Electric vehicle makers serving up customer location data to China on a silver platter


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/11/30/electric-vehicle-makers-servin.html


Well at a certain point when electric vehicles overtake gas vehicles, they’ll no longer be alternative, the gas vehicles will…so they’ll surely stop the monitoring then, right?


Anyone who thinks On-Star and others haven’t been feeding car location data to US authorities for a decade or more will be very naive.

Making this a China / electric car thing is kind of funny. Any car with GPS / satellite comms will already be locatable by authorities. If you don’t want people to know here you are these days the only real options are walking or a bicycle or an old car…and don’t carry a mobile phone. Of any kind.


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