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The Telecom Digest for April 30, 2012
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Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 02:37:34 -0500 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Bonomi) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: FCC points to rogue Google engineer over Street View Wi-Fi snooping Message-ID: <poSdnTFrOvYjcgHSnZ2dnUVZ_qudnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Monty Solomon <email@example.com> wrote: > >FCC points to rogue Google engineer over Street View Wi-Fi snooping > >April 28, 2012 >Devindra Hardawar > >While Google got off easy over its Street View data mining case with >the FCC - it was only charged a $25,000 fine for obstructing the >agency - the full report of the investigation, released today by >Google, raises new questions. > >The report (embedded below) is heavily redacted and blacks out >individual names, .... > >http://venturebeat.com/2012/04/28/fcc-google-street-view-data/ > The link to the report, at the above URL requires giving them your Facebook account for access to download, print, or view in something other than the small 'scribd' window embedded in the blog. Here is a direct link to the report, from a different source, that does not involve such silliness. http://epic.org/privacy/streetview/FCC-Google-SV-Enforcement.pdf This copy has more info 'redacted' than does the 'Scribd' copy, but it is much easier reading.
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:37:14 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: LightSquared Lenders Pressure Falcone Message-ID: <email@example.com> LightSquared Lenders Pressure Falcone Some of LightSquared Inc.'s lenders want hedge fund manager Philip Falcone to step aside as the public face of the wireless communications firm as a condition for avoiding a looming debt default, said people familiar with the matter. The lenders are in talks with representatives of Falcone, the founder of Harbinger Capital Partners LLC and LightSquared's main backer, over possibly extending a waiver on debt-term violations that expires Monday, the people said. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2012/04/27/lightsquared-lenders-pressure-falcone/ -or- http://tinyurl.com/cm6szzu Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 16:34:23 -0700 (PDT) From: Joseph Singer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: How To Complain About Your Wireless Service Message-ID: <1335742463.77152.YahooMailClassic@web161505.mail.bf1.yahoo.com> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:27:17 -0400 Bill Horne wrote: <<Consumers Union has a web page that offers advice on cutting red tape if there's a problem with a cellular carrier.>> Unfortunately using the regular channels to address problems often puts you up against a wall and won't get you much of anything. You really need to find the contacts other than [through] normal channels to get anything to budge for the wireless carriers, or at least that's been my experience. When I've had problems with T-Mobile I don't call their regular customer care number 1-800-WEST-WYR (1-800-937-8997) I call the corporate headquarters in Bellevue, Washington (800 318-9270 or 425 378-4000.) Every time when normal customer care says that they can't do something that needs to be done and I contact corporate I get resolution to my concern or problem. Verizon has a corporate number, as does Sprint. Sometimes contacting "corporate" is what's needed to resolve issues that normal channels just cannot fix.
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