Wednesday September 21, 2011

OnStar Tracks Your Car Even When You Cancel Service

I know it may be alarming to know that OnStar tracks your car even after you cancel your service but, the good news is, they only do it so the company can make money selling the data to third parties. Wait, what?!? eek!

Navigation-and-emergency-services company OnStar is notifying its six million account holders that it will keep a complete accounting of the speed and location of OnStar-equipped vehicles, even for drivers who discontinue monthly service. OnStar began e-mailing customers Monday about its update to the privacy policy, which grants OnStar the right to sell that GPS-derived data in an anonymized format.