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If you haven’t caught the news it appears the Cash For Clunkers website has what must be the strangest or maybe scariest User Agreement statement I’ve ever seen on a site. Below is a screen capture as well as the text from the site:


This application provides access to the DOT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a Federal computer systems and is the property of the United States Government. It is for authorized use only. Users (Authorized or unauthorized) have no implicit expectation of privacy.

Any of all users of this system and all files on the system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected and discounted to authorized CARS, DOT, and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized offices of other agencies, both domestic and foreign. By using this system, the user consents to such interception, monitoring, recording, copying, auditing, inspection, and disclosure at the discretion CARS or the DOT personnel.

Unauthorized or improper use of this system may result in administrative disciplinary action and civil and criminals penalties.

Unauthorized attempts to defect or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation are prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-474) and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-294), (18 U.S.C. 1030), or other applicable criminal laws.

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