License Plate Scanners

As Law Enforcement Pushes APLRs and Surveillance, People Push Back With advances in technology and under the guise of keeping everyone safe, comes an ever increasing infringement by the government on people’s privacy. You can see evidence of this in the increasing number of surveillance tools used by police agencies across the nation. Used to […]

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There is a very good chance that at least one photograph of your license plate exists in a database somewhere. Whether it was taken by your local police department or a growing number of private agencies, it’s estimated that every vehicle own in this country has been hit by an automatic license plate recognition scanner, […]

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They’ve been in use in Charlotte for quite some time, but now the Triangle region has their own Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) cameras. These devices are designed to help police spot stolen cars and stolen license plates, but they aren’t without controversy. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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In a first for the state, and possibly the first nationwide, a town has rejected state funding for police to purchase automatic license plate scanners (ALPR) due to privacy concerns. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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There was very good editorial in the Clarion Ledger on ALPR (Automated License Plate Reader) Systems, their advantages in law enforcement, and the significant pitfalls when it come to privacy and civil liberties concerns. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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Automatic license plate reader technology has been deployed in police cars across the nation for years now. And adoption rates are skyrocketing, as the systems get cheaper, and the benefits to public safety and efficient police work have become clear. Typically, the uses for these license plate scanners include locating stolen cars, amber alter searches, […]

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There is a good article in Time Magazine about automatic license plate scanners, and the questions it raises about privacy, a topic that we’ve been writing about here. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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Automatic license plate scanning systems are tracking your movements, and logging your location. And there is almost nothing you can do about it. While there are serious civil liberties issues raised by these systems, it appears that they are here to stay. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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