A new study by Mozilla has found that car companies are the worst product category for privacy. The study analyzed 25 car brands and found that all of them collect excessive amounts of personal data about their drivers. This data includes information about drivers’ medical history, genetic information, and sexual activity. Car companies also share this data with third-party companies, such as data brokers and the government.

The study’s findings are alarming, as they suggest that car companies are collecting and sharing sensitive personal information without giving drivers much control over how their data is used. This raises serious privacy concerns, as it could allow car companies to discriminate against drivers based on their personal information.

In response to the study’s findings, Mozilla has called on car companies to be more transparent about how they collect and use personal data. The organization has also urged drivers to be aware of the privacy risks associated with owning a car and to take steps to protect their data.

Here are some specific things that drivers can do to protect their privacy:

  • Be aware of the privacy policies of the car companies you are considering buying from.
  • Opt out of data collection programs whenever possible.
  • Use privacy-enhancing technologies, such as VPNs and ad blockers.
  • Be careful about what information you share about yourself online.

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