MacVoices #23248: MacVoices Live! – What Your Car Knows About You (3)

This MacVoices Live! session concludes as Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgEric BoldenBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaWeb Bixby, and Jeff Gamet discuss data privacy and how car companies collect personal information. We emphasize user privacy and question the motives behind data monetization, touch on Apple’s commitment to privacy, and discuss insurance policies and genomic data sharing. Panel members share their selective approach to data sharing and highlight the importance of safeguarding privacy online. (Part 3) 

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Show Notes:


0:01:31 Shocking revelations about data collection in cars
0:03:48 Companies Making Money from Our Data
0:05:37 Potential Privacy Risks with Connected Car Technology
0:05:59 Tesla and Privacy Concerns
0:07:33 Privacy Release in Insurance Applications
0:09:29 Front Print vs Genomic Data Sharing
0:11:56 Trust Issues with Insurance Tracking Devices
0:14:21 Debating Jeff’s stance on overcharging and friendship
0:15:55 Different perspectives on risk and data monetization
0:18:50 Mark Fuccio’s question about information sharing on Apple and other sites/apps
0:19:08 Personal Stance: Opting out of Data Sharing
0:20:51 Privacy Concerns and Data Sharing with Apps
0:22:17 The Dilemma of Data Sharing and App Improvement
0:25:03 The Controversy Surrounding Cookies and Data Collection
0:26:33 Trusting Developers and Tracking App Usage
0:27:01 Importance of Security and Privacy in the Digital Age
0:30:12 Panelists Discuss Their Favorite Social Media Networks


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Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at and via @[email protected] on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.



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