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Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgetown University and the National University of Singapore have developed an algorithm allowing WiFi-connected cars to automatically share Internet connections and data, reports MediaPost. The algorithm would collect data from many cars through a few cars that would then upload it to the Internet--so, by design, data from one car will pass through a nearby car on its way to the Internet--causing the author to opine, "Privacy experts should have a field day with this one." The plan would save consumers money by sharing a 3G connection; however, the author warns of risks of viruses, corrupt data and theft.
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