What Happens When Landlords Can Get Cheap Surveillance Software?
Jul 14, 2019 • 14:15
[A]s the technology has matured, it’s gotten in the hands of organizations that, five years ago, would never have been able to consider it. Small-town police departments can suddenly afford to conduct surveillance at a massive scale. Neighborhood homeowners associations and property managers are buying up cameras by the dozen. And in many jurisdictions, cheap automatic license plate reader (ALPR) cameras are creeping into neighborhoods – with almost nothing restricting how they’re used besides the surveiller’s own discretion….
A senior investigative researcher at the EFF points out that “Now a cop can look up your license plate and see where you’ve been for the past two years.”
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