Skip to comments.#YourVoiceNow — Sound the Alarm: The Little Black Box Is Coming
Posted on 10/30/2013 8:56:33 AM PDT by rktman
Never has your voice been more important and never has your voice mattered more. Your voice is necessary. Your voice is needed now. Engineers have created a vast array of exciting and pertinent technologies that have revolutionized the way we communicate, work, and play. Yet they have also opened gaping loopholes for tyranny. Whats the latest one? The little black box.
On a daily basis, we are discovering the invasions of the federal government into our private lives. They are using the very tools we crave, value, and refuse to relinquish: cell phones, e-mails, Google searches. The government now listens to what we say, reads our e-mails, harvests our e-mail contacts, and analyzes our Google search habits. Even stores target our shopping habits, thrusting delegated ads onto our screen. A dinnertime conversation at a restaurant isnt even safe. With every bite we chew we are vulnerable to strangers who may be videotaping us.
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Just to be sure they aren't up to something.
Farady invented a lock box for these.
They're data recorders, not transmitters.
I have an EZPass that likes to be interrogated when not in its box.
That has kind of been the standard for Christians and for honest professionals since time immemorial ("Good news in writing, bad news in person.") Welcome, newbies!
These plans go far beyond just recording data to be examined in the case of a crash, however. This is for tracking you wherever you are on earth. You can expect to show up on video or in photos if you travel major routes that are covered with cameras, but new black boxes will tell Them where your car is at every moment.
I imagine someone could develop quite a lucrative business in disabling or miscalibrating these.
Black box "swap meets" could be the wave of the future. Just show up, pay a fee, and your black box is swapped with one out of the next car in line, totally at random. The swap would never be discovered until Uncle Snooper actually tried to track you...
I don’t understand your post.
Why would I want the vehicle computer out of some other random car?
It’s immediately going to spit fault codes because the VIN is incorrect.
I know, there are practical hurdles to consider - different cars, different makers, different engines, different options - won't swap. But I can dream, can't I? You won't get the car makers to stop installing them, and you won't get the gov't to stop accessing them. Disabling them only draws attention and is probably illegal. Let's find a way to make the data useless.
Facebookers voluntarily gave away facial recognition data by the terabyte, along with personal/political/religious data.
States w/o front licenses plates on cars are now adding them.
Websites/search engines pop up ads related to past searches.
Doc’s ask non-medical lifestyle questions.
Cell phones are not really off when off.
Wonder who will most use Google Glasses and why...
There probably is not a discreet black box. It will be software spread across multiple systems. Just as an example, the ABS/TRAC ECM receives speed data from each wheel sensor. Then it passes it along to the Powertrain Control Module, then over the CAN bus to the dash computer to drive the speedometer. Nothing stands alone in a 21st century car.
It does not. The VIN is programmed into the PCM at the factory. When replacing the PCM one must input the VIN in the new unit with a laptop. There is a fault code for incorrect VIN.
It's not your fathers Oldsmobile.
Many computers in your vehicle these days, communicating with each other.
Believe me, your idea is flawed.
If you want to try it, grab a controller from a similar vehicle to yours from a salvage yard or ebay and report back.