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larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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12/31/2015 | 10:40:30 AM
Re: making public wifi safer
It's more like casual vandalism is a way of life there.
PedroGonzales
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12/30/2015 | 1:00:42 PM
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@impact now. Did I tell you that I went to NYC with some friends and all their smartphones ran out of battery, but mine.  I think, charging stations are a great idea.  Since,  battery life isn't going to get better anytime soon, that is the best we can hope for now.  Vandalism is a problem in NYC.
larryloeb
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12/30/2015 | 11:58:19 AM
Re: making public wifi safer
Yeah, the charging stations are a good idea.

If the mooks don't cut down and steal the entire kiosk.
impactnow
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12/30/2015 | 11:48:11 AM
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The problems outlined for this Wi-Fi hotspot are really no different than the hotspots at every coffee shop in New York City . Unless users take their own security precautions on their devices they run the risk of their information being hacked at any public hotspot . I do however think this is a good idea since the payphones are really an eyesore New York City . I also like the idea of charging stations , after hurricane Sandy so many people were without electricity . Public charging spots would be a lifesaver in any kind of disaster that impaired electricity . Public charging stations are really part of her communication system as a country now . Implementing more of them should be a priority .
larryloeb
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12/29/2015 | 10:07:15 PM
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I'm sure that there will be some security measures taken.

Considering it's the city, they will have to worry more about someone stealing the doggone kiosks themselves.
PedroGonzales
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12/29/2015 | 9:35:52 PM
making public wifi safer
I would like that promoters of such technology to be more honest with consumers, you get free WIFI access on the city but we will be monitoring your smarphone.  As they say, there is no free lunch.  I wonder whether attackers will use such hotspots to steal people's personal data. What will the city be doing to protect people personal information as they use such hotspots. 


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