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Snitch along for ride?

December 10, 2012

Black boxes in cars raise privacy concerns
http://www.gopusa.com/news/2012/12/07/black-boxes-in-cars-raise-privacy-...

"Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride."--By Joan Lowy December 7, 2012

"Many of us would see it as a slippery slope toward big government and Big Brother knowing what we're doing and where we are." --Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa

Feds Want 'Black Boxes' in New Cars, But Who Will Be Tracking You?
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/feds-black-boxes-cars-tracking/story?id...

A commenter states:

"I live in the United States, where people enjoy the right to not testify against themselves. That means nothing if a person is forced to pay for and travel with a device that will record possibly incriminating testimony which must then be surrendered to the courts."

Am I an extremist here at Athens Talks for opposing this? Okay, what do y'all think about your vehicle insurance rates going up because the black box reports that you violate the speed limit on a regular basis?

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