Privacy Advocates Miffed with OnStar's Revised Cancellation Policy

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Nimrod

It should be illegal for companies to gather data on you and sell the it. Plain and simple. They expect you to PAY for their service WHILE they make money farming your stats? Those people can go to hell.

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Nimrod

It should be illegal for companies to gather data on you and sell the it. Plain and simple. They expect you to PAY for their service WHILE they make money farming your stats? Those people can go to hell.

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DasHellMutt

I just love all of these people who believe there is such a thing as privacy. Privacy never existed and never will. What you think of as privacy is actually only obscurity and is in no way guaranteed to you by anyone. You do not have a "right to privacy". Get over it.

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Jorsh

US Bill of Rights, Amendment IV states:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

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Nimrod

People like you dont any way. Anyone as willing to bend over and cover their own mouth during the rape is not some one whos rights i would fight for.

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Deviate

Sad but true.  You and your information are bought and sold every day.  As a United States citizen, you are officially property of the government, and they will do with you whatever they want.  And you'll still pay taxes.  Aint it grand?

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Jorsh

I compare the US government to the Mafia.  My taxes are the protection money.

 

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Deviate

Well, sort of, but they can still shaft you whenever they want. It's just keeping under the radar that is the key.

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iwrk4dedpr

I say companies... OnStar or others have big brass balls...

When you own something out right... Meaning... you are no longer making a payment that piece of hardware is yours simply put it should have an OFF switch that MEANS OFF.

These cars that record data like a "black" box on an airplane which can be used by insurance and police are a violation IMHO of the right to not self incriminate.  You bought the equipment....

It's one thing that on a cell phone you know that the price is subsidized by the carrier.  Which means a carrier may or may not have the right to turn on or turn off crap as they see fit...  But when the plan is done and that subsidy has run out you fekking own it.  If you want the GPS functions to work you control it... The phone should know that it is no longer a tethered device.  

I hate companies that think... Well because this feature is there and I sold you the product I can take and use this data anyway I see fit.  Companies take too many liberties ... companies no longer have any ethics.

 

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nforce

Hello side cutters.

If it has no power it can't track me.

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I Jedi

@ Zoandar

While I entirely agree with you, I don't think you'll get the same reaction from the general population, as you have with me. Most people see this as an invasion of privacy, clear and simple. No one wants to have to disable shit by themselves after paying $25,000 dollars or more.

On another note, I can see where people are upset. If I pay $25,000 dollars or more for a vehicle, why should I also have to suffer with my vehicle giving away my location, if I don't want it to? I'm telling you folks right now. If you have a nice, classic car, or a car you would rather keep, restore and fix it up. Why, because this type of instrusion is only going to get worse as time goes on.

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Zoandar

One can Google 'how to disable onstar' and scroll down to the ehow page for instructions on pulling onstar's plug in your vehicle.

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