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10/04/2004 Archived Entry: "High Tech Privacy Invader"
"FUTURISTIC HI-TECH COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE -- AND RAID YOUR PRIVACY"
Debra here, filling in for Claire. From A.B. comes word of "...a shadowy government agency that doesn't respond to public inquiries about its activities is coordinating a plan to use monitoring devices to catalogue the movements of every American driver."
Those of us who've been following Claire's blog have already known about the black boxes being installed in cars without the owner's knowledge or consent. We also know about the Nu-Metric electronic monitoring devices embedded into roads which are designed to (among other things) read the signature of the transponder that has been mandated by the federal government to be placed on all cars starting in 2003.
So it really comes as no surprise that there is, apparently, a special bureau within the Department of Transportation whose sole purpose is keeping track of all this snoopy stuff.
Posted by Debra @ 10:39 AM CST