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Rutgers researchers show how fast you drive might reveal exactly where you are going

August 11, 2014

image of a cars dashboard with a GPS system Some drivers are letting auto insurance companies monitor their driving habits in return for a premium discount, but these drivers may not know that the information could reveal where they are driving. Rutgers University engineers have shown that even without GPS or other location-sensing technology, a driver could reveal where he or she traveled. Research into driving habits is intended to improve future privacy and security for automobiles. Full Story

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