3 Questions: The price of privacy in ride-sharing app performance

3 Questions: The price of privacy in ride-sharing app performance

The study compares different methods for masking data and different levels of location data anonymization, and provides useful insights into the trade-off between user privacy and the performance of mobility-sharing applications.

Oh what a feeling: New Toyotas will upload data to AWS to help create custom insurance premiums based on driver behaviour

Oh what a feeling: New Toyotas will upload data to AWS to help create custom insurance premiums based on driver behaviour

Toyota has expanded its collaboration with Amazon Web Services in ways that will see many of its models upload performance data into the Amazonian cloud to expand the services the auto-maker offers to drivers and fleet owners.

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report

COVID-19 Community Mobility Report

Each Community Mobility Report is broken down by location and displays the change in visits to places like grocery stores and parks.Visit Google's Privacy Policy to learn more about how we keep your data private, safe and secure.

Report: Smart Transportation Systems Pose ‘Profound’ Privacy Risks

Report: Smart Transportation Systems Pose ‘Profound’ Privacy Risks

As Americans hand over more of their personal data to use public transportation systems, the government must do more to ensure their privacy is being protected, according to a recent report.

Cities Can See Where You’re Taking That Scooter

Cities Can See Where You’re Taking That Scooter

Historically, cities do not receive information at this level of specificity for origins, destinations, and routes of individual trips; ride-hailing companies like Lyft and Uber have insisted on aggregating data before sharing it, if they do so at all.

Data Breaches

Data Breaches

Stationary Device (STAT) Stationary computer loss (lost, inappropriately accessed, discarded or stolen computer or server not designed for mobility) Unintended Disclosure (DISC) Unintended disclosure (not involving hacking, intentional breach or physical loss – for example: sensitive information posted publicly, mishandled or sent to the wrong party via publishing online, sending in an email, sending in a mailing or sending via fax) Unknown

Sorry, your data can still be identified even if it’s anonymized

Sorry, your data can still be identified even if it’s anonymized

In other words, as urban planners, tech companies, and governments collect and share data, we now know that “it’s anonymized” is never a guarantee of privacy.