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  1. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

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    It appears that certain agencies collect information on self disclosed modifications.
     
  2. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    what are you talking about? are you saying police will ask your insurance company about the modifications you disclose?
     
  3. jellybeans

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    e p a and others searching back years of forum posts
     
  4. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    I always blank out plates on images I post but thanks for the warning.
     
  5. ugame

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    Really? They have budget to staff that kind of time intensive researching?

    Surely not unless they are either using some form of AI data mining OR they have reason to investigate an individual's activities for issues more serious than owning a modified car?
     
  6. jellybeans

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    AI might be possible but what about a smart official simply using his head, quick search, if you can be identified it is as simple as reading your posts. Modifying a car is basically illegal past very limited amounts. I was warned by a guy who had his own posts from this forum used against him. For the record big brother my cars are standard.
     
  7. rob260

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    That’s never been mentioned anywhere on the public side of the forum -might be best to take that with a rather large grain of salt....
     
  8. jellybeans

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    well he sounded pretty genuine and has given plenty of useful relevant information. Its not a mark against the forum just a fact that what you write online in your name can be used against you. We have sacked guys for their facebook posts.
     
  9. Madcow

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    I have always suspected this.
     
  10. Shane001

    Shane001 Well-Known Member

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    Nothing new in this, most of what you post online can be found. I wouldn't expect a govt dept would have the resources to go trawling through forums though lol. He must have really pissed someone off ;)
     
  11. Madcow

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    Its easy to gather the data. Its easy to read rego plates from pictures.

    i guess if your rego plate is spotted multiple times on forum like this its easy to flag. When you get pulled up there is a note on your rego. Then mr plod goes digging.
     
  12. ugame

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    This is my point.

    They really REALLY dont have the time/budget/resources to have people just forming digging everyone and the flagging rego's that they "find".

    However I strongly believe that yes OF COURSE, if they already have a case against someone, they'd THEN go looking for evidence.

    Goes without saying really.

    That said, I'm even paranoid about what I post on YouTube. Do I believe they have a dedicated plod looking through uploads of driving footage? Not really, despite news items wanting me to think they do.

    However do I suspect that if a clip went viral, even slightly, and they then came across it with ease, they'd prosecute if said clip showed excessive speeding or something? of course!
     
  13. jellybeans

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    Yes, i believe he had an issue and then searches were made. Very cheap but also not very reliable, just because someone says they have added Vtec to their GTR doesn't mean they have. I hadn't given the topic much thought i guess i just assumed they would look at the car and investigate the actual evidence if they believed it to be non compliant.
     
  14. ugame

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    As others have said in the thread, assume everything you write online will be used against you.

    Now add to that, everything you search for, click on, read, and potentially, everything you discuss near your phone/google home/alexa/smart TV with voice control/car voice control.

    I'm not even kidding.

    I was reading an article not long ago about how the data recorded by an Amazon Alexa was used in a court case to prosecute. (correction: the data helped him clear his name) The article was pointing out how using social media in a court case used to be "new" but now it's "normal" and the same will become of voice data.

    "Social media is a good example — it wasn't being used at all, and now it has become quite common, particularly in some areas of law, like personal injury or family law,"

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-...it-could-be-used-against-you-in-court/9510368

    This forum is the least of your worries ;)

    Welcome to 1984.....only much much worse.
     
  15. jellybeans

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    This really is much much worse than 1984, 1984 was f'''king awesome. Van Halen, 2 stroke motorcross and the girls oh man.
     
  16. ugame

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    lol not THAT 1984.

    THIS one ;)

    [​IMG]

    And no Big Brother is not a reality TV show either :D
     
  17. jellybeans

    jellybeans Active Member

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    Yeah I know but I just like talking about the eighties so I couldn’t resist
    Great book we read it in the ........ eighties.
    It’s considered to be ahead of its time but those themes are as old as man. It’s just the complexity and scale that is growing
     
  18. TWIN TERROR

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    Sorry but there is no such thing as a smart official. Lucky yes but smart no :p
     
  19. ugame

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    If you like the 80's you'd Love Hot Tub Time Machine!

    Awesome Movie imho :D
     

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