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Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘I believe in privacy!’

Sheila Jackson Lee: ‘I believe in privacy!’

“This is Big Brother on steroids.” That is how Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, described an amendment offered by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act” (CISPA).

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911 Emergency Surcharge Changes

911 Emergency Surcharge Changes

The South Dakota Department of Revenue will be mailing information to all sellers of prepaid wireless services and telecommunication providers about the upcoming changes to the collection and remittance of the 911 Emergency Surcharge and the new Prepaid Wireless 911 Emergency Surcharge. The 911 Emergency Surcharge collected and remitted by all telecommunications service providers, wireless service providers, or Interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol Service providers will increase to $1.25 per service-user-line, per month, effective July 1.

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What we need are some good old fashioned phone booths–and answers

What we need are some good old fashioned phone booths–and answers

What? No phone booths any more in South Dakota? They met their Waterloo a few years ago. What? No phone booths any more in South Dakota? They met their Waterloo a few years ago. It seems that once cellphones became “essential” for most everyone over the age of 12 (Now, it seems that age has slipped to 7 or 8.) it was—presumably–no longer necessary for people to rely on pay phones to communicate with loved ones, including mine, and other important people.

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