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The Telecom Digest for May 25, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 141 : "text" Format

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  Encrypted Google web search                                             (Monty Solomon)
  White Pages fading out?                                                  (Jeff or Lisa)
  What is Diaspora trying to accomplish?                       (Telecom digest moderator)

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Date: Sat, 22 May 2010 09:22:43 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Encrypted Google web search Message-ID: <p0624082ac81d8a9b3a58@[]> Search more securely with encrypted Google web search 5/21/2010 12:30:00 PM As people spend more time on the Internet, they want greater control over who has access to their online communications. Many Internet services use what are known as Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connections to encrypt information that travels between your computer and their service. Usually recognized by a web address starting with "https" or a browser lock icon, this technology is regularly used by online banking sites and e-commerce websites. Other sites may also implement SSL in a more limited fashion, for example, to help protect your passwords when you enter your login information. Years ago Google added SSL encryption to products ranging from Gmail to Google Docs and others, and we continue to enable encryption on more services. Like banking and e-commerce sites, Google's encryption extends beyond login passwords to the entire service. This session-wide encryption is a significant privacy advantage over systems that only encrypt login pages and credit card information. Early this year, we took an important step forward by making SSL the default setting for all Gmail users. And today we're gradually rolling out a new choice to search more securely at https://www.google.com. ... http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/search-more-securely-with-encrypted.html SSL Search http://www.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=173733&hl=en
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 13:25:19 -0700 (PDT) From: Jeff or Lisa <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: White Pages fading out? Message-ID: <abde6b99-bec2-4fbe-a321-253d1dc0c95a@40g2000vbr.googlegroups.com> Phila newsradio 1060 reported that Verizon is seeking to end full distribution of the White Pages. Yellow Pages, which consists of paid advertising, will continue. for full article please see: http://www.kyw1060.com/Largely-Unused-White-Pages-May-Fade-to-Black/7178415 --Jeff.
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 22:58:22 -0400 From: Telecom digest moderator <redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: What is Diaspora trying to accomplish? Message-ID: <20100525025822.GA16262@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Since the Diaspora project has been getting a lot of buzz lately, I sent them the following email to ask for information: Sirs, Pleas help me to explain your project to my readers by answering these questions. TIA. 1. What does Diaspora do? 2. How is it different than - A. Facebook and/or UTube? B. Usenet? C. W.A.S.T.E.? 3. How will Diaspora be an improvement over the status quo? Thanks for your time. Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator The Telecom Digest -- Bill Horne Moderator
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