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The Telecom Digest for Wed, 18 Mar 2020
Volume 39 : Issue 64 : "text" format

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Teletype machinesDavid Mercado
FCC Sets Auction Schedule For 2020Moderator
Re: Keystone – Initial digit 1Harold Hallikainen
Some mobile ad-blockers and VPNs siphoning user data, report findsMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <c564ea87-637b-4bf9-91d2-644a4b3b6dfd@googlegroups.com> Date: 8 Mar 2020 20:42:44 -0700 From: David Mercado <invalid@see-text.telecom-digest.org> Subject: Teletype machines I just bought a property and some Teletype machines and their manuals and paper rolls were left behind and came with it in the sale. All are available. Items are near the Nortwest Oregon area, near Astoria. Anyone can feel free to reach out to me at 503-706-7323. Please, phone calls only on initial contact, no texts. Do not reply on this forum as I do not intend to check it. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Mr. Mercado seems to have bought some sort of maintenance depot, and he sent me a lot of pictures of the things that are available. There may be other machines, but I couldn't get all the pictures downloaded from my cell phone. The pictures show a TELEX, a TWX, and a plain 33 ASR machine, a model 14, and a Model 35 ASR, plus various kinds of test equipment. Neither I nor the Telecome Digest can guarantee these units, and all the usual caveats apply. No money has or will change hands: this is a notice for the readers only. If anyone who knows Teletype gear is near the site Mr. Mercado has purchased, please consider contacting him to visit it, and send me more details on the units which are being offered. Thanks in advance. If anyone is on the Greenkeys list, please let me know, and post this over there too. TIA. The images are at http://telecom-digest.org/teletype/ Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20200317162331.GA15200@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:23:31 +0000 From: Moderator <telecomdigestsubmissions@remove-this.telecom-digest.org> Subject: FCC Sets Auction Schedule For 2020 The FCC's 2020 auction calendar is already full with three significant auctions scheduled before the end of the year. These auctions will unlock prime spectrum for 5G and other advanced spectrum services and help connect millions of rural Americans with broadband. Below are key application deadlines and brief summaries of the auction proceedings. Participants and investors must pay particular attention to the FCC's auction schedule because they are bound by the FCC's anti-collusion rule "quiet period," which prohibits certain communications between auction applicants and some outside parties. https://www.mondaq.com/Article/904316?email_access=on -- Bill Horne Telecom Digest Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <8eeb625598096137118b719896c0a09f.squirrel@mai.hallikainen.org> Date: 16 Mar 2020 09:54:00 -0700 From: "Harold Hallikainen" <harold@mai.hallikainen.org> Subject: Re: Keystone - Initial digit 1 These numbers starting with 1 reminds me of an experiment a friend and I did in high school (50 years ago) in the San Francisco east bay area. This is before an initial 1 indicated 10 digits followed instead of 7, so the initial 3 digits were either an area code or prefix. We found all the 3 digit codes that were not one of these (as listed in the front of the phone book) and called them. We got test boards, test tones, and lots of different stuff. Harold -- FCC Rules Updated Daily at http://www.hallikainen.com Not sent from an iPhone. ------------------------------ Message-ID: <4EAD0284-0C1B-4801-9839-694202706C15@roscom.com> Date: 16 Mar 2020 10:48:51 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: Some mobile ad-blockers and VPNs siphoning user data, report finds Generally, if someone is installing a VPN or ad-blocker on their mobile phone, they're doing it to increase their privacy. But several apps distributed by an analytics firm that hid its connection to them have been doing the exact opposite, instead siphoning data from millions of users, a new report finds. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/analytics-firm-harvested-ios-android-user-data-with-vpn-apps-report-finds/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Wed, 18 Mar 2020
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