by J. D. Heyes, Natural News:
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that appears to apply to a new program which plans to force drivers to begin using electronic updatable license plates so police will be able to tell whether the vehicle – or the driver associated with the vehicle – is wanted for any alleged criminal activity.
The problem with this crime-fighting solution, however, is that the program, if it is implemented, will mean that authorities will have yet one more tool to track your every move, once again in violation of the fast-diminishing Fourth Amendment.
According to tech website PopSci: A small company in South Carolina is attempting to introduce electronic license plates for the state’s cars and trucks. The plates are fairly simple: An electrophoretic display that can display certain bold words when necessary, like “STOLEN” or “UNINSURED.”
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