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The Telecom Digest for March 29, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 48 : "text" Format
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Re: Police Keep Quiet About Cell-Tracking Technology (Pete Cresswell)
Re: Object of Interest: Aereo's Tiny Antennas (Neal McLain)

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Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:31:07 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Police Keep Quiet About Cell-Tracking Technology Message-ID: <0fd8j9dcqgj1v0lhfi6qjgnnpu89m4j62g@4ax.com> Per Monty Solomon: > A Stingray device tricks all cellphones in an area into > electronically identifying themselves and transmitting data to > police rather than the nearest phone company's tower. Because > documents about Stingrays are regularly censored, it's not > immediately clear what information the devices could capture, such > as the contents of phone conversations and text messages, what they > routinely do capture based on how they're configured or how often > they might be used. > > > http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/police-quiet-cell-tracking-technology-23016515 > Sounds like a potential fountain of entertainment if used in the D.C. area - especially close to congressional offices. -- Pete Cresswell
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:36:09 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Object of Interest: Aereo's Tiny Antennas Message-ID: <3636500b-d7a6-4e57-9948-ecabf72be933@googlegroups.com> On Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:54:34 PM UTC-5, Monty Solomon wrote: > A STARTUP, THE SUPREME COURT, AND THE FUTURE OF TV > Posted by Michael Phillips > The New Yorker > January 15, 2014 > > http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/aereo-supreme-court-future-of-television-internet.html > Which includes the statement: > Out of some ten thousand petitions that the Court receives each > year, it chooses seventy-five or so cases to review. Many of these > cases earn the Court's attention because of contradictory rulings > between lower courts. As Aereo's lawyers have emphasized, however, > the broadcast industry has pursued its claims against the company > in five cases and in three states, and every court that has reached > a decision so far has sided with Aereo... But as we now know, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled against Aereo in March: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.dcom.telecom/qnbcXszs-aU/U7UZUbwVk_EJ Which puts it in direct conflict with the Second Circuit: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.dcom.telecom/X5OYRURvoso/aBjvTq-Q4-YJ Neal McLain
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