Linked: Your Car Is Spying on You. A CBP Contract Shows the Risks.

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Hmm, looks like Customs and Border Protection is taking aim at cars, and all the various information stored within:

According to statements by Berla’s own founder, part of the draw of vacuuming out of cars is that so many drivers are oblivious to the fact that their cars are generating so much data in the first place, often including extremely sensitive information inadvertently synced from smartphones.

If you take anything away from this article, at the very least, and I mean the VERY least, don’t sync your phone with a rental car, OK?

But also, be mindful of how much your car actually knows about you, where you’ve been, and who you’ve been with. It’s a lot, and it’s likely not as secure as your phone is.

What do you think? Is this technology going too far afield of reasonable searches? Clearly a tool that can tell you as much as this one advertises itself to, can easily be misused to violate the of people who haven’t done anything, or are just being targeted by a bad actor who happens to have access to this kind of tool.

https://theintercept.com/2021/05/03/car-surveillance-berla-msab-cbp/

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