Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Gubmint Website takes over your Computer. Permanently.


Creepy-lish.

6 comments:

Rustmeister said...

That's crazy.

Kristopher said...

Bureaucratic federal boilerplate.

They want to make it difficult for anyone to sue under the various federal privacy acts that are out there.

I would not ever agree to such a thing on my own PC, of course ... if I had to click on such to keep my business, I would go buy a $50 used PC from Goodwill to load it on.

Anonymous said...

I can only say, take a good hard look at England. The people with generations of hard courage laid right down and let their government turn the place into 1985, what's next, "Anthema?"

Old NFO said...

That's a standard boiler plate...

Roscoe said...

If you want to be really paranoid, I guarantee Google knows more about your online activities than the Gubmint. Plus, they actively use the data to enhance their bottom line.

My guess is that a developer working on cars.gov got lazy and grabbed some boilerplate legalese without reading it over closely. I've seen a lot more of that kind of stupidity since software development shifted to countries where people speak Engrish and/or lunch is spiced with curry.

Anonymous said...

Who is John Galt?

bfvs