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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 03 Jan 2016
Volume 35 : Issue 2 : "text" format

Table of contents:

* 1 - Re: [telecom] Need help to remove a payphone - Julian Thomas <jt@jt-
* 2 - [telecom] Microsoft may have your encryption key - Monty Solomon
* 3 - [telecom] Man distracted by device dies in fall off cliff, witnesses =
  - Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
* 4 - [telecom] App Makers Reach Out to the Teenager on Mobile - Monty Solo=


Message-ID: <6305138C-9E00-4F76-84A2-5AFE0BD02DCF@jt-mj.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:31:16 -0500
From: Julian Thomas <jt@jt-mj.net>
Subject: Re: [telecom] Need help to remove a payphone

> On Dec 31, 2015, at 13:10, Anonymous User
<anonymous@telecom-digest.org.invalid> wrote:
> When I try to lift the phone out of the mounting slots, the metal
> plate around the phone keeps it from moving up far enough to clear the
> mounting slots. I don't want to take the whole thing apart if I don't
> have to, so I need a trick to get the phone out of the kiosk without
> taking it all apart.

Can you get to the back of the kiosk?

Bear in mind that easy removal [especially without special tools] was proba=
not considered an advantage when it was installed!



"They say that if you play a Microsoft CD backwards, it plays Satanic music.
That's nothing. If you play it forward it installs Windows!!!"

Message-ID: <AE3F83EF-63F3-4EC6-82EB-3FCDD659C1FF@roscom.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 21:31:55 -0500
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Subject: [telecom] Microsoft may have your encryption key


Microsoft may have your encryption key; here's how to take it back

It doesn't require you to buy a new copy of Windows.

by Peter Bright

As happens from time to time, somebody has spotted a feature in
Windows 10 that isn't actually new and has largely denounced it as a
great privacy violation.

The Intercept has written that if you have bought a Windows PC
recently then Microsoft probably has your encryption key. This is a
reference to Windows' device encryption feature. We wrote about this
feature when it was new, back when Microsoft introduced it in Windows
8.1 in 2013 (and before that, in Windows RT).


Message-ID: <D85B7BFC-87D3-47A3-80E0-3DC55F164185@roscom.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:31:18 -0500
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Subject: [telecom] Man distracted by device dies in fall off cliff, witness=

In San Diego, the man was said to be staring down at his device and
not looking where he was walking.

The man, identified by the county medical examiner and by family
members on Facebook as 33-year-old Joshua M. Burwell of Sheridan,
Indiana, died.

As NBC San Diego reports, witnesses suggest that he may have stopped
in a car to capture the sunset.


Message-ID: <560979F4-4106-4692-8ABB-CF0D42EC660C@roscom.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 17:09:08 -0500
From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com>
Subject: [telecom] App Makers Reach Out to the Teenager on Mobile

Over the past decade, advertisers have spent untold millions trying to
turn Talia Kocar and her peers in the millennial generation into loyal
customers. But on a recent afternoon in Santa Monica, Calif., in a
kind of consumer torch-passing, Ms. Kocar, 25, watched a focus group
of teenagers drink free Snapple and suck Doritos powder off their
thumbs while answering questions about their smartphones.

Ms. Kocar works on Wishbone, a social networking application full of
breezy polls about pop culture, prom dresses and other fixtures of
teenage life. Users - most of them girls - post side-by-side pictures
that compare rappers (Lil Wayne or Tyga?), celebrities (Kim Kardashian
or Beyonc=EF=BF=BD=EF=BF=BD?) and the like.




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