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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 1 decade ago

True or False: If you go to cars.gov website, your computer becomes the property of the US government?

True. This is all over the news. Listen to Glen Beck, and evaluate yourself what he has to say. This is Obama's work. Learn what socialism really means.

If you go to cars,gov, the government will take over your computer: inspect, spy, copy all your hard drive files...your computer becomes the property of the US government. This is scary. Check it out if you haven't. Thoughts?

Here's the YouTube video where Glen Beck discusses this issue:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWs12ccbOiE

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    True. Here is one site and the text

    https://supplierpayments.esc.gov/OA_HTML/RF.jsp?fu...

    This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the United States Government. It is for authorized use only. Users (authorized or unauthorized) have no explicit or implicit expectation of privacy.

    Any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the discretion CARS or the DoT personnel.

    Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminal penalties.

    Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.

    You can see a screen shot of it here without risking your computer:

    http://wethepeople.org/wpblog/index.php/2009/08/01...

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  • 1 decade ago

    Obviously propaganda. Applies only to dealers who participate with contract to this program. No one else is affected. Let's stop the panic. The Beck clip does not say that, just very quickly mentions that, when Beck mumbles something about "dealer", then says "oh it's too slow it's not going to show it..." when he knows very well that it will not show it because he is not a dealer and does not have access. No one does. No one is in danger... :-)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Totally false, and more Beck lunacy. This is not in cars.gov at all but in esc.gov which is the site for dealers who have been prescreened to be part of the program. Nor can the government "take control of your computer". Total right wingnut lunacy.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh! Glen Beck says so. Then it must be true. He heard if from his magic underwear.

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  • 1 decade ago

    beck seriously needs mental health help.*

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