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The Telecom Digest for Oct 17, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 185 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Cyberattack at JPMorgan Chase Also Hit Website of Bank's Sponsored Race (Monty Solomon)
F.B.I. Director to Call 'Dark' Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving in a Policy Speech (Monty Solomon)
The August Smart Lock Shows Why You Should Stick With Dumb Keys (Monty Solomon)
A good call by the cable company (Neal McLain)
Upcoming Webinar: "Cable TV Must-Carry ... (Neal McLain)
It's really happening: HBO sets streaming plans for 2015 (Neal McLain)

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Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:05:29 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Cyberattack at JPMorgan Chase Also Hit Website of Bank's Sponsored Race Message-ID: <56379FFB-31DA-40D7-8602-90B272A50B17@roscom.com> Cyberattack at JPMorgan Chase Also Hit Website of Bank's Corporate Race Hackers may have infiltrated the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge as a test before the breach of the bank's internal systems that compromised the information of 76 million households. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/cyberattack-at-jpmorgan-chase-also-hit-website-of-banks-corporate-race/
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:09:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: F.B.I. Director to Call 'Dark' Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving in a Policy Speech Message-ID: <F37F49EC-01C8-4FDD-8558-83FA03A2BC88@roscom.com> F.B.I. Director to Call "Dark" Devices a Hindrance to Crime Solving in a Policy Speech The F.B.I. has long had concerns about devices "going dark" when their technology is so sophisticated that the authorities cannot get data from them. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/17/us/politics/fbi-director-in-policy-speech-calls-dark-devices-hindrance-to-crime-solving.html
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:16:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: The August Smart Lock Shows Why You Should Stick With Dumb Keys Message-ID: <3510262A-8D37-40BE-8CF7-007E607B84A6@roscom.com> The August Smart Lock Shows Why You Should Stick With Dumb Keys The August smart lock allows you to open your front door with a smartphone. Who needs that? http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/14/the-august-smartlock-shows-why-you-should-stick-with-dumb-keys/
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:42:28 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: A good call by the cable company Message-ID: <b3b31fd1-d552-46a5-ab4d-e728c5571a56@googlegroups.com> Doing the math on Suddenlink's decision to kick out Viacom: A good call by the cable company FierceCable, October 8, 2014. by Daniel Frankel According to the story circulating around the cable industry, top Viacom executives were shocked--shocked!--when they called their Suddenlink counterparts at the eleventh hour on Sept. 30 and told them they were finally ready to talk turkey about a new carriage deal. "They never saw it coming," said a pay-TV executive familiar with the failed negotiations between the St. Louis operator and the global media conglomerate. "Viacom thought it would unfold at the last minute like every other deal. But Suddenlink said, 'I don't think you understand. We gave away your real estate. There's no going back." With Viacom demanding what sources say was a 50 percent rate increase on perhaps the biggest bundle in pay-TV, the operator had moved on to Plan B. Suddenlink replaced Viacom's 24 networks with a mix of independent channels, such as Glenn Beck's extreme right-wing-focused The Blaze, as well [as] expansions of other conglomerate deals that brought in outlets like FXX and the Oprah Winfrey Network. http://www.fiercecable.com/story/doing-math-suddenlinks-decision-kick-out-viacom-good-call-cable-company/2014-10-08 -or- http://tinyurl.com/mleklxo Neal McLain 10-16-14-1340 EDT
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:12:57 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Upcoming Webinar: "Cable TV Must-Carry ... Message-ID: <5221156a-4ef5-4928-b523-31109828a130@googlegroups.com> Upcoming Webinar: "Cable TV Must-Carry & Retransmission Consent: Negotiating Agreements & Enforcing Rights" On October 23, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (ET), FHH cable gurus Dan Kirkpatrick and Paul Feldman will present a FREE webinar entitled "Cable TV Must-Carry & Retransmission Consent: Negotiating Agreements & Enforcing Rights". This will be a follow-up to their September webinar on the must-carry/retrans election process. It will address a long list of post-election issues that both TV folks and cable folks should be focused on. http://www.commlawblog.com/2014/10/articles/fhh/upcoming-webinar-cable-tv-mustcarry-retransmission-consent-negotiating-agreements-enforcing-rights/index.h tml -or- http://tinyurl.com/ohuosdz Neal McLain Already registered
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:23:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: It's really happening: HBO sets streaming plans for 2015 Message-ID: <6eff403f-f977-4cf3-8436-91d652f01e76@googlegroups.com> FierceCable, October 15, 2014. by Daniel Frankel Signaling a sea change in pay-TV distribution, a major programming supplier, HBO, has announced plans to break off from the cable bundle and distribute its shows to consumers in an la carte streaming product. "We will go beyond the wall and launch a stand-alone over-the-top service with the potential to produce hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue," HBO chief Richard Plepler told investors in his network's parent company, Time Warner Inc., in a Tuesday morning event. "The international revenue possibilities could be just as large if not larger [with OTT]. We have a huge opportunity in front of us. We will use all means at our disposal to go after it." The standalone HBO product is set to launch in 2015, the executive said. http://www.fiercecable.com/story/its-really-happening-hbo-sets-la-carte-streaming-plans-2015/2014-10-15 -or- http://tinyurl.com/o2t67tp Neal McLain 10-16-14-1320-EDT

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