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The Telecom Digest for September 30, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 203 : "text" Format
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LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked (Monty Solomon)
iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7 (Monty Solomon)
N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens (Monty Solomon)
Dunkin' salutes National Coffee Day with free Joe for folks who down-load the Dunkin' app to their smartphones (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:27:54 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked Message-ID: <p06240811ce6e13622ae1@[]> LAUSD halts home use of iPads for students after devices hacked By Howard Blume September 25, 2013 Following news that students at a Los Angeles high school had hacked district-issued iPads and were using them for personal use, district officials have halted home use of the Apple tablets until further notice. It took exactly one week for nearly 300 students at Theodore Roosevelt High School to hack through security so they could surf the Web on their new school-issued iPads, raising new concerns about a plan to distribute the devices to all students in the district. ... http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-lausd-ipad-hack-20130925,0,6974454.story
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:24:35 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7 Message-ID: <p0624080fce6e12ac001c@[]> iPhone and iPad users report severe motion sickness while using iOS 7 By Jacob Kastrenakes September 25, 2013 The Verge Apple's new design style in iOS 7 has had plenty of detractors, but some may have genuine cause for complaint: the zooming and parallax animations across the new operating system have been giving some users bad cases of motion sickness. "The zoom animations ... are literally making me nauseous and giving me a headache," Apple forum user Ensorceled writes. "It's exactly how I used to get car sick if I tried to read in the car." Other forum users are reporting feelings of illness, eye pain, and dizziness as well. ... http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/25/4770818/ios-7-zooming-animations-causing-reports-of-severe-motion-sickness
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:30:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens Message-ID: <p06240800ce6e05cefc21@[]> N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS September 28, 2013 WASHINGTON - Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans' social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials. The spy agency began allowing the analysis of phone call and e-mail logs in November 2010 to examine Americans' networks of associations for foreign intelligence purposes after N.S.A. officials lifted restrictions on the practice, according to documents provided by Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor. The policy shift was intended to help the agency "discover and track" connections between intelligence targets overseas and people in the United States, according to an N.S.A. memorandum from January 2011. The agency was authorized to conduct "large-scale graph analysis on very large sets of communications metadata without having to check foreignness" of every e-mail address, phone number or other identifier, the document said. Because of concerns about infringing on the privacy of American citizens, the computer analysis of such data had previously been permitted only for foreigners. The agency can augment the communications data with material from public, commercial and other sources, including bank codes, insurance information, Facebook profiles, passenger manifests, voter registration rolls and GPS location information, as well as property records and unspecified tax data, according to the documents. They do not indicate any restrictions on the use of such "enrichment" data, and several former senior Obama administration officials said the agency drew on it for both Americans and foreigners. N.S.A. officials declined to say how many Americans have been caught up in the effort, including people involved in no wrongdoing. The documents do not describe what has resulted from the scrutiny, which links phone numbers and e-mails in a "contact chain" tied directly or indirectly to a person or organization overseas that is of foreign intelligence interest. The new disclosures add to the growing body of knowledge in recent months about the N.S.A.'s access to and use of private information concerning Americans, prompting lawmakers in Washington to call for reining in the agency and President Obama to order an examination of its surveillance policies. Almost everything about the agency's operations is hidden, and the decision to revise the limits concerning Americans was made in secret, without review by the nation's intelligence court or any public debate. As far back as 2006, a Justice Department memo warned of the potential for the "misuse" of such information without adequate safeguards. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 13:10:27 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Dunkin' salutes National Coffee Day with free Joe for folks who down-load the Dunkin' app to their smartphones Message-ID: <p0624080bce6e0ed419a3@[]> Dunkin' salutes National Coffee Day with free Joe for folks who down-load the Dunkin' app to their smartphones By Chris Reidy / Globe Staff / September 27, 2013 Sunday is National Coffee Day this year, and Dunkin' Donuts is not about to let such a red-letter day go by without a salute to caffeine. In this case, the Canton-based coffee-and-baked-goods chain plans to give away free small cups of hot or iced coffee to folks who have downloaded the Dunkin' app to their iPhones, iPod Touch devices, or smartphones that use Google's Android operating system. The offer is good only on Sept. 29 at participating stores. And the deal is: No app, no free Joe. ... http://www.boston.com/business/news/2013/09/27/dunkin-salutes-national-coffee-day-with-free-joe-for-folks-who-down-load-the-dunkin-app-their-smartphones/uaPrMsI3SWXbZrmy5NzuFL/story.html Dunkin' Donuts Celebrates National Coffee Day http://www.dunkindonuts.com/DDBlog/2013/09/dunkin_donuts_celeb0.html September 29: FREE Coffee Through Dunkin' Mobile App On September 29, we're treating our guests to a FREE small hot or iced Dunkin' Donuts coffee at participating DD restaurants throughout the United States. The offer is available and redeemable only on National Coffee Day through the "My Offers" tab of the Dunkin' Mobile App, which is available for both iPhone and Android mobile devices.
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