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September 27, 2011

OnStar:Another POS from GovernmentMotors

GM is Watching You...

Drive faster than The Law says you ought to – and they'll know about it, immediately, every single time you do it and exactly how much you do it. Fail to Buckle Up For Safety --even if it's just to drive down the driveway --and they'll know about it the moment you put the car in gear.  It is entirely within the realm of technical possibility that they'll even know exactly what you’ve een talking about while in your car, too -- because OnStar is very much like a Telescreen from Orwell's 1984. If you have an OnStar-equipped car, you have GM's microphones in your car. And GM can turn them on anytime it likes -- and record anything you say.

Posted by Vanderleun at September 27, 2011 9:59 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

I've hated On Star since it was introduced. I immediately saw the potential for abuse. I believe, however, that there are now black boxes in all cars that have the same capability.

On Star just has the lead in the potential for abuse.

Time to become a classic car collector!

Posted by: Mike at September 28, 2011 11:00 AM

So, you find the OnStar box's antenna, and you cut it off. Or, better yet, find its power supply wires, and cut them.

Problem solved.

Posted by: Hale Adams at September 28, 2011 9:19 PM


It should be that simple, but it is not.

Posted by: Mike at September 29, 2011 1:00 AM

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