[Ads-l] burner account

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 20 12:15:26 EDT 2017


This seems a pertinent article from today's news:

‘Burner Phone’ Accusation Marks New Chapter in Ole Miss Scandal
https://www.wsj.com/articles/burner-phone-accusation-marks-new-chapter-in-ole-miss-scandal-1505832124

The article distinguishes between a "university-issued phone" and an
"unreported burner phone"

Also, this:

"The new accusations began when Mars notified the school in July that he
had evidence about alleged misuse of burner phones in recruiting. He
alleged that coaches purchased phones with cash, sometimes at out of state
locations or using fictitious names, that they used to conceal
“communications with prospects that were prohibited by the NCAA’s rules.”

In some instances, Mars wrote, third parties bought the burners and then
gave them to coaches. It also alleges the coaches instructed recruits not
to put their names with these numbers in the contacts sections of their
phone."

DanG

On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 4:29 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 11:11 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > It strikes me that one similarity between the burner phone and the burner
> > device is the inability to connect the phone or device to the user.
> > ​
> >
>
> ​No, this is not the usage I know. The burner phones/devices that are
> issued by companies to their employees are perfectly connected to both the
> company and the employee. They just don't have any confidential information
> on them, and the employee has their "real" phone/device elsewhere in a safe
> place, so if the burner device/phone gets confiscated, nothing of value is
> lost.
>
> Chris​
>
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