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Auto Black Boxes: Will They Invade Your Privacy?

The Wall Street Journal -- If you thought having EZ Pass in your car would make it too easy for the government to track you, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The Senate passed a bill in March that calls for “mandatory event data recorders” (or black boxes) to be installed in all new passenger motor vehicles, starting with the 2015 models, and which would record data before, during or after a crash, according to KurzweilAI.net.

The bill, which can be seen here, has a privacy provision but gives the government the authority to access the black box in a number of circumstances, including court order, consent of the owner, an investigation or inspection, or to determine the need for emergency responses.

If you thought having EZ Pass in your car would make it too easy for the government to track you, you ain’t seen nothing


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Submitted Apr 24, 2012 By: angel4me
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good and bad ....
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Interesting.
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Surprise to me! I thought the new vehicles already had them.
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Of course they will.
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The government knows too much about us already!
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1984..... BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
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Agree with Toppers.
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Probably won't be able to piece mine back together...
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:14:46 AM

Could be of good use in determining cause of accident. On the other hand, could be used to 'spy' on driver if can be accessed for simple reasons.
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If Air Bags are deployed or personal permission given...only.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:11:51 AM

big brother.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:11:31 AM

Everything to know what are we doing.
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:11:09 AM

If used for crash data and emergency response; great. If used to keep on eye on us by the gov't; not so good.
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I have one in my car already...
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The Patriot Act is already invading our privacy. So much for electing and re electing GW Bush because of his personal religious beliefs.
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no new cars here...
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Been in semi's for years
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Ick.
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Sounds like a good idea.
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Invasion of privacy.
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go away government
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2012 12:04:33 AM

What is privacy?

Is that what you have in the cave?
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Yes!
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Worth watching.
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ok
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Is this something else Obummer is pressing for
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Interesting.....
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not getting a new car soon
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:50:32 PM

We will need to keep an eye on this one! Big brother is at it again.
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ok
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yes
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Depending on what is recorded...
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yes i feel they can
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interesting
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:42:54 PM

anything to make the cost of new cars more expensive - sounds like the insurance companies are involved so they don't have to pay out as much!!
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Interesting
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:33:44 PM

Some insurance companies want to install GPS devices in your car so they can record your driving habits.
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Maybe, maybe not...
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not a good idea.
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Cell phones and vehicle GPS systems already track one's location. What's the difference? Big brother's always been watching.
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why would Harry Reed do this
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back to horses
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They could. Then again, maybe they won't.
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:21:57 PM

That's ok, gas and cars will be so expensive 3 years from now no one will be able to afford to drive.

Now that this is public news, the insurance lobby will be pitted against the ACLU.
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yes
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ok
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OK. WHATS NEXT.
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Big brother will be watching
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Not mine
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 11:12:49 PM

of course they will - after all we are very very close to centralized auto industry - why not tell them to do that -- good for us "right"
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