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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 17 Jun 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 139 : "text" format

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Re: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You Pete Cresswell
Re: Verizon Wireless: service is restored after massive outage across OklahomaHAncock4
England's iconic red telephone booths get a second life HAncock4
Prison guards won't stop cellphone smuggling ... so it's jammer time!danny burstein
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <52j7idpoulq74340vijphg8l5c7gq23tam@4ax.com> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:25:45 -0400 From: Pete Cresswell <PeteCress@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You Per Monty Solomon: > >https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/09/nyregion/newark-surveillance-cameras-police.html "...she was likely to find Mr. Demarzino. He had change in his hand, and she jokingly told him the image was sharp enough for her to count out three quarters." That is pretty impressive resolution..... I'd like to know the make and model of that camera. -- Pete Cresswell ------------------------------ Message-ID: <5c3e604d-8e35-49d8-8fc8-10802bbcd2c2@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 13:17:44 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Verizon Wireless: service is restored after massive outage across Oklahoma On Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12:44:15 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > by Dan Snyder & Caroline Vandergriff > > OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) - Verizon Wireless says service is restored after > a massive outage left thousands of customers across Oklahoma without > coverage Wednesday. > > "Verizon Wireless experienced an interruption in service for customers > in Oklahoma today," said Jeannine Brew, a spokeswoman for the > company. "It was caused by the rare occurrence of two separate fiber > cuts on different lines, impacting the redundancy built into our > network. Engineers were able to resolve the issue and service was > restored by 2 PM CT." Nothing new. Back in 1988, for example, AT&T suffered a cable break from improper digging, as described in Network World. https://books.google.com/books?id=ShMEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA44&dq=computerworld%20nov%2028%201988&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false Back in 1947 the Bell System raced to replace a burned out exchange, as described in LIFE: https://books.google.com/books?id=ck0EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=life%20jan%2021%201947&pg=PA24#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <15b32127-afb7-4e77-97b3-d9b9e4f894e2@googlegroups.com> Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 11:51:38 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: England's iconic red telephone booths get a second life CBS News reported that England's iconic red telephone booths are making a comeback. Outdoor payphones have fallen out of use with the rise of cellphones but people are finding imaginative new ways to make use of the relics that have been part of the British landscape for about 80 years. for illustrated article please see: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/england-iconic-red-phone-booths-get-a-second-life/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <Pine.NEB.4.64.1806151825440.18531@panix5.panix.com> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 18:26:07 -0400 From: danny burstein <dannyb@panix.com> Subject: Prison guards won't stop cellphone smuggling ... so it's jammer time! [NJ news] Can you hear me now? Maybe not, as officials look to jam smuggled cell phones in prison Earlier this year, federal authorities recounted how a Dominican drug trafficker was able to use a contraband mobile phone smuggled into a New Jersey prison to execute a vicious revenge plot against an ex-girlfriend. Omar Adonis Guzman-Martinez, a Dominican national, was listening on the phone as a hired gunman shot the his girlfriend's new boyfriend in the back of the head, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But the U.S. Justice Department on Friday said a test of so-called "micro-jamming technology" conducted at the Federal Correctional Institution at Cumberland, Md., may soon make such secreted prison cell phones all but useless. Data from the test, conducted in January by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, showed that the micro-jammer's signal disrupted commercial wireless signals inside a prison cell. That meant that if any cellphones were operating inside the test area, they would have been rendered inoperable. Yet further away, at between 20 to 100 feet outside the prison cell, the micro-jammer signals did not affect commercial wireless signals. Officials added that cellphones were fully operable when standing even a few feet from the cell's window. ===== rest: http://www.nj.com/crime/index.ssf/2018/06/can_you_hear_me_now_maybe_not.html Dannyb would ask the obvious question as to just how cell phones get through prison walls... _____________________________________________________ Knowledge may be power, but communications is the key dannyb@panix.com [to foil spammers, my address has been double rot-13 encoded] ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 17 Jun 2018

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