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FEDS TO REQUIRE ELECTRONIC DATA RECORDERS IN ALL AUTOS!


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:08 PM

Privacy Experts Shun Black BoxesWASHINGTON ó Some safety and privacy experts are reacting with apprehension, others with all out condemnation over a recent ruling by the National Transportation Safety Board (search) to require electronic data recorders or "black boxes" in all new cars manufactured in the United States. While privacy experts say jokes like "'big brother' is riding shotgun" arenít funny, the technology already is being used to monitor certain drivers. Black boxes or "EDRs" have been fitted into every General Motors car in its 2004 line and is in a number of Ford models ó about 15 percent of all vehicles on the road today... Global positioning systems are being used by car rental companies to track where renters are going and how fast they are driving. GPS also allows rental car companies to shut off the engine of a car and lock a renter out of it.
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#2 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 02:41 PM

Bejamin franklin I think said this

"To stay safe never be secure" something like that.

These new tech stuff that promises security is nothing but a gimmic. We should have the right to say no to things like this! If I didnt ask for a black box dont give me one. Soon we will need sites with tutorials on how to disable spy stuff in our cars and stuff we buy at walmart!

It really is sad!

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:54 PM

Is this what you're talking about, cowsgonemadd3?

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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#4 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:08 PM

No sorry. I got it......http://members.cox.net/classicweb/Heroes/heroes.htm
"The way to be safe is never to be secure"
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Well yeah that also makes sense!

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Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:58 AM

The more and more technology invades, and improves, our daily lives, the more freedom can succomb to its use; just because we can do all these wonderful and neat things, doesn't mean we have to. And because technology is a mystery to many people, the ramifications to all these innovations to the future is obscured, especially when once the foot is put in the doorway.
I don't know which I fear most, a government by clerics or a government by technicians.
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