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Big brother in your car

A push for mandatory data recorders in cars

8 Responses to “Big brother in your car”

  1. Divemedic Says:

    So what you are saying is that:
    I can’t require welfare recipients to take a drug test to get a welfare check, because that violates their privacy.
    I can’t ask a person to prove that they are an American citizen in order to vote, because that would violate their privacy.
    But mandating that I carry a recording device around in my car, so the government can monitor my movement doesn’t?
    I’m guessing that the first time this device is used to catch a person smuggling illegals across the border, the left will oppose this.

  2. wizardpc Says:

    These Event Data Recorders have been around for a billion years. My 96 Saturn had one. I’m pretty sure every GM vehicle made since ’95 does. I can’t get worked up about this.

    What does get me worked up is when prosecutors ignore black box data when it doesn’t match their indictments.

  3. Robert Says:

    How does this make me more secure in my papers and person?

  4. mikee Says:

    Can we make them a 30 minute loop that erases unless an airbag deploys? Sort of like an airliner black box?

  5. wizardpc Says:

    mikee: that’s how they’ve been so far. Cheaper storage has meant storing MORE data, not storing data LONGER.

  6. Motor-T Says:

    The government needs a warrant to record you. But they don’t need a warrant to force you to record yourself.

  7. Druid Says:

    Tech proxie violation of the third amendment.

  8. Mr Evilwrench Says:

    Hmm… nice data recorder you have there… be a shame if… something happened to it. Really officer? The recorder was broken? I had no idea!

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