YouTube rating US ISPs, settlement-free peering

YouTube starts rating US ISPs, puts its weight behind settlement-free peering — Tech News and Analysis: "Google released an U.S.-focused version of its video quality report Tuesday, which offers users a way to check which of their local ISPs deliver the best-looking YouTube streams. The report is singling out some ISPs as “HD verified” which YouTube Product Manager Jay Akkad defined this way in a blog post: “If your provider can consistently deliver HD video, a resolution of at least 720p, without buffering or interruptions — it’s HD Verified.”

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Text 911, Calling for help without making a call

Text 911: Calling for help without making a call - Technology -"[texting 911] . . . in a big step toward moving the nation's emergency dispatch system out of voice-only technology that dates to the 1960s, four major wireless phone companies are providing text-to-911 service to local governments that want it and have the capability to use it...." (read more at link above)

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Fraudulent Call Centers

Fraud: Two South Florida companies charged with running fraudulent call centers - South Florida Business Journal: "In reality, the consumers had never ordered these products and no attempts to deliver the products had ever been made, said the Justice Department, adding that the callers then said they could resolve the fines if the consumers immediately paid a settlement fee. Luzula and Cuya were both arrested on Jan. 10, 2013 and have remained in jail since their arrests." (read more at link above)

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