32 Years of the Digest ... founded August 21, 1981
The Telecom Digest for March 6, 2014
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Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:24:48 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Identity thieves using NY resident's info to order iphones from Verizon Message-ID: <email@example.com> Police hunting for thieves who steal uptown Verizon customers' identities then use them to order pricey iPhones Cops say at least 15 apartment residents ... have been victimized by the scam since November. by Simone Weichselbaum / New York Daily News Identity-thieving crooks are ordering piles of iPhones from Verizon, using the Social Security numbers of unsuspecting Washington Heights and Inwood residents -- and baffled neighborhood cops don't even know how to begin dialing back the crime spree. ... "They are able to circumvent Verizon's identification procedures," Inspector Barry Buzzetti, the commanding officer the 34th Precinct, warned residents at a recent meeting. "There is a substantial rise in identity-theft cases." Rest at: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/scammers-steal-customer-identities-order-pricey-phones-article-1.1709763 -or- http://goo.gl/61pgMa -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Sometimes I feel as cold as steel and broken like I'm never going to heal - Lady Antebellum
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:16:41 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon in talks with content providers for online video service Message-ID: <email@example.com> From the will-they-never-learn department - Verizon in talks with content providers for online video service BY MARINA LOPES - (Reuters) - Verizon Communications is in talks with content providers to deliver web-based TV services to mobile platforms, chief executive Lowell McAdam, said at an investor conference on Tuesday. A day earlier, Dish Network Corp and Walt Disney Co announced a landmark deal that will allow the No. 2 satellite TV provider to deliver Disney-owned network content online, outside of a traditional TV subscription. Rest at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/04/us-usa-onlinetv-idUSBREA2325820140304 -or- http://goo.gl/vFtd70 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead And the white knight is talking backwards And the red queen's off with her head Remember what the door mouse said - Jefferson Airplane
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:09:29 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon touts nationwide wireless test to claim it's still no. 1 Message-ID: <email@example.com> Verizon Wireless is using results from a RootMetrics test to claim it's the fastest and most reliable wireless carrier in the US. by Marguerite Reardon Verizon Wireless is trying to quell its competitors' claims that they offer better performing wireless networks than it does with results of a new study published by RootMetrics. On Wednesday, "Big Red" highlighted findings from a recent RootMetrics nationwide wireless test, which shows that Verizon dominated in five out of six categories that were tested by the wireless analytics company during the last half of 2013. (Quotes added - mod) Rest at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57619944-94/verizon-touts-nationwide-wireless-test-to-claim-its-still-no-1/ -or- http://goo.gl/YHIaua -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) Colored cottons hang in the air Charming cobras in the square Striped djbellabas we can wear at home Well let me hear ya now - Crosby, Stills, & Nash
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 16:30:58 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon updates transparency report with FISA order data Message-ID: <email@example.com> by Michael Mimoso Verizon updated its transparency report yesterday, breaking down National Security Letter and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) orders for the first and second halves of 2013. The telecommunications giant released its first transparency report in late January, responding to pressure from privacy advocates to publish law enforcement and government requests for data in the wake of the Snowden leaks. AT&T has also published its first transparency report, though both AT&T and Verizon lag behind Internet companies such as Google, Facebook and Twitter that have been sharing data for more than a year. Rest at: http://threatpost.com/verizon-updates-transparency-report-with-fisa-order-data/104598 -or- http://goo.gl/srDvWI -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly) I'm gonna throw my date book over the fence And buy me one for five or ten cents I'll keep it till it's covered with age Cause I'm writin' your name down on every page - Hank Williams
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