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Lawmakers Aim To Limit Stalker Apps, GPS Data Mining

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 dropping breadcrumbs and marketing your trail to businesses? The answers might be a little surprising, as users of smartphones... read more

June 17, 2011 by  - 0
 
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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