For those of you with newer vehicles--the ones that an EMP will fry like an egg, you probably didn't know that you have a little stow-away that keeps track of you. Now, the article say things like "when you slam on the brakes" or "when the airbags deploy." But, some newer cars are boasting that they are actual moving hot-spots. You get in your car and your phone/tablet will basically have Wi-Fi access. Tinfoil hat theory Now, given you didn't choose to have this little black-box stowaway installed like you did for your leather seats, I don't see it as too far of a stretch for this same information to be expanded to collect such attributes as GPS, speed, voice keywords, etc. not just when there's an accident, but, at all times without your knowledge when the infrastructure is set up that *most* cars are connected to the Interweb. (No need to thump your chest to tell us what a visionary you are to be driving a mid-70's Powerwagon--we've read the Rawles too. This post is a PSA for those that don't know.) =============================================================== Find out if your car is being tracked | Page 2 | Komando.com Harris Technical has compiled a list stretching back to 1994 so you can find out at a glance. It's got just about every make and model of car you can imagine made during 1994 through 2014. The list is attached or here. Was your car on the list? If your car does have an EDR, you need to know a few things. For example, who would have the rights to look at the black box's data in the event of a crash? Car manufacturers want access because they want to know what's exactly going on with your car if it crashes. Insurance companies want the same thing, but they're also looking to figure out who's to blame if a car does happen to crash. So many people want to get their hands on your black box's data, in fact, that there are 15 states that have addressed who actually has the rights to your data. The rules and regulations vary on a state-by-state basis, but you can find a list of the states and their rules on this site. Want more information on the privacy pitfalls of EDRs? I wrote a whole tip about it here.