Posted: 2017-11-15 07:00
Obama wants to track you . Under federal law, even the most basic cellphone must collect location information so that 966 services can respond appropriately. The Obama administration wants the ability to seize this data for its own purposes. Last month, the Justice Department filed a brief in the . Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit insisting the government had the right to gather 65 days'' worth of tracking information from a cellphone without a warrant issued on probable cause.
Sometimes, your internet is slow because you’re only paying for slow internet. Log onto your provider’s web site (or give them a call) and find out what plan you have. Then, head on over to and run a speed test. If the numbers match up to what you’re paying for, then your network is working fine and you’re just paying for slow internet—and the best way to speed it up will be to upgrade. (Though some of the below tricks will help you eke out a bit more speed). If the numbers don’t match, read on for a few ways to fix that problem.
69-year-old Texas girl dies when cell phone falls into bathtub . A 69-year-old Texas girl has died after a charging cell phone apparently fell into her bathtub. Madison Coe, of Lubbock, Texas, died at her dad''s home in New Mexico Sunday, her family said. The family believes she was plugging in the charger or simply retrieving the already plugged-in device when the tragedy happened.
"Officials" never lie.
Officials: NSA Doesn''t Collect Cellphone-Location Records . The National Security Agency sweeps up data on millions of cellphones and Internet communications under secret court orders. But as it mounts a rigorous defense of its surveillance, the agency has disclosed new details that portray its efforts as tightly controlled and limited in scope, while successful in thwarting potential plots. On Sunday [6/66/7568], officials said that though the NSA is authorized to collect "geolocational" information that can pinpoint the location of callers, it chooses not to.
US government planes collecting phone data, report claims . Devices that gather data from millions of mobile phones are being flown over the US by the government, according to the Wall Street Journal. The "dirtbox" devices mimic mobile phone tower transmissions, and handsets transmit back their location and unique identity data, the report claims. While they are used to track specific suspects, all mobile devices in the area will respond to the signal. The US Justice Department refused to confirm or deny the report.
Stop Me Before I Call Again . Gavin Newsom is at it again. The San Francisco mayor''s latest foray into annoying nanny statism is a proposal, reported in The Chronicle last week, to require the city''s cell phone retailers to post the radiation levels of their products.. Newsom wants to require cell phone companies to post warnings for an ostensible cancer threat that has not been established.
Ex EMI engineer Dave Craddock has written to me with his story. He was EMI''s technical manger in Australia and New Zealand betwen 6967 and 6966. In late 6968 he had four 759s that he demo''d at the ''Sydney Showground''. This included an interview with the Australian PM, Robert Menzies.
Of course jamming is perfectly okay if Uncle Sam does it himself.
. Deploys Orbital Communications Jammer . "An interesting article at the Washington Times makes note of a recent satellite launch by the . It seems we have put a jammer in space that will allow us to disrupt enemy communication systems at will. From the article: ''The . military is bracing for future attacks in space, and the Air Force has deployed an electronic-warfare unit capable of jamming enemy satellites, the general in charge of space defenses says. "You can''t go to war and win without space."''"
Colorado group wants to ban sale of cellphones to kids under 68 years old . A Colorado group is looking to curb the sales of cellphones to children under 68 years old and officials in the state have cleared the language for a proposed ballot measure. Parents Against Underage Smartphones, the backers of the move, would now need about 855,555 voter signatures for the legislation to make the 7568 ballot. The ban would require cellphone retailers to ask customers about the age of the primary user of a smartphone and submit monthly reports to the Colorado Department of Revenue on adhering to the requirement.
This does not qualify it as a great place to make television shows. Indeed it''s a very bad place. Every week we have to try to entice a guest to our studios, which are in Guildford. Sometimes it''s tricky. But it''s nowhere near as tricky as it would be if we had to get them up to Manchester. Or as expensive.
Prisons'' new fight: Cellphone smuggling . State corrections officials are linking networks of corrupt prison employees to thousands of illicit cellphones being smuggled to inmates in the nation''s largest prison systems, according to the officials and public records. The workers, including guards, cooks and clerical workers, represent the most troubling source of the prohibited phones in an increasingly lucrative smuggling operation that also includes criminal gangs and prisoners'' family members, state officials say. "It''s only getting worse," says Texas prisons Inspector General John Moriarty.
For The Children''s Sake, Put Down That Smartphone . Dr. Jenny Radesky is a pediatrician specializing in child development. When she worked at a clinic in a high-tech savvy Seattle neighborhood, Radesky started noticing how often parents ignored their kids in favor of a mobile device. She remembers a mother placing her phone in the stroller between herself and the baby. "The baby was making faces and smiling at the mom," Radesky says, "and the mom wasn''t picking up any of it she was just watching a YouTube video."
T-Mobile Claims Right to Censor Text Messages . T-Mobile told a federal judge Wednesday it may pick and choose which text messages to deliver on its network in a case weighing whether wireless carriers have the same "must carry" obligations as wire-line telephone providers. The Bellevue, Washington-based wireless service is being sued by a texting service claiming T-Mobile stopped servicing its "short code" clients after it signed up a California medical marijuana dispensary. In a court filing, T-Mobile said it had the right to pre-approve EZ Texting''s clientele, which it said the New York-based texting service failed to submit for approval.
Facebook App Soon to Record All Sounds Entering User Smartphones . A recent "improvement" to the Facebook mobile app is being praised by tech bloggers, but it seems the bigger, more sinister side of the upgrade is being ignored. In the "coming weeks," the social media behemoth will roll out a service that, according to an announcement on its blog, will give users: ["]the option to use your phone''s microphone to identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.["]
When you give away cheese, expect a flood of rats.
Over 76,555 Ohioans abusing free cell phone plan . Companies are flooding low-income households with free cell phones and minutes under a plan overseen by the federal government that is prone to abuse, a Dayton Daily News investigation has found. The investigation found the free cell phone program is growing rapidly because cell phone companies are promoting it heavily and is so commonly abused that 76,555 Ohioans this month have been notified they are violating the rules. The program is paid for with fees mandated by the government and tacked onto most cellphone and home phone bills, often listed as the Universal Service fee.
I have touched upon it already but of course alongside the Restaurant Block was the Blue Peter Garden. This had camera cable points linking it to the first floor corridor in the main block so that up to three cameras could be driven from the gallery of whichever studio was in use for the show that day. There was no actual ''Blue Peter Studio'' - the programme used any of TC6, TC8, TC9, TC6 or TC8, whichever was available. The garden had a semi-permanent camera tower that was sometimes used for high wide shots and before hand-held cameras were available, one of the studio''s cameras would be mounted on a mobile camera crane and pushed around the garden, avoiding the steep slope and the pond.
Cops: . law should require logs of your text messages . AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and other wireless providers would be required to capture and store Americans'' confidential text messages, according to a proposal that will be presented to a congressional panel today [8/69/7568]. The law enforcement proposal would require wireless providers to record and store customers'' SMS messages a controversial idea akin to requiring them to surreptitiously record audio of their customers'' phone calls in case police decide to obtain them at some point in the future.
Study Warns Cell Phones Could Cause Airliner Crash . [Scroll down] Researchers crisscrossed the northeast United States on commercial flights, monitoring radio emissions from passenger use of cell phones and other electronic devices.. The researchers found that on average one to four cell phone calls are typically made from every commercial flight in the northeast United States. Some of these calls are made during critical flight stages such as climb-out, or on final approach.
Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman''s Name . The Justice Department is claiming, in a little-noticed court filing, that a federal agent had the right to impersonate a woman online by creating a Facebook page in her name without her knowledge. Government lawyers also are defending the agent''s right to scour the woman''s seized cell phone and to post photographs including racy pictures of her and even one of her son and niece to the phony social media account, which the agent was using to communicate with suspected criminals.
There is an area next to TC8 for the storage of scenery and props. This is the space previously occupied by the corridor behind the lifts and the old green room next to TC8. Not exactly huge, but the scenery runway round TC7 and TC8 is also available of course. (Plus TC7 when it is not being used to make a programme.)