The Truth About Cars » civil liberties http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » civil liberties http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Time To Be Vigilant About Vigilant Solutions’ Spying On Motorists? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-vigilant-vigilant-solutions-spying-motorists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-vigilant-vigilant-solutions-spying-motorists/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276593 You probably don’t know much about Vigilant Systems, but the company likely knows more about you than you know about them. That because Vigilant Systems is in the business of knowing. The company has so far collected about 2.8 billion license plate photos with its network of cameras, and every month it adds another 70-80 million photos, […]

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You probably don’t know much about Vigilant Systems, but the company likely knows more about you than you know about them. That because Vigilant Systems is in the business of knowing. The company has so far collected about 2.8 billion license plate photos with its network of cameras, and every month it adds another 70-80 million photos, […]

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Postal Inspectors Reported to be Collecting License Plate Info, Agents Deny Broad Surveillance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/postal-inspectors-reported-collecting-license-plate-info-agents-deny-broad-surveillance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/postal-inspectors-reported-collecting-license-plate-info-agents-deny-broad-surveillance/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:53:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1021593 The Truth About Cars has followed the use of license plate recognition and storage technology by local law enforcement agencies, a practice that has raised alarms from civil liberties activists because of constitutional concerns over broad surveillance and the ability to reconstruct one’s movements from license plate data. Now it appears that United States Postal Inspection […]

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The Truth About Cars has followed the use of license plate recognition and storage technology by local law enforcement agencies, a practice that has raised alarms from civil liberties activists because of constitutional concerns over broad surveillance and the ability to reconstruct one’s movements from license plate data. Now it appears that United States Postal Inspection […]

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New York Times: Police Use of Civil Forfeiture Targets Cars, Criminals Perhaps Less So http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/new-york-times-police-use-civil-forfeiture-targets-cars-criminals-perhaps-less/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/new-york-times-police-use-civil-forfeiture-targets-cars-criminals-perhaps-less/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:39:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=944385 Perhaps if it was published somewhere else it might have been dismissed as a libertarian rant, but an article in the New York Times about police abuse of civil forfeiture laws, where innocent property owners face the task of proving that their property hasn’t been used illegally (something that seems at odds with the American […]

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Perhaps if it was published somewhere else it might have been dismissed as a libertarian rant, but an article in the New York Times about police abuse of civil forfeiture laws, where innocent property owners face the task of proving that their property hasn’t been used illegally (something that seems at odds with the American […]

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Statewatch: EU Has Plans for Police to Remotely Stop Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/statewatch-eu-has-plans-for-police-to-remotely-stop-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/statewatch-eu-has-plans-for-police-to-remotely-stop-cars/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 11:30:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731122 A privacy advocacy group is reporting that European police forces are working on a remote stopping system to be fitted to cars at the factory that would allow authorities to deactivate any vehicle. Leaked documents reveal plans to implement the system by 2020. The idea is to eliminate the need for high speed chases or […]

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A privacy advocacy group is reporting that European police forces are working on a remote stopping system to be fitted to cars at the factory that would allow authorities to deactivate any vehicle. Leaked documents reveal plans to implement the system by 2020. The idea is to eliminate the need for high speed chases or […]

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ACLU Says License Plate Scanning Widespread, With Few Controls On Collected Data http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/aclu-says-license-plate-scanning-widespread-with-few-controls-on-collected-data/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/aclu-says-license-plate-scanning-widespread-with-few-controls-on-collected-data/#comments Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:49:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495816 TTAC has recently addressed the issue of police using scanning technology to read license plates and then store their street locations. When the story broke, it centered on a few counties in Northern California, but the American Civil Liberties Union has just released documents that show that the practice is widespread across the United States […]

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TTAC has recently addressed the issue of police using scanning technology to read license plates and then store their street locations. When the story broke, it centered on a few counties in Northern California, but the American Civil Liberties Union has just released documents that show that the practice is widespread across the United States […]

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Would License Plate Reader Jammers Work And Be Legal? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/would-license-plate-reader-jammers-work-and-be-legal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/would-license-plate-reader-jammers-work-and-be-legal/#comments Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493635 The news that the police departments in California routinely scan and record license plates to create a database that can be used to retroactively track any driver’s motions and activities broke at political and civil liberty websites and is now percolating through the autoblogosphere. Jack Baruth wrote about it here at TTAC yesterday. Jalopnik has […]

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The news that the police departments in California routinely scan and record license plates to create a database that can be used to retroactively track any driver’s motions and activities broke at political and civil liberty websites and is now percolating through the autoblogosphere. Jack Baruth wrote about it here at TTAC yesterday. Jalopnik has […]

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