The Feds Plan For Cars That Can Track & Tattle On You

The Internet of Things will soon include cars… what could possibly go wrong? If all the cars on the road could tell each other what they were doing, would that make us safer? Maybe. But if your car is constantly broadcasting this information, that would also make it trivial to track you everywhere you go. Worse yet, any time you put something on a network, it is immediately a target for hackers. Crashing a computer is one thing; crashing a car is quite different, but this is quickly becoming a reality we have to deal with.

I will also tell you about an interesting new ‘travel mode’ feature from 1Password and talk about the Fireball adware that is already on over 250 million computers. We’ll wrap up with a new Tip of the Week, just in time for summer storm season!

Jamie Williams is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she is part of the civil liberties team. Jamie focuses on the First and Fourth Amendment implications of new technologies. She also co-taught Internet Law at University of California Berkeley, School of Law. Jamie joined EFF in 2014 as a Frank Stanton Legal Fellow. Prior to joining EFF, Jamie clerked for Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong in the Northern District of California. Before her clerkship, she was a litigation associate at Paul Hastings LLP and an attorney law clerk at the Alameda County Public Defender. Jamie has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Mr. Kaiser has served on several nonprofit boards. He is currently the chair and a founding board member of SPINUSA, a national nonprofit based in Massachusetts, and has served on the Board of Trustees of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and New Destiny Housing Corporation in New York City.

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Further Reading:
EFF article on v2v communication issues: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/05/danger-ahead-governments-plan-vehicle-vehicle-communication-threatens-privacy
Automated License Plate Readers: https://www.eff.org/sls/tech/automated-license-plate-readers/faq#faq-Are-private-companies-using-ALPRs
Who has your back? https://www.eff.org/who-has-your-back-2016
Finding and removing Fireball adware: http://computerfixguide.com/how-can-i-remove-fireball-malware-effectively/
Best UPS: http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-uninterruptible-power-supply-ups/

Carey Parker began programming computers in middle school when personal computers were just starting to become popular. For years, these twin interests percolated until he attended Purdue University and he learned you could get paid to do this stuff – it was called Electrical Engineering! After obtaining a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in EE, Carey wrote software for multiple companies, large and small. In recent years, particularly after the Edward Snowden revelations in 2013, he became deeply concerned about computer security and privacy. In 2014, he combined his passion for computers, cybersecurity and fantasy novels with the long-time desire to write the book: Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons.