[LINK] Bruce Schneier: Privacy eroded in virtual world
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Mon Feb 28 10:11:47 EST 2005
>You're right about the expense.
>I had Caller Line Identification enabled on one of my lines the other
>day so that I can use Asterisk to block telemarketers but still enable
>me to be selective about those whom I tell the method to circumvent the
You get it free with ISDN :)
>This service comes at $6 per month. Not much you might think,
$72 a year. It adds up, especially if you have several lines.
>but I look upon it as an impost, a tax even, to enable myself to have a less
>harassed life without being asked, mostly in Chinglish, to churn my
>telephone account, answer a survey, donate to some obscure charity,
>subscribe to some obscure business directory, or have cladding installed
>on my BV house.
I fail to see why it need stop be charged for and isn't just free and left
running on all lines.
The data is being sent anyway, the software control actually has to REMOVE
it from the process, rather than turn it on to ADD it.
One normally likes to GIVE customers things for free if they don't actually
have to have a human being actually create the result. Right?
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