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The Telecom Digest for July 30, 2011
Volume 30 : Issue 189 : "text" Format
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L.A. County starting over on emergency communications system(Lisa or Jeff)
It's all about Priorities(Randall Webmail)

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Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:14:16 -0700 (PDT) From: Lisa or Jeff <hancock4@bbs.cpcn.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: L.A. County starting over on emergency communications system Message-ID: <3cf1d6ad-e87a-416b-93b7-d2630ab36ff5@f20g2000yqm.googlegroups.com> The LA Times reported that, "Los Angeles County leaders Thursday put the county at risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds when they voted to scrap years of planning for a vast emergency communications system and restart the search for companies to build the complex project." for full article please see: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-emergency-communications-20110728,0,5014245.story
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2011 12:43:20 -0400 (EDT) From: Randall Webmail <rvh40.remove-this@and-this-too.insightbb.com> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: It's all about Priorities Message-ID: <1592533482.120969.1311957800169.JavaMail.root@md03.insight.synacor.com> Under cover of debt crisis, Senate looks to extend telco spying immunity By Stephen C. Webster July 29, 2011 @ 9:44 am Legislation which changed the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to give U.S. telecoms immunity from prosecution for participating in legally-ambiguous spying programs, isn't set to expire until 2012 -- but one group of U.S. Senators appears to see opportunity in crisis. Amid the calamitous debt-limit talks seizing Washington in recent weeks, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence kick started yesterday the mark-up of legislation that would reapprove the spying activities and telecom immunity. [SNIP] http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/29/under-cover-of-debt-crisis-senate-looks-to-extend-telco-spying-immunity/print/
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