(Fortune) Watch out how you connect to cars.
Here's something to think about the next time you plug your phone into a rental car: The vehicle may be slurping up and recording all sorts of data, including your location, personal contacts, and even your text messages and web browsing.
That warning comes via a Federal Trade Commission blog post this week, which highlights a downside of so-called "connected cars." The gist of it is that, today, a strange car is just like a strange computer, and consumers should be careful how them connect to them.
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