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The Telecom Digest for Sep 29, 2014
|Messages in this Issue:|
|FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW'||(Monty Solomon)|
|Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A.||(Monty Solomon)|
|How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199)||(Monty Solomon)|
|Security Experts Expect 'Shellshock' Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant||(Monty Solomon)|
|Political garbage, was: Opponents of Internet Regulation Carry the Day||(danny burstein)|
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|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:36:27 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW' Message-ID: <email@example.com> FBI boss: Apple's iPhone, iPad encryption puts people 'ABOVE THE LAW' Presumably doors, locks and windows, too? By Iain Thomson, 25 Sep 2014 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/09/25/fbi_boss_slams_google_apple_for_encryption_that_puts_users_above_law/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:44:21 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A. Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signaling Post-Snowden Era, New iPhone Locks Out N.S.A. By DAVID E. SANGER and BRIAN X. CHEN SEPT. 26, 2014 WASHINGTON - Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation's law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities. The phone encrypts emails, photos and contacts based on a complex mathematical algorithm that uses a code created by, and unique to, the phone's user - and that Apple says it will not possess. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/technology/iphone-locks-out-the-nsa-signaling-a-post-snowden-era-.html|
|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:19:13 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199) Message-ID: <email@example.com> How much does an iPhone 6 really cost? (Hint: It's way more than $199) Summary: To paraphrase Mark Twain: There are lies, damned lies, and smartphone prices. Every review I've read of the new iPhone 6 this week says the price starts at $199. That's not true. The total prices that buyers pay for smartphones on two-year contracts from American carriers will shock you. By Ed Bott for The Ed Bott Report September 18, 2014 ... http://www.zdnet.com/how-much-does-an-iphone-6-really-cost-hint-its-way-more-than-199-7000033801/|
|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 02:31:44 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Security Experts Expect 'Shellshock' Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Security Experts Expect 'Shellshock' Software Bug in Bash to Be Significant By NICOLE PERLROTH SEPT. 25, 2014 Long before the commercial success of the Internet, Brian J. Fox invented one of its most widely used tools. In 1987, Mr. Fox, then a young programmer, wrote Bash, short for Bourne-Again Shell, a free piece of software that is now built into more than 70 percent of the machines that connect to the Internet. That includes servers, computers, routers, some mobile phones and even everyday items like refrigerators and cameras. On Thursday, security experts warned that Bash contained a particularly alarming software bug that could be used to take control of hundreds of millions of machines around the world, potentially including Macintosh computers and smartphones that use the Android operating system. The bug, named "Shellshock," drew comparisons to the Heartbleed bug that was discovered in a crucial piece of software last spring. But Shellshock could be a bigger threat. While Heartbleed could be used to do things like steal passwords from a server, Shellshock can be used to take over the entire machine. And Heartbleed went unnoticed for two years and affected an estimated 500,000 machines, but Shellshock was not discovered for 22 years. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/technology/security-experts-expect-shellshock-software-bug-to-be-significant.html|
|Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:18:50 +0000 (UTC) From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Political garbage, was: Opponents of Internet Regulation Carry the Day Message-ID: <email@example.com> [just some excerpts] In <firstname.lastname@example.org> Neal McLain <email@example.com> writes: >By Phil Kerpen, Townhall Daily, Sep 19, 2014 >The radical left, >This campaign by liberal special interests like MoveOn >The websites participated in a stunt called "Internet Slowdown Day." These >sites lied to visitors, claiming that without unprecedented new government >regulation, broadband providers would start slowing down and degrading >service. ===== The earlier poster simply relayed an article from the bought-and-paid-for Neanderthugs [tm] at Town Hall. I'd suggest we not support, encourage, or publicize folk who drool over their chins with every chance to demonstrate their mouth breathing biases and hatreds. (Oh, and to be clear, I'm referring to giving any promotion to garbage like the Town Hall article, and to similar ones by other Neanderthugs and, for that matter, similar neuron-challenged folk on all sides of the political spectra.) hmm, I kind of like that "Neanderthug" phrase... -- _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ***** Moderator's Note ***** Be careful what you ask for. Censorship may seem attractive when "they" are talking trash. It's not so funny when "they" think "you" are doing it. Bill Horne Moderator|
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