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The Telecom Digest for July 10, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 151 : "text" Format
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Cellphone data mined to create personal profiles (Monty Solomon)
Big disconnect: Telcos to abandon copper phone lines (tlvp)

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Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:21:03 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Cellphone data mined to create personal profiles Message-ID: <p06240831ce006d018c15@[]> Cellphone data mined to create personal profiles Analyzing calls, text, and other cellphone data yields clues about a user's personality, behavior, and even health status By Hiawatha Bray | GLOBE STAFF JULY 08, 2013 As we live our lives, we leave behind a vapor trail of information: the places we go and how fast we get there, the people we talk to, the stores where we shop, taverns where we drink, churches where we pray. Powerful computers in our purses and pockets are now recording that data. The cellphone is not just a communication device; it is a diary. And with the data from millions of these diaries, businesses, government agencies, and scientists are learning how to forestall medical crises, identify emotional problems, prevent the spread of infections diseases, or simply sell more pizza. ... http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/07/07/your-cellphone-yourself/eSvTK1UCqNOE7D4qbAcWPL/story.html?s_campaign=8315
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:08:19 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Big disconnect: Telcos to abandon copper phone lines Message-ID: <1676jvmojyd3f.4g2zzl8hovzo.dlg@40tude.net> Mantoloking's outside copper loop plant seems unlikely to be restored after getting flooded out by Sandy: "MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) -- Robert Post misses his phone line. Post, 85, has a pacemaker that needs to be checked once a month by phone. But the copper wiring that once connected his home to the rest of the world is gone, and the phone company refuses to restore it. In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy pushed the sea over Post's neighborhood ..." http://news.yahoo.com/big-disconnect-telcos-abandon-copper-phone-lines-232329593.html -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
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