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Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting [telecom]


October 18, 2017, 5:31 am

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody's Counting By Kyle Stock, Lance Lambert, and David Ingold Amid a historic spike in U.S. traffic fatalities, federal data on the danger of distracted d... Read more »

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw [te...


October 16, 2017, 9:49 pm

Millions of high-security crypto keys crippled by newly discovered flaw Factorization weakness lets attackers impersonate key holders and decrypt their data. A crippling flaw in a widely used code... Read more »

Infineon RSA Key Generation Issue [telecom]


October 16, 2017, 7:30 pm

Infineon Technologies, one of Yubico's secure element vendors, informed us of a security issue in their firmware cryptographic libraries. The issue affects TPMs in millions of computers, and multi... Read more »

Is CenturyLink Getting Ready To Leave Louisiana? [telecom]


October 16, 2017, 6:47 pm

Monroe-based CenturyLink is one of the largest Louisiana-based public companies. It employs 2,700 workers in Louisiana and has a Louisiana payroll of around $200 million. Recently, the company pur... Read more »

Frontier, CenturyLink, Windstream see broadband wireless as a gap filler fo...


October 16, 2017, 6:03 pm

Editor's Corner - Frontier, CenturyLink, Windstream see broadband wireless as a gap filler for CAF-II obligations, but is it optimal? by Sean Buckley Frontier's recent revelation that it intends ... Read more »

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. [telecom]


October 16, 2017, 11:43 am

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and u... Read more »

T-Mobile customer data plundered thanks to bad API [telecom]


October 16, 2017, 7:32 am

T-Mobile customer data plundered thanks to bad API A bug disclosed and patched last week by T-Mobile in a Web application interface allowed anyone to query account information by simply providing ... Read more »

Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies' prices, rivals say [tel...


October 16, 2017, 7:30 am

Comcast found a way to raise other cable companies' prices, rivals say Comcast is increasingly making demands in TV programming contract negotiations that would force its smaller rivals to raise th... Read more »

Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems [telecom]


October 15, 2017, 3:51 pm

Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems New equipment and security protocols are part of the response to Russian meddling in 2016. But lack of money is an obstacle. Reacting in larg... Read more »

Verizon extends data relief for customers in areas impacted by Northern CA ...


October 15, 2017, 3:01 am

Verizon is extending its initial data relief offer for customers impacted by the wildfires in Northern California by three days, through October 15, 2017. For customers in qualified counties in No... Read more »

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Re: From Our Archives: Exchange Names in St. Louis


Not correct. When I lived in Long Beach, California, around 1987, the Orange County Transit District ran service into Long Beach but its offices were long distance from Long Beach. I believe the nu... Read more »

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Is Verizon Wireless Sabotaging Older Cell Phones?


I have long had a Nokia 5180 phone (since Xmas 1998, to be exact). It was on its second battery, but eventually couldn't even keep that charged, and I finally decided, this past February, to claim o... Read more »

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Tracing Calls w/Spoofed Numbers? [telecom]


Is this even possible - given the resources of a government? I keep getting these lame-sounding letters from the Pennsylvania (USA) AG's office explaining why they can't do anything about telephone s... Read more »

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Some Teletype and other teleprinters for sale on Craigslist [telecom]


My previous inquiry has generated a number of leads to teleprinters available on Craigslist: there may be others, but these are what I have now. It looks like spring cleaning is turning up lots of ... Read more »

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California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone...


California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer's phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information. by Megan Geuss Oct 20 2014 Ars Tech... Read more »

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WQN, Inc. Announces the Introduction of RocketVoIP


[Comment: I have looked over this company's web site a little bit and while they are so new that I can't find any customer reviews of their service, I can say that even if they do give decent service... Read more »

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When Texting Is Wrong [Telecom]


The Moral of the Story - The Ethicist's take on the news When Texting Is Wrong By Randy Cohen July 13, 2009, 11:50 pm The Issue: You're having dinner with your teenage kids, and they text throughou... Read more »

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How to find out mobile carrier's web-to-sms gateway address?


Is there anyway to find the e-mail to SMS gateway a mobile carrier uses to route email as SMS messages? I am talking about any carrier: I found some lists on the internet, but they don't cover all t... Read more »

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Wierd Telephone Problems


Hello: I have this problem with my telephone at home. For incoming calls, sometimes, it would ring once then disconnect the caller. I thought it was my phone, but I bought a new one, and it was the ... Read more »

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Non-profit needs donation of some POTS lines [Telecom]


Thanks for reading this. I'm posting on behalf of a non-profit organization that does important work. As you know, I've recently asked for help getting in touch with experts on telegraph signalling... Read more »