Police bust criminals by geotagging license plates

01/17/2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

Police and private security companies are scanning motorists' license plates and saving their geographic locations. Police departments say the growing database has helped them catch criminals, but civil liberties advocates say the scanners violate privacy. Law enforcement agents compare the practice to manually searching for license plates, though opponents note that the scanning process stores geographic data.

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