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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 07 2015, @03:06PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 07 2015, @03:06PM (#272912)
    Eventually there comes a tyrant so nasty that the Military will remember their oath.

    1) And how the fuck does people shooting presidents help? They still do shitty stuff and they already have term limits. If you think the real power would put up with stuff like "term limits" you're silly. The President is responsible for some stuff but much of the real power has moved elsewhere. Go look at who really is responsible for most of those laws and treaties.

    2) Term limits are undemocratic and so is assassination of leaders.

    3) The people in the USA don't seem to be so good at picking good leaders with their votes. Who really thinks they will do better picking good leaders with their guns?

    4) If you pick your leaders by "most firepower" instead of "most votes" it gets quite hard to change the leader later on- since he would have the "most firepower" and by then he would have eliminated most of the major challengers already. That's why most violent revolutions lead to Dictatorships.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 07 2015, @03:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 07 2015, @03:13PM (#272916)
    And is there even a good correlation between bad presidents and the ones that got shot?