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The Telecom Digest for Nov 9, 2014
|I leave you gentleman now. You will now write it; you will interpret it; that's your right. But as I leave you I want you to know.... just think how much you're going to be missing. You don't have Nixon to kick around any more, because, gentlemen, this is my last press conference, and I hope that what I have said today will at least make television, radio, the press recognize that they have a right and a responsibility, if they're against a candidate give him the shaft, but also recognize if they give him the shaft, put one lonely reporter on the campaign who'll report what the candidate says now and then. Thank you, gentlemen, and good day. - Richard M. Nixon|
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|Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:06:29 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon could soon regret its Net neutrality lawsuit Message-ID: <email@example.com> When faced with possible 'hybrid' approach to Net neutrality, Verizon looks back with fondness on the rules its own lawsuit overturned Infoworld November 7 2014 by Caroline Craig It looks very much like Verizon blinked in the game of chicken over Net neutrality. Amid rumors that FCC head Tom Wheeler is leaning toward a "hybrid" approach to regulation, Verizon this week pled the case for the FCC sticking to Net neutrality rules based on Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act -- the same act Verizon sued the agency for using in 2011. In the lawsuit that overturned the FCC's 2010 Open Internet Order, Verizon argued that the agency didn't have authority under Section 706 to regulate for Net neutrality. While it may have seemed like a victory when a federal appeals court in January struck down the restrictions on discriminating against content over fixed broadband connections, that win could end up backfiring on the telecom industry. http://www.infoworld.com/article/2844288/net-neutrality/verizon-could-regret-its-net-neutrality-lawsuit.html -or- http://goo.gl/3FzDX2 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) And when you ran to me Your cheeks flushed with the night. We walked on frosted fields of juniper and lamplight, I held your hand. - Simon & Garfunkel|
|Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:58:41 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Words can barely describe how stupid Verizon thinks you are Message-ID: <email@example.com> We've often observed that Verizon, while offering terrific service and coverage overall, does things that make it seem like it thinks very little of its customers' intelligence. Ars Technica has noticed that Verizon is once again behaving in a way that makes it seem that the carrier thinks its own customers are just not all that bright. Ars finds that Verizon has started asking its customers to send it their own billing passwords over Twitter's direct messaging system, which blatantly contradicts the carrier's own advice to users that they never give out these passwords to anyone. This is particularly bad, writes Ars, because Verizon isn't actually explaining to customers that their billing password is different from the password that they use to log into their main accounts, which means that customers who decide to respond to Verizon's request could end up sending two different passwords over Twitter DM. http://bgr.com/2014/11/07/verizon-billing-password-twitter-dm/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I'd walk away like a movie star Who gets burned in a three way script. Enter number two: A movie queen to play the scene Of bringing all the good things out in me. - Gordon Lightfoot|
|Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:22:42 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Do Bison Need More Bandwidth? Yellowstone And CenturyLink Think So Message-ID: <email@example.com> Yellowstone National Park is located in the Northwest portion of the United States in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It was established as a national park in 1872 by the US Congress and President Ulysses Grant. The park is rich in wildlife, natural resources and beautiful wonders. Bison roam free here as do wolves, mountain lions, elk, moose, coyote, eagles and hundreds of other wonderful creatures. I've had the pleasure of visiting Yellowstone and taking in the immeasurable beauty that it offers. So why do Yellowstone officials in conjunction with CenturyLink want to increase bandwidth at the park? Are the Bison complaining they can't stream Netflix properly? http://techaeris.com/2014/11/03/bison-need-bandwidth-yellowstone-centurylink-think/ -or- http://goo.gl/Xnmgh9 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) When I was a child I had a fever My hands felt just like two balloons Now I've got that feeling once again I can't explain, you would not understand This is not how I am - Pink Floyd|
|Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:54:26 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon and AT&T Are the Only Wireless Carriers Using "Perma-Cookies" Message-ID: <email@example.com> It's called the "perma-cookie." As we told you last week, Verizon Wireless has embraced this privacy-busting digital marker, which could give marketers a way to track what you do online whether you want to be tracked or not. Basically, the U.S. wireless carrier is slipping the cookie onto the smartphones that tap the net via its celluar and data network, and most phones owners don't realize it. Privacy and networking experts really hate the thing - a little strings of data that get inserted into our unencrypted web traffic - because it undermines the way the internet is supposed to work and it wrest control of our online experience away from us. It's viewable by any website you visit, and it could be used by advertising networks to build elaborate profiles of everything we do online. http://www.wired.com/2014/11/permacookie-free/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I climbed across the mountain tops Swam all across the ocean blue I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules But baby I broke them all for you - Brandi Carlile|
|Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 19:12:32 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Why your Verizon Cellular bill isn't going down Message-ID: <email@example.com> Generally speaking, it's a good time to be a cell phone user in the U.S. Thanks in large part to T-Mobile's big Un-Carrier push, which kicked off in earnest in early 2013, the domestic cellular industry has gotten a lot more competitive recently as carriers wage a price war and continue to add value to existing plans. Not only are carriers and consumers quickly migrating away from the traditional subsidy model in favor of installment plans, service prices are also coming down in a big way. However, the largest carrier isn't caving in to competitive pressures as readily as its smaller rivals. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/11/08/heres-why-your-verizon-cell-phone-bill-isnt-going.aspx -or- http://goo.gl/Gjl4gq -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) She said, I'm home on shore leave, Though in truth we were at sea So I took her by the looking glass and forced her to agree Saying, you must be the mermaid who took neptune for a ride. But she smiled at me so sadly that my anger straightway died - Procol Harum|
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