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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 22 Aug 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 215 : "text" format

table of contents
Tracking Kids Through Your App? Think Again.
History Data communication 1969
History--home schooling systems
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200820183013.GA14712@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:30:13 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Tracking Kids Through Your App? Think Again. by Elana R. Safner Klepto Cats and Dogs have been "stealing" children's personal information without parental consent and using it for targeted advertising. Bad dog! Well, almost. HyperBeard, Inc., a developer of apps popular with children under 13 years old - including games like BunnyBuns, Chichens, MonkeyNauts, NomNoms, KleptoCats, and KleptoDogs - is in trouble with the FTC for alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule ("COPPA Rule"). https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/advertising-marketing-branding/976924/tracking-kids-through-your-app-think-again?email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <a6f9090c-1106-468a-b4b9-f1d4c7310f67o@googlegroups.com> Date: 20 Aug 2020 13:23:40 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History Data communication 1969 Electronic Design has an article describing data communications as of 1969. Include are laser multiplexing and sending EKG over a phone line. http://bitsavers.org/magazines/Electronic_Design/Electronic_Design_V17_N09_19690426.pdf (physical page 92). (You may scroll through the rest of the magazine. Neat stuff.) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <54a30256-bbc5-4efb-8a02-4d19a6a945aeo@googlegroups.com> Date: 20 Aug 2020 13:03:22 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History--home schooling systems Remote learning is nothing new. Back around 1960 the telephone companies offered service and equipment for it, such as for ill children. Years ago the Bell System developed a device to allow children who are sick at home to participate in school. I'm not sure how effective it was as it was audio only, but Bell used to advertise it. I heard the unit was actually built by Executone for Bell. LIFE 1962 (home schooling device/service). https://books.google.com/books?id=7lYEAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PA139&dq=bell%20telephone%20home%20school&pg=PA139#v=onepage&q&f=false they also touted teaching by TV -- ABA 1961 https://books.google.com/books?id=1Qzq9CnAgYcC&lpg=PA648&dq=bell%20telephone%20%20school&pg=PA648#v=onepage&q&f=false GTE likewise touted teaching by TV SEP 1963 https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1963-01-05/page/n15/mode/1up Side note: I'm not sure how much GTE's Automatic Electric worked with broadband carrier. AE had an affiliate, Lenkurt, that did extensive work with carrier and microwave. Here is a AE/Lenkurt ad from 1951 https://www.google.com/books/edition/Railway_Age/iXRCAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=lenkurt%20carrier&pg=PA4&printsec=frontcover (You may scroll through all of the above magazines). ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 22 Aug 2020
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