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The Telecom Digest for Mon, 29 Jan 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 24 : "text" format

Table of contents
AT&T lands NSA contract worth billions to outsource ITBill Horne
The Follower FactoryMonty Solomon
Looking for AT&T CoinSoft SoftwareSigmaz
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <989d9f18-efbe-7c6a-e2f9-cc3e64cc1492@horne.net> Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2018 21:21:10 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: AT&T lands NSA contract worth billions to outsource IT The bid protest has ended and AT&T has officially been awarded an IT contract with the National Security Agency. This is the second of three contracts that the agency will be awarding as part of its classified Groundbreaker program. The tech giant won the contract back in Oct. 2017 but DXC Technology - <http://www.dxc.technology/> [which] was one of the bidders - protested it, halting progress. Last week, the Government Accountability Office denied the protest. https://www.fedscoop.com/att-lands-nsa-contract-worth-billions-outsource/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <9109F41F-2F10-4C8F-B8DE-62AFE4A6BC19@roscom.com> Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:28:50 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: The Follower Factory The Follower Factory Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media's black market. THe Real Jessica Rychly is a Minnesota teenager with a broad smile and wavy hair. She likes reading and the rapper Post Malone. When she goes on Facebook or Twitter, she sometimes muses about being bored or trades jokes with friends. Occasionally, like many teenagers, she posts a duck-face selfie. But on Twitter, there is a version of Jessica that none of her friends or family would recognize. While the two Jessicas share a name, photograph and whimsical bio - "I have issues" - the other Jessica promoted accounts hawking Canadian real estate investments, cryptocurrency and a radio station in Ghana. The fake Jessica followed or retweeted accounts using Arabic and Indonesian, languages the real Jessica does not speak. While she was a 17-year-old high school senior, her fake counterpart frequently promoted graphic pornography, retweeting accounts called Squirtamania and Porno Dan. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/27/technology/social-media-bots.html [Related story] New York Attorney General to Investigate Firm That Sells Fake Followers https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/27/technology/schneiderman-social-media-bots.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <s9tbC.373868$dh6.100569@fx42.am4> Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2018 23:38:00 GMT From: Sigmaz <865b5cd0025b5446449bdb269b2b3602_5874@example.com> Subject: Looking for AT&T CoinSoft Software > missmyrocky wrote: > > I know this is years past but I may be able to help you out..... > > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > This is a reply to a post by Karl Timmermann, dated 9/15/11. > > Bill Horne > Moderator > I'd be interested in any information you may have as well. Is there a link to a dropbox or download anywhere? I know someone that has the disk set but finding a 5.25" drive is another story entirely. Thanks! -- posted via http://forums.cabling-design.com/telecom/looking-for-at-t-coinsoft-software-telecom-86101-.htm using Cabling-Design's Web, RSS and Social Media Interface to comp.dcom.telecom and other telecom groups ***** Moderator's Note ***** OK, let's switch to "2600" mode and all chip in to defeat the monolith that controls all the coin phones. If you know what/where/how this is done, let us hear from you please. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Mon, 29 Jan 2018

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