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The Telecom Digest for Jun 20, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 114 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95 (Neal McLain)
More on new FCC robocall rule (HAncock4)
Re: Let's Encrypt (John Levine)

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Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:43:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Comcast founder Ralph Roberts dead at 95 Message-ID: <fd73460e-6906-4efb-a3e6-bea956c63a38@googlegroups.com> By Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer, CED, 06/19/2015 NEW YORK (AP) -- Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95. Comcast said in a statement that Roberts died Thursday night in Philadelphia of natural causes. Roberts jumped into the fledgling cable TV industry in 1963 by spending $500,000 to buy American Cable Systems, a company in Tupelo, Miss. He then acquired other cable systems, changed the name of the company to Comcast and ran the company until he was in his 80s. http://www.cedmagazine.com/news/2015/06/comcast-founder-ralph-roberts-dead-at-95?et_cid=4633362&et_rid=652835436&location=top -or- http://tinyurl.com/oacuhkd Neal McLain
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 09:49:17 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: More on new FCC robocall rule Message-ID: <0d6bc30a-8fde-4456-86ac-c56218067b61@googlegroups.com> The consumer affairs columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer had a piece on the new FCC ruling which provided additional information and commentary. There is mention of Nomorobo technology. for full article please see: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/homepage/ 20150619_FCC_gives_consumers_a_victory_against_unwanted_calls.html
Date: 18 Jun 2015 16:37:47 -0000 From: "John Levine" To: telecomdigestmoderator@telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Let's Encrypt Message-ID: <20150618163747.79253.qmail@ary.lan> >I've been reading about Let's Encrypt for a while. I understand that a >fair amount of their trust that you are who you say you are is by >demonstrating you have control over your DNS records. I look forward >to something like this. I've been using self-signed certificates for >years to get encryption (like on the squirrelmail client I'm writing >this on), but have to deal with the security warnings and explain to >other people that it's ok. If you're willing to deal with the normal cert config hassle, Startssl at https://www.startssl.com/ issues certs for free, and their CA is in most current browsers so there's no warnings. They validate you by sending email to either a WHOIS contact, or a standard contact address such as webmaster@domain. Takes about 15 minutes. R's, John

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