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The “Revenue Opportunity” Behind the Wheel – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on January 21, 2019

And the insurance mafia is interested as well. Have you been buckling up? Accelerating – or braking – “aggressively”? It’s no longer just between the two of you – you and your car.

Your car is now a narc – one you get to pay to narc you out.

By eric

There is a saying that goes, if you’re not paying for the product, you are the product. But what if you’re paying for it – and you’re still the product?

Welcome to your next new car – previewed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas earlier this month – in which you’ll be surrounded by new technology designed to “monetize” everything from your musical preferences (it knows which stations you like) to where you like to go (it keeps track of where and when) and what you like to eat.

Perhaps even what you look at as you drive.

The cameras so many new cars come with already will soon be pointed at you. You’ll be surrounded sensors, too – in the seats, in the dash – anywhere they can be put where data about you can be mined.


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Want to Know How Much You Spend at the Liquor Store? How Fast did you Drive to Get There? Ask Uncle Sam

Posted by M. C. on April 3, 2012

The DHS, the local cops and your insurance company know or can find out quickly enough if they have a reason. Reasons such as writing this blog post or just reading it. They know how much red meat you eat, what movies you see and what part of town you were in last night.  Shopping club cards, credit and debit cards and OnStar (it is working 24/7 even if you haven’t paid-cut the wires today).  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Hydra That is Our Government is Growing More Heads

Posted by M. C. on February 4, 2012

Just in case you are not yet convinced we are living in a totalitarian environment, here are some things to consider.  It is hard to feel lonely anymore between Predators, Big Sis inspired spying by your neighbor and Fort Lauderdale’s “Peacemaker“.   So you are just driving down the road, minding your own business.  No worries, right?  Wrong.  Your car’s computer is ratting on you in real time 24/7   Introducing OnStar on steroids OBD III.

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