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Black boxes, in most new cars, stir privacy concerns

When Timothy P. Murray crashed his government-issued Ford Crown Victoria in 2011, he was fortunate, as accidents go. Murray, then lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, was not seriously hurt; he told police he was wearing a seat belt and was not speeding.

But a different story soon emerged. Murray was driving more than 100 miles an hour and not wearing a seat belt, according to the computer in his car. He got a $555 ticket and later said he had fallen asleep.

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