BetaBoston (the new Globe tech site) reports on growing national databases of license-plate scans that let repo men, banks and, well, any company with the money to spend track your whereabouts.
State Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown) has filed a bill that would outlaw the practice in Massachusetts. The industry warns this would make Massachusetts a lawless enclave roamed by the worst criminals from everywhere, because, of course, license-plate scanners are all that stand between us and the fall of civilization.
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