Automatic License Plate Readers
California police are refusing to release documents about the surveillance technology it uses, despite a new law that requires their release.
A major audit found that California cops shared data on the movements of millions of drivers without having policies in place, disregarding state law.
Repo men are passively scanning and uploading the locations of every car they drive by into DRN, a surveillance database of 9 billion license plate scans accessible by private investigators.
The hacker known as "Boris Bullet-Dodger" has published what appears to be internal data belonging to Perceptics, which provides license plate reader technology for the Mexico border.
Law enforcement agents can make you swipe a finger to unlock your cell phone, but old-school passwords still offer some measure of privacy.