BEWARE WHEN YOU PAIR!
Man can still track vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start and stop its engine.
Sinclair’s opinion of mobile apps in rental cars is decidedly less favorable. That’s because, five months after he returned the vehicle on May 31, his app continues to have control over the vehicle. Despite multiple other people renting the SUV in the intervening months, FordPass still allows Sinclair to track the location of the vehicle, lock and unlock it, and start or stop its engine. Sinclair has brought the matter to Ford’s attention, both through its website and multiple times on Twitter. So far, Ford has done nothing to kill his access.
Source: Five months after returning rental car, man still has remote control | Ars Technica
By DAN GOODIN 10/28/2019
When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words such as ethical, open, trusted, free, shared. None of us knew where our research would lead, but these words and principles were our beacon.
We did not anticipate that the dark side of the internet would emerge with such ferocity. Or that we would feel an urgent need to fix it.
How did we get from there to here?
Source: One of Internet’s Co-Creators — Notably, Not Al Gore — Wonders Aloud, How Did It Go So Wrong?
by Leonard Kleinrock, Los Angeles Times | October 30, 2019