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stylofone wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:12 pmThe suggestion in this article is that some Toyotas actually have a sim card of their own.
I think that is the case with many of the EVs, it is there to enable the remote control apps to view charging status etc.

Labor need to get off their arses and give us GDPR laws so we own our data and they cannot share it without our permission (with the right not to have it shared).
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joele wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 9:56 pm
stylofone wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:12 pmThe suggestion in this article is that some Toyotas actually have a sim card of their own.
I think that is the case with many of the EVs, it is there to enable the remote control apps to view charging status etc.

Labor need to get off their arses and give us GDPR laws so we own our data and they cannot share it without our permission (with the right not to have it shared).
I did a bit more research. There are videos on the location of the sim card in cars. Most of them are about changing the sim because it doesn't work. People mostly want to use the apps and get upgrades, rather than disable the surveillance. There is apparently a European regulation about how the car should alert emergency services in certain circumstances, which I would consider benign, but would do without it if necessary. There is also some information about completely disconnecting the component which handles these features, causing a permanent warning light to appear on the dash.

As an aside, I also watched some interesting videos about EV battery replacement, including a Finnish hacker/mechanic who has developed methods for third party replacements for Nissan Leaf, which he has made open source and released on Github. sudo upgrade-range :D

Of course there's more to it than that, but the age of car hacking is upon us.
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Jeebus wants my data for a sunbeam...

https://newrepublic.com/article/179397/ ... rveillance
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Irrev-Black wrote: Sat Mar 16, 2024 11:58 pm Jeebus wants my data for a sunbeam...

https://newrepublic.com/article/179397/ ... rveillance
In the wake of the "Jew list" incident here; seeing how normally moderate people are getting sucked in to taking a side in fights between two extremes; knowing the fascist proclivities of the tech billionaires who invented surveillance capitalism; seeing Trump on the verge of being a dictator on day one; with American gun culture out of control, to read about "spiritual warfare" and "violent prayer" - it all makes this a disturbing story.
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Suddenly, that site, which had your details but didn't publish them, isn't as anonymous as you thought...

https://lifehacker.com/work/glassdoor-i ... ver-before
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Irrev-Black wrote: Wed Mar 20, 2024 9:31 am Suddenly, that site, which had your details but didn't publish them, isn't as anonymous as you thought...

https://lifehacker.com/work/glassdoor-i ... ver-before
I haven't used it in a while but tried to log in just then... I previously was able to log in and view stuff without adding my own review and telling them where I work. I can no longer do that, in order to continue it is forcing me to provide my employment details, sigh.. bye glassdoor..
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New in the USA - predatory kiosks.
Digital kiosks from Soofa seem harmless, giving you bits of information alongside some ads. However, these kiosks popping up throughout the United States take your phone’s information and location data whenever you walk near them, and sell them to local governments and advertisers, first reported by NBC Boston Monday.

“At Soofa, we developed the first pedestrian impressions sensor that measures accurate foot traffic in real-time,” says a page on the company’s website. “Soofa advertisers can check their analytics dashboard anytime to see how their campaigns are tracking towards impressions goals.”

While data tracking is commonplace online, it’s becoming more pervasive in the real world. Whenever you walk past a Soofa kiosk, it collects your phone’s unique identifier (MAC address), manufacturer, and signal strength. This allows it to track anyone who walks within a certain, unspecified range. It then creates a dashboard to share with advertisers and local governments to display analytics about how many people are walking and engaging with its billboards.
https://gizmodo.com/digital-kiosks-snat ... 1851368948
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Now here's something that I guarantee will eventually further enshittify life online.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-04-01/ ... /103653648
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