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Mercedes Benz Accused Of Using Car Tracking Software On Their Cars

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If you thought privacy issues end on social media then you might have to think again. Top Auto brand Mercedes Benz has been accused of using car tracking software to monitor drivers who use their cars.

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The secret car tracking sensors, were all built into all new and used motors sold by the firm’s dealers, to enable them pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location.

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Mercedes has refused to say how long it has used the sensors and has insisted the sensors are only activated in “extreme circumstances” — when certain customers have defaulted on payment.

However it has admitted to sharing car owner information and vehicle location details with third-party bailiffs and recovery firms who repossess the cars.

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British Ex cabinet minister David Davis has called for extensive investigation into the matter.

According to Davis, “This is not the first time big business has behaved like Big Brother — but it’s rare to be quite as deceitful as this, I have to question whether it is even legal to pass on information to other people such as bailiffs. I would think the relevant minister ought to look very closely at the legality of this procedure.”

British Human Rights Group, Liberty said Mercedes’ actions were disturbing and part of the “creeping growth of surveillance”.

Legal experts have also raised concerns. According to a legal practitioner, “Modern technology means our ability to keep personal information private is under threat like never before.

“Organisations that handle personal data need to be completely upfront about what they are doing. That Mercedes appear not to have been so in this case is concerning. Its customers may start to worry about what other personal information the company may be gathering, then passing on.”

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Personally, I have always said that privacy in the 21st Century is more or less an illusion. Just when you think all your data is secure, then it hits you. Mercedes isn’t the first to do this, however their rivals BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have all denied that they do similar tracking.

An investigation by The Sun months ago revealed that Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.

Yes you read that line, having sex. I haven’t seen something as obnoxious and bizarre as listening to conversations and sex at the same time. I don’t know the perverted employees Amazon has employed but it’s not acceptable.

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According To Mercedes Benz , the said sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real time data. “When a customer chooses to finance the purchase of their car this way they sign a contract and agree to the location sensors in the car being activated in the event that they default or breach their agreement.

“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature.

“Locating the car is part of the repossession process and is not permanently tracking customers.

“It is only activated in exceptional circumstances where the customer has breached their finance agreement and repeatedly failed to reply to requests to contact us.”

Nevertheless, It’s actually good if you can track your car on your own terms and luckily I know a good car tracking service.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Next book of Game of Thrones may be near release. This is why

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If you talk to any fan of Game of Thrones books, it is likely that the delay in completing the next book, Winds of Winter, will be mentioned. Author George RR Martin has been releasing the book for more than 10 years ago, much to the chagrin of fans eager to read the book. Westeros’ next chapter of the world.

However, according to some discerning fans, the release may be closer than we think. Fans have put together some clues that suggest the release of an upcoming book soon. The first clue is on George RR Martin’s website in the “upcoming publications” section.

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The page has a notice that encourages fans to check the site for future releases. It’s a pretty typical message but didn’t exist until a few days ago, suggesting a near future update.

In addition, the book website thewindsofwinter.com has recently changed ownership, according to one user. on twitter. The site has been inactive for years, giving yet another indication that the book may be imminent. Winds of Winter will be the penultimate book in the series.

House of The Dragon is the next series based on the world of Westeros

However, fans of the Game of Thrones television series have the upcoming House of The Dragon to look forward to. This series will be based on the Targaryen Dynasty and its narrative will occur about 300 years before the events of the main series, before Daenerys and Jon Snow.

The series will be produced by HBO so we can count on the same atmosphere and quality of production that achieved so much in Game of Thrones. The origins of the Targaryen family and their dragons will be revealed during the series.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 is now on Steam and the players are furious!

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The desired arrival of Red Dead Redemption 2 on the PC came last month and was made available through the Rockstar and Epic Games store. However, the problems were many and the players were extremely frustrated.

Now the game is also available on Steam, giving the millions of players a glimmer of hope. However, Rockstar has clearly not learned from their mistakes and the players are furious.

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Steam release brought even more trouble for Red Dead Redemption 2

Everyone expected the arrival of RDR 2 on Steam to happen smoothly and with the vast majority of previous problems resolved. However, besides that it did not happen, this release has caused even more problems.

As with so many other games, despite being available on Steam, Red Dead Redemption 2 remains released by launcher Rockstar. Many users have seen their Steam account associated with a Rockstar Social Club account to which they no longer have access.

Once this connection is made, you will only be able to play RDR 2 if you can win. access to your old account. Even worse, you’ll have even more problems if you eventually block access to your account by trying to find your old password.

Unlike in the Epic Games and Rockstar store, the Steam platform offers the ability to comment on any available game. So, with this big “wave” of trouble, a flood of negative comments has also come.

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Many users are complaining about various issues with launcher of the game, which for one reason or another, simply is not able to start Red Dead Redemption 2. Apparently, a possible solution to this problem is to turn off the computer command by turning it on just after the game is released.

Rockstar is trying to solve all problems

Since the release of Red Dead Redemption 2 for PC that Rockstar has been working hard to try to solve every problem. In fact, the latest update has addressed many of the reported issues as well as the desired performance improvements.

Still, this second release made it very clear that RDR 2 for PC is far from promised. If you are looking forward to trying this game on your PC, I advise you to wait a little longer unless you want to spend this extremely frustrated Christmas with Rockstar.

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