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UPDATE on Glenn Beck Story on Cars.gov Privacy Agreement That Taps Into User's PC
Glenn Beck Show ^ | 09/03/09 | mware

Posted on 08/03/2009 2:57:53 PM PDT by mware

For those of you that followed the story last week. Glenn Beck reported on todays show that the Obama Administration contacted their show this afternoon, telling them that they have taken the web page down and are changing the wording.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhodot; clunkers; foxnews; glennbeck
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Some background information.

Glenn Beck exposes 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."

Glenn and the Judge both raised the question of arethose who already signed the waiver excluded from its enforcement.

1 posted on 08/03/2009 2:57:54 PM PDT by mware
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To: mware
You can see the video here --> VIDEO
2 posted on 08/03/2009 3:00:23 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: mware

Must have been some flames in all that smoke if Obama had to backtrack on C For C web page


3 posted on 08/03/2009 3:00:57 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

effective journalism.


4 posted on 08/03/2009 3:01:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: mware

I like Glenn but what he exposes scares the hell out of me, and I don’t scare easily.......


5 posted on 08/03/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: unixfox
Thanks unixfox.

He hit a nerve that they did not want the people to see.

6 posted on 08/03/2009 3:02:15 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

If one’s computer had been seized by Obama’s DOT, what would the signs be? I ran Spybot which turned up nothing after I poked around on that site just out of curiosity.


7 posted on 08/03/2009 3:02:22 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: theKid51

ping


8 posted on 08/03/2009 3:03:10 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama's lies make Bill Clinton's lie small)
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To: goat granny
Like Glenn said it only took one person to change this

One person by the way who does not want his name revealed.

9 posted on 08/03/2009 3:03:30 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware
they have taken the web page down and are changing the wording.

Exactly what does changing the wording do?
10 posted on 08/03/2009 3:05:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: HokieMom
Hoakie, they had on a cyber expert who said there is software out there that can avoid government detection.

My concern is if I was a dealer would I still be obligated to waiver my rights if I agreed to it.

The judge on said only a federal judge can accept a waiver of right.

11 posted on 08/03/2009 3:08:13 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly what does changing the wording do?

That is what Glenn asked.

12 posted on 08/03/2009 3:09:12 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: HokieMom

Your computer would reveal nothing because the government has access (by cooperation) with source codes.

Someone owes Bush & Rumsfeld and opology.


13 posted on 08/03/2009 3:09:35 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: mware
Do freepers know about the NX bit and 64 bit Windows 7 using these two things to block about 98% of the viral ways you load your computer with nefarious stuff?

Never ever run as an administrator user. Always use a 'standard user' for your browsing.

Of course if you click the "accept" button, you are in trouble.

14 posted on 08/03/2009 3:10:31 PM PDT by Tarpon (You relinquish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Rare and appreciated.


15 posted on 08/03/2009 3:11:44 PM PDT by John 3_19-21 (Play those rhythmically suggestive tonal patterns Caucasian male adolescent.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Exactly what does changing the wording do?”

New Wording...

U R Pwned


16 posted on 08/03/2009 3:12:09 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer...)
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To: cripplecreek
"Exactly what does changing the wording do?"

Makes you feel better about getting screwed. Like changing "government-run healthcare" to "public option". Or "global warming" to "climate change". Obfuscate the meaning and change it to something sounds less menacing. Castor oil? Naw -- that's a legume milkshake!

I'm feeling better already, how about you?

17 posted on 08/03/2009 3:12:40 PM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: mware

NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE..!!!


18 posted on 08/03/2009 3:13:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: HokieMom

They already have back doors in via legitimate Microsoft files.


19 posted on 08/03/2009 3:13:58 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mware

It’s just blatant IN YOUR FACE tyranny. Plain and simple!


20 posted on 08/03/2009 3:15:28 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: HokieMom
I ran Spybot which turned up nothing after I poked around on that site just out of curiosity.

I'd run more than just Spybot. Nothing would surprise me from this traitorous bunch.

Rootkit and I.P. monitoring comes to mind.

21 posted on 08/03/2009 3:17:53 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: mware

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,536440,00.html

“A security warning on the CARS.gov dealer support page that stated computers logged into the system were considered property of the federal government has been removed. We are working to revise the language. The language was posted on the portion of the Web site accessible by car dealers and not the general public.”

Oh... I feel much better now. They are changing the “language”, but does that mean they are still going to “Twilight Zone” your computer?


22 posted on 08/03/2009 3:18:53 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: cripplecreek
Exactly what does changing the wording do?

Gives you a false sense of security?

I wouldn't trust this lame bunch as far as I could throw them.

23 posted on 08/03/2009 3:19:27 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Secret Agent Man
They already have back doors in via legitimate Microsoft files.

Just by being on the internet?

24 posted on 08/03/2009 3:19:51 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: unixfox
I'd run more than just Spybot. Nothing would surprise me from this traitorous bunch.

McAfee runs all the time, of course.

25 posted on 08/03/2009 3:20:58 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: mware

alright


26 posted on 08/03/2009 3:22:47 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: goat granny

Well, ya better scare easily...and thank God for Glenn and the group of people that are out there finding these things and reporting them back to Glenn. He (Glenn) should be moved into O’Reilly’s timeslot. It would be a better use of all our time.


27 posted on 08/03/2009 3:24:35 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: mware

like glenn said, no one can follow all this. Track what interests you and report back.

I’m kind of interested in these Czars and such.


28 posted on 08/03/2009 3:25:09 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: mware

They are taking down the web page but those logging on will still sacrifice their computer. Lying ba$tards!!!


29 posted on 08/03/2009 3:27:46 PM PDT by charmedone (There is a right to health care but no right to be born?)
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To: mware
If you are reading this be advised that I, isthisnickcool, now own your computer, everything in it plus that old Beatles 45 you have of "Hey Jude" in the attic. Oh, and if you have any mid 70's motocross bikes in good condition? Those are mine too. Especially CZ's, Makos, Husky's and Penton's. No Suzuki's though, I don't want them, keep em! Oh, add Bultacos to that list of what I own of yours. Especially any factory Pursangs.

Wow, this is easy. I'll be over to collect my stuff from you soon.

30 posted on 08/03/2009 3:27:46 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY BITCH! - President Obama)
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To: unixfox

I smell a rat..they won’t change anything..it will be even sneaker.


31 posted on 08/03/2009 3:41:34 PM PDT by celtic gal (CONGRESS IS FULL OF CLUNKERS AND THEY CARRY A (D) AFTER THEIR NAMES)
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To: HokieMom

Unless you are a dealer participating in the Cash for Clunkers program you cannot log into the Web site that carried this warning.


32 posted on 08/03/2009 3:50:40 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: HokieMom

Research “Magic Lantern” software. The Anti Virus companies have agreements not to detect this type of product.


33 posted on 08/03/2009 3:59:56 PM PDT by RBW in PA
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To: HokieMom
“...McAfee runs all the time, of course.”

OUCH!
It's BAAAAAAAAAAAD. So is Norton.

Remove it and use Avast! or AVG. I personally prefer Avast!. Both are free.

34 posted on 08/03/2009 4:00:06 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

And you won’t hear a word about it from the LSM.


35 posted on 08/03/2009 4:01:24 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Obamacare: all the efficiency of the DMV and all the compassion of the IRS.)
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To: Mr. Blonde
Unless you are a dealer participating in the Cash for Clunkers program you cannot log into the Web site that carried this warning.

Ok, whew. There was a calculator there when people are to enter data on their unPC SUV to see if they qualify so I was concerned.

36 posted on 08/03/2009 4:02:34 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: RBW in PA; Leo Farnsworth

It’s so difficult staying current! Will pass your suggestions on to family techies for action.


37 posted on 08/03/2009 4:05:15 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

;-)


38 posted on 08/03/2009 4:07:38 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth...)
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To: unixfox

Dip your computer in bleach, then reformat.


39 posted on 08/03/2009 4:07:55 PM PDT by webschooner (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: isthisnickcool

Ha! Missed me. I sold my Bultaco Matador years ago. Miss is though.


40 posted on 08/03/2009 4:16:00 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: cubreporter
Been through a lot in 70 years, and have kept great blood pressure because I don't scare easily..If I were going to quote scripture...I would say I have been given a spirit of faith not fear....Just quietly live my life and have a loaded gun ready.....Been a Rush listener since the 1990’s and lived through Jimmy Carter, riots and the burnings in the cities across this country, assassination of 2 Kennedy's, Martin L. King, and an attempt on Wallace. Riots at the Democrat convention in the 60’s and that is just off the top of my head, Oh yea, campus riots, attacks on Recruiters for the military and people yelling baby killers at returning vets...What are your credentials for being scared?
41 posted on 08/03/2009 4:21:08 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: mware

bttt.


42 posted on 08/03/2009 4:33:26 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Tarpon
This NXbit can be used on home computers that are not networked? Does it work with all OS? I was trying to research intrusion protection systems after listening to Beck earlier, but it was a little confusing to someone limited understanding of all this computer tech stuff.

Also, I believe my pc is probably running as an admin user. How do you change it?

Thanks for your expertise, Tarpon. :~)

43 posted on 08/03/2009 4:59:22 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Mr. Blonde

No, but any consumer who went to a dealership and had their personal and financial info input appears to have been screwed.


44 posted on 08/03/2009 5:02:37 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.)
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To: Cindy; Velveeta; Calpernia; LucyT

Ping


45 posted on 08/03/2009 5:03:33 PM PDT by jer33 3
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To: mware; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; BP2; MeekOneGOP; ...
UPDATE on Glenn Beck Story on Cars.gov Privacy Agreement That Taps Into User's PC

Glenn Beck exposes 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."

46 posted on 08/03/2009 5:06:43 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

I’m guessing the government was getting that information anyway. I can’t imagine anyone thought they would be getting a rebate from the government without the government knowing who they are.


47 posted on 08/03/2009 5:11:38 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You ever thought about being weird for a living?)
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To: HokieMom

I don’t know about ‘just by being on the internet’ but people’s files get updated all the time by automatic downloads and service packs, who the hell knows what those changes are...


48 posted on 08/03/2009 5:12:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: jer33 3

Thanks for the ping Jer33 3.

I didn’t see the show, so let’s just go to the site now:

Here’s there privacy info for cars.gov and they link here:
http://www.dot.gov/privacy.html

#

http://www.cars.gov/

Quote - summary index links at the Official Information link:

http://www.cars.gov/official-information

Official Information
Download The Rule
Download Day One Notice
Download the Law
Download the Amendment


49 posted on 08/03/2009 5:18:20 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: jer33 3

I travel all over the internet daily with an understanding that nothing is private really on the internet and this is my opinion after reading volumes of stuff over the years.


50 posted on 08/03/2009 5:20:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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