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Computerworld: Nissan Leaf secretly leaks driver location, speed to websites

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by markwj, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

    Apr 10, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Nissan Leaf secretly leaks driver location, speed to websites - Computerworld Blogs

    Seattle-based Casey Halverson reported,"The Leaf Carwings system is a GSM cellular connection to the internet for providing voluntary telemetry information to Nissan, new charging stations, competitive driver rankings, and even RSS feeds." But after Halverson played around with his new toy and RSS feeds, he discovered his personal location data was leaking, like longitude and latitude. His speed and destination was also secretly being "provided to any third party RSS provider you configure: CNN, Fox News, Weather Channel, it doesn't matter!"

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