Sunday, February 28, 2010

private license plate scanning

I had written in MBTRT how the City of Richardson scans license plates looking for warrants and other Bad things.

Here's a NYT article about folks that do it for private databases.

Makes me wonder if having a residence on a busy street might be a way to make $$$; build a little cam into your mailbox and sell plate images to the database dudesters. The idea makes me feel a bit wiggly inside, but if it's legal for companies to do it...

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