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Little Black Boxes...
Posted 20 June 2004 - 09:08 AM
Now, the application for this is to reconstruct conditions after say, an accident, or to track/find a stolen vehicle. All well and fine, but the radio/news program have brought up the arguments about the possibility for law enforcement, or other agencies, to illegally invade on your privacy - as here in the U.S., under the 4th Amendment.
So, is anyone aware if Subaru has these little black boxes - in the U.S. or elsewhere. Can they be disabled. Is it legal to disable them?
Posted 20 June 2004 - 08:11 PM
The device also appears to be a pretty nifty OBDII reader as well. They brand name is "carchip" and here's a link:
JC Whitney sells them for $140
Posted 20 June 2004 - 08:32 PM
The car is just storing all the functions the engine and transmission management computers use to make the car run. Too bad someone can pull the data.
Posted 21 June 2004 - 01:39 PM
1. It's technologically impossible.
2. Mmm.. well even if it is possible, don't worry. The ACLU loves you and
will protect you.
3. Take government-sanctioned drugs.
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