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Metrolizer
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:56:06 PM

It was the late 1990s when stories started circulating about Black Boxes, which recorded certain basic events critical to accident reconstruction, being put into automobiles. Like the NSA, automakers misled the public on how many such devices new cars were carrying, at first claiming it was just small test of those devices; ultimately we found out that their usage was already widespread. But the implications were clear: Should you be involved in a major accident, your vehicle’s Black Box might tell a completely different story than the one being peddled in a lawsuit.

Those Black Boxes saved Toyota’s skin during the unintended acceleration fiasco a few years ago. And in the current case of GM’s ignition problems, most reports blame ...
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MINIWINI598
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 3:03:26 AM

Really...
MAC48
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 12:17:05 AM

It would appear that the voters of the US should band together to force the US Congress to pass a law that says that any information recorded by any and all black boxes in our vehicles, cell phone or any other device cannot be used against the owner of the vehicle or device in court or to price any consumer product.
bklynse
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:13:16 AM

Yep... we have no more privacy... big brother is everywhere
NilesBishop
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:48:49 AM

Privacy is an illusion. When you took your neighbors rights to privacy away because you were afraid of them, you gave your own away as well.
Bttlecat
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:24:13 AM

kick the tires then kick the politicians out term limits and reduced pay, obummer care for them and no pension
amerk73
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:57:19 AM

ok
RTBama1
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:34:17 PM

So much for privacy.....
MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:58:33 PM

We have lost so many of our God given rights.

[Edited by: MrLefty0706 at 6/14/2014 10:58:53 PM EST]
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:48:08 PM

Just another facet of Big Brother.
BEGTWO
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:14:59 PM

OH...NO
esq262
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:15:01 PM

A boon of information.
jimgraham
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:52:25 PM

Keep your old car and take the transmitter thing they want you to put on your car and hack it with your phone - so it has no idea that you are not parked in the garage. With the door down.
ziyulu
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 7:06:46 PM

So if I kick it, will it tell my mom that I kicked it? Mommy! Brother hit me!
jetboy777
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:50:41 PM

Hate Big Brother watching but love the fact that people won't be able to make excuses. Own up to your mistakes.
egorbcc
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:21:51 PM

Big brother is watching. And I guess I need to do some insurance comparisons.
Janetique
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:08:21 PM

Ahh, technology - isn't it great.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 5:01:39 PM

I doubt they will save g m
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:57:36 PM

when will this end.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:24:45 PM

meh....been there for years and what has it proved?
lisenclose
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 3:17:34 PM

oopps
djwhit
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 3:05:06 PM

THAT SOUNDS GREAT..........
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:45:58 PM

Very interesting!
dallfo
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:31:59 PM

On the one hand... If you don't break the law, you have nothing to worry about.

On the other hand... Nobody's perfect, if you pass enough laws, everybody's a criminal.

We no longer have to worry about whether Big Brother is watching us or not, we know he is.

Welcome to the future, 1984 has arrived.



[Edited by: dallfo at 6/14/2014 2:32:52 PM EST]
Pozole
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:22:17 PM

...no one likes a tattletale...
Zeke33
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:21:13 PM

Big Brother is watching you!
mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:45:55 PM

Not if your political connections are good enough.
Masquerade16
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:41:30 PM

Very interesting! I was not aware.
Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:28:13 PM

For the greater part, these devices are just another way to "efficiently" increase your driving costs.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:16:46 PM

What's wrong with just telling the truth as you understand it...?

Ah, yes, the "truth" could cost a person money. That pretty well defines who we collectively are.
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