Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday February 17, 2016

Verizon's Hum Tracks Your Car's Speed, Location, Driving History

While I can see this being used by parents wanting to keep tabs on teen drivers (or cheating spouses), but I worry about the data being misused. Can the data be subpoenaed by the police or court system to be used against you? What about accidents, crimes, and divorces? Think about it. eek!

Hum, the aftermarket connected car add-on from Verizon, is about to get a little less friendly to the younger drivers in the household. An update rolling out later this month will enable geofencing and speed alert features, which are exactly what they sound like: a car's owner will be able to get notified on their phone when the vehicle leaves a pre-determined area or drives faster than a set speed.

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