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The Telecom Digest for April 25, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 103 : "text" Format
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11 percent of all sexts end up sent to the wrong recipient (Monty Solomon)
Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:18:28 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: 11 percent of all sexts end up sent to the wrong recipient Message-ID: <p06240803cbbb77780ca7@[]> 11 percent of all sexts end up sent to the wrong recipient APRIL 19, 2012 BY NATT GARUN Sexters beware: A new poll finds that your sexy messages may end up in the wrong hands if you're not careful enough. If you're into mobile, virtual sexy time, we have no judgment with what you want to do in your private life. But according to a poll conducted by United Kingdom-based mobile news site Recombu, 11 percent of sexts are sent to unintended recipients. Looks like too many of you are getting too caught up in the moment! The poll, which surveyed approximately 2,000 adults, showed that 47 percent of responders sext on a regular basis. About 48 percent of sexters are female, and 45 percent are male (we're guessing the rest means undisclosed gender or transgendered). However, the numbers show that males seem to get more heated and eager than their female counterparts. About one in 10 sexts from male senders get accidentally shipped to someone it wasn't meant for, while females stats stand at one in 20. What's worse: 16 percent of men have had their sexy messages end up in a family member's inbox while just 8 percent of females suffer the same embarrassment. ... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/11-percent-of-all-sexts-end-up-sent-to-the-wrong-recipient/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/d85tspe
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:14:02 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt Message-ID: <p06240802cbbb764dc6bd@[]> Airline pilot distracted by new text messages botches landing attempt APRIL 19, 2012 BY MIKE FLACY While U.S. residents that fly commercially have to turn off their cell phones prior to take-off, a airline pilot in Australia left his phone on during a flight and found new text messages more interesting than landing the plane. As detailed by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, an investigation into a Jetstar flight JQ57 between Darwin to Singapore discovered that the airline captain failed to lower the landing gear during the first attempt at a landing as he was too busy with his mobile phone. While the incident occurred nearly two years ago, the details of the investigation were released this week. According to the report, the captain neglected to turn off his mobile phone prior to the 220-seat Airbus 320 taking off in Darwin, Australia. When the plane began an initial descent into Changi Airport within Singapore, the captain's phone started beeping with new text message alerts when the plane was in between 2,500 to 2,000 feet off the ground. The captain turned his attention to the phone during the descent and the co-pilot attempted to get the captain's attention. After trying to alert the captain twice, the co-pilot switched off the auto-pilot during landing, but started to notice that something was wrong when the plane was just 1,000 feet off the ground. ... http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/airline-pilot-distracted-by-new-text-messages-botches-landing-attempt/ -or- http://goo.gl/F2Koh
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