32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for February 17, 2014
====== 32 years of TELECOM Digest -- Founded August 21, 1981 ======
Telecom and VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Digest for the
Internet. All contents here are copyrighted by Bill Horne and
the individual writers/correspondents. Articles may be used in other
journals or newsgroups, provided the writer's name and the Digest are
included in the fair use quote. By using any name or email address
included herein for any reason other than responding to an article
herein, you agree to pay a hundred dollars to that person, or email address
Addresses herein are not to be added to any mailing list, nor to be sold or given away without the explicit written consent of the owner of that address. Chain letters, viruses, porn, spam, and miscellaneous junk are definitely unwelcome.
We must fight spam for the same reason we fight crime: not because we are naive enough to believe that we will ever stamp it out, but because we do not want the kind of world that results when no one stands against crime. - Geoffrey Welsh
See the bottom of this issue for subscription and archive details and the name of our lawyer, and other stuff of interest.
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 00:03:10 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Wikipedia vs. the Small Screen Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:07:00 -0500, Barry Margolin re-clarified the issue: > as people migrate to mobile > devices, are they going to keep providing content for Wikipedia? It's my fervent hope that, "as people migrate to mobile devices," the ones who put all the shoddy misinformation into wiki articles will be disinclined to continue contributing such tommy-rot, while those who have serious contributions to make will continue to do so, using more professional tools than popular mobile devices. Cheers, -- tlvp --- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP. ***** Moderator's Note ***** I think you're confusing the medium with the message. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 18:06:13 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Quotes from Bruce Schneier Message-ID: <email@example.com> Here are some quotes from Bruce "Secrets and Lies" Schneier, who is probably the best-known expert in security in the online world. I pass them along as food for thought: I transcribed his remarks from an online recording, so any mistakes are my fault. Bill (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) - - - - - - - - - - - Quotes from Bruce Schneier's talk about the NSA - "Our goal should be to leverage the economics, the physics, the math - make eavesdropping more expensive. We're never going to eliminate targeted selection. We don't know enough to make computers secure from a targeted attack - but we can build protocols that are secure against bulk collection. ... Usable security is hard - the lesson of twenty years of PGP "One Click Encryption" is that one click is too much, but we have counteracting lessons from something like OTR - a really easy to use, powerful chat encryption program. Or, full disk encryption - very easy to use, no latency, we don't even notice it. Right, so more endpoint security, more cloud encryption, especially on phones, better anonymity tools, better integrated anonymity tools, more open standards, more open source - this stuff is harder to subvert; not impossible, but harder. Target dispersal: I think we were way more secure when there were 100,000 ISPs than when there are 100, simply because there are more targets. ... We need the ability to test whether a program does what we think it does, and nothing else. ... There's a lot we can do technically, but largely I think this is a political problem, and it's a difficult political problem. We are now past the point where simple legal interventions can help. If you look at some of the things the President is proposing, they focus on particular collection programs; particular authorities. It's too late for that: the systems are way too robust, but we sort of know what the political solution kind of looks like: transparency, oversight, accountability. This is fundamentally how we secure ourselves when we have to give institutions power over us. The problem is that laws have lagged technology." Quoted from a talk about the NSA, given by Bruce Schneier at M.I.T. https://d1baxxa0joomi3.cloudfront.net/20010d06fe480b67ae457c7e947b2caf/basic.mp4 -- Bill Horne William Warren Consulting http://www.william-warren.com/ 339-364-8487
TELECOM Digest is an electronic journal devoted mostly to telecom- munications topics. It is circulated anywhere there is email, in addition to Usenet, where it appears as the moderated newsgroup 'comp.dcom.telecom'. TELECOM Digest is a not-for-profit, mostly non-commercial educational service offered to the Internet by Bill Horne. All the contents of the Digest are compilation-copyrighted. You may reprint articles in some other media on an occasional basis, but please attribute my work and that of the original author. The Telecom Digest is moderated by Bill Horne.
43 Deerfield Road
Sharon MA 02067-2301
bill at horne dot net
This Digest is the oldest continuing e-journal about telecomm- unications on the Internet, having been founded in August, 1981 and published continuously since then. Our archives are available for your review/research. We believe we are the oldest e-zine/mailing list on the internet in any category! URL information: http://telecom-digest.org Copyright (C) 2014 TELECOM Digest. All rights reserved. Our attorney is Bill Levant, of Blue Bell, PA.
Finally, the Digest is funded by gifts from generous readers such as yourself who provide funding in amounts deemed appropriate. Your help is important and appreciated. A suggested donation of fifty dollars per year per reader is considered appropriate. See our address above. Please make at least a single donation to cover the cost of processing your name to the mailing list. All opinions expressed herein are deemed to be those of the author. Any organizations listed are for identification purposes only and messages should not be considered any official expression by the organization.