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The Telecom Digest for Mar 15, 2015
Volume 34 : Issue 51 : "text" Format
Messages in this Issue:
Can't trace Blocked CID? (dold)
Data security glitch on Verizon Wireless exposes woman's personal data(Bill Horne)
CenturyLink may exclude service to minorities, critics say (Bill Horne)
Re: A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order(Greg Rundlett (freephile))

In a political sense, there is one problem that currently underlies all of the others. That problem is making Government sufficiently responsive to the people. If we don't make government responsive to the people, we don't make it believable. And we must make government believable if we are to have a functioning democracy.
Gerald R. Ford

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Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:43:57 +0000 (UTC) From: dold@98.usenet.us.com To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Can't trace Blocked CID? Message-ID: <me03ot$ev5$1@blue-new.rahul.net> Bomb threat at a high school "could not be traced by caller ID because it was a 'blocked' number." I know inbound "800" numbers get ANI even on "Blocked Caller ID" I could have sworn that there was a field called something like Responsible Billed Party that appeared in our DEX records. That contained the dialing number, and we turned it over to the police in the case of harassment of one of our employees, but the police said they couldn't use it without a search warrant. That was on a call forwarded to a voicemail, but I thought it was present on all of the calls. Maybe it was only on forwarded calls. <http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3658717-181/cardinal-newman-high-school-and?page=0> - - Clarence A Dold - Santa Rosa, CA, USA GPS: 38.47,-122.65 ***** Moderator's Note ***** SS7 packets always contain the calling party ID, but the DISPLAY of that number is blocked at the terminating office if the "do not display" bit is set. The person who received the call probably wasn't able to hit the code to report the calling number, since that capability is missing from most PBX extensions. However, the police can ask the LEC to search its billing records to find out which number the call was placed from - those are the "Local Usage Detail" records, which police refer to as "LUDs". Most LECs keep usage records of all calls, for use in trunk planning, growth forecasts, sales campaigns, etc. However, the originating switch might not be capable of doing that, or may not have been programmed to keep such records. Bill Horne Moderator
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:45:07 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Data security glitch on Verizon Wireless exposes woman's personal data Message-ID: <me1hg5$p60$1@dont-email.me> By Joe Douglass BETHANY, Ore. - Verizon Wireless announced upgraded privacy protections after KATU uncovered a glitch that exposed a woman's personal information. Tomi Barnes says her contacts and possibly other data wound up in the phone of a stranger. "I personally thought that I was actually safe going with Verizon because they're big on privacy," said Barnes, "but obviously not." http://www.katu.com/news/investigators/Data-security-glitch-on-Verizon-Wireless-exposes-womans-personal-data-296132891.html -or- http://goo.gl/Hzvo1i -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:41:55 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: CenturyLink may exclude service to minorities, critics say Message-ID: <me1ha5$od9$1@dont-email.me> By Harry Colbert Jr. Competition is good, right? Of course it is. Competition in business is so needed that there are rules in our nation that guarantee a competitive marketplace. So it may come as a shock that when CenturyLink announced it wants to compete against Comcast - Minneapolis' only cable provider since 1983 - the communications company was met with opposition. But those opposed to CenturyLink say they agree with competition in a free marketplace, what they don't agree with is CenturyLink being able to cherry pick where to compete - especially if CenturyLink chooses not to service areas of lower income that tend to be minority concentrated. http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2015/03/04/centurylink-may-exclude-service-minorities-critics-say -or- http://goo.gl/SL20jW -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my address to write to me directly)
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:50:54 -0400 From: "Greg Rundlett (freephile)" <greg@remove-this.freephile.com> To: telecomdigestsubmissions.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: A Concise and Preliminary Summary of the FCC's Published Open Internet Order Message-ID: <20150314225054.GA3064@telecom.csail.mit.edu> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 09:47:39AM -0400, Bill Horne wrote: > by Rob Frieden, Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and > Law, Penn State University > > Soon after learning that the FCC would release [its] Open Internet > Order, I started to read, skim and summarize. Nine or so hours later, > I have generated a summary that should correctly provide the main > points of this 400 page document. I didn't read his analysis too closely, but he seems to be coming down against the FCC and it seems the guy is biased: Quote from his Curriculum Vitae: "I am attempting to make sense of the Net Neutrality issue with an eye toward understanding what constitutes reasonable service differentiation and price discrimination by Internet Service Providers and what amounts to an unfair trade practice. I also examine the lawful scope of regulatory authority the FCC currently has and *strongly believe the Commission has no business* extending federal Internet policy to content, applications and software that ride 'over the top' of broadband networks." and "The blog will concentrate on important legal, regulatory, marketplace and cultural issues that warrant closer scrutiny particularly in light of the proliferation of 'research' that supports a particular stakeholder's viewpoint *without having disclosed direct or indirect financial sponsorship*." and "He also provides consultancy *services* in a variety of areas ..." ... but without any mention of his direct or indirect financial sponsorship. (emphasis mine) Greg Rundlett http://eQuality-Tech.com http://freephile.org

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