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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 25 Dec 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 192 : "text" format

Table of contents
Pixel Security: Better, Faster, StrongerMonty Solomon
What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion dealBill Horne
Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone PatentsMonty Solomon
Seasons GreetingsTelecom Digest Moderator
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <27448609-70EC-46EB-AA0C-CF968E379442@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:43:40 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Pixel Security: Better, Faster, Stronger Posted by Paul Crowley, Senior Software Engineer and Paul Lawrence, Senior Software Engineer [Cross-posted from the Android Developers Blog] Encryption protects your data if your phone falls into someone else's hands. The new Google Pixel and Pixel XL are encrypted by default to offer strong data protection, while maintaining a great user experience with high I/O performance and long battery life. In addition to encryption, the Pixel phones debuted running the Android Nougat release, which has even more security improvements. This blog post covers the encryption implementation on Google Pixel devices and how it improves the user experience, performance, and security of the device. https://security.googleblog.com/2016/11/pixel-security-better-faster-stronger.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20161225041912.GA2096@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 23:19:12 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion deal As rumors swirl about Verizon's plans for acquiring Yahoo, business analysts say the former search giant could see choppier waters ahead if Verizon backs out of the deal, as some observers have suggested it should do. Yahoo, the troubled Internet company that once dominated the online search market, last week disclosed a massive data breach that occurred in 2013 and affected up to a billion users. The admission came just weeks after another announcement that hackers had put half a million Yahoo accounts at risk sometime in 2014. Together, they rank as the two biggest known hackings in corporate history. http://triblive.com/business/headlines/11679504-74/yahoo-verizon-analysts -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <2DD05BAE-0743-4052-B2A1-87E90E0E47D1@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:57:16 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Apple and Nokia Battle Over Cellphone Patents By VINDU GOEL and MARK SCOTT SAN FRANCISCO - Apple's iPhone is a technological marvel. You can watch streaming video on it, download apps, take photos with its camera and give voice commands to Siri, its digital assistant. You can even make old-fashioned voice calls on it. Nokia, the Finnish company that was the world's largest cellphone maker until its business was decimated by Apple and makers of Android-based phones, claims none of those features would exist without its inventions, which were made over many years and after billions of dollars were invested in research. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/technology/apple-nokia-patent-smartphone.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20161225042338.GA2185@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Dec 2016 23:23:38 -0500 From: Telecom Digest Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove- this.telecom.csail.mit.edu> Subject: Seasons Greetings My best wishes to all the readers as we celebrate the Winter Solstice. I wish you and yours the best of the holidays, and a prosperous new year. Bill -- Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 25 Dec 2016

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