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YOUR THREE CENTS:Do you agree or disagree with the mass tracking of license plates?
First, there was outrage over the revelations that the U.S. government was tracking your cell phone calls.
Now growing outrage over a report by the ACLU, saying police agencies across the country are tracking your movements with your license plate.
The ACLU says automatic license plate readers are widespread, tracking your locations, and storing the information, in some cases, for years.
They can be mounted on patrol cars, or on stationary objects like bridges.
They take pictures of every passing car, recording their plate numbers, times and locations.
The captured plate data was first used just to check against lists of cars police wanted to locate in connection to crimes.
But now, the data is being fed into massive databases that contain the location information of many millions of innocent Americans.
The ACLU based its report on 26,000 pages of documents from police departments across the country through Freedom of Information requests.
Minnesota troopers keep their information for just 48 hours while states like New Jersey store it for five years.
A few towns keep the information indefinitely.
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