1996-02-13 - fwd: Meeks on telcos sharing local call info

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From: tbyfield@panix.com (t byfield)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1996-02-13 07:10:18 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 15:10:18 +0800

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From: tbyfield@panix.com (t byfield)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 1996 15:10:18 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: fwd: Meeks on telcos sharing local call info
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>This is forwarded from:
>Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 20:17:43 -0800
>From: "Brock N. Meeks" <brock@well.com>
>To: cwd-l@cyberwerks.com
>Subject: CWD--We're Not in Kansas Anymore Sender: owner-cwd-l@cyberwerks.com
>CyberWire Dispatch // Copyright (c) 1996 //
>Jacking in from the "Abandon All Hope" Port:
>Washington, DC --
>Howard Stern's Private Parts
>Although Howard Stern's privacy (is this an oxymoron?) isn't in question
>here, your privacy is.
>The bill basically allows the telephone companies to use the data they have
>on you in any way they see fit, with one caveat: They must provide the same
>access to that information to competitors, if asked. As long as they don't
>hog all your private data, such as how many times
>you call Domino's Pizza or whether you're an avid QVC network shopper, they
>can sell your data to just about anyone and use it internal in ways that
>should make your skin crawl.
>This is all laid out in admittedly banal Congress speak: "A local exchange
>carrier (that's your local phone company) may use, disclose, or permit
>access to aggregate customer information... only if it provides such
>aggregate information to other carriers or persons on reasonable and
>nondiscriminatory terms and conditions up reasonable request therefore."
>In other words, bend over and kiss your sweet aggregate good-bye.
>Meeks out...
>--- end forwarded text