Overhype

by Mike Masnick




Too Convenient? Project Manager Of New Anti-Theft Tech Has Car Stolen

from the yeah,-right dept

This one sounds way too convenient. Apparently the project manager on a new type of vehicle-anti-theft system had his car stolen (and recovered) just a couple weeks before the technology was to be launched. The "thief" was never caught and the car was found, "abandoned," a few miles from the owner's home. The timing, and the complete lack of details seem to work in favor of this being more of a publicity stunt than a real crime at work.

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    Rikko, 28 Nov 2005 @ 11:52am

    Good call

    Good call Mike, this one's a bunch of crap.

    It's even written in a pretty company-fellating way.. Blech.

    It's all meaningless anyways - your new anti theft system will work so long as the thieves haven't figured it out yet, and then you're back where you started.

    Anything that requires power can be exploited.

    The only effective (and cheap) way I see to deter auto crime is to behead car thieves on the side of the road and leave them there...

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    Jason, 28 Nov 2005 @ 12:15pm

    Yeah ... Right

    Who puts the effort into stealing an Audi just to leave it abandoned six miles from home. What a load of crap!

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    Anons Anonymous, 28 Nov 2005 @ 1:07pm

    WHAT?

    You mean you don't believe what these patriotic American corporations tell you? Can't you see all of the FLAGS they continually wave?

    Are you guys a bunch of commie pinkoes or what?

    It's starting to sound like terrorist talk around here to me.

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    Carsten, 28 Nov 2005 @ 2:54pm

    baloney...

    Yea, this is just too obvious... I guess every PR stunt is worth a try in some people's eyes.

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