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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 11 Jan 2021
Volume 40 : Issue 11 : "text" format

table of contents
One Transaction Generates Data to Feed Multitudes
Digital Disinformation And Techno-Surveillance Capitalism
Nashville Bombing Left 12 Buildings Collapsed or 'Unsafe', Engineers Say
Analysis: TV providers should not escape scrutiny for distributing disinformation
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20210109212835.DFF50756@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 9 Jan 2021 21:28:35 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: One Transaction Generates Data to Feed Multitudes By Theodore F. Claypoole Last week I jumped from the starting point of the newest U.S. anti-trust action against Google into a discussion about the legal and economic status of data. I would like to carry the discussion of data further. To briefly recap: data is history (it describes someone at a given time or it describes something that happened at a given time); history is not subject to ownership by anyone; and while we have some laws restricting use or financial exploitation of information, generally anyone who can figure out how to use data legally will be allowed to use it productively. Data is considered to be a commodity by many, including the states AGs who just sued Google. Is this more like harnessing the wind, drilling for oil, issuing securities, or cultivating crops? We are still figuring out the appropriate analogies, and the correct analogy may depend on the type of data collected and how it is used. https://www.natlawreview.com/article/one-transaction-generates-data-to-feed-multitudes ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20210110195957.5115E732@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:59:57 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Digital Disinformation And Techno-Surveillance Capitalism - OpEd By Yanis Iqbal We live in an age where the ruling elites are rapidly expanding and bolstering their well-oiled, tightly interlocked system of discursive dominance. The transmission agents of capitalist disinformation are major news outlets and internet giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google. Whether it is Iran, China, Venezuela, DPRK, Russia, Syria or Bolivia, capitalism's brainwashing campaign never stops vilifying those countries that are perceived as threats to imperialism. Not only countries, but heretic individuals are also subject to the relentless propaganda of status quo forces in the form of boycotts, lawsuits or smear campaigns. The present-day situation calls for an analysis of the corporate-controlled informational system which helps preserve the world's wretched conditions. https://www.eurasiareview.com/10012021-digital-disinformation-and-techno-surveillance-capitalism-oped/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** The question boils down to this: "Has the Government made deals which give it the capability to censor speech by allowing 'private' companies to accomplish what politicians cannot?" Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20210110193203.25F1B732@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2021 19:32:03 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Nashville Bombing Left 12 Buildings Collapsed or 'Unsafe', Engineers Say BY Khaleda Rahman Engineers have identified 12 buildings that have collapsed or are considered unsafe, including several that require demolition, in downtown Nashville after the Christmas Day bombing. Officials have identified Anthony Quinn Warner as the man responsible for the explosion that injured three people and damaged dozens of downtown buildings early on December 25. https://www.newsweek.com/nashville-bombing-buildings-collapsed-unsafe-engineers-1560278 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <a51cf8bd-70c2-68e9-e302-6a4ed56b09e4@att.net> Date: 9 Jan 2021 13:28:02 -0800 From: "John David Galt" <jdgalt@att.net> Subject: Analysis: TV providers should not escape scrutiny for distributing disinformation On 01/08/2021 09:56 AM, Moderator wrote: > Analysis by Oliver Darcy, CNN Business > > "Fox and Newsmax, both delivered to my home by your company, are > complicit," NJ state Assemblyman Paul Moriarty texted a Comcast > executive on Thursday. "What are you going to do???" > https://www.kitv.com/story/43143802/analysis-tv-providers-should-not-escape-scrutiny-for-distributing-disinformation > CNN? Pot. Kettle. Black. All the major news media abandoned real news around 2008 and have been doing nothing since then but gaslight the public with biased stories that call all normal Republicans racists or Nazis, while falsely calling real racists like the terrorist thugs of Antifa and BLM "anti-fascist" and "peaceful protesters" even as we see them burning and looting on the screen! And of course they say nothing when crooked police departments in places like Portland let the terrorists do whatever they want while arresting their victims if the victims try to defend themselves. Here's ABC just yesterday calling for the genocide of Trump supporters. https://gellerreport.com/2021/01/abc-calls-for-genocide-trump-supporters.html/ If anyone deserves to be removed from the airwaves, it's they. And because they have betrayed the public's trust there is no longer any such thing as "mainstream media." Fortunately one doesn't need a license to have a web site, so we have BlazeTV, Newsmax, Geller Report and podcasts galore still bringing us real journalism. As for Fox, they held out longer than the Big Three but have now joined the fake news camp, and their ratings show it. That won't change. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Since I approved the original post - which is "telecom" material because of its relevance to Comcast - I'm obliged to consider replies. This reply is as far from the subject of "Telecom" as I'm willing to go. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 11 Jan 2021
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