WOW, but i don't have anything that tracks me so will it effect me? :D
Hmmm....this is pretty idiotic. Having insurance companies use credit score data to calculate premiums is invasive enough, but this is a new low.
From now I'm, my facebook status will indicate that I'm at home...with two 300 lb bouncers who have a collection of sawed off shotguns...and pitbulls.
Lol good one gibbersome. I was actually talking to my insurance agent about prices today. I do my insurance through a co-op called Farm Bureau. I can guarantee you I pay at least $150 probably more, less than anyone on here. Geico and Progressive and others send me offers all the time they are almost always 3 times what I pay, which is 208 dollars every 6 months for 2 cars. The Pontiac is 106 the Honda is 102, where other companies send me offers of 300 a car as if it is a bargain. Either way insurance as well as banking and brokerages seem to be a huge rip off as well as one of the reasons our country is where it is financially today. I also use a local credit union who has had online banking for quite some time (at least 5 years), and I remember last year when banks started sending me these advertisements in the mail that they had online banking. I had already had it for quite some time for free.
/agrees with Gibbersome. This is just stupid and a great way for my insurance company to make me reconsider insurance companies.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
In a large over view this seems to just be companies trying to find another way to jack the consumer basically.
Sooner or later uncontrolled they will just nickle and dime us all to death. As it goes the only reason I support government health insurance initiatives is so these companies are controlled in a large way. Going back to the internet makes you smarter subject, why do people not use the tools at their hands (internet) more proactively. It all basically seems to be idiotic to me.I know users on here would, but the general public only uses the net for email, IM/Twitter, and now social sites. They ignore most of the other functions of it completely.
Insurance is about risk and the less private you are about your affairs, the bigger risk you are. Why shouldn't a riskier person pay more than me, a private person with less liability?
Ever heard of PleaseRobMe.com? http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10454981-36.html
This is just one more thing that makes me happy that I haven't jumped onto the social-networking-you-need-to-care-about-everytime-I-blink bandwagon. There will come a time when people realize there is too much transparency and too little privacy and the pendulum will swing back the other way.
"Everyone always wants new things. Everybody likes new inventions, new technology. People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me, the choice is easy." - Michael Scott (The Office)
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