• @exanime
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    21 month ago

    Precisely because the government drags their feet with proper regulation is why we are here

    The corporations keep eroding your rights to own anything in the contracts they make you sign (to buy a car for example)

    They reserve the right to turn features off or hide them behind paywalls without your agreement … They reserve the right to spy on your with sensors you paid for and sell the data to whomever they want without compensation to you or liability over the consequences of that data being out there

    They reserve the right to terminate your warranty if you do anything to your car they do not approve of

    These measures literally dilute what “owning a car” means… This is what people refer to when they say ownership is coming to an end. It doesn’t mean you can’t have a car… It means the car is not quite yours and may be doing more work and money for someone else after you nicely paid for it

    • @CarbonatedPastaSauce@lemmy.world
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      11 month ago

      I get what you’re saying, and I’m as frustrated as any other privacy-aware person, but until they can prevent you from reselling your car to another person (where all of this stuff means diddly squat), there’s really nothing they can do. And I doubt that’s going to happen anytime soon.

      • @exanime
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        21 month ago

        Well, they are already mandating how you can use or modify your car… And Tesla did put financial penalties on reselling the cybertrucks so we are definitely not far from even your definition of ownership being hindered

          • @exanime
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            21 month ago

            Indeed my good man. And it’s not even like those cars are the best or only choice in the planet