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Jon M. Kelley
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Jon M. Kelley   11/4/2011 12:39:31 AM
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If you opt out of OnStar, how does GM provide the automatic software updates? What is the other way GM needs to have to reach the dozens of microprocessors that a modern car can need updates for?

TFCSD
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TFCSD   9/29/2011 10:38:00 PM
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The more minutia people know about each other, the more those people with any control will try to "think", resulting in less positive and more negative things happening for others. After a while, everyone will know everything about you but you will know nothing about them and nothing will start to happen. When everything grinds to a stop, everyone will guilelessly ask why did this happen to us?

Grossrider
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Grossrider   9/29/2011 5:01:45 PM
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GM was already out as long as they are Government Motors.

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BrianBailey   9/26/2011 7:53:26 PM
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Or we can make our buying decisions based on those that are honest and open about their policies. I make my $$ a vote on what I believe is acceptable practices and Google no longer gets any of my money until they start being more ethical. GM will not get any of my money until I believe that I can trust the security of their systems etc. If enough people do this, then the industry will learn that we are not there to be exploited without compensation.

Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   9/26/2011 6:27:22 PM
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Double Eeek! I don't think we have as much to worry about Big Brother as we do about "Little brother", "Little Cousin", "Little sister" and "Little aunts and uncles." Yes, we have to be ever vigilant with government. That's part of our job as good citizens. The winds of government privacy invasion will sway back and forth, but we expect that of Government. Insurance companies are already offering optional mini-black boxes for cars with the promise of lowering rates for good drivers. How long before they essentially give us the "option" of either installing the black box or not getting covered? Then, if you have the box and some post-accident parameter doesn't meet some term buried deep inside of the papers you signed, how quickly will they deny coverage? How soon before Adroid, Apple, GM and everyone else that GPS monitors us start to use that information to exploit us? But hey, we can always opt-out and not have a phone, car, camera, laptop, tablet or anything else electronic...

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   9/26/2011 5:18:00 PM
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Eeeek!!!!

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