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Susan Fourtané
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3/9/2016 | 11:56:49 AM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
tjgkg, 

Of course, I understand. If we have a quick look at the history of humanity we can see that since the very beginning there have been such people. This, innevitably, if something that won't change any time soon.

We just have to accept that with all the great things that new technologies will bring the same things will also be used for bad things by those nasty people.

I hope I could give you a more positive forecast, though. We'll see what happens. 

-Susan 
Susan Fourtané
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3/7/2016 | 4:59:17 AM
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Broadway, exactly. Most people have a tendency to resist new technologies due to a fear of the unknown. It takes time, but at the end it will be as you said. Do you personally would have a driverless car if you had to the chance now? /Susan
Susan Fourtané
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3/7/2016 | 4:43:02 AM
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tjgkg, sometimes I wonder if it is not us who come up with all these ideas and hackers just find them ready to elaborate, improve, and put them into practice. What do you think of this, do you think it could be possible? Terrorists already deliberately crash and planes. The only difference would be that none of them has to die in the process. Yes, there are some really bad people out there. But progress and technology can't be stopped because of them. It is also true that the good guys are doing everything that is in their power in the security space. /Susan
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3/2/2016 | 3:58:44 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Broadway, that's a great question about what the right age for sending kids to school in an autonomous car would be. Do you think when self-driving cars become more common people will leave fear behind? /Susan
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3/2/2016 | 3:18:59 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Impact, How old is your young child? Yes, for the elderly, disabled, and teens will be great, as well as for those who don't like driving, or can't drive for some reason, but also for children who go to school. /Susan
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3/2/2016 | 2:51:15 PM
Re: Big in the Bay Area, but will they work?
Charlie, I don't know particularly in the Bay area, but according to car manufacturers, companies responsible for the connectivity in the vehicles, and research studies traffic will see improvements and fatalities on the road will decrease. /Susan
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2/29/2016 | 9:28:44 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Susan I don't know that I would put my young child in a self driving car on their own but I do think it would be great for the elderly disabled or teenagers that need a ride to the mall!
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2/29/2016 | 8:50:27 PM
Big in the Bay Area, but will they work?
I think driverless cars will worsen traffic snarl-ups in the Bay Area because cars must take their turns and proceed through narrow corridors at such frequent intervals that the software will balk and freeze up at the close proximity to other cars. Or it may be driver-driven cars will have an advantage in highly congested situations that slows the progress of cautiously driven, driverless cars.
Susan Fourtané
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2/29/2016 | 8:24:00 PM
Re: The Security Implications of Connected Cars
Impact,

Yes, people who can't drive are going to really enjoy these cars. They will change their life. Also, parents will have more free time since the car will drive the kids to school, pick them up, and do other things like sending things to relatives, friends, etc. 

-Susan  
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2/29/2016 | 8:06:08 PM
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jnskm, 

That would be catastrophic, indeed! This has been a thought-provoking conversation. Thank you. As I mentioned earlier, according to the conversations I have had with, for example, researchers and experts on 5G from Nokia Networks and others, providing an encrypted security for the networks is top on the 5G agenda.

But as we know, things can happen. This technology is great and its many possible applications will improve the quality of living in more than one way. Yet, we need to remember that there are evil people out there.

As for the smartphones and Apple, yes, I agree. The Apple vs FBI case shows that the technology exists. The fact that companies can choose how to use it, or don't use it is a different story.

Apple's security has always been reliable. Many people critize the company because of the price of the products. But when you buy an Apple product you get quality and in cases like this, you really understand how much you can trust the company. As an Apple user, I am very pleased. :)

-Susan  
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