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Verizons 5G lab is creating new and innovative ways to take advantage of the speed of 5G. Josmar Taveras, USA TODAY

Sure, the next generation of wireless will bring you faster phones, smarter tech and seamless services. But could 5G also make your privacy vulnerable?

While you often hear that 5G promises to eventually rev-up health care, self-driving cars, virtual reality, even entire “smart” cities, what you don’t hear quite as often is how it raises the stakes on privacy and security.

“5G implies faster speeds for good guys and for bad guys,” reminds Galina Datskovsky, CEO of Vaporstream, a secure messaging company in Chicago.

But before we let our fears and concerns move