6 sep. 2023

Today many devices have add internet connection and rebranded as “smart”, where smart is actually a euphemism for collecting and selling your data. Smart TVs are big offenders here but new cars are just as bad.

VW collects your driving behaviors such as your seatbelt and braking habits and pairs that with info such as age and gender for targeted advertising.

Mozilla found brands including BMW, Ford, Toyota, Tesla, and Subaru similarly collect data about drivers.

If You’ve Got a New Car, It’s a Data Privacy Nightmare

Bad news: your car is a spy. Every major car brand failed a recent privacy and security test from Mozilla. You’re probably driving around in a "privacy nightmare" that may collect information as sensitive as your race, health status, and sexual activity.

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