Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New government spy machine -- your car

The feds are now mandating that a 'black box' be installed on all new cars. These black boxes record information about speed, seat belt use and brake application... And very likely, lots of other information too.

And while some cars have had this technology in place for the last couple years, it was always private information that was only used by the manufacturers... part of the official motivation for this is to 'standardize the data' and redefine who has access to it.

And, while they're at it, intell is working on software to more accurately geo-track your car, and wants to have video cameras installed outside -- and inside -- every new vehicle.

 I can only imagine what other information these devices will collect, and what kind of extra built in 'features' they'll come with.

Good thing I can't afford to buy a new car any time soon.

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