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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 28 Oct 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 281 : "text" format

table of contents
Amazon Fired Employee for Leaking Customer Emails
How is this guy getting through from a blocked number?
State AGs Weigh In Against Facebook In Robotexting Battle
ThousandEyes provides postmortem look at CenturyLink's outage
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <c701079d-76a7-e364-55ca-a469e7ce1058@panix.com> Date: 27 Oct 2020 10:34:51 -0400 From: "David" <wb8foz@panix.com> Subject: Amazon Fired Employee for Leaking Customer Emails Per your request: <https://www.vice.com/en/article/dy8zwz/amazon-fired-employee-leaking-customer-emails> ***** Moderator's Note ***** Thank you, that is very helpful. I'll be on guard against pitches to buy from Amazon's competitors. [Incipient-Paranoia-Department] But of course, there is always the chance that more than my email address was stolen, so I'll have to change the password as well, both at Amazon and at gmail. Since my purchase history and/or emails might be used to attempt identity theft, I'll have to tighten up security in general. Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <88EA7C82-031B-45EF-818F-58EAE95D9C97@lincmad.com> Date: 26 Oct 2020 16:24:36 -0700 From: "Linc Madison" <telenews@lincmad.com> Subject: How is this guy getting through from a blocked number? Hey, Digesters, I've got a little bit of a stumper on my hand. Someone with whom I am on the very worst of terms has taken it upon himself to tele-stalk me. Sometimes he calls, sometimes he texts. I block the number, but the calls and texts just keep right on coming, still showing as coming from the number that shows as blocked. I unblock and re-block, but still he gets right through. How is he doing this, and how do I make my block stick? I have an Apple iPhone 6S+ running iOS 14.0.1 on the Sprint network. I have added all the various numbers from which he has called to a contact that is supposed to be blocked, and yet it doesn't even slow him down. He has, by his own admission, multiple mental health diagnoses and has even been declared incompetent to manage his own ATM card, so I would really like to get him out of my life. Linc Madison, <telenews@lincmad.com> https://LincMad.com/big10d.html - detailed info on the switch to 10D local for the new 988 suicide lifeline - ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8nE7mZKv6TVPaQmf3pocdbYQgn_j85sJ1hm_2Av-Nz=xQ@mail.gmail.com> Date: 27 Oct 2020 01:29:41 -0400 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: State AGs Weigh In Against Facebook In Robotexting Battle Advocacy groups, Democratic lawmakers and attorneys general from 36 states and the District of Columbia are urging the Supreme Court to rule against Facebook in a battle over unwanted text messages. The fight stems from allegations that Facebook violated a federal robotexting law by sending text messages about a possible security breach to Montana resident Noah Duguid, who had apparently been assigned a recycled phone number. Duguid says the messages repeatedly notified him his account had been accessed, even though he didn't have an account with the service. Duguid claimed in a 2015 class-action complaint that the messages violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from using autodialers to send text messages without recipients' consent. The legal battle now at the Supreme Court centers on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act's definition of "autodialer." https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/357198/state-ags-weigh-in-against-facebook-in-battle-over.html ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201026194946.GA25523@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2020 19:49:46 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: ThousandEyes provides postmortem look at CenturyLink's outage by Mike Robuck | Sep 2, 2020 Monitoring vendor ThousandEyes provided a detailed postmortem for CenturyLink's widespread outage Sunday morning, which included a few lessons learned. As previously reported the outage, which started just after 6 a.m. ET, was due to an "offending Flowspec announcement" that originated in CenturyLink's CA3 data center in Mississauga, a city in Ontario, Canada. https://www.fiercetelecom.com/telecom/thousandeyes-provides-postmortem-look-at-centurylink-s-outage -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 28 Oct 2020
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