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|Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence. - Let those materials be moulded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws: - Abraham Lincoln|
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|Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:36:11 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: FTC probe of Verizon holds valuable lessons in cyber security protocol Message-ID: <20141208033611.GA32327@telecom.csail.mit.edu> FTC probe of Verizon holds valuable lessons in cyber security protocol by Judy Greenwald Companies can glean valuable guidance from the Federal Trade Commission ending its investigation into the security of Verizon Communications Inc.'s routers should they face such a probe. Legal and insurance industry experts say it is critical for companies to maintain up-to-date cyber security standards as one way to avoid such regulatory scrutiny in the first place. http://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20141207/NEWS07/312079962?tags=%7C299%7C303 -or- http://goo.gl/dEyOPS -- Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:32:18 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Sprint attacks AT&T and Verizon Message-ID: <20141208033218.GA32203@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Sprint attackes AT&T and Verizon with its "cut your bill in half" promotion. by Jamal Carnette Is Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure becoming the next John Legere? For the uninitiated, Legere is the brash CEO of T-Mobile US who's inspired a cult following for his "Un-carrier" initiatives and consumer-friendly practices. And in the process, Legere has shaken establishment legacy carriers AT&T [and] Verizon, as well as the aforementioned Sprint. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/12/07/sprint-attacks-att-and-verizon-with-its-cut-your-b.aspx -or- http://goo.gl/pg0Imu -- Bill Horne Moderator|
|Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 15:13:50 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Some Drawbacks in Tapping the Phone to Deposit a Check Message-ID: <654392BC-E34A-41C1-9DEB-18CADEBB9464@roscom.com> As the service catches on, it becomes increasingly important for customers to compare the terms of mobile deposit services that different banks offer. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/your-money/some-drawbacks-in-tapping-the-phone-to-deposit-a-check.html -or- http://goo.gl/jlT2Nc ***** Moderator's Note ***** I have said before, and will now repeat: electronic banking is an overlay on the previous security model, which depended on face-to-face transactions to discourage theft and fraud. As bank owners try to eliminate every possible face-to-face transaction, they also eliminate the innate capacity of real people to spot trickery before it happens. The solution is both predictable and puerile: the bankers demand that their customers accept all the risk of the new "convenience". Bill Horne Moderator Copyright (C) 2014 E.W. Horne. All Rights Reserved.|
|Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 22:43:18 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Time is on AT&T's side in wait for Mexican mogul Carlos Slim's assets Message-ID: <email@example.com> AT&T Inc. has made two acquisitions this year in its expansion into Mexico - neither with billionaire Carlos Slim, who dominates the country's communications industry. Instead, Dallas-based AT&T has committed more than $50 billion to buying Mexican wireless carrier Grupo Iusacell SA and DirecTV, which has a stake in satellite-TV service Sky Mexico. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20141207-time-is-on-atts-side-in-wait-for-mexican-mogul-carlos-slims-assets.ece -or- http://goo.gl/xKtmwB -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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