Friday, April 29, 2011

TomTom Sold User Data To Police for Speed Traps

TomTom Navigator 6 on Treo 650 Dan cavanagh Basically, if you own a TomTom GPS and you got a ticket in a speed trap...it was your own data that busted you!

Here is a statement from TomTom's CEO claiming the company didn't know about this and that it won't happen again:
 


28 commentaires:

drombo said...

Scumbags they didn't know, just like xerox about these little spots on their print that allowed FBI to identify each machine.

philmin9 said...

hahahaha sucks to own a tomtom. Buy a map.

Anonimess said...

never needed a GPS nav, never going to. Can read maps so easily. Dont need stupid arrows on a little screen! Selling this info, sounds exactly like what a company would do.

LaserDollars said...

It just seems like every company these days will screw every consumer for some money...

Matt said...

I agree with Laser. Some of the things that these people do to screw people over is beyond reason.

MB said...

pretty unacceptable

Jay Reid said...

Bad times TomTom.

K said...

Ouch! Bad TomTom!

DudeItsKyle said...

Haha wow good thing I got a Garmin XD

Quetopia said...

Really? that is some bullshit. Getting rid of my Tom Tom.

daniel said...

That's some bullshit.

Ke3user said...

Wow. That's pretty... Well... Efficient. But still lame, considering I'm sure they didn't have the buyer's consent.

gman said...

glad i dont buy tomtoms

Toby Loll said...

God I have a TomTom

G33bus said...

What ridiculousness.

The Suit said...

And to think I was thinking about getting a TomTom...

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

what a douchebag i hope they go out of business

My Personal Projects said...

Aye... that's insulting to their customers. Bad thing is, it was probably people going somewhere for the first time (thus the GPS) and didn't know the speed limits on the roads.

Doro said...

First IPhone sends msg to Apple about your GPS position.
Now TomTom sends msg to police about speed.
What next? That sux ;/

fit4life said...

pretty much, all the information in the world today will really fuck you up hard.

3 Dimensional Robot said...

Now that's just dirty

Bobomiller said...

:( corporate whores

baka1236 said...

what a dick

Skeng said...

Can't trust anyone these days.

FunkyDuckman said...

That's kinda messed up. I use a TomTom GPS, guess I helped =p

RobinV said...

They only sold anonymous information, no ones gonna get busted.

Athanasian Echo said...

Shouldn't have agreed to the terms & conditions without reading it first haha.

A.Isperiax said...

It seems like more and more companies do things like this, and then people are actually surprised. The purpose of these companies isn't to help the consumer, it is to make money for the shareholders. After they sell data, old users have already paid for the product, and new users are immediately reassured by the timely press release.

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