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Submission + - AT&T Deploys Security Update to Samsung Galaxy S III (att.com)

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.

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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