Why stifling hackers may not be a good thing

The reflection of a Fiat Panda is seen during the 83rd Geneva Motor Show on March 6, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dutch and English researchers have discovered a tech problem with Hondas, Volkswagens and Fiats that could lead to car thefts. But thanks to a court ruling in England their research may never be presented to the public.

Marcia Hofmann, a digital rights lawyer who is currently in Las Vegas at the Black Hat hacking conference, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to explain.

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Ben Johnson is the host of Marketplace Tech.


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