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Data Mining Your Past, Present, & Future

Lots of privacy-politics news lately: First off our good buddies at Facebook want even more information, and will happily put it on a timeline and sell it to the highest bidder for you.

If you find this a little ‘big-brother’ish, imagine if your car’s position and status were constantly tracked and sent to the federal government computers, then sold to outside parties.

This is what is happening now in the US when driving a GM with OnStar. In the name of safety you are being tracked even if you cancel the service, and by tracked I mean having your entire positioning and speed history stored in a permanent database and sold to the highest bidder.

The government connection? GM is currently owned by the US Government as a result of the bailout a few years back.