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Marketplace Tech for Monday, February 11, 2013

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There are so-called 'black boxes' on airplanes. Turns out many newish cars have something similar, devices that collect data that can help determine what happened in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing for all new cars and light trucks to have these devices. And whether or not you are the member of a presidential family, you should probably change your email password more often to prevent hacks -- as well as jumble your answers to your security questions. 

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Putting a black box in every new car

Feb 11, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing black-box rules that would kick in in September 2014.

How to avoid email hackers in two easy steps

Feb 11, 2013
Marketplace Tech contributor Chester Wisniewski of the computer security firm Sophos says change your password and lie.

There are so-called ‘black boxes’ on airplanes. Turns out many newish cars have something similar, devices that collect data that can help determine what happened in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing for all new cars and light trucks to have these devices. And whether or not you are the member of a presidential family, you should probably change your email password more often to prevent hacks — as well as jumble your answers to your security questions. 

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