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2014-08-13 04:59:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Allowing insurance companies to monitor your driving habits in exchange for a discount on your premiums might sound like a tempting offer, but a team of Rutgers University computer engineers caution that entering into such an arrangement could grant those firms access to information you may not want them to have. In research scheduled to be presented at the 2014 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous...

2010-08-12 14:19:52

New wireless technologies in cars may compromise a driver's privacy and pose a security threat, warn researchers at Rutgers University. Modern automobiles are increasingly equipped with wireless sensors and devices, such as systems that monitor air pressure inside tires and trigger dashboard warnings if a tire's pressure drops. The Rutgers researchers have shown that these wireless signals can be intercepted 120 feet away from the car using a simple receiver despite the shielding provided by...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'