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Uncovering License Plate Scanners: The Next Big Thing in Government Tracking

Science & Tech  (tags: technology, ALPR, license plate scanners, police, abductions, data retentionMaryland )

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It is important to note that the most effective uses of ALPR technology (and the ones most frequently touted by law enforcement proponents of the technology) - finding missing children, recovering stolen vehicles, locating fleeing assailants - require...

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Betsy M (40)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:07 pm
Criminals, stalkers, and violent partners are going to love this technology.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:22 am
Noted, thanks.

Glenn B (196)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:41 am
Noted. Thank you.

Pogle S (88)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:44 am
Big brother is now breathing down your neck!

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:27 am
Like al things, there are pros and cons so it's difficult to decide if this is good or bad for us... Catching criminals, finding lost children... all good reasons, but the loss of privacy is also an issue. I think that if we are law abiding citizens we have nothing to worry about being part of a database.

P A (117)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:24 am
I agree with the ACLU arguments, and also, over here (but surely not in the US[!]) - we have had tremendous trouble with govt departments losing data, muddling things up, sending personal info on people to other ordinary people by mistake, and leaving info on trains, having laptops stolen and (in one glorious case) some ****** just mailed in the ordinary post, several CDs containing personal info on over half of the population, the numbskull never even sent it by courier - it never reached its destination....

This is a gift to criminals everywhere - be aware!

Phillipa W (199)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:44 am
too scary. Like many people, to help out with a crime that's serious, I have no problem with co-operating as information won't be stored. But this? Sorry, it just seems too much like they're monitoring people's movements etc.

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:58 am
Noted, thanks.

Alicia N (87)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 2:33 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:24 pm
Some of the things going on today are even beyond George Orwell's imagination.

Robert O (12)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:27 pm
Pretty scary to think about. Thanks Nancy.

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 5:36 pm
As with everything else, the ole' well it's for your own good. It will make you safer. Another way to give up more of your rights.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin

Gloria H (88)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:01 pm
Old license plates make nice roofs for bird houses.Anyone for a bit of fowl play?

Azmi Timur (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 11:43 pm
Tracking you from your cell phones GPS system is more scary than this.

Kathleen R (138)
Friday August 10, 2012, 1:52 pm

Judy C (97)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:15 pm
Wow. This is pretty treacherous! Thanks, Nancy.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 7:34 pm
We haven't had privacy for a mighty long time.

Yumana Yunes (197)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 11:59 am
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