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The Telecom Digest for January 16, 2014
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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:00:46 -0500 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: How to torment telemarketers (LA Times) Message-ID: <email@example.com> Per bernieS: >If even a small fraction of victims fought >back this way, "Rachel" would be out of business in a month. I would also opine that Rachel would be dead meat if the enforcement people moved her up in their priority list. Imagine somebody calling government agency phones and threatening high-ranking politicians..... How long would that last? I'd bet less than a week... maybe less than 24 hours if it were the right threat against the right person. Rachel can hide behind all the VOIP skips and offshore boiler rooms in the world - but sooner or later she must get down and dirty to accept money and I'd think credit card transactions can be traced with speed and certainty..... I think it's just a matter of man hours, determination, and creativity. OTOH, I'm guessing there's a whole lot worse things going on 24-7 than some bottom feeder interrupting my dinner. --- Pete Cresswell ***** Moderator's Note ***** The question isn't whether credit cards can be traced, but to whom that trail would lead. Nothing goes on this long, with so little attention from the government, unless those responsible are spreading some of the profits around Washington. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:00:00 -0800 From: John R Myers <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Rachel (pls excuse formatting) Message-ID: <20140115170000.GA13621@eleven.n6wuz.net> Subject: Re: How to torment telemarketers (LA Times) Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> wrote: > Per Telecom Digest Moderator: >> If even a small fraction of victims fought >> back this way, "Rachel" would be out of business in a month. > I would also opine that Rachel would be dead meat if the enforcement > people moved her up in their priority list. ... > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > ... Nothing goes on this long, with so little attention from the > government, unless those responsible are spreading some of the > profits around Washington. Profits may take the form of "other valuable considerations." You and I get calls from Rachel, international terrorists and child porno- graphers get calls from Rachel. Now We are all two hops away from the bad guys; all arguably fit subjects for surveillance.
Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2014 03:47:01 -0800 (PST) From: Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Update: Comment Deadlines Set in In-Flight Cell Phone Proceeding Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> By FHH Law, CommLawBlog, January 15, 2014 | Cell phones on airplanes? Everybody seems to have an opinion about | the FCC's proposal (about which we reported last month) - and it | seems to be the same opinion across the board. | | Now the Commission's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) has made | it into the Federal Register, so we all have a deadline for making | our feelings known to the Commission. To be sure, the fact that no | deadline has heretofore been established hasn't stopped folks from | expressing their views: within the first month following release of | the NPRM more than 400 comments had been filed. No, we didn't read | them all, but a spot check indicates that approximately all of them | oppose giving a governmental green light to cell phone use in the | air. | | On the other hand, none of the comments we saw takes on the main | issue the FCC has authority to decide: whether cell phones in the | air will cause interference to cell service on the ground. If the | answer is no, the FCC will have little choice but to drop its ban | and let the airlines decide what kind of cabin environment they | want in the air. Continued: http://www.commlawblog.com/2014/01/articles/deadlines/update-comment-deadlines-set-in-inflight-cell-phone-proceeding/ Neal McLain
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