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Senator Wants To Regulate Internet-Connected Cars

During a Senate subcommittee hearing, a legislator pushed for security protections in internet-connected vehicles. "The Internet of Things leads also to the Internet of Threats, because obviously every vehicle that has the Internet built into it then becomes subject to hacking,” said Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), during the Surface Transportation subcommittee hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday. Markey warned that security protections “cannot be an afterthought.” He mentioned one previously reported  vulnerability that allowed security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek to control a Jeep Cherokee's engine, transmission, wheels and brakes remotely through the vehicle's in-car entertainment system.

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , June 30, 2016 at 9:27 a.m.

    I'm impressed, a Democrat who can think!!  For every "time saving" breakthrough so the average person does not have to think, there are 10 devious people who see it as a challenge to hack and destroy.  Not to mention, you who want this, will forever live in a glass house.  You will never have p[rivacy again.  Disguised as "freedom", it's as counterfeit as a Bill Clinton three dollar bill.

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