By Brenda Norrell
New technology allows all of your data from your cell phone to be extracted from a smart car's computer, from both personal cars and rental cars, The Intercept reveals.
That includes your contact list, messages, e-mails and locations. When you connect to the car's USB charger, it extracts your phone's data and stores it in the car's computer. It can be retrieved by law enforcement.
US Customs and Border Patrol used the technology.
In one rental car, the phone messages of more than 70 car renters could be read. The car renters had connected their phone to the USB charger.
It is warrantless spying.
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Thanks for the warning! Luckily, I have an old "dumb" car but will be sure never to charge my phone in a rental car!!
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