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    ATT's plan for 4G LTE

    Some here may know this already but the future plan for 4g LTE seems to be (partly) for automobile connectivity to the network, ...........and predicatively each other, insurance companies, law enforcement, advertisers as the note your gps location, etc... Imagine what the hackers are going to be able to do with this scenario, lol.
    Sure there will be an outcry and a "so called" opt out option but it will get ugly, i see the privacy fight starting in 2015.

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    it is very scary. there is a lot of discussion about this as the "internet of things" evolves. anything connected can be compromised. black market bitcoin mining DVR box from comcast? you bet! it's connected. . .

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