GM ended up recalling 2.6 million cars last year to address the problem, which can cause the ignition to unintentionally switch out of the "on" position, disabling airbags and other functions.
The research is consistent with a broader U.S. government program to analyze secure communications and break encryption, using a "black budget," as outlined in earlier documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
About 20 million vehicles produced by some of the world's biggest automakers are being recalled due to the risk their Takata-made airbags could deploy with excessive explosive power, spraying potentially fatal shrapnel into the vehicle.
Sometimes it seems we have to play "Whack-a-mole" against well-meaning legislation that would have harmful, unintended consequences. On December 5, 2013, the Innovation Act, H.R. 3309 passed the House of Representatives by a 325 ...