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Your connected car could be putting your privacy at risk

Popular Science – “As the U.S. enters a new era of lawmaking, connected cars could become the new front of legal battles. Most modern cars know their locations better than their owners do. As suites of connected-car apps become mainstream for both emergency functionality (such as General Motors’ OnStar) or for owner conveniences such as remote start or parking guidance, new vehicles are overflowing with data needed to support always-on connectivity. While most owner concerns (and popular attention) have been fixed on unallowed hacks into such systems by bad actors, there are still massive troves of automatically generated data open to anyone with the knowledge to access it, and even the “proper” use of this data can be a risk to consumers who seek privacy. Your home, your work, every trip you’ve taken no matter how private: it all can be seen by companies, countries, and individuals you’ve never given permission to follow your travels, and completely legally…”

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