Lately I’ve been harping on spying, hacking, drones, etc. a bit more than I might. But, darn, things these days are just ridiculous. Just when one thinks Big Brother can’t get any more intrusive – Hertz puts cameras in its rental cars!
The rental car giant has a little navigation device in some of its cars called NeverLost. Some of these units are equipped with a camera which is capable of filming the inside of the car. “Hertz added the camera as a feature of the NeverLost 6 in the event it was decided, in the future, to activate live agent connectivity to customers by video.”
(Every turn you make, every call you take… Fusion.com.)
Of course, it will only be used to “help” hapless drivers – clovers on vacation. They would never spy on you, record your doings, or pass said recordings along to our benevolent friends in the government. “See Judge, the defendant was eating a cheeseburger when he sped through the red light. Here’s a video!”
This is getting out of hand. Remember, the next time you rent a car play the radio really loud and put some electrical tape over the little camera in the dash. Then again, that would probably violate some idiotic law – the Interstate Rental Car Secret Surveillance Security, Anti-Terrorism, and Education/Agriculture Banking Act of 2015… Geesh…..