29 Jan '15, 2pm

Big Brother is Watching Your Car—in Real Time: A nationwide system, long kept secret, tracks cars and sometime...

Big Brother is Watching Your Car—in Real Time: A nationwide system, long kept secret, tracks cars and sometime...

Government narcotics agents have secretly built a database of “hundreds of millions of records” on the movement of cars in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reports . The information, originally meant to help steer police toward suspects in drug-smuggling cases, is now used in kidnapping cases and other crimes. An important point of the program is to confiscate cars and other assets of people suspected of crimes. Such civil forfeiture, as it is called, is controversial in part because it has far fewer safeguards against abuse than punishments made in criminal cases. Whether the car-tracking intelligence program is supervised by the courts remains unclear, the Journal says. It had already been known that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) tracked the license plates of cars coming in from Mexico. The news is that the agency, together with state and local authorities,...

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