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The Telecom Digest for Aug 15, 2015
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|Date: 14 Aug 2015 17:12:25 -0000 From: "John Levine" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: No more back-up DUN modem pools with DSL service? Message-ID: <email@example.com> >I'm flabbergasted most by item #3, no DUN back-up if DSL fails >somehow. Could that be an issue for my local PUC? or for the FCC? Probably not. I doubt that DSL is considered to be a safety critical service and these days few devices even have phone modems any more. R's, John|
|Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:26:33 +1000 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Still no Verizon FiOS for Boston Message-ID: <pan.2015.08.14.04.26.29.467798@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:15:03 -0400, Bill Horne wrote: > Verizon tests ultra-fast Internet in Framingham, still no FiOS for Boston > > It's a speed junkie's dream: a 10-gigabit-per-second Internet connection. > > With a firehose of data like that, you could stream content to a 4K > television. You could download 100 books in two seconds. If you're a > business, you could get an edge over the competition by moving data > faster. And some lucky duck in Framingham got to experience it. ......... Given that any download rate is limited by the slowest link in the overall connection chain, has anyone in the "Real World" actually achieved these speeds from remote servers that may not even be on links that fast as well as serving thousands of other users on the same link? I'd like to see what the experience of people who have these mega-fast links is otherwise these numbers really don't mean a lot. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.|
|Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:30:05 +1000 From: David Clayton <dc33box-usenet2@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice Message-ID: <pan.2015.08.14.04.30.01.819464@NOSPAM.yahoo.com.au> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:46:15 -0400, Monty Solomon wrote: > When Phone Encryption Blocks Justice > > In June, a father of six was shot dead on a Monday afternoon in Evanston, > Ill., a suburb 10 miles north of Chicago. The Evanston police believe that > the victim, Ray C. Owens, had also been robbed. There were no witnesses to > his killing, and no surveillance footage either. > > With a killer on the loose and few leads at their disposal, investigators > in Cook County, which includes Evanston, were encouraged when they found > two smartphones alongside the body of the deceased: an iPhone 6 running on > Apple's iOS 8 operating system, and a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge running on > Google's Android operating system. Both devices were passcode protected. > > An Illinois state judge issued a warrant ordering Apple and Google to > unlock the phones and share with authorities any data therein that could > potentially solve the murder. Apple and Google replied, in essence, that > they could not - because they did not know the user's passcode. "Potentially"?!? Do they expect that the killer took a "Selfie" with one of the phones? This seems like the proverbial "Clutching at straws" rather than any "Blocking" of justice and using that false premise to further erode privacy. -- Regards, David. David Clayton Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Knowledge is a measure of how many answers you have, intelligence is a measure of how many questions you have.|
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