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Ideas on Surrendering Privacy

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Steve Berman, Mar 31, 2024.

  1. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:45 PM
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    Steve Berman

    Steve Berman [OP] New Member

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    I'm brainstorming affordable ways to relinquish my personal privacy, current ideas are

    - Install signal boosters & larger antennas to the OEM celluar DCM.
    - Carry a backup fuse for the DCM in case it blows
    - Install toyota app on my primary personal phone, give it access to everything I can in settings.
    - Remove window tint
    - Enable wifi and bluetooth, airdrop to everyone on phone
    - Set phone name to Steve Berman
    - Set Vehicle bluetooth name to Steve Berman
    - Install decals on my vehicle with my name and address in large bold
    - Install decals that have the TPMS id's of my tires on both sides of my vehicle
    - Sign up for Sirius XM so that Sirius and Capital One can link my VIN and Radio Identifier to my Bank account
    - Get an auto insurance plan with a company that offers an installable tracking device
    - Have vinyl prints of my face installed to my roof, hood and doors to ensure ease in recognition across all traffic cameras
    - Opt in to everything toyota, email, mobile and post notifications.
    - Leave all my identification and payment methods in the cup holders when I have service performed at the dealership.
    - Have all my service done at the dealership, frequent oil changes and tire rotations.
    - Wear a shirt with my name, face and vehicle printed on the front and back.
    - Ensure my address is always up to date with the dealership

    Any good ones I am missing?

    Steve
     
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  2. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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    brodeyo

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    Also, add, continuing to login and post on this site.
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:46 PM
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    Bob

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  4. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:47 PM
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    brodeyo

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    Amazing post.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2024 at 3:55 PM
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    2018 Limited

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    You could begin to advocate for digital currency so that the government can freeze your bank accounts when they disagree with the choices, purchases, speech or any actions they disapprove of?
     
  6. Mar 31, 2024 at 4:03 PM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    Bro, if you're REALLY serious about this, install a dash cam in your vehicle (the kind that also has the third camera, for in cabin viewing) AND install cameras in your garage, then set the video's to auto-upload or live-stream for ANYONE.

    Then we can see how you really drive and what you really do in or to your 4Runner!

    Oh, and set "remember this device" to auto-login to all sites.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2024 at 4:23 PM
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    brodeyo

    brodeyo New Member

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    I would also suggest providing your PII on this Forum would help.
     
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  8. Mar 31, 2024 at 4:40 PM
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    Thatbassguy

    Thatbassguy New member? Really??

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    In before whatever dumpster fire is brewing.

    :popcorn:
     
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  9. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:02 PM
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    RumHamRunner73

    RumHamRunner73 Dead on with a zero

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    I thought there was gonna be some type of chip we had to have implanted after the shot.
     
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  10. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:06 PM
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    engineer90

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    Stick AirTags in all 4 wheel wells and one up your butt
     
  11. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:21 PM
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    Tooly

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    You forgot carrying or using a modern cell phone.
     
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  12. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:42 PM
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    brodeyo

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    Caught me off guard. Spit my drink out.... well done
     
  13. Mar 31, 2024 at 5:44 PM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....
    Just when I thought this thread couldn't get any worse... Well done! Proud' of you!

     
  14. Mar 31, 2024 at 7:58 PM
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    garoto

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    Do nothing. Worry not, Your privacy getting invaded couldn’t get any worse than it already is.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2024 at 8:12 PM
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    Photon_Chaser

    Photon_Chaser 42465 and counting…

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    • Set all of your devices passwords to SteveBerman
    • Add DL# window stickers to all of your vehicles
    • Set phone to share not just airdrop but your vcard, wallet and full contacts list (might as well include all of them)
    • Add a signal booster to your FOB
     
  16. Mar 31, 2024 at 8:19 PM
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    RumHamRunner73

    RumHamRunner73 Dead on with a zero

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    All of the above should have the guidelines covered.
     
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  17. Mar 31, 2024 at 8:52 PM
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    icebear

    icebear Recovering Kia Owner

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    Excellent thinking Citizen. Your local Democracy Officer will be pleased.
     
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  18. Mar 31, 2024 at 9:08 PM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    I disagree. Set all of your passwords to 1234 or no password at all and turn off all two-factor or multi-factor authentications.
     
  19. Apr 1, 2024 at 7:34 AM
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    Sin4R

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    How about you post here a sample of everything Toyota says they collect as part of Connected Services (https://www.toyota.com/privacyvts/images/doc/Toyota Privacy Notice.Connected Services.pdf)?

    Specifically: Account Information (your name, address, phone number, email address, language preference); Vehicle Information (vehicle’s make, model, year, body type, VIN); Location Data; Remote Data (status of powered doors, windows, hood, trunk, sunroof, hazard lights, odometer reading, oil life, fuel economy, trip distance, distance to empty); Driving Data (which includes the acceleration and speed at which your vehicle is driven, travel direction, and use of the steering and braking functionality in your vehicle); Interior Image Data (driver-facing camera(s), and sensors); Exterior Image Data (external camera(s) and sensors used to evaluate the vehicle’s surroundings); Facial Geometric Features; Vehicle Health Data; Multimedia Screen Data Voice Recordings; Voice Recognition Recordings?
     
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Post all of your gun and ammo purchases on Facebook.
    Put “Stop Voter Fraud” and “FJB” stickers on your truck.
    Claim a tax deduction for funding Ukraine and student loan forgiveness.

    Definitely agree with advocating for digital only currency.
     
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    1234 or balogna1
     
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    UncleShorty

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    Childish, but typical of the tin foil hat brigade...
     
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    The irony here is that those tin foil hat wearing seers were right.
     
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    broken-giver

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    Mods should close this thread. Such troll threads should never be allowed to take root.
     
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon Remember, bird watching goes both ways. Staff Member

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    *looks at calendar*

    *opens beer*

    :tinfoilhat:
     
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    :cool:
     
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    Tattoo SSN on forehead too.
     
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    So kind of like the movie "The Truman show"...lol.. maybe some subtle product placement in the car or around the garage for some extra coinage income...
     
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  29. Apr 1, 2024 at 3:06 PM
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    Borracho Loco

    Borracho Loco My 4Runner identifies as a Prius!

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    Oooh look, another mod.....

    I like to use the same line on others, that I use at work. I'm the local IT guy and do Network Security/Systems Administration. I tell them "Don't worry, we're not WATCHING YOU, we're WATCHING OUT for you."

    I think they like that saying even less. Ha.

    Remember the infamous words of Ronald Regan:


     
  30. Apr 1, 2024 at 3:34 PM
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    Redeem that prince money email.
     
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