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The debate over the appointment of a Cybersecurity Czar continues this week as Obama administration officials and others weigh in.  Former Bush administration Cybersecurity Czar, Amit Yoran will join others at CFP’s panel on Hacking as a National Security Threat, and US Congressman Alan M. Grayson (D-FL) will speak on the CFP plenary panel, Cyber-Security and the New Administration.

Craigslist is making a move to shut down its “erotic services” section.  As Craig Newmark explains how this will change the adult section of the site, others discuss how the shutdown will (or won’t) affect “the oldest profession.”  Newmark will be a joining us at CFP on Tuesday’s program as our lunch keynote, interviewed by the NYTime’s Saul Hansell.

Apple cracks down on jailbreaking calling it a breach of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  A CFP Panel moderated by Greg Beck will discuss the future of the DMCA.

While some folks are wondering if Facebook’s blocking emails about file sharing are a violation of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, others are asking why Facebook will not block groups dedicated to Holocaust denial.  Kevin Bankston (quoted in the Wired story above) will be discussing ECPA at CFP.

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