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srufolo1
srufolo1
6/29/2017 8:59:11 PM
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Re: AT&T Scores Smart City Deals With GE, FirstNet
I never really thought about someone taping me or spying on me even after the Patriot Act was passed in 2001 after 9/11. What really woke me up was watching the documentary "Snowden." Then I realized that the government could, and does, spy on anyone for whatever reason, including me.

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/29/2017 5:51:41 PM
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Re: Smart cities need to be fair cities as well..
@afwriter Most of us would not know if that were to happen. 

And that is a scary thing. Just think about how companies try to keep security breaches security. Are governments going to be more transparent? Just some food for thought. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/29/2017 5:45:15 PM
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Re: Smart cities need to be fair cities as well..
There also needs to be accountability if cities or companies overstep their boundaries in terms of security and privacy. Though most of us would probably never know if that happened. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/29/2017 10:18:26 AM
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Re: AT&T has GE and FirstNet for smart cities
@Joe - the toll roads here in Denver use the EZ Pass and automatically take the money out of your bank account. I'm guessing they want you to have the device to make their lives a little easier so they don't have to sort pass carriers and non-pass carriers by their license plate number, instead they're sorted by the pass, and then use that information to send the bill. Or take the money rather.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/29/2017 10:16:38 AM
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Re: AT&T Scores Smart City Deals With GE, FirstNet
@dcawrey - you could have an app that would automatically put in you in the line you want to be in in the line and then notify you when you need to start walking to that ride to make your "line time." It would be entirely possible, my phone tells me when I need to be leaving for work each night. :-/

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/29/2017 10:14:54 AM
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Re: AT&T Scores Smart City Deals With GE, FirstNet
@srufolo1 - I actually have a sticker over the camera on my laptop. More often than not I just enjoy my little monster truck sticker than anything. I certainly have it closed far more than it's open and it'd be far easier to monitor me via my cell phone than my laptop anyway. Though I always keep a little mistrust in the powers that be, so nothing would surprise me. 

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afwriter
afwriter
6/28/2017 11:46:58 PM
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Re: AT&T Scores Smart City Deals With GE, FirstNet
This is entirely possible, but I wonder how much of it actually happens and how much is just the movies trying to scare you. There is an excellent example of this in a movie called "Ratter" which is all about a stalker who watches a girl through her phone and laptop. 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
6/28/2017 10:54:09 PM
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Re: AT&T has GE and FirstNet for smart cities
@Joe Stanganelli Yeah, that doesn't make a lot of sense to me. 

I'm pretty sure a lot of people had to pay to get an EZpass device. Now it's just mailed out to someone? Hmm. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
6/28/2017 10:01:23 PM
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Re: AT&T has GE and FirstNet for smart cities
@mhh: I have been told that, even in the states that "require" you to have the physical device, you can still get onto EZ-Pass toll roads just fine and siimply be mailed a bill for the toll amount -- with no penalty -- via a picture of your license plate.

Which makes me wonder why have the system at all.

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DHagar
DHagar
6/19/2017 4:50:52 PM
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Re: Smart cities need to be fair cities as well..
@freehe, well stated!  Yes, developing a "new framework" (ie standards, common terms) with a new transparency that benefits both public and private entities would go a long way to establishing trust in communities and confidence in the leadership.

Cities that lead the way - with new open systems and transparency will move forward into this space and become leading cities.

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