Here's how you can make and receive Google Voice phone calls from any old wired phone you may have lying around your house. The only problem is that this might not be your best solution. That's coming in a later article.
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Government breaches as reported by a GAO analysis show substantial growth in incidents of concern.
ZDNetGovWeek: Brazil proposed Internet governance rules, Israel builds its own cloud, and Dutch drones watch civilians
It's not just the US using observational technology to keep an eye on potential troublemakers. The Dutch have approved the use of drones to film civilians. A Harris poll suggests online commerce has felt the blow of the NSA revelations. Plus Google hit for Street View violations in Italy. A lot of gov going on worldwide. Click in to read.
Here's how you can set up a complex home office with two phone line and Google Voice. This is the Mark I attempt at a solution. It works, but we found better options, especially since Google is deprecating the XMPP protocol.
Google Voice doesn't normally allow more than one Google Voice number to ring through to a single mobile phone. This article shows you some ways around that limitation.
ZDNetGovWeek: Obama proposes a sort-of end to NSA phone records, AWS gets DoD deal, and Jimmy Carter vs. NSA
It's an odd week when government tech news mentions both President Obama and ripped-from-the-seventies President Carter. But that's life in these United States. We also have a wide range of less silly government news from around the world, all worth reading. So dig in.
Learn how you can receive transcribed voicemail messages and texts in any email client you want.
It's like something out of a bad Bond clone. The robotic image of Edward Snowden rants at TED, Netflix (which consumes more bandwidth than just about anyone) else wants net neutrality (duh), and the NSA does its job by monitoring questionable Chinese tech supplier Huawei. There's lots more 'round the world, so click on in.
The single most important question is this: what does America currently control and therefore, what would we actually be giving up?
It's not good. It's not newly bad. It's just not good. In other words, it's another week and yet more mess. CISPA may be coming back for another round, lots of countries are on the whine-path, and Zuckerberg "unlikes" Obama's tactics regarding Internet privacy.