsy that ICANN is
asking regulators in the U.S. and Canada for an excuse to shut it down.

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06 Mar 2015

Sign of the times: Apple in the Dow, at&t out
Bloomberg (and everyone else) are reporting that Apple has finally been added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average. No surprise about that, it was inevitable once their stock split last year, but I was somewhat surprised to see that they kicked out at&t to make room for it.

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