June 01, 2018 Feature

Is the Open Road an Open Book?

By Laura Greenberg-Chao and Sarah Swerdloff

Remember when you could get in your car, head out on the open road, and to the rest of the world, your whereabouts were a mystery? You used a map to figure out where to go. You used a pay phone at a rest stop or a landline at your destination to call home. Your car neither created nor stored any data—it was just a vehicle to get you from point A to point B. And if someone wanted to know where you were or what you were doing, they had to get into their vehicle and follow you.

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