Interesting. I haven't seen many ads while I surf but adblocker is always showing a multitude of ads being blocked - I just don't see what they are. If you want to hear something strange, a few years ago while I was driving, some guy cut me off so I yelled something - I can't remember what - probably something like, "you fucking cocksucker!" or some similarly enlightening phrase, and the ONSTAR came on asking me if I needed assistance. And I'm not even subscribed. This from an article on the subject:
According to spokesman Adam Denison, the company will keep this tracking active for the convenience of customers who wish to restore service. He also says the connection will remain open "unless the customer says otherwise".
The benefit is that if your car is stolen it can be turned on remotely and the police can track your car. The downfall is, it can be turned on remotely and the police can track your car. What if I go mental and decide to go on a cross country crime spree? You could hardly blaze a decent trail of villainy with this shit tracking you. Between this and cell phones and plate readers and facial recognition software, privacy as we knew it when we were kids is gone. Big brother is watching, and listening.