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05 Sep 2018

GDPR didn't affect spam? Not so fast. Internet

I have recently become aware of a blog post from Recorded Future that attempts to analyse the effects of the GDPR on online security. Unfortunately, it starts by asking an irrelevant question, and then goes on to use irrelevant metrics to come to a meaningless answer.

The premise of Recorded Future's article -- that spammers would send more spam and register more domains because GDPR came into effect -- tells us nothing useful about how GDPR affects anything. It's the wrong question, it's not a question most security people are concerned with, and it ignores how spam and spammers work.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Internet/recorded-future.html

13 Aug 2018

How big is the domain business? ICANN
When you're standing close to ICANN, the domain business may seem pretty big, but when you stand farther away, not so much.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/dombiz.html

22 Jul 2018

When Public Laws Use Private Standards Copyright Law

Carl Malamud's Public.Resource.Org has for over 20 years been putting public documents online so they are easier to find and use. He's been quite successful in getting documents online that were formerly available only on paper, or only by paid subscription.

One project involves putting US laws online. In a lot of cases, laws refer to standards maintained by private organizations. For example, most state building codes require new construction to comply with the National Electrical Code published by the private National Fire Protection Association. There are thousands of standards used in laws around the US, and in many cases the only way to find out what the standard says, and hence what the law says, is to buy a copy from the publisher, or at best to go to a library and read a paper copy.

PRO has been scanning and publishing standards on the theory that in the US, laws are not copyrighted, so if a standard's part of the law, it's not copyrighted either. Unsurprisingly, the standards publishers disagreed.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/Copyright_Law/publicstandard.html

21 May 2018

Schneier and Kerr on Encryption Workarounds Security
Bruce Schneier is a famous cryptography expert and Orin Kerr a famous cyberlaw professor. Together they've published a law journal article on
Encryption Workarounds. It's intended for lawyers so it's quite accessible to non-technical readers.

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posted at: 15:27 :: permanent link to this entry :: 1 comments
Stable link is https://jl.ly/Security/encwork.html

20 May 2018

GDPR, ICANN, and Registrar WHOIS ICANN
On Friday I was on a surprisingly interesting session at
Rightscon 2018 in Toronto about GDPR and WHOIS. The panel consisted of Eleeza Agoopian from ICANN staff; Avri Doria who was recently appointed to the ICANN board; Elliot Noss who runs large registrar Tucows; Stephanie Perrin who has done a lot of privacy work for the Canadian government and as an ICANN volunteer, and me; Milt Mueller, who is now at Georgia Tech, moderated. There was a lot of overlap of roles on the panel. For example, I was there as a security researcher, but I've also resold Tucows' service for almost 20 years.

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Stable link is https://jl.ly/ICANN/reggdpr.html

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