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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 271 : "text" format

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Your Smartphone: Friend Or Foe?Bill Horne
Re: Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones HAncock4
Important security notice about your DoorDash accountMonty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20190925132241.GA2412@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 13:22:41 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Your Smartphone: Friend Or Foe? by Eric J. Sinrod Wherever we go these days, whether at work, at home, in restaurants, outside, or practically anywhere else, people reflexively go to their smartphones constantly. Why? Because those little handheld devices can accomplish so much. We can send communications across various platforms, conduct business tasks, check on the news, shop, participate in social media, listen to music, watch videos, and the list goes on and on. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=846166&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <bc8136dc-1ff5-4cc7-8ec3-63473474007f@googlegroups.com> Date: 26 Sep 2019 13:23:38 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Re: Australia uses new technology to catch drivers on phones On Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 12:59:49 PM UTC-4, Monty Solomon wrote: > CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - An Australian state is attempting to > persuade people to put down their smartphones while driving by rolling > out cameras to prosecute distracted motorists. > https://www.apnews.com/421bdbd1fac644739529fb1ed0a6fd0f In many places, talking on handheld cell phone while driving is il- legal but using a speakerphone is okay. In my humble opinion, it is the conversation itself that is distracting, not whether one is holding the phone or not. I believe, that in the interests of safety, one should not talk on a cell phone while driving, regardless of the hardware. Of course, in today's world, an awful lot of people talk on their cellphone while driving. People get on the phone the moment they get into their car. When stopped at a traffic light, I can see all the other motorists yakking away on their hand held phones, even in places where hand held use is illegal. Given that, I'm not sure laws will be that effective. (Trivia note: The old TV detective shows Mannix and Cannon air on the rerun channels. Both men had mobile phones in their car, though only the handset was shown, not the control unit. Incoming calls were announced by a buzzer, not a ringer.) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <1BFFB8CB-F5FB-4720-9C51-271CCB439B83@roscom.com> Date: 27 Sep 2019 10:35:14 -0400 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Important security notice about your DoorDash account We were ... able to determine that an unauthorized third party accessed some DoorDash user data on May 4, 2019. [snip] Not every user was affected. Approximately 4.9 million consumers, Dashers, and merchants who joined our platform on or before April 5, 2018, are affected. Users who joined after April 5, 2018 are not affected. https://blog.doordash.com/important-security-notice-about-your-doordash-account-ddd90ddf5996 ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 28 Sep 2019
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