Privacy-Enhanced Mail [begin privacy-enhanced message proctype]

We all know that the Internet is becoming an increasingly insecure place. This is why the Privacy and Security Research Group (PSRG) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the the Privacy-Enhanced Electronic Mail Working Group (PEM WG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) set up this system of Privacy-Enhanced Mail.

Privacy-Enhanced Mail messages often begin with the following headers:

-----­­­­­BEGIN PRIVACY­ENHANCED MESSAGE­­­­­------
begin privacy-enhanced message proctype
privacyenhanced message proctype
begin privacyenhanced message
begin privacy-enhanced message
-----­­­­­END PRIVACY­ENHANCED MESSAGE­­­­­------

This form of mail uses encryption and message authentication processes. PEM is now an Internet standard. It allows Internet mail to be sent to another party in a safe fashion. The messages are sent in their original form, ensuring that people don’t tamper with them. Also, the person on the receiving end is able to verify that the message was sent to that individual. Finally, PEM ensures that the message is kept private and is not shared with unintended parties.

There are two different versions of PEM. One is written by Mark Riordan. The other one was written by Trusted Information Systems, Inc.

Verizon eSIM QR Barcode + Activation Instructions

Activating service is easy. Just make sure you have a data connection, either Wi-Fi or cellular from another wireless carrier, and follow the steps below to get started.

First, if you haven’t already done so, you’ll need to get Verizon service for your eSIM. If you need to sign-up for Verizon service, download the My Verizon app from the Apple® App Store®, then follow the instructions to confirm eligibility and set up your account.

Once you’ve signed up for Verizon service, you’ll need to set up your iPhone. For this step, you’ll need to display the QR code below with a computer or tablet, then follow these steps on your iPhone to scan it:
Tap Settings
Tap Cellular
Tap Add Cellular Plan
Scan the QR code below

LPA:1$gsma2.vzw.otgeuicc.com$

If prompted to select a default line, choose your new Verizon line for voice, messaging and data.
Wait for installation process to complete.
Once you see Cellular Plan Added notification, begin using your new Verizon service.

eSIM on Verizon Wireless

What is an eSIM?

An eSIM is an embedded or electronic SIM inside your device. With an eSIM, there’s no physical SIM card that you need to insert. For example, many connected smartwatches use this type of technology.Like a traditional SIM card, the eSIM stores data that is needed for your device to connect to and use the Verizon’s wireless network.

What does it mean when a device has a Dual SIM with an eSIM?

Devices that have Dual SIM with an eSIM have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.

What devices currently support Dual SIM with an eSIM?

The Apple® iPhone® XS Max, iPhone XS and iPhone XR have both a physical SIM card and an eSIM.

What are the benefits of having a Dual SIM with an eSIM?

Dual SIM with an eSIM opens up many possibilities that were previously unavailable with only a physical SIM. For example, you can have:

  • Two phone numbers on a single device
  • A data plan with an overseas carrier to use while traveling abroad, without changing your domestic SIM

When will Verizon support eSIM with Dual SIM technology?

Based on our discussions with Apple, we believe you should be able to add our great Verizon service on your eSIM before the end of the year. In the meantime, you can continue to use a physical SIM card to activate Verizon service on your device.

How can I find out more information about Dual SIM with an eSIM on iPhone?

Visit Apple’s support page for more information.

Bose AR Glasses Alto and Rondo

The Bose name is synonymous with high-end mass-market audio products. The Framingham, Massachusetts based company is one of the market leaders in consumer-facing audio technology. They have a significant presence in the headphone, speaker and digital device markets. They are not, however, a name that comes to mind when most consumers think of augmented reality. Bose is hoping to change this perception with the release of their Bose Frames audio-based AR glasses

 Visual-based augmented reality devices utilize cameras to overlay digital widgets over a live view of the world- typically through smartphones and purpose-built augmented reality glasses like Microsoft’s Hololens or Google Glass. The Bose Frames work on a similar principle, combining data gleaned from motion sensors on the device with GPS positioning tech to create the illusion of an audio-based world combined with the real world.

 Bose Frames Specs 

The Bose Frames come in two different models, differentiated only by the style, size, and shape of the units- Bose Frames Alto (BMD0003) and Bose Frames Rondo (BMD0004). The underlying electronic components remain the same for each unit, and the differences are entirely cosmetic. 

 These glasses come equipped with GPS sensors that locate the user. The GPS works in conjunction with a 9-axis sensor that tells the unit in which direction they are viewing and moving towards. Speakers are built-in to the unit, on the sides of the frames where the lens meets the arms of the glasses. Both models come with built-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a magnetic docking/charging station.

 

 Traditional AR glasses use digital displays that are overlayed onto lenses or beamed directly into the user’s eyes. This need to process and display visual images often requires clunky hardware that makes the glasses easy to spot- this is not true with the Bose Frames. The speakers and related hardware are all built into the thick sides of the glasses, which gives them a natural look and weight.

When can we expect a consumer release?

These glasses received FCC approval on 2018-10-22 and the documents are set to become public by January 22nd so it is highly likely at least a developer edition will launch by then. [FCC ID A94429638]

How Are Bose Frames Used?

As with visual AR devices, the Bose Frames run different apps and have many exciting use cases. One example given by the company at SXSW, where the units debuted, was walking along a historic street on a guided audio tour. During the tour, users could tilt their view towards a historic building, business, or landmark and tap the button on the side of the glasses to access an audio description of that area. Essentially the glasses act as your own personal tour guide of downtown. The devices will feature native apps and apps by third-party developers, and the possibilities for use are as varied as those for traditional visual-based augmented reality systems. 

The Future of Audio Technology?

Bose is betting big that their foray into augmented-reality will pay dividends. While the Bose Frames are manufactured and sold by Bose, they are making an aggressive push to work with other companies to license their technology for use in other devices like virtual reality gaming headsets, visual-AR glasses and more. 

Project Fi becomes Google Fi

After years of being “Project Fi”, a service geared toward techies and beta testers, Google recently evolved this project into “Google Fi”.
Along with the redesign, we can expect better service, better coverage, and better rates as Google Fi competes on a bigger scale. Signing up for Google Fi? Use this referral code for a service credit!

Introducing Google Fi
After 3 years of growing with you, our Project Fi community, we’re excited to announce some big news: Project Fi is now Google Fi. Your service and billing won’t be impacted, but you’ll notice a new name, logo, and look-and-feel in places like your Google Fi app and your
Google Fi account.

You can now also bring most Android phones and iPhones to Google Fi. While these phones get most of the Google Fi features you know and love, only phones designed for Fi, like the Pixel you have, unlock all of Google Fi‘s unique features, including seamless switching between cellular networks and automatic connection to secure Wi-Fi hotspots. Since you’re already on the best Google Fi experience, you don’t need to take any action for your own account. Feel free to share the news with friends or family who might be interested in bringing a phone to Google Fi.

Finally, if you’re looking for a new phone, we’re celebrating our big day with one-day offers on all phones designed for Fi, from the Pixel 3 to the Moto G6. Everyone is eligible for these offers—whether you’re looking for a phone for yourself or know someone you’d like to refer to Google Fi.

Today’s update is just the start, and we can’t wait to bring you more from Google Fi. As always, please reach out if you have any questions—we’re here for you 24/7.

Currently, Google Fi has several compatible phones promoted in their online store including:

TP-Link Kasa Smart Spot WiFi Camera KC100

The Kasa Smart Spot is a Nest-like security camera made by TP-Link. With the Kasa Smart Spot connected to your home network, you can see what happens in your home even when you’re away. This keeps your home safe and give yourself a little peace of mind — all while seeing every detail on your phone.
You can set up and use your Kasa Smart Spot alone, or use it together with other smart home devices including plugs, bulbs, switches and more. All
these can be achieved on the Kasa app, which provides:
  • Simple Setup
    • Easily connects your camera to your home network and place it almost anywhere.
  •  Live Video and Two-Way Audio
    • View 1080P full HD video and connect with your family instantly from anywhere at any time with your phone
  •  Free Cloud Storage
    • Record up to two days of video activity per camera at no cost and save favorite moments to your phone. Upgrade options available
  • Activity Detection
    • – Immediately alert you whenever it detects motion, keeping you and your family aware of what’s going on

Pros: Great camera at an affordable price and less expensive then the Nest camera

Cons: 2.4 GHz WiFi Only, indoor-only camera.

Here’s a diagram of the buttons and light functions on the device (click to enlarge).

 

Setup Instructions:

Step 1. Download Kasa
Get the Kasa for Mobile app  from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by scanning the QR code below
Step 2. Log In
Open the app, and log in with your TP-Link ID. If you don’t have an account, create one first
Tap the +  button in the Kasa app and select Kasa Smart Spot. Follow app instructions
to configure your camera and add it to your home network.

ANATEL — Brazil’s National Telcom Agency

ANATEL Wireless Certification

Brazil’s Agency of National Telecommunication is a very active institute which keeps working hard to make sure that all devices are registered and there are no or least possible cybercrimes. This is what has made them develop ANATEL identifiers which analyze the devices and then certify them to give them a green signal. ANATEL wireless certification is modern, well put together and highly technological, so it covers most aspects, making sure that the certified consumer products have a high quality and the longest possible life. For this, ANTEL identifiers have many manuals, SAR levels, test reports, and user manuals. Now let’s see what ANATEL wireless certification is all about in detail.

ANATEL certifies many devices which are of use to people in their daily life matters. From a simple phone to complex signal generators, ANATEL has applications and software to certify and identify most devices which we have to use very often. Here are some of the devices that ANATEL deals with:

  • Cellphones of all kinds including the smartphones.
  • ANATEL includes the radio devices which are around for a while, including transceivers, cordless phones, and
  • Mobile and other devices’ accessories to ensure that even the smaller but important device accessories are all good to use as well. These accessories include connectors, cables, battery chargers, antenna, batteries, and wireless cards etc.
  • Fixed telecommunication channel creating and mediating devices.
  • Networking equipment like modems which catch and then further provide signals to your devices.
  • IP Phones are identified and certified by ANATEL. There use is increasing day by day.

The basic job that ANATEL performs is that it as to look into the details and functioning of devices very closely. This way ANATEL analyzes the products of consumer use and other devices in depth and then it can provide certification and documents for the devices in a more reliable and efficient manner. ANATEL has to review all the documents which come with a device and then it provides a certificate of homologation to ensure that the telecommunications are as effective and foolproof as they can be. There is no intervention from other companies, institutes or people in power in ANATEL’s wireless certification proceedings which makes the process even quicker, reliable and within your immediate access.

ANATEL keeps checking on medically related wireless as well since they are a major part of life too. For that, they have brought in a project named ANVISA which keeps a vigilant eye on the manufacturing, running, and maintenance of medical regulatory devices. ANATEL also has webinars to let people into the loop and describe things to them so that they know how their devices are regulated and monitored. The device developers are also taken into consideration as they need to know what requirements they have to meet. This makes sure that all parties concerned are well aware of the way that things progress. The authorities at ANATEL are highly functional and vigilant, which is why they have such effective control over things.

EMC Test for SDDPI Approval in Indonesia

The talks about mandatory EMC certification for various wireless products has been going on in Indonesia since September of 2018. In fact, as the new regulations came from SDDPI in August the issue of EMC certification was in circulation. However, because of lack of proper clarification from SDDPI the issue has been very confusing with respect to the type of devices that need EMC certifications and those that don’t. In September a notification from SDDPI somewhat cleared the confusion and a list of products was releases according to which wireless products such as mobile phones and tablets had to submit an ERC test report while they were applying for SDDPI certification. But this list was still not cleared and it was not clearly mentioned which products needed this test and which did not.

After some time, another notification came from the SDDPI officers that stated that EMC test results will be mandatory for only the devices which require EMC tests within their local regulatory bodies. For example, if any device based on Bluetooth technology requires an EMC test to pass the local regulatory body then that product must submit an EMC test report to SDDPI for certification. But even after that when the SDDPI regulations were checked we found out that it was very ambiguous and with a lot of concrete information missing. There was no mention of any specific EMC standard. The only thing that was mentioned was that the measurement results from the EMC test should exceed the level where they become electromagnetically harming for the human body. So once again the regulations were not clear and a lot of confusion was in the minds of people who were looking to get their devices certified by SDDPI in Indonesia.

In the middle of all this confusion, another notification came from SDDPI which stated that any electronic wireless device that is being used in close proximity had to go through the obligatory EMC testing to get the SDDPI certificate. These devices include mobile phones, laptops, tablets, mobile computers, watches, wearable devices, earphones etc. These are all the devices that if they have a high electromagnetic rating, they can harm the human body. As soon as this notification came people thought that they have a clearer vision now about the whole certification fiasco but once again they were proved wrong by the SDDPI officers. The information was changed suddenly before any confirmation of the previous news. This is the latest information that has been communicated by the SDDPI officers and is considered to be the final form of regulation of EMC testing for wireless devices for SDDPI certification. According to the latest information that was released in October, EMC testing was applied mandatory on all the wireless devices except Module, Base Station Transceiver (BTS) and Microwave Antenna. Other than the three devices mentioned before any other wireless device that is planning to apply to SDDPI for certification has to go through the mandatory EMC testing.

 

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

BTRC known as Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ টেলিযোগাযোগ নিয়ন্ত্রণ কমিশন) is responsible for establishing, operating, regulating, maintaining telecommunication establishments and providing various telecom services and keeping all the telecommunication systems in Bangladesh in check. It was started although it was criticized by Human rights in March 2013 for blocking various atheist website and blog posts.

They give license to the companies who are willing to do business using Telecommunication, Broadband Internet and Wireless Transmission sectors.

The BTRC was formed on 31st January of 2002, under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Act 2001 with the vision “At least 10 telephones per 100 inhabitants by 2010”. Apart from all these administrative roles in telecommunication they also play a key role in the satellite department as the latest satellite Bangabandhu-1 that is the first state owned satellite in Bangladesh.

Types of the Existing wireless broadcasting system in Bangladesh:

There are several methods used for broadcasting in electronic media. The methods supported by BTRC are :

  1.  Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
  2. Satellite Television Broadcasting
  3. FM Radio Broadcasting
  4. Community Radio Broadcasting

For Terrestrial Television Broadcasting, Bangladesh Television(BTV) holds the only access and it is protected by Bangladeshi Law. BTV is using 174-230 MHz spectrum in VHF band although VHF band I requested to be turned off. It may be transferred to NFAP, 522-698 MHz spectrums in future.

Satellite Television broadcasting: is regulated by the Minister of Information(MoI) but the spectrum is assigned from BTRC after they are good to go with rules and regulation. So far They have given spectrum to 28 channels and they are using 6,9 or 12 MHz frequency.

FM Radio Broadcasting: FM Radio Broadcasting permission also given by the Ministry of Information(MoI). According to the list of 2015, there are 28 radio stations that have been given permission by the ministry of information and 25 of them excluding the state-owned radio station (Bangladesh Betar) has been assigned spectrum by BTRC.

Bangladesh Betar has its headquarter in Sher e Bangla Nagar, Agargaon

Here is the list of privately owned radio stations and their description:

Community Radio Broadcasting Its good to know that community radio station are also growing now in Bangladesh after the initiative of BNNRC with the ministry of information. Under the policy of Broadcasting and operation policy 2008, Sixteen(16) community radio has been approved. To ensure the free flow of information to the people, the government enacted the Right to Information Act 2009.Currently, the output power of community radio transmitter is 100 WATT and it covers roughly 17 Kilometer but it going to be developed to 250 WATT very soon. Also a there is a plan to cover the whole country under the spectrum, which are 98.40MHz, 98.80MHz and 99.20MHz.

Here is the list of community radios in Bangladesh:

How Companies and people can get a license?

For all of these 4 type of broadcasting license is given by the Ministry of information (Mol).

After getting awarded license from Ministry of information (Mol).

The licensee has to apply for assigning frequency and import Earth Station and SNG/DSNG equipment and after getting the frequency they can use, for broadcast and transmission they are on the next step to set up their situation with radio equipment for that they have to import the equipment which they can do easily after the grant of frequency from BTRC

What types of Band Assigned by BTRC?

Band Assigned by BTRC:

  • For Satellite Television: According to NFAP, the frequency is assigned from BTRC to the licensee, 6/9/12 MHz uplink frequency from 5.85-6.425 GHz band.
  • FM/Community Radio: According to NFAP, the frequency is assigned from BTRC to the licensee from 87.5 to 108 MHz

What Documents needed to be submitted for the process and application?

Documents to be submitted with the application:

Applicant(s) shall furnish the following information/documents as is applicable:

  1. Letter of application (in letterhead pad and application to the

Chairman of BTRC and attention to the Director, Spectrum Division)

  1. Application Form (duly filled in, furnished, signed and sealed)

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  1. Copy of License from MoI. (Attested)
  2. Copy of Brochure (General Specification) of requested radio equipment (Attested)
  3. Copy of Trade License (Attested)
  4. For limited Company: Copy of Memorandum of Association and Article of Association (Attested)
  5. For public owner: Copy of Proprietorship Certificate (Attested)

What do after application submission?

After getting the application with the proper documents, the Commission will place the application to the Spectrum Management Committee (SMC) for their opinion. The SMC recommends the proposal to the Commission. It is worth mentioning that the sole responsibility of assigning spectrum belongs to the commission. According to the decision of the commission, the spectrum is assigned to the applicant.

Test Transmission Report:

After getting the prior permission from the Commission to use the assigned frequency for 7 days test. The licensee shall have to submit the test transmission report to the Commission. The Inspection team of BTRC will inspect the broadcast method of the organization. The Commission, upon inspection report, will award the License to Operate Radio Communications Equipment to the licensee.

The licensee(s) have to renew the license yearly,

 

 

Intel 5G Chip Testing 2019, Expected for 2020 iPhone

On the morning of November 13, news from foreign media said that Intel’s 5G chip is expected to be
used for iPhone testing next year, if it will be assembled to iPhone products in 2020.

Intel issued a press release to some foreign media, detailing that the company’s first 5G modem XMM
8160 will come faster than originally expected. In the next six months, Apple and other smartphone
manufacturers will be able to test the official products they launched in 2020.

Intel has advanced the release date of this modem for more than half a year. The XMM 8160 5G will
support peak speeds of up to 6gb per second, three to six times faster than the current LTE 4G, and will
be available in the second half of 2019.

However, Intel is also working hard to advance the production plan of this chip, which is very important
for future iPhone testing.

In addition to Apple, almost all mobile phone manufacturers are using Qualcomm’s 5G chips. At least 18
major companies – including Samsung, Nokia (HMD), Sony, Xiaomi, oppo, vivo, HTC, LG, Asus, ZTE, Sharp,
Fujitsu and One Plus – are working with Qualcomm and its Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem Cooperation.

In addition, Huawei and Samsung are also developing their own 5G modems.

Intel (Intel) pointed out that the first smartphone with the new XMM 8160 5G modem will be available
in the first half of 2020, but Apple may have to wait for the next version, 8161. This is in line with the
release of the new iPhone in the second half of 2020.

It is said that Apple is still in contact with MediaTek, which is also the cooperation of 5G chips.

Earlier we reported that Apple was “not very satisfied” with Intel because Intel failed to solve the heat
dissipation problem of the 8060 modem chip. But even so, Apple did not consider negotiating with
Qualcomm to restart the 5G chip.