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Monitoring Matters

Discovered at DEFCON 27: automated license plate readers (ALPRs) being hoodwinked by clothing

August 14, 2019Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

It seems Joe Public is shouting “privacy here, privacy there, privacy everywhere,” as people are pushing back against certain technologies that could, or people believe could, misidentify them and track, monitor and record their actions, or be the catalyst to their personal information and identity being stolen. It's a double-edged sword really; people want to use the technology to ensure safety and security, but at the same time, they want no interference with their privacy. It's all...

ALPR, automated license plate reader, Data privacy, DEFCON, License Plate Readers, LPR, privacy


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Also Noted

Town puts LPRs in fake cacti

May 18, 2015SSN Staff

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz.—This town took a new approach to concealing cameras: putting license plate readers in fake cacti. The cameras were installed to spot stolen vehicles and vehicles involved in Amber Alerts, according to a Fox 10 Arizona report citing town manager Kevin Burke. “They're not meant to be secret, just aesthetically pleasing,” the report said. According to Burke in the report, the town is examining privacy concerns before the cameras' activations.

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General News

State legislatures and security technology

May 7, 2015Amy Canfield

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Legislation dealing with security technology, most notably body-cams for law enforcement and data centers' tax status, made an appearance at the state level this year, according to SIA.Other bills focused on mobile driver's licenses and the use of license plate readers, Elizabeth Hunger, SIA's manager of government relations, told Security Systems News.“It's exciting to see technology addressed,” she said, noting that proposed legislation on body-cams and data...

Body Cameras, elizabeth hunger, License Plate Readers, SIA


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