Thanks for point this out to me Bill.
It’s a toss up on whether to post this here or on my political blog. I hate the Obama Administration and Congress (both sides of the aisle) – and people were worried about NSA wiretaps? Right.
Here is the summary: If you are dumb enough to agree to cars.gov, then you agree to let them do anything they want.
This application provides access to the [Department of Transportation] DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government. 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.
Here’s the EFF.org link with further information (actually slightly defending the TOS):
While Glenn’s video is a little bit off the mark, why in the world would the Fed’s even release a terms of service that invasive? It points to the overarching need of the Feds to think they can encroach into everything we do. Wrong.