Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Warns Of OnStar Technology
Posted on 10/22/2009 1:20:47 PM PDT by JoeSeales
Audio From Glenn Beck's Radio Program (Aired LIVE 10.22.09)- Did you know OnStar has the ability to shut off your engine, deflate your tires and listen to what you are saying inside your car?? It's true. They never used to use this technology, though it has been available- but now that the government is running GM, apparently they have decided to go ahead with it..Did we miss that press release? At the very least, it should concern you..with this kind of technology in the wrong hands..
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A very small number of GM SUVs have central tire inflation, but even then its an option.
This does seem like a bit of over parinoia. The listening in on conversations is the only thing I would worry about. Still, given how often the gov likes to use wiretaps, I could see the FBI using it to bug someone’s care.
Organized crime should proabably be more worried about it.
On Star can also simultaneously give you a wedgie and a wet willie, if you step out of line.
LOL, I wouldnt want Obama tracking my car. Wouldnt buy GM before, certainly not now,
You ever hear those Onstar radio coommercials where the moron locks he dog in the car with the keys and Onstar opens it with a radio signal?? I always laughed at that.
Any older GM vehicle (around 2006 or older) with the analog-only On Star is not vulnerable (as well as, of course, having a useless On Star).
GM has showed no interest in providing upgrade On Star modules for these older vehicles.
Sounds unbelievably creepy to me.
So how's that Obama-Biden team working out better than McCain-Palin for ya, Glenn?
One fuse pulled on my GM and there is no OnStar. Mine disappeared a while ago. Period. End of concern.
Beck also said he has traded all of his American vehicles for foreign vehicles without onstar or similar technology.
He was a big GM fan. But with the government motor company, trust is distant. my words.
If you do happen to borrow one of these vehicles, you can simply pull the On Star fuse, no more On Star.
I have a cell phone, I have a GPS unit - why would I want On-Star? What can they possibly offer me, that I don’t already have access to? Why would I run the risk of someone eavesdropping on me?
As for American cars; GM made a vicious enemy out of me when I was in college. When I could least afford it, they sold me the Chevy Monza. 88,000 miles, 1 complete overhaul at 40,000 miles, 2 transmissions, re-hung the doors on it 2x; when it finally died again, I abandoned it.
I’ve had Toyotas ever since, and have never had an ounce of problems. 312,000 miles on my Toyota girlie-man truck, sold it to my best friend for $300 and it’s still going strong. My Lexus had 307K when I traded it in on another Lexus. My Tacoma has 97,000 miles and has never seen the inside of a shop. Fill the gas, change the oil - that’s it.
American motors treated me, the customer, like a bad smell coming from behind a closed door. They ignored me, and I hold a grudge. I don’t care what the competition charges, I don’t care how cheap they sell their car - I will NEVER buy another GM car under any conditions.
I’m glad they went belly up. The companies that invented the term “planned obsolescence’ went bankrupt; while Japan opted to make the best cars on the planet, and they are successful.
You do realize that the tea-bagging movement constitutes an organized crime, right?
- Rahm "Dead Fish" Emanuel
Wasn’t GM one of the first with daytime running lights? A big step in nannyism.
If the government wants to expend the cost and effort to monitor me specifically, there are better ways to do so than OnStar.
If the government is randomly trolling for issues, there are more efficient means.
I don’t think I agree with this. OnStar is a pretty good idea. Its too bad they’re on GM cars
I wouldn’t worry about the tires too much, but considering that OnStar already sends a signal pinpointing your location in the case of airbag deployment, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine that there’s code in there to command-activate that position signal remotely. And the listening-in bit, at least on cellphone calls placed from the OnStar phone, has been known for a while now.
On the surface it sounds like Beck going over the edge (especially the tire and the eavesdropping things), but it’s not *quite* as far-fetched as it sounds at first. It’s something worth keeping an eye on.
This just keeps getting worse!!
“GM has showed no interest in providing upgrade On Star modules for these older vehicles.”
Not true. They sent a letter that we took to the dealer to upgrade from analog.
17 year old Acura here, and ditto that. WHY does ANY initiative from our government these days ALWAYS involve drastically increased computer methods to monitor EVERYTHING ANYBODY DOES, whether it be drive a car, go to your doctor, or pretty much any other activity.
Beck occasionally gets into a Mormon version of biblical end times paranoia. If you are not convinced this particular group’s take on the bible is true, then skip it and pay attention to the other stuff.