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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 144 : "text" format

Table of contents
Telstra restructure axes 8,000 jobsMonty Solomon
Worse than "credit card services"jhhaynes
History 1971 Cincinnati Bell emergency response system HAncock4
Re: California Privacy Proposal Draws Tech Company Opposition HAncock4
Senate rejects Trump's plan to lift ZTE export banMonty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <715E2925-D69F-4D5C-832B-3F186842D7F0@roscom.com> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:25:01 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Telstra restructure axes 8,000 jobs The Telstra2022 three-year program will see 8,000 jobs cut from the telco. By Corinne Reichert Australia's largest telco has announced that it will be axing 8,000 jobs amid a restructure program labelled "Telstra2022", along with a reduction of "2-4 layers of management". Announced at Telstra's Strategy Day on Wednesday morning, Telstra will also create a new infrastructure business unit, called InfraCo, which it said would "drive performance and provide future optionality for a demerger or the entry of a strategic investor in a post-NBN rollout world". https://www.zdnet.com/article/telstra-restructure-axes-8000-jobs/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <29797ddd-34ea-4291-82ca-a47e0cdd4e91@googlegroups.com> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:49:50 -0700 (PDT) From: jhhaynes@earthlink.net Subject: Worse than "credit card services" [There] is this new one "Ann" who peddles health insurance. Calls me as much as 5 times a day, as much as twice in an hour. ***** Moderator's Note ***** I suggest you complain to whichever agency regulates health insurance in your state, and to the various consumer watchdogs as well. It would help to have recordings of the calls. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <8b1506f6-721e-4786-8046-615c9ae9eb5f@googlegroups.com> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:12:12 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History 1971 Cincinnati Bell emergency response system An ad in Cincinnati Magazine in 1971 describes the company's new CINCOM emergency reporting system. (two pages). https://books.google.com/books?id=G-sCAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA79&dq=bell%20telephone%20police&pg=PA78#v=onepage&q&f=false Also, a 1977 system using PDP computers for Chicago emergency response is described in CW: https://books.google.com/books?id=3AcUztjLOHcC&lpg=PA55&dq=bell%20telephone%20police&pg=PA55#v=onepage&q&f=false Back in 1955 Miami experimented with a mobile (bus) emergency system. https://books.google.com/books?id=wt0DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA144&dq=bell%20telephone%20police&pg=PA144#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <db04142f-00d8-4b6b-902b-04c3081ac399@googlegroups.com> Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:07:18 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: California Privacy Proposal Draws Tech Company Opposition On Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 12:54:16 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > By Daniel Golightly > > A new proposal called the California Consumer Privacy Act appears to > be spurring some pretty sizeable opposing contributions from some of > the United States' biggest technology companies, including Google, > Facebook, and Amazon. As many as half of the eighteen financial > contributions against the proposal in excess of $5,000 come from big > names in the tech industry. The proposed California legislation would > effectively require that companies that collect data disclose what > data they are collecting and how that data is being used. For example, > a company like Facebook would need to tell its users which types of > information they are collecting and that the information will be used > for targeted advertising. Beyond that, companies would also be > required to allow consumers to completely opt out of having their data > collected and sold. The initiative was first started back in 2014 by a > real estate developer Alastair Mactaggart and currently has 600,000 > unverified signatures which are being sorted through to verify whether > or not the required 366,000 valid signatures are included. > > Meanwhile, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Comcast, AT&T, and > Verizon have all donated in excess of $190,000 to campaigns against > the measure. In fact, with the exception of Microsoft and Amazon, > which donated $195,000 each, every other company has donated a full > $200,000. Smaller contributions were made by Cox Communications and > Uber at $50,000. The appearance of those companies on the list > shouldn't be all that surprising since each company listed draws a > reasonable portion of its income from advertising. In the case of > Google and Facebook, in particular, ads make up the overwhelming > majority of incoming assets. The companies' contributions are directed > toward a group known as the Committee to Protect California Jobs. The > committee has argued that the proposal is flawed, while individual > companies have taken it, in turn, to point out how the proposal might > harm business models or outright threaten businesses. > > https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/06/california-privacy-proposal-draws-tech-company-opposition.html Historical Note: Back in 1966, LIFE ran a detailed illustrated article on the electronic invasion of privacy. Even then, devices were very tiny. These included devices that could be embedded in a telephone that could receive and transmit conversations from a room. for article please see: https://books.google.com/books?id=LlYEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA38&dq=life%20electronic%20privacy&pg=PA38#v=onepage&q&f=false for detailed article please see: https://books.google.com/books?id=LlYEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&dq=life%20nationwide%20telephone%20defense&pg=PA38#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <2DC8B11C-B681-4C92-B636-070A8202B285@roscom.com> Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:31:07 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Senate rejects Trump's plan to lift ZTE export ban Trump is seeking to lift the export ban as a "personal favor" to China. By Timothy B. Lee The US Senate on Monday voted to block implementation of a settlement that would lift a sweeping ban on US technology being exported to ZTE. The export ban, which the Trump administration imposed on ZTE in April, amounts to a de facto death sentence for the Chinese company, which is heavily dependent on American-made chips and software. The Trump administration recently signed a deal that would lift the export ban in exchange for a $1 billion fine and the firing of all of ZTE's senior leadership. But a bipartisan group of senators believes the deal was too lenient. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/senate-rejects-trumps-plan-to-lift-zte-export-ban/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 22 Jun 2018

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