It’s a given that if you’re driving, you or someone you know has Waze as a go-to on their smartphone. The Google-owned crowdsourced navigation app is one of the best for avoiding traffic, roadblocks, and even cops.

But a new academic study and report from Fusion suggest that using Waze leaves you at the mercy of hackers that can track your every move. Researchers at the University of California Santa Barbara found a flaw in Waze that allows someone to bypass the SSL encryption the app uses to communicate information. From that data they were able to figure out how Waze tracks cars and copy… more

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