Kettle Far gone are the days when a car was a unimaginative machine you turned on and drove from A to B. Today it’s a smartphone on wheels, and your data is possibly being taken for a stir.
In a judgment affecting extra than one class-action lawsuits, a US court docket has dominated automakers can harvest the data exchanged when house owners sync their phones with their car’s internal programs. El Reg‘s Brandon Vigliarolo has the fat details, and discusses it today with fellow vultures senior reporter Thomas Claburn, cybersecurity editor Jessica Lyons Hardcastle, and US editor Iain Thomson.
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Such personal data is each commercially valuable, nonetheless also increasingly being sought by governments, as Jessica explains.
And, outside of the Land of the Free, European privacy protections are being wielded in an attempt to curb Vast Tech. Thomas has the fat details after being on the case for months.
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