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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 07 Aug 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 86 : "text" format

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Centurylink CEO promises to 'Do the right thing'Bill Horne
An alert airline passenger exposes a suspected child sex predatorMonty Solomon
This Apple leak is like nothing we've ever seen beforeMonty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20170806214945.GA30161@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 17:49:45 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Centurylink CEO promises to 'Do the right thing' CenturyLink CEO Pledges To 'Do The Right Thing' following lawsuits and fraud allegations CenturyLink's CEO Glen Post addressed the elephant in the room right away during the company's second quarter 2017 earnings call on Wednesday evening: pending litigation. Last month CenturyLink was accused of conducting unfair and fraudulent billing practices when a former employee filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after being fired. The following week, a class-action suit was filed against CenturyLink seeking damages as high as $12 billion for its consumer customers. http://www.crn.com/news/networking/300089911/centurylink-ceo-pledges-to-do-the-right-thing-following-lawsuits-and-fraud-accusations.htm -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <D0191B84-7343-4194-A0CF-A429543E7E48@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 5 Aug 2017 01:06:49 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: An alert airline passenger exposes a suspected child sex predator San Jose police arrested Michael Kellar, 56, after a flight from Seattle to San Jose July 31. A passenger noticed Keller swapping text messages about sexually molesting children and alerted the flight crew who contacted authorities on the ground. A preschool teacher buckled in for the two-hour flight from Seattle to San Jose noticed something on the cellphone screen of a fellow passenger that set off alarms. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/08/04/an-alert-airline-passenger-exposed-a-suspected-child-sex-predator-after-glancing-at-his-text-messages/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <F7E7C3B3-0388-4027-837A-03102502F69F@roscom.com> Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 18:18:08 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: This Apple leak is like nothing we've ever seen before This Apple leak is like nothing we've ever seen before The company known around the world for secrecy is having a bad week, and, unfortunately for the Apple-can-do-no-wrong crowd, it has no one to blame but itself. That's because the largest leak to come out the Cupertino-based tech giant in some time was not the result of self-proclaimed supply chain insiders taking on Reddit, but rather a good old-fashioned employee screw up. We speak, of course, of the pre-release HomePod firmware uploaded to a public server last week. According to The Guardian, this was only supposed to be disseminated internally, but, ya know, oops. http://mashable.com/2017/08/04/apple-iphone8-leak-homepod-firmware-oops/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 07 Aug 2017

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