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Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Automotive1(m): 1:57am On Aug 22, 2019
Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Secretly Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars



If you plan buying a new vehicle, especially a Mercedes-Benz car, through finance, then you have to think twice...

Mercedes in UK is caught in a row over privacy after admitting all new and used cars sold by its dealers are fitted with secret "Big Brother" tracking devices which can pinpoint their location.

Mercedes-Benz, who will not say how long it has used the trackers, said the sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real-time data.

It insisted the sensors are only activated in ‘extreme circumstances’, such as when car finance customers defaults on their payments so they can be tracked down.

Mercedes spokeperson said:
“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."

Mercedes also admitted sharing car owner information and vehicle location details with third-party bailiffs and recovery firms to hunt down and repossess the cars.

An Ex-Cabinet minister, who asked the Government to investigate the issue, said:

“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.”

Mercedes-Benz's rivals, including BMW, Volkswagen and Jaguar Land Rover, have all said they do not carry out similar tracking.

https://autojosh.com/mercedes-spies-on-drivers-by-secretly-installing-big-brother-tracking-devices-in-cars/

Cc Lalasticlala Mynd44 Mukina2 Dominique Seun

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Nobody: 3:50am On Aug 22, 2019
Very soon the word "privacy" will be nonexistent cos of modern tech. Is that not privacy violation even without the individual's knowledge. Wat da hell!!

Ok na am getting my benz soon, anybody tracks me, na Ijebu thunder i go carry track d person back. Eye for an eye.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Ibcrown(m): 4:28am On Aug 22, 2019
I miss the days when life was simple

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by phoenix90(m): 4:28am On Aug 22, 2019
Who’s safe in this world from spying insecure companies

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by CarGuideNG: 4:29am On Aug 22, 2019

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by donpapa(m): 4:30am On Aug 22, 2019
That’s crazy!

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Kendumazy(m): 4:31am On Aug 22, 2019
Hmmm

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by martineverest(m): 4:43am On Aug 22, 2019
wrong headlines..,the trackers are used for tracking costomers that failed to service their debts

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Successdynamik: 4:45am On Aug 22, 2019
oyoma

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by dalass(f): 4:54am On Aug 22, 2019
End times

Soon everything / everyone will be monitored all over the world. No place to hide anymore.
undecided

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Kingv(m): 4:55am On Aug 22, 2019
Privacy violation...they should be charged for this

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by respect2ukp: 5:01am On Aug 22, 2019
Automotive1:

Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Secretly Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars



Mercedes spokeperson said:

“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."

[b]“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature."[/b]

“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."

https://autojosh.com/mercedes-spies-on-drivers-by-secretly-installing-big-brother-tracking-devices-in-cars/

Cc Lalasticlala Mynd44 Mukina2 Dominique Seun

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by peacettw: 5:03am On Aug 22, 2019
martineverest:
wrong headlines..,the trackers are used for tracking costomers that failed to service their debts


So they claim. I don't believe that for a second. The tracker should not have been installed. It violates all levels of ethical codes

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:04am On Aug 22, 2019
Very good development.........

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by owolabi5: 5:04am On Aug 22, 2019
SMOOTH RIDES

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by PrinceGeorgia: 5:08am On Aug 22, 2019
There is no big deal if u get an auto finance vehicle because if you report the vehicle stolen this will enable the car dealership to locate the car.
It a simple tracking device to locate where the vehicle is situated at a particular time when the need arises it works perfectly here in the State.
However, some individuals logistics company and people does that too on there fleet of cars for safety , security and possibly recovery.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Lateef73: 5:19am On Aug 22, 2019
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Very good development.........

Dem don sack Lauretta Onochie, make you dey save your thirty thousand naira salary from now o, dem fit use and dump you anytime.

Even the android/iOS phones that we are using are been tracked daily.
You will be surprised that if you search for the price of iPhone on Jumia website, your phone will be flooded by adverts from firms selling iPhones for the next one month.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by computerglobal(m): 5:22am On Aug 22, 2019
cool

cool

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by lyriclekidd(m): 5:28am On Aug 22, 2019
Okay

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Nobody: 5:31am On Aug 22, 2019
The human race privacy would soon be tampered with

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by godwinkessi: 5:37am On Aug 22, 2019
It’s good at least so that cars can be traced when sars people are hijacking their victims

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by jendhorlee(m): 5:41am On Aug 22, 2019
so, wetin kon konsine big brother 4 diz matter ? undecided

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by mytime24(f): 5:44am On Aug 22, 2019
bholhajhokho1:
Spy driver for what?
If he's drivig and watching big brother naija #same time grin

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by DIVINEEVIDENCE: 6:00am On Aug 22, 2019
martineverest:
wrong headlines..,the trackers are used for tracking costomers that failed to service their debts
Rubbish.
Read the post.
The trackers are in all new and used Mercedes cars and is only activated when customers default in payment.
That's pure rubbish.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by InvertedHammer: 6:06am On Aug 22, 2019
Automotive1:

Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Secretly Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars



If you plan buying a new vehicle, especially a Mercedes-Benz car, through finance, then you have to think twice...

Mercedes in UK is caught in a row over privacy after admitting all new and used cars sold by its dealers are fitted with secret "Big Brother" tracking devices which can pinpoint their location.

Mercedes-Benz, who will not say how long it has used the trackers, said the sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real-time data.


Cc Lalasticlala Mynd44 Mukina2 Dominique Seun
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This is old technology.

They have "black boxes" that detail a driver's driving habit like speed limit, acceleration, braking, etc which can be analyzed after an accident.

But if you live in Nigeria, don't worry about it because nobody really cares about your existence.

They may only collect your data for advertising and marketing purposes only.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by dfrost: 6:17am On Aug 22, 2019
Mainly for defaulters.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by maleeks(m): 6:24am On Aug 22, 2019
InvertedHammer:

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This is old technology.

They have "black boxes" that detail a driver's driving habit like speed limit, acceleration, braking, etc which can be analyzed after an accident.

But if you live in Nigeria, don't worry about it because nobody really cares about your existence.

They may only collect your data for advertising and marketing purposes only.

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@ "if you live in Nigeria" part got me lmao

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Sunsets: 6:29am On Aug 22, 2019
I hope you tea carefully. They read and signed it.
correctguy0900:
Very soon the word "privacy" will be nonexistent cos of modern tech. Is that not privacy violation even without the individual's knowledge. Wat da hell!!

Ok na am getting my benz soon, anybody tracks me, na Ijebu thunder i go carry track d person back. Eye for an eye.

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by d33types: 6:33am On Aug 22, 2019
correctguy0900:
Very soon the word "privacy" will be nonexistent cos of modern tech. Is that not privacy violation even without the individual's knowledge. Wat da hell!!

Ok na am getting my benz soon, anybody tracks me, na Ijebu thunder i go carry track d person back. Eye for an eye.

Read again, slowly

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by Offpoint: 6:34am On Aug 22, 2019
BIG BROTHER MERCEDESgrin

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Re: Mercedes Spies On Drivers By Installing "Big Brother" Tracking Devices In Cars by TANID(m): 6:35am On Aug 22, 2019
Ibcrown:
I miss the days when life was simple
Me Too

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