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It was revealed today that Ford and other car makers do follow the data on your GPS unit that comes with the car.

 

What business is it of theirs where I drive and how fast I drive.

 

I am going to the dealer tomorrow and have them blank that thing out.  I know there is an internal code they use to

clear the memory.  Now I know why they put blue tooth and wifi into the new cars.  They are spying on us and if you

get into an accident, the police can get a warrant for the information contained in your GPS system.




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LoL I like to see one to tag my cars... :) only connection they have is my mobile and I shut it off moustly :) My cars have limited elect :) ignition etc :)

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Black boxes have been around since 80's & early 90's on some brands. Nothing new. Each brand can be disabled if you know how. My 2011 Cruz..... disabled the day my OnStar expired. No GPS but I get by.

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if people have something to hide, they should be worried. Otherwise, let them track.

We use that technology on a daily basis and while it might not seem important, it is helpful in many ways.



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This is why I like my 1995 Tahoe.

 

If you don't have a warrant, you don't get shit from me.



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if people have something to hide, they should be worried. Otherwise, let them track.

We use that technology on a daily basis and while it might not seem important, it is helpful in many ways.

Your kidding right? That's something only the naive or a cop would say.

 

That kind of thinking works until laws are created so you are out of compliance with them.

 

@Antichrist- Those mid 90's Tahoes were great rides. The seats were back breakers on long rides though.



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My first thought was, "Well of course they do".

Everything we do, every where we go, we are constantly watched and tracked. Mobiles, cctv cameras, internet access, eftpos, credit cards, the man knows your every move.



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Your kidding right? That's something only the naive or a cop would say.

 

That kind of thinking works until laws are created so you are out of compliance with them.

 

@Antichrist- Those mid 90's Tahoes were great rides. The seats were back breakers on long rides though.

 

I have the LT model, fully loaded with leather, and a few months back was out 4 wheeling on some pretty rough shit for a little over an hour and felt fine. I have noticed the foam in the cloth seats doesn't last as long though.



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Don't believe those TV crime shows where they have magic programs that "clean up" cctv and bank atm photos so that they look like they were shot from a foot or 30mm away. 



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Your kidding right? That's something only the naive or a cop would say.

 

That kind of thinking works until laws are created so you are out of compliance with them.

 

@Antichrist- Those mid 90's Tahoes were great rides. The seats were back breakers on long rides though.

 

Pffff, I've had my LT for 13 years now and while the leather may be ripped, it is no back breaker! Soon the NSA will be in the ET servers collecting data :o


Edited by TulsaGeoff, 13 January 2014 - 12:33 PM.


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Let me know Smoke if they actually disabled it for you. I tried having mine done on my car, and was told "that was done at the factory, and they don't have a way to do it" BS

I told them to look up the schematics and tell me where to find the component, and I'll have it done myself... and they squirmed a bit and said they didn't know if it would be listed

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I really dont care if they do track. That way if the vehicle is stolen, u can get it back right?



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Mine was in the trunk. Just unplugged the harness. No GPS, maps, or onstar, but I get by.

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I really dont care if they do track. That way if the vehicle is stolen, u can get it back right?

 

It's difficult to steal a vehicle that requires a key with a resistor in it, which is a technology most newer vehicles employ, thus making the GPS/onstar argument for theft recovery invalid.



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and we have 80's level accuracy of gps on public :D LoLz cameras can make picture of face just seeing it from above :D

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