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Software is everywhere – especially in cars


Amazing article in NY Times talks about how software is taking over everything, even our cars!  We can’t see this software and it’s been exposed to hacking (Jeep being driven off the road by remote hacker) and manipulations of emissions tests at Volkswagen.  People in the article argue cogently that this code should be made open-source so that we can examine it and know what we are buying as consumers.  At the very least, it should go through some of the strict reviews and audits that airplane software goes through.  Congress and the federal government should act before something bigger happens than the two examples above forces them to.

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