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The Telecom Digest for May 30, 2015
|I have nothing against a community that is made up of people who are Polish, or who are Czechoslovakians, or who are French Canadians or who are blacks trying to maintain the ethnic purity of their neighborhoods. This is a natural inclination. ... Government should not break up a neighborhood on a numerical basis. As soon as the Government does, the white folks flee.|
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|Date: 29 May 2015 22:20:23 -0000 From: "John Levine" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: feds indict six in "text msg scam" Message-ID: <email@example.com> > >http://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/six-defendants-charged-manhattan-federal-court-multimillion-dollar-text-messaging > > >- curiously (or not) nothing in the press release about the billing > practices of the cellular companies themselves or whether they > helped, or hindered... I believe that the regulation of premium SMS is up to the FCC, and is not at this point a criminal issue. Personally, I think you'd have to be criminally stupid to design a system that included the equivalent of collect 900 number calls, but what do I know? R's, John|
|Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 19:11:49 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: The Secondary Meaning of Incontinent Message-ID: <email@example.com> FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the Wall Street Journal and the Secondary Meaning of Incontinent Today the Wall Street Journal reached a new nadir of snark and journalist irresponsibility. In one op ed, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. misrepresented the nature of FCC broadband oversight as "monopoly regulation," and implied that Chairman Wheeler is a liar and Obama pawn. See http://www.wsj.com/articles/washington-makes-a-broadband-hash-1432682871 . Rest at: http://telefrieden.blogspot.com/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 19:14:57 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Verizon FiOS reps know what TV channels you watch Message-ID: <email@example.com> "Rep Guidance" software helps Verizon convince you not to cancel. by Jon Brodkin If you call Verizon FiOS and try to cancel or downgrade your TV package, you might find that the FiOS rep knows almost as much about your TV viewing habits as you do. Verizon's Rep Guidance software tells Verizon representatives what channels you watch to help them make a more effective sales pitch. The system, which also shows them how much Internet data you use and which pieces of TV equipment you use most, was detailed by a Verizon executive in a public presentation hosted by Data Driven NYC. A Quartz reporter wrote about the presentation yesterday. Rest at: http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/05/verizon-fios-reps-know-what-tv-channels-you-watch/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
|Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 19:21:04 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Nonprofit that helps homeless vets questions $5k Verizon bill Message-ID: <email@example.com> By Shannon Behnken LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) - Clark's House, a Lakeland nonprofit that helps homeless veterans somehow racked up a $5,000 bill for usage on one internet hot spot. And the nonprofit insists it didn't use the hotspot - ever. "I really just thought that it was an error," said Cynthania Clark, Clark's House executive director. She insists the hotspot stays locked in her cabinet drawer. http://wishtv.com/2015/05/29/nonprofit-that-helps-homeless-vets-questions-5k-verizon-bill/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)|
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