Submitted by TV on Wed, 2013-02-27 18:05
I am wondering if this subject has come up before. One of the big "downsides" to Google, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., is that these companies are using "social media" to take away our privacy. I'm not joking.
Google is now a partner with Motorola and Tesla. Don't call me paranoid, because this is a potentially VERY REAL THREAT. 1984 and "Big Brother" are closer to us than we think. Does Google's presence mean that there will be features in the Tesla cars' software that will track our location (GPS), speed, activities, phone calls etc? Look, it seems the majority of Citizens are ambigous to the severity of this erosion of our privacy. The fact is: Nobody will truly value our Freedom until it is GONE, and I TRULY hope that Tesla is not going to allow Google to monitor us. A recent article in WIRED Magazine quoted an ex-NSA agent as saying "We are (putting his forefinger really close to his thumb) this close to being a Turnkey Totalitarian Society." Simply put, I value my freedom. Will owing a Tesla make everything I am done available to anyone who wants to intrude? I hope someone has some insight on this subject. Thanks!