Big Brother In The Passenger Seat

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If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar, Big Brother may be watching you while you’re traveling down the highway.

If your vehicle is equipped with OnStar, Big Brother may be watching you while you’re traveling down the highway per new terms in the company’s agreement with General Motors drivers.

Before the change, the terms and conditions said that OnStar could collect information on vehicle location only during a theft recovery or in the midst of sending emergency services to a driver. Now, the company says that it has the right to collect and sell personal, yet supposedly anonymous, information on vehicles, including speed, location, seat belt usage and other information. This information will be sought by law enforcement agencies and insurance companies.

Those who believe that simply canceling the service protects them from OnStar spying are incorrect, as the company claims the right to keep connections for data collection open unless it is specifically asked to shut them down.

OnStar is a subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation, the vehicle manufacturer that received nearly $10 billion in Federal money via a bailout.

 

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Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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