Friday, April 29, 2011

TomTom Admits to Sending Your Routes and Speed Information to the Police

It appears every gadget in your possession is tracking your location. First it was the iPhone, then Android phones and now it's your bleedin' sat-nav. TomTom, perhaps in a pre-emptive strike against its own user-tracking scandal, has admitted its sat-navs can track users and inform third parties about how fast they're going.

The sat-navs in TomTom's Live range all feature built-in 3G data cards, which feed location and route information back to a central server, which allows TomTom to create a map of congestion hotspots. It's now emerged that this data, however, along with a user's speed, is being made available to local governments and authorities.'


1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, no privacy whatsoever. soon, they will want to be in your bedroom and bathroom, as a fly on the wall.

    It also never fails to amaze me that all these gadgets appear to collect so much data but the police can never bust real crimes quickly and criminals without public help....Isn't that shocking?

    Considering these gadgets are literally spying on everyone, there should be no crime at all, or at least 1% crime. Maybe the focus is wrong on these gizmos.


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