TripSense

Those insurance companies can be real tricky-like. Progressive auto-insurance is offering discounts to customers who will install TripSense, a matchbook-sized monitoring device which records their driving habits, into their vehicles. Though the company says the information will not be used to increase fees for fast or reckless drivers (yeah right), the info has still been collected, so it could be used in noncustomer-friendly ways. Like, say it being sold to various 3rd parties, or worse, a subpoena. We're thinking puny $25 discounts and future 15% rate drops are small pennies in order to maintain our truly bad, yet still anonymous, driving habits.