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POTS is used for the old telephone system (Plain Old Telephone System).

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Is there any truth to the (to me) bizarre idea that you can "track" a phone call better depending on how long it goes on? [duplicate]

I have heard many prank calls from ~2004-2007. In many of them, completely different people all mention the same thing about them "tracking the pranker", clearly in an attempt to scare the ...
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How secure is a land line phone call?

What are the risks of communicating sensitive information using a land line? Once my voice gets digitized does the carrier use encryption during transport? We have all heard about rogue cell towers (...
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Why is caller ID spoofing so simple, and catching offenders so hard?

There is plenty of software which allows a user to input a recipient's information, and a fake-originator's information, and the software will complete the caller ID spoof. I'm trying to understand ...
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