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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    I think this should be illegal.

    But then, I believe we have a right to privacy.....silly me.

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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    As usual you missed the entire point of the article...to be expected though
    I didn't miss it, I ignored the obvious BS and provided a helpful and practical opinion based on fact. You seem surprised corporations would sell names. Is junk mail a new concept to you?
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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Originally, the terms and conditions stated that OnStar could only collect information on your vehicle's location during a theft recovery or in the midst of sending emergency services your way. That has apparently changed. Now, OnStar says that it has the right to collect and sell personal, yet supposedly anonymous information on your vehicle, including speed, location, seat belt usage and other information.


    WOW they keep collecting your information even after you cancel the service...Nah theres no corporate greed right Teaparty...somehow some will spin this as the Unions fault



    GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe? [UPDATE]
    I can see the benefit of this for local governments. Say, a city wants to know where the hotspots for dangerous driving (i.e. speeding) are. The city contacts GM and buys some data regarding speeds on their local roads, correlates that with the speed limit, and you've got a pretty good sampling of driving speeds - you could even correlate it with time of day so as to shift some cop cars around to discourage "morning rush" speeding!

    Same goes with seat belt usage; cities can track the amount of people that comply with local seatbelt regulations before and after they go into effect.

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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by lardbeetle View Post
    I can see the benefit of this for local governments. Say, a city wants to know where the hotspots for dangerous driving (i.e. speeding) are. The city contacts GM and buys some data regarding speeds on their local roads, correlates that with the speed limit, and you've got a pretty good sampling of driving speeds - you could even correlate it with time of day so as to shift some cop cars around to discourage "morning rush" speeding!

    Same goes with seat belt usage; cities can track the amount of people that comply with local seatbelt regulations before and after they go into effect.
    I'm sure the various levels of government could find many uses for all our private data.

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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkie View Post
    I'm sure the various levels of government could find many uses for all our private data.
    If the data is anonymous, I don't see how it is private.

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    Re: GM's OnStar now spying on your car for profit even after you unsubscribe?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Nope not me...facebooks site isnt even in my history and I use Bing and Yahoo...rather than google...not that they are much better...but im for the underdog kinda guy
    Hahahaha yeah, Microsoft is so much better with your personal information!!
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