[Ads-l] burner account

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Wed Sep 20 16:49:35 EDT 2017


Good point. I think this is converging with Chris’s burner computers. BB

> On 20 Sep 2017, at 13:39, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> As I read it, I realized I could read "unregistered burner phone"
> differently.
> 
> I had thought of a "burner phone" in the context of criminal activity. (I
> finally binge-watched The Wire this year.)
> 
> Now I was open to the concept of a "registered burner phone", one known to
> and perhaps given by the employer, distinct from an "unregistered burner
> phone" one hides from the employer.
> 
> DanG
> 
> On Wed, Sep 20, 2017 at 4:34 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> This is a great find. The term “burner phone” appears in quotes only in
>> the article title and isn’t explained anywhere in the WSJ article, though
>> the context gives a vague idea of the meaning.
>> 
>> The article also quotes a form that says “prepaid phones, pay as you go,
>> burner, etc.”, making fine distinctions, though surely “burner” is in a
>> different sort of category from prepaid/pay-as-you-go phones.
>> 
>> BB
>> 
>>> On 20 Sep 2017, at 09:15, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> 
>>> 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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