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The Telecom Digest for July 31, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 206 : "text" Format

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Re: Black Hat news: Android app sends data to China(Thad Floryan)
Re: The Web Means the End of Forgetting(Monty Solomon)
Re: Do rate centers cross state lines?(Carl Navarro)
Re: Do rate centers cross state lines?(Lisa or Jeff)

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Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:00:50 -0700 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Black Hat news: Android app sends data to China Message-ID: <4C520822.40004@thadlabs.com> On 7/29/2010 11:03 AM, Thad Floryan wrote: > " A questionable Android mobile wallpaper app that collects your > " personal data and sends it to a mysterious site in China, has > " been downloaded millions of times, according to data unearthed > " by mobile security firm Lookout. > " > " That means that apps that seem good but are really stealing > " your personal information are a big risk at a time when mobile > " apps are exploding on smartphones, said John Hering, chief > " executive, and Kevin MaHaffey, chief technology officer at > " Lookout, in their talk at the Black Hat security conference > " in Las Vegas today. > > { article continues at following URL } > > <http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07/28/android-wallpaper-app-that-steals-y our-data-was-downloaded-by-millions/> > > Other references cited: > > http://www.blackhat.com/ > > http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07/27/your-mobile-app-is-spying-on-you/ > > http://www.mylookout.com/ > > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > Has this been confirmed, or is it just a report? > > Bill Horne > Moderator I'm not sure exactly what you're asking. The site they cited, imnet.us, is definitely in China, not the USA, per a whois. The two authors had a scheduled presentation July 28 at BlackHat in Las Vegas NV from 1645 to 1800 per: http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-us-10/bh-us-10-schedule.html and http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-us-10/bh-us-10-briefings.html#Mahaffey The authors' bios are here: http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-us-10/bh-us-10-speaker_bios.html#Mahaffey and http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-us-10/bh-us-10-speaker_bios.html#Hering and more info about the authors' AppGenome project is here: <http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view& newsId=20100727006612&newsLang=en> with the summary: " [...] " The App Genome Project has already scanned nearly 300,000 " applications, and fully mapped nearly 100,000. Early findings " show differences in the sensitive data that is typically " accessed by Android and iPhone applications and a proliferation " of third party code in applications across both platforms. " " Results found that applications on Android are generally less " likely than applications on iPhone to be capable of accessing " a personís contact list or retrieving their location, with " 29% of free applications on Android having the ability to " access a userís location, compared with 33% of free " applications on iPhone. Additionally, nearly twice as many " free applications have the capability to access peopleís " contact data on iPhone (14%) as compared to Android (8%). : [...] I don't know if BlackHat publishes or makes available additional material after the conference concludes today (July 29, 2010).
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 01:46:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: The Web Means the End of Forgetting Message-ID: <p062408e7c878157dc161@[]> Ask the Experts Paul Ohm, a law professor at the University of Colorado, and Michael Fertik, founder of ReputationDefender, answer reader questions about Internet privacy. http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/part-i-answers-to-questions-about-internet-privacy/ http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/part-ii-answers-to-questions-about-internet-privacy/
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 10:11:28 -0400 From: Carl Navarro <cnavarro@wcnet.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Do rate centers cross state lines? Message-ID: <kcl5561bhftonfp471gffv7s9s15rcolmo@4ax.com> On Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:09:16 -0500 (CDT), jsw <jsw@ivgate.omahug.org> wrote: >>Excluding portability, do wired (not wireless) unique NPA/NXX >>combinations cross state or county boundaries? > >In the Omaha area, the rate center spans two counties, Douglas >and Sarpy, and if you count one little burg on the very edge, >yes, part of Washington County as well.They are The little town I lived in (419-483) happens to be divided in half by a county line, and there are 2 other counties North and South, so the physical exchange straddles FOUR counties. http://www.puc.state.oh.us/pucogis/easmaps/BLLV.pdf Sensibly, we have an area code overlay (567) and it didn't destroy the 419 NW Ohio area code scheme. The odd exchange boundary I'm familiar with is 419-885 and 734-888. Sylvania OH and North Sylvania, MI. They are served by the same switch in Sylvania OH, so 419-888 is unavailable and 734-885 is unavailable in MI. For billing purposes, each has a different LATA, but the PUCO map shows the bump on the state line to cover the community. http://www.puc.state.oh.us/pucogis/easmaps/SYVN.pdf Carl
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2010 13:23:32 -0700 (PDT) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Do rate centers cross state lines? Message-ID: <801d06a6-0495-4f70-8bf8-718c390ac8a0@j8g2000yqd.googlegroups.com> On Jul 27, 11:16†pm, Steve Stone <n2...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Do rate centers cross state lines? > > Excluding portability, do wired (not wireless) unique NPA/NXX > combinations cross state or county boundaries? > > Why? > I'm working on a couple of databases used to send the right tech to the > right location based on > the callers NPA/NXX and zipcode, but if the NPA/NXX combo is used in > other zipcodes besides the one the tech services, As others answered, rate centers certainly cross county boundaries and are NOT correlated with municipalities, postal names, nor zip codes. As to assigning a worker based on a caller's NPA/NXX, keep in mind that callers for service work often are not calling from the location where service is desired. First, many people use their cellphone which may be assigned to a distant rate center. Secondly, many people call from their job location to request service work at their home.
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