The Washington Times followed up on a story we've been following about Progressive allowing drivers to install a device that keeps track of their driving habits to potentially lower insurance rates. Privacy advocates are going nuts about the technology. But many automakers have already installed their own black boxes. This article reveals recent Ford and GM models have black boxes designed to tell authorities what was going on with the vehicle before a crash to help investigations. Privacy folks say this is just the first step to having the government track our every move. Others say if you're not doing something wrong than it shouldn't matter. It's a huge debate but public roads are indeed public and it might be hard to debate safety versus privacy in the current state of the world.

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