The Economics of Surveillance – Digits – WSJ

The Wall Street Journal analyzed a variety of everyday situations and found more than 20 different ways that people’s information is regularly recorded. That number does not include special situations such as border crossings or surveillance that occurs only when someone is suspected of a crime.

A story in today’s Journal also looks at the spread of digital tracking through the lens of one technology – automatic license plate readers, which photograph license plates at blazing speed and record the number and location. These devices are just one example of how routine it has become for Americans’ normal behavior to be watched by both government and corporate entities.

via The Economics of Surveillance – Digits – WSJ.

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