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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:02 am

iPhone users sue Apple over privacy issues
Published On Wed Dec 29 2010
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Two separate groups of iPhone and iPad users have sued Apple Inc alleging that certain software applications were passing personal user information to third-party advertisers without consent.

In the lawsuits seeking class action, filed in a federal court in California, the plaintiffs sought a ban on passing of user information without consent and monetary compensation, according to case documents.

At some point, both cases may be consolidated into one by the judges presiding over the cases, said Majed Nachawati, a partner at law firm Fears & Nachawati, one of the attorneys for the complainants.http://www.thestar.com/business/article/913137--iphone-users-sue-apple-over-privacy-issues

New technology came with a sticky matter that now has press. What to do?
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby pysanky on Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:18 pm

Apps develop fast -rules and laws not on same speed as apps. So someone has lawsuit--what will change? Read the manual with product and read online--fine print always somewhere.
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Tue May 10, 2011 6:39 pm

Tue May 10 2011
Canadian Pension Plan makes $1 billion from Skype deal

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Microsoft’s US$8.5-billion purchase of Skype is the biggest deal in the software maker’s 36-year history but also means a billion-dollar payout for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a major stakeholder in the popular Internet telephone service.

Buying Skype would give Microsoft a potentially valuable communications tool as it tries to become a bigger force on the Internet and in the increasingly important smartphone market. Microsoft said it will marry Skype’s functions to its Xbox game console, Outlook email program and Windows smartphones. The company said it will continue to support Skype on other software platforms. http://www.thespec.com/news/business/article/529775--canadian-pension-plan-makes-1-billion-from-skype-deal

Will Skype employees remain after the merger or will some be asked to step down for the "team" and for the company's bottom line? With the new ownership by Microsoft affect Skype customers continued use of the service?
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:20 pm

Guess who hired a hacker to work for the company? Apple apparently did but the man iwill intern there. He runs a website that allows users to modify their phone applications, much to the company's dismay.

Said candidate has a huge Twitter following too and he has announced his new opportunity already. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/26/nicholas-allegra-apple-intern-jailbreakme-hacker_n_938036.html
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby guitarblues on Tue May 01, 2012 9:52 pm

Well, smartphones are something else. Google Android has an application called Mr. Number that gives Android phone users a phone number to take calls, screen calls, etc. Saw one (phone number) used for a job ad that basically said what the job was and the pay, then caller has option to press a button to request an interview, so employer would contact to arrange a date.
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby fishandchips on Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:52 pm

Oh, Canada! Take notice of the cost of payphone call increase that Bell, Bell Aliant and other applied for. If you found 50 cents per local call hard to accept in 2007, how do you feel about $1? Plan to use a prepaid debit card? It could cost you $2 per call. Tip: look at other prepaid long-distance calling cards. The service is still provided by Bell on those cards plus its own line of cards. Must be a monopoly. If the phone companies don't get the requested increase, Bell is promising to take its least used phones off the phone network.

But think about it--outdoor payphone booths have almost disappeared. Time to let your local or favourite places that have indoor phones know that you want at least one phone retained in their places of business. For all the hype about Internet home phone service or cellphone service, those payphones will still be working during a storm when the other service providers might be down. Except if someone mistakenly cuts the phone cable...

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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:46 am

What amusing concept is this for mobile phones better known as cellphones in North America? A mobile phone tossing competition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

October 4, 2012 6:59 AM
-Mobile Phone Throwing Championship Arrives in Canada

Unconventional sporting competition sponsored by Mobilicity offers Canucks chance to break World Record & win $5,000

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Mobilicity today announced it is bringing the sport of Mobile Phone Throwing to the 'True North, strong and free' by hosting the 1st Annual Canadian Mobile Phone Throwing Championship in Toronto on Saturday, October 13th.

Inspired by the recent Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships in Finland, the Canadian competition will take centre stage at next weekend's Red & Blue Bowl game between the Varsity Blues and the York Lions, a revered annual Canadian intercollegiate football tradition.

The game's halftime show will showcase the top three qualifiers each throwing a mobile phone down the football field to set a Canadian record and attempt to break the 101.46-metre-world-record-throw set in August by Ere Karjalainen of Finland. http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1047369/mobile-phone-throwing-championship-arrives-in-canada

I noticed that the event is tied in a recycling week promotion and bins to collect old phones will be made available. But what of the phones that don't survive their line drives down the field? Who scores the valuable metal components and cleans up the broken bits before the football game returns after half-time?
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:39 pm

After hearing the phone ring several times during a one-hour period and even answering some of the callls to hear static and a rotary-type dialtone being rotated sound, I tried a Last Number return feature (yes, it costs) to find out the number that the calls seem to be coming from. Hope it stops the ding-a-ling from ringing the home phone.

I am thinking if a person could be just hitting THEIR re-dial button on the cellphone and not realize how many times s/he has called a wrong number. Because a friend would not be calling so many times...
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Re: Telephone issues

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:31 pm

BlackBerry in Canada has had a bid by Fairfax Financial Holdings to buy the company. Fairfax owns about 10% of the BlackBerry company through its stock portfolio. http://business.financialpost.com/2013/09/25/blackberry-stock-2/?__lsa=211f-8c07

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Re: Telephone issues

Postby burnt fare on Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:56 pm

Want to use your cellphone in Pakistan? The government wants users to submit their fingerprints to ensure users are not bad people or terrorists. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2969974/EVERY-mobile-phone-user-ordered-fingerprints-taken-Pakistan-country-s-new-anti-terror-laws.html
Every citizen who wants to use a device must make sure their name, phone number and finger prints are on record in order to keep their SIM card.

Since the new measure was announced earlier this year, Pakistanis have been lining up at mobile phone stores and in front of vans and kiosks to have their fingerprints scanned so their identities can be verified, meaning they can keep their phones.

Not sure how that will work for iPhone users who have the fingerprint-id function incorporated in their phone. What's to prevent a bad person from making a good person make a phone call under duress?
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