CruiserTwelve: So far the only use I've seen for license plate readers has been good.
Taxcheat: CruiserTwelve: Why would a cop need to establish a driving pattern to engage in bad behavior?How about we put every cop car's movements on a live Google map for everyone to watch? That way, you know, we can tell when an officer is goofing off.After all, there's no expectation of privacy in public, especially in a vehicle paid for and maintained at public expense.
CruiserTwelve: Why would a cop need to establish a driving pattern to engage in bad behavior?
CruiserTwelve: There are laws to prevent that from happening.
CruiserTwelve: something anyone standing on a street corner could do.
geekbikerskum: In before "But out in public, you have no right to privacy."That's as may be, but I think we as a society need to rethink what that means. It used to be that the primary risk from being "out in public" came from being unlucky and having someone see you emerging from a porno theater, or happening to observe your car parked outside your mistress's house, or something. Or you had to already be the target of a police investigation for some reason. If you weren't already under investigation or the victim of some bad luck, your movements were pretty well anonymous.The ability to amass large amounts of data on the movements of ordinary citizens and sift through that data is unprecedented, and drastically reduces if not eliminates the notion of anonymity in public spaces.
geekbikerskum: The ability to amass large amounts of data on the movements of ordinary citizens and sift through that data is unprecedented, and drastically reduces if not eliminates the notion of anonymity in public spaces.
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