Your car is watching you. The implications are profound and immediate

October 10, 2023

Professor Uri GalAs cars have transformed into technologically advanced machines, laden with a host of advanced features aimed at enhancing the driving experience, they have silently morphed into spying devices. The findings of a recent report by the Mozilla Foundation serve as a stark alarm bell, revealing that all 25 surveyed car brands were accumulating excess personal data, leaving drivers with little control over their information. According to the report, cars are the worst performing product category in terms of privacy protections. Car manufacturers, covertly mining a wealth of intimate details - from driving habits and location data to more personal smartphone information - are essentially transforming vehicles into rolling data-collection machines. The report highlights the need to shift our focus towards the automobile industry, which has so far escaped the scrutiny faced by technology giants, despite the significant threats to personal privacy it poses.

Professor Uri Gal

As cars have transformed into technologically advanced machines, laden with a host of advanced features aimed at enhancing the driving experience, they have silently morphed into spying devices.

The findings of a recent report by the Mozilla Foundation serve as a stark alarm bell, revealing that all 25 surveyed car brands were accumulating excess personal data, leaving drivers with little control over their information.

According to the report, cars are the worst performing product category in terms of privacy protections.

Car manufacturers, covertly mining a wealth of intimate details - from driving habits and location data to more personal smartphone information - are essentially transforming vehicles into rolling data-collection machines.

The report highlights the need to shift our focus towards the automobile industry, which has so far escaped the scrutiny faced by technology giants, despite the significant threats to personal privacy it poses.

The source of this news is from University of Sydney

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