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The Telecom Digest for May 16, 2013
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Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 19:22:41 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Aereo gets set for Atlanta debut Message-ID: <email@example.com> CNET: Aereo gets set for Atlanta debut by Jonathan Skillings May 14, 2013 5:25 AM PDT Aereo is on a roll, with plans now to bring its streaming TV service to Atlanta. The Atlanta launch is scheduled for June 17, the company announced Tuesday. The capital of Georgia will be the third city to get the Aereo service, following New York and, from Wednesday of this week, Boston. The news of the launch comes a day after Aereo reset its pricing structure. Starting Wednesday, consumers can pay $8 per month to get a base membership plan to use Aereo's cloud-based antenna/DVR technology, receiving 20 hours of DVR storage in the bargain. For $12 a month, they can upgrade to 60 hours of DVR storage. Continued: http://tinyurl.com/btal2j3 And yeah, I know -- I should have put "stealing" in quote marks in my comment. Neal McLain a/k/a texascableguy
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 09:02:05 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Privacy Breach on Bloomberg's Data Terminals Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Privacy Breach on Bloomberg's Data Terminals By AMY CHOZICK and BEN PROTESS May 10, 2013 A shudder went through Wall Street on Friday after the revelation that Bloomberg News reporters had extracted subscribers' private information through the company's ubiquitous data terminals to break news. The company confirmed that reporters at Bloomberg News, the journalism arm of Bloomberg L.P., had for years used the company's terminals to monitor when subscribers had logged onto the service and to find out what types of functions, like the news wire, corporate bond trades or an equities index, they had looked at. Bloomberg terminals, which cost an average of more than $20,000 a year, are found in nearly every banking and trading company. Bloomberg said the functions that allowed journalists to monitor subscribers were a mistake and were promptly disabled after Goldman Sachs complained that a Bloomberg reporter had, while inquiring about a partner's employment status, pointed out that the partner had not logged onto his Bloomberg terminal lately. The incident led to broader concerns about the line at Bloomberg between its lucrative terminal business and the hypercompetitive newsroom, threatening to undermine the credibility of both. In a secretive world that thrives on opacity, traders and financial firms jealously guard every speck of information about their activity to avoid tipping their hand on their trades and investments. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/business/media/privacy-breach-on-bloombergs-data-terminals.html
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