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The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), has told a hearing of the Australian Parliament's Senate Estimates committee that its attempt to block access to the IP address of one investment scam site could have blocked 250,000 sites in total. The Commission told Estimates yesterday that it first conceived of the …

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Idiocracy

wasn't just a movie. It was a prediction.

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Could you pin a tail on this cunning plan and call it a weasel?

No....

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De-Facto Filtering & IPv4 Exhaustion

Thank you for covering this story, Richard -

As APNIC Scientist Geoff Huston has noted about ASIC's actions, "what specifically interests me here is not the issues about agency behaviors and matters of the application of national security interests and criminal investigations. What interests me here is that this story illustrates another aspect of the collateral damage that appears to have arisen from IPv4 address exhaustion."

Huston's complete comments can be found here, at http://blog.kalorama.com/archives/1278.

Best,

V. Zane Bundy

The Kalorama Group

www.kalorama.com

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Lawyers, Accountants and Artists...

Lawyers, Accountants and Artists... The more they think they know about the technical side of IT systems, the more dangerous/annoying they are to the people who get asked to fix it.

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