The October 2008 issue of InfoTech & Telecom News highlights security concerns, from transit system hacking to DNS vulnerabilities to Russia’s cyberwar against Georgia. On page 1:
* Newegg, a California-based online retailer of consumer electronics, announced it would not collect sales taxes as required by an Internet sales tax measure adopted by New York state.
* The FCC has reprimanded Comcast, saying the company violated federal policy when it blocked Internet traffic for some subscribers.
* Civic leaders in Silicon Valley are considering their options in light of a new report exposing technical problems plaguing mobile phone users in the region.
* Yahoo, Inc. has decided to enable its users to opt out of customized advertising on Yahoo Web sites.
Also in this issue: Internet radio, municipal wi-fi, Internet capacity, Second Life, landline use, in-flight cell calls, Google, and the Olympics.
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