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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 162 : "text" format

Table of contents
FCC Announces Second Wave of Rural Broadband FundsBill Horne
Vertical service codes for caller IDJohn Levine
I Needed to Save My Mother's Memories. I Hacked Her Phone. Monty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190610212934.GA865@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2019 21:29:34 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: FCC Announces Second Wave of Rural Broadband Funds Chairman points to some first-time broadband for tribal lands By John Eggerton The FCC Monday (June 10) announced the second wave of funding for rural broadband stemming from its CAF (Connect America Fund) II auction for Universal Service Fund broadband subsidies. That wave comprises $166.8 million for rural service to 60,850 homes in 22 states, which follows the $116.6 million in the first tranche for 37,148 homes in a dozen states, announced in May. https://www.multichannel.com/news/fcc-announces-second-wave-of-rural-broadband-funds -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190609193646.B63A020151FFB6@ary.qy> Date: 9 Jun 2019 15:36:46 -0400 From: "John Levine" <johnl@iecc.com> Subject: Vertical service codes for caller ID Vertical services codes are defined by NANPA to let customers (somewhat) control their phone service. They're mostly of the form *XX. Service code *67 blocks sending caller-id, and *82 unblocks if your cid is blocked by default. In the past, when I've used them, I dial *82, get a second dial tone, then call NXX-XXXX or 1-NXX-NXX-XXXX. I just switched from copper to fiber at my local phone company, and now it's *67NXX-XXXX or *67NXX-NXX-NXXX or *82NXX-XXXX or *82NXX-NXX-XXXX, no second dial tone, no 1- before 10D. I guess they use a timeout to tell 7D from 10D. This seems wrong, but I can't find a spec beyond what's on the NANPA web site. Is there a more complete spec anywhere? I am NOT, repeat NOT asking anyone how you personally think it should work, I'm asking if there's a written standard I can point to. TIA. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <74A32A4B-158E-45E7-87E4-F80A0B82C6C7@roscom.com> Date: 10 Jun 2019 10:36:24 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: I Needed to Save My Mother's Memories. I Hacked Her Phone. After she died, breaking into her phone was the only way to put together the pieces of her digital life. By Leslie Berlin Several days after my mother died in a car accident, my two sisters and I sat together in her apartment, stunned and overwhelmed. High on our horrible to-do list - along with retrieving her smashed vehicle from the tow lot, making burial plans and meeting with the rabbi - was this: getting into her cellphone. Everything we needed to get her affairs in order was on her phone. Her contacts would tell us who to reach out to about the memorial service. Her email would tell us whether she had made plans we needed to cancel. Her finance apps would tell us whether she had been paying bills electronically. And there would be personal information, too. Her texts to family and friends. Her notepad. Her photos. The e-book she had been reading on the flight home in the hours before the accident as she left the Tulsa International Airport. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/opinion/hacking-phone-privacy.html ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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