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The Telecom Digest for May 12, 2012
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Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 01:54:51 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Cellular data on NetZero Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Thu, 10 May 2012 19:52:57 -0400, Ron wrote: > tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> wrote: >>An email ad has come my way offering cellular data service by NetZero. > > --snip of questions -- > > An email ad... Yes. An ad. Arriving by email. Just as ads from my ISP and from Dell and Apple and HP and Lenovo and Microsoft and my University arrive by email. Not all such items are spam. > Aren't any questions about the service moot? Nope. > Would you actually buy something from a spammer? >From a spammer, no. From a legitimate company, quite possibly. Thanks for trying to protect me but I'd rather learn answers to the questions you so ... umm ... helpfully (?) ... snipped, please. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 23:48:43 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Neurosurgeon pulled off cruise after fake bioterrorism tweet Message-ID: <email@example.com> Neurosurgeon pulled off cruise after fake bioterrorism tweet Posted by Erin Mulvaney May 9, 2012 A Nashville neurosurgeon was pulled off a Carnival cruise suspected of planning to commit a bio-terrorist attack, after a tweet from an impostor account claimed the doctor had a vial of harmful bacteria on board. ... http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012/05/neurosurgeon-pulled-off-cruise-after-fake-bioterrorism-tweet/ -or- http://goo.gl/iHcwY
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 23:41:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Commentary: Apple policy has advertisers scrambling Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Commentary: Apple policy has advertisers scrambling By James Temple Houston Chronicle May 10, 2012 Mobile advertisers are working around a new Apple policy that makes it harder to track user activity on iPhones and iPads, in what some see as clear consumer privacy violations. Last summer, Apple began phasing out developer access to unique device identifiers (UDID), numbers on devices that many companies used like tracking cookies in Internet browsers, enabling them to monitor activity from app to app and target ads accordingly. The tech giant hasn't addressed its reason for the change and didn't respond to an inquiry. Some have wondered whether Apple was trying to create an uneven playing field by exclusively using these identifiers for its own ad network, iAd. But most industry observers believe the company took the step in response to growing concerns over privacy. The change followed reports in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere highlighting how much information companies had access to via Apple devices, including consumers' location history, personal details and use of other apps. In one hint Apple's change was driven by privacy concerns, its guidelines now state developers should create a unique ID specific to their own app, eliminating access to information beyond the boundaries of the company's product. Recent Apple app rejections have cited privacy violations. ... http://www.chron.com/business/article/Commentary-Apple-policy-has-advertisers-3550217.php
Date: Fri, 11 May 2012 01:19:25 -0500 From: GlowingBlueMist <GlowingBlueMist@truly.invalid> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Cellular data on NetZero Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On 5/10/2012 6:52 PM, Ron wrote: > tlvp<mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> wrote: >> An email ad has come my way offering cellular data service by NetZero. > > --snip of questions -- > > An email ad... > Aren't any questions about the service moot? > Would you actually buy something from a spammer? > The following long url appears to cover your questions quite nicely. http://www.twice.com/article/482024-NetZero_Tries_Hand_At_Prepaid_Wireless_Data.php
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