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The Telecom Digest for Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 169 : "text" format

Table of contents
Update On FCC 5.9 GHz Band Rule-MakingBill Horne
U.S. Adds Chinese Giant Huawei And Non-U.S. Affiliates To Entity List; Grants Limited ReprieveBill Horne
Re: NPA 909 & overlay trends.Mark Kaminsky
Re: Saudi Arabia tracks runaway women by cellphone IMEI HAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190612231508.GA26442@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:15:08 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Update On FCC 5.9 GHz Band Rule-Making By Ari Fitzgerald On May 14, 2019, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to open a rule-making to take a "fresh look" at the 5850-5925 megahertz (MHz) (5.9 gigahertz (GHz)) spectrum band. Initial reports suggested that the FCC would take the issue up in June, but the 5.9 GHz rule-making was not included on the tentative agenda for the commission's June open meeting. Chairman Pai delayed the rule-making at the request of U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. The FCC has not provided a timeline for the rule-making, but we expect release of the rule-making sometime this summer. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=813676&email_access=onhttp://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=813676&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20190612231304.GA26420@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:13:04 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: U.S. Adds Chinese Giant Huawei And Non-U.S. Affiliates To Entity List; Grants Limited Reprieve By Casey E. Holder, Barbara D. Linney, Lana Muranovic and Kerry T. Scarlott On May 15, President Trump issued Executive Order 13873, declaring a national emergency under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) with respect to foreign threats against U.S. information and communication technology and services. The Order directed various U.S. governmental agencies to publish regulations implementing the Order within 150 days. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=813092&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <eac5c366-e8ee-b622-a3f5-fd3ecfb2b831@kaminsky.org> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:54:41 -0700 From: Mark Kaminsky <kaminsky@kaminsky.org> Subject: Re: NPA 909 & overlay trends. On 12 Jun 2019 16:59:22 -0400, Telecom Digest Moderator wrote: > Hell hath no fury like a businessman who doesn't want to buy new > stationary! It's not the cost of the stationary, it is all the people who have the old number and might not use it until after it had been reassigned. It is also all the equipment which is set to dial the old number (which includes all the individuals who had their equipment set up by someone else - like grandma's speed dials which were set up by the tech-savvy grandchild who can't fly out to grandma to set it up again before the old number stops working). A Stanford University representative said, both at the 415 -> 650 split hearing and at the 650 split hearing two years later, their catalogs were in unknown thousands of high schools, and were often used many years after they had been mailed to a school. Also at those hearings, alarm company representatives said that if the phone number was changed, they would have to go to thousands of homes to reprogram the number to be dialed (and then test that the changes were made correctly). There are real costs to having a phone number changed, well beyond the cost of the stationary. Mark ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4b55c872-9e5a-4e5d-a4dd-e7c9f3aad391@googlegroups.com> Date: 15 Jun 2019 12:48:10 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Saudi Arabia tracks runaway women by cellphone IMEI On Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:30:53 PM UTC-4, Monty Solomon wrote: > Saudi Arabia is hunting down women who flee the country by tracking > the IMEI number on their cellphones > > By Bill Bostock > > Saudi Arabia is using military-grade technology to track down the > cellphones of women who flee its patriarchal system, several runaways > have told INSIDER. > > The technique shows how seriously Saudi Arabia takes the escalating > numbers of women fleeing its repressive, male-dominated society. > > https://www.businessinsider.com/saudi-arabia-imei-track-runaways-2019-5 The paranoid in me can't help but wonder when some event will trigger the installation of tracking chips in people. Facial recognition is being widely implemented, even on cell phones. https://www.xfinity.com/hub/mobile/facial-recognition-on-phone Likewise, I can't help but wonder if automobiles will get built-in tracking chips. Many new cars have sophisticated computer chips that act as a "black box" storing information. Some insurance companies today now promise discounts if drivers agree to be monitored. https://www.allstate.com/drive-wise.aspx Big Brother is watching us! ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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