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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 09 Dec 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 281 : "text" format

Table of contents
Lawsuit alleges AT&T/DirecTV has not protected customer informationBill Horne
Young person's opinion of Centurylink internet serviceBill Horne
When Answering the Phone Exposes You to FraudMonty Solomon
EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customersMonty Solomon
The Telecom Digest may be on hiatus for a few days due to the stormBill Horne
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20181208234517.GA32437@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 18:45:17 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Lawsuit alleges AT&T/DirecTV has not protected customer information A lawsuit filed earlier this week against AT&T-owned DirecTV and internet provider CenturyLink alleges the companies have failed to adequately protect customer data and that it can be found through a simple internet search. https://www.scribd.com/document/374534228/CenturyLink-DirecTV-lawsuit -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20181208235337.GA32465@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 18:53:37 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Young person's opinion of Centurylink internet service OK, we were all young once, and I hope everyone will appreciate being reminded of what it was like to have lots of energy and fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D7yRHTD2Oie8 -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <D9621E3C-3B90-471F-8287-F3A35D1E6E34@roscom.com> Date: 8 Dec 2018 17:34:55 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: When Answering the Phone Exposes You to Fraud Regulators and companies are working vigorously to stop the spread of callers that try to get consumers - in particular, older people - to hand over money or private information. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/07/business/fraud-robocalls-spoofing.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <E4AFF649-294D-4F63-A1CD-8D000846966A@roscom.com> Date: 7 Dec 2018 21:14:08 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers EE and Virgin Media fined 13.3m for overcharging customers Almost 500,000 broadband and phone customers affected by excessive exit fees, says Ofcom https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/nov/16/ee-and-virgin-media-fined-for-overcharging-customers ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20181208235917.GA32494@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2018 18:59:17 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: The Telecom Digest may be on hiatus for a few days due to the storm My Internet service, which is supplied via a fiber line, may fail as a result of power outages or line failures during the snow storm which is just starting here in North Carolina. We have more than our share of trees and lots of tree-limbs fail due to snow and ice loads, so I might not be on the 'net for several days if we have an outage. There is, unfortunately, no way to avoid the problem, since the road to my home always ices up during or after a snow storm, and thus becomes impassible. I'll be stuck at home, and if my Internet connection fails, I'll be unable to move someplace else to access the net. Stay tuned. Bill -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 09 Dec 2018

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