The Government is Spying on Us in Our Cars

For years, people with tinfoil hats have been saying the government is spying on us. Crazy, right? Actually, not so crazy — at least when it comes to our cars. And webcams. And cell phones. According to a Wall Street Journal report, “The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country.” RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit The program started out with the DEA scanning license plates. It was looking for ill-gotten gains and the like so it could seize assets. After all, the government makes lots of money off asset seizures. But then government officials decided to expand beyond the money grab. The article reports, “ … the use of the database had expanded to include hunting for vehicles linked to other possible crimes, including kidnapping, killings and rape suspects, the paper said, citing current and former officials and government documents.” RELATED: See Pictures of the Chevrolet Stingray Police Car OK, so what’s the big deal if government spying captures a few rapists and murderers? Well, there’s the whole unlawful search and seizure issue to consider. You’re not supposed to be targeted by the police just for driving down the street. The Journal quoted Senator Patrick Leahy, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as saying the use of license plate readers "raises significant privacy concerns." Yes it does. _____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide