While we all worry about what information the NSA is gathering from our computers and cell phones, there may another information-gathering source inside our vehicles.
This disturbing possibility was the subject of a good, but lengthy, article recently in Economic Times. The article is well worth reading. Here are the opening paragraphs:
Cars are becoming smarter than ever, with global positioning systems, Internet connections, data recorders and high-definition cameras. Drivers can barely make a left turn, put on their seatbelts or push 80 mph without their actions somehow, somewhere being tracked or recorded.
Automakers say they are only responding to consumer demand, and besides, they and regulators say, the new technologies help them better understand consumers and make the cars safer. But privacy advocates increasingly see something more unsettling for drivers: Someone is always watching.