by Joe Woverton II, The New American
Every day, the power of the police (and their federal financiers) to track the movements of every American expands.
The latest loss of liberty involves the ability of license plate tracking software to recognize the faces of individual travelers in target vehicles.
A company called ElsaAG North America (a division of Finmeccanica, an Italian defense, aerospace, and security conglomerate) has developed automatic license plate readers (ALPR) and is aggressively marketing its high-tech trackers to US law enforcement. Vigilant Solutions, another ALPR manufacturer, boasts of being a “trusted provider to tens of thousands of law enforcement professionals.” The Vigilant database reportedly “contains 2 billion entries,” with “70 million additional license plate photographs being added each month.”
© 2015 The New American