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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 15 Apr 2022
Volume 41 : Issue 64 : "text" format

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You agreed to what? Tax sites want your data for more than filing
Are AT&T and DirecTV still fencing with the Department of Justice?
FCC April Open Meeting Agenda

Message-ID: <F13D3A7A-FCBD-4C82-97F7-8C0E451724DD@roscom.com> Date: 13 Apr 2022 09:07:16 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: You agreed to what? Tax sites want your data for more than filing Review | You agreed to what? Tax sites want your data for more than filing We investigate why Turbo Tax and H&R Block ask you to give up your return's basic federal privacy protections - and explain how to demand your data back https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/12/tax-prep-privacy/
Message-ID: <20220415111815.BE01180C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 11:18:15 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: Are AT&T and DirecTV still fencing with the Department of Justice? United States v. AT&T/TWX Reply Brief of Appellate United States of America October 11, 2018 The Department of Justice's Antitrust Division filed its reply brief today in United States v. AT&T Inc. et al., in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim issued the following statement: "AT&T's brief, which is little more than a revisionist 58-page summary of the district court's opinion, does not remedy the economic and logical errors in the decision. This isn't surprising." said Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division. "Ultimately, AT&T never resolves the district court's erroneous rejection of the economics of bargaining and the principle of corporate-wide profit maximization, which are the basis of our appeal." https://www.justice.gov/atr/press-statement/358198 ***** Moderator's Note ***** I don't know why this poped up in a searched limited to the past week, but it did. I don't know what changed in the past week, but something must have. Any lawyers who read this and know how to find the latest info are welcome to chime in. Bill Horne Moderator -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)
Message-ID: <20220414142112.125D3799@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 14:21:12 +0000 (UTC) From: Bill Horne <malQRMassimilation@gmail.com> Subject: FCC April Open Meeting Agenda March 30, 2022 By Jessica Rosenworcel | Chairwoman On the first day of March, I gave a speech at Mobile World Congress, where I announced my intentions to promote more efficient use of spectrum through an exploration of receiver performance and standards. As we turn the calendar to April, I'm working to get this review underway as soon as possible. When it comes to unleashing wireless innovation at the Commission, you could say that March came in like a lion and is going out like a lion. Here's what you can expect from this proceeding and the rest of the Commission's April agenda. We're taking an important step in innovative spectrum management. In the past, the FCC's discussions of spectrum efficiency have been a one-way effort, focusing almost exclusively on transmitters. I'm proposing that the Commission take a fresh look at how receiver improvements could provide greater opportunities for efficient use of spectrum. If approved, this inquiry would explore how to promote these improvements through incentives, guidelines, or regulatory requirements. It would also seek comment on legal authority and market-based mechanisms that could help create a more transparent and predictable radiofrequency environment for all spectrum users - new and old. I salute my colleague Commissioner Simington for his leadership on this issue and collaboration on this item. We're improving emergency alerts. When it comes to public safety, Wireless Emergency Alerts have been a game-changer, harnessing the power of mobile phones to help us receive targeted, real-time information about imminent threats. This April will mark 10 years since the first WEA was sent. To make sure this tool is even more effective in the future, the Commission will consider a proposal to require enhanced reporting on the reliability, speed, and accuracy of their WEA service, and seek comment on further improvements to WEA. We will consider two adjudicatory matters from our Media Bureau. We will also consider an item from our Enforcement Bureau. - Jessica https://www.fcc.gov/news-events/notes/2022/03/30/april-open-meeting-agenda -- (Please remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly)

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