Government Motors/On Star are now issuing a statement that says that they will track your location and speed at all times, even if you don’t subscribe to the service.
Collecting location and speed data via GPS might also create a treasure trove of data that could be used in criminal and civil cases. One could also imagine an eager police chief acquiring the data to issue speeding tickets en masse.
I think that Wired Mag understates the threat imposed by an agency of the federal government that installs tracking equipment in every vehicle they sell. They have effectively put an ankle bracelet on every unwitting and innocent purchaser of a GM automobile.
I’m glad I got rid of my Denali and now drive a Toyota. And if I still had my Yukon I’d be hitting it with a pair of wire snips to deactivate the OnStar rather than blogging about it. Like right now.