LulzSec Mastermind Suspect Arrested in England

A British teenager suspected of being the mastermind behind a notorious group of international teams hacking has been arrested in a raid by the FBI and Scotland Yard. LulzSec has been responsible for a series of security breaches on the Internet in organizations like the United Kingdom Serious Organised Crime Agency, the U.S. Senate and the CIA, and game companies Nintendo and Sony. A man aged 19, was arrested in a "pre-planned an intelligence-led operation" in Wickford, Essex, Metropolitan Police said.

The teenager is being questioned in the law of abuse of computers and the Statute of Frauds. He was arrested by officers of e-crime unit of force.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The arrest follows an investigation of network intrusions and denial of service attacks against a range of international business and intelligence agencies for what is believed to be the same group of hackers.

"Searches at a residential address in Wickford, Essex, following the arrest last night has led to consideration of a significant amount of material. These forensic examinations are ongoing."

The Metropolitan Police and Essex are working "in partnership" with the FBI, the spokesman said.

The teen remains in custody at a central London police station.

Google To Digitize 250,000 British Library Books

Although Google has halted its own newspaper digitization project, the technology giant is still working to make books freely available online. The company announced Monday it is working to digitize about 250,000 out of copyright in the volume of the vast expanses of the British Library.
Items discussed will be selected by the British Library and operated (and paid) by Google, will be available for free on and the website of the British Library. Users can download and read articles through Google Books, as well as perform full text searches.

The 250. 000 works including books, pamphlets and newspapers dated between 1700 and 1870, covering major events such as the French and Industrial revolutions, the Crimean War, the invention of rail travel and the end of slavery, the Library British, said in a statement.

Google has partnered with more than 40 libraries in similar projects.

Consumers now spend more time on the mobile Web

Consumers spend more time on mobile applications on the web for the first time, says a new report.

Flurry comparison of moving data to comScore and Alexa statistics, and found that in June, consumers spent 81 minutes per day using mobile applications, compared with 74 minutes of web surfing. (See table below). The change comes as a combination tablet and smartphone shipments eclipsed those of desktop and laptop for the first time, according to a recent report by Mary Meeker, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Consumer spending time blast found a 9% increase, on average, the use of mobile applications. The report found that growth in the use of mobile applications came mostly more sessions per user, rather than longer sessions in general.

The sessions, usually consumed by the use of games and applications for social media, which was 47% and 32% of the total amount of time used for such applications.

If the statistics confirm the data is the vindication of Wired, which last year declared: "The Web is dead," and predicted that applications will soon exceed

Ryan Dunn Posted Twitter Pic Hours Before Death

Jackass Ryan Dunn movie star died in an automobile accident in Pennsylvania early Monday. He was 34.

Hours before the accident, Dunn posted a picture on Twitter, through his Tumblr blog, which showed drinking with friends.

An unidentified passenger also died in the accident. TMZ said Dunn was the driver of the vehicle and the speed could have been a factor.

News that the incident has caused the name of Dunn to become a trending topic on Twitter, and fans and celebrity friends Tweet in memory of the star. Many Twitter users are also using Twitter falling about the dangers of drunk driving - which links the photo Tumblr with fatal accident - although the exact circumstances that led to the crisis are still unknown.

Flickr user Eric Lewis published the picture below with a legend that says the photo shows what remains of Dunn's car.

Cryptic Dunn last photo is not the first of its kind. Last year, the famous plastic surgeon Frank Ryan died in a car accident, his final tweet was a picture of yourself and your dog. It was later discovered that Ryan was twittering while driving.

ICANN’s New Top Level Domains

On Monday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the creation of generic top level domains (TLD) for brands and organizations. Historically, only 22 general purpose approved TLDs, including. Com,. Org,. Net and many others have been through the web. A number of country code top level domains (Como Me and mind.) Also exist and over the years, many people from these countries have used the domains to your domain or a brand more memorable ( or in some cases, time) URL. However, the whole process of top-level domain is complicated and difficult to understand. We have been sucked down the rabbit hole of ICANN and the gTLD application process in the past, and is not something we recommend for the faint of heart. ICANN has said that between 300 and 1,000 new gTLDs could be created per year under the new program.

However, this figure assumes that ICANN can and try to process many applications in a timely manner. Thousands of applications could take years to evaluate and process.

ICANN says it is limiting the first batch of 500 applications and subsequent batches - or round - will be limited to 400 applications.

Applications will be accepted for new TLD between January 12, 2012 and April 12, 2012. This is the first round - or in batches. The following periods of application will be available in the future.

The rate of assessment of potential candidates is $ 185,000. According to the gTLD Applicant Guide, a $ 5,000 deposit is required "when the user requests a slot within the TAS application and payment of the remaining $ 180,000 submitted with the completed application."

This is just to start the evaluation process. Additional charges may be necessary during the course of the review process of the application, and this fee does not include additional infrastructure that can generate a gTLD.

ICANN believes that the evaluation process can be as short as nine months or twenty months, depending on the application, the intended use and other issues.

ICANN expects new gTLDs appear in the first year, but is likely going to be before 2013 end users see the new domains of action.

It depends on the timeline. If a user has already completed the process before the other party has requested, the TLD is delegated on a first come, first served basis.

If neither the applicant has completed the process, ICANN has a finer resolution process in place. Applicants will receive points in four different categories. An applicant who accumulates the most points, based on this set of criteria, will win the domain. In the event of a tie in points, the auction will take place and the top-level domain are the highest bidder.

In addition, community-based applications (ie applications of an organization or entity and not a particular brand or company) will have the opportunity to have a priority assessment in this process.

ICANN will notify applicants who are part of a contention. Applicants may choose to try to reach its own decision as a whole (for example, a compromise might be able to reach a more generic TLDs such as "soda" or "pizza").

This will be a very, very difficult to mitigate ICANN. Although users do not need to apply for a brand new domain, the evaluation will review any existing trade mark (worldwide) into account when considering the application.

Users can not "reserve" a TLD of a brand name that has to go through the same process as everyone else. In addition to checking the brand names for a TLD, ICANN will also consider similar names may be trademarks or service can be confusing.

In addition, trademark owners or other interested parties may file an objection during the evaluation process.

Applicant's Guide, still just a project, we do not have the final figures, but will cost thousands of dollars to object - not including further mediation or court costs.

One of the reasons that ICANN is charging fees for both the evaluation is that it is doing a lot of due diligence to address the feasibility of a top-level domain before granting organization. In addition, ICANN wants to prevent squatters Domain TLDs grasp.

Once a new domain is granted, the owner essentially becomes a recorder. That means if he or she wants to leave anyone willing to pay a fee to get your own domain in that TLD, they can. Moreover, the owner may limit the use of domain specific entities or prevent people without certain requirements to access the TLD.

Not in the immediate future. However, it is important to remember that these were years of the current structure of TLD to become a viable and affordable for people, not the Fortune 100.

Twenty years ago, was not common for brands, small businesses or individuals who have their own domains. Today, an astonishing number of existing records. It took a long time for the TLD market as we know it today to really start to open.

I bought my first domain name in 1999, I think I paid $ 45 for the registration of that first year. By 1998 or so, domain name registration was an investment of several hundred or several thousand. Now pay $ 8 or $ 9 for a com. O. Net, which includes private registration.

It will take time to process and monitoring aspects of the new gTLD policy be developed and automated. However, we hope that community-driven things like TLD. Music, sports. And movies. Become more available in the future.

Yes, as owning a TLD such as. Google o. Apple or Facebook. It may be something only large corporations or government entities can afford to do, but over time, we expect the process to begin to change, as did the com. and. net space.