The Telecom Digest for May 25, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 141 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Encrypted Google web search
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
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 13:25:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jeff or Lisa <email@example.com>
Subject: White Pages fading out?
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:
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 22:58:22 -0400
From: Telecom digest moderator <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: What is Diaspora trying to accomplish?
Since the Diaspora project has been getting a lot of buzz lately, I
sent them the following email to ask for information:
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?
3. How will Diaspora be an improvement over the status quo?
Thanks for your time.
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