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The Telecom Digest for Dec 16, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 228 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Re: Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots (Clarence Dold)
Phone Scam Nets Almost $2,000 from BU Student (Monty Solomon)

Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.  - James Garfield

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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2014 03:33:57 +0000 (UTC) From: dold@remove-this.90.usenet.us.com (Clarence Dold) To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Comcast sued for turning residential routers into hotspots Message-ID: <m6o975$pqi$5@blue-new.rahul.net> Barry Margolin <barmar@alum.mit.edu> wrote: > 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? It is turned on by default, but you can opt out. It uses a separate cable channel, bandwidth that you wouldn't have available to you anyway. I can't imagine it uses more power, or not an amount that could be measured in a typical home, at least. It is a different IP address, so the FBI shouldn't come knocking on your door because a driveway surfer is downloading porn. -- Clarence A Dold - Santa Rosa, CA, USA GPS: 38.47,-122.65
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:31:04 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Phone Scam Nets Almost $2,000 from BU Student Message-ID: <83C5849E-E6EE-4E8A-8554-26727CED1F21@roscom.com> Phone Scam Nets Almost $2,000 from BU Student BUPD warns against giving money card numbers to any callers http://www.bu.edu/today/2014/phone-scam-nets-almost-2000-from-bu-student/

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