How Your Car Is Collecting And Sharing Your Data

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, January 6, 2020 - 12:32pm

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2017 Chevy Volt instrument panel
The instruments and entertainment options on the 2017 Chevy Volt.

Many Americans have come to expect internet connection through their cars in the same way they do from cell phones, televisions and even kitchen appliances. But the fact that nearly every 2020 car on the market is internet-connected has people concerned about the data collected and recorded by smart car technology.

These connections can contribute to safer driving as well as the entertainment of streaming services, but it’s become a mystery what other data is collected.

Washington Post technology reporter Geoffrey Fowler recently broke down a 2017 Chevy Volt to see what information its on-board computers were gathering and what was being done with it.

Fowler joined The Show to talk about why he got started looking into technology’s automobile intrusion.

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