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Re: Telephone issues

Postby fishandchips on Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:00 pm

Canada Border Services Agency just had a Quebec resident charged for his refusal to provide his cellphone password. The charge is for obstruction. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/quebec-resident-alain-philippon-charged-at-halifax-airport-for-not-giving-up-phone-password-1.2982236

Currie said the issue of whether a traveller must reveal a password to an electronic device at the border hasn’t been tested by a court.

"This is a question that has not been litigated in Canada, whether they can actually demand you to hand over your password to allow them to unlock the device," he said. "[It's] one thing for them to inspect it, another thing for them to compel you to help them."

Currie said the obstruction case hinges on that distinction.

"It's not clear in Canadian law whether they can demand the password in order to unlock the phone," he said. "So whether he's guilty of obstruction depends on that, and it's not something that's been litigated before our courts yet. So a very interesting one to watch."


I know in Ontario, police have to get a search warrant to access someone's locked cellphone if the phone is locked when police try to examine it. But if the phone is unlocked, police can examine the contents WITHOUT a search warrant.
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:46 pm

Samsung had a busy month of dealing with its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones being recalled due to a problem with the battery design. Canadian and US air transportation authorities even banned the Samsung models from airplanes.

But Samsung is not alone in having a smartphone that can cause a fire or more. Apple has had two incidents reported to them concerning their iPhone 7, also a recently launched smartphone.
The report also points out that Apple is aware of the incident and stated that it would investigate the matter. As of now, Jones is without the phone and car.

This is the second reported case of an iPhone 7 catching fire. According to Reddit user KroopTheSnoop, the smartphone was "running a little hot." He added, “I’m not certain, but something happened between the factory and delivery.”

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report-iphone-7-bursts-into-flames-and-destroys-a-car-2266159
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:26 pm

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 phones will get an update on Dec. 19 that turns into devices that will no longer be able to charge or used as mobile devices. You may want to consider another phone or salvage parts for phone repair. Not sure how effective a doorstopper the phone will be.

To further increase participation, a software update will be released starting on December 19th and will be distributed within 30 days. This software update will prevent U.S. Galaxy Note7 devices from charging and will eliminate their ability to work as mobile devices. Together with our carrier partners, we will be notifying consumers through multiple touchpoints to encourage any remaining Galaxy Note7 owners to participate in the program and to take advantage of the financial

http://gizmodo.com/samsung-is-about-to-brick-every-galaxy-note-7-in-americ-1789913643
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:48 pm

Phone + snubbing = phubbing. Did you know there was a term for when someone keeps more attention on their cellphone than on you when you are socially together?

It's an etiquette lapse and puts social relationships at risk. Don't you respect other people's time? Everyone gets the same amount each day-there are no do-overs with spent time.
But as Kelton points out, the issue of phubbing doesn’t just apply to couples. “It's a global issue with all types of relationships. Just going out with some friends and family

members too!” It’s like a reflex habit where offenders, “may not even realize what they’re

doing,” she says.

http://www.torontosun.com/2017/07/21/phubbing-when-your-date-pays-more-attention-to-their-phone-than-you
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby Speak-Ez on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:18 pm

I wonder what Ms. Paget was doing when she wrote those lines (sentence fragments) that should be in one paragraph, but are sort of trying to escape from each other?

Or maybe somebody else in that media company messed up her text and she was too busy with other things to see that her text was messed up and so she didn't get on the proper employees at the company to fix the mistake.

In fact, I think I am going to get a screen grab of that mistake before she does get it fixed.

It isn't just the high tech world of those little Star Trek phones that is going weird. It is also this high tech new way of presenting the news and opinion pieces that has trouble, and that piece by Ms. Paget is a great example.

Now I better go get that screen grab.

By the way, CielOnTap, that was the perfect quote box from Ms. Paget's article. Thank you.
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:14 pm

One of the issues handled by Canada's telecom regulator (known at the CRTC) concerns payphones. They are getting harder to find in public spaces.
Payphones

Finding a payphone is getting even harder. Only 57,542 payphones remained across the country in 2016, a drop of 9,455 from the 66,997 payphones left in 2015.

It’s even more difficult to spot a person paying 50 cents to use a payphone. Average revenue per payphone dropped to $385, down 6.7 per cent from $413 in 2015. That’s about two calls per day.

These relics still earned $22.2 million last year. Just five years ago, payphone revenue was nearly triple at $64 million. Payphones are becoming less critical as 86.1 per cent of Canadians have a mobile phone, but they are still an important service for people with low income. Plus, they can be counted on in emergency situations if a wireless network went down.


http://calgaryherald.com/telecom/how-many-payphones-died-last-year-and-other-tidbits-in-crtcs-report-on-the-66-6-billion-telecom-industry/wcm/22789260-79ca-4e9e-9921-e447d733fcc3

It's not only the wireless bunch that need landlines when phones go down-but how many residents even know their neighbours and whether they even have landline service anymore?
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