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11:40 AM EDT, September 27, 2011
The U.S. government, of all people, is calling out OnStar for recent changes to its privacy agreements.
Last week, OnStar told its customers that it will continue to record some information about vehicle operations even if the service has been canceled, according to Wired.
That information includes speed, location, use of safety belts, use of vehicle features and more, according to OnStar’s terms and conditions.
OnStar collects this data through cell phone services and GPS satellites. Owners can opt out of this policy change, but they need to contact OnStar to do so.
Three Senate Democrats have questioned the data collection and are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the new policy.
“OnStar is attempting one of the most brazen invasions of privacy in recent memory," Sen. Charles Schumer told The Detroit News.
But really, how much privacy is left today? Between cellphones, Facebook, and Foursquare, among others, many people have compromised much of their personal details anyway.
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