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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 05 Nov 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 289 : "text" format

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AT&T Asks SCOTUS To Stay Appeal Pending Its TCPA Law Decision
Botnet Infecting Content Management Systems (CMSes) Of 100,000's Websites!
No Free Lunch: The Global Privacy Expectations of Video Teleconference Providers
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201104000731.5408784A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:07:31 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: AT&T Asks SCOTUS To Stay Appeal Pending Its TCPA Law Decision by David O. Klein For several years, courts across the country have struggled to define the term "Automatic Telephone Dialing System" ("ATDS") within the context of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 ("TCPA"). The TCPA prohibits making calls or sending text messages "(other than a call made for emergency purposes or made with the prior express consent of the called party) using an [ATDS] or an artificial or pre- recorded voice . . . to any telephone number assigned to a . . . cell- ular telephone service." In the spring of 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in Gadelhak v. AT&T Services, Inc., held that a device must either store or produce numbers using a random or sequen- tial number generator to constitute an ATDS for TCPA liabilit pur- poses. In doing so, the Seventh Circuit contributed to the growing circuit split regarding the ATDS definition. Gadelhak has since appealed the decision to the United States Supreme Court. Now, AT&T has asked the Supreme Court to stay Gadelhak's appeal pending its anti- cipated decision on the same issue in Duguid v. Facebook. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/dodd-frank-consumer-protection-act/999334/att-asks-scotus-to-stay-appeal-pending-its-tcpa-law-decision?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201104003242.0264884A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 00:32:41 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Botnet Infecting Content Management Systems (CMSes) Of 100,000's Websites! by Peter Vogel Darkreading.com reported that "A botnet focused on cryptomining, spamming, and defacement has infected hundreds of thousands of websites running popular content management systems (CMSes)..." The October 22, 2020 article entitled "Botnet Infects Hundreds of Thousands of Websites" included these comments: ... https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/it-and-internet/999488/botnet-infecting-content-management-systems-cmses-of-10000039s-websites?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201103235644.72BE084A@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2020 23:56:44 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: No Free Lunch: The Global Privacy Expectations of Video Teleconference Providers by Lisa R. Lifshitz While the availability of video-conferencing technology has proven to be a boon for many given the challenges of working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of such technology is not without privacy and security risks. Unfortunately some users have fallen victim to so-called "zoom bombing" or "zoom raiding" incidents whereby their business meetings were hijacked by Internet trolls or hackers that inserted racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, and/or profane imagery on their screens and chat boxes or otherwise disrupted their audio feeds. Many video teleconferencing platform providers were seemingly caught unawares, scrambling to shore up their security settings by hastily releasing updates in order to patch critical vulnerabilities and convince users that they could continue online collaboration safely without fear of unwanted intruders. https://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/publications/blt/2020/08/privacy-expectations/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 05 Nov 2020
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