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The Telecom Digest for Nov 14, 2014
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|Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:18:42 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Americans Say They Want Privacy, but Act as if They Don't Message-ID: <28DB2BDB-B606-4A63-B9C1-056859B1172D@roscom.com> Americans Say They Want Privacy, but Act as if They Don't http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/upshot/americans-say-they-want-privacy-but-act-as-if-they-dont.html People are doubtful about the safety of their personal information online or on cellphones. Yet it does not necessarily change their behavior, according to a new poll.|
|Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:15:37 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: How an iPhone Can Lead to Broken Bones for Young Children Message-ID: <305E74EA-8FDE-4D5A-812B-03961F216E13@roscom.com> How an iPhone Can Lead to Broken Bones for Young Children http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/12/upshot/how-an-iphone-can-lead-to-broken-bones-for-young-children.html A new paper argues that the wide adoption of smartphones, along with the distractions caused by them, has led to more playground injuries.|
|Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:15:41 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Developers sought for vacant Bell Telephone building Message-ID: <email@example.com> In Trenton, NJ, they're seeking developers to redo a vacant Bell Telephone building that once housed a switching office. A number of Verizon properties are now vacant, thanks to electronic switchgear and consolidation of operator, repair, and business office functions (though some properties remain in use to this day as central offices). An article, with photos, in the Trenton Times describes the effort: http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2014/11/trenton_loooks_for_a_second_chance_at_ redeveloping_former_bell_telephone_building_downtown.html In downtown Philadelphia, a former Bell central office at 1835 Arch Street has been converted to luxury apartments. It retains its Bell logos: http://goo.gl/maps/dJLtr|
|Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:21:21 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: For Guccifer, Hacking Was Easy. Prison Is Hard. Message-ID: <5ECC0660-3804-4453-807B-A311A10CCA1E@roscom.com> Marcel-Lehel Lazar, whose pseudonym celebrated "the style of Gucci and the light of Lucifer," rampaged through the email of rich Americans, showing the ease of going rogue online. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/11/world/europe/for-guccifer-hacking-was-easy-prison-is-hard-.html|
|Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:02:37 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: The Map Apps That Move You in the Right Direction Message-ID: <0767F8F8-651F-41AA-AAF0-56AC1C9BB6CB@roscom.com> The Map Apps That Move You in the Right Direction It's been a long time since most of us carried a stand-alone GPS device around with us. The smartphone gets us where we need to go, thanks to built-in mapping and navigation. Google has long dominated the smartphone map race. But Apple Maps, its primary competitor, at least in the United States, has made great strides in the last couple of years, recovering nicely from the disastrous introduction of Maps in 2012. Both now give accurate directions, for the most part, and keep adding features to beat the other. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/technology/personaltech/the-map-apps-that-move-you-in-the-right-direction.html|
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