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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 06 Jan 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 2 : "text" format

Table of contents
Call centers put to a new use: crimeMonty Solomon
The Binge BreakerMonty Solomon
Popularity of post-Carterfone PBX equipment?HAncock4
Re: What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion dealHAncock4
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <41A1D07E-5FA0-44AF-B0A3-EB105546A401@roscom.com> Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2017 23:01:56 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Call centers put to a new use: crime India's Call-Center Talents Put to a Criminal Use: Swindling Americans The availability of computer-savvy, young, English-speaking job seekers and efficient technology have contributed to the growth in cyberfraud against Americans. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/03/world/asia/india-call-centers-fraud-americans.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <035AD0C4-DA61-46D8-8371-95F0736B627E@roscom.com> Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:21:27 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: The Binge Breaker The Binge Breaker Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He's determined to make it stop. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/11/the-binge-breaker/501122/ ***** Moderator's Note ***** My hero! I have found a messiah! Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <bff9f0f8-5763-404d-acd6-1965367cd148@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:29:59 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Popularity of post-Carterfone PBX equipment? The 1968 Carterfone decision allowed subscribers to use non-Bell equipment, including PBX systems. The Bell Labs history reports, "after the FCC Carterfone decision of 1968, a number of non-Bell interconnect companies were formed to market PBX systems and other terminal equipment directly to customers. This marketing effort made some inroads into Bell System sales by 1971." Would anyone know populararity of Carterfone-Decision PRE-Divestiture non-Bell PBX systems or other customer equipment? For instance, in 1970 ITT ran a full page ad in LIFE magazine for their EPABX (Electronic Private Automatic Branch Exchange), claiming it was the only solid state unit available. (I'm not sure if that's true, as Bell had its 800 series electronic PBX's.) https://books.google.com/books?id=lFUEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA24-IA2&dq=life%20epabx&pg=PA24-IA2#v=onepage&q=life%20epabx&f=false As an aside, Bell did allow for decades certain customer owned equipment to be connected to its network? This included PA systems, music players, and dictation machines. Pipelines, railroads, and the military could interconnect various customer-owned and maintained equipment. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <ded64bf0-ef7e-49e0-8591-84676625a7af@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 10:58:00 -0800 (PST) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: What could happen to Yahoo if Verizon backs away from its $4.8 billion deal On Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 11:20:07 PM UTC-5, Bill Horne wrote: > 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. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on 12/28/16 that the data breaches are unlikely to derail the deal: http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20161228_Yahoo_s_Data_Breaches_Seen_Unlikely_to_Derail_Verizon_Deal.html ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 06 Jan 2017

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