From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog: Big Brother knows what you drive

Sunday, April 10, 2005

Big Brother knows what you drive

Or it will if this bill gets passed (registration required, try Bugmenot if you don't want to mess with it):

With the help of a dime-size adhesive tag on a vehicle's windshield and cutting-edge technology that detractors equate with Big Brother, police soon could track Texas cars and trucks — if a legislator's bill makes it into law.

Though the bill hasn't made it out of the Texas House of Representatives' Transportation Committee, it already has generated outrage among technophiles and privacy advocates who believe the technology, once introduced, will creep into other law enforcement areas.
Jesus christ, don't these people realize that Orwell was writing fiction, not a how-to manual?

(via Amanda at Pandagon)