‘Terrifying’: Hack Shows Extent of Private Data US License-Plate Readers Collect | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


‘Terrifying’: Hack Shows Extent of Private Data US License-Plate Readers Collect

The companies that sell car license-plate readers used by US authorities to track drivers within its borders collect far more information than most would think possible ? and fail to adequately protect that personal data, as a recent hack shows.

These license-plate readers collect and store information including peoples' locations, zip codes and even MP3 files, presumably from individuals' computers. Invasive technologies and the "surveillance state" they reveal are a major privacy concern, technologist Chris Garaffa told Sputnik.

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