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The Telecom Digest for Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 34 : "text" format

Table of contents
Eleventh Circuit Severely Restricts TCPAS Application Moderator
FCC Enforcement Coming Over Alleged Privacy Violations For Disclosure Of Consumers' Geolocation DataModerator
History Western Union ads, 1945HAncock4
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20200211195448.GA10500@telecom.xen.prgmr.com> Date: 11 Feb 2020 19:54:48 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Eleventh Circuit Severely Restricts TCPAS Application by Nathan L. Garroway , Bety Javidzad , Mark Silver and Taylor M. Koshak On January 27, 2020, the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit severely limited the application of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) 1. This creates a circuit split with the Ninth Circuit, and will likely result in fewer TCPA cases filed in the Eleventh Circuit jurisdiction of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. http://www.mondaq.com/Article/890740 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200211200158.GA10538@telecom.xen.prgmr.com> Date: 11 Feb 2020 20:01:59 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Enforcement Coming Over Alleged Privacy Violations For Disclosure Of Consumers' Geolocation Data by Jeffrey D. Neuburger On January 31st, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai transmitted a letter in response to a prior inquiry from a number of House members regarding the status of the Commission's investigation into reports that the major wireless carriers were allegedly disclosing consumers' real time geolocation data to data aggregators. The aggregators were, in turn, were selling location-based data and services to other companies or individuals, purportedly without the mobile user's knowledge or consent. In the letter, Chairman Pai stated that the agency had completed its investigation and concluded that at least one carrier had violated federal law. Pai also stated that he and his fellow commissioners will be considering possible penalties against "one or more" carriers, which can contest any Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture. http://www.mondaq.com/Article/891062 ------------------------------ Message-ID: <3fc05a25-810a-45b9-b5b0-34d223329e40@googlegroups.com> Date: 7 Feb 2020 13:02:47 -0800 From: HAncock4 <withheld@invalid.telecom-digest.org> Subject: History Western Union ads, 1945 After the war ended, Western Union advertised in magazines. This ad explains the conversion from Morse to teleprinter. https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1945-11-24/page/n89/mode/2up This ad touts their planned microwave system. https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1945-12-22/page/n71/mode/2up Meanwhile, the Bell System was advertising too. Here Western Electric talks about its work. https://archive.org/details/the-saturday-evening-post-1946-01-12/page/n39/mode/2up (For all of these, you can scroll through the rest of the magazines. The ads describe the business and industrial world of that time.) ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Thu, 13 Feb 2020
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