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post #1 of 7 Old 10-24-2009, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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any body here have On-Star in their vehicle

was reading an article that said,

The FBI was activating the the unit and listening to conversations
With in the vehicle.

A lower court agreed that the FBI could do this and you would never be
Aware what was happening.

But a federal appeals court said NO, they can't do this because
It causes On-Star to be deactived in case of a crash and it can't
Report to the On-Star monitoring station that the vehicle was in a
Crash and give the location to send help to.

The Federal Court never touched on the subject of it being an illegal
Wiretape. And an invasion of privacy.

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post #2 of 7 Old 10-24-2009, 01:17 PM
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My mom has On Star in her new vehicle, I havent heard anything about the cases your talking about but all I know is me and my mom were driving along one day like a week after she bought the SUV and all of a sudden the radio turned off and a lady started talking to us, we were FREAKED! She was an on star lady explaining to my mom the features of her new car, it was freaking weird!
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post #3 of 7 Old 10-24-2009, 01:26 PM
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Yes, I have On Star, in my Hummer, have had a few weird things happen, but I use a lot for diagnostic reports...I love it, and always use the phone. :)

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post #4 of 7 Old 10-26-2009, 09:53 AM
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That is nuts. I wouldn't be surprised that it's something they would do.

I don't have it on mine(I drive a Ford), but they would be welcomed to listen to my messed up conversations. I think they would end up turned it off!

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post #5 of 7 Old 10-26-2009, 01:21 PM
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Yeaaaa... I'd like to get a new car with it.

Honestly that doesn't surprise me in the least. Never mind the fact that what the FBI was/is doing is completely illegal, and would violate our privacy rights.

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roflmao. That was funny.

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