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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

OnStar abandons plans to keep tracking vehicles after service cancelation


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OnStar found itself at the center of a firestorm after it sent out an e-mail notifying customers that it planned to collect data from vehicles even after service had expired or been terminated. That is, unless the (soon to be former) users specifically opted out. Well, in a statement today, President Linda Marshall changed course and announced the post-subscription data collection would be opt-in only. The company still hoped some departing customers would volunteer to maintain a connection so that it can "provide former customers with urgent information about natural disasters and recalls affecting their vehicles." (They're just looking out for you buddy.) Even if OnStar loses out on boatloads of valuable data, at least the company won't have to listen to Chuck Schumer's public chastising any more -- that man lays a better guilt trip than your mother and grandmother combined. Check out the full announcement after the break.

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OnStar abandons plans to keep tracking vehicles after service cancelation originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 03:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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