Imagine that. You log onto CARS.gov (not recommended) to check out what’s up with this cash for clunkers program, click through the privacy notice without paying much attention to it then start snooping around the site like thousands of other people have done since word of this taxpayer money giveaway started.
Unfortunately clicking the “I agree” button on that privacy notice and then continuing on allows the federal government to access everything on your hard drive since it has now become “a federal computer system.”
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This application provides access to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer system and is the property of the U.S. Government.
Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT and law enforcement personnel as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.
Sneaky little devils over there in the Obama administration aren’t they?