Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Black Box in Your Car

By now you should all be aware that all major car companies (including Chrysler, Ford, GM, Nissan, Toyota, Garmin, and Google Maps) are now all collecting data about your car via their navigation devices and by the infamous "black boxes." Any new car manufactured has these black boxes installed from the factory. You cannot shut-off these collection devices. These companies do NOT get YOUR PERMISSION to use these devices.

These companies "ensure" (a promise is a wish to a fool) their customers of privacy but what they don't tell you is that the information collected has, and can be used to prosecute you in traffic accidents! So as a customer you have no rights to ask that the data be deleted and NOT retained. This raises privacy risks to an al-time-high.

If you have one such car, you might want to determine if you can disconnect said device in order to preserve what's left of your privacy!

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