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+ - Once vehicles are connected to the Internet of Things, who guards your privacy?->

Submitted by Lucas123
Lucas123 (935744) writes "Carmakers already remotely collect data from their vehicles, unbeknownst to most drivers, but once connected via in-car routers or mobile devices to the Internet, and to roadway infrastructure and other vehicles around them, that information would be accessible by the government or other undesired entities. Location data, which is routinely collected by GPS providers and makers of telematics systems, is among the most sensitive pieces of information that can be collected, according to Nate Cardozo, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Not having knowledge that a third party is collecting that data on us and with whom they are sharing that data with is extremely troubling," Cardozo said. in-vehicle diagnostics data could also be used by government agencies to track driver behavior. Nightmare scenarios could include traffic violations being issued without law enforcement officers on the scene or federal agencies having the ability to track your every move in a car."
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Comment: Re:what is this even talking about? (Score 2) 78

by Penguinisto (#47937077) Attached to: An Open Source Pitfall? Mozilla Labs Closed, Quietly

How can open source software die? the source is there! Anyone interested in the software has had ample time to get the source.

This, right here. Even if it goes stagnant for years? If you can get (or already have) the source, you can resurrect it.

By contrast, if you wanted to resurrect, say, WinCE? Well, good luck with that.

Comment: Re: Price of safety (Score 2) 50

by CanHasDIY (#47936317) Attached to: London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

Yes, it is. Your "privacy" is not worth a human life. And no, you don't get to have any say in the matter.

Sayeth the Anonymous Coward.

Why not include your name, address, and contact info on every post? after all, your "privacy" is not worth the chance that you might someday take a human life, right jackass?

Comment: Re:Price of safety (Score 4, Insightful) 50

by CanHasDIY (#47935905) Attached to: London's Crime Hot Spots Predicted Using Mobile Phone Data

Crime reduction is certainly a worthy reward, but as the article says, lots of people might not be too happy with having their information shared this way.

Especially considering that said "information sharing" leads to a mere 8% increase in accuracy.

Let's hope it is truly anonymous (which I doubt) and see how it goes.

Let's assume that it's not, and see how it's used nefariously. That's not cynicism, that's realism.

Comment: Re:Must be an american thing ??? (Score 2) 42

by mcgrew (#47935755) Attached to: More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

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I'd lost my account and they were very helpful about it.

As to your surgery, LISTEN TO THE DOCTOR!!! Helping that one person could prevent you from helping others in the future. Oh, and I empathize; I had a vitrectomy in 2008. Not the least bit fun.

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