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The Secret World Of License Plate Tracking (Yes, It's As Shady As You Think)

The Secret World Of License Plate Tracking (Yes, It's As Shady As You Think)

Few people like license plate readers, or LPRs. Despite the safety they promise, they're at best imperfect, and at worst, a grievous invasion of privacy. If you're one of those folks who's wary about LPRs, you might want to steer clear of an article recently published in Wired. It makes abundantly... read more

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You Are Being Watched: ACLU Shows Extent Of License Plate Tracking: Slideshow

Last fall, we told you about the widespread use of license plate readers -- cameras deployed by government agencies to scan and track plates as cars move across town and... read more July 18, 2013 by  3


 
LGBT equality license plate from Indiana, sponsored by the Indiana Youth Group

Indiana, South Carolina Offer License Plates For LGBT Equality: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below Specialty license plates can raise big bucks for schools and advocacy organizations, but they can also raise a good bit of controversy -- just think of the... read more March 19, 2012 by  6


 
California's New Whale Tail Plate. Image: California Coastal Commission

New CA License Plate Saves Whales, Angers Original Artist

Another week, another license plate controversy. California has offered drivers a whale-themed license plate since 1997, when a Wyland-designed plate went on sale. The... read more August 8, 2011 by 


 
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Marilyn Monroe, Volvo S40 And V50, 1939 Plexiglas Pontiac: Today's Car News

This Saturday Marilyn Monroe's car will roll across the auction block. This car graced the backsides of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Cary Grant, and Marilyn Monroe... read more June 16, 2011 by 


 
Texas already allows advertising on license plates. Image: MyPlates.com

This License Plate Brought To You By McDonald's

Times are tough all over, but in Illinois the state is considering selling ad space on license plates. That’s not to say that vegan residents from the Land of Lincoln... read more June 15, 2011 by  1


 
Georgia license plate

Should Deadbeat Parents Lose Their Car License Plates, Too?

Deadbeat parents can be jailed, have their wages garnered, can lose their business licenses and even their passports--but should they lose their car tags, too? In metro... read more May 26, 2011 by  1


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York State Backs Down, New License Plates May Be Free

Last week we wrote about New York State's plan to issue new license plates, ostensibly to replace old ones whose reflective material may have worn off. The new and clearly... read more November 19, 2009 by  2


 
New license plate design to be issued by New York State in 2010

New York's New License Plates Stir Resentment Over Fees

Obviously you have to replace license plates now and then. Among other reasons, the reflective material wears off. And besides, that way cops can tell if a car hasn't been... read more November 11, 2009 by  26


 
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