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The Telecom Digest for February 22, 2013
Volume 32 : Issue 47 : "text" Format
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Re: "Operation Shady Rat" identifies widespread cyber-spying (HAncock4)
FCC moves to free up nation's Wi-Fi networks (Thad Floryan)

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Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:39:44 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: "Operation Shady Rat" identifies widespread cyber-spying Message-ID: <91ba32b3-86b0-41d2-bbf1-490ac140b0d4@fv9g2000vbb.googlegroups.com> On Feb 20, 12:56 pm, Bill Horne <b...@horneQRM.net> wrote: > By Ellen Nakashima,August 02, 2011 > > A leading computer security firm has used logs produced by a single > server to trace the hacking of more than 70 corporations and > government organizations over many months, and experts familiar with > the analysis say the snooping probably originated in China. The NYT reported today that "few American corporations that have been hacked in recent years have publicly acknowledged it, but some are now stepping forward, reflecting new ways of judging such disclosures." http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/technology/hacking-victims-edge-into-light.html?hp
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 02:29:49 -0800 From: Thad Floryan <thad@thadlabs.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: FCC moves to free up nation's Wi-Fi networks Message-ID: <5125F71D.4070702@thadlabs.com> The following article: http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2013/02/20/fcc-moves-to-free-up-nations-wi-fi-networks/ is copy'n'pasted with several typos corrected below: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to relieve crowded Wi-Fi networks that people use in hotels, airports and other public places by increasing available bandwidth for unlicensed consumer devices. As any of us can attest, when a lot of people use a wireless network, speed goes down. As digital demand for bandwidth skyrockets with each new tablet, smartphone and PC, the body has taken closer looks at how to keep people communicating on the wires and, like adding more hoses to a firetruck, looked for ways to increase speeds. The commission proposed making a large chunk of high-frequency spectrum -- basically, air waves -- in the 5 GHz band, available for use by unlicensed devices, including gadgets like home routers. The FCC will now allow a public comment period, which can take a year sometimes, after which it will finalize the regulations. [Moderator snip] Citations and Links: High-frequency spectrum chunk: http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0220/FCC-13-21A1.pdf Gary Shapiro Consumer Electronics Association CEO statement: http://www.ce.org/News/News-Releases/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases/CEA-Commends-FCC-Action-to-Increase-Wi-Fi-Deployme.aspx New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/technology/fcc-moves-to-ease-wireless-congestion.html ***** Moderator's Note ***** 802.11A devices already use channels in the 5 GHz range. How is this different? Bill Horne Moderator
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