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The Telecom Digest for Jun 4, 2015
|Now, I don't have all the answers, but I do know the old ways don't work. Trickledown economics has sure failed. And big bureaucracies, both private and public, they've failed too. That's why we need a new approach to government, a government that offers more empowerment and less entitlement.|
|William Jefferson Clinton|
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|Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 00:13:02 -0400 From: danny burstein <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Florida High School teacher suspended for using cell jammer Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.email@example.com> [Tampa Bay news] Pasco teacher suspended for jamming cell phone signals at school Fivay High School science teacher Dean Liptak wanted his students to pay attention to his lessons, not focus on their cell phones. Persuasion seemed not to work. So Liptak brought a signal jammer to school, activating it in his classroom March 31 through April 2 ==== - he got a five day suspension. Nothing in the story about FCC or similar penalties. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-teacher-suspended-for-jamming-cell-phone-signals-at-school/2231956 or: http://goo.gl/sd3dkx _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key firstname.lastname@example.org [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]|
|Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2015 09:16:50 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: County sues telecom providers over unpaid 911 fees Message-ID: <email@example.com> The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Delaware County, Pennsylvania, has filed a lawsuit against 19 Pennsylvania telecommunication providers, alleging that the county has been shorted $41.4 million in 911 fees over the last six years. The county alleges that rather than charging a large company for each landline capable of making an outgoing call, telecom carriers charge only for one main line that serves a building. for full article please see http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150602_Delco_sues_telecom_providers_for_witholding_fees.html -or- http://goo.gl/dARhBm|
|Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 01:46:52 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: The Agency Message-ID: <3FD52BFD-A08F-47C0-9608-D606B92F7ECE@roscom.com> >From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid "trolls" has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet - and in real-life American communities. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html|
|Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 08:42:12 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: U.S. Surveillance in Place Since 9/11 Is Sharply Limited Message-ID: <B071CE06-CB1B-42ED-9773-250EE98A1258@roscom.com> A bill to allow the government to restart surveillance operations, but with new restrictions, passed over the opposition of the Senate majority leader, and was signed by President Obama. WASHINGTON - In a significant scaling back of national security policy formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Senate on Tuesday approved legislation curtailing the federal government's sweeping surveillance of American phone records, and President Obama signed the measure hours later. The passage of the bill - achieved over the fierce opposition of the Senate majority leader - will allow the government to restart surveillance operations, but with new restrictions. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/us/politics/senate-surveillance-bill-passes-hurdle-but-showdown-looms.html -or- http://goo.gl/v1zDYg|
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