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permlink Lewis Black on Congress' mistake

Lewis Black, The Daily Show, Oct 1 2003 on the swift manner in which Congress passed a Do-Not-Call bill in response to a court decision:
Congress, you just made a huge mistake:

Now we know you can actually do things quickly if you want to!
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We've always known that. But it's still a funny line.
      ...posted by Colin Palmer on October 4, 2003 3:41 AM
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permlink ICANN gets results

Good news: After ignoring widespread complaints and threats, VeriSign finally hears a voice it'll listen to and stops screwing up the Internet. I fear it may be only temporary, though. VeriSign shuts down Web site finder
Earlier on Friday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers issued a statement insisting that VeriSign halt its SiteFinder service and restore the ".com" and ".net" Web domains to the way they were before Sept. 15, when VeriSign began the service.

ICANN gave VeriSign until 6 p.m. PDT to comply with the request or face sanctions for violating its contract with ICANN.

"We will accede to the request while we explore all of our options," VeriSign spokesman Tom Galvin told Reuters.

SiteFinder is rendering spam filters ineffective, adversely affecting other automated Web tools and services and creating a single point of failure "that is likely to be attractive to deliberate attacks" and raising serious privacy issues, according to ICANN.

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