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The Telecom Digest for Jun 19, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 113 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Let's Encrypt (Harold Hallikainen)
FCC Proposes $100M fine on AT&T (danny burstein)

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Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2015 05:57:34 -0700 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@hallikainen.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Let's Encrypt Message-ID: <df61d633098c537ea58afa497e07c5bd.squirrel@www.hallikainen.org> > Let's Encrypt is interesting because the whole thing is automated at > the server end once the required software is installed, which will be > no big deal. (It's like installing PHP or other plugins.) The level > of security isn't fabulous, but it's similar to what other CAs do now > and it means that all of those cheap pre-fab web sites running > Wordpress and the like can do https with one click by the server > operator. > > R's, > John I've been reading about Let's Encrypt for a while. I understand that a fair amount of their trust that you are who you say you are is by demonstrating you have control over your DNS records. I look forward to something like this. I've been using self-signed certificates for years to get encryption (like on the squirrelmail client I'm writing this on), but have to deal with the security warnings and explain to other people that it's ok. Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 23:52:00 -0400 From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: FCC Proposes $100M fine on AT&T Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.1506172347560.12464@panix5.panix.com> [FCC release] In this enforcement action, we address practices by AT&T that inhibited consumers' ability to make informed choices about mobile broadband data services. As part of the Commission's decade-long effort to promote and protect the Open Internet, in 2010 we adopted the Open Internet Transparency Rule, which mandates that broadband access providers disclose accurate information sufficient to enable consumers to make informed choices regarding their use of broadband Internet services and to ensure they are not misled or surprised by the quality or cost of the services they actually receive. Our action today will help ensure that consumers are accurately and adequately informed about their broadband service both when they buy it and while they use it. ... willfully and repeatedly violated the Commission's Open Internet Transparency Rule by: (1) using the misleading and inaccurate term "unlimited" to label a data plan that was in fact subject to prolonged speed reductions after a customer used a set amount of data; and (2) failing to disclose the express speed reductions that it applied to "unlimited" data plan customers once they hit a specified data threshold. ========= rest: https://www.fcc.gov/document/att-mobility-faces-100m-fine-misleading-consumers-0 _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded]

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