Lord Crimson

Wisdom from the Realm

Cash for Clunkers or Trojan Horse

with 3 comments

Last week, Glenn Beck exposed a privacy agreement on the “Cash for Clunkers” website that in part reads:

“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government.”

What this means is by entering this site you are agreeing to turn your computer and the contents of your harddrive over to the prying eyes of the government – nice.

Today, Glenn Beck updated this info by reporting that the Obama Administration contacted his show telling them that they have taken the web page down and are changing the wording.

Just for grins – what’s the point of changing the wording if the web page was taken down?

This blatant attack on privacy might give the idea that they are testing the waters for future intrusions. It’s like you gotta watch these people  every minute.

Is this the same sneaky bunch you might have to trust with your private health care records?

If you don’t use encryption, now might be a good time to start.

Written by Lord Crimson

August 3, 2009 at 8:28 pm

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  1. this is pure nazi germany all over again. this is mother russia all over again. this is every eastern block country all over again.

    If you said this was America, say 15 years ago people would have locked you up, but after Bush and friends and now this, people aren’t even batting an eyelash.

    Market Biz News

    August 4, 2009 at 4:26 pm

  2. Hi MBN

    People are concerned about government invasion of privacy and feel helpless to stop it. We can yell all we want but these intrusions are going to continue whether by this method or by using more stealth attacks.

    The best way to protect your information is don’t put it on a computer that is attached to the internet. Have a separate computer dedicated to all your important stuff and use passwords and encryption.

    These days, any computer you use for internet purposes must be considered compromised no matter if it is or not. Better to be safe than sorry.

    Lord Crimson

    August 5, 2009 at 7:54 am

  3. Hi LC,

    I’m waiting for Cash For Old Computers. I’ve got at least 4 of them. I’ll be rich!

    the Grit

    the Grit

    August 10, 2009 at 2:07 pm


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