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The Telecom Digest for May 10, 2014
Volume 33 : Issue 79 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Off the Record in a Chat App? Don't Be Sure (Monty Solomon)
Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion (Monty Solomon)
Re: at&t-to-Frontier handover in CT (tlvp)
Rosenworcel: FCC Must Promote All Spectrum Bands for Unlicensed Uses (Neal McLain)
Need documentation for a IBM SOHO Assistant model 001 (Bob K)
Re: Need documentation for a IBM SOHO Assistant model 001 (Steven Fleckenstein)

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Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 00:13:20 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Off the Record in a Chat App? Don't Be Sure Message-ID: <p06240855cf9205fa394b@[]> Off the Record in a Chat App? Don't Be Sure By JENNA WORTHAM MAY 8, 2014 What happens on the Internet stays on the Internet. That truth was laid bare on Thursday, when Snapchat, the popular mobile messaging service, agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that messages sent through the company's app did not disappear as easily as promised. Snapchat has built its service on a pitch that has always seemed almost too good to be true: that people can send any photo or video to friends and have it vanish without a trace. That promise has appealed to millions of people, particularly younger Internet users seeking refuge from nosy parents, school administrators and potential employers. But the commission charged that there were several easy ways to save messages from the service, and in settling the accusations, the company agreed not to misrepresent the disappearing nature of its messages. The company's early popularity and hype led to a multibillion-dollar buyout offer last year from Facebook, which Snapchat's leaders spurned in the hope of something better. But the settlement announced on Thursday set a different tone, one that could extend to the many other start-ups that promise security, privacy and anonymity as an antidote to the public nature of Facebook and Twitter. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/09/technology/snapchat-reaches-settlement-with-federal-trade-commission.html
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 00:10:56 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion Message-ID: <p06240854cf92059f23f7@[]> Apple Said to Be in Talks to Buy Rising Music Brand for $3.2 Billion By BEN SISARIO, BRIAN X. CHEN and DAVID GELLES MAY 8, 2014 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/apple-said-to-be-in-talks-to-buy-beats-for-3-2-billion/
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 00:00:40 -0400 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: at&t-to-Frontier handover in CT Message-ID: <1q1y5zo6g5axf.jwolh2qa52qz.dlg@40tude.net> On Wed, 07 May 2014 17:14:25 -0700, Thad Floryan wrote: > Hilarious! I'm glad you found it so, Thad, but let me ask: will at&t's CT wireline customers find life under Frontier as hilarious as you found the story? :-) . And, on another note, many thanks for the pointer (another thread) to that FF "Google/Yandex search link fix" add-on. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
Date: Thu, 8 May 2014 20:52:08 -0700 (PDT) From: Neal McLain <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Rosenworcel: FCC Must Promote All Spectrum Bands for Unlicensed Uses Message-ID: <b376c91c-387a-458d-bd92-3c450613bffb@googlegroups.com> By Paul Barbagallo, Bloomberg BNA [from Telecommunications Law Resource Center(TM)], May 6, 2014. The Federal Communications Commission must continue to craft policies that promote all spectrum bands --- high, mid, and low --- for unlicensed uses, Democratic FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said. In remarks at an event sponsored by WifiForward, an industry group whose members include Google Inc. and Comcast Corp., Rosenworcel voiced strong support for what she described as an "unlicensed spectrum game plan"--new strategies that, in her view, "deserve attention up front, in policy prime time." "It should no longer be an afterthought in our spectrum policy," she said. Rosenworcel's latest remarks come less than two weeks before the FCC's May 15 meeting, where the agency will vote on rules that will govern the first-ever incentive auction of spectrum scheduled to take place in 2015. Continued: http://www.bna.com/rosenworcel-fcc-promote-n17179890257/ Neal McLain
Date: Thu, 08 May 2014 22:51:20 -0400 From: Bob K <SPAMpot@Rochester.RR.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Need documentation for a IBM SOHO Assistant model 001 Message-ID: <536C42A8.7090605@Rochester.RR.com> I have a pair of IBM SOHO Assistants -- this is the model 7852-001 -- apparently the very first of a series. These units also go by the part number 19H7964. They have a pair of telephone line inputs, a port for a fax machine, a telephone, and serial port for a PC. This particular model has 14.4 modem built in. The best I can remember, they could be used to forward an inbound call on one line on out to a different number on the 2nd line, could be used to divert fax machines to the fax output, had answering machine capabilities for both inbound lines, and a whole host of other cute tricks. I had lent both of these out back in the days when a 14.4 modem was real useful. That included some diskette with modem software, and, importantly, a nice user manual explaining how to teach these things to do all their tricks. When they came back, all I got was the unit itself. I have searched the web over the years, and haven't come up with any useful information. The closest I have been able to come up with is several places that may still have these on their used equipment list -- which might include software and documentation. IBM itself, for several years claimed the documentation was archived, and they would place it on line for me -- but that never happened. Now, (maybe a couple years back) they have been moved to the IBM extinct list. Trying to search the FCC ID database has been a failure. Does anyone out there happen to have any information on these? Almost anything would be welcome. ...Bob +--------------------------------------------------------------+ This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com
Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 14:47:02 -0400 From: Steven Fleckenstein <n2ubp@hotmail.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: Need documentation for a IBM SOHO Assistant model 001 Message-ID: <BLU436-SMTP202B5B912761D4BB06D591F4480@phx.gbl> Bob, Try searching for the following: Multi-Tech Modem II MT2834BA Might be the same thing. Contact me directly. I have a PDF users manual for this model. Steve 73 de N2UBP
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