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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 24 Oct 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 157 : "text" format

Table of contents
Verizon Building being converted to luxury apartmentsNeal McLain
As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal PotentialMonty Solomon
AT&T's Time Warner deal looks like bad news for VerizonBill Horne
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <12e6924cb2bc944648e7d86d5b05f733.squirrel@email.fatcow.com> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:42:38 -0500 From: "Neal McLain" <nmclain.remove-this@and-this-too.annsgarden.com> Subject: Verizon Building being converted to luxury apartments Inside the Art Deco skyscraper that once serviced 200,000 landlines in Manhattan - but that is now being turned into luxury apartments as the dying technology is stamped out By Jennifer Smith, Dailymail.com, 21 October 2016 | Updated 22 October 2016 The Verizon Building at 140 West Street was built as one of the first Art Deco sky scrapers in 1927. Its 32 floors contained an enormous network of copper wires which connected New York's phones Most were sold in 2014 to property developers to turn into luxury condominiums worth up to $100million. Some of the old fashioned copper wires remain in the building and were photographed recently. The Verizon Building in New York's Manhattan once serviced 200,000 landlines across the city. Built in the 1920s and with more than 1million square ft of space over 32 floors on 140 West Street, it was one of the telecommunications company's most bustling factories. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3861438/Inside-Art-Deco-skyscraper-serviced-200-000-landlines-Manhattan-turned-luxury-apartments-dying-technology-stamped-out.html -or- http://tinyurl.com/hvbcwpr Neal McLain ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0457A2F2-B2A3-475C-BB26-B28420922D92@roscom.com> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 19:15:22 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential The next generation of online attack tools used by criminals will add machine learning capabilities pioneered by A.I. researchers. Imagine receiving a phone call from your aging mother seeking your help because she has forgotten her banking password. Except it's not your mother. The voice on the other end of the phone call just sounds deceptively like her. It is actually a computer-synthesized voice, a tour-de-force of artificial intelligence technology that has been crafted to make it possible for someone to masquerade via the telephone. Such a situation is still science fiction - but just barely. It is also the future of crime. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/24/technology/artificial-intelligence-evolves-with-its-criminal-potential.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20161024020203.GA16881@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:02:03 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T's Time Warner deal looks like bad news for Verizon By Brian Fung AT&T's $85.4 billion megadeal to acquire Time Warner is an unprece- dented bid to diversify the telecom giant as network operators nation- wide scramble to marry their communications pipes with exclusive content. For many of these firms, it's no longer enough to be the conduit to TV shows, films and other creative media. A growing number of them want to be making money from the production and cross-promotion of content, too. Against this backdrop is Verizon, AT&T's biggest rival in the wireless industry, which has made its own moves toward gaining access to content. But some analysts say the outlook for Verizon is beginning to look gloomier as AT&T barreled to a deal with Time Warner on Saturday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/10/23/atts-time-warner-deal-looks-like-bad-news-for-verizon/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 24 Oct 2016

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