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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 146 : "text" format

Table of contents
Re: U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications IntegrationHAncock4
Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop Monty Solomon
Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse Monty Solomon
How to ID provider of toll-free number?Mike Spencer
Re: Supreme Court says government needed warrant to search cellphone tower recordsJohn Levine
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <e92b095c-3584-4de3-89b2-095e10f9cd97@googlegroups.com> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:52:27 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: U.S. Department of Defense Completes Verizon-Led Unified Communications Integration [resubmit] On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 9:39:50 PM UTC-4, Bill Horne wrote: > Agency upgrades its communications network with the latest IP-based > technology > > ASHBURN, Va., June 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Verizon Enterprise > Solutions today announced that the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) > has taken a significant step forward in its Everything Over IP > initiative by migrating one if its key agencies to a unified > communications (UC) platform. In doing so, the DoD replaced two legacy > systems with a single next generation solution. > > https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/us-department-of-defense-completes-verizonled-unified-communications-integration-20180620-00873 Historical notes: 1951: "Times of national emergency emphasize the value of a nation- wide telephone system big enough and good enough to meet the needs of its people, its armed forces, and its industries." "Whatever the job, the Nation can depend on the telephone and on telephone people to help get the job done." https://books.google.com/books?id=gVEEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA5&dq=the%20Nation%20can%20depend%20on%20the%20telephone&pg=PA5#v=onepage&q&f=false 1965: (Blast resistant cable) "This is a job that needed the Bell System's unified research, manufacturing, and operating capabilities. It is another implementation of basic Bell System policy: 'In communications, the defense of the nation comes first.'" https://books.google.com/books?id=190DAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA4&dq=unified%20bell%20system%20defense&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <5FDE6C33-C054-4E16-B7E4-6DD4DDBA0A31@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 09:02:11 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop With 15 series underway, the tech giant moves closer to its streaming future. On Monday, one of its scripted shows is scheduled to start filming. Apple's slate of original programming will now have something for the kids. In its first foray into children's programming, Apple announced on Wednesday that it has ordered two shows - one live-action, the other animated - from Sesame Workshop, the maker of "Sesame Street." In addition, Apple has put a Sesame Workshop series centered on puppets into development. The announcement brought the number of series publicly confirmed by Apple to 15. The company has said it will start streaming its offerings next year, when it will begin competing in earnest against Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/20/business/media/apple-streaming-children-sesame-workshop.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4B33CA93-F063-42C2-9631-B5E81C598E66@roscom.com> Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 00:04:22 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse Internet-connected home devices that are marketed as the newest conveniences are also being used to harass, monitor and control. By Nellie Bowles SAN FRANCISCO - The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy. One woman had turned on her air-conditioner, but said it then switched off without her touching it. Another said the code numbers of the digital lock at her front door changed every day and she could not figure out why. Still another told an abuse help line that she kept hearing the doorbell ring, but no one was there. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/technology/smart-home-devices-domestic-abuse.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <87woup6j4w.fsf@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> Date: 23 Jun 2018 22:57:51 -0300 From: Mike Spencer <mds@bogus.nodomain.nowhere> Subject: How to ID provider of toll-free number? Is there a way to identify the provider of a toll-free number? Not the business that *uses* the number for its customers' access but the company who manages the assignment and configuration of the number? My ISP in Canada, ca.inter.net (or Inter.Net Canada) provides dialup net access for Nova Scotia (area 902) subscribers via a toll-free number, 844-244-9946. This has been working as expected for several years. Recently it has begun to answer either with a BUSY signal or with a voice recording saying the call cannot be completed. (No SIT tones, though.) The recording is in English, then French, then a voice says "5 8 6 3" and the message repeats. The Ontario ISP has outsourced support to a compqany in Boston who in turn has outsourced it to the Philippines. As you may already have anticipated, the perfectly nice Philippinas who answer there want me to reboot my computer, reboot my modem and so on. To make it worse, the ISP's public web page lists a Manitoba toll number for Nova Scotia access. I need to identify the company who maintains & configures the toll-free number, contact them and get them to fix the problem. But I don't know how to do that. Any suggestions? - - Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada ***** Moderator's Note ***** Mike, you need to talk to an Assemblyman I know of: his name is (really, I couldn't make this stuff up, and I even have relatives in Canada) Bill Horne. https://nslegislature.ca/members/profiles/bill-horne /PLEASE/ tell him I sent you. ;-) Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20180622170022.C7029286CCEC@ary.qy> Date: 22 Jun 2018 13:00:21 -0400 From: John Levine <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Re: Supreme Court says government needed warrant to search cellphone tower records In article <9E7A9E3F-1376-43E9-86B9-A3F97CB3B9A3@roscom.com> you write: >[Site has paywall - Mod] SCOTUSblog has reliably good analysis of court decisions: http://www.scotusblog.com/2018/06/opinion-analysis-court-holds-that-police-will-generally-need-a-warrant-for-cellphone-location-information/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 25 Jun 2018

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