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Travlin
By Travlin on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 - 3:02am

Are you being tracked when you drive? Many of us are

Police forces and private companies are scanning auto license plates and building huge databases of location information--whether or not the owners of the cars have done anything wrong.

For more than two years, the police in San Leandro, Calif., photographed Mike Katz-Lacabe's Toyota Tercel almost weekly. They have shots of it cruising along Estudillo Avenue near the library, parked at his friend's house and near a coffee shop he likes. In one case, they snapped a photo of him and his two daughters getting out of a car in his driveway.

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Civil liberties

The erosion of civil liberties in the United States has become increasingly clear since 2001.  This is evident over a broad spectrum of daily life, and is demonstrated by many examples that have been documented throughout this site.