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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 16 Aug 2017
Volume 36 : Issue 89 : "text" format

Table of contents
Holzer & Holzer Files Class Action Suit Against CenturyLink, Inc.Bill Horne
Freedom from cable isn't freeMonty Solomon
CenturyLink to Resell King & Union's Security PlatformBill Horne
Re: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley HAncock4
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20170816043917.GA21448@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:39:17 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Holzer & Holzer Files Class Action Suit Against CenturyLink, Inc. ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Holzer & Holzer, LLC announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of investors in CenturyLink, Inc. ("CenturyLink" or the "Company") who purchased CenturyLink shares between March 1, 2013 and June 19, 2017. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana and captioned Scott v. CenturyLink, Inc., et al., case number 17-cv-01033. The complaint alleges CenturyLink engaged in unlawful business practices that resulted in unauthorized charges to its clients. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that during the Class Period CenturyLink failed to disclose that CenturyLink's employees added services or lines to accounts without customer permission, resulting in millions of dollars in unauthorized charges to CenturyLink customers. The complaint alleges that, as a result, CenturyLink's revenues were unsustainable. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170815006044/en/Holzer-Holzer-Files-Class-Action-Suit-CenturyLink -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <F6E0C763-0733-40D4-A6AC-C69ABFC3C454@roscom.com> Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:46:45 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Freedom from cable isn't free Freedom from cable isn't free: Flood of streaming services will make cutting the cord more complicated. Disney's exit from Netflix to start its own video service is just the beginning. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/freedom-from-cable-isnt-free-flood-of-streaming-services-will-make-cutting-the-cord-more-complicated/2017/08/11/01f9ade0-7d1f-11e7-a669-b400c5c7e1cc_story.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20170816043417.GA21392@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:34:17 -0400 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: CenturyLink to Resell King & Union's Security Platform CenturyLink signed a deal with security startup King & Union to become the first reseller for King & Union's security analysis collaboration platform. The Avalon platform allows users to collaborate on security threats and intelligence without sharing sensitive and classified information. This allows security teams to interact with members of their own organization, or with other commercial and government security analysts. https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/centurylink-resell-king-union-security-analysis-collaboration-platform/2017/08/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <835d2c21-2f45-47a7-98c6-fe98f785c74f@googlegroups.com> Date: Sat, 12 Aug 2017 12:31:29 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: The Alt-Right Finds a New Enemy in Silicon Valley On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:10:08 PM UTC-4, Monty Solomon wrote: > Tech platforms like Google, Airbnb and PayPal are battling with > far-right activists, who accuse them of censoring their ideas. > When James Damore, a Google engineer, was fired this week for writing > a 10-page manifesto spelling out his grievances with the company's > progressive values and positing that biological differences explained > the tech industry's gender gap, it might have seemed like the end of a > bizarre, short-lived morality tale. > But for the alt-right, the battle was just beginning. > https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/09/business/alt-right-silicon-valley-google-memo.html Around 1971, the Bell System began to eliminate male/female from job descriptions. Men were hired as telephone operators and women were hired as installers and linemen. A Bell ad from that time shows a young women as a lineman: https://books.google.com/books?id=U1UEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA11&dq=alana%20macfarlane&pg=PA11#v=onepage&q&f=false However, the family of the women wrote a blog. They said the woman in the ad had a rough time of it from the men and didn't stick around Bell very long. http://macfarlanealana.blogspot.com/ Back then, several boys from my high school were trained on the school switchboard, and sought afterschool jobs as a PBX operator. Companies refused to consider them. Likewise for boys who could type--no jobs. It took time for attitudes to change. In the 1970s, a great many people had very definite ideas on the role of men and women in society. Based on photographs from the employee newsletter, it appeared that Western Union was more progressive regarding men and women in jobs. The newsletter ran frequent photos of batteries of teletype operators and there were men and women. In the 1950s, some of the office managers were women. I also suspect W/U was more open than the Bell System in employing different ethnicities. I don't know the histories of either Bell nor Western Union regarding African Americans. W/U employed them as messengers in the 1950s. In the early 1960s, W/U's newsletter announced that the company was supporting Opportunities Industrial Centers, donating equipment and labor to urban training schools, and recruiting from urban minority areas. I don't know how far that went since by the 1970s W/U was losing business and contracting. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 16 Aug 2017

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