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The Next Step in Federal Surveillance

We have seen the continuing growth of warrantless surveillance systems in the United States, and the Federal Government is starting to role out the next phase -- the collection and analysis of vehicle traffic on highways. That means the identification of everyone traveling on highways.

Early versions of this sophisticated equipment, called Automatic Number Plate Recognition (or ANPR), is already in use in local jurisdictions for traffic control, mostly monitoring for traffic violations. More advanced systems are being developed for massive data collection.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_number_plate_recognition

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As with all the Federal Programs, they are rolling this out slowly, in isolated spots for now. This serves a dual purpose of public acclimation, with help from the friendly media, and for testing the equipment and data collection systems.

One of the first places to receive such Brotherly assistance from the Feds is the State of Utah. Every car traveling on I-15 in southwestern Utah would have its license plate scanned under a proposal by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). The DEA would send the data to Washington for storage and analysis.

The DEA uses the technology along the U.S. border in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Moving into the country's interior along known drug trafficking routes is the second phase of a three-phase project that would end with scanners being placed along the country's northern border.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865555999/DEA-wants-to-scan-license-plates-on-I-15-in-southern-Utah.html

http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty-criminal-law-reform/dea-recording-americans-movements-highways-creating



A less technical version of this has already been in effect for years in major cities, such as New York and London.

The Police State - Controlling Manhattan (part 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHs517a-Bvs



Now the full scale of the program is coming into view. For several years, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. military (undefined, though most likely NSA) have been giving grants to local and state law enforcement equipment for the warrantless surveillance of everyday traffic, as well as monitoring traffic offenders, on local and state roads, using onboard and stationary readers.

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dr20120411-dhs-cuts-grants-to-states-emphasizes-maintenance

http://privacysos.org/node/628



As mentioned in the Privacy SOS article, the local and state agencies are already collecting and analyzing the data, using the nationwide network of data and communication sharing built by the Federal Government specifically to collect, store, analyze, share data between all layers and agencies of local, state, and federal government. As more local and state agencies, as well as the Feds on major highways, collect this data, there will be terabytes, if not petabytes, of data to store and crunch for analysis when the entire grid is complete.

Which brings us back to Utah and that remote pilot project along I-15. Just up the road in Riverton is a much larger Federal construction project underway at Camp William, adjacent to I-15 -- the largest Data Storage Center ever to be constructed, to be run by the NSA, whose director vehemently denied any involvement in domestic spying on U.S. citizens to Congress recently.

http://www.rt.com/news/utah-data-center-spy-789/

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1



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Added: May-19-2012 Occurred On: May-19-2012
By: joe prole
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  • When the system is up nationwide, we will have achieved a total police state.

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  • The constitution countining to be turned into an artifact of history and no the living breathing document of rights and freedom that is a corner stone of this great nation

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  • Say good bye to freedom. We have created monsters hidden under the vial known as democracy. It is happening in Canada too. Seems like the only place to get privacy is get off the grid.

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  • Fuck the government, the best thing will be for it to go broke and collapse.

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  • this is common everywhere in the UK, you cant even go to the local shop fopr 4 pints of milk without getting your plate scanned

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  • shit now theyre trolling the highways

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  • I wonder if there is some kind of device that could "fool or trick" those scanners. What about those clear plastic plate covers? I don't think they can read through those. Hackers could also play an important role. Anybody with ideas?

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  • A string of high intensity IR LEDs around your license plate will disrupt your plates visibility to the camera.

    Infrared LEDs can only be seen by digital cameras, not the human eye, so if a picture/video is taken of your plate all that will be able to be seen is a blinding bright light.

    Although doing this is totally illegal, and you will more than likely go blind testing it.

    Test it yourself, grab your remote, point your camera phone at the front, hit a button, you will see a purple light, More..

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  • What's th eproblem, it's all 'bout dem terrorustses!!1!

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  • You could always just walk where you need to go. Saves you a lot of money, helps you lose weight, and makes you harder to track.

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  • None of the above. But a huge concern.

    A small, lightly funded government can't do things like this.

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  • No this ain't the real problem! The real problem is illegal immigrants! and blacks!

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