From Slashdot earlier this week: “Massachusetts wants to establish a database with the information gathered by license plate scanners installed in police cars. The scanners will scan license plates of every car the police vehicle passes and transmit that information (along with the location) to a database that will be made available to various government agencies. The data wil be kept indefinitely.“
This is on top of the Obama administration pushing for warrantless cell phone tracking and placing GPS tracking devices on citizens’ cars. But the cacophony from the likes of the NY Times and others who decried the NSA’s terrorist wiretapping program (which Obama smartly continued) is at a low hum…one might even say cricket level. Chirp. Chirp.