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The Telecom Digest for Fri, 05 Jul 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 186 : "text" format

Table of contents
The Tor Browser Afforded CDA Immunity For Dark Web TransactionsBill Horne
Re: CenturyLink Default Usernames & PasswordsDoug McIntyre
Frontier customer bought his own router – but has to pay $10 rental fee anywayMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190702232338.GA20421@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2019 23:23:38 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: The Tor Browser Afforded CDA Immunity For Dark Web Transactions by Stephanie J. Kapinos The District of Utah ruled in late May that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. =C3=82=C2=A7230 ("CDA" shields The Tor Project, Inc. ("Tor"), the organization responsible for maintaining the Tor Browser, from claims for strict product liability, negligence, abnormally dangerous activity, and civil conspiracy. The claims were asserted against Tor following an incident where a minor died after taking illegal narcotics purchased from a site on the "dark web" on the Tor Network. (Seaver v. Estate of Cazes, No. 18-00712 (D. Utah May 20, 2019)). The parents of the child sued, among others, Tor as the service provider through which the teenager was able to order the drug on the dark web. Tor argued that the claims against it should be barred by CDA immunity and the district court agreed. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=820078&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <u7-dnfLQrocgT4HAnZ2dnUU7-QmdnZ2d@giganews.com> Date: 3 Jul 2019 11:07:25 -0500 From: "Doug McIntyre" <merlyn@dork.geeks.org> Subject: Re: CenturyLink Default Usernames & Passwords Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> writes: >The default credentials needed to login to your CenturyLink router >These CenturyLink credentials are needed when doing a login to the >CenturyLink router's web interface to change any settings. Since some >of the models don't follow the standards, you can see those in the >table below. >https://www.router-reset.com/default-password-ip-list/CenturyLink NB: Most routers that CenturyLink deploys have the default username and random generated password on a sticker on the bottom of the router. (along with the randomly generated WPA key). Looks like somebody ran across one that doesn't follow this pattern now. -- Doug McIntyre doug@themcintyres.us ------------------------------ Message-ID: <2204B4CB-91DB-4191-9A8A-7A2371627BE3@roscom.com> Date: 3 Jul 2019 10:08:40 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Frontier customer bought his own router - but has to pay $10 rental fee anyway Buying your own router instead of renting one from an ISP is one of the few reliable ways to save money on a broadband bill. But what if you buy and use your own router and the broadband provider still charges you a $10-per-month rental fee? That's the bitter reality for Frontier Communications customers such as Rich Son of Texas. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/frontier-customer-bought-his-own-router-but-has-to-pay-10-rental-fee-anyway/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Fri, 05 Jul 2019

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