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The Telecom Digest for Apr 18, 2015
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|Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:21:57 -0700 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Jackpots for Local TV Stations in F.C.C. Auction of Airwaves Message-ID: <B8BFD0CD-ADE3-4E01-A48D-F8084A772321@roscom.com> The Federal Communications Commission is trying to persuade hundreds of TV stations to part with some of the most desirable airwaves, which would be acquired by mobile providers. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/technology/local-broadcasters-could-reap-billions-in-airwaves-auction.html|
|Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:51 -0400 From: Bob K <SPAMpot@Rochester.RR.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: FCC Looking Into Verizon "Supercookies" that track mobile users' behavior Message-ID: <55310ECB.2060007@Rochester.RR.com> On 4/14/2015 1:22 PM, tlvp wrote: > On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:28:41 -0400, Bob K wrote: > >> And, another question. As a PagePlus user, I'm in the dark as to what >> happens when I connect out, not using the cellular service, but rather >> thru a WiFi connection? > > Thanks, Bob, for asking that: it led me to Google the search-string > > : see my http headers > > and I found that > http://www.xhaus.com/headers > will display for you > precisely what your browser is including in its http headers. Lots of other > similar services and information crop up, as well. HTH. Cheers, -- tlvp > That was a very interesting site. Using it, I found my cell phone (using the Chrome browser) did not send the UIDH header in either going out via Wi-Fi nor the 4G service. Looking at the Verizon site, they do make the statement the header isn't sent when connecting via Wi-Fi. On the desktop, the Firefox, Chrome, and Explorer browsers were including the Dnt (Do not Track) header, but not with the Tor browser. The Dnt wasn't shown for the cell phone, either. Apparently the UIDH header is used so I can see advertisements I would be interested in. Actually, I'm not interested in seeing any of them -- all they do is use up my data plan and maybe slow everything down. Bob K +--------------------------------------------------------------+|
|Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:18:22 -0700 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Report Questions Whether Health Apps Benefit Healthy People Message-ID: <22BD5C55-46DD-44E1-94F4-94BCC8D77307@roscom.com> Health apps could turn healthy people into self-monitoring neurotics, according to a new article in a leading medical journal. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/report-questions-whether-health-apps-benefit-healthy-people/|
|Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:42:55 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: IDF Invests in New Cellular Technology to Protect Israelis from Missiles Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> BY ISRAEL HAYOM The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has decided to invest some 100 million shekels ($25.4 million) in developing a cellular phone-based alert system for Israeli civilians that will help guide Israeli citizens to safe areas during a missile attack. The system will be developed for use by the Home Front Command and is expected to improve the army's ability to direct the public in times of emergency and wartime. The goal of the new system, which has already entered the developmental stage, is to allow the Home Front Command to alert people in a specific area under attack, so as not to "paralyze" an entire city or population unnecessarily. http://jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10667:idf-invests-in-new-cellular-technology-to-protect-israelis-from-missiles&catid=99:defense&Itemid=282 -or- http://goo.gl/bXkkd5 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:26:34 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: email@example.com. Subject: Los Angeles Streetlights to Be Controlled via Cellular Network Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> By Jeff Goldman The City of Los Angeles, California recently announced a plan to monitor and control all of its streetlights via a cellular network, allowing city workers to control the lights remotely from a Web browser, CNNMoney reports. The system will identify each streetlight's location via GPS, and will allow workers to turn lights on or off and to dim them or brighten them as needed. http://www.esecurityplanet.com/mobile-security/los-angeles-streetlights-to-be-controlled-via-cellular-network.html -or- http://goo.gl/lcaCjl -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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