Surf the Net via Power Lines

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Reuters reports that your power company may offer Internet service through wall sockets. This is bound to lead to bizarre privacy problems, such as the discovery that your toaster has been transmitting data about your toasting habits to its manufacturer… I wonder if this would add a significant amount of noise to power lines. Perhaps they’ll provide filters, as DSL providers do, so you can block the noise (and the unauthorized Internet access) to your home appliances.

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