You are your data, and you don’t belong to you

Any advance in technology, or combination of existing technology, that carries with it the potential for control of the many by the few will be abused. Given the vast quantity of laws on the books, this will even be legal.

The OnStar Controversy Isn’t About Digital Privacy: Users Just Want a Heads-Up

OnStar asked for something a bit unprecedented. Its new terms and conditions stated that even if a subscriber canceled the service, the company was still free to track the car’s position, speed, and even whether or not the driver was wearing a seatbelt. Users could opt out, but they’d have to know to ask. If they didn’t, OnStar was free to collect and sell this data for as long as your Chevy Avalanche kept on truckin’.

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