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Posted: 4/25/2013 6:58:12 AM EDT
Forbes Wifi

If you work in a secure facility, where portable electronic devices are not allowed due to security risks, here’s a heads-up.
(Did a search, didn’t find any dupes…)

Microsoft has tried more than a few publicity stunts to get us using Office 365, including WiFi hotspots in UK park benches. A magazine with a hotspot, however, is fresh -- and might just get us to notice the ads we normally skip. Americans who've received a special issue of Forbes have flipped past the articles to discover a fully functional (if stripped down) T-Mobile router tucked into a cardboard insert. Once activated, it dishes out 15 days of free WiFi for up to five devices at once, at up to three hours per charge. Microsoft is naturally hoping that we'll see the value of always being in the cloud and pony up for an Office 365 subscription, but we're sure that many will just relish having an access point while they're reading on the train home -- it sure beats settling for a Twitter feed.

Would suck to get a letter of security violation in your personnel folder over some lunch-time reading material that you may have
unknowingly brought into the facility.
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Posted: 4/25/2013 7:50:40 AM EDT
The fact that such technology exists and is affordable enough to use in magazine advertisements, I have to wonder how such technology has been used clandestinely, for how long and by who?
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Posted: 4/25/2013 8:33:46 AM EDT
Imagine the chaos if someone unknowingly tried to bring one of those onto an airplane. Bet that looks "OMG scary" on an Xray machine.

And yeah, if that kind of tech is now that small and cheap enough to be disposable, I shudder to think what is being used on the surveillance end.

Then again, why bother? We all leave an easy enough to follow trail, post intimate details of our lives on the internet willingly and carry a tracking device/bug on us everywhere we go.
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