Video: Cash for Clunkers is a government scam to gain access to your computer?
This is something we never saw coming. We were recently watching an episode of Glenn Beck at FOX News when the broadcaster turned to a subject near and dear to our hearts: cars.
As it turns out, Beck – and some of his constituents, we think – talked about the repercussions of using your computer to try to avail of the Cash for Clunkers program. Apparently, when you want to trade in your clunker, a warning box pops up, which says:“This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, this computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the US government.”
It doesn’t end there.
Continued after the jump.
”Any and all use 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.”
If we understood that correctly, it means that when somebody tries to log-on to the CARS website and agrees to the privacy and security agreement, they’re basically giving ownership of their computer to the US government?
Feel free to watch the video and jump to 0:40. That’s where all the relevant stuff happens.
We’re not saying that the government is engaged in some questionable activity, but the message does make you wonder what in the world is going on.