U.S. Backs New System for Net, Phone Numbering

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by spy1, Feb 17, 2003.

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  1. spy1

    spy1 Registered Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Clover, SC
    The U.S. government is supporting a move to a new standard designed to create a single point of contact for telephone and Internet communications.

    The new electronic numbering system, also known as ENUM, would give consumers a single number for all their telephone numbers, e-mail and instant messaging addresses, fax numbers and mobile phone numbers.

    Article here: http://www.internetnews.com/xSP/article.php/1584431 . Pete
  2. controler

    controler Guest

    I built telecommunications test equipment for 12 years and I don't see
    what technology would allow that massive amount of info to be directed through one central point. Besides, having all your eggs in one basket is not very security wise.
    The equipment I built was for companies to test their T1 central office and PBX's for errors so they could prove their bit error rate percentage lose to their customers.
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