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Are smart cars putting our safety at risk?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 24, 2015.

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    Smart cars are savvy, technologically advanced, and computerized devices connected to navigation and entertainment systems, but they also record personal data and have the potential to be hacked. Who owns that information, how it is shared, and how manufacturers can protect against hacking remains unregulated, which is why Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) wants drivers protected.

    Last month, Sen. Markey a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee released the report, Tracking & Hacking: Security & Privacy Gaps Put American Drivers at Risk, in which he argues that, “the automakers haven’t done their part to protect us from cyber-attacks or privacy invasions.” A firestorm of new segments from, “60 Minutes” to “CBS This Morning” cautioned “nearly all new cars on the road are vulnerable to hacking.” The question remains, are smart cars putting sensitive data at risk?

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