Your car may be harvesting your text messages from your connected phone

Information from a lawsuit in Washington state, USA, filed against car manufacturers that intercept text messages from connected smartphones:

The author of The Register’s report says, sarcastically:

In other words, it’s A-OK for your car to “automatically and without authorization, instantaneously intercept, record, download, store, and [be] capable of transmitting” text messages and call logs since the privacy violation is potential, but the injury not necessarily actual.

The stored messages are unprotected, and may be retrieved by anyone with access to the car’s software… but not by the owner.


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