April 14-20th, 2013 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is designated to honor the countless men and women who work day in and day out answering numerous emergency and non emergency calls, dispatching the appropriate units to the scenes, etc., all while remaining calm and professional.
L.M. Ericsson, Eiffel Tower Table Top Telephone, in production from 1892-1929. Sweden. Exhibition Interface, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney.
One of the first telephones to incorporate microphone and receiver elements into a single handset and one of the first free-standing telephones designed for a table top. Prior to this nearly all phones were wall mounted. The design was copied by several manufacturers.
Meet the whistleblower who exposed the secret room AT&T used to help the NSA spy on the Internet.
As documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden expose how AT&T aided the NSA’s vast spying operations, Democracy Now! speaks to former AT&T technician Mark Klein, who worked at the company for 22 years. In 2006, he blew the whistle on AT&T’s cooperation with the National Security Agency by leaking internal documents that revealed the company had set up a secret room in its San Francisco office to give the NSA access to its fiber-optic Internet cables.
Freed markets and unfettered competition are highly destructive to the power of large corporations. But generally the giant corporations that talk the most about “free markets” and “deregulation” got their market power with plenty of subsidies and protections from the government. Their idea of “freedom” is to abuse that power without restriction.
T-Mobile to clamp down on network abusers, booting them down to lowest Simple Choice plan: T-Mobile has announced that it’s going to seriously clamp down on any users using unauthorized methods to get around its tethering cap. Those caught using more data than they should be on the highest tier, unlimited Simple Choice plan will be warned to stop, before being moved down to the entry-level plan. This move is aimed […] http://dlvr.it/C1QbNw