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California DMV makes $50M a year off selling drivers’ data: Report

Some buyers are private investigators hired to surveil spouses

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Jaguar Land Rover data leak reveals employee records, upcoming layoffs

Personnel files also revealed in huge data breach

A massive data leak has revealed the personnel files of hundreds of employees at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Solihull, England. The documents reveal details such as sick days used, disciplinary issues and — most notably — red lines indicating potential firings in the weeks or months ahead. In total, the personal records of more than 600 workers were released. JLR is scrambling to contain the crisis. The breach was first reported by the Huffington Post UK, with the automaker initia

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Nvidia shares fall on data center revenue

"Nvidia was priced for perfection heading into earnings."

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Tesla now gathers, shares video data from its vehicles

Tesla asks permission to collect Autopilot video to make autonomous driving safer.

Tesla's asking for permission first, promising privacy, and allowing owners to opt out at any time.

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Open data reveals dodgy NYPD parking ticket practices

One reporter used New York City's open data and Google Maps to determine that the NYPD was issuing thousands of tickets on streets where parking is legal.

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CEO Mark Fields says Ford will become a data company

Ford CEO Takes To CES With A Silicon Valley Attitude

Ford CEO says that collecting lots and lots of data, with permission, will let the automaker figure out what customers want before they know they want it.

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Ford gathering data to improve how bikes and car interact

Ford is hoping data will make the difference in its quest to create a city friendly to both cars and bikes with what it calls a "mobility experiment" known as Info Cycle.

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For self-driving cars, privacy may be bigger concern than safety

Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.

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New Chevy Malibu helps parents monitor teen driver's performance

GM's Teen Driver Program Turns On Safety Features, Records Data

For teens, a driver's license can represent freedom. For parents, it can represent fear. Now there's a way parents can alleviate some of their worries and monitor their teen drivers.

Proposed legislation would force car companies to take cyber security seriously [w/video]

Bill authored by Markey would also strengthen drivers' privacy rights

Two days after saying automakers have little clue how to safeguard their cars from cyber attacks, US Senator Ed Markey has proposed legislation that would compel car companies to fix security holes.

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Motorists grow more comfortable sharing driving data

But Older Drivers Nearly Twice As Resistant As Younger Ones

Interested in savings as much as 30 percent off your insurance premiums? Safe drivers can do so, if they're willing to share their personal driving data.

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Automakers promise better protection for drivers' data

Critics Say New Measures Don't Go Far Enough In Securing Information

"Automakers believe that strong consumer data privacy protections are essential to maintaining the trust of our customers." – Mitch Bainwol

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Audi calls R18 E-Tron Quattro its 'most complex race car'

Technically speaking, Audi's R18 E-Tron Quattro is quite technical. The German automaker says the diesel-hybrid is the "most complex race car" it's ever created. And we'll take their word for it.

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Feds cancel plans to collect license-plate data nationally

The federal government's plan to build a nationwide database of information culled from license-plate scanners has been canceled. Officials from the Department of Homeland Security quickly reversed course on the proposed project late Wednesday, saying top officials within the department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency were unaware of it.

Update: Homeland Security Scuttles License-Plate Data Collection Project

Spokesperson says solicitation was published without knowledge of top officials

One day after its plans to create a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners became widely known, the Department of Homeland Security scuttled the project.

Government Wants To Collect Location Data From License Plate Scanners

Privacy advocates worry about such detailed data collection

The Department of Homeland Security wants to build a massive database of information collected from license-plate scanners across the country.

Car Companies Are Collecting Drivers' Location Data

Privacy advocates fear how such information may be used, new report says

Automakers are obtaining location data through real-time navigation functions and other on-board location services and storing it for varying lengths of time. They need to provide motorists with more information on how and why they're collecting and sharing data, according to a report released Monday.

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With EVs, being connected means helping drivers and automakers

It's a dang shame that the Pontiac Firebird used in the 1980s TV show "Knight Rider" wasn't electric. Otherwise, that creepy voice would've had a lot more to tell the Hasslehoff.

Which 3 Driving Habits Will Drive Up Your Insurance Costs?

Insurance companies are using driver behavior data to determine which drivers are the safest

Insurance companies have been using tracking devices to monitor driver behavior for a couple of years, and have learned that there are three things you might be doing that could indicate you're a higher-risk customer (and, sadly, will have to pay more that safer drivers for your insurance.)

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Tesla Model S EVs all have AT&T network built-in

This isn't your father's electric vehicle. In fact, it belongs, in part, to "Ma Bell."

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