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The Telecom Digest for September 3, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 210 : "text" Format
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Right tools can help protect your smartphone (Monty Solomon)
Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:32:21 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Right tools can help protect your smartphone Message-ID: <p06240822cc65e074f3ba@[]> Right tools can help protect your smartphone By Hiawatha Bray Globe Staff / August 29, 2012 My daughter Octavia has a nice, new smartphone, but not by choice. A thief recently snatched her old one. No harm done, except to the family budget and to Octavia's faith in humanity. There's a lot of vital information on our phones, but there are ways to protect that information in case it gets lost or stolen. Tools for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and phones running Google Inc.'s Android software can back up your stored data, encrypt it so nobody else can use it, track the location of a stolen phone, or just shut down a lost device so it's no longer usable. ... http://www.boston.com/business/technology/2012/08/29/simple-steps-secure-your-smartphone/FMsq0c8ps5ogTu8ZMDrc7I/story.html The three pillars of smartphone security http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2012/08/30/protecting_your_smartphone
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:35:29 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service Message-ID: <p0624084fcc67166e72a8@[]> Verizon to credit Merrimack Valley customers who lost service Aug 31, 2012 LAWRENCE, Mass. - Admitting there were some issues with customer service over the last four days, Verizon says it will credit 8,000 customers who lost phone, Internet and cable for the time they went without service because of Monday's fire under Lawrence's Central Bridge. Verizon officials said about 1,000 customers remained without service Thursday. Those affected are connected to Verizon through copper wires that melted under the intense heat of the fire. Verizon must get into each of those homes to get service restored. They said they are going door to door in areas of North Andover and South Lawrence, the area hardest hit by the outage. They also said the numbers of those affected could climb for two reasons: Some have yet to report their service disruption and the possibility of lines that still may fail because of unseen damage. ... http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/boston-north/Verizon-to-credit-Merrimack-Valley-customers-who-lost-service/-/11984708/16437676/-/i96rkrz/-/index.html
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