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Tesla: Cars may be your worst privacy ‘nightmare’ as Tesla, Nissan among ‘creepiest’, claims report

modern day cars Are becoming smarter day by day. However, there seems to be a huge privacy cost associated with it, a research report from Mozilla claims. “While we worried that our doorbells and watches that connect to the Internet might be spying on us, car brands quietly got into the data business by turning their vehicles into powerful data-gobbling machines,” says. mozilla In a blog post.
In its research, Mozilla reviewed 25 car brands (in the US) to find out how those companies collect and use your data and personal information. Result? Mozilla says, “Each car brand we looked at collects more personal data than necessary and uses that information for no reason other than to operate your vehicle and manage its relationship with you ”

Your data is being sold

While collecting data is almost every company’s job, car companies are also selling that data, according to Mozilla. About 84% of car brands in Mozilla research said they may share your data with other businesses, service providers and data brokers. 19% said that they can also sell your data.
Oddly, Kia’s choice and Nissan They say that they can collect information related to the sex life of users. According to Mozilla’s research, the privacy policies of both car companies reveal information about your sexual activity and sex life.
Of all the privacy tests, Mozilla conducted the one owned by Elon Musk Tesla Failed on all fronts. A major reason behind this is Tesla’s AI-powered autopilot feature, which has led to several deaths and is also under investigation.
Mozilla claims it spent more than 600 hours researching the privacy practices of car brands, almost three times the amount on any other product. “Still, we had a lot of questions left. No privacy policy promises a complete picture of how your data is used and shared, Mozilla said.

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