ISOC-HK eNewsletter – January 2012

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World Internet Developer Summit – The First in Hong Kong

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Get ready for Hong Kong’s First World Internet Developer Summit! The action packed two day summit is the first cross platform developer summit in Hong Kong. Get connected with the greatest minds in the industry with the latest Internet development, news, various development platform techniques, hints and tips. We have invited speakers from Facebook, Yahoo!, Mozilla, W3C and more who are coming all together with motivating and inspirational talks and workshops.
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Date: March 6 – 7, 2012 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Venue: Cyberport on March 6; Hong Kong Science Parks on March 7

Don’t miss out and Pre-register Now!

Official registration will soon be launched, please Pre-register now to get the most up-to-date information about the event.

If you would like to be our partner or sponsor in this great initiative, please email us at [email protected]

Internet Society Marks its 20-Year Anniversary

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The Internet Society is proud to announce its 20-year anniversary. The organization was founded by two of the fathers of the Internet – Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn – to facilitate and support the evolution of the Internet and its beneficial use.Over the past two decades, the Internet Society has been committed to ensuring the open development, evolution, and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world. The Internet Society continues to serve the needs of the growing, global Internet community through championing public policies that enable open access; facilitating the open development of standards and protocols; and organizing events and opportunities that inform and bring people together.
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Deploy360 Programme

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Deploy360 serves as a go-to information source to assist network operators, developers, content providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, and enterprise customers with the implementation of new Internet technologies and standards. Components of the new Deploy360 programme include:* A growing web portal with technical resources and articles, best practices, case studies, and deployment information

  • Four ION Conferences each year to bring together network operators and leading industry experts
  • Social media interactions to encourage year-round deployment discussions
  • Speaking engagements at technical industry conferences and events around the globe

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World IPv6 Launch Solidifies Global Support for New Internet Protocol

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Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.Organized by the Internet Society, and building on the successful one-day World IPv6 Day event held on 8 June 2011, World IPv6 Launch represents a major milestone in the global deployment of IPv6. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet’s continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development.
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APRICOT-APAN 2011, Hong Kong
Date: Feb 15-25, 2011


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Deployment with IPv6
Date: Nov 8, 2011
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IPv6 Certification and Training Program
Date: Dec 20 – 21, 2011


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Logo - ISOC HK ISOC-HK Fully Support HKITP in Uniting the Industry and Fighting for Advancement in the Innovation and Technology Industry in Hong Kong香港互聯網協會全力支持「首選香港創新科技」群組(HKITP) ,團結業界力量,讓香港創新科技業活起來。(Chinese Only)


Date: November 29, 2011



Photo - Defending against DDoS and Advanced Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Defending against DDoS and Advanced Attacks on Critical InfrastructureDate: Sep 3, 2011



Photo - ISOC HK Event 香港互聯網協會「網開一面」系列 – 請”窮富翁”飲杯茶! Date: May 31, 2011
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Firms missing out on net names boom (South China Morning Post)Dec 7, 2011

ICANN says the huge increase in the number of endings from the present 21, including .com, .org and .biz to an almost unlimited range will start a new internet age. Read More香港商報:網址尾明年翻天覆地 (新通用頂級域名new gTLD簡介會後報導) (HKCD)

Dec 7, 2011

記者關據鈞報道:互聯網網址在明年初將出現重大變化!現時的.com, .net, .org等約22個通用頂級域名(gTLD),即所謂的「網址尾」將會變成「無限」。香港互聯網協會會長莫乃光昨日更預言,無論是機構或個人,明年起將有「翻天覆地」的變化。 Read More


Google rolls out IPv6 internal network ( 13, 2011

In a project that has taken longer than company engineers anticipated, Google is rolling out IPv6 across its entire internal employee network.Google network engineer Irena Nikolova discussed the company-wide implementation at the Usenix Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference, being held this week in Boston. There, she shared some lessons that other organizations might benefit from as they migrate their own networks to the next generation Internet Protocol. Read More

5 Major Changes Coming to the Internet in 2012 (Computer World Hong Kong)

Jan 5, 2012

2012 is poised to go down in Internet history as one of the most significant 12-month periods from both a technical and policy perspective since the late 1990s, when this network-of-networks stopped being a research project and became an engine of economic growth.

This year the Internet will face several milestones as it undergoes its biggest-ever technical upgrade, from Internet Protocol version 4 to version 6. In addition, key contracts that the US federal government controls for Internet infrastructure and operations are being re-bid. Taken together, these events could result in monumental changes in both who operates the Internet infrastructure as well as how these operations are handled: Read More

2012 IT spending forecast lower to 3.7 percent growth, says Gartner (Computer World Hong Kong)

Jan 9, 2012

Research firm Gartner announced last Thursday that it has lowered its 2012 IT spending forecast, with spending expected to rise only 3.7 percent, rather than the previous forecast of 4.6 percent growth.

“Faltering global economic growth, the eurozone crisis and the impact of Thailand’s floods on hard-disk drive (HDD) production have all taken their toll on the outlook for IT spending,” Gartner vice president Richard Gordon said in a statement.

Global IT spending in 2012 will now total US$3.8 trillion, Gartner said. Enterprise software, hardware, IT services and telecoms services and equipment will all see lower growth rates, it added. Read More
SOPA explained: What it is and why it matters (CNN Money)

Jan 20, 2012
The tech industry is abuzz about SOPA and PIPA, a pair of anti-piracy bills. Here’s why they’re controversial, and how they would change the digital landscape if they became law.

What is SOPA? SOPA is an acronym for the Stop Online Piracy Act. It’s a proposed bill that aims to crack down on copyright infringement by restricting access to sites that host or facilitate the trading of pirated content. Read More
Twitter to Censor Content in Certain Countries (Mashable Social Media)

Jan 26, 2012

Twitter is giving itself the right to withhold content in specific countries, while keeping that content available for the rest of the world, the company announced Thursday.

Until now, the only way for Twitter to censor content was to universally eliminate it from the site. This change means content deemed inappropriate by a specific government can be withheld locally, explains a blog post called “The Tweets Still Must Flow.” Read More

Joint ICT Spring DinnerDate: Feb 6, 2012; 6:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Venue: Jade Garden (Causeway Bay)

3/F, Causeway Bay Plaza 2, 463 – 483 Lockhard Road


Member – $780; Non-Member – $980

Enrollment Form

User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) 2012User Experience Hong Kong (UXHK) is an event based in Hong Kong dedicated to bring all disciplines together (research, marketing, design, technology and the business to name a few) who work in various product and service developments who want to learn more and are passionate about designing great experiences for people and business for a better world.

Date: Feb 17, 2012 (Presentation & Discussion); Feb 18, 2012 (Workshops)

Venue: InnoCentre

Address: 72 Tai Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong

You can get a special discount if you register as ISOC-HK’s member – http://www.


“Hong Kong ICT Plus” Mission to Guangdong

Date: Feb 22-23, 2012

Fee: $1,400

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Get 36% Discount for Booth Rental @ the ICT Expo 2012 (HKTDC)As members of ISOC-HK, you are entitled up to 36% off for a booth at the ICT Expo 2012. Eligible exhibitors can also apply for the SME Export Marketing Fund and have 50% reimbursement from the HKSAR Trade & Industry Department.

If you are interested in a booth or would like to share a booth, please email [email protected]

Registration Deadline: Feb 17, 2012

Sign up to contribute to ISOC-HK’s special working groups. Your experiences and talents can greatly help drive the development of ISOC-HK’s initiatives. Areas of participation includes: graphical design, working groups for Internet Policies, IPv6, Internet Accessibility, Security & Privacy and more.Enrollment Form