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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 08 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 251 : "text" format

Table of contents
Alaska joins effort to fight illegal robocallsBill Horne
Hackers Hit Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey In A "Sim Swap"Monty Solomon
Android 10--The Ars Technica ReviewMonty Solomon
Unlicensed signal boosters get a boost from AmazonMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190905221434.GA10959@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 22:14:34 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Alaska joins effort to fight illegal robocalls A public and private coalition of 51 attorneys general, including Alaska's Kevin Clarkson, and 12 telephone companies, have reached an agreement to fight illegal robocalls. They also want to make it easier for attorneys general to investigate and prosecute such activities. It is important for phone companies to assist law enforcement in identifying the origin of illegal robocalls, and to assist consumers by blocking as many robocalls as possible, Clarkson said on Aug. 22, when announcing the agreement. https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/05/alaska-joins-effort-to-fight-illegal-robocalls/https://www.thecordovatimes.com/2019/09/05/alaska-joins-effort-to-fight-illegal-robocalls/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <D0DAE16D-B852-4966-AE60-1A07069288F0@roscom.com> Date: 6 Sep 2019 19:33:33 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Hackers Hit Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey In A "Sim Swap" Hackers have been targeting regular people and celebrities with the attack. Last week, it was used to hijack the Twitter account of Twitter's C.E.O. By Nathaniel Popper SAN FRANCISCO - When hackers took over the Twitter account of Twitter's chief executive, Jack Dorsey, last week, they used an increasingly common and hard-to-stop technique that can give them complete access to a wide array of the most sensitive digital accounts, including social media, email and financial accounts. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/technology/sim-swap-jack-dorsey-hack.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <6B49DB39-4E02-442E-AD0C-CE51CD5C9CDD@roscom.com> Date: 6 Sep 2019 11:02:49 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Android 10--The Ars Technica Review Clear your schedule: this is our longest Android review ever. By Ron Amadeo It is once again time for Google's big yearly Android rollout. This year we're up to "Android 10," though if we're counting by API levels (which actually go up one per release) this is the 29th release of Android. For most of 2019, this new software snack has been in beta under the name "Android Q," and we've seen a whopping six beta releases. Normally that "Q" would turn into a snack-themed codename with the final release, but this year the "Q" apparently stands for "Quitters" - the codename branding is dead. Android is going on a textual diet and it's just "Android 10," with no snacks attached. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/09/android-10-the-ars-technica-review/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <C2E07755-CA1A-4F8C-B8B3-DD1141159D60@roscom.com> Date: 6 Sep 2019 11:20:09 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Unlicensed signal boosters get a boost from Amazon Cell phone signal boosters can disrupt entire networks, which is why they're tightly regulated by the FCC. But it's all too easy to find unauthorized devices online. https://www.wired.com/story/unlicensed-signal-boosters-amazon/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 08 Sep 2019

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