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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 28 Nov 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 309 : "text" format

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Now's The Time To Get Smart About Securing Your Smartphone
CenturyLink to pay $55 million to settle Oregon-led lawsuit
The 1918 Spanish Flu – How the Flu Came Back to America
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20201126190416.7715979E@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 19:04:16 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Now's The Time To Get Smart About Securing Your Smartphone by David Dunn and Jonathan Snyder In the second of four articles for Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October), FTI Cybersecurity presents essential best practices for securing your mobile device at home and on the job. Most of us consider the minicomputer we carry in our pockets to be a direct line for managing various parts of our personal and professional lives. We chat, text, check the S&P 500 and sports scores, email the boss, snap selfies, and navigate unfamiliar cities on our business trips. https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/security/999098/now39s-the-time-to-get-smart-about-securing-your-smartphone?email_access=on ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20201127110319.81A5F72C@telecom2018.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 27 Nov 2020 11:03:19 +0000 (UTC) From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: CenturyLink to pay $55 million to settle Oregon-led lawsuit CenturyLink Inc. has agreed to pay $55 million to settle a nationwide class-action securities lawsuit led by the $77.7 billion Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Tigard, involving the company's alleged overbilling of consumers and those practices' impact on CenturyLink's performance, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum and Treasurer Tobias Read announced. https://www.pionline.com/pension-funds/centurylink-pay-55-million-settle-oregon-led-lawsuit ------------------------------ Message-ID: <CAH8yC8mLRGD_JbYVcNdPjdFAL5d7=rbX2nfE1ihkikco5ABDbA@mail.gmail.com> Date: 27 Nov 2020 01:48:43 -0500 From: "Jeffrey Walton" <noloader@gmail.com> Subject: The 1918 Spanish Flu - How the Flu Came Back to America Here's an interesting couple of paragraphs about phone service in Philadelphia during the second wave of the 1918 influenza. From https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-1918-spanish-flu-how-the-flu-came-back-to-america/ So many phone workers were out sick that calls were limited to emergencies only. Bell Telephone took out ads in the local papers to announce that no calls would be accepted "other than absolutely necessary calls compelled by the epidemic or by war necessity." One such ad stated: "Telephone Service Faces a Crisis--The situation is one which the public must meet squarely--800 operators--27% of our force--are now absent due to the influenza. It is every person's duty to the community to cut out every call that is not absolutely necessary that the essential needs of the government, doctors, and nurses may be cared for." Crosby tells us that Dr. Krusen empowered the phone company to cut service to any customers that made unnecessary calls; about 1,000 people were disconnected for violating that rule. ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 28 Nov 2020
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