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The Telecom Digest for Nov 8, 2014
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|Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:34:40 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists' Use of Social Media Message-ID: <775FEC5A-51C7-4E6A-8BDA-C2B808AF2928@roscom.com> Top British Spy Warns of Terrorists' Use of Social Media Robert Hannigan, director of Britain's electronic eavesdropping agency, said young foreign jihadists who had grown up on the Internet had benefited from leaks by Edward J. Snowden. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/world/europe/GCHQ-director-tech-companies- =militants.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** Top security experts say those who grew up knowing how to read are a threat: The Communist Manifesto was written on paper. Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 01:01:01 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Malicious Software Campaign Targets Apple Users in China People in China using devices with Apple's mobile operating system could become infected with malicious software if they connected their device to Mac computers with a USB cord. It would not be easy for the average Mac user to be hit by this malware, but it points to new ways in which hackers are targeting Apple products. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/malicious-software-campaign-targets-apple-users-in-china/ -or- http://goo.gl/CJS3B3|
|Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:37:00 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Skipping the Front Desk, and Checking In With a Click Message-ID: <18D55B23-BC55-4813-AA7F-06F43DD7E8EC@roscom.com> Skipping the Front Desk, and Checking In With a Click People use smartphones today to do everything from pay for coffee to board a plane. Now, a growing number of hotels want guests to be able to unlock their guest rooms with their phones. "It's a simple proposition," said Mark R. Vondrasek, who leads digital initiatives for Starwood Hotels. "Why can't I use my phone as my room key?" In a bid to help harried travelers save time at check-in, a number of major brands are experimenting with letting guests use their phones to unlock their rooms. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/business/hotels-test-turning-guests-smartphonoes-into-room-keys-.html|
|Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2014 06:33:10 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: N.S.A. Director Makes Another Visit to Silicon Valley Message-ID: <3E1249BC-89D7-4AD3-92BB-AB6936C827E9@roscom.com> N.S.A. Director Makes Another Visit to Silicon Valley Relations between tech companies and the intelligence community has been strained recently, but Adm. Michael S. Rogers played down government concerns. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/03/n-s-a-director-makes-another-visit- =to-silicon-valley/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** This is one of those stories that doesn't seem to be related to telecom on first glance, but the NSA has been snooping on everything that's said or sent, so I'm putting it out there. Bill Horne Moderator|
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