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Telephones / Caller Identification Services #128896

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 31, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Ruling by Pennsylvania court that telephone caller Idaho services are illegal featured; details given of question of whether the service, which displays the caller's phone number, is an invasion of privacy. television ad shown. [Consumer Federation of America Mark COOPER - comments.] Civil libertarians' concern that displaying of caller number threatens telephone services that depend on anonymity noted. [Coalition Against Domestic Violence Judy YUPCAVAGE - comments.] Aggressive marketing of service by many Bell regional companies noted. [Bell of Pennsylvania Eric RABE - defends caller ID.] Congress said considering requiring telephone companies to offer a way to prevent number from being seen by those with caller ID.

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter

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