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The Telecom Digest for Dec 11, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 226 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots (Barry Margolin)
Uber's Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny (Monty Solomon)

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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:42:07 -0500 From: Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots Message-ID: <barmar-93C387.11420710122014@88-209-239-213.giganet.hu> In article <daf2fe0b-958d-4443-a066-c2347f29c218@googlegroups.com>, Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> wrote: > By Daniel Frankel, FierceCable, December 9, 2014 > > Two Northern California residents have launched a class action suit in a San > Francisco federal court against Comcast, claiming the cable company's shared > Wi-Fi routers use too much electrical power, violate their privacy and slow > their network. Since you can easily opt out, do they really have a case? Does it have to be opt-in? Is it a case of improper disclosure? Of course, if they really want to save money, they should buy their own router and stop paying the extra monthly rental fees. They could also buy their own cable modem and save an additional fee. -- Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu Arlington, MA *** PLEASE post questions in newsgroups, not directly to me ***
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:56:58 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Uber's Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny Message-ID: <06792360-8521-4C75-AF54-47F64F2D2D53@roscom.com> Uber's Background Checks for Drivers Come Under Scrutiny In statehouses across the country, Uber has fought against legislation requiring background checks as strong as those demanded of traditional taxi [drivers]. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/technology/ubers-system-for-screening-drivers-comes-under-scrutiny.html

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