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Author Topic: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.  (Read 161 times)

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Offline Sly Bob

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Is nothing sacred anymore? Your insurance company will do pretty well anything to find out how you drive. Be careful what apps you install on your mobile phone.

https://jalopnik.com/your-favorite-apps-know-how-you-drive-and-theyre-snitc-1851537854

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT7AZbR2Tck
« Last Edit: June 13, 2024, 08:21:06 PM by Sly Bob »
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Re: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2024, 07:51:50 PM »
With Gas Buddy at least, you have to opt in, and the opt-in page pretty much says your data is going to insurance companies.  It says words to the effect of" "do you want to save on insurance?". So, no, no thanks.
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Re: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2024, 08:18:14 PM »
I know some years ago I had an app on my phone from the insurance company. They said that it couldn't raise your rates but could possibly lower them. I tend to stop as soon as the light turns yellow and was penalized for that. Certainly won't allow an app like that on my phone again.
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Re: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2024, 11:43:25 PM »
That's why I use GJ's name and address when I sign up for that stuff.  He's in Cali so his insurance is already too much money for no good reason.
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Re: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2024, 05:26:13 PM »
I am surprised Google and Facebook have not been found to be doing the same thing
People don't seem to mind giving either them all their information for free.

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Re: Gas Buddy is likely spying on you and sending it to your insurance.
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2024, 08:56:26 PM »
I can't believe all the idiots posting about illegal things that they are doing on social media.
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First, yes I'm still alive! :D

Is nothing sacred anymore? Your insurance company will do pretty well anything to find out how you drive. Be careful what apps you install on your mobile phone.

https://jalopnik.com/your-favorite-apps-know-how-you-drive-and-theyre-snitc-1851537854

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT7AZbR2Tck

That's the reason why I don't own a smartphone!!

I've a Sony Ericson from 2002 and that's all I need. :lol:

I can't believe all the idiots posting about illegal things that they are doing on social media.

I'm not on any social media.
Oliver  :usa:

 

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