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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 03 Sep 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 227 : "text" format

table of contents
How CenturyLink Internet Outage Impacted Advertising, Ecommerce
History GTE/AE Microwave/carrier
Your Cell Phone Is a Spy!
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200901181039.GA24387@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 18:10:39 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: How CenturyLink Internet Outage Impacted Advertising, Ecommerce by Laurie Sullivan A CenturyLink/Level 3 outage Sunday triggered a massive internet outage and slow response times for websites across dozens of companies, from Bed Bath & Beyond to services such as Xbox Live. https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/355299/how-centurylink-internet-outage-impacted-advertisi.html -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <0672b223-8164-46b2-836e-04bbd13eede9o@googlegroups.com> Date: 1 Sep 2020 11:21:17 -0700 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History GTE/AE Microwave/carrier I recently found some ads by General Telephone/Automatic Electric on their carrier/microwave offerings. These ran in the Saturday Evening post circa 1960. General Telephone (later General Telephone & Electronics) was an independent company not affiliated with the Bell System. It bought Automatic Electric Co in the late 1950s. Also owned Sylvania. 1) Saturday Evening Post 8/3/57 pg 65 'on the beam' (also see WU ad pg 80) https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1957-08-03/page/n64/mode/1up 2) Saturday Evening Post 5/7/60 pg 79 'phoneways in the sky' https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1960-05-07/page/n78/mode/1up 3) Saturday Evening Post 5/24/58 pg 69 carrier https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1958-05-24/page/n68/mode/1up 4) Saturday Evening Post 7/12/58 pg 74 carrier (also Bell ad on pg 86, WU ad pg 100). https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1958-07-12/page/n74/mode/1up The following ads give some general background on GTE/AE. Note that while their telephone sets appear similar to Western Electric sets, there were some subtle differences. 5) Saturday Evening Post 12/10/60 pg 8 GTE product line https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1960-12-10/page/n8/mode/1up 6) Saturday Evening Post 6/4/60 AE story (Wausau Insurance) https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1960-06-04/page/n90/mode/1up You may scroll through the entire issue of all of the above magazines. Interesting ads for televisions, appliances, automobiles, foods, and other consumer products of that era. Side note: Allis Chalmers had some two-page color ads for power generation and distribution. They may be of interest to readers here: https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-02-28/page/n63/mode/2up https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1953-04-11/page/n65/mode/2up ------------------------------ Message-ID: <86363z6hsh.fsf@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: 2 Sep 2020 20:32:46 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Your Cell Phone Is a Spy! By Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. (Ret.) Tracking and surveillance are no longer the stuff of old espionage movies - the little black box covertly hidden underneath a car, a bug placed in a room, or an agent spying from the rooftop across the street. The most targeted surveillance subjects in the United States now voluntarily provide volumes of information that would amaze the clandestine agents of yesteryear. I am referring to that ever-present device that you rarely leave home without - your cell phone - an electronic gadget that constantly yields digital location data about your daily movements and travels. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/judicial/publications/judges_journal/2020/summer/your-cell-phone-a-spy/ -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 03 Sep 2020
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