Thursday, September 22, 2011

This isn't creepy at all...

GM's OnStar tracks cars and sells location information even when you don't subscribe to the service: From Autoblog, by way of John Lott:
. . . 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.
Who would be interested in that data, you ask? Law enforcement agencies, for starters, as well as insurance companies. Perhaps the most startling news to come out of the latest OnStar terms and conditions is the fact that the company can continue to collect the information even after you disconnect the service. . . .
As if I needed another reason not to buy a Government Motors vehicle.

2 comments:

Don said...

This is the kind of story that makes it even harder to understand how people like Mark Levin can justify buying from Gubmint Motors. When I heard him say on his radio show a couple of days ago that he loved his brand new GM cars, I started to wonder what bizarro world I'd landed on...

wv: empie
All our bank accounts may soon be empie, if Barry and his minions keep running the economy into the toilet.

DirtCrashr said...

Glad I own a Ford! Also glad I don't own a GPS enabled smartphone..