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Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 09:43 PM Reply

the government run website related to the "Cash for Clunkers" program "Cars.gov" (which i will not link to.) just trampled all over civil rights. and we can't say boo about it.

Video of the site in Action on the Glenn Beck show.

for those who are afraid of or angered by Glenn Beck's insanity, here's the scoop:

if log into this site and agree to a deal, the Government is allowed to search your computer and treat all its content as their properity. and if you happen to be using something like Skype or Aol and you're on the phone, the Government can track what calls you make. AND THIS IS 100% LEGAL.

the 4th Amendment doesn't apply, thanks to their wealely legal wording. by clicking "ok" you're basically allowing the Government to violate your 4th amendment rights.

i guess its supposed to prevent fruad in the system, but this is the most slimey and underhanded way of doing it.

this site should be banned by Internet providers. this is a disgusting violation of rights, and a LEGAL one at that.

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i will not link to this site. its for your own good.

discuss.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 09:48 PM Reply

Your right, what they're doing is very wrong but sadly completely expected. We all knew the day would come when the government became so nervous that it traces phone calls and does random searches.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 10:05 PM Reply

given everything else they've been doing lately, I wouldn't doubt it.... at all. in fact, I would grow to expect such a thing.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 10:11 PM Reply

This is why my sig is my sig.

Our governemnt can blow me.

Can we please start a revolution now?

I'll be a leader.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 10:17 PM Reply

At 8/3/09 10:11 PM, RDSchley wrote: This is why my sig is my sig.

Our governemnt can blow me.

Can we please start a revolution now?

I'll be a leader.

I question your military prowess. We need someone with some experience under their belt to lead the way.

It wouldn't surprise me to see an uprising before this is all over, especially if the democrats' hostility towards the republicans keeps escalating.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 3rd, 2009 @ 10:18 PM Reply

Of course, legal violations of our rights are allowed. Has our government, who are supposed to protect us, going to watch over us like dogs? Almost seems Socialist to a degree, imo.

Thanks for the heads-up about this, because I didn't know about it. I should read up on this kind of news more often.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 12:47 AM Reply

First off, the agreement is for DEALERS not us.

Secondly, the government 's ownership of the dealer's computer only applies when that computer is logged into the website.

If you walk into a U.S. army base, expect to be searched eh?


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 12:52 AM Reply

What do you have to fear?

Jesus, homor, you must be a prolific pedophile to be that afraid of having your computer searched.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 01:31 AM Reply

At 8/4/09 12:47 AM, Bacchanalian wrote: First off, the agreement is for DEALERS not us.

except that this can effect anyone who logs into their site at any time. so its not just for dealers.

Secondly, the government 's ownership of the dealer's computer only applies when that computer is logged into the website.

and so it makes it okay for them to trample all over your rights so long as its only while you're logged onto their site?

If you walk into a U.S. army base, expect to be searched eh?

right except i'm not in army base, i'm sitting at my own computer, in my own home.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 08:05 AM Reply

At 8/3/09 10:11 PM, RDSchley wrote: This is why my sig is my sig.

Our governemnt can blow me.

Can we please start a revolution now?

I'll be a leader.

I will start shipping the Guy Fawkes masks and make sure the explosives are ready, sir!


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 09:39 AM Reply

Like you said, OP, 'by clicking ok.....you'd agree to....'. It's a voluntary agreement, no one is forcing you to make it. Just stay off the website and the government won't bother you.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 09:52 AM Reply

Like they say, if you click OK, permission is given and they search you.
It's not (yet) that they demand access to everyones computer.

Even then, I wouldn't care until they arrest you for something stupid as illegal downloading or minor references to CP.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 10:17 AM Reply

At 8/4/09 09:39 AM, Buffalow wrote: Like you said, OP, 'by clicking ok.....you'd agree to....'. It's a voluntary agreement, no one is forcing you to make it. Just stay off the website and the government won't bother you.

Except that their prompt states that when you log in, it considers your computer and every file on it to be their property.

Even if you agree to a search, that does not make what you bought/made legally their property.

It's the equal of attempting to find a loophole and corner the individual in so they wouldn't have a choice but to click "accept".

You're in a recession. You've lost your job. The government uses it as an excuse to take control of auto-makers and then uses that to say "if you need money, come to us... but we get to have total control over your property".

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 10:38 AM Reply

This has to be one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.

Could I do this as a private person? I'll start up a site, make people click an "agree" button, and have the deal include my right to their whole life.


You shouldn't believe that you have the right of free thinking, it's a threat to our democracy.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 10:47 AM Reply

Well, this was stupid. From what I've gathered, the moment this became public knowledge they changed the wording.

Now, of course it was horrible that this wording was there before, but why the warning about visiting the page then, homor? It's no danger anymore.


You shouldn't believe that you have the right of free thinking, it's a threat to our democracy.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 11:01 AM Reply

At 8/4/09 10:47 AM, Sajberhippien wrote: Well, this was stupid. From what I've gathered, the moment this became public knowledge they changed the wording.

Now, of course it was horrible that this wording was there before, but why the warning about visiting the page then, homor? It's no danger anymore.

But keep in mind that just because they may have either changed the wording or gotten rid of it altogether that it doesn't necessarily mean that by clicking "agree" they still don't do it.

Remember, under the Patriot Act the Government can raid your house to look like a robbery and not have to tell you for, I think, a full year.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 12:34 PM Reply

Why watch "The Daily Show" when I can get all of my news information from here?


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 01:47 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 11:01 AM, Memorize wrote: But keep in mind that just because they may have either changed the wording or gotten rid of it altogether that it doesn't necessarily mean that by clicking "agree" they still don't do it.

of course now that there isn't an agreement if they're still doing it, they can be sued.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 02:09 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 10:17 AM, Memorize wrote:
You're in a recession. You've lost your job. The government uses it as an excuse to take control of auto-makers and then uses that to say "if you need money, come to us... but we get to have total control over your property".

It is only for the time logged in and I would trust them only searching your hard drive or something. I doubt they would sell the PC or tamper with it. It's possible, but it's too cynic.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 02:37 PM Reply

So what about my computer? I'm sure there would be another set of laws that would protect me from the government from seizing information from my computer.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 04:25 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 02:09 PM, RubberTrucky wrote:
It is only for the time logged in and I would trust them only searching your hard drive or something. I doubt they would sell the PC or tamper with it. It's possible, but it's too cynic.

It's that possibility that I don't like.

Our government doesn't exactly have the best track record of doing things correctly.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 05:08 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 01:31 AM, homor wrote: except that this can effect anyone who logs into their site at any time. so its not just for dealers.

Um... no? It's just for dealers and only upon submitting the final transaction to the DoT CARS system. And that's something YOU can't do. Neither registration inquiries nor signing up nor visiting the site enable the government to claim your computer as its property.

and so it makes it okay for them to trample all over your rights so long as its only while you're logged onto their site?

They're not trampling over anyone's rights.

right except i'm not in army base, i'm sitting at my own computer, in my own home.

Logging into the DoT isn't exactly like logging into Newgrounds.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 06:27 PM Reply

thanks for the info Homor!!

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 06:34 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 05:08 PM, Bacchanalian wrote: Um... no?

shit. got me there.

They're not trampling over anyone's rights.

except they are.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 4th, 2009 @ 09:18 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 05:08 PM, Bacchanalian wrote:
Um... no? It's just for dealers and only upon submitting the final transaction to the DoT CARS system. And that's something YOU can't do. Neither registration inquiries nor signing up nor visiting the site enable the government to claim your computer as its property.

Except when you provide all of your personal information to the dealer such as your social security number which would be stored on the Dealer's computer which the Government has free and total access/ownership over.

Which means that they get to view your personal information WITHOUT your consent.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 12:19 PM Reply

At 8/4/09 09:18 PM, Memorize wrote: Which means that they get to view your personal information WITHOUT your consent.

Actually it means they don't get to intercept, monitor, record, copy, audit, inspect, or disclose your personal information without your consent since they do not have your consent - unless you signed a really weird contract with your dealer.


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 12:23 PM Reply

At 8/5/09 12:19 PM, Bacchanalian wrote:
At 8/4/09 09:18 PM, Memorize wrote: Which means that they get to view your personal information WITHOUT your consent.
Actually it means they don't get to intercept, monitor, record, copy, audit, inspect, or disclose your personal information without your consent since they do not have your consent - unless you signed a really weird contract with your dealer.

If all of your information is on the Dealer's computer and the Government has total access and ownership over their Computer as a result of their agreement, how do you prove that the government did or did not look at your files without your consent?

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 12:35 PM Reply

I had heard about that And I wondered. Why the hell is this not font page news everywhere. Are people to infatuated with the obama administration that they can see a clear violation of rights.

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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 12:36 PM Reply

At 8/5/09 12:23 PM, Memorize wrote: If all of your information is on the Dealer's computer and the Government has total access and ownership over their Computer as a result of their agreement, how do you prove that the government did or did not look at your files without your consent?

What does being able to prove whether the government actually looked at your personal information have to do with it?

I thought we were talking about whether the government had the right to?


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Response to Cars.gov <--- Do Not Vist. Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 12:53 PM Reply

At 8/5/09 12:36 PM, Bacchanalian wrote:
I thought we were talking about whether the government had the right to?

If my information is on the Dealer's computer (if there's no agreement between me and the dealer regarding my privacy on his/her computer), then the dealer logs on to the Gov. site which allows total Gov. control and ownership of the Dealer's computer, then obviously they do not have a right to view MY personal information.

So since they do not have that right regarding me (rather than the Dealer), how could I possibly prove that the Government did or did not illegally view my personal information?

See? It's not hard to figure out.