451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons

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451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons (Internet draft)

Defined in the internet draft “A New HTTP Status Code for Legally-restricted Resources”. Intended to be used when resource access is denied for legal reasons, e.g. censorship or government-mandated blocked access. Likely a reference to the 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, where books are outlawed.

The Interwebitube “Kill Switch”

The Interwebitube “Kill Switch”

The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.

Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.
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The 197-page bill (PDF) is entitled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, or PCNAA.


(Via Dvorak Uncensored.)

Cisco and Apple Agreement on IOS Trademark

Cisco and Apple Agreement on IOS Trademark – The Platform

Cisco and Apple Agreement on IOS Trademark


“Cisco has agreed to license the iOS trademark to Apple for use as the name of Apple’s operating system for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.  The license is for use of the trademark only and not for any technology.”

Q:  What is IOS at Cisco?

A:  IOS is Cisco’s core operating system used for nearly two decades. It is the world’s leading network infrastructure software, delivering a seamless integration of technology innovation, business-critical services, and hardware platform support.

Currently operating on millions of active systems, ranging from the small home office router to the core systems of the world’s largest service provider networks, Cisco IOS Software is the most widely leveraged network infrastructure software in the world.

 

(Via http://blogs.cisco.com/news/.)