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Cloud Leak: Verizon Customer Data Exposed by Vendor [telecom]

July 16, 2017, 7:04 pm

Cloud Leak: Verizon Customer Data Exposed by Vendor By Jill Leovy Names, phone numbers and other information of millions of customers of Verizon were made available on a publicly accessible stora... Read more »

AT&T, Time Warner hit bumps on way to merger [telecom]

July 16, 2017, 7:00 pm

BY Harper Neidig The government's review of the AT&T-Time Warner merger is not going as smoothly as the companies hoped. The $85 billion deal is widely expected to be approved by the Justice Depa... Read more »

AT&T is considering splitting its telecom and media assets after acquir...

July 16, 2017, 6:52 pm

AT&T is considering splitting its telecom and media assets after acquiring Time Warner Inc., giving AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson oversight over two separate divisions. The structure under considera... Read more »

Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online [telecom]

July 16, 2017, 6:11 pm

Verizon confirmed on Wednesday the personal data of 6 million customers has leaked online. The security issue, uncovered by research from cybersecurity firm UpGuard, was caused by a misconfigured ... Read more »

Illinois OKs end of landlines [telecom]

July 9, 2017, 6:12 am

Illinois OKs end of landlines, but FCC approval required By Robert Channick An AT&T-backed bill to end traditional landline phone service in Illinois is now the law of the land. Overriding Gov. B... Read more »

The Publishers Clearing House gambit [telecom]

July 6, 2017, 7:21 pm

I just got a call, out of the blue, from Jamaica. My phone showed the number as 876-424-3880, and that's the Jamaican area code, so I guess Jamaica is as good a place as any for it to be from. O... Read more »

CenturyLink Introduces Beta Version of OTT TV Service [telecom]

July 4, 2017, 5:10 am

CenturyLink Inc. CTL recently unveiled the long-awaited over the top (OTT) TV service - beta version of theVirtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributor service (V-MVPD). V-MVPD offers a broa... Read more »

CenturyLink customers protest in Northeast Portland [telecom]

July 4, 2017, 5:07 am

PORTLAND, Ore. - Dozens of frustrated consumers protested outside of a CenturyLink office in Northeast Portland Wednesday in response to the company's billing and sales practices. They agree to a ... Read more »

CenturyLink customer warns of scams [telecom]

July 4, 2017, 5:02 am

By Brittany Costello ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Deception, false promises and scare tactics; thieves will go to any lengths to get what they want. One CenturyLink customer is warning of a new scam. One ... Read more »

Verizon says T-Mobile's service doesn't work on Thursdays [telecom]

June 29, 2017, 3:16 am

Commentary: After a T-Mobile outage, a Verizon executive tweets that his company's service works every day. Does it? By Chris Matyszczyk There's little more enjoyable than phone carriers carping ... Read more »

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The Undercover Parent [Telecom]

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR The Undercover Parent By HARLAN COBEN March 16, 2008 Ridgewood, N.J. NOT long ago, friends of mine confessed over dinner that they had put spyware on their 15-year-old son's compu... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Wi-Fi Crusader in $5 Router Giveaway

By Eric Auchard FON, a Spanish start-up on an ambitious crusade to turn home Wi-Fi connections into wireless hotspots for nearby users, is set to unveil on Monday a plan to hand out 1 million wireles... Read more »