A huge amount of Boston’s traffic data dating back to 2012 was stored on an insecure website that didn’t even require a password once the user was guided to the server’s back door by a simple Google search. Boston!
The wealthy City of Paradise Valley, a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, began installing dozens of license plate readers in the past few weeks, and instead of slapping them onto poles where they could be easily seen, they’re hidden inside fake towering cacti. Seriously.
In the past few months Americans have become familiar with the myriad ways the government tracks our e-mails, phone calls and social media usage. According to a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union, you can almost certainly add your car's license plate to that list.