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Submission + - AT&T Deploys Security Update to Samsung Galaxy S III->

sixteenbitsamurai writes: A week after Stagefright patches went out to AT&T's version of the 2-year-old Samsung Galaxy S4, it appears there is now an update for the venerable AT&T variant of the Galaxy S III as well. The only change listed for said update is "Device security improvements" which are most likely a patch for the Stagefright vulnerability, though this is unconfirmed at this time. OTA updates are available as of 8-18-2015 either through automatic update (how this first-time submitter found out about it) or can be manually applied as well.
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Comment Re:A better question (Score 1) 298

So much this. In northern MN, AT&T has great reception and Verizon calls always drop out. The 3G coverage for both seems spotty at best up here, though Verizon has slightly better data when and where you can connect. Yes, anecdotal observation, take it with a grain of salt, YMMV, etc.

Comment That's great and all, but... (Score 1) 293

I happen to enjoy driving. This tech is cool, but I personally don't want a JohnnyCab. I don't even really care for cruise control. Yeah, yeah, and you can get off my lawn, too, but there's something about driving... maybe it's because I lived in a rural area growing up and my first car was pretty much my ticket to independence and freedom -- being able to go just about anywhere I wanted when I wanted, no longer shackled to my parents' house in the middle of nowhere -- that makes me hesitant to give up control of my car. I guess I'd rather have true freedom than a safety net, which is the way I feel about quite a lot of things now that I think about it.

Also, I realize that perceiving automated driving systems as loss of freedom is irrational to an extent; this is because my opinion is based on personal feelings which are more subjective than logical. I merely present my opinion as food for thought.

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