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The Telecom Digest for August 07, 2010
Volume 29 : Issue 213 : "text" Format

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7-10 was New Area Code(David Lesher)
What Do Online Advertisers Know About You?(Monty Solomon)
Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS(Monty Solomon)

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Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 19:28:25 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <wb8foz@panix.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: 7-10 was New Area Code Message-ID: <i3hnoo$rm$1@reader1.panix.com> >New area code coming soon to eastern Oklahoma Residents of Oklahoma's >918 telephone area code may begin using 10-digit dialing for local >calls as soon as Saturday, although they won't be required to do so >until March. BTW, Verizontal did something interesting on their 7-10 change here. They knew that a) There are limited intercept trunks in the switches b) EVERYONE would hit them in the first few days c) which would bring things to a halt... So they slowly diverted a small percentage of 7D calls to intercept on Day 1. Even if you were clueless and tried 7D again, that time it might work. Over time, more people hit an intercept but redialed 10D. They told others. They raised the % over weeks.... Eventually, everyone was using 10 and the incercept rate fell back to sane levels. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:26:51 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: What Do Online Advertisers Know About You? Message-ID: <p06240843c88220153c85@[]> The Wall Street Journal Asks: What Do Online Advertisers Know About You? News Roundup by Tim Jones August 4, 2010 In a groundbreaking new series titled "What They Know," the Wall Street Journal is taking a close look at the information that online advertisers collect about you as you browse the Web: "The tracking files represent the leading edge of a lightly regulated, emerging industry of data-gatherers who are in effect establishing a new business model for the Internet: one based on intensive surveillance of people to sell data about, and predictions of, their interests and activities, in real time." What the industry knows about you may surprise you. The articles examine the world of tracking cookies, and other less well-known tracking technologies like flash cookies and beacons. They found that "the nation's 50 top websites on average installed 64 pieces of tracking technology onto the computers of visitors, usually with no warning." Using information gathered this way, the advertising industry is able to accurately guess substantial information about you - often including your gender, age, income, marital status, credit-rating, and whether you have children or own a home. The findings are used not only to determine what advertisements you see, but sometimes to decide what kind of discounts or credit card offers you're allowed access to. ... https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2010/08/what-they-know What They Know http://online.wsj.com/wtk Online Behavioral Tracking http://www.eff.org/issues/online-behavioral-tracking
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 16:33:54 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS Message-ID: <p06240845c88221277cc0@[]> What They Know Stalkers Exploit Cellphone GPS By JUSTIN SCHECK August 3, 2010 Phone companies know where their customers' cellphones are, often within a radius of less than 100 feet. That tracking technology has rescued lost drivers, helped authorities find kidnap victims and let parents keep tabs on their kids. But the technology isn't always used the way the phone company intends. One morning last summer, Glenn Helwig threw his then-wife to the floor of their bedroom in Corpus Christi, Texas, she alleged in police reports. She packed her 1995 Hyundai and drove to a friend's home, she recalled recently. She didn't expect him to find her. The day after she arrived, she says, her husband "all of a sudden showed up." According to police reports, he barged in and knocked her to the floor, then took off with her car. The police say in a report that Mr. Helwig found his wife using a service offered by his cellular carrier, which enabled him to follow her movements through the global-positioning-system chip contained in her cellphone. ... http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467304575383522318244234.html
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