Posts Tagged ‘DMV’

I saw something on Facebook today that really upset me.  A friend of mine had joined a group called tageverycar.com.   He sent me an invite to become a fan of the group too.  You get paid to help this group gather information on every tag and car out there.  I immediately did not like the sound of the group and went over to check it out.  It is subsidiary of the group Data Network Affiliates.  Their webpage claims that they are gathering all this information in order to help with Amber Alerts, Law Enforcement to recover stolen vehicles, and to locate missing people among a few other things.  What BS!

PLEASE do not violate people’s privacy by mining data for these privacy thieves!!!  A 12 point list on an individual is worth up to $35?  A 7 point list on a business is worth $12?  THIS IS WRONG people!  Please do not support this invasion into our privacy!!!

I am adamantly against anyone data mining privacy information to sell to other companies. This is wrong (I know I said that but I really, really mean it!) and against the very integrity of our country in my opinion. The reasons they give are totally bogus! Law Enforcement has access to the information in the DMV database for Amber Alerts or Missing People. This is a company paying to get people to help them gather information that they themselves cannot get from the DMV and have no right to have.   This is a way for these privacy thieves to circumvent the rules that are in place to stop them from getting just the information they are paying people to get FOR them!  They are then selling our information at a huge profit to themselves and a huge privacy loss for us!!!

Another friend immediately asked me how we could stop it.   I don’t know how to stop it.   My husband says we probably can’t stop it because our vehicles are on the street and are not going to fall under “reasonable expectation of privacy”.  But it’s not just vehicle information they want.  They want every scrap of information they can get people to fork over about YOU!!!  People are going to sell out their neighbors to get the money. If you can’t get people to roll over on their neighbor then pay them to do it and they will. This is a sad, sad commentary on what the almighty dollar can do.

Again, I beg you, PLEASE, please, do not violate people’s privacy by mining data for these privacy thieves!!!  THIS IS WRONG on so many levels!  Please get the word out.  Let’s stop as many people as we can from selling the rest of us out!  Please do not support this invasion into our privacy!!!

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