Which is worse: an e-car sending data to a government, or a phone leaking data to the internet?

Shanghai traffic. Photo by Denys Nevozhai.
Photo by Denys Nevozhai.

Automakers have been open about data collection from electric vehicles. The engine, battery and other components in e-cars are controlled by on-board computers. Vehicles automatically transmit some of this information back to manufacturers. In China, however, the government requires that automakers must pass on all this data to dedicated data collection centers.

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Amazon Alexa voice assistant in a hotel room is John Doe’s joy and privacy-conscious guest’s nightmare

Amazon Alexa voice assistant system has been adopted by Marriott Hotels. Amazon has modified the software for hotel environment, and calls it Alexa for Hospitality. Marriott International has installed Alexa Echo devices in a few hotels in the US, and is in the process of continuing installations to more hotels.
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