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We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ATCclears, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Still searching for my Pickup, test drove a 2011 Ranger and noticed it had a BLACK LUMP about the size and shape of a computer mouse attached over the passenger side roof. Looked stupid off center like that. Salesman was unsure if it was Sat radio or what. I've been looking used 2005 and up and this is the first I noticed. Since then I've seen others in the same spot so it's a factory item. I don't like it because it will leave a hole when I remove it but I wonder if it's a GPS.
     
  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    "Mr. Weapon, this is OnStar, we noticed you are parked in front of Phil's Shooting Supplies at 5th and Main again and....."

    You might consider a restored Classic instead of new!:paranoid:
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    They've come with onstar for years haven't they?

    I can't believe they would let that guy say that stuff with all the distrust lately
     
  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, a marketing mishap talking about it that way. Even my 07 Ford has a black box recording device on it.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I love my 98 Dakota more and more all the time. 20-21mpg hauls just short of a ton tows 8000lbs and the most reliable rig I have ever owned. And the best part NO PAYMENTS paid cash.
     
  7. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Only if you want it there.
     
  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Take it off and no DEQ pass, no renewal. A catch 22 all the way around.
     
  9. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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  10. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    If you carry a mobile phone with you the real time and historical tracking is constant, done by a private company (such as Verizon) on behalf of authorities. So the Ford thing is just redundant.

    When you want to stop that functionality in your vehicle, inc your phone, get a $35 cig liter plug in GPS blocker. They work. Like a GPS cloak, when you may need/want one.
     
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  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Don't believe it
     
  12. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Find a better inspection station, one that accepts cash for a pass.
     
  13. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    You mean the blocker? All I can say is I played with one and everything in the car GPS-wise was locked out (phones still work so I'll sure your general location could be determined via towers).
     
  14. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    No different than gps in your phone or any other car.
    Not like the nsa can't hack in and get the infk from ford.
    Don't see how that really effects me driving to work or to a gun store.
    Unless they are targeting you specifically.
    No different than cell phones or anything else.
     
  15. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I bet all companies trace you in your car. That subject made the talk shows that mattered in the early 1990s. Rush Limbaugh is a corporate shill so he didn't report on it.
     
  16. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    You no longer need to worry about being tracked from your car Most cities know have lic plate tracers and they know exactly where how fast your driving and where you came from and will end up. I am not sure how far out of cities they are but in time they will be on all major hiways. Then again it won't be long before any credit cards or drivers lic will have tracking maybe your new obammycare card would that not be shocking? Not really.
     
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    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Can you register the vehicle where there's no DEQ? My mother was listed on a vehicle title at one point so it could be registered at her address. Kept me from paying another pointless fee.
     
  18. mosinguy1

    mosinguy1 out by the ocean Active Member

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    Let's face it y'all there are so many different ways that we can be traced now and days unless we ditch damn near any electronic device and close our bank accounts buy older vehicles and move where there is no smog test and and!!!!!!!!! Like I said face it , we are screwed!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    The sickening thing is some people like this sort of thing. They even sign up and let Flo install a gadget in their car to save a bit on their insurance. The "opt out" options are getting so scarce that anyone who miraculously figures out a way to avoid tracking will be red flagged as someone needing extra scrutiny!
     
  20. DMax

    DMax Yamhill Well-Known Member

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    It is Progressive Insurance That is all you need to know about there motives.