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Everything's Bigger In Texas -- Even Privacy Protections

Everything's Bigger In Texas -- Even Privacy Protections

If you're worried about personal privacy in the digital age, keep reading: there may be some good news ahead. Cell phones, laptops, and other modern conveniences have been a boon to civilization, but they've also put our lives on display. Sometimes we're active participants in that process, like... read more

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OnStar

OnStar Caves, Reverses Privacy Policy Change

After announcing plans to change its terms and conditions to enable what one U.S. Senator called a "brazen" invasion of privacy, OnStar has decided to reverse its course, and... read more September 27, 2011 by 0


 
General Motors' OnStar

OnStar Is Watching (Even After Your Subscription Expires)

UPDATE: OnStar has issued a video clarifying the TOS. It's embedded below. Every day, it seems the world gets a little smaller, and like a slowly shrinking dormitory, it... read more September 22, 2011 by 3


 
Weeels app for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm

Lawmakers Aim To Limit Stalker Apps, GPS Data Mining

Could data from your cellphone be obtained to see how much you speed? Could your music-streaming app be tracking where you listen to Lady Gaga, or your navigation app be... read more June 17, 2011 by 0


 
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Facebook (And Stupidity) Land Car Sellers In Hot Water

Bad-mouthing the boss is a pretty terrible idea, but that doesn't stop people from doing it. In hallways, at the water cooler, over cocktails at happy hour, disgruntled... read more December 14, 2010 by 0


 
The Google Street View Car

More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White... read more November 4, 2010 by 0


 
The Google Street View Car

Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the... read more October 21, 2010 by 2


 
The Google Street View Car

Germany Gives Google Guff Over Street View Debut

It's easy to think that the internet is everywhere and that it's the same wherever you go. When we're on Amazon, for example, and we're told that we can't download a... read more September 22, 2010 by 0


 
2011 Kia Optima

Today at High Gear Media: Hackers in Cars, Kia Optima, and Leaf

We've driven the 2011 Kia Optima enough for a very Quick Drive. First Drive? We'll save that for a future date. [MotorAuthority] Could your WiFi-connected car be vulnerable... read more September 1, 2010 by 0


 
Alpine Blackbird Portable Navigation System

Walmart, Starbucks Most Popular Nav-System Destinations

When in unfamiliar areas, drivers like finding pizza, Starbucks, and Walmart, and drivers in sprawling Phoenix are much more likely than those elsewhere to go out of their... read more March 11, 2010 by 0


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Black Box Recorders Might Prove Useful In Toyota Cases

If you have a vehicle that's less than five years old, it likely has a black-box data recorder that—like it or not—is making a running log of what's going on. That... read more February 18, 2010 by 2


 
Empty billboard

Driver Distraction Alert: Like Google Ads, But With Billboards

Targeted ads on the Internet—for a product related to what you're reading about—are one thing. But what about targeted ads on billboards, using data about what kind of... read more October 1, 2009 by 0


 
Google Maps traffic - New York area

Google Maps Your Commute, Takes To The Side Streets

Google this week took one more step toward data domination—this one bolstering its Google Maps traffic data—and it could eventually have far-reaching consequences for the... read more August 27, 2009 by 1


 
GPS satellite

London Tries Anti-Speeding Black Box

By many accounts Britain is already a surveillance society, with a frighteningly high level of personal data collection and tracking. So somehow it's not too surprising that... read more July 8, 2009 by 2


 

 
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