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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 10 Feb 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 41 : "text" format

Table of contents
History 1961 electronics catalogHAncock4
Verizon wireless time zone errorHarold Hallikainen
Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritizationMonty Solomon
Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for YearsMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <0a173434-5abd-40ae-8daa-4069efb77ef9@googlegroups.com> Date: 8 Feb 2019 13:48:45 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History 1961 electronics catalog This is a bit off-topic, but given the technological background of many readers here, I felt it would be of interest. There used to be a company in Chicago, Allied Electronics, that published a thick catalog. Copies are available on bitsavers. The 1961 edition is linked to below. (It does have a few pages on telephone intercoms, but that's beside the point.) In 1961, the hi-fi revolution was in full swing, with many pages devoted to hi-fi equipment. Back then hi-fi was a big status symbol in the suburbs, with many people getting a huge expensive system 'cause it looked cool, not that they appreciated the sound out of it. Lots of electronics stores opened up in the suburbs with "consultants" to sell and install fancy systems. The company also sold individual components and accessories for hobbyists. http://bitsavers.org/components/alliedElectronics/catalogs/1961_Allied_Radio_Catalog_200.pdf LIFE articles on the hi-fi craze https://books.google.com/books?id=A0gEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA146&dq=life%20hi%20fidelity&pg=PA146#v=onepage&q&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=QlQEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA99&dq=life%20hi%20fidelity&pg=PA99#v=onepage&q&f=false ------------------------------ Message-ID: <51ad927ee0e266a88269f12ea8587b80.squirrel@mai.hallikainen.org> Date: 9 Feb 2019 08:38:18 -0800 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@mai.hallikainen.org> Subject: [Telecom] - Verizon wireless time zone error For the past few weeks, both my wife Samsung S8 and mine have been switching between Mountain Standard Time (the correct time zone), and Pacific Standard Time. This seems to happen mostly at night. It's particularly bad for my wife since her watch uses time from her phone. This week, we traveled from home (a few miles west of Denver CO) to Indiana and have not seen any time zone errors since arriving (correctly showing EST). Ideas? Maybe a cell site is transmitting the wrong time zone, and we are switching between that site and another site? If this is a possibility, is there some place in the phone I can see what cell site I'm connected to? Is there another way time zones could be switching? Thanks! Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com Not sent from an iPhone. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <52FD0A63-71D1-423B-8496-44992046A549@roscom.com> Date: 8 Feb 2019 00:48:43 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Cable lobby asks for net neutrality law allowing paid prioritization NCTA says paid prioritization should be allowed if it creates "public benefit." By Jon Brodkin Cable industry chief lobbyist Michael Powell today asked Congress for a net neutrality law that would ban blocking and throttling but allow Internet providers to charge for prioritization under certain circumstances. Powell - a Republican who was FCC chairman from 2001 to 2005 and is now CEO of cable lobby group NCTA - spoke to lawmakers today at a Communications and Technology subcommittee hearing on net neutrality (see a transcript of Powell's prepared testimony). https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/02/cable-lobby-asks-for-net-neutrality-law-allowing-paid-prioritization/ ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4534841B-12B4-4F7B-88B5-8EB14A80B882@roscom.com> Date: 8 Feb 2019 00:47:22 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years Hundreds of Bounty Hunters Had Access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint Customer Location Data for Years Documents show that bail bond companies used a secret phone tracking service to make tens of thousands of location requests. https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/43z3dn/hundreds-bounty-hunters-att-tmobile-sprint-customer-location-data-years ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 10 Feb 2019

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