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Old 06-09-2015, 10:13 AM
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Re: Would you put a tracker in your car?

Another thing I have zero doubt about, is when all of these bailouts, mileage demands, pollution restrictions, crash and safety standards, and everything else the government places on the auto industry. In return there were a lot of concessions made to make it easier, as well as more financially viable for the industry in general to comply..... If the auto makers gave the government what they wanted in return. Traceability in every way they could imagine. They have them over the barrel so to speak.

They're out to make a buck, and could care less about our personal privacy. I'd hate like hell to hear what went on behind closed doors at those meetings. I'll put the entire cell phone industry into the same boat. All of them are forced to deal with the F.C.C. if they want to operate in this country. Our personal privacy has been sold out years ago.

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Old 06-09-2015, 10:24 AM
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Well the invasion of privacy stopped at photographing the interior of my house.

At least until all the carriers jump aboard. Then I'm screwed.


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Old 06-09-2015, 10:46 AM
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Re: Would you put a tracker in your car?

I would really like to get one of those camera equipped, home security monitoring systems. You know, the kind you install the app. on your smart phone, mount the cameras, and it will allow you to monitor what's going on inside your house while you're away. You could be standing on top of the Eiffel Tower, and look at your dog sleeping on the living room floor in Phoenix. That would give me peace of mind knowing all was safe and secure. They will even alert you if anything is detected out of the ordinary.

But again, and I don't mean to sound paranoid, who else is watching the damn thing? I'm not that concerned about it being "hacked", as I am about someone at the place who provides the app. from selling it to God knows who. Sometimes by trying to be more secure, you wind up accomplishing the exact opposite. Again, you'll have to excuse me for sounding paranoid, but it's pretty hard not to be in todays world. Just 2 decades ago the C.I.A. couldn't do what the average citizen can do today, eavesdropping wise. Again, we're powerless to stop the technology that provides it.
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Re: Would you put a tracker in your car?

Yup. I remember when cell phones first came out. My bearcat scanner would occasionally pick up cell phone conversations. I learned that my neighbor down the street was running a call girl service out of her home. She had a lot of nice looking friends stopping by all the time😽


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Old 06-11-2015, 09:45 PM
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Re: Would you put a tracker in your car?

You are already tracked in so many ways you just don't think of. Your phone for one. Number two is if you have a toll pass, the RFIs in those pop up data everywhere. You still don't get ticketed when on toll roads for arriving a few seconds early between exits but that is all over Europe. They also have cameras all over the country that snap pictures of a cars rear and some do fronts. They use this in databases though at least 38 states have limits on how long the info can be held, but if the have it, law or no law, it's available somewhere. There are also traffic cameras on almost all major interstates and near every metro of size. It's all pooled. Lastly silly items you would never expect to have RFIs in them especially grocery store boxes like cereal have small RFIs.

You voice, and the way you inflect your speech and the staccato is collected by random microphones and fed into databases. Even cameras for other things track your gait, the way you walk. It's almost as good as a fingerprint. As data speeds move faster and faster, there really is no way to hide off the grid. Your buying patterns are even tracked and filed. It's been going on for quite a while but now we have systems of great speed that can actually access the info. Still most stuff needs a warrant. However it's unavoidable. I put a dash camera in about 3 years ago. It syncs up to GPS and has a 3 way sensor for up down, left-right, and yaw. It's actually great in accidents but when you turn too sharply and hit a pot hole it chirps and saves that spot in time. 64GB microSD. The insurance companies are actually less sophisticated. It saves you money and if you have a run in with the police it has microphone that you can switch on. I usually mute it for bad language coming out if my mouth. More stuff to help in many instances. Animal strikes, crashes etc. yes if you have navigation or onstar or anything with emergency service connection your vehicle is tracked. Patterns emerge. It is what it is.
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Re: Would you put a tracker in your car?

never mind onstar.

Al the uconnect 8.4 vehicles in the US are tracked by FCA all the time.
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Tracking one's driving habits is an intrusion of privacy. Are you sure you want their nose in your business? While it may save you a few bucks now it can just as easily bite you in the rear.
Agree. It's just another way for them to invade our private lives. The government already does this, why let an unregulated corporate entity do this. Besides, who knows what they are going to do with the information they gather.
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