USB port in wall gives new meaning to file sharing

What would you do if you saw a USB connector sticking out of the wall in a public place? Makers in New York City want find out! They’re launching project “USB Dead Drop”,  an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network using USB flash drives embedded into walls, buildings and curbs accessible to passersby.  Just plug in and upload/download (at your peril).  Pretty cool, but the security and legal implications are scary.

Via Make.

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  1. If most of them are like the one pictured, I doubt it will be very long before people just break the port off. Vandals are all over the place, and it seems like something that would be an easy target (and ruin a cool project, which is probably a bonus to them)

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