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jsw
Nov 15, 2012, 07:08 PM
Sure, the N4 doesn't have LTE.

But maybe that's a good thing (http://gizmodo.com/5960904/terrorists-can-take-down-an-entire-citys-lte-network-for-just-650).

According to a critical document filed with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, you can take down any LTE network with a simple $650 piece of gear.

Every cellphone grid is vulnerable to this technique, including FirstNet, the emergency communications network designed after 9/11. According to the authors, "it's relatively easy to do" by anyone. In fact, if a terrorist group spent just a bit more on a cheap, readily available power amplifier, it could take down a region as large as New York State.

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robanga
Nov 15, 2012, 07:10 PM
Sure, the N4 doesn't have LTE.

But maybe that's a good thing (http://gizmodo.com/5960904/terrorists-can-take-down-an-entire-citys-lte-network-for-just-650).

Hey carrier pigeons are the safest. Seriously though, any phone that has HSDPA+ radios in it would have that to fall back on.

3bs
Nov 15, 2012, 07:11 PM
I read that earlier today and chuckled. What use would they have in doing something like that anyway :p

jsw
Nov 15, 2012, 07:13 PM
Hey carrier pigeons are the safest.
Not always! (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226203/Skeleton-hero-World-War-II-carrier-pigeon-chimney-secret-coded-message-attached-leg.html?ito=feeds-newsxml) ;)

LIVEFRMNYC
Nov 15, 2012, 07:17 PM
Imagine how many lives that would save. People get hit by cars everyday due to phone usage at both the driver and pedestrian's fault.

onthecouchagain
Nov 15, 2012, 10:08 PM
Good guy Google?