Anyone with a cell phone can be tracked—their location, where they've been, who they've called, texts, etc and etc. A friend told me that there now location chips in every new vehicle sold in the US—is this true? Also: How long before the cars locations starts getting stored somewhere? And: How difficult is it to disable these chips in cars/trucks, can I do it myself, and/or how much does it cost to have this done?
We've given up anonymity for the convenience(s) of cell phones smart phones blah blah blah. (see this post
on the blue) Obviously, you (I) can buy a short-term cheapo garbage-can cell from Walgreens using cash if you (I) don't want to be tracked for whatever reason(s) and get around that. So far, anyways.
Speaking about this with a friend Sunday, he brought to my attn that cars can now be tracked, that there are chips set into all
new cars/trucks that can/will show (show who?) the location of that car—I'm like "WTF?"
And it got me to thinking about that anti-theft thing I'd heard about on rental cars, where "they" can turn the damn car off remotely—OnStar?
Questions, Oh Great Green Citizens:
1) Is my friend correct, are there location tracking chips in every new vehicle sold in the US?
2) How long before the cars location information starts getting stored somewhere, has anyone heard anything about anyone logging this information? (IE Apple was doing this on iPhones)
3) How difficult is it to disable these chips in cars/trucks, can I do it myself, and/or how much does it cost to have this done?
4) Is there any move toward having Officer Friendlys being able to turn your vehicle off if/when they decide to do so?
5) Assuming my friend is correct, who is currently able to track a vehicle?
note: I wouldn't dream of disabling some garbage that psycho moron scroto jerks have put on our vehicles, because I just don't think that way. This is strictly informational.