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Open Source License Plate Reader: Little Brother strikes back!

Accepted submission by Justin Case at 2015-12-05 22:21:40

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 "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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