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posted by martyb on Sunday December 06 2015, @07:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the goose-and-gander dept.

If you have an IP-enabled security camera, you can download some free, open-source software from GitHub and boom—you have a fully functional automated license plate reader, reports ArsTechnica .

Matt Hill, OpenALPR's founder, told Ars technica "I'm a big privacy advocate... now you've got LPR just in the hands of the government, which isn't a good thing."

Will "they" like it when "we" have a crowdsourced database of where and when congressmen, judges and cops go throughout their work day?

Does this level the playing field? Open yet another can of worms? Both?


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  • (Score: 3, Touché) by inertnet on Sunday December 06 2015, @09:48PM

    by inertnet (4071) Subscriber Badge on Sunday December 06 2015, @09:48PM (#272590) Journal

    I wonder how long your website will last if you start showing the whereabouts of government vehicles live on it.

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