SHOCK REPORT: Cars are Spying on Their Owners
Article from The Daily Wire by Ryan Saavedra.
The Washington Post hacked into a Chevy Volt several days ago with the help of a automotive technology expert to find out just how much automakers are spying on their owners and discovered that vehicles are recording their owners’ every move.
The Post used a 2017 Chevy Volt for its experiment and learned that the car collected a wide range of highly precise data ranging from the vehicles location to information about the driver’s cell phone, including call records — noting that many vehicles copy over personal data the moment that a smart phone is plugged into the vehicle.
The Post noted that the Chevy Volt did not inform drivers what information it was recording and did not make mention of it in the owner’s manual since there are no federal regulations protecting consumer’s privacy and data from automakers.
The Post noted that GM would not reveal what information it was collecting on drivers and that the other computers in the vehicle, including the infotainment computer, collect far more information than what Mason was able to pull up.
Read the entire article at The Daily Wire.
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Not new, expected even..
This was discussed a long time ago.
With the eventuality speed and location data may even be available to police on simple request.
The linkage here is rose colored gold.
My council stands.
Leave your robot home.
More invasion of privacy by a greedy corporation. Illegal but nothing new…..and nothing will be done ab out it because we have no justice system except for the little people.