Don’t expect complete privacy when driving around in your new vehicle.
Especially if you enjoy having sex in your vehicle.
The fact that new vehicles, often called “computers on wheels” by automakers, can spy on their owners is a problem for people who value their privacy, the group says.
“While we feared that our internet-connected doorbells and watches could spy on us, car brands were quietly getting into the data business by turning their vehicles into powerful data hogs,” the group said.
The Mozilla Foundation examined 25 car brands, including Tesla, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, Chrysler and Ford, and found that they all performed poorly in terms of privacy and security.
They say all brands collect too much personal data, 84% either share or sell their data, and 92% give drivers little or no control over their personal data.
They also could not confirm whether any of the car brands meet the minimum security standards set by the Mozilla Foundation.
“It is so strange to us that dating apps and sex toys publish more detailed safety information than cars,” the group said.
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